Trivia Questions for People

Who founded the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain?

Answer: Truett Cathy

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Source: Chick-fil-A

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Who wrote The Color Purple?

Answer: Alice Walker

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Source: http://deepsouthmag.com/2013/02/alice-walker-through-the-years/

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Who won the Heisman Trophy in 1982?

Answer: Herschel Walker

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Source: Heisman Trophy Trust

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Who played a major role in the Star Trek television and movie series?

Answer: DeForest Kelley

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Source: http://www.philipbrad27.talktalk.net/stocrew.html#McCoy

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Who led the Civil Rights movement and won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Answer: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Source: Library of Congress

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Who was known as the "Godfather of Soul?"

Answer: James Brown

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Source: ChristianBier

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Who wrote Gone with the Wind?

Answer: Margaret Mitchell

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Source: Library of Congress

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Who was part of a world famous comic duo from the 1920s-1950s?

Answer: Oliver Hardy

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Source: http://www.nndb.com/people/055/000031959/

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Who was the first woman to break the sound barrier?

Answer: Jackie Cochran

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Source: U.S. Air Force

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Who broke the color barrier in major league baseball?

Answer: Jackie Robinson

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Source: Associated Press

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Who founded the Girl Scouts of America?

Answer: Juliette Gordon Low

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Source: http://www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/

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Who was the first black graduate of the U.S. Military Academy?

Answer: Henry O. Flipper

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Source: United States Military Academy

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Who wrote the Uncle Remus stories?

Answer: Joel Chandler Harris

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Source: Project Gutenberg Archives

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Who delivered a famous "New South" speech in 1886?

Answer: Henry Grady

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Source: http://cottonstatesandinternationalexpositionof1895.wordpress.com/

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Who pioneered the use of ether as an anesthetic?

Answer: Dr. Crawford Long

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Source: Crawford Long Museum

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Who invented the cotton gin?

Answer: Eli Whitney

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Source: Library of Congress

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Who signed the Declaration of Independence, only to die from a duel shortly afterwards?

Answer: Button Gwinnett

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Source: Portrait by Nathaniel Hone

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Who befriended the early colonists (Native American)?

Answer: Tomochichi

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Source: Engraving by John Faber

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Who founded the colony of Georgia?

Answer: James Oglethorpe

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Source: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/James_Edward_Oglethorpe.aspx

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