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Gregory Peck Part One - His Life

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz on the life of a great actor and a great person.

Question 1:

Which statement is true about Gregory Peck's birth?
He was born Gregory Edward Peck on April 5, 1915 in Pasadena, California.
He was born Ronald Richard Gregory on April 5, 1914 in San Francisco, California.
He was born Richard Gregory Peck on April 5, 1917 in Santa Barbara, California.
He was born Eldred Gregory Peck on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California.

Question 2:

Select the correct statement about Gregory Peck's life.
He had a very stable childhood living in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
He never completed his college degree at U Cal Berkley.
At about 23 he left California to become an actor in New York City.
His father ran a small theater outside of Los Angeles.

Question 3:

Gregory Peck felt that the American Film Institute was just a useless organization.

Question 4:

In 1947 Gregory Peck founded this important theater with the help of Mel Ferrer and Dorothy McGuire.
The Trio Playhouse
Second City
L.A. Theater Works
La Jolla Playhouse

Question 5:

In 1967 Gregory Peck received The Jean Hersholt Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science. This award is given for which of the following?
Lifetime achievement in motion pictures
Being a member of the Academy for at least 40 years
Never receiving an Oscar and being in many movies
Humanitarian activities

Question 6:

Gregory Peck was well known as an active supporter of the Republican Party.

Question 7:

Gregory Peck was raised to believe that ethnically he was English and Irish. However, in his later years he found out that he also had ancestors from this ethnic group.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 8:

In 1968 Gregory Peck made this important decision.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
He delayed the 40th Annual Academy Awards show.
He threw himself into the election of Richard Nixon.
He sent his oldest son to Canada to avoid service in Vietnam.
He vowed to never portray a villain again.

Question 9:

What do Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart have in common?
Their stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame were stolen.
They all helped Ronald Reagan's campaign for the Presidency.
They were speakers at Governor Schwarzenegger's inauguration.
They all served on B-17's during World War II.

Question 10:

Gregory Peck had many close friends. Which of the following was not one of them?
Mary Badham
Michael Jackson
Ronald Reagan
Tony Danza

Question 11:

In 1980 Gregory Peck made unpaid ads for the Chrysler Automobile Corporation .

Question 12:

After starring in 1958's "The Bravados," Gregory Peck made this decision.
To help form section of the Motion Picture Academy for cowboy actors.
To move to Texas
To never make another western
To buy a real working ranch and raise horses

Question 13:

Gregory Peck won one Oscar. For which movie did he get the Oscar for The Best Actor?
The Yearling
Twelve O'Clock High
Gentleman's Agreement
To Kill a Mocking Bird

Question 14:

In the late 1960's Gregory Peck fought very hard but unsuccessfully for this cause.
To pass the Equal Rights Amendment
To get the US out of the UN
To get statehood for Washington, D.C.
To make full-length animated films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar

Question 15:

Which statement is untrue about Gregory Peck?
He was an opponent of nuclear weapons.
Like today's stars, he owned his own production company.
He never appeared in an anti-war movie.
He was an opponent of gun control.

Question 16:

Gregory Peck appeared as a hero in a Marvel comic book.

Question 17:

Find the untrue statement about Gregory Peck.
He met his second wife when she was sent to interview him.
He considered running for president against Ronald Reagan.
He had two adopted children.
He did most of his own fight scenes.

Question 18:

Over 3,000 people tried to attend Gregory Peck's funeral. To insure that Peck's friends and relatives would have seats they were told to give this "password" to the ushers.


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