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Celebrities at War

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : World War II
Celebrities at War game quiz
"A quiz about some well known folks and how they spent World War II."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. What famous Hollywood film director once served as a combat engineer during the Battle of the Bulge?
    Mel Brooks
    John Ford
    Billy Wilder
    Cecil B. DeMille

2. What did John Banner, who found fame as the portly and myopic Sergeant Schultz on Hogan's Heroes, do during WWII?
    Study Optometry
    Worked in a sandwich shop called "Hogan's Heroes"
    Guarded German prisoners of war
    Modeled for recruiting posters

3. When stricken by appendicitis just before shipping out, this future legandary college coach was replaced at the last minute by an officer who was killed by a kamakazi pilot while manning his post.
    Paul "Bear" Bryant
    Ara Parseghian
    Adolph Rupp
    John Wooden

4. Due to eye problems, this actor memorized the recruitment center eye chart in a failed attempt to join the US Marines.
    Peter Falk
    Jack Elam
    Marty Feldman
    Sammy Davis Jr.

5. The father of these famous siblings died while being held as a prisoner of war.
    Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor
    Joe and Dom DiMaggio
    Tom and Dick Smothers
    Dick and Jerry Van Dyke

6. Later the butt of endless jokes on American television, this actor won five Bronze Stars.
    Ted Knight
    Art Carney
    Don Knotts
    Don Adams

7. After the war, this Hollywood tough guy was falsely touted by the studios as having served as a tail gunner on a bomber during WWII.
    Charles Bronson
    Gary Cooper
    Humphrey Bogart
    Charlton Heston

8. This British actor, who was assigned to the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, was among the first soldiers to land at Normandy on D-Day.
    John Gielgud
    David Niven
    Lawrence Olivier
    Alec Guinness

9. This comedian boasted that he was the only celebrity to go into the war as a Private and come out of the war as a Private.
    Red Skelton
    Jack Benny
    Bob Hope
    Sid Caeser

10. Although he appeared in 14 films set in WWII, this actor used his 3-A draft status to repeatedly postpone enlistment and never served in the war.
    Wally Cox
    Paul Lynde
    John Wayne
    Danny Kaye

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