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"Bobbing" For Trivia Trivia Quiz


I found a few quizzes devoted to the name "Robert" but none specifically about men better known as "Bob". As one who proudly shares that name, here's mine. I hope you enjoy it! These "Bobs" come from all walks of life!

A multiple-choice quiz by Bob9491. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Bob9491
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
393,406
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
985
Last 3 plays: Guest 107 (8/10), Guest 209 (6/10), Chavs (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This Bob began his career as a standup comedian and went on to portray a psychologist and an innkeeper on TV. Who is he? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This Bob had a big crossover pop and country hit with "Let's Think About Living" in 1960. He would go on to have several more country hits. Who is he? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Bob hosted a show on public television called "The Joy of Painting" where his relaxed personality made viewers feel they could paint beautiful pictures with the same ease as he. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This Bob was one of the trainers on the TV show "The Biggest Loser". He has written several books on weight loss and fitness. Who is he? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This entertainment legend's birth name, first and middle, was Leslie Townes. But he was better known as "Bob". Who was he? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Born Robert Zimmerman this legendary and sometimes controversial singer-songwriter was better known as "Bob" who? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This Bob has been a major league baseball player, coach, manager (of the Arizona Diamondbacks) and sportscaster. Who is he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This Bob was the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His nickname was "Gunner", due to his boisterous style. Who was he? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. He was known as "The Texas Playboy" and is considered the pioneer of a musical genre known as "Western Swing". Who was this Bob? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Upon his retirement this Bob was replaced by Drew Carey as the host of one of the most popular game shows in television history. Who is he? Hint



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Most Recent Scores
Apr 15 2024 : Guest 107: 8/10
Apr 07 2024 : Guest 209: 6/10
Apr 05 2024 : Chavs: 7/10
Apr 02 2024 : Guest 68: 4/10
Mar 28 2024 : Changeling_de: 10/10
Mar 24 2024 : Guest 98: 6/10
Mar 19 2024 : Guest 198: 3/10
Mar 02 2024 : Matthew_07: 10/10
Feb 27 2024 : Guest 73: 6/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This Bob began his career as a standup comedian and went on to portray a psychologist and an innkeeper on TV. Who is he?

Answer: Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart's comedy album "The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart" topped the Billboard Album chart in 1960. His follow-up album "The Button Down Mind Strikes Back" reached number two while the first album was still at number one! In 2006 his memoir "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This" was published and released.

In addition to his other acting credits, Newhart provided the voice of Bernard in the Disney movies "The Rescuers" (1977) and "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990). He received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 for his guest roles as "Professor Proton" on "The Big Bang Theory".
2. This Bob had a big crossover pop and country hit with "Let's Think About Living" in 1960. He would go on to have several more country hits. Who is he?

Answer: Bob Luman

Although he is not enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bob Luman is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. "Let's Think About Living" was also the title of his first album. After winning a talent contest in 1956 he earned an appearance on the legendary "Louisiana Hayride", a live radio show emanating from Shreveport, Louisiana. Bob's backup band at the time was called The Shadows, featuring James Burton on lead guitar. Burton would go on to fame as lead guitarist for Rick Nelson and Elvis Presley.
3. This Bob hosted a show on public television called "The Joy of Painting" where his relaxed personality made viewers feel they could paint beautiful pictures with the same ease as he.

Answer: Bob Ross

Bob Ross passed away on July 4th, 1995 at the age of 52. "The Joy of Painting" aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS, but reruns continued long after his passing. A big country music fan, Bob once gave private instruction to country legend Hank Snow. In 1994 he appeared on "The Phil Donahue Show" and selected five studio audience members to join he and Phil onstage for a painting lesson. Bob dropped out of school in the 9th grade to help his father in his carpentry business.
4. This Bob was one of the trainers on the TV show "The Biggest Loser". He has written several books on weight loss and fitness. Who is he?

Answer: Bob Harper

Bob Harper was born in 1965 in Nashville, Tennessee. Besides his various pursuits in the world of weight loss and fitness, Bob Harper also teaches yoga in the Los Angeles area. His website, mytrainerbob.com, was launched in 2010. He has been a strong advocate of animal rights and a strong opponent of puppy mills. In early 2017 he suffered a heart attack from which he fully recovered.
5. This entertainment legend's birth name, first and middle, was Leslie Townes. But he was better known as "Bob". Who was he?

Answer: Bob Hope

Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903. He died on July 27, 2003, at the age of 100. In addition to his many other achievements he hosted the Academy Awards 19 times, a record that has stood through the 2018 awards. His signature theme song was "Thanks For The Memory". He began his career as an entertainer in vaudeville.
6. Born Robert Zimmerman this legendary and sometimes controversial singer-songwriter was better known as "Bob" who?

Answer: Bob Dylan

In addition to his body of work as a singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is also a painter and sketch artist whose work has been displayed in art museums and galleries worldwide. He has even illustrated some of his own album covers including "Self Portrait" and "Planet Waves".

Although he was born of Jewish parents and raised Jewish he converted to Christianity in the 1970s. In 1979 he regularly attended Bible study classes for three months. He has stated many times in interviews that he is not affiliated with any organized religion.
7. This Bob has been a major league baseball player, coach, manager (of the Arizona Diamondbacks) and sportscaster. Who is he?

Answer: Bob Brenly

Ten years after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1976, Bob Brenly led National League catchers in fielding percentage in 1986 with an impressive .995. At the end of the 1988 season he was released by the San Francisco Giants, his only major league team to that point.

He signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989. They released him in mid-season. He returned to the Giants and retired at the end of the 1989 season.
8. This Bob was the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His nickname was "Gunner", due to his boisterous style. Who was he?

Answer: Bob Prince

Bob Prince was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he lettered in swimming. He began his career as a broadcaster for the Pirates in 1948, partnering with Rosey Rosewell as a color commentator. When Rosewell passed in 1955, Bob took over as lead broadcaster.
9. He was known as "The Texas Playboy" and is considered the pioneer of a musical genre known as "Western Swing". Who was this Bob?

Answer: Bob Wills

In 2003 Country Music Television compiled a list of the "40 Greatest Men In Country Music". Bob Wills was listed at #27. The eclectic band "Asleep At The Wheel" has recorded a trilogy of tribute CDs to Wills and his band The Texas Playboys, all featuring guest artists doing Wills' songs.
10. Upon his retirement this Bob was replaced by Drew Carey as the host of one of the most popular game shows in television history. Who is he?

Answer: Bob Barker

Bob Barker hosted "The Price Is Right" from 1972 to 2007. He was born in Darrington, Washington, but moved to California in 1950 after a stint in the US Navy to pursue his broadcasting career. He hosted his own radio show for six years before hosting "Truth Or Consequences".
Source: Author Bob9491

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