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Trivia Quiz - Leslie Nielsen: "The Laurence Olivier of Spoofs"


What do you know about deadpan comedy great Leslie Nielsen?

Quiz Number: 3617
Date Submitted: November 29, 2010
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: madman
Average Score: 58.6 percent
Times Taken: 37 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Leslie Nielsen

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Leslie Nielsen The Laurence Olivier of Spoofs
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1. Leslie Nielsen's older brother, Erik Nielsen, held a very lofty political position in the Canadian government from 1984-86 What was it?
  A.   Prime Minister of Canada
  B.   Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  C.   Minister of Foreign Affairs
  D.   Minister of Environment

2. Nielsen's first notable movie role happened in the 1950s when he starred in a sci-fi film that some regard as the forerunner to "Star Trek." What was it called?
  A.   Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
  B.   The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  C.   Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)
  D.   Forbidden Planet (1956)

3. Why did Nielsen leave MGM in 1957?
  A.   he felt he was underpaid
  B.   he felt his leading ladies were under qualified
  C.   they made him travel to many locations that he considered dangerous
  D.   he was dissatisfied with the quality of the films he was given

4. What role did Nielsen play in teh 1972 blockbuster film, "The Poseidon Adventure"?
  A.   Captain Harrison - Ship's captain
  B.   Dr. Caravello - Ship's Doctor
  C.   Acres - Steward
  D.   Reverend Scott - Preacher

5. Leslie Nielsen's comedic breakthrough came in the 1980 air travel parody called what?
  A.   Scared in the Air!
  B.   Airliner!
  C.   Airplane!
  D.   Up in the Air!

6. What role did Leslie Nielsen play in "The Naked Gun" movies released in 1988, 1991 and 1994?
  A.   Officer Nordberg
  B.   Lt. Frank Derbin
  C.   Captain Ed Hocken
  D.   Ted Olsen

7. In what Mel Brook's spoof did Leslie Nielsen have a leading role?
  A.   Young Frankenstein
  B.   Blazing Saddles
  C.   Spaceballs
  D.   Dracula: Dead and Loving It

8. Nielsen hosted a series of golf instructional videos in which he combined absurd comedy with golf techniques. Which of the following was NOT one of them?
  A.   Golf Doesn't Get Any Worse Than This
  B.   Bad Golf Made Easier
  C.   Bad Golf My Way
  D.   Stupid Little Golf Video

9. What film critic dubbed Leslie Nielsen "the Laurence Olivier of spoofs"?
  A.   Peter Brunette
  B.   Gene Siskel
  C.   Roger Ebert
  D.   Kyle Smith

10. From what ailment/health challenge did Leslie Nielsen suffer during his lifetime?
  A.   asthma
  B.   legally deaf
  C.   diabetes
  D.   arthritis


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