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Why is Your Foot in My Mouth?

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Why is Your Foot in My Mouth game quiz
"Famous people are often caught saying stupid things. Are the speakers flustered, or just inarticulate? You be the judge in this quiz about strange and funny quotes from celebrities and politicians. Have fun!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Britney Spears doesn't shy away from discussing her views on the world. What did she say that suggests her world view might need a bit of a geography lesson?
    "What's Wal-Mart. Do they sell, like wall stuff?"
    "I'm not anorexic. I'm from Texas. Are there people from Texas that are anorexic? I've never heard of one. And that includes me."
    "I never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish. And I know that's very popular out there in Africa."
    "So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?"


2. There are liars, and then there are statisticians. Whose knowledge of crime statistics led him to say "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."?
    Jimmy Carter
    Marion Barry
    Bill Gates
    Richard Nixon


3. As U.S. President, George W. Bush had reputation for plain and open talk. Which statement below did he make that was perhaps a little too open?
    "He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual, too"
    "Food is an important part of a balanced diet"
    "We are going to turn this team around 360 degrees"
    "You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror"


4. Which celebrity left a few people scratching their heads when he or she said "[I hope] my child will be a good Catholic like me."?
    Madonna
    Rahm Emanuel
    Silvio Berlusconi
    John Gotti


5. Dan Quayle is famous for his misstatements. Which quote below did he make that suggests maybe his brain was getting ahead of his mouth?
    "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But, we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
    "It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
    "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
    All of these


6. Actress Brooke Shields is a graduate of Princeton University, with a degree in French literature. Which comment below did she make, suggesting that even people who can get an Ivy League degree can sometimes stumble with their words?
    "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?"
    "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost an important part of your life."
    "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."
    "The only happy artist is the dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paint brush."


7. Which politician and movie actor once said "I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."?
    Ronald Reagan
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Jesse Ventura
    Clint Eastwood


8. Yogi Berra has earned a reputation for mixing plain speaking with words and phrases that are just slightly off. Which of the following quotes did he make?
    "I've got taste. It's inbred in me."
    "China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese."
    "Predictions are difficult, especially about the future."
    "A zebra does not change its spots."


9. Perhaps the modern-day Yogi Berra is sports announcer John Madden. Which of the following quotes was NOT said by Madden?
    "The defence should be expecting a run or a pass here."
    "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid."
    "Playing in this nice weather makes me remember all the times I was stung by a bee."
    "Usually the team with the most points wins the game!"


10. In 2007, Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked why she thought one of five Americans can't find the USA on a map. After giving a lengthy but incomprehensible answer, she was savagely ridiculed on television, radio, and online. Where was she when she made this gaffe?
    In the finals for the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant
    At a debate for South Carolina senate candidates
    At the annual convention of the National Education Association
    Speaking to reporters following the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act


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Compiled Jun 28 12