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Trivia Quiz - Ed Asner


Take this trivia quiz about the life, family, career and activism of Ed Asner!

Quiz Number: 5013
Date Submitted: March 26, 2013
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars, Television Stars, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 56.7 percent
Times Taken: 36 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: Ed Asner

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1. What role did Ed Asner play in the long-running TV sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"?
  A.   Ted Baxter
  B.   Lou Grant
  C.   Murray Slaughter
  D.   Gordy Howard

2. From 1981-1985, Mr. Asner served as president of what entertainment industry union?
  A.   Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
  B.   Screen Actors Guild
  C.   Directors Guild of America
  D.   Actors' Equity Association

3. In early 2011, Asner returned to television in the sitcom, "Working Class," the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. Asner starred as a butcher whose last name was Greziak. What was his first name?
  A.   Harry
  B.   Hal
  C.   Hank
  D.   Harley

4. In which one of these Christmas movies did Ed Asner play the role of Santa Claus?
  A.   Santa Who? (2000)
  B.   The Santa Clause (1994)
  C.   Elf (2003)
  D.   Call Me Claus (2001)

5. Ed Asner is the first actor to win Emmy Awards for playing the same character in both a comedy ("Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)) and a drama ("Lou Grant" (1977)). How many Emmys did he win in total?
  A.   5
  B.   6
  C.   7
  D.   8

6. Complete the following quote from Ed Asner: "Raising kids is part joy and part ____________."
  A.   guerrilla warfare
  B.   living hell
  C.   performing magic
  D.   walking tightrope

7. What role does Ed Asner play on the Canadian TV sitcom, "Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays"?
  A.   Dr. David Storper
  B.   Michael Dyer
  C.   Dr. Wasserman
  D.   Mr. Renn

8. Ed Asner is a graduate of what university in the state of Illinois?
  A.   University of Illinois
  B.   Northern Illinois University
  C.   Chicago State University
  D.   University of Chicago

9. Ed Asner played the role of August March in an episode of the original "Hawaii Five-O" (1975) and reprised the role in the "Hawaii Five-0" (2012) remake. Who is August March?
  A.   art smuggler
  B.   bank robber
  C.   murderer
  D.   arsonist

10. Ed Asner played the role of Lou Grant in the TV series, "Lou Grant." What was Grant's occupation on the show?
  A.   production manager
  B.   advice columnist
  C.   investigative reporter
  D.   newspaper editor


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