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  • 1. 

    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", which creature do the Knights of King Arthur find at the Cave of Caerbannog?

    • A.

      Dog

    • B.

      Rabbit

    • C.

      Parrot

    • D.

      Mule

    Correct Answer
    B. Rabbit
    Explanation
    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the Knights of King Arthur find a rabbit at the Cave of Caerbannog. This is a comedic twist on the expected dangerous creature that the knights were anticipating. The rabbit ends up being surprisingly fierce and attacks the knights, causing them to retreat in fear. This unexpected encounter with a seemingly harmless creature adds to the humor and absurdity of the film.

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  • 2. 

    According to Monty Python, what is the name of the castle filled with women dressed in white robes?

    • A.

      Colorton

    • B.

      Anthrax

    • C.

      Plague

    • D.

      Brimington

    Correct Answer
    B. Anthrax
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Anthrax. In Monty Python, the castle filled with women dressed in white robes is called Anthrax.

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  • 3. 

    What was the word that caused pain for the Knights Who Say Ni in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"?

    • A.

      Be

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      Why

    Correct Answer
    C. It
    Explanation
    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the word "It" caused pain for the Knights Who Say Ni. The Knights were extremely sensitive to this word and would react with agony whenever they heard it.

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  • 4. 

    Complete the Monty Python song title: "Never be rude to an"?

    • A.

      Argentinian

    • B.

      Arab

    • C.

      Armenian

    • D.

      American

    Correct Answer
    B. Arab
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Arab" because the Monty Python song title is referencing a line from their famous sketch called "The Lumberjack Song." In the sketch, the main character sings about being a lumberjack and enjoying various activities, but one of the lines advises not to be rude to an Arab. This is a humorous and ironic statement, as the song is known for its satirical and absurd lyrics.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of Brian's father in Monty Python's "Life of Brian"?

    • A.

      Naughtius Minimus

    • B.

      Biggus Dickus

    • C.

      Naughtius Maximus

    • D.

      Smallus Largus

    Correct Answer
    C. Naughtius Maximus
    Explanation
    In Monty Python's "Life of Brian," the name of Brian's father is Naughtius Maximus.

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  • 6. 

    What was Sir Bedevere doing before the witch scene begins in "Monty Python And The Holy Grail"?

    • A.

      Letting Go Of A Swallow And Coconut

    • B.

      Riding On His Horse

    • C.

      Crossing Himself

    • D.

      Standing Around

    Correct Answer
    A. Letting Go Of A Swallow And Coconut
    Explanation
    Before the witch scene begins in "Monty Python And The Holy Grail," Sir Bedevere was letting go of a swallow and coconut. This is a reference to a running gag in the movie where characters use coconuts to simulate the sound of horses' hooves since they couldn't afford real horses for the film. Sir Bedevere is seen using a coconut to create the sound of a horse while pretending to ride it, and then he lets go of the swallow, which is a bird, indicating that he is done with that particular scene.

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  • 7. 

    In which Monty Python sketch is John Cleese "feeling a bit peckish" and finds "fermented curd"?

    • A.

      Cheese Shop

    • B.

      Crunchy Frog

    • C.

      Argument Clinic

    • D.

      Nudge Nudge

    Correct Answer
    A. Cheese Shop
    Explanation
    In the Monty Python sketch "Cheese Shop," John Cleese's character is feeling hungry and enters a cheese shop. However, he quickly realizes that the shopkeeper has no cheese available, despite claiming to have a wide variety. Cleese's character becomes increasingly frustrated as he asks for different types of cheese, only to be told that they are out of stock. This leads to a humorous and absurd dialogue between the customer and the shopkeeper about the lack of cheese options. The mention of "fermented curd" refers to one of the types of cheese that Cleese's character asks for but is told is not available.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the costume designer for "Monty Python's Flying Circus"?

    • A.

      Jimmy Purdie

    • B.

      Hazel Pethig

    • C.

      Terry Gilliam

    • D.

      Ian Macnaughton

    Correct Answer
    B. Hazel Pethig
    Explanation
    Hazel Pethig was the costume designer for "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

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  • 9. 

    At what part of the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" does the Old Man appear?

    • A.

      Scene 7

    • B.

      Scene 9

    • C.

      Scene 24

    • D.

      Scene 41

    Correct Answer
    C. Scene 24
    Explanation
    In the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the Old Man appears in Scene 24. This scene is significant because it features the Old Man providing crucial information to King Arthur and his knights about the location of the Holy Grail. The Old Man's appearance in this scene helps to advance the plot and adds comedic elements to the film.

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  • 10. 

    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", who was the constitutional peasant?

    • A.

      Baldwin

    • B.

      Larry

    • C.

      Dennis

    • D.

      Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. Dennis
    Explanation
    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the constitutional peasant refers to the character named Dennis. This character is portrayed as a lowly peasant who questions the legitimacy of the ruling class and challenges their authority. Throughout the movie, Dennis engages in humorous and satirical conversations with King Arthur and his knights, highlighting the absurdity of the social hierarchy. Therefore, Dennis is the correct answer as the constitutional peasant in the film.

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  • 11. 

    Which was not a Monty Python weapon of the Spanish Inquisition?

    • A.

      Fanatical Devotion To The Pope

    • B.

      Fear

    • C.

      A Big Comfy Couch

    • D.

      Surprise

    Correct Answer
    C. A Big Comfy Couch
    Explanation
    The Monty Python sketch about the Spanish Inquisition famously listed various absurd and exaggerated weapons. "Fanatical Devotion To The Pope" and "Fear" were both mentioned as weapons, and "Surprise" was also mentioned as a weapon multiple times throughout the sketch. However, "A Big Comfy Couch" was not mentioned as a weapon in the sketch, making it the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", how old were the girls in Castle Anthrax?

    • A.

      20 To 25

    • B.

      17 To 21

    • C.

      16 to 19 And A Half

    • D.

      18 To 21 And A Quarter

    Correct Answer
    C. 16 to 19 And A Half
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 16 to 19 And A Half. In the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the girls in Castle Anthrax were portrayed as being young and inexperienced. This age range suggests that they were teenagers, which aligns with their naive and innocent behavior in the film.

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  • 13. 

    In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", how many castles failed before one remained?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    In the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", there were a total of three castles that failed before one remained. This is shown in the scene where King Arthur and his knights encounter various challenges and obstacles while trying to reach the Holy Grail. Each castle they come across ends up being unsuccessful or unsuitable in some way, until they finally find the correct one.

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  • 14. 

    In Monty Python's "Life of Brian", what was the nickname of gladiator Frank Goliath?

    • A.

      Incontinentia Buttocks

    • B.

      Biggus Dickus

    • C.

      The Macedonian Baby Crusher

    • D.

      The Sleek Greek

    Correct Answer
    C. The Macedonian Baby Crusher
  • 15. 

    In Monty Python's "Life of Brian", by what name did Stan wish to be known?

    • A.

      Loretta

    • B.

      Reg

    • C.

      Francis

    • D.

      Balthazar

    Correct Answer
    A. Loretta
    Explanation
    In Monty Python's "Life of Brian", Stan wished to be known by the name Loretta. This is a humorous reference to the character's desire to identify as a woman, highlighting themes of gender identity and social norms that are satirized throughout the film.

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  • 16. 

    Where was Monty Python's "Life of Brian" filmed?

    • A.

      Tunisia

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Israel

    Correct Answer
    A. Tunisia
    Explanation
    "Life of Brian" was filmed in Tunisia. The film was directed by Terry Jones and released in 1979. Tunisia was chosen as the filming location due to its resemblance to biblical settings, which were required for the movie's storyline. The country provided the ideal backdrop for the satirical comedy, allowing the filmmakers to recreate the biblical era. The film faced controversy and was banned in several countries upon release, but it has since gained a cult following and is considered a comedic classic.

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  • 17. 

    Which Beatle had a one-word cameo in Monty Python's "Life of Brian"?

    • A.

      George Harrison

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Ringo Starr

    • D.

      Paul McCartney

    Correct Answer
    A. George Harrison
    Explanation
    George Harrison had a one-word cameo in Monty Python's "Life of Brian". He appeared briefly in the film, saying the word "Hare Krishna" during a scene. Harrison was a close friend of the members of Monty Python and was a fan of their work, which is why he made this cameo appearance in the film.

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  • 18. 

    Who directed the first four episodes of the "Monty Python" TV series?

    • A.

      Terry Gilliam

    • B.

      John Howard Davies

    • C.

      Terry Jones

    • D.

      Ian MacNaughton

    Correct Answer
    B. John Howard Davies
    Explanation
    John Howard Davies directed the first four episodes of the "Monty Python" TV series.

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  • 19. 

    In what profession was "Monty Python" member Graham Chapman trained?

    • A.

      Journalism

    • B.

      Medicine

    • C.

      Law

    • D.

      Anthropology

    Correct Answer
    B. Medicine
    Explanation
    Graham Chapman, a member of "Monty Python," was trained in medicine. This means that he pursued a career in the medical field and received formal education and training in this profession.

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  • 20. 

    What is Monty Python's Terry Jones' other profession besides acting?

    • A.

      Historian

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Journalist

    • D.

      Doctor

    Correct Answer
    A. Historian
    Explanation
    Terry Jones, besides being an actor, is also known for his profession as a historian. He has written several books on medieval history and has presented historical documentaries. His passion for history is evident in his work, making him a well-respected figure in the field.

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  • 21. 

    Who did Dinsdale Piranha think was constantly watching him on "Monty Python"?

    • A.

      Spiny Norman, A Giant Hedgehog

    • B.

      The Police

    • C.

      The Toaster In The Kitchen

    • D.

      The Coffee Table

    Correct Answer
    A. Spiny Norman, A Giant Hedgehog
    Explanation
    Dinsdale Piranha thought that Spiny Norman, a giant hedgehog, was constantly watching him on "Monty Python". This suggests that Dinsdale Piranha had a paranoid belief that he was being observed by a mythical creature, adding a humorous element to the show.

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  • 22. 

    What was the Secret Welsh Art of Self-Defense on "Monty Python"?

    • A.

      Arwyddwch

    • B.

      Llap Goch

    • C.

      Bwrdd Yr Iaith Gymraeg

    • D.

      Cymru

    Correct Answer
    B. Llap Goch
    Explanation
    Llap Goch is the correct answer because it is a fictional Welsh martial art that was humorously portrayed on the comedy show "Monty Python." The phrase "Llap Goch" is a play on words, combining the Welsh word for "claw" (llap) with the Welsh word for "red" (goch). This comedic invention of a Welsh self-defense technique adds to the absurd and satirical nature of the show, which often parodied various aspects of British culture.

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  • 23. 

    Why was the man about to be stoned in Monty Python's "Life Of Brian"?

    • A.

      He Urinated On A Roman Soldier

    • B.

      He Volunteered

    • C.

      He Said Jehovah

    • D.

      He Committed Adultery

    Correct Answer
    C. He Said Jehovah
    Explanation
    In Monty Python's "Life Of Brian," the man was about to be stoned because he said the name "Jehovah." This is a reference to a scene in the movie where the character Brian accidentally says the sacred name of God, which is considered blasphemy and punishable by stoning according to the religious laws of the time. The movie satirizes religious fanaticism and the absurdity of strict adherence to religious rules.

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  • 24. 

    In a song from "Monty Python's Flying Circus", what does the lumberjack do on Wednesdays?

    • A.

      Goes Shopping & Has Scones For Tea

    • B.

      Cuts Down Trees & Goes To Confession

    • C.

      Searches High & Low For His Saw

    • D.

      Cuts Down Trees & Wears High Heels

    Correct Answer
    A. Goes Shopping & Has Scones For Tea
    Explanation
    In the song from "Monty Python's Flying Circus," the lumberjack is described as having a more feminine side. On Wednesdays, he enjoys going shopping and having scones for tea, which suggests that he engages in activities typically associated with women. This is a humorous twist that plays on traditional gender roles and stereotypes.

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  • 25. 

    What is special about Arthur Jackson?

    • A.

      He Has An Extra Buttock

    • B.

      He's Called "Two Sheds" But Has One

    • C.

      He Is Invisible

    • D.

      He Is 1/8 Of An Inch Tall

    Correct Answer
    B. He's Called "Two Sheds" But Has One
    Explanation
    Arthur Jackson is called "Two Sheds" but has only one shed. This implies that there is a discrepancy between his nickname and the actual number of sheds he possesses. It could be a humorous nickname given to him due to this contradiction, highlighting an interesting and unique aspect of his identity.

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  • 26. 

    How does Twentieth Century Vole present "Wuthering Heights"?

    • A.

      With Smoke Signals

    • B.

      By Semaphore

    • C.

      In Morse Code

    • D.

      On An Aldis Lamp

    Correct Answer
    B. By Semaphore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "By Semaphore." Semaphore is a method of communication that uses visual signals, such as flags or lights, to convey messages. This suggests that Twentieth Century Vole presents "Wuthering Heights" through visual signals, possibly in the form of gestures or movements.

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  • 27. 

    What do you shout, according to Monty Python, if you see a llama where people are swimming?

    • A.

      Look Out! There Are Llamas

    • B.

      Careful, That's Not A Frog

    • C.

      Nothing, You Play Dead

    • D.

      Watch Out! It Has A Beak

    Correct Answer
    A. Look Out! There Are Llamas
    Explanation
    According to Monty Python, if you see a llama where people are swimming, you shout "Look Out! There Are Llamas". This suggests that the presence of llamas in a swimming area is unexpected or dangerous, and it is important to alert others to the situation.

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  • 28. 

    What's the name of the "Monty Python" character who wants to return a dead parrot?

    • A.

      Mr. Pither

    • B.

      Mr. Praline

    • C.

      Mr. Notlob

    • D.

      He Has No Name

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr. Praline
    Explanation
    Mr. Praline is the correct answer because he is the character in the "Monty Python" skit titled "Dead Parrot Sketch" who wants to return a dead parrot to the pet shop owner. In the skit, Mr. Praline argues with the shop owner about the parrot being deceased and insists on a refund. The character's frustration and comedic dialogue in the sketch have made it one of Monty Python's most famous and beloved sketches.

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  • 29. 

    What killed the couples at dinner in Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life"?

    • A.

      They Choked On Chicken Bones

    • B.

      Bad Salmon Mousse

    • C.

      They Drank Poison

    • D.

      The Grim Reaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Bad Salmon Mousse
    Explanation
    In Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life," the couples at dinner were killed by consuming bad salmon mousse. This suggests that the mousse was contaminated or spoiled, leading to their demise. The scenario adds a comedic element to the film, as the absurdity of dying from consuming a particular food item is exaggerated for comedic effect.

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  • 30. 

    What was the occupation of Dinsdale and Doug Piranha's mother on "Monty Python"?

    • A.

      Elephant Tamer

    • B.

      Female Boxer

    • C.

      Cowgirl

    • D.

      Tree Trimmer

    Correct Answer
    B. Female Boxer
    Explanation
    Dinsdale and Doug Piranha's mother on "Monty Python" was a female boxer. This occupation is mentioned in the question and is the correct answer.

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