Trivia for Seniors with Answers About Famous People of the Past
Which architect coined the term 'international style'?
A: Philip Cortelyou Johnson.
Which monarch said, "The thing that
impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their
A: Edward VIII.
In whose play did Dustin Hoffman appear on
A: Arthur Miller.
What was the real name of the
Pope who succeeded John Paul I?
A: Karol Wojtyla.
In which city did the composer of The Entertainer chiefly
How was actor William Beedle better known?
A: William Holden.
Which character name was shared by Gene Kelly in Singin' In The
Rain and Ian McShane in
A: Don Lockwood.
What was Jack Kerouac's follow-up to The Town And The City?
A: On The Road.
In which town was Charles Hardin Holley born?
A: Lubbock, Texas (Buddy Holly).
Who joined the American
Ballet Theater in
1974 after appearing
with the New York City Ballet?
A: Gelsey Kirkland.
Who became Nixon's national security adviser in
A: Henry Kissinger.
Who was mayor of New York from
A: Fiorello La Guardia.
Who was elected senator for New York in
A: Bobby Kennedy.
For how long were
Prince Charles and
Princess Diana divorced
before she died?
A: One Year.
Which Olympic athlete was born on the same day as Princess Diana?
A: Carl Lewis.
What relation was China's Jiang Zemin to LI Xiannian?
A: Son in Law.
Who did the first black heavyweight champion boxer lose his world
heavyweight title to?
A: Jess Willard.
Who did Gary Kasparov take the world title from in
A: Anatoly Karpov.
Who set up the Securities and exchange Commission for President
Franklin D Roosevelt?
A: Joseph Kennedy.
Who did Colonel Gaddafi succeed in 1969?
A: King Idris.
Who became leader of the Khmer Rouge in 1985?
A: Khieu Samphan.
Who succeeded Khrushchev as Soviet premier?
In which movie did Alan Ladd have his first lead role?
A: This Gun For Hire.
Har Gobind Khorana won the 1968 Nobel Prize for
research into what?
How was William Henry Pratt better known?
A: Boris Karloff.