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Have you ever seen a celebrity on television, followed them on the tabloids and thought how it would feel to see them face to say and tell them how they have impacted your life? If so then you must love the entertainment industry. Want to test out your entertainment knowledge? The quiz below is perfect for that why don’t you give it a try and see how good you do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is Bagherra?

    • A.

      Black Panther In "The Jungle Book"

    • B.

      New Age Composer

    • C.

      Character In "The Hobbit"

    • D.

      Lion In "Lion King"

    Correct Answer
    A. Black Panther In "The Jungle Book"
    Explanation
    Bagheera is a character from "The Jungle Book" and is known as the black panther. In the story, Bagheera is a wise and protective friend to Mowgli, the main character. He guides and advises Mowgli throughout his journey in the jungle, using his strength and intelligence to help him overcome challenges. Bagheera's role as the black panther adds to his mysterious and powerful nature, making him a memorable character in the book.

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  • 2. 

    What animated movie is Princess Bala from?

    • A.

      Shrek

    • B.

      Antz

    • C.

      The Little Mermaid

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    B. Antz
    Explanation
    Princess Bala is from the animated movie "Antz". In this movie, Bala is the daughter of the ant colony's queen and is portrayed as a strong and independent character. The film follows the story of Z, an ant worker who falls in love with Princess Bala and embarks on a journey to save the colony from an evil plot. "Antz" is a computer-animated comedy film released in 1998 and features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, and Sylvester Stallone.

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  • 3. 

    Whose nickname was "Bojangles"?

    • A.

      Fred Astaire

    • B.

      Bill Robinson

    • C.

      Lola Falana

    • D.

      Sammy Davis Jr.

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Robinson
    Explanation
    Bill Robinson was known by the nickname "Bojangles." He was an American tap dancer and actor who gained fame in the early 20th century. Robinson's unique style and skill in tap dancing earned him the nickname, which became synonymous with his name. He was highly influential in the development of tap dance as an art form and is remembered as one of the greatest tap dancers in history.

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  • 4. 

    What do George Burns, Rose Kennedy and Irving Berlin have in common?

    • A.

      All Lived To Be 100 Or More

    • B.

      All Born In Germany

    • C.

      All Left Handed

    • D.

      All Same Zodiac Sign

    Correct Answer
    A. All Lived To Be 100 Or More
    Explanation
    George Burns, Rose Kennedy, and Irving Berlin have in common the fact that they all lived to be 100 or more. This means that each of them reached the age of 100 or surpassed it.

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  • 5. 

    Which celebrity called her husband Fang?

    • A.

      Carol Burnett

    • B.

      Joan Rivers

    • C.

      Phyllis Diller

    • D.

      Whoopi Goldberg

    Correct Answer
    C. Phyllis Diller
    Explanation
    Phyllis Diller is the correct answer because she was a famous comedian who often referred to her husband as "Fang" in her comedy routines. This nickname became a well-known part of her persona and was a recurring theme in her stand-up performances.

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  • 6. 

    This legendary sex symbol's real name is Archie Leach, who is he?

    • A.

      Rudolph Valentino

    • B.

      Tony Curtis

    • C.

      Clark Gable

    • D.

      Cary Grant

    Correct Answer
    D. Cary Grant
    Explanation
    Cary Grant is the correct answer because his real name was indeed Archie Leach. Cary Grant was a legendary sex symbol and a popular actor known for his charm and good looks. He achieved great success in Hollywood and became one of the most iconic actors of his time.

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  • 7. 

    How old was John Belushi when he died?

    • A.

      44

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      37

    Correct Answer
    C. 33
    Explanation
    John Belushi was 33 years old when he died.

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  • 8. 

    Parrotheads are fans of which one of these?

    • A.

      Jimmy Buffett

    • B.

      Surfing

    • C.

      The Beach Boys

    • D.

      St Louis Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    A. Jimmy Buffett
    Explanation
    Parrotheads are fans of Jimmy Buffett. Jimmy Buffett is a singer-songwriter known for his laid-back, tropical-themed music, often referred to as "island escapism." His fan base, known as Parrotheads, are known for their love of his music and the lifestyle it represents, which includes a carefree, beach-inspired attitude.

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  • 9. 

    Who was named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1991?

    • A.

      Mel Gibson

    • B.

      Patrick Swayze

    • C.

      Tom Hanks

    • D.

      Dustin Hoffman

    Correct Answer
    B. Patrick Swayze
    Explanation
    Patrick Swayze was named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.

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  • 10. 

    Who was Jesse Garon Presley?

    • A.

      Elvis' Twin Who Died At Birth

    • B.

      Father Of Elvis

    • C.

      Lisa Marie Presley's Son

    • D.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    A. Elvis' Twin Who Died At Birth
    Explanation
    Jesse Garon Presley was Elvis Presley's twin brother who sadly passed away at birth. This means that Elvis had a twin sibling who did not survive infancy.

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  • 11. 

    What is the secret identity of Wonder Woman?

    • A.

      Diana Rigg

    • B.

      Diana Prince

    • C.

      Mandy Moore

    • D.

      Lady Moore

    Correct Answer
    B. Diana Prince
    Explanation
    Diana Prince is the secret identity of Wonder Woman. This is well-known among fans of the character and has been established in various comic book storylines and adaptations. Diana Prince is the civilian persona that Wonder Woman assumes when she is not fighting crime or protecting the world. It allows her to blend in with society and maintain a normal life while still being able to use her superhuman abilities when necessary.

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  • 12. 

    What did Mary Quant create in the 1960's?

    • A.

      Black Light Posters

    • B.

      Incense

    • C.

      Liquid Paper

    • D.

      Miniskirt

    Correct Answer
    D. Miniskirt
    Explanation
    Mary Quant is credited with creating the miniskirt in the 1960s. This iconic fashion piece revolutionized women's clothing by introducing a shorter hemline that was considered daring and liberating at the time. The miniskirt became a symbol of the feminist movement and a reflection of the changing attitudes towards gender roles and sexuality in the 1960s. Mary Quant's innovative design had a lasting impact on fashion and continues to be a popular style today.

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  • 13. 

    Bill Watterson is the creator of which cartoon?

    • A.

      Far Side

    • B.

      Calvin And Hobbes

    • C.

      Doonesbury

    • D.

      Dilbert

    Correct Answer
    B. Calvin And Hobbes
    Explanation
    Bill Watterson is the creator of the cartoon "Calvin and Hobbes." This popular comic strip follows the imaginative adventures of a young boy named Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. The strip ran from 1985 to 1995 and gained a large following for its clever humor, insightful commentary on life, and beautiful artwork. Watterson's creation has since become one of the most beloved and influential comic strips of all time.

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  • 14. 

    What supermarket necessity was invented by James Ritty in 1879?

    • A.

      Motorized Counter Top

    • B.

      Cash Register

    • C.

      Refrigerated Cases

    • D.

      Shopping Cart

    Correct Answer
    B. Cash Register
    Explanation
    James Ritty invented the cash register in 1879. The cash register is a supermarket necessity that helps keep track of sales and transactions. It revolutionized the retail industry by providing an accurate and efficient way to record and calculate sales. The invention of the cash register also helped prevent theft and fraud by providing a secure way to handle money. Overall, the cash register has become an essential tool for supermarkets and other businesses to manage their transactions effectively.

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  • 15. 

    Who or what is Belle Starr?

    • A.

      Constellation

    • B.

      Wild West Outlaw

    • C.

      Science Term For A Dying Star

    • D.

      TV Production Company

    Correct Answer
    B. Wild West Outlaw
    Explanation
    Belle Starr is known as a Wild West Outlaw. She was a notorious figure in the American Old West, involved in various criminal activities such as horse theft and bootlegging. She was known for her association with notorious outlaws and her glamorous image, which earned her the nickname "Queen of the Outlaws." Belle Starr's life and criminal activities have been the subject of many books, movies, and legends, making her a prominent figure in Wild West history.

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  • 16. 

    Who was Brian Epstein?

    • A.

      Star Of "Life Of Brian"

    • B.

      Manager Of The Beatles

    • C.

      Character On "Welcome Back Kotter"

    • D.

      Real Name Of Sting

    Correct Answer
    B. Manager Of The Beatles
    Explanation
    Brian Epstein was the manager of the Beatles, a famous British rock band. He played a crucial role in shaping their career and guiding them to international success. Epstein discovered the Beatles in 1961 and signed them to a record deal, transforming them from a local Liverpool band to global superstars. He was responsible for securing their first major recording contract, organizing their tours, and managing their business affairs. Epstein's management skills and dedication were instrumental in establishing the Beatles as one of the most influential and successful bands in music history.

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  • 17. 

    What was Judy Garland's birth name?

    • A.

      Ginger Baker

    • B.

      Judy Hilton

    • C.

      Judy Tyson

    • D.

      Frances Gumm

    Correct Answer
    D. Frances Gumm
    Explanation
    Judy Garland's birth name was Frances Gumm.

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  • 18. 

    The Gabor Sisters were very famous, which one of these choices are NOT a sister?

    • A.

      Zsa-Zsa

    • B.

      Magda

    • C.

      Eva

    • D.

      Rita

    Correct Answer
    D. Rita
    Explanation
    The Gabor Sisters were a group of famous siblings, known for their talent and glamour. Zsa-Zsa, Magda, and Eva were all part of this iconic trio, but Rita was not. While the other three sisters achieved fame and success in the entertainment industry, Rita did not share the same level of recognition. Therefore, Rita is the correct answer as she is not a sister among the Gabor Sisters.

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  • 19. 

    Which one of these guys were not in the famous Rat Pack?

    • A.

      Dean Martin

    • B.

      Peter Lawford

    • C.

      Frank Sinatra

    • D.

      Bob Hope

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Hope
    Explanation
    Bob Hope was not in the famous Rat Pack. The Rat Pack was a group of entertainers that included Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, and a few others. Bob Hope, although a popular entertainer during the same time period, was not officially part of the Rat Pack.

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  • 20. 

    Who received a Ticker-Tape parade in New York on March 1 1962?

    • A.

      John Glenn

    • B.

      New York Rangers

    • C.

      The Shah Of Iran

    • D.

      Dwight D Eisenhower

    Correct Answer
    A. John Glenn
    Explanation
    John Glenn received a Ticker-Tape parade in New York on March 1, 1962. This event was held to celebrate Glenn's historic achievement of becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn's successful space mission aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft made him a national hero and symbol of American space exploration. The parade was a way for the city of New York to honor and show appreciation for Glenn's significant contribution to space exploration.

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  • 21. 

    Who played "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"?

    • A.

      Bernadette Peters

    • B.

      Teri Garr

    • C.

      Cloris Leachman

    • D.

      Louise Lasser

    Correct Answer
    D. Louise Lasser
    Explanation
    Louise Lasser played the role of "Mary Hartman" in the television series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." This show was a satirical soap opera that aired from 1976 to 1977. Lasser's portrayal of the title character was praised for its comedic timing and vulnerability, making her the correct answer to this question.

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  • 22. 

    Who was Dale Evans married to?

    • A.

      John Wayne

    • B.

      Ronald Reagan

    • C.

      Senator Tom Evans

    • D.

      Roy Rogers

    Correct Answer
    D. Roy Rogers
    Explanation
    Dale Evans was married to Roy Rogers.

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  • 23. 

    How tall is Gary Coleman of the TV show "Diff'rent Strokes"?

    • A.

      5 Foot

    • B.

      5 Foot 3 Inches

    • C.

      4 Foot 2 Inches

    • D.

      4 Foot 8 Inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 Foot 8 Inches
    Explanation
    Gary Coleman, known for his role in the TV show "Diff'rent Strokes," was 4 feet 8 inches tall.

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  • 24. 

    Leonard Hacker is the birth name of which well-known entertainer?

    • A.

      James Garner

    • B.

      Johnny Carson

    • C.

      Stephen King

    • D.

      Buddy Hackett

    Correct Answer
    D. Buddy Hackett
    Explanation
    Leonard Hacker is the birth name of Buddy Hackett, a well-known entertainer. Buddy Hackett was a comedian and actor who gained popularity for his witty humor and comedic timing. He appeared in various films and television shows, showcasing his unique comedic style. Hackett's birth name being Leonard Hacker indicates that he changed his name professionally to Buddy Hackett.

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  • 25. 

    Clark Kent's boss at the Daily Planet was?

    • A.

      Perry Olsen

    • B.

      Perry Lane

    • C.

      Perry White

    • D.

      Perry Mason

    Correct Answer
    C. Perry White
    Explanation
    Clark Kent's boss at the Daily Planet was Perry White. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the name of Clark Kent's boss, and the options provided. Perry Olsen, Perry Lane, and Perry Mason are not mentioned as being Clark Kent's boss, leaving Perry White as the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    What publisher is known for living the lifestyle his magazine espouses?

    • A.

      Hugh Hefner

    • B.

      Larry Flynt

    • C.

      William Randolph Hearst

    • D.

      Malcolm Forbes

    Correct Answer
    A. Hugh Hefner
    Explanation
    Hugh Hefner is known for living the lifestyle his magazine, Playboy, espouses. As the founder of Playboy, Hefner embraced a luxurious and hedonistic lifestyle, surrounded by beautiful women, extravagant parties, and a lavish mansion. He became a symbol of the Playboy brand and embodied its ideals of pleasure, freedom, and indulgence. Hefner's personal life mirrored the content of his magazine, making him the publisher who truly lived the lifestyle he promoted.

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  • 27. 

    What self proclaimed king of humbug, once promoted a woman claiming to be George Washington's nurse?

    • A.

      William Randolph Hearst

    • B.

      P.T. Barnum

    • C.

      Buzby Berkley

    • D.

      James Bailey

    Correct Answer
    B. P.T. Barnum
    Explanation
    P.T. Barnum is known for his role as a showman and promoter, often referred to as the "Prince of Humbug." He was famous for creating elaborate hoaxes and promoting unusual attractions to draw crowds to his circus. One such promotion involved a woman named Joice Heth, whom Barnum claimed was the 161-year-old nurse of George Washington. Barnum showcased Heth as a living link to American history, attracting audiences who were fascinated by the connection to the nation's first president. This incident exemplifies Barnum's ability to captivate the public with his imaginative and often deceptive marketing strategies.

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  • 28. 

    What is Alvin Alley famous for?

    • A.

      Gymnast

    • B.

      Singer

    • C.

      Dance

    • D.

      Novelist

    Correct Answer
    C. Dance
    Explanation
    Alvin Ailey is famous for dance. He was an influential choreographer and dancer who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958. Ailey's innovative choreography and unique blend of modern dance and African-American cultural influences revolutionized the dance world. His company continues to be highly regarded and has played a significant role in promoting diversity and inclusivity in dance.

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  • 29. 

    Who was known as the "Night Tripper"?

    • A.

      Captain Beefheart

    • B.

      Clarence Clemons

    • C.

      Dr. John

    • D.

      David Bowie

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. John
    Explanation
    Dr. John was known as the "Night Tripper" because of his unique blend of New Orleans-style rhythm and blues, psychedelic rock, and voodoo-inspired lyrics. He adopted this persona early in his career and it became synonymous with his music. The nickname "Night Tripper" reflected his mystical and mysterious stage presence, as well as his ability to transport his audience to a different musical world through his performances.

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  • 30. 

    Who is the father of Ekaterina Gordeeva's second child?

    • A.

      Scott Hamilton

    • B.

      Ilia Kulik

    • C.

      Alexei Yagudin

    • D.

      Alexei Urmanov

    Correct Answer
    B. Ilia Kulik
    Explanation
    Ilia Kulik is the correct answer because he is the father of Ekaterina Gordeeva's second child.

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