Thursday 3 December 2020

Inspiring People Who Overcame their Disabilities Quiz 2

Inspiring People Who Overcame their Disabilities Quiz 2

The International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3) aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. Here is a quiz on Famous and inspiring personalities - disability didn’t stop them from making their mark on the world.

1. When this Hollywood actor was discovered to be dyslexic at the age of 7, his mother encouraged him to take art and drama classes. He eventually mastered reading out loud in drama school, and even turned his dyslexia to his advantage. Best known for his role as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Johny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Jack Davenport
Mackenzie Crook

2. Caryn Elaine Johnson didn't find out until she was an adult that her difficulties with reading and writing were attributed to dyslexia. By what name we know this famous American actor, comedian, author, and television personality?
Halle Berry
Meryl Streep
Jodie Foster
Whoopi Goldberg

3. He wasn't good at school or at sports, and was an awkward kid, making him an easy target for bullying. He was diagnosed with dyslexia later only, after he became a successful Hollywood director, who won Oscar Academy Award . Who is he?
Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
Clint Eastwood
Ang Lee

4. He is a Canadian actor who made a comeback recently through John Wick series. He was born to a British mother and Hawaiian father in Lebanon. His unusual first name is Hawaiian for "cool breeze over the mountains". He struggled with school due to his dyslexia and was even expelled.
Christopher Reeve
Ryan Reynolds
Keanu Reeves
Jim Carrey

5. The genius story teller, known for his fairy tales, is believed to have suffered from dyslexia as a child.
Charles Perrault
Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Hans Christian Anderson

6. One of the most brilliant scientists the world has ever seen, he was diagnosed with a rare neuron disease at the age of 21. Doctors declared that he would live only for three years at the most. Who is he?
Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Richard Feynman
Neils Bohr

7. A prolific author, she stood up for the rights of women and disabled people. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Do you know who she is?
Alice Walker
Oliver Sacks
Helen Keller
Sue Townsend

8. When eight, she sustained an injury to her right eye causing her to become permanently blind in that eye. Can you identify this famous writer of "The Color Purple", for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
Elizabeth Strout
Carol Shields
Jane Smiley
Alice Walker

9. Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, he is well known for the system of reading and writing he developed for use by the blind or visually impaired.
James Gale
Louis Braille
Sam Genensky
William Moon

10. His legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. He became the first amputee to compete in an Olympic track event at 2012 London Olympics. He also was the first Paralympian to win a medal in open competition. Who is he?
Oscar Pistorius
Ellie Simmonds
Richard Whitehead
David Roberts

11. One of the the most notable music directors of India, he was born visually impaired. A recipient of Padma Shri, he has composed mucis for Ramanand Sagar's epic TV show Ramayan.
Salil Chowdhury
Ismail Darbar
Ravindra Jain
Anil Biswas

12. The World's First Female Amputee to scale Mount Everest is an Indian who got her left amputated below the knee in an accident. A recipient of Padma Shri in 2015, she has become the first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica in 2019. Who is she?
Premlata Agrawal
Arunima Sinha
Chhanda Gayen
Malavath Purna

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