Welcome to the Friday Brainteaser from Credo Reference: First Names


This brainteaser involves thinking of people’s first names. We give you their surnames and a brief biography – all you have to do is supply their first names.

1. Surname: Ritchie, British film director who married pop singer Madonna in 2000.

2. Surname: Ferry, lead singer and principal songwriter of Roxy Music.

3. Surname: Roberts, US film actress who rose to stardom in “Pretty Woman”.

4. Surname: Dahl, British author who wrote several anarchic children’s books, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

5. Surname: Pasteur, French chemist and biologist who invented pasteurization.

6. Surname: Groening, the creator of “The Simpsons” cartoon series.

7. Surname: Prost, French motor racing driver who became the first Frenchman to win the Formula 1 world drivers’ championship.

8. Surname: Putin, Russian statesman, president from 2000.

9. Surname: Robbins, US ballet dancer and choreographer, who choreographed the dances for such musicals as “The King and I” and “West Side Story”.

10. Surname: Dafoe, American film actor who played the Oscar-nominated role of Sergeant Elias in “Platoon” and the controversial title role in “The Last Temptation of Christ”.

Find out the answers here, or copy and paste this link into your browser address bar: http://corp.credoreference.com/quiz


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