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Trivia Quiz - Howard Hughes

Ten questions about the life and career of the wealthy but eccentric Howard Hughes.

Quiz Number: 4192
Date Submitted: December 12, 2011
Quiz Categories: Movie & TV Directors, Producers & Writers, Business
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 54.9 percent
Times Taken: 155 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Howard Hughes

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1. Howard Hughes' most famous aircraft, the Hercules, was an oversized wooden seaplane designed to carry 750 passengers. What was the nickname for the plane?
  A.   Rhino
  B.   Silver Bullet
  C.   Spruce Goose
  D.   Aardvark

2. From a young age, Howard Hughes had an enthusiastic interest in a sport at which he actually became quite accomplished. What sport?
  A.   golf
  B.   tennis
  C.   handball
  D.   cycling

3. Which of the following Hollywood women did Howard Hughes never date?
  A.   Ava Gardner
  B.   Olivia de Havilland
  C.   Katharine Hepburn
  D.   Jane Russell

4. Howard Hughes directed and/or produced several films. Which one earned him an Academy Award?
  A.   Two Arabian Knights (1927)
  B.   The Racket (1928)
  C.   Hell's Angels (1930)
  D.   The Front Page (1931)

5. Which of the following Las Vegas casinos did Howard Hughes not own?
  A.   The Sands
  B.   The Stardust
  C.   The Castaways
  D.   The Desert Inn

6. At one point in his life, Hughes became obsessed with a certain film and had it running on a continuous loop in his home. What movie was it?
  A.   Ice Station Zebra (1968)
  B.   From Russia with Love (1963)
  C.   Casino Royale (1967)
  D.   Three Days of the Condor (1975)

7. Hughes spent much of his later life in pain, eventually becoming severely addicted to what drug?
  A.   cocaine
  B.   codeine
  C.   morphine
  D.   marijuana

8. How many times did Howard Hughes narrowly escape death in an airplane crash in which he was the pilot?
  A.   one time
  B.   two times
  C.   three times
  D.   more than three times

9. What actor portrayed Howard Hughes in 2004 film, The Aviator?
  A.   Leonardo DeCaprio
  B.   Johnny Depp
  C.   Val Kilmer
  D.   George Clooney

10. Of what airline was Howard Hughes a part owner?
  A.   Pacific Southwest Airlines
  B.   Las Vegas Airlines
  C.   Eastern Airlines
  D.   TWA®   

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