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Who Made History Quiz?

Here at Evolve, we work with a number of speakers who have broken records and made history throughout their careers.

Benny Lawrence
11 Aug 2023
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Here at Evolve, we work with a number of speakers who have broken records and made history throughout their careers. In light of this, we’ve put a quiz together to test your knowledge and show off some of the most incredible and unique speakers we work with at Evolve. With so many to choose from, we’ve selected a variety of achievements, from sporting to business, all of which contribute to these individuals’ popularity on the speaking circuit. Take our quiz and learn more about some of our remarkable speakers today…

1/18: Who was the first-ever female to win an Olympic boxing gold medal?

Clue: This person is also one of the most influential LGBT+ athletes of all time

Reveal Answer
Diversity Speakers

An inspirational British boxer who made sporting history at the Olympic Games, Nicola Adams is regarded as one of the most influential LGBT+ athletes of all time and among the best diversity keynote speakers in the business. After shooting to fame in...

2/18: Who was the first disabled woman to represent England in an able-bodied event, winning gold at the Commonwealth Games?

Clue: This person is also an award-winning children’s author

Reveal Answer
Paralympians

Who is Danielle Brown? Danielle Brown is a two time paralympic gold medallist, inclusion speaker, and award-winning children’s author. What are Danielle Brown’s main achievements?  Danielle’s main achievement is being the first disabled woman to r...

3/18: Who was Britain’s first-ever female fighter pilot?

Clue: This person has also written a number of books outlining how people can make positive changes in their lives or careers

Reveal Answer
Business Speakers

Britain’s first-ever female fighter pilot, Jo Salter is a former RAF pilot whose extensive military career continues to fascinate people up and down the country. From being behind the controls of a Tornado GR1 flying through the airspace to standing ...

4/18: In 2014, who was the first female to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years?

Clue: This person is also the founder of organisation, Dare to be Different

Reveal Answer
Motorsport Speakers

Who is Susie Wolff? Susie Wolff is a former F1 test driver, business investor, and founder of organisation, Dare to be Different. What are Susie Wolff’s main achievements? Susie has a wealth of achievements under her belt. At age 13, she was named...

5/18: Who is England’s highest ever Test run-scorer?

Clue: This person was also a former captain of the England cricket team

Reveal Answer
Cricket Speakers

England’s highest ever Test run-scorer, Alastair Cook is statistically the best batsman in the nation’s history. His remarkable tally of 12,472 runs places him fifth on the list of highest ever Test run-scorers in the sport’s history. Also a former c...

6/18: Who’s medal haul makes them Great Britain’s greatest-ever Olympian?

Clue: This person is also now the Podium Men’s Sprint Coach ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Reveal Answer
Cycling Speakers

Who is Sir Jason Kenny? Sir Jason Kenny is a retired Cycling Olympic champion. What are Sir Jason Kenny's main achievements? Jason Kenny’s name precedes him. His seven gold medals and two silvers make him Great Britain’s greatest-ever Olympian. ...

7/18: Who was the first ever both female and openly bisexual person to hold the position of CEO of Lloyd’s of London?

Clue: This person was also named number one in the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT executive power list

Reveal Answer
Diversity Speakers

Who is Dame Inga Beale? Dame Inga Beale is the first ever both female and openly bisexual person to hold the position of CEO of Lloyd’s of London. What are Dame Inga Beale’s main achievements? Inga’s main achievements include the aforementioned CE...

8/18: In 2010, who climbed Mount Everest at age 22, making her at the time, the youngest British woman to ever reach the summit?

Clue: This person has also climbed five other Himalayan peaks and skied to the North Pole

Reveal Answer
Adventurer and Explorer Speakers

Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is the aspiration of many a mountaineer. For many, it’s a dream that is never achieved due to the formidable conditions and abundance of willpower and determination it takes to complete, but Bonita Norris achieved...

9/18: Who was the first person in history to run the London Marathon from space?

Clue: This person also had a career in the military as a captain for the Royal Green Jackets

Reveal Answer
Adventurer and Explorer Speakers

Who is Tim Peake? Tim Peake is a former Apache pilot and current European Space Agency Astronaut. What are Tim Peake’s main achievements? Tim’s main achievements include spending over 100 days living on the International Space Station, and making ...

10/18: Who is the most successful tennis player of the Open era?

Clue: This person is also a regular commentator for the BBC and Tennis Channel at Wimbledon

Reveal Answer
Motivational Speakers

Who is Martina Navratilova? Martina Navratilova is the most successful tennis player of the Open era. What are Martina Navratilova’s main achievements? Martina is undeniably one of the greatest athletes of all time. Her legendary career has spanne...

11/18: Who is the first and only person to coach the English rugby union team to Rugby World Cup success?

Clue: This person also won 21 England caps during his playing career

Reveal Answer
Rugby Speakers

Who is Sir Clive Woodward? Sir Clive Woodward is one of the greatest figures in English sporting history. He coached the English rugby union team to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup. What are Sir Clive Woodward’s main achievements?   Clive’s main achi...

12/18: Who is the most-capped referee in world rugby?

Clue: This person was also named ‘Gay Personality of the Decade’ in 2015 by Stonewall

Reveal Answer
Rugby Speakers

One of the world’s most famous rugby union referees, Nigel Owens has officiated some of the biggest rugby matches in the world - including the 2015 Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand. In a career that spanned almost 20 years, he ...

13/18: During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, who won their fifth Olympic gold medal to become the first British woman to win gold at three consecutive Olympic Games?

Clue: This person has also been awarded Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Sporting Icons’ award

Reveal Answer
Cycling Speakers

Who is Dame Laura Kenny? Dame Laura Kenny is one of the most recognised sportswomen on the planet and Britain’s greatest-ever female Olympian. What are Dame Laura Kenny's main achievements? During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Laura won her fifth Olym...

14/18: In 2012, who became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France?

Clue: In the same year, this person was also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Reveal Answer
Motivational Speakers

Who is Sir Bradley Wiggins? Sir Bradley Wiggins is a former British cyclist and Olympian. What are Sir Bradley Wiggins' main achievements? Bradley earned his reputation on the track, winning six world titles and five Olympic gold medals before tur...

15/18: Which golfer has competed in the most Major tournaments, with a total of 164?

Clue: Before turning their attention to golf, this person planned to be a pharmacist, like their father

Reveal Answer
Golf Speakers

Arguably the best golfer to ever play the game, Jack Nicklaus is an American sporting hero whose 18 Major victories place him among the sport’s all-time greats. Competing in 164 Major tournaments, more than any other player, he ranks third on the lis...

16/18: In 1993, who became the England football teams’ first-ever black captain?

Clue: This person also earned himself the nickname ‘The Guv’nor’ due to his no-nonsense tackling and never say die attitude

Reveal Answer
Football Speakers

One of the most formidable midfielders of his generation, Paul Ince’s career saw him represent some of the biggest clubs in the football world including Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan. As well as this, he played 53 times for England on ...

17/18: In 2022, at the age of 28, who became the youngest ever dragon on BBC’s Dragons’ Den?

Clue: This person also started his own podcast, The Diary of a CEO, and has shared the stage with Barack Obama

Reveal Answer
Business Speakers

If you’re looking for an after-dinner speaker to inspire as well as entertain, then Steven Bartlett is the man for you.  One of Britain’s most influential businessmen, authors and TV presenters, Steven transformed his life going from a university ...

18/18: Who was the first Black woman to speak from the despatch box in the house of commons?

Clue: This person was also the first-ever elected female African-Caribbean government minister in the House of Commons.

Reveal Answer
Politics Speakers

Who is Dawn Butler? Dawn Butler is a member of the Labour Parliament, known for her straight-talking and inspirational speeches.  What are Dawn Butler’s main achievements?   Dawn's foremost achievements include making history as the first Black wo...

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