Who Or What Is Mr. Bojangles?

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Who Or What Is Mr. Bojangles?

Do you know if Mr. Bojangles is a person, place or thing? What do you know about the origin? Take this quiz and find out what you REALLY know about Mr. Bojangles, and no, we're not talking about food!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did Mr. Bojangles ORIGINALLY come from?
    • A. 

      A rap song from the 2000's

    • B. 

      A fast food restaurant

    • C. 

      A song originally written by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968

    • D. 

      A song written by Sammy Davis Jr.

    • E. 

      A movie about a serial killer

  • 2. 
    What inspired Mr. Bojangles and how did this come about?
    • A. 

      The Ying-Yang twins came up with this song after eating at Bojangles one night

    • B. 

      This was the songwriter's nickname

    • C. 

      The fast food restaurant

    • D. 

      The songwriter wrote this song after an encounter with a street performer in jail

    • E. 

      Famous stage and movie personality Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

  • 3. 
    Jerry Jeff Walker met the real Mr. Bojangles in jail in 68'. What was his (Mr. Bojangles) occupation before coming into jail?
    • A. 

      He was homeless with no job

    • B. 

      He was a janitor

    • C. 

      He was also a singer/songwriter

    • D. 

      He was a dentist

    • E. 

      He was a police officer

  • 4. 
    What number was the song "Mr. Bojangles" on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      Eighteen

    • E. 

      Nine

  • 5. 
    This song has been re-made by roughly how many bands/artists?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      10

  • 6. 
    Why did this homeless man who inspired this song call himself Mr. Bojangles?
    • A. 

      He was drunk one night and just started calling himself that

    • B. 

      He was hiding from the police

    • C. 

      He loved their food

    • D. 

      His last name sounded like Bojangles

    • E. 

      He almost died from food poisoning from the restaurant

  • 7. 
    Which comedic show did this song appear on?
    • A. 

      Mike and Molly

    • B. 

      Meet the Browns

    • C. 

      American Dad

    • D. 

      The Simpsons

    • E. 

      Family Guy

  • 8. 
    Jim Carrey performed this song in what movie?
    • A. 

      Copper Mountain

    • B. 

      The Mask

    • C. 

      Liar, Liar

    • D. 

      Yes Man

    • E. 

      Dumb and Dumber

  • 9. 
    Which three countries, besides the U.S., did Mr. Bojangles become very popular in?
    • A. 

      France and Italy

    • B. 

      Canada and Netherlands

    • C. 

      Netherlands and New Zealand

    • D. 

      Canada and New Zealand

    • E. 

      Africa and England

  • 10. 
    Besides Jerry Jeff Walker, which other artist/band that performed this song, reached the charts?
    • A. 

      Bobby Cole

    • B. 

      JJ Cale

    • C. 

      Dennis Brown

    • D. 

      Garth Brooks

    • E. 

      The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band