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Bob's Your Uncle Trivia Quiz


Hey there! If you want a famously good time, then open this entertaining quiz, answer the questions, and Bob's your uncle. Knowing your Bobs from your Roberts might help with the answering the questions.

A multiple-choice quiz by malik24. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
malik24
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,491
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
3603
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: spazy2019 (8/10), Guest 209 (7/10), Guest 66 (8/10).
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1. Which Robert famously starred as a criminal in both 'The Sting' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'? Hint

Robert Redford
Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Donat
Robert Beltran

2. During a significant portion of his life, rebellious reggae singer Bob Marley identified as a Rastafarian.

True
False

3. Which of these films did Robert Zemeckis NOT direct? Hint

The Polar Express
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Back to the Future
Men In Black

4. Which British Bob was known for such comical one-liners as "Silence is not only golden, it is often misquoted" and "When I first said I wanted to be a comedian, everyone laughed. They're not laughing now."? Hint

Bob Hope
Bob Monkhouse
Bob Mills
Bob Mortimer

5. Who was renowned for his charismatic portrayal of the Emergency Medical Hologram in the seven seasons of 'Star Trek: Voyager'? Hint

Robert Conrad
Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Foster
Robert Picardo

6. Peaches, Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle were the inimitably named children of which magnanimous Irish singer-songwriter? Hint

Bob Geldof
Bob Reeder
Bob Dylan
Bob Chilcott

7. Dedicated to his craft, who gained 60 pounds for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in 1980's release of 'Raging Bull'? Hint

Robert Pattinson
Robert Duvall
Robert Blake
Robert De Niro

8. Which host of 'The Newlywed Game', that first aired in 1966, went on to become a newlywed himself after marrying Irma Brown in 1969? Hint

Bob Rivers
Bob Eubanks
Bob Hoskins
Bob Barker

9. White rapper Vanilla Ice's nickname was coined by his peers in his teen years, much to his chagrin. What was his birth name? Hint

Robert Plant
Robert Trujillo
Robert Palmer
Robert Van Winkle

10. Jazz hands, hats and 'Chicago' were all strongly associated with which pioneering choreographer? Hint

Bob Avian
Bob Fosse
Bob Ross
Bob Denver


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which Robert famously starred as a criminal in both 'The Sting' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'?

Answer: Robert Redford

Robert Redford's portrayal of the titular Sundance Kid in the 1969 release of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' was arguably the movie that lifted him to stardom. It was also his first acting venture with Paul Newman, who would become a good friend and also a good colleague in 1973's release of 'The Sting'.

He was also accomplished behind the scenes; in 1980, he made his debut as director for 'Ordinary People' and, impressively, netted an Oscar for his work on the striking movie.
2. During a significant portion of his life, rebellious reggae singer Bob Marley identified as a Rastafarian.

Answer: True

Bob Marley was raised as Catholic, but began to embrace the Rastafarian way of life in the 1960s. He grew his hair out into the famed dreadlocks to adhere to spiritual protocols, and smoked marijuana to increase spiritual awareness.

The Rastafari shared several core ideological beliefs with Christians; for example, they believed in one God (known as Jah: shortened from Jehovah/Jahweh), and that Jesus (or Yeshua) was embodied within the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I. He would then lead the righteous to Zion; Heaven on Earth in Ethiopia.

Of course, Haile died before such salvation occurred. Days after his death in 1975, Bob Marley released 'Jah Live' to purport the idea that their God lived on, perhaps in spirit or otherwise. In fact, the reggae movement of music with which Bob Marley was involved with precipitated the transmittance of Rasta ideals outside of Jamaica and to the wider world.
3. Which of these films did Robert Zemeckis NOT direct?

Answer: Men In Black

The alien sensation 'Men In Black', released in 1997, was instead directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Robert Zemeckis made his debut in directing the Beatles-themed 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', released in 1978. Although some reviews were positive, the film was considered a flop and failed to recoup its meagre $2.8 million budget.

The quirky and eclectic time travelling tale of 'Back to the Future', released in 1985, and its associated sequels were amongst his most famous works. The script for the movie was rejected until Zemeckis had met success with 1984's release of 'Romancing The Stone'.

'The Polar Express', released in 2004, rounds off these titles as being the first major film to use performance capture; a method whereby actors' real-time motions are captured and rendered digitally as the basis for animated characters.
4. Which British Bob was known for such comical one-liners as "Silence is not only golden, it is often misquoted" and "When I first said I wanted to be a comedian, everyone laughed. They're not laughing now."?

Answer: Bob Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse was known both as a comic and a TV gameshow host. One-liners and funny gags epitomised Bob Monkhouse's style of comic delivery. Ian Hislop referred to him as being 'like a machine gun' with his jokes. Whilst Bob Hope was not the correct answer to this question, Monkhouse was a go-to for topical British humour and material when Bob Hope, an American (though born in England), would tour the country.
5. Who was renowned for his charismatic portrayal of the Emergency Medical Hologram in the seven seasons of 'Star Trek: Voyager'?

Answer: Robert Picardo

'Star Trek: Voyager' (1995-2001) was a television series whose premise was built upon a spaceship and its crew being flung over 70,000 lightyears from home. The overarching story was to chronicle the crew's seemingly desperate attempts to get home, whilst dealing with threats and obstacles such as spatial anomalies, strange new species and personal crises in their path.

The show in fact had several Roberts portraying main characters. Robert Picardo portrayed the holographic doctor, Robert Beltran portrayed Commander Chakotay, and Robert Duncan McNeill portrayed pilot Tom Paris. Robert Picardo's performance brought verve and energy to what was functionally a computer program who, over time, embraced the human way of doing things.

He also portrayed a doctor (Dick Richard) for 61 episodes in 'China Beach', a series set in a hospital during the Vietnam War and which ran from 1988 to 1991 for four seasons. It was perhaps fateful that these would be his longest running roles, given he had planned to be a pre-med student before turning to acting instead.
6. Peaches, Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle were the inimitably named children of which magnanimous Irish singer-songwriter?

Answer: Bob Geldof

Geldof also came to adopt a Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily; a person, not a rare flower. Paula Yates, who mothered Peaches, Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle with Geldof, had split from him in 1995 and had Tiger Lily with INXS's Michael Hutchence. After Hutchence committed suicide in 1997, and Yates overdosed in 2000, Geldof became Tiger Lily's legal guardian.

Other than having uniquely named children, Bob Geldof was also known for his charitable efforts. With the help of a myriad of musical acts, Band Aid was formed and recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas', released in 1984. They raised over 8 million to help aid Ethiopians deal with a difficult famine. He believed that more needed to be done, and then a year later raised over 150 million with the Live Aid campaign. He continued with his charitable events for many years thereafter.
7. Dedicated to his craft, who gained 60 pounds for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in 1980's release of 'Raging Bull'?

Answer: Robert De Niro

He reportedly ate a diet that was heavy on pasta, ice-cream, butter, meat and the like to bulk up for his star boxing role. A diet like that could put me off these normally desirable foods for life! Director Martin Scorsese - who he ended up collaborating with for a total of eight movies - had even temporarily shut down production for fears over his health, although they weathered through in the end.

If that weren't enough, he later went on to pay a dentist several thousand dollars to uglify his teeth for the purposes of making his character, Max Cady, in 1991's release of 'Cape Fear' to look as though he'd been in prison. He rectified both his weight and dental problems after finishing filming for the respective movies, but going to those lengths for the sake of entertaining the great public was nothing short of impressive.

Aside from these titles, he had a vast acting repertoire, having roles in over 90 movies over his career. He often portrayed violent or wrongdoing characters; Vito Corleone in 1974's 'The Godfather Part II', mobster Jimmy Conway in 1990's 'Goodfellas' and thief Neil McCauley in 1995's 'Heat' are some that might come to mind.
8. Which host of 'The Newlywed Game', that first aired in 1966, went on to become a newlywed himself after marrying Irma Brown in 1969?

Answer: Bob Eubanks

In 'The Newlywed Game', newly married couples would answer questions about their dearly beloved, often to humorous ends. Perhaps it was just coincidence that he got married just three years after first hosting a gameshow about newly married couples, but... that's trivia! The marriage lasted until Irma's death in 2002, and at some relatively close point in time after her passing he went on to marry events manager Deborah James.

Although 'The Newlywed Game' was his first TV gameshow hosting venture, Bob went on to host eight more in his career, a career which spanned across many decades.
9. White rapper Vanilla Ice's nickname was coined by his peers in his teen years, much to his chagrin. What was his birth name?

Answer: Robert Van Winkle

When he was 14, Vanilla Ice used to breakdance and be the only white person in his group to do so, thereby acquiring the 'Vanilla' part of his name. The 'Ice' part came later from the group's liking of a particular sliding move of his. He protested against the nickname, but to no avail - it stuck, and perhaps for longer than he'd ever imagine.

He had a burst of success back in the early 90s, where his 1990 release of 'To The Extreme' spent sixteen weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and the infamous 'Ice Ice Baby' track has been cited as one that introduced hip-hop to the mainstream public. What worked for Bob Marley really didn't work for Vanilla Ice. In 1994, he went down the Rastafarian route and released 'Mind Blowin', a cannabis-inspired album that was heavily panned by critics and the public. His record company, SBK, went bankrupt soon after and Vanilla Ice turned to other hard drugs which precipitated a further fall from grace. Whilst he ended up rehabilitating himself and rekindling his music career, his fame flame never burnt as brightly as during the 'Ice Ice Baby' days.
10. Jazz hands, hats and 'Chicago' were all strongly associated with which pioneering choreographer?

Answer: Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse's choreography was very easily identifiable; hats, chairs, rolled shoulders, jazz hands, seductive routines and the like would feature frequently in his work. He choreographed the original musical production of 'Chicago', first shown in 1975, and his style was emulated in the 2002 movie release of the same name.

In 1986, he earned his eighth Tony Award and became the choreographer with the most Tony Awards - no mean feat! He died in 1987 at the age of 60 due to a heart attack; he was said to have lived an extremely fast-paced life which ultimately may have caught up with him.
Source: Author malik24

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