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The Great Houdini
"This quiz is about the life and times of Harry Houdini, one of the world's greatest escape artists and magicians."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Where was Houdini born on March 24, 1874?
New York City, New York
What was Houdini's occupation before he quit in 1891 to pursue his career in magic?
Worked in a necktie factory
Clerk in a bicycle shop
How old was Harry Houdini when he got married?
30 years old
25 years old
35 years old
20 years old
Houdini was the world's greatest escape artist because of his ability to free himself, handcuffed and shackled, from almost anything imaginable. Which one of the following did Houdini NOT escape from?
Padlocked U.S. postal mail pouch
Sealed hamper filled with venomous snakes
Coffin and burial vault
One of Houdini's favorite stories was how he was lowered, handcuffed and shackled, through a hole in the ice into an icy river and almost drowned when he drifted off with the current. Was this story true?
What was the name of Houdini's most spectacular indoor escape?
Water Torture Cell
King Tut's Tomb
Jar of Death
On March 16, 1910, Houdini piloted the first successful airplane flight in Australia.
Houdini's longest running show of his career featured an illusion in which he made which one of these disappear?
Lady Doyle, wife of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, received automatic writings that she thought were messages from Houdini's deceased mother, Mrs. Cecilia Weiss. Did Houdini believe these messages were real?
Houdini took his stage name in honor of which one of the following people?
It was the name of a French magician that he admired.
His mother's maiden name was Houdin.
Houdini was his family's surname.
Houdini was actually his middle name.
Which one of these is not the title of a silent film that starred Houdini?
The Grim Game
Haldane Of The Secret Service
The Man From Beyond
Janet Leigh played the part of Houdini's wife in the popular 1953 movie "Houdini," but can you please tell me who played Houdini?
How many children did Harry Houdini have?
When did Houdini die?
October 31, 1926
March 17, 1920
December 25, 1930
February 14, 1933
Did the United States Postal Service ever issue a commemorative Houdini stamp?
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