Saturday, March 14, 2015

Who Is Older?

     As many of you know, I'm fond of quizzes. (If you don't know, take a look over to the column on the right where you can test yourself on retirement, Baby Boomers, and several other topics.) The idea is that a quiz can offer up some information, and do it in a fun kind of way.

     This quiz is mostly for fun. The answers are below. So, do you know . . . who is older?

     1.  Judi Dench or Maggie Smith?

     2.  Arnold Schwarzenegger or Henry Winkler?

     3.  Angelina Jolie or Amy Adams?

     4.  Joe Biden or Joe Pesci?

     5.  Tiger Woods or Derek Jeter?

     6.  Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush?

     7.  Johnny Depp or Jon Stewart?

     8.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein or Sen John McCain?

     9.  Matt Damon or Ben Affleck?

     10. Jan of D-Janity or Bob Lowry of Satisfying Retirement?

    

Answers:

1.  They both star in the Marigold Hotel movies, they're both from England, and they're both the same age. But Judi Dench, born on Dec. 9, 1934, is 19 days older.

2.  Henry Winkler, the former Fonz, is 69, two years older than the former Governator.

3.  Fresh-faced actress Amy Adams, 40, is actually one year older than the strong-willed Angelina Jolie.

4.  Both are 72; but Biden is two months older.

5.  Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is retired at 40; Tiger is struggling through injuries at age 39.

6.  Hillary Clinton is 67; Jeb Bush a still wet-behind-the-ears 62.

7.  Jon Stewart, at 52, edges out 51-year-old Johnny Depp.

8.  Sen. Feinstein, 81, is one of five senators in their 80s. McCain, three years younger, still makes the grade as one of the 23 U. S. Senators over age 70.

9.  Matt Damon, 44, from Cambridge, Mass., is two years older than the Berkeley, Calif.-born Ben Affleck.

10. Honestly, I don't know (I'd guess Bob Lowry); but anyway, they're both stars in my book!

11 comments:

DJan said...

Aren't you funny? Well, I went over to Bob's page and couldn't find any details about his age. I am 72, so I suspect I'm older. Fess up, Bob! The world wants to know. :-)

Linda Myers said...

I don't know exactly, but I do know Bob Lowry is younger than me, and I'm 66.

Stephen Hayes said...

I got about half of them. Incidentally, most people think I'm much younger than my wife, although I'm only two weeks younger.

rosaria williams said...

You do have time on your hands...

Friko said...

Age is relative, just look at those two dames.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Well... I totally got that wrong! But it was a fun way to learn about people.

Now if you could have a quiz that teaches how to look as young as Amy Adams does at 409, I'd take it-- twice!

Kathy @ said...

Hi Tom! Very interesting. I guess I'm not really good at guessing ages--especially on appearance alone. What always interests me far more is how young or old someone acts. Of course here in the Palm Springs area we have some really, really aged people who are hoping that they can pass as much younger. But unfortunately even though they clearly pay a great deal for that "hope" their actions usually give them away. ~Kathy

Barbara said...

You are too funny. Good questions and thanks for providing the answers right away. I would have made me crazy and I'd have to look it all up. Thanks for the hard work.

Bob Lowry said...

Linda is right. I am 65 (though I turn 66 in May).

BTW, I got most of the other choices wrong. Fun game!

gigihawaii said...

I guess we all knew that Hillary is older than Jeb Bush. Lol.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Didn't know any of them.

Glad you found the book! Hope you enjoy it. The author had access to NKVD and Stasi records.