Welcome to the Friday Brainteaser from Credo Reference: First Names

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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.

Questions:
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”.

Answers:
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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