December quiz a kingly pursuit

By Nancy Wheeler | November 29, 2023

Answer the following questions that all have the word “king” embedded in them in some way:
1. What American Baptist minister was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and was assassinated in 1968?
2. What American singer and jazz pianist is perhaps most famous for his rendition of “Unforgettable?”
3. What Saturday morning television show from the 1950s featured an aviator turned rancher who used his plane, the Songbird, to chase down bad guys?
4. What Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was made into a film starring Deborah Kerr as the governess and Yul Brynner as the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam?
5. What British actor won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982 for his role in “Gandhi”?
6.What Bohemian ruler is featured in a Christmas carol as he “looked out on the Feast of Stephen?”
7. What phrase is uttered by a checkers player when his piece has made it across the entire checkerboard?
8. What name is given to the archaeological area in Egypt where rock-cut tombs were excavated for pharaohs and powerful noblemen for a period of nearly 500 years?
9. What name is given to a family of brightly colored birds found most often in the tropical areas of Africa and Asia?
10. What name is given to the 2010 movie about Prince Albert overcoming his stammer when his brother suddenly abdicates the throne to marry Wallis Simpson?
11. What nursery rhyme character was a “merry old soul” who called for his pipe, bowl and musicians?
12. What town and county in Kansas was named for a chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court during the 1860s and 1870s?
13. What American television sitcom featured a delivery driver (Kevin James) and his wife (Leah Remini) and was a spin-off from Everybody Loves Raymond?