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Famous Washingtonians Quiz

Based on the clues, name these famous people from the state of Washington.
Includes people who moved to Washington as adults
Quiz by Quizmaster
First submittedMarch 9, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 14, 2014
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From Seattle
Microsoft co-founder
Bill Gates
Paul Allen
"Purple Haze"
Jimi Hendrix
"Thrift Shop" rapper
Pearl Jam frontman
Eddie Vedder
"The Science Guy"
Bill Nye
"Enter the Dragon"
martial artist
Bruce Lee
Amazon founder
Jeff Bezos
5'8" dunk champion
Nate Robinson
Smooth jazz saxophonist
Kenny G
"Baby Got Back"
Sir Mix-a-Lot
"Crash Into Me"
Dave Matthews
From Other Cities
NBA assists leader
John Stockton
"White Christmas" singer
Bing Crosby
Quahog mayor
Walla Walla
Adam West
Grunge music icon
Kurt Cobain
Short-track speed skater
Federal Way
Apolo Ohno
"The Far Side" cartoonist
University Place
Gary Larson
"Boys Don't Cry" actress
Hillary Swank
Lazy boyfriend on
"Parks and Recreation"
Lake Stevens
Chris Pratt
level 83
Sep 23, 2014
Just after I started the quiz, "All Apologies" started playing. Made me smile when I got to Nirvana's frontman.
level 76
Nov 1, 2014
After just finishing the "Cities that Begin with S" quiz, I was thinking all of these answers had to begin with W. I was going crazy trying to think of who sang White Christmas besides Bing Crosby, and it never dawned on me that Bill Gates had worked on the first answer. I shouldn't be let out of my cage this early in the morning.
level 49
Nov 1, 2014
How exactly is Bruce Lee from Washington? He was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong.
level 67
Nov 1, 2014
I was wondering that too, so I did some research. After he moved back to San Francisco at age 18, Bruce Lee apparently lived Seattle from 1959-1964, where he attended college for awhile before dropping out and moving back to California. Personally I think including him is a BIG stretch since he wasn't native to Washington and didn't live there very long, but the hint for him is easy enough so it doesn't bother me much.
level 57
Sep 24, 2019
He’s buried here (in Seattle)
level 77
Nov 1, 2014
oh good... is Dave Matthews from Washington now? As a native Virginian I was tired of being blamed for him. The Washingtonians can have him.
level 73
Nov 1, 2014
you still have gwar and lamb of god...you don't need matthews
level 44
Nov 2, 2014
Matthews grew up in New York and South Africa. Moved to Charlottesville VA as a young adult. He lives in Seattle now.
level 57
Sep 24, 2019
Noooo! Take him back
level 73
Nov 1, 2014
leniency on the spelling of macklemore...i put mclemore and maclemore...neither of which were accepted...knew it had to be that dude because of this washington homer that touted them when they were up for grammies last year...but then said pizz on it trying to find out the spelling
level 32
Mar 3, 2015
As a Washingtonian I would love to take credit for Eddie Vedder, but truly he is from San Diego/Chicago. Fun quiz though.
level 67
Jun 29, 2015
Dave Matthews is from South Africa and grew up in New York and Virginia. Eddie Vedder was born in Illinois and grew up in San Diego. Bruce Lee is from Hong Kong and San Francisco.
level 55
Jul 29, 2015
Hilary Swank only has one L.
level 50
Mar 11, 2016
I believe it's Hilary Swank, not Hillary Swank.
level 63
Feb 10, 2019
I have to admit, Chris Pratt's hint could have been Star-Lord or Owen Wilson, would have made it a lot easier to guess him. Just a thought :)