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Quiz about Monty Python Geniuses
Quiz about Monty Python Geniuses

"Monty Python" Geniuses Trivia Quiz


This quiz is on all the "Monty Python" films, as well as the show and the geniuses that created them. key: (LOB) - "Life of Brian", (HG) - "Holy Grail", (FC) - "Flying Circus", (MOL) - "Meaning of Life", (M) - miscellaneous.

A multiple-choice quiz by stingers. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
stingers
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
30,694
Updated
Feb 22 24
# Qns
25
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
13 / 25
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3480
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 25
1. (HG) What is the capital of Assyria? Hint


Question 2 of 25
2. (M) He was never a member of Monty Python but he did help write a lot of their songs, together with Eric Idle and he also had a few minor roles in their films. Who am I talking about? Hint


Question 3 of 25
3. (HG) How big is the killer rabbit's vicious streak? Hint


Question 4 of 25
4. (LOB) Who was the father of Brian of Nazareth? Hint


Question 5 of 25
5. (LOB)What type of plant is 'miraculously' growing near to the hole of the hermit? Hint


Question 6 of 25
6. (HG) Who played Sir Lancelot's faithful servant, Concorde? Hint


Question 7 of 25
7. (M) what is the name of the actress that starred in Flying Circus and was at one point married to John Cleese?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 8 of 25
8. (M) who was responsible for the somewhat insane animations and drawings throughout all the Python films and sketches?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 9 of 25
9. (HG) What is the number that must be counted before thou mayst throw the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

Answer: (One Word or Number)
Question 10 of 25
10. (MOL) What was at first thought to have stolen the lieutenant's leg in the Zulu War sketch? Hint


Question 11 of 25
11. (M) Which member of Monty Python was homosexual? Hint


Question 12 of 25
12. (FC) In which Yorkshire town did the local women's guild re-enact the Battle of Pearl Harbour?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 13 of 25
13. (FC) Which Monty Python character was terrorised by a giant hedgehog? Hint


Question 14 of 25
14. (HG) In the opening credits to the film, the first people responsible for their making had an obsession with the 'majestic' moose, which type of animal did the final set of opening credits mention continuously?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 15 of 25
15. (HG) Complete the line: "There are some who call me _______?" Hint


Question 16 of 25
16. (FC) How would you defend yourself from a vicious thug wielding a banana? Hint


Question 17 of 25
17. (FC) What was the result of the National Hide and Seek championships?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 18 of 25
18. (FC) Complete the line: "Ja! In Bavaria, where the sheep seldom wear ________?" Hint


Question 19 of 25
19. (LOB) Complete the line: 'Crucifixion? Good, one cross each, out the door, line on the _________.' Hint


Question 20 of 25
20. (FC) What happened to the last piece of cheese in the cheese shop? Hint


Question 21 of 25
21. (LOB) What type of fish got Old Mathias in trouble? Hint


Question 22 of 25
22. (FC) 'This here's the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle or you can ________.' Hint


Question 23 of 25
23. (FC) What is rule six at the University of Woolomoloo? Hint


Question 24 of 25
24. (FC) In the Dead Parrot sketch, what is the real job of the man in the train station? Hint


Question 25 of 25
25. (M) What is Eric Idle's nickname?

Answer: (One word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. (HG) What is the capital of Assyria?

Answer: I don't know!

The actual historical capitals of Assyria were, from oldest to most recent - Ashur (or Qalat Sherqat), Calah (or Nimrud), the short-lived Dur Sharrukin (or Khorsabad), and Nineveh. The area that Assyria was in is now called Iraq, for those who were wondering where the heck it is. [Thanks to "The Mesopotamian Encyclopedia"]
2. (M) He was never a member of Monty Python but he did help write a lot of their songs, together with Eric Idle and he also had a few minor roles in their films. Who am I talking about?

Answer: Neil Innes

He also went on to do 'The Rutles', with Eric Idle again, and also the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Ross McGinley and Ian McNaughton were both involved in the production of 'Life of Brian'. Derek McInnes was a professional footballer.
3. (HG) How big is the killer rabbit's vicious streak?

Answer: a mile

It's got great big pointy teeth!
4. (LOB) Who was the father of Brian of Nazareth?

Answer: Naughtius Maximus

He's in the Jerusalem garrison, apparently. Sillius Soddus is a joke name; Biggus Dickus is a great friend (or possibly "gweat fwiend") of Pontius Pilate; and Mr Cohen is the man who Brian alledgedly thought was his father initially.
5. (LOB)What type of plant is 'miraculously' growing near to the hole of the hermit?

Answer: Juniper bush

'Oi! That's my juniper bush!'
6. (HG) Who played Sir Lancelot's faithful servant, Concorde?

Answer: Eric Idle

'I think I might be alright actually.'
7. (M) what is the name of the actress that starred in Flying Circus and was at one point married to John Cleese?

Answer: Connie Booth

If anyone has anything either funny or informative to say about Conny Booth, please let me know :)
8. (M) who was responsible for the somewhat insane animations and drawings throughout all the Python films and sketches?

Answer: Terry Gilliam

Now a successful film director, with the superb '12 Monkeys', the cult 'Brazil' and many other titles amongst his works.
9. (HG) What is the number that must be counted before thou mayst throw the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

Answer: 3

'And thine enemies, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it!'
10. (MOL) What was at first thought to have stolen the lieutenant's leg in the Zulu War sketch?

Answer: A mosquito

'So it will grow back then?'
11. (M) Which member of Monty Python was homosexual?

Answer: Graham Chapman

Now sadly deceased. Ironically it was Chapman who was the straight actor.
12. (FC) In which Yorkshire town did the local women's guild re-enact the Battle of Pearl Harbour?

Answer: Batley

In West Yorkshire, near Wakefield and Leeds. Famous for practically nothing else, tho' there is a very good fish and chip shop there.
13. (FC) Which Monty Python character was terrorised by a giant hedgehog?

Answer: Dinsdale Piranha

The famous Spiny Norman. Dinsdale may have been a vicious psychopath but at least he knew how to treat a female impersonator.
14. (HG) In the opening credits to the film, the first people responsible for their making had an obsession with the 'majestic' moose, which type of animal did the final set of opening credits mention continuously?

Answer: Llamas

113 dancing Llamas, etc. Mostly Llamas but alpacas were mentioned.
15. (HG) Complete the line: "There are some who call me _______?"

Answer: Tim?

In a Scottish accent of course.
16. (FC) How would you defend yourself from a vicious thug wielding a banana?

Answer: Shoot him

'You killed him!' 'Well, he was going to attack me with a banana!' The rest are all methods of defense against other fresh-fruit wielding villains, except for the pointed stick of course.
17. (FC) What was the result of the National Hide and Seek championships?

Answer: draw

and the finishing time was 11 yrs 2 months 26 days 9 hours 3 minutes 27 seconds. Many thanks to ObLaDiObLaDa for supplying that info.
18. (FC) Complete the line: "Ja! In Bavaria, where the sheep seldom wear ________?"

Answer: Sunglasses

Although, presumably, they seldom wear any of the other mentioned articles.
19. (LOB) Complete the line: 'Crucifixion? Good, one cross each, out the door, line on the _________.'

Answer: Left

'I'm Brian and so's my wife!'
20. (FC) What happened to the last piece of cheese in the cheese shop?

Answer: The cat ate it

'Do you actually sell any cheese?'
21. (LOB) What type of fish got Old Mathias in trouble?

Answer: Halibut

'You're only making it worse for yourself!' 'How can I make it any worse?! Jehovah! Jehovah! Jehovah!'
22. (FC) 'This here's the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle or you can ________.'

Answer: Hold it in your hand

'Oh Lord, we beseech thee... Amen!'
23. (FC) What is rule six at the University of Woolomoloo?

Answer: There is no rule six

The rest are all rules tho'.
24. (FC) In the Dead Parrot sketch, what is the real job of the man in the train station?

Answer: Brain surgeon

'I just like to be my own boss.'
25. (M) What is Eric Idle's nickname?

Answer: Eric

His mother gave it to him when he was young and it seems to have stuck.
Source: Author stingers

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