Défi Internet English Collège: Famous People

Défi Internet Collège: Famous People
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Question 1
Who won the 2001 Oscar for best director? For which film?
Question 2

I’m an architect, I studied at Oxford. I became professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, in 1657. I designed many churches and public buildings. Who am I ?

Question 3

I received a Nobel Prize for literature. I was born in Bombay where I was a journalist. Who am I? When did I received the Nobel Prize?

Question 4
I was born in 1643 (some sources say 1642), I was a physicist and mathematician. At the age of 12 I was sent to King’s School in Grantham and at the age of 19 I went to Trinity College, Cambridge. Who am I?
Question 5
She was born on September 15th 1890 in Devon, England. She married a Colonel in 1914. She was a British writer. Who was she?
Question 6
Who said “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”?
Question 7
Which slogan was used when Michael Marks opened his first stall in Leeds?
Question 8
In Scotland who was the first person to become “Lady of the Thistle”
Question 9
I was a famous film director. I was born in Texas and worked with Warner Brothers Company in the 20th century. Who am I?
Question 10
Listen to Adrien and answer François’s question.

Question 11
With my slogan «direct from the tea garden to the teapot», I built an empire with plantations, shops, etc. Who am I?
Question 12
I’ve got three sons and one daughter.
My salary is 270,870.00 Euros per year.
I was born in Scotland in 1953.
Who am I (Give my full real name)? What is my job?
Question 13
Listen to François and answer his question.
Question 14

In English history, who defeated Harold II at the Battle of Hastings?

Question 15
I’m English. I was born in 1958, I made my first animated film in my teens. In the last decade I’ve made animated films very popular. Who am I?
Question 16
Whose head is buried in the grounds of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge?
Clue: his body is buried on the site of the Tyburn Gallows in London.
Question 17

His invention of the telephone stemmed from his interest in hearing defects. His wife was profoundly deaf. On the day that he was buried in 1922 the entire telephone network in the USA was closed down for one minute in tribute. Who was he?

Question 18
Her career in politics got started when she rang doorbells in 1964. She went to Yale Law School where she met her future husband. Who is she?
Question 19
I’m an actor. I was born in 1930. My brother’s name is Neil. I joined the British Navy at the age of fifteen. Who am I? When was I knighted in the United Kingdom?
Question 20
Who said “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”?