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Trivia Quiz - The Marx Brothers: Absolute Comic Genius


What do you know about the Marx Brothers? Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx and Gummo Marx.

Quiz Number: 3167
Date Submitted: July 25, 2009
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, Movie Stars, Comedians
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 60.3 percent
Times Taken: 171 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14

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The Marx Brothers Absolute Comic Genius
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1. In what city did the Marx Brothers grow up?
  A.   New York City
  B.   Boston
  C.   Chicago
  D.   Philadelphia

2. One of the five Marx Brothers was never in any of their movies. Which one?
  A.   Zippo
  B.   Dingo
  C.   Zeppo
  D.   Gummo

3. Before focusing on comedy the Marx Brothers excelled in what other performing art?
  A.   dance
  B.   music
  C.   mime
  D.   drama

4. According to those who knew the Marx Brothers, most agreed that this brother was the funniest off stage:
  A.   Chico
  B.   Harpo
  C.   Groucho
  D.   Zeppo

5. What was the name of the first film that the Marx Brothers released?
  A.   Humor Risk
  B.   The Cocoanuts
  C.   Animal Crackers
  D.   Monkey Business

6. In which movie do the Marx Brothers satirize the American college system and Prohibition?
  A.   The Cocoanuts
  B.   Monkey Business
  C.   Horse Feathers
  D.   Duck Soup

7. In which movie did Groucho star as the leader of the small, bankrupt country of Freedonia?
  A.   The Cocoanuts
  B.   Monkey Business
  C.   Horse Feathers
  D.   Duck Soup

8. Which two of the Marx Brothers formed one of the biggest talent agencies in Hollywood, helping the likes of Jack Benny and Lana Turner get their starts?
  A.   Gummo and Zeppo
  B.   Chico and Gummo
  C.   Groucho and Gummo
  D.   Harpo and Zeppo

9. In 1941, the team originally announced their retirement from the big screen. Something changed their minds and they decided to make two more films. What changed their minds?
  A.   A minor clause in their contract caused them to make two additional films
  B.   Their fans pushed them to make more
  C.   Chico was in dire financial straits due to gambling debts
  D.   Groucho talked them into doing the two additional films

10. What was the name of the Marx Brothers' last film (not counting solo endeavors)?
  A.   The Big Store
  B.   The Story of Mankind
  C.   Love Happy
  D.   A Night in Casablanca


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