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Quiz about Every Tom Dick and Harry
Quiz about Every Tom Dick and Harry

Every Tom, Dick, and Harry Trivia Quiz


Each question will refer to a famous person known by the first name of Tom, Dick, or Harry.

A multiple-choice quiz by nmerr. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
nmerr
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,443
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
2069
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Although he is better known by his middle name, this crooner is multi-talented. He not only sings and acts, he's a bandleader, pianist, composer and music arranger. He has appeared in the film "Copycat," in which he played the bad guy, and the romantic lead in the film "Hope Floats." Who is he? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. He is a respected television journalist and author. He co-anchored the "NBC Nightly News" along with Roger Mudd from 1982 to 2004. Who is he? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. He will be forever known as "America's oldest teenager." His death on April 18, 2012 saddened his many fans. Who is he? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. He succeeded FDR as 33rd President of the U.S. He was also the only President to hail from Missouri. His folksy charm endeared him to the public. Name this former President. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This British playwright's real name is Tomás Straüssler. He is known for such plays as "Arcadia" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." In 1997 he was knighted. By what name is he better known? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Considered to be one of the greatest linebackers of all time, this athlete played football for the Chicago Bears. Before he was drafted in 1965, he became the American Football Coaches Association Player of the Year in 1964. Who is this sports legend? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Known as the "King of Calypso" he was born in New York City in 1927. "Banana Boat Song" and "Matilda" are two of his hit songs. Who is this singer? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This actor needs no introduction. He has been Forrest Gump, Robert Langdon, Larry Crowne, and Andrew Beckett, to name of few of his screen characters. Over the years he has played a wide range of roles. Who is this talented and respected actor? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. He was the first Darrin Stephens on the TV comedy "Bewitched" and was nominated for an Emmy for that role. A disabling injury he received while filming a movie eventually derailed his acting career. Who is this actor? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Many consider him to be the greatest magician of all time. He was born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary. His name underwent several spelling changes over the years until he changed it for good to the name by which he became famous. Who is this master of magic? Hint



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1. Although he is better known by his middle name, this crooner is multi-talented. He not only sings and acts, he's a bandleader, pianist, composer and music arranger. He has appeared in the film "Copycat," in which he played the bad guy, and the romantic lead in the film "Hope Floats." Who is he?

Answer: Harry Connick, Jr.

Born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. in New Orleans, his prodigious musical talent began at a very young age and eventually led him to Hollywood. Director Rob Reiner asked Harry to provide the soundtrack for his film "When Harry Met Sally" for which Harry received his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance. Connick married model Jill Goodacre and is the father of three daughters.
2. He is a respected television journalist and author. He co-anchored the "NBC Nightly News" along with Roger Mudd from 1982 to 2004. Who is he?

Answer: Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw was born and raised in South Dakota. In 1964 he graduated with a B.A. degree in political science from the University of South Dakota. He anchored several TV shows in different cities across the country until NBC hired him as a White House correspondent in 1973.

He covered the Watergate scandal, a huge news story at that time. Brokaw has been an important presence at many other historical events over the years such as the Challenger explosion and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has been married to the same woman for more than 50 years and is the father of three daughters.
3. He will be forever known as "America's oldest teenager." His death on April 18, 2012 saddened his many fans. Who is he?

Answer: Dick Clark

Richard Wagstaff Clark was so much more than the annual host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." He hosted "American Bandstand" from 1957 to 1987. He introduced teenagers and adults to the world of rock-n-roll music. He showed television audiences that dancing and singing to this new type of music was okay.

He also hosted the "Dick Clark Radio Show," the "$10,000 Pyramid" TV game show, and "American Top 40" radio program. Dick Clark may be gone but his legacy will live on.
4. He succeeded FDR as 33rd President of the U.S. He was also the only President to hail from Missouri. His folksy charm endeared him to the public. Name this former President.

Answer: Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman wore many hats during his lifetime, which is appropriate considering the fact he once was a haberdasher. He joined the Missouri Army National Guard in 1905 but his goal was to apply to West Point. Poor eyesight kept him from realizing that goal.

He tried college but dropped out to become a haberdasher in Kansas City. Truman was a member of the Freemasons and Sons of the American Revolution. He popularized the slogans "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Although he started out with high approval ratings, Truman left office with only a 22% approval rating.

He died in 1972 at the age of 88.
5. This British playwright's real name is Tomás Straüssler. He is known for such plays as "Arcadia" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." In 1997 he was knighted. By what name is he better known?

Answer: Tom Stoppard

Originally from what was then known as Czechoslovakia, Stoppard and his family left the country in fear of the approaching Nazi occupation. They eventually settled in England. Before becoming a playwright, Stoppard was a drama critic and a journalist. Along with authoring plays, he co-wrote the screenplays for the films "Brazil," "Shakespeare in Love," and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
6. Considered to be one of the greatest linebackers of all time, this athlete played football for the Chicago Bears. Before he was drafted in 1965, he became the American Football Coaches Association Player of the Year in 1964. Who is this sports legend?

Answer: Dick Butkus

Cutting an imposing figure at 6'3" and 245 lbs, Butkus was a force to be reckoned with on the playing field. He played nine seasons for the Bears before leaving the team to become a coach, actor, broadcaster and philanthropist. In 1979 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
7. Known as the "King of Calypso" he was born in New York City in 1927. "Banana Boat Song" and "Matilda" are two of his hit songs. Who is this singer?

Answer: Harry Belafonte

After attending a production at the American Negro Theater in the 1940s, Harry Belafonte fell in love with performing. It was there he met actor Sidney Poitier and the two forged a lifelong friendship. Although best known for singing in calypso style, Harry has performed songs in many other musical genres.

A long-time activist, he supported the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and helped to organize "We Are The World," a 1985 benefit supported by many artists to help raise money for Africa.
8. This actor needs no introduction. He has been Forrest Gump, Robert Langdon, Larry Crowne, and Andrew Beckett, to name of few of his screen characters. Over the years he has played a wide range of roles. Who is this talented and respected actor?

Answer: Tom Hanks

Although he was admittedly shy as a young man, Tom eventually caught the acting bug. His film debut was the 1980 slasher film "He Knows You're Alone." Since then he has received numerous award nominations and won back-to-back Oscars for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." He is married to actress Rita Wilson and the father of four.
9. He was the first Darrin Stephens on the TV comedy "Bewitched" and was nominated for an Emmy for that role. A disabling injury he received while filming a movie eventually derailed his acting career. Who is this actor?

Answer: Dick York

Dick York received his crippling back injury while filming "They Came to Cordura" in 1959. After that he became addicted to pain killers and suffered from back pain for the rest of his life. He left "Bewitched" due to his back injury and was replaced by actor Dick Sargent without any explanation from the show's creators. A heavy smoker for many years, York died from emphysema in 1992.
10. Many consider him to be the greatest magician of all time. He was born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary. His name underwent several spelling changes over the years until he changed it for good to the name by which he became famous. Who is this master of magic?

Answer: Harry Houdini

Harry was four years old when he came with his family to America. They settled in Wisconsin. His career began when he was seventeen. He started with card tricks, then moved on to escaping from handcuffs, strait jackets and locked, water-filled containers.

It seemed to his faithful followers that Houdini could escape from anything. He met and married "Bess" Rahner in 1894 and she worked alongside her husband throughout his career. He died in 1926 from peritonitis caused by a ruptured appendix.
Source: Author nmerr

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