A Celebrity Quiz


Read the following vignettes and match each to the personalities listed below:

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. Winston Churchill
  3. Daniel Radcliffe
  4. Lois Curtis
  5. Agatha Christie
  6. Marlee Matlin
  7. George Patton
  8. John Nash
  9. Walt Disney
  10. Magic Johnson
  11. Harriet Tubman
  12. Woodrow Wilson
  13. Frida Kahlo
  1. As a lad of nine, he did not know the letters of the alphabet. He finally learned to read at age 11. He was thought to be dull and backward. He entered Davidson College, but withdrew because of illness. Later, he went to Princeton, but his grades were mediocre. Yet he eventually became president.
  2. Famous for his athletic skill on the basketball court, this athlete has a reading disability.
  3. African American woman with mental health and intellectual disabilities. She, and another woman, were responsible for The Olmstead Act (1999) which states that; unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  4. He has lived with a mild case of dyspraxia which is a common neurological disorder that affects motor skill development.
  5. He could not read at 12 and had trouble reading his whole life. However, he could memorize entire lectures – which was how he got through school. He was a famous general during World War II.
  6. He had no success in school, but he became a well known producer and cartoonist.
  7. He had a lot of difficulty in school. He became an English Prime Minister.
  8. Acquired a traumatic brain injury as a teenager and as a result developed epileptic seizures and hypersomnia. Abolitionist who risked her life to free slaves through the underground railroad.
  9. A Mexican woman who had multiple disabilities including polio as a child and spinal and pelvis damage from a car accident, became a world-renowned self-portrait painter.
  10. He could not talk until he was 4: He did not read until he was 9. Teachers called him mentally slow, unsociable and a dreamer. He passed his college entrance exams after an extra year of preparation. He lost three teaching positions. He developed the theory of relativity.
  11. An American mathematician with acute paranoid schizophrenia. Developed a successful academic career and earned the Nobel Prize in Economics.
  12. Became first Deaf woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress.
  13. She had a learning disability that made it difficult for her to write fluently. She was a prolific and famous writer of mystery stories and novels. She dictated all her work to a secretary-transcriptionist.


1-L,  2-J,  3-D,  4-C,  5-G,  6-I,  7-B,  8-K,  9-M,  10-A,  11-H,  12-F,  13-E