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Quiz about A Bouquet of Herbs
Quiz about A Bouquet of Herbs

A Bouquet of Herbs Trivia Quiz


Herbs, herbs everywhere. Although Herbert has fallen out of favour as a name, there are many Herberts, Herbs and Herbies who have left their mark. This quiz covers just some of them.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
352,999
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2309
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: patrickk (8/10), cecil1 (9/10), RicD (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Herbert von Karajan was the principal conductor from 1954 until 1989 for the Philharmonic orchestra in which European city?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Herbert Kretzmer wrote the English lyrics for which long running musical show?
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Question 3 of 10
3. A character named Herbie starred in a popular Walt Disney film in 1968. Who, or what, was Herbie?

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Question 4 of 10
4. The actor Herbert Lom played the role of Charles Dreyfus in which film series?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Herb Alpert was best known for playing which musical instrument?
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Question 6 of 10
6. Herbert Khaury was the real name of which entertainer, best known for playing the ukulele? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Herb Elliott, the middle distance runner, came from which of these countries? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Herbie Hancock was primarily known as a musician in which genre? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Only one British Prime Minister of the twentieth century was named Herbert. What was his surname? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 'We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover' is one of the songs from which stage musical?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Herbert von Karajan was the principal conductor from 1954 until 1989 for the Philharmonic orchestra in which European city?

Answer: Berlin

Herbert von Karajan was born in Salzburg in 1908 and studied at the Mozarteum (the University of Music and Dramatic Arts) in that city. He conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in 1934, going on to conduct 'Fidelio' in 1937 with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin State Opera. Karajan was appointed music director for life of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1954, although he also worked with the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic. He was also associated with the Salzburg Festival for which he was rehearsing when he died from a heart attack at the age of eighty-one.
2. Herbert Kretzmer wrote the English lyrics for which long running musical show?

Answer: Les Miserables

Herbert Kretzmer was born in South Africa, but moved to England in the 1950s where he worked as a journalist and lyric writer. He wrote many of the lyrics for 'That Was the Week That Was', a British television satirical show, as well as contributing the English words for Charles Aznavour's big hit 'She' from 1974. This work brought him to the attention of the producer of 'Les Miserables', Cameron Mackintosh, who asked him to provide English lyrics for the show. Tim Rice was the lyricist for the other three options.
3. A character named Herbie starred in a popular Walt Disney film in 1968. Who, or what, was Herbie?

Answer: Car

Herbie appeared in the successful film called 'The Love Bug', which starred Dean Jones as the owner of a Volkswagen Beetle, which was known as Herbie. The car had a mind of its own, choosing Jones's character as its owner and giving him success in a series of races. Eventually, the car brings his owner together with the woman he loves before taking the couple away on honeymoon.

The other options could have come from 'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes' (1969), 'The Jungle Book' (1967), featuring Baloo the bear, or 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' (1961) which were all Disney films.
4. The actor Herbert Lom played the role of Charles Dreyfus in which film series?

Answer: The Pink Panther

Herbert Lom was born in Prague, now the Czech Republic, in 1917 and travelled to England in 1939 to escape the German occupation of his native country. He played the role of Charles Dreyfus, the superior officer to Peter Sellers's Jacques Clouseau, in several of the 'Pink Panther' films.

His character often suffered from injuries as a result of Clouseau's incompetetence and/or ended up being driven insane by his antics. Lom has appeared in numerous other films, including 'Spartacus' (1960) and 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1971).

His final film appearance was in 'Son of the Pink Panther' in 1993, when he repeated the role of Dreyfus.
5. Herb Alpert was best known for playing which musical instrument?

Answer: Trumpet

Herb Alpert and his band, the Tijuana Brass, had their first hit record in 1962 with 'The Lonely Bull' and followed this success with 'Spanish Flea' in 1966. Alpert also had a solo instrumental hit with 'Rise' in 1979. He had a solo hit as a vocalist with 'This Guy's In Love with You' in 1968, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the UK Singles Chart. In addition to his own hits, Alpert was also co-founder of A & M Records with Jerry Moss, a business which they sold to Polygram.
6. Herbert Khaury was the real name of which entertainer, best known for playing the ukulele?

Answer: Tiny Tim

Herbert Khaury was born in New York in 1932 and began performing as Tiny Tim in the early 1960s. He was best known for singing in a falsetto voice while accompanying himself on the ukulele. He made television appearances on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In' and on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'.

He married his first wife, known as 'Miss Vicki', during an appearance on the latter show. Tiny Tim's best known song is 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips' released in 1968. George Formby was a well known British singer and ukulele player and Elvis Costello has also performed playing the instrument. Cliff Edwards was known as 'Ukulele Ike' and was popular in the USA in the 1920s and 1930s.
7. Herb Elliott, the middle distance runner, came from which of these countries?

Answer: Australia

Herbert James Elliott was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1938 and came to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He won the gold medal for the 1500 metres in the Rome Olympic Games of 1960, setting a new world record in the process. He also won golds in both the 880 yards and one mile races at the Commonwealth Games of 1958, which were held in Cardiff, Wales. Between 1957 and 1961 he was never beaten in any race over 1500 metres or one mile. Elliott was one of the torch bearers at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games when they were held in Sydney in 2000.
8. Herbie Hancock was primarily known as a musician in which genre?

Answer: Jazz

Hancock was a member of the Second Great Quintet set up by Miles Davis in 1964, for which he played piano and other keyboard instruments. As a child, he learned classical piano before being influenced by the jazz he heard on the radio and recordings. Hancock was also a songwriter, with his composition 'Watermelo Man' being recorded by many well known artistes. He has released numerous albums during a career lasting more than fifty years.
9. Only one British Prime Minister of the twentieth century was named Herbert. What was his surname?

Answer: Asquith

Herbert Henry Asquith was Prime Minister from 1908 until 1916, and represented the Liberal Party. He was most commonly referred to only by his initials, H.H. for Herbert Henry, rather than by his first name. Asquith was Prime Minister at the outset of the first World War in 1914, but was strongly criticised for his apparent lack of enthusiasm for pursuing the fighting strenuously and he resigned in 1916. David Lloyd George, another Liberal, succeeded him as Prime Minister as head of a coalition government. Asquith was the great grandfather of the actress Helena Bonham Carter. Stanley Baldwin, Arthur Balfour and Anthony Eden were all Prime Ministers at various times in the 1900s.
10. 'We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover' is one of the songs from which stage musical?

Answer: Annie

The musical was first performed in 1977 and was based on the comic strip called 'Little Orphan Annie'. The best known song from the show is 'Tomorrow'. 'We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover' is performed when Annie discovers a shanty town, known as a Hooverville, where homeless people were living and sarcastically 'thanks' Hoover for their plight.

The song was not included in the 1982 film version of the show. Herbert Hoover became president of the USA in 1929, shortly before the Wall Street Crash, and was widely blamed for failing to come up with an early solution.

He served only one term as president, being replaced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. The 'New Deal' introduced by Roosevelt built on many of Hoover's ideas, and Hoover himself was appointed by Harry S. Truman to head a 1947 Commission to recommend improvements to governmental efficiency.
Source: Author rossian

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