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Trivia Quiz - Apples and the famous people associated with them

Apples have made their way to all continents except Antarctica and have influenced the world's culture and history e.g. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" and "As American as applie pie". Test your knowledge of this ubiquitous fruit.

Quiz Number: 5854
Date Submitted: April 13, 2021
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 50 percent
Times Taken: 6 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. Who was the skilled marksman who was ordered to shoot an apple from his son's head?
  A.   Robin Hood
  B.   King David
  C.   Hercules
  D.   William Tell

2. Who was the speedy huntress of Greek mythology who was beaten in a race where golden apples were thrown by Hippomenes to slow her down.
  A.   Athena
  B.   Atalanta
  C.   Artemis
  D.   Aphaea

3. Which fairy tale figure was the victim of a poisoned apple?
  A.   Cinderella
  B.   Sleeping Beauty
  C.   Snow White
  D.   Rapunzel

4. Johnny Appleseed is a real historical character who spread apples throughout many parts of the US. What was his proper last name?
  A.   Adams
  B.   Bennett
  C.   Chapman
  D.   Dawson

5. Maria Anne Smith, also known as Granny Smith, gave the world the Granny Smith apple. From what country did Granny Smith hail?
  A.   Austraila
  B.   New Zealand
  C.   Canada
  D.   South America

6. Which Englishman earned the favor of Henry VIII by bringing the pippin apple to England.
  A.   John Mills
  B.   Michael York
  C.   Richard Harris
  D.   Michael Caine

7. Who owned the Garden of Hesperides where golden apples grew?
  A.   Hera
  B.   Hebe
  C.   Hephaestus
  D.   Hestia

8. Which famous scientist was said to have been inspired by a falling apple?
  A.   Humphry Davy
  B.   Michael Faraday
  C.   Albert Einstein
  D.   Isaac Newton

9. Which other famous scientist was also a fan of the apple?
  A.   Euclid
  B.   Alan Turing
  C.   Tycho Brahe
  D.   Edward Jenner

10. Which of the following computer buffs gave Apple Computers its name?
  A.   Steve Wozniak
  B.   Bill Gates
  C.   Ronald Wayne
  D.   Steve Jobs®   

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