Free Quiz Questions about Famous People who were first to go somewhere or first to do something.

  1. Michael Foale was Britain’s first man in space. What was his first demand when he got back to Earth: a slice of pizza, a cigarette or half an hour with his wife?


  2. How old was the world’s oldest astronaut when he went on his mission?

    77 years old (John Glenn of the USA)

  3. Who became the first man in space in 1961?

    Yuri Gagarin

  4. In the 1st January 2000, was marin explorer Jacques Cousteau dead or alive?

    Dead (died 1997, age 67)

  5. What nationality was Christopher Columbus: Italian, Spanish or Portuguese?


  6. Was the first woman to climb Mount Everest a Japanese, British or Australian national?


  7. On the 1st Januray 2000, was Neil Armstong, the first guy to walk on the moon, dead or alive?

    Alive (still alive March 09)

  8. What was Sir Walter Raleigh’s last request before being executed in 1618: a pipe of tobacco, a glass of brandy or a prostitute?


  9. Who was the first person in Britain to own a video recorder: Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, or Sting?

    Ringo Starr

  10. Who was/is going to be the first talking waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s? Jonathon Ross, Graham Norton or Samuel L Jackson?

    Graham Norton

  11. In 2005, who became the first life-size look-alike in Madame Tussauds to be made entirely from chocolate: Elton John, George Michael or Freddy Mercury?

    Elton John

  12. How did Leonardo da Vinci disguise his handwriting so that people wouldn’t steal his inventions: did he write in mirror writing, did he write in invisible ink or did he write in Greek?

    Mirror handwriting

  13. What did 19th century nurse Florence Nightingale always carry In her pocket? A pet owl, a fossilised dinosaur shit, or a gun?

    Pet owl

  14. How many children does Stephen Hawking have? None or three?

    3 children

  15. Was the famous English scientist Sir Isaac Newton a Christian, a Jew or an Atheist?


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