This topic may be familiar to you. The first “The Name Game” was posted by me on this blog on December 4, 2016. So, back by (my) popular demand is another edition. The instructions are the same, but the questions and answers are new.
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 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 and Jefferson Davis (see above).
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) He is a director of films (eg, A Beautiful Mind, The DaVinci Code) and played Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show. And: b) He has a radio show on Sirius and was a judge on “America’s Got Talent.”
2. a) She is an actress; won Best Actress Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook”; was in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. And: b) He was an English actor who won Best Actor Oscar for “Hamlet” in 1948.
3. a) He is the best player in the NBA and has won 3 championships for 2 teams. And: b) He was the 4th President of the United States and his wife’s name was Dolley.
- a) He is a director (won an Oscar for “Annie Hall”), writer, and actor; he is famous for living in and writing about NYC. And: b) He was an important member of the Beat Generation and wrote the poem, “Howl.”
- a) He won 9 Gold Medals in track at the Summer Olympics (1984-1988-1992-1996). And: b) He wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
- a) She is an Indy and NASCAR race car driver. And: b) He is an actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-men” movies.
- a) He is an actor who starred in “Pulp Fiction” and “The Hateful Eight.” And: b) He is a pop singer, is in the Rock and Roll and Song Writer’s Halls of Fame,and had an album/song entitled: “Running On Empty.”
- a) She wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And: b) He was an actor who starred in “The Dirty Dozen” and “Cat Ballou” (for which he won the Best Actor Oscar).
- a) He was a British officer famous for serving in Arabia in WWI. And: b) He was the finest outside linebacker ever to play in the NFL; he played for the N. Y. Giants.
- a) He had a children’s TV program broadcast from his “neighborhood”. And: b) He was a great second baseman in the 1920s, playing mostly for the Cardinals; he had the 2nd best lifetime batting average ever in MLB.
1 = Ron Howard and Howard Stern.
2 = Jennifer Lawrence and Laurence Olivier.
3 = LeBron James and James Madison.
4 = Woody Allen and Allen Ginsberg.
5 = Carl Lewis and Lewis Carroll.
6 = Danica Patrick and Patrick Stewart.
7 = Samuel L. Jackson and Jackson Browne.
8 = Harper Lee and Lee Marvin.
9 = T. H. Lawrence and Lawrence Taylor.
10 = (Fred) Rogers and Rogers Hornsby.