Charlie Chaplin Quiz

The Charlie Chaplin Quiz.

Cinema, as an art form, has the potential for incredible complexity. By combining visual elements with dialogue, music, and the camerawork itself, the art of cinema is able to convey layers upon layers of ideas which others might not be able to. As cinema was first blossoming, a few stars were able to prove to the world the potential it had for expression. Charlie Chaplin was one of those key figures who helped the world understand the potential for comedy which movies contained.

A humble man from humble origins, Chaplin’s natural charisma translated well to the screen. Even before dialogue was available in film, the man’s bearing and his physicality were able to express just as much as words were able to. He didn’t just start and stop his career with silent movies, however. As the medium which he loved evolved, he was constantly at the forefront of legitimizing its developments. With continuous praise from all circles of people, Chaplin became something of an icon who symbolized the wonders that the entertainment industry could provide the public.

So great was this celebrity that the man himself has become a true historical icon without being some great politician or general. In an era where the world seemed hell-bent on destroying itself, there was still Chaplin doing his best to make everyone smile for a brief moment. His antics provided levity in some of the darkest days our world has ever seen.

How much do you know about this legendary performer? Take our Charlie Chaplin quiz to find out.

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Which of the following nicknames is commonly attached to Chaplin's characters because of their archetypal tendency to be vagabonds?
"The Hobo"
"The Tramp"
"The Loiterer"
"The Waif"

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Chaplin was originally from what nation?
The U.S.A.
The U.K.
France
Germany

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Chaplin faced hard times as a youth after his father left his family. Following, Chaplin's mother was unable to care for him because of what reason?
She was arrested for theft.
She passed away of influenza.
She was committed to an asylum.
She disappeared looking for Chaplin's father.

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Chaplin helped co-fund which of the following film distribution companies to help him make more movies?
United Artists
M.G.M.
1492 Pictures
Paramount Studios

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In 1914, Chaplin got his big break in movies when he was scouted by what major studio to appear in their films?
Keystone Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Walt Disney Studios
Universal Studios

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When sound films began to grow in popularity int he thirties, Chaplin stuck to silent films because they were what he knew. What two films of Chaplin's were silent movies that came out in the thirties?
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Broadway and The Man on the Moon
The Great Dictator and Vampire
The Sultan and Piper
City Lights and Modern Times

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What is the name of Chaplin's 1940 comedy that parodied Adolf Hitler and the rise of fascists?
The King and Me
The World Is Mine
The Great Dictator
His Lordship

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In the forties, Chaplin left America to move to what other nation after he was investigated by the F.B.I. for Communist sympathies?
France
Denmark
Spain
Switzerland

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As a revenge against the F.B.I., Chaplin made what 1957 film which lambasted McCarthyism?
Politics in a Simple Time
Redheads
Monkey Business
A King In New York

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Chaplin was a major part of the Third Liberty Bond Campaign which raised funds for which of the following?
The New Deal
World War One
The American Program
World War Two

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Chaplin was friends with what man who told Chaplin "You don't say a word yet everyone understands you.," to which Chaplin famously replied, "But everyone loves you because they don't understand what you're saying."?
Albert Einstein
Arthur Sinclair
Woodrow Wilson
Winston Churchill

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In 1971, Chaplin was given the high French honor of being named Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor at what major event?
The 1971 Worlds' Fair
The Parisian Cultural Display
Cannes Film Festival
The Nice Democratic Rally

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In what year did Chaplin receive and honorary Academy Award for his outstanding efforts in the art of cinema?
1966
1972
1975
1980

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Which of the following is true of Chaplin's grave site?
He was buried in Westminster Abbey.
On his grave is a television which plays all of his films on loop.
Chaplin is buried above-ground because he was afraid of the dark.
Two crooks stole Chaplin's body to hold it for ransom.

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In what year was Chaplin knighted?
1964
1971
1975
1980

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