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Trivia Quiz - Buster Keaton: Silent & Talkie Film Star


What do you know about Buster Keaton?

Quiz Number: 3837
Date Submitted: February 09, 2011
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars, Movie & TV Directors, Producers & Writers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: madman
Average Score: 69.5 percent
Times Taken: 196 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3
Quiz is about: Buster Keaton

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Buster Keaton Silent  Talkie Film Star
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1. To what Buster Keaton film was Orson Welles referring when he said, "(name of film) is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made."?
  A.   The General
  B.   The Navigator
  C.   Go West
  D.   Our Hospitality

2. What was Buster Keaton's real first name?
  A.   Ronald
  B.   Joseph
  C.   Reginald
  D.   Dwight

3. When Keaton was young, he had a fall down a long flight of stairs without injury. One of his father's show business friends happened to be near and exclaimed, "that was a real buster!" Who was his father's friend?
  A.   Charlie Chaplin
  B.   Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  C.   Harry Houdini
  D.   Charles Grapewin

4. For nearly the first three years of his acting career, Buster Keaton played second fiddle to an established star in a series of short silent films. Who was the star of these films?
  A.   Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  B.   Harold Lloyd
  C.   Charlie Chaplin
  D.   Douglas Fairbanks

5. As a result of fighting in France during World War I, Buster Keaton sustained an injury that would leave him impaired the rest of his life. What was it?
  A.   limp
  B.   sight impaired
  C.   hearing impaired
  D.   breathing problems

6. What role did Buster Keaton play in the 1923 silent film, "Our Hospitality"?
  A.   Lee Canfield
  B.   Clayton Canfield
  C.   Joseph Canfield
  D.   Willie McKay

7. What was Buster Keaton's nickname?
  A.   The Cat
  B.   Ace
  C.   Duce
  D.   The Great Stone Face

8. In which of the following films did Buster Keaton NOT star with actress Hedda Hopper?
  A.   The Stolen Jools (1931)
  B.   What! No Beer? (1933)
  C.   Speak Easily (1932)
  D.   Sunset Blvd. (1950)

9. When he was a youngster, Buster Keaton and his parents performed in an acrobatic group. What was it called?
  A.   The Amazing Keatons
  B.   The Keatons Three
  C.   The Three Keatons
  D.   Keatons and Son

10. What acting great portrayed Keaton in the 1957 movie, "The Buster Keaton Story"?
  A.   Donald O'Connor
  B.   Montgomery Clift
  C.   Tony Curtis
  D.   Jack Lemmon


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