Quiz on famous twins

Joy Bhattacharjya | Updated on April 19, 2019

It’s the 18th birthday of my twin sons, and so the perfect week for a quiz about twins

1. The illustrious Waugh twins have only once scored 100s in the same test, a match that Australia won by an innings and 25 runs. Against which team?

2. Tintin comics. In one of the stories, Tintin gets hired as a secretary for a certain Professor Alembick and flies with him to Syldavia, only to find out that Alembick had been abducted and his evil twin had replaced him. Name the story.

3. She was the daughter of Tywin and Joanna, and resembled her twin brother so much that they were often mistaken for each other. Enamoured of a certain Rhaegar, she finally married Robert though her brother would remain the love of her life. Who?

4. Which Shakespearean play is about Viola and her twin brother Sebastian, and set mainly in the fictional country of Illyria where Viola pretends to be a male page with the name Cesario?

5. The ‘Twin Towers’ is a term used in basketball for two imposing centres who play together in the starting unit. The original ‘Twin Towers’ were the Houston Rockets frontcourt of Ralph Sampson and Hakeem ‘The Dream’ Olajuwon. The next duo was David Robinson and which legendary all-star player for the San Antonio Spurs?

6. By what name are Nasatya and Dasra, the twin sons of the sun god Surya and his consort Saranyu, better known?

7. Baba Indrajith is a batsman who led the scoring charts for Tamil Nadu with 641 runs in the Ranji Trophy. Last year, it was his twin brother who led the Ranji trophy scoring charts for their state. Name him.

8. Which character in a hugely-popular serial claims that DNA is not a guarantee of an intelligent offspring as he himself is a physicist and his twin sister Missy is a hostess at a fast-food franchise named Fuddruckers?

9. Which pair of twins from the sitcom Full House, who acted in 14 films together between 1992 & 2004, now owns and runs the clothing brands, The Row and Elizabeth & James?

10. Which pair of twins was the top-ranked tennis double team 10 times in 2003-14 and won 112 doubles titles together, including 16 Grand Slam Titles?


1. England, in August 2001 at the Oval

2. King Ottokar’s Sceptre

3. Cersei Lannister, from the Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin

4. Twelfth Night, first publicly performed in 1602

5. Tim Duncan, who won five championships in 19 years with the Spurs

6. The Ashwini Kumaras or simply the Ashvins. They are usually represented as humans with horse heads

7. Baba Aparajith. Their father, RN Baba, was the former media manager for the BCCI

8. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

9. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who have a current net worth of $400 million

10. Mike and Bob Bryan. Mike is two minutes older



Joy Bhattacharjya is a quizmaster;

Twitter: @joybhattacharj

Published on April 19, 2019

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