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The Marx Brothers

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on the life and work of the zaniest comedians, who appeared in vaudeville, stage plays, films and television.

Question 1:


This comedian, who co-starred with Edward Gallagher in the vaudeville act "Gallagher and Shean", was Marx Brothers' uncle.
Al Shean
Max Shean
Joseph Shean
Franz Shean

Question 2:


Which of the Marx Brothers was nicknamed Chico due to his reputation as a "ladies man"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


Who was the first of the Marx Brothers to go on stage in, 1905?
Chico
Manfred
Groucho
Harpo

Question 4:


Which of the Marx Brothers wore a red wig, carried a taxi-cab horn and never spoke?
Gummo
Harpo
Zeppo
Chico

Question 5:


What were the first two talkie movies released by the Marx Brothers in 1929 and 1930?
"The Cocoanuts" and "Animal Crackers"
"The Cocoanuts" and "Monkey Business"
"Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers"
"Humor Risk" and "Animal Crackers"

Question 6:


Which was the Marx Brothers' first feature length movie that was not based on a Broadway show?
"The House That Shadows Built"
"Horse Feathers"
"Monkey Business"
"Duck Soup"

Question 7:


What was the first movie that the Marx Brothers made for MGM with producer Irving Thalberg?
"Room Service"
"Go West"
"A Night at the Opera"
"A Day at the Races"

Question 8:


Why did the Marx Brothers shoot the movies "A Night at Casablanca" and "Love Happy"?
None of these
They needed the money to pay back taxes.
They were trying a new formula with Groucho in the role of a villain.
They had to pay Chico's gambling debts.

Question 9:


What was the name of the TV special in which the Marx Brothers last appeared together in 1959?
"The Incredible Jewel Robbery"
"The Show of Shows"
"The Incredible Brothers"
"The New Cocoanuts"

Question 10:


What was the name of the humorous radio and TV quiz show, hosted by Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


In 1955, Harpo, one of the Marx Brothers, appeared in a scene with Lucille Ball, on which popular sitcom?
"I Love Lucy"
"Duck Soup"
"The Man Who Came To Dinner"
"I Love Betty"

 


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