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Trivia Quiz - The Three Stooges: Shemp Howard


See how much you know about Shemp Howard, aka, "GrapeHead," of The Three Stooges. Great Three Stooges trivia here!

Quiz Number: 92
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Quiz Categories: The Three Stooges
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: garrett
Average Score: 57.5 percent
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Quiz is about: Shemp Howard

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The Three Stooges Shemp Howard
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1. Shemp Howard was his stage name. What was his real name?
  A.   Sam Howland
  B.   Sam Howenberg
  C.   Sam Horberg
  D.   Sam Horwitz

2. Shemp's favorite sport was:
  A.   boxing
  B.   baseball
  C.   football
  D.   basketball

3. Shemp was a multi-phobic. His wife Gertrude, even characterized him as:
  A.   "a chicken little"
  B.   "a fraidy cat"
  C.   "afraid of everything"
  D.   "a nervous Nellie"

4. Shemp was described by many, including director Edward Bernds, as the most:
  A.   "naturally funny" of the Stooges
  B.   "nervous" of the Stooges
  C.   "likable" of the Stooges
  D.   "sex-crazed" of the Stooges

5. How many older brothers did Shemp have that were not in show business?
  A.   1
  B.   2
  C.   3
  D.   4

6. Shemp starred in "The Bank Dick" in 1940 with what famous comedian?
  A.   Jimmy Durante
  B.   George Burns
  C.   Groucho Marx
  D.   W.C. Fields

7. Which of the following is not a highlight of Shemps's early show business career?
  A.   He appeared in feature films as a solo performer
  B.   He appeared in short subject films as a solo performer
  C.   He was part of a three-part magic act
  D.   He was a vaudeville comedian

8. After Shemp's agent died in 1940, he voluntarily did what for his agent's widow?
  A.   Gave a percentage of his movie salary to her
  B.   Paid off her house
  C.   Bought her a new car
  D.   Paid for his agent's funeral

9. Shemp's wife's name was Gertrude. What was her nickname?
  A.   Babe
  B.   Gertie
  C.   Dollie
  D.   Storm

10. Shemp died in 1955 from heart failure in sort of an unusual place. Where did he die?
  A.   Having his portrait taken in a studio
  B.   In the back seat of a taxi cab
  C.   At a pet store, purchasing a dog
  D.   In the bathroom


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