Trivia for Seniors with Answers About Famous People of the Past

Free fun seniors trivia quiz with answers about people, famous people and infamous people.

 

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 children?"
A: Edward VIII.

In whose play did Dustin Hoffman appear on Broadway in 1984?
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 perform?
A: Chicago.

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 Dallas?
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 1969?
A: Henry Kissinger.

Who was mayor of New York from 1933 to 1945?
A: Fiorello La Guardia.

Who was elected senator for New York in 1964?
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 1985?
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?
A: Kosygin.

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 Medicine for research into what?
A: Genetics.

How was William Henry Pratt better known?
A: Boris Karloff.