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You're So Spruce, Bruce!
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"This quiz is dedicated to Bruces - to famous Bruces and even fictitious Bruces. Any Australian emphasis it may have is incidental to the shameful (and not entirely true!) stereotype that suggests all Australian men are called Bruce."
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Robert I of Scotland, who defeated the English armies at Bannockburn in 1314 after being encouraged by the persistence of a spider, was also known as 'Robert the Bruce'. What was the origin of this moniker, 'Bruce'?
The town of Brieux in Normandy
An old English spelling of 'bruise'
'Brus' is Gaelic for 'spider'
It means 'the son of Bruce'
Which actor starred as a TV reporter who is given God's powers, in the 2003 film 'Bruce Almighty'?
'Bruce' was the name given to the mechanical shark used in which Hollywood film?
Sharks in Venice (2008)
Night of the Sharks (1987)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The 'Bruces sketch' which appeared in a 1970 TV episode of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' features four 'Australian' university lecturers, all stereotypically called Bruce, who make up the Philosophy Department. What is the name given to their fictitious university (based on a real suburb of Sydney)?
University of Wagga Wagga
University of Murrumbidgee
University of Woolloomooloo
University of Toowoomba
Which Australian actor played the role of Dr. Bruce Banner in the 2003 Ang Lee-directed film 'Hulk'?
Which Bruce was a founder member of 'The Seekers' pop-folk group in 1962, and later co-authored a song - 'I Am Australian' - that has come to be seen as an unofficial anthem?
One of the classic country songs is Jimmy Dean's 1961 hit 'Big Bad John', about a miner who saves his fellow workers when a mine shaft collapses. In 1969, the Bluegrass group 'Country Gentlemen' sang a gay parody version of the song called 'Big Bruce'. What was Big Bad Brucey's occupation in this song?
Beauty salon stylist
Stanley Melbourne Bruce, the 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, was Australia's eighth Prime Minister and only hereditary peer. What's the name of the Canberra suburb that commemorates him?
Who was this controversial New York Jewish stand-up comedian and social satirist, who was sentenced to four months in the workhouse for verbal obscenity, but pardoned 39 years later?
Finally, not such a spruce Bruce! The disease known as brucellosis causes heavy sweating and severe muscle and joint pains, which can persist for life if untreated. What is the primary source of infection for humans?
Unpasteurised milk and infected meat
Transmission from coughs and sneezes
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