Thursday, 27 September 2012

Quiz Time

In a day or two the USA will be celebrating LGBT History Month. I imagine a few cities will be celebrating with special events. When we celebrate such things in the UK we usually have a quiz night. So especially for my American friends I’ve produced this lgbt history quiz. Today I give the questions. Tomorrow I’ll give the answers. You won’t necessarily find all the answers in this blog.

You can use this set of questions for your own quiz night or just to test yourself.  Even a night in with a couple of mates and a few drinks might go well with a quiz. A quiz might go even better after a few drinks.

I’ve tried to vary the sort of question as much as possible, with multiple choice answers, true or false, general lgbt knowledge and current affairs.  Some questions are easier than others. I’ll leave it up to you to decide how to score the questions. So here goes ....

1)         At the London 2012 Olympic Games athlete Karen Hultzer came out. Which country did she represent?

2)         ... and in which sport did she compete?

3)         What is the name of Sir Elton John’s son?

4)         Which of the following has NOT won a medal at the Gay Games?
            a)         George Takei of “Star Trek”
            b)         James Hormel, US Ambassador to Luxembourg
            c)         Greg Louganis, Olympic diving champion

5)         True or false – Lord Byron had an affair with his half-sister and their daughter was called Elizabeth?

6)         The Stonewall Inn, the location of the riots in 1969 which led to an increase in gay rights activism, is in which city?

7)         In which year did the UK legalise Civil Partnerships between same sex couples?

8)         Alan Turing, the Father of Computer Science, was awarded the OBE by King George VI. What does OBE mean?
            a)         Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
            b)         Official of the Organisation of British Excellence.
            c)         Officer of the Order of British Excellence.

9)         Which gay actor won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a butler in the film “Arthur”?

10)       World AIDS Day is held in which month every year?

11)       Name any city that has hosted both the Olympic Games and the Gay Games.

12)       What do the letters DADT stand for?

13)       … and to which group of people did it apply?

14)       Name the colours of the Rainbow Pride flag, in the correct order, from bottom to top (you only have one go at this).

15)       The island of Lesbos gave its name to the word lesbian. To which present day country does the island belong?
            a)         Turkey
            b)         Cyprus
            c)         Greece

16)       True or false – the UK celebrates LGBT History Month in November.

17)       The pink triangle was used by the Nazis to indicate a gay man in the concentration camps. What colour triangle was used to indicate lesbians (as members of an anti-social group of women)?

18)       The gay costume designer Adrian designed which famous items worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”?

19)       Which city hosted the world’s biggest Pride celebration?
            a)         San Francisco, USA,
            b)         Tokyo, Japan,
            c)         Sao Paulo, Brazil.

20)       Who directed “Brokeback Mountain”, the film about gay cowboys/shepherds?

21)       True or false – the term “lesbian”, as used to describe same-sex relationships, dates from 914 AD(CE)?

22)       What are k d lang’s first names?

23)       What was the name of Oscar Wilde’s young aristocratic friend who caused him problems with the law?

24)       Francis Bacon is the name of 2 famous gay men. What did each of them do?

25)       In which film did Kenneth Williams utter the immortal lines “Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!”?

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