Can you name this man?
This game is quick, simple, and enjoyable. If given a few clues, can you guess the names of two famous people? Remember: the LAST name of one famous person will always be the FIRST name of the other famous person.
For example: a) Who was the 3rd President of the United States? And: b) Who was the President of the Confederacy during the American Civil war?
Answers: Thomas Jefferson (see the picture above) and Jefferson Davis.
This is a game, not a test for a grade or a contest to win money or prizes. Give these 10 pairs of questions a try. The answers will follow the 10 question combinations. I hope you have some fun.
- a) Who was baseball’s greatest player? He began his career as a very good pitcher, but became an every day player when people realized he hit home runs like no one ever had. And: b) She is a Justice on the United States Supreme Court.
2. a) He has been a popular singer for over 50 years. You “can call him, Al”, but that’s not his name. He began his career as part of a duo. And: b) He says “America’s Got Talent.” He judges it.
3. a) He is a fiction writer who tells us Winter is coming, but not who will be on the Throne when it arrives. And: b) He was a Civil Rights leader and martyr.
4. a) He was LBJ’s Vice-President, who lost a Presidential election to Richard Nixon. And: b) He was an actor who searched for “The Maltese Falcon”, and, later, found Lauren Bacall.
5. a) He was “The Greatest” Heavyweight boxing champion. And: b) She was the actress in the film: “Love Story.”
6. a) She was a Woman’s tennis Champion who fought for Women’s Rights, including equal pay with men for tournaments. And: b) He “ruled” England during America’s War for independence.
7. a) He was America’s first Ambassador to France, invented bifocals, and flew his own kite. And: b) He was America’s only President elected more than twice, and gave everyone a “New Deal.”
8. a) He is an American folk singer who told us in the 1960s, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” And: b) He was a poet who told us about “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and cautioned us “to not go gentle into that good night.”
9. a) He won Academy Awards for Special Effects in the films: “Terminator 2”, “Aliens,” and “Jurassic Park.” And: b) He was England’s leader during WWII.
10. a) He was boxing’s World Heavyweight Champion from 1937–1949. And: b) He was a Jazz trumpeter from New Orleans.
1) Babe Ruth and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
2) Paul Simon and Simon Cowell.
3) George R. R. Martin and Martin Luther King, Jr.
4) Hubert Humphrey and Humphrey Bogart.
5) Muhammed Ali and Ali McGraw.
6) Billie Jean King and King George III.
7) Benjamin Franklin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
8) Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas.
9) Stan Winston and Winston Churchill.
10) Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong.