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  • 1. 

    Who danced the Ethiopian Shim-Sham in the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World: Part I"?

    • A.

      Gene Wilder

    • B.

      Gregory Hines

    • C.

      Bernadette Peters

    • D.

      Mel Brooks

    Correct Answer
    B. Gregory Hines
    Explanation
    Gregory Hines is the correct answer because he is a renowned dancer and actor who appeared in the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World: Part I." He is known for his tap dancing skills and has performed in various films and stage productions. In the movie, Hines danced the Ethiopian Shim-Sham, showcasing his talent and adding to the entertainment value of the film.

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  • 2. 

    Which Mel Brooks movie was a spoof of "Star Wars"?

    • A.

      Space Ghost

    • B.

      Spaceballs

    • C.

      Alien Balls

    • D.

      The Voyage Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Spaceballs
    Explanation
    "Spaceballs" is a Mel Brooks movie that serves as a spoof of "Star Wars". It parodies various elements of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, including the characters, storyline, and iconic scenes. The film humorously exaggerates and satirizes the sci-fi genre, creating a comedic take on the beloved space opera.

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  • 3. 

    Which famous actress did Mel Brooks marry in 1964?

    • A.

      Betty White

    • B.

      Anne Bancroft

    • C.

      Anne Meara

    • D.

      Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Bancroft
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks married Anne Bancroft in 1964. Anne Bancroft was a famous actress known for her roles in films such as "The Graduate" and "The Miracle Worker."

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  • 4. 

    What famous comedian was among the team who wrote "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Dick Gregory

    • B.

      Eddie Murphy

    • C.

      Richard Pryor

    • D.

      Bill Cosby

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Pryor
    Explanation
    Richard Pryor was a famous comedian who was known for his edgy and groundbreaking humor. He was known for pushing boundaries and challenging societal norms through his comedy. Pryor's involvement in writing "Blazing Saddles" adds to the film's reputation for its irreverent and satirical humor. His comedic style and perspective likely contributed to the film's success and enduring popularity.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of Mel Brooks' character in his appearance on "Mad About You"?

    • A.

      Aunt Jill

    • B.

      Uncle Bill

    • C.

      Uncle Phil

    • D.

      Uncle Dill

    Correct Answer
    C. Uncle Phil
    Explanation
    In his appearance on "Mad About You," Mel Brooks' character was named Uncle Phil.

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  • 6. 

    Who did Mel Brooks team up with for the comedy routine "The 2000-Year-Old Man"?

    • A.

      Anne Bancroft

    • B.

      Don Rickles

    • C.

      George Burns

    • D.

      Carl Reiner

    Correct Answer
    D. Carl Reiner
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks teamed up with Carl Reiner for the comedy routine "The 2000-Year-Old Man."

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the musical featured in the Mel Brooks movie "The Producers"?

    • A.

      Berlin In Love

    • B.

      I Am Castro's Mistress

    • C.

      Springtime For Hitler

    • D.

      Summer In Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Springtime For Hitler
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Springtime For Hitler." In the Mel Brooks movie "The Producers," the characters create a musical called "Springtime For Hitler" as part of a scheme to intentionally produce a flop. The musical within the movie is a satirical comedy that portrays Hitler in a ridiculous and over-the-top manner, intended to be offensive and provoke controversy.

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  • 8. 

    Mel Brooks' movie "High Anxiety" is a tribute to which director?

    • A.

      Fellini

    • B.

      Hitchcock

    • C.

      Himself

    • D.

      Bergman

    Correct Answer
    B. Hitchcock
    Explanation
    "High Anxiety" is a comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, who is known for his parodies. In this movie, Brooks pays tribute to the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. The film is a spoof of Hitchcock's suspenseful style and iconic scenes, incorporating elements from several of his famous films. It mimics Hitchcock's signature themes, camera angles, and even includes references to his movies like "Vertigo" and "Psycho." Therefore, the correct answer is Hitchcock.

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  • 9. 

    Who played Barf in the movie "Spaceballs"?

    • A.

      Chris Farley

    • B.

      John Goodman

    • C.

      Mac Davis

    • D.

      John Candy

    Correct Answer
    D. John Candy
    Explanation
    John Candy played the character Barf in the movie "Spaceballs". John Candy was a Canadian actor known for his comedic roles, and his portrayal of Barf in "Spaceballs" was one of his most memorable performances. He brought humor and charm to the character, making him a fan favorite in the film.

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  • 10. 

    What actor plays the new sheriff in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Cleavon Little

    • B.

      Slim Pickens

    • C.

      Rod Stewart

    • D.

      Buster Poindexter

    Correct Answer
    A. Cleavon Little
    Explanation
    Cleavon Little is the correct answer because he played the role of the new sheriff in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles".

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  • 11. 

    In the movie "Spaceballs", which of the following characters does Mel Brooks play?

    • A.

      Dark Helmet

    • B.

      President Skroob

    • C.

      Colonel Sandurz

    • D.

      Snotty

    Correct Answer
    B. President Skroob
    Explanation
    In the movie "Spaceballs," Mel Brooks plays the character President Skroob.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following actors starred in Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie"?

    • A.

      Dom DeLuise And Marty Feldman

    • B.

      Bill Pullman And John Candy

    • C.

      Cary Elwes And Richard Lewis

    • D.

      Garrett Morris And Gene Wilder

    Correct Answer
    A. Dom DeLuise And Marty Feldman
    Explanation
    Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman starred in Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie."

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  • 13. 

    Who did Mel Brooks play in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"?

    • A.

      Friar John

    • B.

      Pope Zeus The 12th

    • C.

      Rabbi Tuckman

    • D.

      Father Abraham

    Correct Answer
    C. Rabbi Tuckman
    Explanation
    In the movie "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," Mel Brooks played the character Rabbi Tuckman. This character is a comedic twist on the traditional character of Friar Tuck from the Robin Hood legend. Mel Brooks is known for his comedic roles and his ability to bring humor to his performances, making him a perfect fit for the role of Rabbi Tuckman in this comedic adaptation of the classic story.

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  • 14. 

    In the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles", what's a very popular last name in the town of Rockridge?

    • A.

      Jackson

    • B.

      Jonstoff

    • C.

      Johnson

    • D.

      Johansson

    Correct Answer
    C. Johnson
    Explanation
    In the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles," the popular last name in the town of Rockridge is Johnson. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as it asks for a last name that is popular in the town. The other options (Jackson, Jonstoff, Johansson) are not mentioned in the movie or relevant to the town of Rockridge.

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  • 15. 

    In which Mel Brooks movie was there a chauffeur named Brophy?

    • A.

      Spaceballs

    • B.

      High Anxiety

    • C.

      History of the World: Part I

    • D.

      Young Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    B. High Anxiety
    Explanation
    In the movie "High Anxiety" by Mel Brooks, there is a character named Brophy who works as a chauffeur. This film is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thrillers and follows the story of a psychiatrist who becomes the new director of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous. Brophy's character adds comedic elements to the movie, providing transportation for the main characters and being involved in humorous situations throughout the film.

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  • 16. 

    In "Blazing Saddles" what did it say on the back of Mel Brooks' jacket?

    • A.

      Gov

    • B.

      Sen

    • C.

      Bart

    • D.

      Cookie

    Correct Answer
    A. Gov
    Explanation
    In the movie "Blazing Saddles," it is mentioned that the phrase "Gov" was written on the back of Mel Brooks' jacket. This is a reference to his character in the film, Governor William J. Le Petomane. The character is a corrupt and inept governor who is easily manipulated by the main antagonist. The phrase on the back of his jacket serves as a humorous detail that adds to the comedic elements of the movie.

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  • 17. 

    Who was originally cast as Josephus in the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World: Part I"?

    • A.

      Richard Pryor

    • B.

      Eddie Murphy

    • C.

      Gregory Hines

    • D.

      Bill Cosby

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Pryor
    Explanation
    Richard Pryor was originally cast as Josephus in the Mel Brooks movie "History of the World: Part I".

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  • 18. 

    Mel Brooks transformed which successful musical into an Oscar-winning movie?

    • A.

      The Producers

    • B.

      High Anxiety

    • C.

      History Of The World, Part I

    • D.

      Blazing Saddles

    Correct Answer
    A. The Producers
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks transformed the successful musical "The Producers" into an Oscar-winning movie. The film, released in 1967, was a comedic masterpiece that showcased Brooks' talent as a writer, director, and actor. It starred Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as two producers who scheme to make a flop Broadway show in order to steal money from investors. The movie was a critical and commercial success, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It solidified Mel Brooks' reputation as a comedic genius and paved the way for his future successes in the film industry.

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