How Well Do You Know Abbott And Costello Comedy Duo?

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How Well Do You Know Abbott And Costello Comedy Duo? - Quiz

Abbott nd Costello are American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and TV made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's On First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time in the US, and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The American-comedy duo were born where?

    • A.

      New Jersey, US

    • B.

      Liverpool, England

    • C.

      Lagos, Nigeria

    • D.

      Paris, France

    Correct Answer
    A. New Jersey, US
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New Jersey, US. This is because the question is asking about the birthplace of the American-comedy duo, implying that they were born in the United States. New Jersey is a state in the US, making it the most likely answer. The other options (Liverpool, England; Lagos, Nigeria; Paris, France) are in different countries and therefore less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    The two comedians first worked together in ...

    • A.

      1899

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1935

    Correct Answer
    D. 1935
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1935. This suggests that the two comedians began working together in 1935.

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  • 3. 

    The team's first known radio broadcast was on The Kate Smith Hour on ...

    • A.

      January 28, 1998

    • B.

      February 3, 1938

    • C.

      June 13, 1997

    • D.

      December 25, 2007

    Correct Answer
    B. February 3, 1938
    Explanation
    The team's first known radio broadcast was on The Kate Smith Hour on February 3, 1938.

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  • 4. 

    They landed roles in a Broadway revue, The Streets of Paris in ...

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1989

    • C.

      1949

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    D. 1939
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1939. In this year, the individuals mentioned in the question were able to secure roles in the Broadway revue called "The Streets of Paris".

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  • 5. 

    Universal Studios signed them for a musical, One Night in the Tropics in what year?

    • A.

      1949

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1930

    • D.

      1929

    Correct Answer
    B. 1940
    Explanation
    Universal Studios signed them for a musical, One Night in the Tropics in 1940.

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  • 6. 

    Their second film, Buck Privates (1941), directed by ...

    • A.

      Jordan Peele

    • B.

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • C.

      Harvey Weinstein

    • D.

      Arthur Lubin

    Correct Answer
    D. Arthur Lubin
    Explanation
    Arthur Lubin directed the second film of the group mentioned in the question, Buck Privates (1941). The question is asking for the name of the director, and out of the options given, Arthur Lubin is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Abbott and Costello were voted the third biggest box office attraction in the country in ....

    • A.

      1941

    • B.

      1907

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    A. 1941
    Explanation
    In 1941, Abbott and Costello were voted the third biggest box office attraction in the country. This indicates that their films were highly popular and successful during that year, drawing large audiences and generating significant revenue. Their comedic performances and chemistry resonated with audiences, solidifying their status as one of the top box office attractions of the time.

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  • 8. 

    Universal loaned the team to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or a musical comedy, Rio Rita in what year?

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1950

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    A. 1942
  • 9. 

    The duo s a rift in what year?

    • A.

      1975

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1955

    • D.

      1945

    Correct Answer
    D. 1945
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the year in which the duo experienced a rift. The correct answer is 1945.

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  • 10. 

    Their first color film, Jack and the Beanstalk was released in what year?

    • A.

      1952

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1944

    Correct Answer
    A. 1952
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1952. This is the year when their first color film, Jack and the Beanstalk, was released.

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