7 questions on famous meetings

Famous meetings

It's the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone. Along with Henry Morton Stanley, he was the protagonist at one of the most famous meetings. How much do you know about other celebrated encounters?

David Livingstone attacked by a lion

1.) Multiple Choice Question

They were known as the "Big Three". But where did Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt first meet?

Big Three
  1. Tehran
  2. Yalta
  3. Potsdam

2.) Multiple Choice Question

One of the most famous meetings in ancient history was between Alexander the Great and the philosopher Diogenes in Corinth. Alexander offered to grant one wish. What did Diogenes demand?

Statue of Alexander
  1. Invade Persia
  2. Never come here again
  3. Get out of my light

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"He looked at me the way a man looks on a woman." Of whom did Marilyn Monroe say this after their first meeting?

Marilyn Monroe
  1. Nikita Khrushchev
  2. John F Kennedy
  3. Arthur Miller

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Briton Robert Graham Fagg and Frenchman Phillippe Cozette shook hands at which significant meeting?

  1. Eiffel Tower completion
  2. Channel Tunnel breakthrough
  3. WWI armistice

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which two politicians had a famous meeting at 127 Upper Street, north London?

  1. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
    Brown and Blair
  2. Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson
    Livingstone and Johnson
  3. Margaret Thatcher and Ted Heath
    Thatcher and Heath

6.) Multiple Choice Question

On 4 December 1956 an impromptu jam session - dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet - happened in Memphis with Elvis Presley and three other stars. Which of these wasn't there?

Elvis Presley
  1. Buddy Holly
  2. Carl Perkins
  3. Johnny Cash
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who met the Spice Girls and promptly declared: "These are my heroes."

Spice Girls
  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. The Dalai Lama
  3. Bill Clinton


Prince Charles was also in attendance when the Spice Girls met the then President of South Africa at his official residence in Pretoria in 1997. (It was at an earlier encounter that Geri Halliwell famously pinched the royal bottom.)

Spice Girls with Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles


  1. It was at Tehran in 1943. They met again at Yalta but by Potsdam, Roosevelt had died and been replaced by Harry Truman.
  2. Diogenes, who lived in a barrel, on a diet of onions, demanded that Alexander stopped blocking his light.
  3. It was the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at a banquet of Hollywood stars held in his honour during his 1959 visit to the US.
  4. It was at the Channel Tunnel breakthrough ceremony in December 1990.
  5. It was Blair and Brown's famous Granita restaurant meeting. The pair supposedly made an agreement over their ambitions to be prime minister. The site later became a Mexican restaurant called Desperados.
  6. It was Buddy Holly. The other three took part in the sessions, playing many country and gospel numbers.
  7. It was Nelson Mandela. He apparently suggested it was a moment he would always remember.

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