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Famous Alexanders

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on notable men named Alexander, who excelled in different spheres of life.

Question 1:


Which of these characters created by French writer Alexandre Dumas is not correctly matched with the novel?
Gérard de Villefort - Twenty Years After
D'Artagnan - Twenty Years After
Milady de Winter - The Three Musketeers
La Mole - Queen Margot

Question 2:


Alexander Graham Bell, known as the inventor of the telephone, is also credited with the invention of this device, which was first used after the assassination of President James Garfield.
metal detector
phonograph
audiometer
air conditioning

Question 3:


Which statement is not true about political philosopher and economist Alexander Hamilton.
He served in the American Revolutionary War.
He was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln.
He died in a duel.
He was one of the Founding Fathers.

Question 4:


Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, known as "the hooligan of English fashion", succeeded John Galliano as head designer at this French fashion house.
Dolce & Gabbana
Christian Lacroix
Givenchy
Chanel

Question 5:


What famous Greek philosopher tutored Alexander the Great and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, philosophy and literature?
Epicurus
Aristotle
Plato
Socrates

Question 6:


Which of these characters portrayed by actor Alec Baldwin was not a real life person?
James Doolittle (Pearl Harbor)
Jack Ryan (The Hunt for Red October)
Jimmy Swaggart (Great Balls of Fire!)
Juan Trippe (The Aviator)

Question 7:


In 1986, Sir Alex Ferguson became manager of this English Premier League soccer club, nicknamed The Red Devils.
Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers
Aston Villa
Chelsea

Question 8:


What author is not correctly matched with the literary work he created?
Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin
Alan Alexander Milne - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Alexandre Dumas, père - The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock

Question 9:


For which of these achievements did Sir Alexander Flemming win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945?
developing a process which slows microbial growth in foods
the introduction of the smallpox vaccine
the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme
the discovery of penicillin

Question 10:


Baseball player Alexander Rodriguez, who became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, started his professional career with this team.
Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
New York Yankees

 


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