Talking Points Quiz - Father's Day Quiz (Questions)

This Sunday, June 21st, is Father’s Day. It’s a day when we honour and give thanks to our fathers and father figures, like our grandfathers or our fathers-in-law. To mark the event, we’ve written this quiz all about famous fathers, historical fathers, legendary fathers, and even fathers from the animal kingdom.

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. In the United Kingdom, it falls on the third Sunday of June. It is a relatively new tradition, and was first celebrated here sometime after World War II, when it was introduced from America. Because it is a new thing, many see Father’s Day as a gimmick concocted to make us part with our money. Not us - we are getting into the spirit of the event, and you can too by playing this quiz.

Have a go and see if you know your famous fathers. Can you celebrate Father’s Day by getting all ten questions right first time? Good luck!

1. Gomez was the father of which TV family? Pugsley and Wednesday were his children.
[ ] The Munsters
[ ] The Addams family
[ ] The Huxtables
[ ] The Sopranos
2. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were the second father and son pair to become presidents of the USA. Who were the first?
[ ] William Harrison and Benjamin Harrison
[ ] Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ ] Andrew Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson
[ ] John Adams and John Quincy Adams
3. Indiana Jones’ dad was played by Sean Connery in which 1989 film?
[ ] Raiders of the Lost Ark
[ ] The Temple of Doom
[ ] The Last Crusade
[ ] The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Which famous actor/musician had a hit in 1997 with the song “Just the Two of Us”, about his relationship with his son?
[ ] Will Smith
[ ] Michael Jackson
[ ] Snoop Dog
[ ] Tom Waites
5. Who is the famous father of actor Michael Douglas? He was an actor himself and played the title role in the epic “Spartacus”.
[ ] Kirk Douglas
[ ] Jack Douglas
[ ] Jerry Douglas
[ ] Kenneth Douglas
6. Pop star Miley Cyrus has a famous father. Billy Ray Cyrus was also a musician and he had a hit with a song about which kind of heart in 1992?
[ ] Broken Heart
[ ] Heart of Glass
[ ] Achy Breaky Heart
[ ] Beating Heart
7. Brandon Lee was an actor and martial artist who tragically died young. His father had the same occupation and also died before his time. What was his name?
[ ] Bernard Lee
[ ] Bruce Lee
[ ] Christopher Lee
[ ] Henry Lee
8. In the Bible, whose father was prepared to sacrifice him on an altar?
[ ] David
[ ] Abel
[ ] Joseph
[ ] Isaac
9. Donald Sutherland is a famous actor, as is his son Kiefer Sutherland. What nationality are this father and son?
[ ] British
[ ] American
[ ] Australian
[ ] Canadian
10. What type of animal species has fathers who give birth to their young?
[ ] Kangaroos
[ ] Seahorses
[ ] Toads
[ ] Spiders
Talking Points Quiz - Father's Day Quiz (Answers)
1. Gomez was the father of which TV family? Pugsley and Wednesday were his children.
[ ] The Munsters
[x] The Addams family
[ ] The Huxtables
[ ] The Sopranos
The Addams Family were originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Gomez was married to Morticia, and they lived with their children Wednesday and Pugsley, but also Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and their butler Lurch
2. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were the second father and son pair to become presidents of the USA. Who were the first?
[ ] William Harrison and Benjamin Harrison
[ ] Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ ] Andrew Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson
[x] John Adams and John Quincy Adams
John Adams was the second president of the United States and his son John Quincy Adams was the sixth.
William Harrison was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, and the Roosevelts were distant cousins
3. Indiana Jones’ dad was played by Sean Connery in which 1989 film?
[ ] Raiders of the Lost Ark
[ ] The Temple of Doom
[x] The Last Crusade
[ ] The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Henry Walton Jones, Sr, like his son, had an interest in history and archaeology. In the film he is obsessed with finding the legendary Holy Grail
4. Which famous actor/musician had a hit in 1997 with the song “Just the Two of Us”, about his relationship with his son?
[x] Will Smith
[ ] Michael Jackson
[ ] Snoop Dog
[ ] Tom Waites
The song is a cover of Bill Withers' love song but with the words changed to reflect the love between a father and son, rather than a couple
5. Who is the famous father of actor Michael Douglas? He was an actor himself and played the title role in the epic “Spartacus”.
[x] Kirk Douglas
[ ] Jack Douglas
[ ] Jerry Douglas
[ ] Kenneth Douglas
Over his career, Douglas received three Academy Award nominations, and an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. He died in February 2020 at the age of 103
6. Pop star Miley Cyrus has a famous father. Billy Ray Cyrus was also a musician and he had a hit with a song about which kind of heart in 1992?
[ ] Broken Heart
[ ] Heart of Glass
[x] Achy Breaky Heart
[ ] Beating Heart
Despite the song’s success, not everyone liked it. It came second in VH1 and Blender's list of the “50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever”
7. Brandon Lee was an actor and martial artist who tragically died young. His father had the same occupation and also died before his time. What was his name?
[ ] Bernard Lee
[x] Bruce Lee
[ ] Christopher Lee
[ ] Henry Lee
Brandon died when real bullets were accidentally used instead of blanks when he was shot whilst filming a scene for “The Crow”. His father passed away after suffering an allergic reaction to painkillers
8. In the Bible, whose father was prepared to sacrifice him on an altar?
[ ] David
[ ] Abel
[ ] Joseph
[x] Isaac
God told Isaac’s father, Abraham, to sacrifice his son. Of course, Abraham, being faithful to God, obeyed the voice
9. Donald Sutherland is a famous actor, as is his son Kiefer Sutherland. What nationality are this father and son?
[ ] British
[ ] American
[ ] Australian
[x] Canadian
Donald was born in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1935. Kiefer was born in London in 1966, so has dual British/Canadian citizenship
10. What type of animal species has fathers who give birth to their young?
[ ] Kangaroos
[x] Seahorses
[ ] Toads
[ ] Spiders
Female seahorses lay their eggs inside a pouch on the males. He then carries the eggs while they develop and then he gives birth. Now there’s a devoted father for you!