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Famous People With Disabilities Quiz

This exercise lists famous people whose names and accomplishments are probably familiar to you. However, you might not know that they are or were a person with a disability. The individual is listed by their accomplishment in categories.

Match the person in the first column with his/her disability in the second column.  Draw a line between the person and their disability.

Actors and Actresses

Name

Disability

Marlee Matlin Diabetes
Danny Glover Cerebral Palsy
Geri Jewell Down Syndrome
Ben Stiller Stutter
Tom Cruise Deaf
Mary Tyler Moore Dyslexia
Halle Berry Parkinson’s disease
Bruce Willis Bipolar Manic Depression
Chris Burke Epilepsy
Michael J. Fox Diabetes

Musicians

Name

Disability

Ludwig van Beethoven Blind
Ray Charles Deaf
Stevie Wonder Depression, Alcoholism
José Feliciano Blind
Billy Joel Depression, Drug Addiction
Kurt Cobain Spina Bifida
John Cougar Mellencamp Multiple Sclerosis
Alan Osmond Blind

Athletes

Name

Disability

Magic Johnson Stutter
Wilma Rudolph Learning Disability
David Beckham Tourette Syndrome
Tiger Woods Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Jim Eisenreich Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Lou Gehrig Post Polio Syndrome
Ron Santo Diabetes, Amputee
Bruce Jenner HIV Positive

Politicians

Name

Disability

Alexander the Great Amputation (WWII)
Julius Caesar Learning Disability
Winston Churchill Asthma, Vision Impairment
James Brady Stuttered
Daniel Inouye Traumatic Brain Injury
Ronald Reagan Epilepsy
Franklin D. Roosevelt Post Polio Syndrome
Teddy Roosevelt Alzheimer's disease
Woodrow Wilson Epilepsy
Bob Dole Paralysis of right arm

Miscellaneous

Name

Disability

Thomas Edison Blind, Deaf
Albert Einstein Oral Cancer
Steven Hawking Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep disorder
Harriet Tubman Learning disability
Edgar Allen Poe Blind
H.G. Wells Epilepsy, Depression
Louis Braille Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Quadriplegic
Sigmund Freud Alcoholism, heart disease, Brain congestion
Helen Keller Hard of Hearing

Quiz Answers

Actors and Actresses

Name

Disability

Marlee Matlin Deaf
Danny Glover Epilepsy
Geri Jewell Cerebral Palsy
Ben Stiller Bipolar Manic Depression
Tom Cruise Dyslexia
Mary Tyler Moore Diabetes
Halle Berry Diabetes
Bruce Willis Stuttered
Chris Burke Down Syndrome
Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease

Musicians

Name

Disability

Ludwig von Beethoven Deaf
Ray Charles Blind
Stevie Wonder Blind
José Feliciano Blind
Billy Joel Depression, Alcoholism
Kurt Cobain Depression, Drug Addiction
John Cougar Mellencamp Spina Bifida
Alan Osmond Multiple Sclerosis

Athletes

Name

Disability

Magic Johnson HIV Positive
David Beckham Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Tiger Woods Stuttering
Jim Eisenreich Tourette Syndrome
Lou Gehrig Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Ron Santo Diabetes, Amputee
Bruce Jenner Learning Disability
Wilma Rudolph Post Polio Syndrome

Politicians

Name

Disability

Alexander the Great Epilepsy
Julius Caesar Epilepsy
Winston Churchill Stuttered
James Brady Traumatic Brain Injury
Daniel Inouye Amputee
Ronald Reagan Hard of hearing, Alzheimer's disease
Franklin D. Roosevelt Post Polio Syndrome
Teddy Roosevelt Asthma, Vision Impairment
Bob Dole Paralysis of right arm
Woodrow Wilson Learning Disability

Miscellaneous

Name

Disability

Thomas Edison Hard of hearing
Albert Einstein Learning disability
Steven Hawking Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Quadriplegic
Harriet Tubman Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep disorder
Edgar Allen Poe Alcohol Addiction
H.G. Wells Epilepsy, Depression
Louis Braille Blind
Sigmund Freud Oral Cancer
Helen Keller Blind, Deaf