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Trivia Quiz - Harry Houdini: Escape Artist


A nice trivia quiz about the personal life, career and tricks of escape artist, Harry Houdini.

Quiz Number: 3678
Date Submitted: December 12, 2010
Quiz Categories: Magicians
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 39.2 percent
Times Taken: 158 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini Escape Artist
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1. At age nine, Ehrich Weiss (later Harry Houdini) and some neighborhood friends established a five-cent circus. Weiss billed himself by what name?
  A.   Ehrich the Great
  B.   Ehrich the Magnificent
  C.   Ehrich, The Prince of the Air
  D.   The Unconquerable Ehrich

2. Early in their careers, Harry Houdini and his wife Bess, known as "The Houdinis," performed a trick in which they trade places in a locked trunk. What was the number called?
  A.   The Big Switch
  B.   The Metamorphosis
  C.   The Great Transformation
  D.   Wonderment

3. Houdini was well-known for escaping from handcuffs earning him what nickname?
  A.   The King of Handcuffs
  B.   The Cuff King
  C.   The Handcuff Master
  D.   The Prince of Handcuffs

4. A Birmingham blacksmith took five years to build a pair of handcuffs featuring an impossible-to-pick set of nesting Bramah locks. In 1904, Houdini picked the locks and escaped. What was the escape called?
  A.   Cuff Escape
  B.   Cuff Break
  C.   Magic Cuff
  D.   Mirror Cuff

5. In 1906, Houdini made a splash with his widely publicized escape from what previously thought-to-be inescapable jail?
  A.   New York
  B.   Milwaukee
  C.   Boston
  D.   Washington, D.C.

6. To which of Houdini's tricks was "Scientific American" magazine referring when it pronounced it "one of the most remarkable tricks ever performed"?
  A.   Buried Alive stunt
  B.   underwater box escape
  C.   Chinese Water Torture Cell escape
  D.   Milk Can Escape

7. What was the name of Houdini's first motion picture?
  A.   Haldane of the Secret Service
  B.   Terror Island
  C.   The Man From Beyond
  D.   The Master Mystery

8. In 1926, Houdini, bested mystical Egyptian performer Rahman Bey by remaining locked in a casket submerged in a swimming pool. Bey stayed in the casket for one hour. How long did Houdini last?
  A.   1 hour, 10 minutes
  B.   1 hour, 20 minutes
  C.   1 hour, 30 minutes
  D.   1 hour, 40 minutes

9. In 1975, what magician successfully duplicated Houdini's Chinese Water Torture trick for the first time since its original performance?
  A.   Doug Henning
  B.   Harry Blackstone, Jr.
  C.   Jeff Sheridan
  D.   David Copperfield

10. Which of the following actors NEVER portrayed Harry Houdini either on the silver screen or television?
  A.   Dick Van Dyke
  B.   Tony Curtis
  C.   Paul Michael Glaser
  D.   Johnathon Schaech


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