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Sidney Poitier

written by: shimonbentzvi
Enjoy this quiz on a fine actor.

Question 1:

Which statement concerning Sidney Poitier's birth is true?
He was born on February 20th in 1927 on Cat Island, the Bahamas.
He was born on February 20th in 1937 on Cat Island, the Bahamas.
He was born on February 20th in 1927 on St. Kitts.
He was born on February 20th in 1927 in Florida.

Question 2:

Which statement is untrue about Sidney Poitier?
Poitier worked as a janitor in The American Negro Theater in exchange for drama lessons.
Poitier came to the USA after graduating from High School in the Bahamas.
While a drama student, Poitier was once the understudy for Harry Belafonte.
When he was 16, he moved to new York to study acting.

Question 3:

Sidney Poitier's first big break came when he was featured in this famous Greek play.
Oedipus Rex
The Wasps
The Birds

Question 4:

Sidney Poitier's first big hit movie was about an African-American doctor who confronts racist felons in a prison hospital ward. What was the name of this movie?
Concrete Jungle
Blackboard Jungle
Stir Crazy
No Way out

Question 5:

Zoltan Korda directed the movie version of a great Alan Paton novel about Apartheid. What was the name of the movie, that starred Sidney Poitier as Reverend Msimangi?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 6:

Sidney Poitier starred in the movie version of this Lorraine Hansberry play.
Lilies of the Field
Paris Blues
All the Young Men
A Raisin in the Sun

Question 7:

What was the name of the movie in which Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis played runaway prisoners who were chained together.
The Defiant Ones
The Blackboard Jungle
In The Heat of the Night
The Concrete Jungle

Question 8:

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win the Oscar for Best Actor. For which movie did he win this award?
Porgy and Bess
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Jackal
Lilies of the Field

Question 9:

Sidney Poitier wrote this movie in which he stars as a possible love interest for Abbey Lincoln, a maid.
For the Love of Mary
Pretty Maids All in a Row
For the Love of Ivy
The Preacher

Question 10:

Name the movie that starred Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracey, Katherine Hepburn, Roy Glenn and Beah Richards.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 11:

In which of these movies did Sidney Poitier play a teacher?
In the Heat of the Night
Let's Do It Again
To Sir with Love
Blackboard Jungle

Question 12:

Sidney Poitier's first wife was Juanita Hardy. This made this famous boxer Sidney's brother-in-law.
Archie Moore
Mike Tyson
Jack Johnson
Joe Louis

Question 13:

Sidney Poitier was named US Ambassador to Japan in 1997.

Question 14:

What is the title of Sidney Poitier's autobiography?
An Actor at the Gates: The Survival of an Actor
A Simple Man from Cat Island
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
An Actor's Struggle


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