Multiple Choice Trivia Questions


  1. Which actor starred in The Color of Money?
    A. Tom  Berenger
    B. Tom Cruise
    C. Tom Hanks
     

  2. The actor Mel Gibson was born where?
    A. Birmingham, England
    B. Peekskill, New York
    C. Wagga Wagga Australia
     

  3. Which actor has the real name of Charles Carter?
    A. Chuck Norris
    B. Charles Atlas
    C. Charlton Heston
    D. Jimmy Carter
     

  4. Susan Lucci was nominated 10 times in the 1980s for a daytime Emmy Award. How many times did she win?
    A. 0
    B. 5
    C. 10
     

  5. In 1988, what TV talk-show host had a house torn down that he had bought recently for over 6 million dollars?
    A. Johnny Carson
    B. Jay Leno
    C. Phil Donahue
    D. David Letterman
     

  6. In 1987 and 1990, who won Pulitzer Prizes for the dramas Fences and The Piano Lesson?
    A. Sam Shepard
    B. Alfred Uhry
    C. August Wilson
     

  7. Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted on the BBC in what year?
    A. 1959
    B. 1969
    C. 1979
     

  8. Twyla Tharp is best known as what?
    A. actress
    B. choreographer
    C. singer
     

  9. Whose autobiography was called Back In The Saddle Again?
    A. Gene Autry
    B. Hopalong Cassidy
    C. Tom Mix
    D. Roy Rogers
     

  10. What play revived on Broadway in 1988, starred Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst?
    A. Death of a Salesman
    B. The Iceman Cometh
    C. Long Day's Journey Into Night
    D. A Moon for the Misbegotten
     

  11. Goldie Hawn's  real first name is what?
    A. Godiva
    B. Goldie
    C. Gloria
    D. Grace
     

  12. Which of the following men were not married to  Ava Gardner?
    A. Richard Burton
    B. Mickey Rooney
    C. Frank Sinatra
    D. Artie Shaw
     

  13. What was Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse's original name?
    A. Manville
    B. Melvin
    C. Mortimer
    D. Murgatroyd
     

  14. Which of the following entertainers was the highest paid for the two years 1988 and 1989?
    A. Bill Cosby
    B. Michael Jackson
    C. Madonna
    D. Oprah Winfrey
     

  15. Which actress starred in the original Broadway production of Cabaret as Sally Bowles?
    A. Julie Andrews
    B. Carol Channing
    C. Jill Haworth
    D. Liza Minnelli
     

  16. Which play by Wendy Wasserstein won a Pulitzer Prize for drama and a Tony Award for best play in 1989?
    A. Breathing Lessons
    B. Into the Woods
    C. Rumors
    D. The Heidi Chronicles
     

  17. Ethel Merman did not star in which of the following Broadway musicals?
    A. Annie Get Your Gun
    B. Anything Goes
    C. Call Me Madam
    D. Pal Joey
     

  18. In the original Broadway production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, who played the title role?
    A. Barbara Cook
    B. Tammy Grimes
    C. Angela Lansbury
    D. Debbie Reynolds
     

  19. When it closed in 1990, what play on Broadway had been performed the most times?
    A. Annie
    B. A Chorus Line
    C. Fiddler on the Roof
    D. Hello Dolly
     

  20. In the original Broadway production of Gypsy, who starred opposite Ethel Merman?
    A. Jack Klugman
    B. Karl Malden
    C. Robert Preston

ANSWERS

  1. B. Tom Cruise

  2. B. Peekskill, New York

  3. C. Charlton Heston

  4. A. 0

  5. C. Phil Donahue

  6. C. August Wilson

  7. B. 1969

  8. B. choreographer

  9. A. Gene Autry

  10. C. Long Day's Journey Into Night

  11. B. Goldie

  12. A. Richard Burton

  13. C. Mortimer

  14. B. Michael Jackson

  15. D. Liza Minnelli

  16. D. The Heidi Chronicles

  17. D. Pal Joey

  18. B. Tammy Grimes

  19. B. A Chorus Line

  20. A. Jack Klugman

     


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