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Mel Brooks Quiz

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One of Mel brooks' first major productions was what spy comedy about a bumbling secret agent named Maxwell Smart?
Mel Brooks Quiz
Get Smart
Mission Implausible
Protection from Them
The Tellmore Agency

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Mel Brooks was born in New York City with what birth name?
Melvin Kaminsky
Emelio Morrono
Amel Shihahr
Melbrook Rosencrantz

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Brooks fought in World War Two and participated in what 1944 battle near the city of Bastogne in Belgium?
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of the Marne
The Battle of the Bulge

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Mel Brooks got his start in show business when he became a part of the comedy series Your Show of Shows that originally starred what comedian as the series' face and front man?
Robert Hall
Bob Hope
Sid Caesar
Bud Abbot

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An early hit film for Brooks came when he directed what 1974 comedy that lampooned westerns and became legendary for its racial themes and commentary?
Hang 'em High
High Noon
Blazing Saddles
Tombstone

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Mel Brooks and Rob Reiner found great success and acclaim with what series of comedic sketches that featured Brooks playing an elderly man whom Reiner would interview?
Mr. Lemowitz
High-Ho
The Seniority Tapes
The 2,000-Year-Old Man

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What is the name of the famous actress known for her roles in The Elephant Man, The Graduate, and The Turning Point, who was married to Mel Brooks from 1964 until her passing in 2005?
Katherine Hepburn
Alex Yellen
Anne Bancroft
Kate Capshaw

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What 1981 Mel Brooks film saw him star as multiple historical figures as he and his costars performed various comedic sketches based on human history?
The Silly Things that Happened
History of the World Part One
When Things Were Rotten
Here We Are

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One of Brooks' first majorly popular films was what controversial 1967 comedy where Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder played a duo of conmen who attempted to defraud theater investors?
Friends
The Producers
The Odd Couple
Song and Dance

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Mel Brooks directed what classic 1974 black-and-white comedy film that lampooned the Universal Studios monster movies of old?
Young Frankenstein
It's Alive!
Silent Movie
Bump in the Night

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Mel Brooks' 1977 comedy High Anxiety was a parody of the suspense movies of what director known for making films like The Birds, Vertigo, and Psycho?
Steven Spielberg
Stanley Kubrick
Sam Raimi
Alfred Hitchcock

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In 1976, Mel Brooks released his comedy Silent Movie that had its only line of spoken dialogue said by what actor who performed the character Bip the Clown?
Rodney Dangerfield
Robert Hayner
Macel Marceau
Chevy Chase

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Mel Brooks' son Max Brooks is a published author who saw great success with what book that he wrote which was subtitled An Oral History of the Zombie War?
World War Z
28 Days Later
The Scarlet Scourge
The 5th Wave

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What 1987 comedy film directed by Brooks parodied sci-fi flicks like Star Wars and Star Trek with Brooks himself playing the character of President Skroob?
Spaceballs
Star Stuff
Lase Brain
A Space Oddity

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Mel Brooks is one of the relatively few entertainers to have won the range of the E.G.O.T. awards with his Tony Award win coming from his Broadway musical adaptation of which of his films?
Spaceballs
The Producers
History of the World Part One
Young Frankenstein

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