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Trivia Quiz - George M. Cohan: Father of American Musical Comedy


We all know James Cagney portrayed George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy", but how much do you know about the real George M?

Quiz Number: 1374
Date Submitted: June 29, 2007
Quiz Categories: Music, Broadway
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: LittleLady
Average Score: 46 percent
Times Taken: 107 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: George M. Cohan

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1. George M. Cohan was born on July 3, 1878. What did his parents do for a living?
  A.   dancers
  B.   magicians
  C.   circus performers
  D.   traveling vaudeville performers

2. George M. Cohan was born where?
  A.   New York City
  B.   Providence, RI
  C.   Boston. MA
  D.   Philadelphia, PA

3. What was George Cohan's middle name?
  A.   Matthew
  B.   Martin
  C.   Michael
  D.   none, just the initial "M"

4. When George M. Cohan's sister left the "Four Cohans" act, who became his dance partner?
  A.   Ethel Levy
  B.   Agnes Mary Nolan
  C.   Georgette Cohan
  D.   Mary Cohan

5. Which of George M. Cohan's musical plays featured the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy"?
  A.   I'd Rather Be Right
  B.   Little Nellie Kelly
  C.   Little Johnny Jones
  D.   Yankee Doodle Dandy

6. George M. Cohan wrote the book, music and lyrics to how many musicals?
  A.   20
  B.   25
  C.   30
  D.   35

7. What was George Cohan's relationship with Sam Harris?
  A.   he produced all his plays
  B.   he was his brother in law
  C.   he was his business partner
  D.   he co-starred in his plays

8. George Cohan received an award from President Roosevelt for his contributions to WWI morale. What medal was it?
  A.   Purple Heart
  B.   Congressional Medal
  C.   Medal of Honor
  D.   Statue in Times Square

9. In honor of the 100 year anniversary of George M. Cohan's birth, the post office issued a commerative stamp. What was the cost of that stamp?
  A.   5 cents
  B.   7 cents
  C.   10 cents
  D.   15 cents

10. George M. Cohan was posthumously inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in what year?
  A.   1950
  B.   1978
  C.   1999
  D.   2006


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