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How soon can you identify the person, place or object from the clues given?

Quiz Questions II - Who am I?

  1. FIVE POINTS:
    I'm extremely confident; no matter how little skill or knowledge I have about something I try to do, I have no doubt that I will be successful. Sadly, I'm often very unsuccessful!
  2. FOUR POINTS:
    I was born in the 1950s and raised on a farm. My mother, Mona, was a radical who went into hiding in 1969 following a run-in with the law.
  3. THREE POINTS:
    In 2000, my family and I were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.




  4. TWO POINTS:
    I made my debut with the rest of my family in The Tracey Ullman Show.
  5. ONE POINT:
    I fell in love with Marge Bouvier in 1974 who I first met at summer camp.
  6. EXTRA CLUES:
    *I have a half-brother named Herbert Powell.
    *My favourite places to hang out are the Kwik-E-Mart, Krusty Burger and Moe’s.
    *My favourite things to eat are hamburgers, hot-dogs, and of course, doughnuts.
    *My favourite drink is Duff Beer.
    *My earmuffs size is XL.
    *My signature catchphrase, is the annoyed grunt 'D'oh!'
    *My parents are named Abraham and Mona.
    *I'm crude, bald, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, lazy, a heavy drinker, and ignorant; however, I am essentially a decent man and fiercely devoted to my family.
    *I am voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
    *I'm very envious of my neighbour, Ned.
    *I only have four fingers.
    *I'm a safety Inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and a former Nuclear Technician.
    *I was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening

Answer:
Homer Simpson




Quiz Questions I - Who am I?

  1. FIVE POINTS:
    The earliest recorded use of the word 'baseball' was in one of my most famous novels.
  2. FOUR POINTS:
    I was also the first writer to use the phrase 'dinner party'.
  3. THREE POINTS:
    There are 14 kisses in my novels. … four are between women, four are men kissing women’s hands, two are women kissing children, three involve lip contact between men and women, and one is a man kissing a severed lock of hair.
  4. TWO POINTS:
    The cottage in Chawton, Hampshire, where I lived during the last eight years of my life is now a museum to my works and life.
  5. ONE POINT:
    One of my most well known novels is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne.


  6. EXTRA CLUES:
    *I had six brothers and a sister. Both my sister Cassandra and I died unmarried.
    *I was born in 1775 and died of at the age of 41 with an illness that was never diagnosed in my lifetime.
    *One of my novels, first published in 1813, is a novel of manners. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England.
    *In 1802, I accepted a marriage proposal from Harris Bigg-Wither. After a restless night thinking about it, however, I changed my mind and turned him down.
    *I wrote the classic novels Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Answer:
Jane Austin
(Footnote: The earliest recorded use of the word 'baseball' in an English novel is in Northanger Abbey written in 1798-1799. *Jane Austen was also the first writer to use the phrase 'dinner party' (Mansfield Park, Chapter 41).)






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