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Friday, December 25, 2009

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Jones. ""Jones" is one of the commonest surnames. From their descriptions, can you identify these ten people who all have "Jones" as their surname? Most of them are or were real people, but a few are fictional characters" Answers here.

1. African-American musician, composer, bandleader, and music executive who composed music for the films "The Pawnbroker" and "The Wiz" and, from 1979 to 1987, produced Michael Jackson's chartbuster albums.
2. A fictional US academic archaeologist played by Harrison Ford in three movies.
3. Jamaican-born singer who was a top fashion model before she made the albums "Warm Leatherette" and "Nightclubbing".
4. The hero of a 1749 novel by Henry Fielding. He was "Born to be hanged" in the opinion of his adoptive family.
5. Welsh singer described as "Sweat personified" and "the man who made the Chippendales possible".
6. English architect and stage designer (1573-1652) who introduced the Palladian style into England and laid out Covent Garden and Lincoln's Inn Fields.
7. American writer who has been a prominent voice in the black movement since the mid-1950s and changed his name to Amiri Baraka in 1965.
8. Leader of the City Slickers, the best-known comedy band of the forties and fifties.
9. American modern jazz drummer who came to prominence through his partnership with John Coltrane. His elder brothers, Thad and Hank, were also jazz performers.
10. British psychoanalyst, a follower and colleague of Sigmund Freud, who was instrumental in introducing the study of psychoanalysis into England and the United States and is considered an authoritative biographer of Freud.

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