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Famous families: a quiz

Fame – and notoriety – often run in families. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of famous people who had equally well-known family members. Some of these families are from history, some from show business, and others were famed for achievements in other fields.

  • Etienne and Joseph were brothers who pioneered hot-air balloon flight in the 1780s. What was their surname?

    • Marchand
    • Delacroix
    • Montgolfier
    • Fontaine
  • Who were the brothers who starred in Duck Soup and A Day At The Races?

    • Marx
    • Spencer
    • Harvey
    • Nichols
  • Pope Alexander VI, who died in 1503, was a member of which notorious family?

    • Medici
    • Borgia
    • Gonzaga
    • Visconti
  • Fred Stolle and his son Sandon were renowned for playing which sport?

    • Cricket
    • Baseball
    • Tennis
    • Golf
  • Which Viennese family were famous for composing waltzes?

    • Strauss
    • Mozart
    • Weber
    • Mahler
  • Which TV series launched the career of David Cassidy?

    • The Peacock Family
    • The Pheasant Family
    • The Grouse Family
    • The Partridge Family
  • What is the family name of the current British Royal Family?

    • Westminster
    • Buckingham
    • Windsor
    • Eton
  • How many brothers did the Bronte sisters (Anne, Emily and Charlotte) have?

    • None
    • One
    • Two
    • Three
  • Which of these Barrymores is not part of the American acting family?

    • Drew
    • Ethel
    • Lionel
    • Michael
  • Juliet Capulet, but Romeo who?

    • Montague
    • Montacute
    • Pettigrew
    • Montagon

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