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Buster Keaton

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a quiz on the life an work of the famous American actor, Buster Keaton.

Question 1:


Actor Buster Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas on October 4, what year?
1885
1875
1890
1895

Question 2:


When Buster Keaton was young, his vaudeville performance with his parents represented what situation?
His parents joked about raising a kid and then Buster would perform physical comedy.
His mother yelled at Buster and his dad as they ran about the stage.
His parents argued about raising a kid and then Buster would tell jokes.
His mother played saxophone while his father became angry and threw Buster around.

Question 3:


Who nicknamed Joseph Frank Keaton "Buster"?
Cecille B. deMille
Harry Houdini
Charlie Chaplin
Florence Ziegfield

Question 4:


Why did actor Buster Keaton adopt his famous deadpan look?
Buster found that a deadpan look on his face made the audience laugh more.
DeMille suggested it as an addition to the humor of the gags.
Being thrown around finally drove Buster mad which showed as a deadpan look.
One day, he was angry and refused to smile.

Question 5:


What made Buster Keaton and his mother put an end to the family vaudeville act?
Buster wanted a bigger audience than the act could ever get.
Travelling shows were outlawed in the USA.
The reason was that they didn't make enough money.
The reason was Buster's father's alcoholism.

Question 6:


In 1917, Buster Keaton befriended which American silent film actor?
W.C. Fields
Roscoe "Fatty " Arbuckle
Oliver Norvel Hardy
Gloria Emily Swanson

Question 7:


Buster Keaton produced, directed and starred in which 1924 comedy film?
"The Electric House"
"The Playhouse"
"One Week"
"Sherlock, Jr."

Question 8:


Who was actor Buster Keaton's first wife?
Paullette Goddard
Natalie Talmadge
Norma Talmadge
Constantine Talmadge

Question 9:


Name Buster Keaton's third wife, who was 23 years his senior and appeared with him in the Cirque Medrano in Paris in the 1940s and 1950s.
Marilyn Chastain
Eleanor Norris
Charlie Chaplin
Audrey Hepburn

Question 10:


When did actor Buster Keaton die?
1956
1976
1946
1966

 


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