What's In A Name?
1. A conspiracy in 1787 against the Portuguese, led by the Goan priests Fr. Caetano Vitorino de Faria; Fr. Caetano Francisco do Couto; Fr. Jose Antonio Gonsalves; and one other person, is generally referred to by what clan name of the main conspirators?
A. The Pinto conspiracy.
The 'other person' left unnamed in the question was José Custódio de Faria, better known as Abbé Faria.
2. In 1960-61, which real-life person did Alec Guinness play in Terence Rattigan's 'Ross', which controversially explored the sexual ambiguity of that person?
A. T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)
After the end of the First World War, quite famous and in a senior position by then, Lawrence was put in various high advisory positions. But he longed for action, and re-enlisted in the Royal Air Force under the false name John Hume Ross. Forced out of the RAF on being found out, he joined the Royal Tank Corps using the name T.E. Shaw.
His sexuality has always been a mystery, and there were many rumours – but no evidence – surrounding his relationship with an Arab companion whom he worked with during pre-war days.
A. The astrolabe
6. Born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve and served a six-month tour of duty as a gunnery officer in Korea following the Korean War. Later, in the 1970s, he became the first person to win Emmy Awards for acting, writing and directing for the same TV series. What stage name, derived in a complicated way from his real name, do we know him better by?
A. Alan Alda (the surname came from parts of his real first and last names)
A. Milton's blindness
A. Spaghetti (from 'spago', meaning 'twine')