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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?
1890
1875
1895
1885

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 10:


When did actor Buster Keaton die?
1956
1946
1976
1966

 


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