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Trivia Quiz - Mel Brooks: King of Spoofs


Bottom line, I love Mel Brooks' work. He's hilarious! -bill

Quiz Number: 1832
Date Submitted: December 02, 2007
Quiz Categories: Movie & TV Directors, Producers & Writers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 63.5 percent
Times Taken: 43 times
Taken by Registered Users: 16
Quiz is about: Mel Brooks

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1. One of Mel Brooks' first show business jobs was as a comedy writer in the 1950s for what television variety show?
  A.   Your Show of Shows
  B.   Burns and Allen
  C.   The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
  D.   The Red Skelton Show

2. What was Mel Brooks' first feature film?
  A.   Blazing Saddles
  B.   The Critic
  C.   The Twelve Chairs
  D.   The Producers

3. In what category did the film "The Producers" win an Academy Award?
  A.   Best Cinematography
  B.   Best Animated Feature
  C.   Best Original Screenplay.
  D.   Best Picture

4. Along with Buck Henry, what 1960's television comedy series did Mel Brooks create?
  A.   Green Acres
  B.   Gilligan's Island
  C.   Car 54, Where Are You?
  D.   Get Smart

5. Which of the following characters did NOT star in the Mel Brooks' film "Young Frankenstein" (1974)?
  A.   Terri Garr
  B.   Harvey Korman
  C.   Madeline Kahn
  D.   Gene Wilder

6. Which of the following characters did NOT star in the Mel Brooks' film "Blazing Saddles" (1974)?
  A.   Terri Garr
  B.   Harvey Korman
  C.   Madeline Kahn
  D.   Gene Wilder

7. Who had the only audible line in the 1976 Mel Brooks' film, "Silent Movie?"
  A.   Marty Feldman
  B.   Dom DeLuise
  C.   Marcel Marceau
  D.   Henny Youngman

8. Mel Brooks has produced a number of non-comedy films under the company name, Brooksfilms. Which of the following is not a Brooksfilm picture?
  A.   Highlander
  B.   84 Charing Cross Road
  C.   The Elephant Man
  D.   The Fly

9. Which of the following Brooks' films is NOT on the American Film Institute's list of funniest American films?
  A.   History of the World, Part I
  B.   Young Frankenstein
  C.   The Producers
  D.   Blazing Saddles

10. Mel Brooks won three consecutive Emmys in 1997, 1998, and 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role of Uncle Phil on what television comedy series?
  A.   Seinfeld
  B.   Mad About You
  C.   Suddenly Susan
  D.   Newhart


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