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Quiz about Tom Dick or Harry
Quiz about Tom Dick or Harry

Tom, Dick or Harry ? Trivia Quiz


Give the First and Last Names of these famous men - all of whom are TOM, DICK or HARRY. (watch your spelling)

A multiple-choice quiz by Astrix. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Astrix
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
71
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
8547
Last 3 plays: Upstart3 (10/10), Guest 86 (9/10), Linda_Arizona (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Although not a real person, you could say he was born on October 12, 1931. He joined the police force as a detective after his sweetheart Tess' father was shot by gangsters.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 10
2. Born Ehrich Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, he emigrated to America where he borrowed the name of a French magician. He specialized in escaping from straight-jackets, padlocked cells and underwater boxes.

Answer: (Last name or first and last names)
Question 3 of 10
3. He was already well known as the character Rob Petrie in his own television show, when he appeared as Bert the Chimney Sweep in the movie "Mary Poppins".

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 4 of 10
4. A lifelong military technology buff, this novelist from Maryland is well-known for writing thrillers with detailed technical and political themes.

Answer: (Last name or first and last)
Question 5 of 10
5. This actor played the private eye Magnum in a 1980s TV series, as well as one of the men in the movie "Three Men and a Baby".

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 6 of 10
6. This well-known actor has had numerous success with such films as Top Gun, Interview With the Vampire, Days of Thunder and Jerry McGuire.

Answer: (First and last name or last name)
Question 7 of 10
7. A track and field athlete, he revolutionized the high-jump with a back-first 'flop'.

Answer: (First and last names)
Question 8 of 10
8. He was a champion rodeo rider, soldier and cowboy before he started making westerns (over 400) with his faithful horse Tony.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 9 of 10
9. As U.S. Vice-President, he came to power in April 1945 when the President died in office. He was known for his 'Fair Deal' social program and for the motto 'The Buck Stops Here'.

Answer: (Two Words - no middle initial)
Question 10 of 10
10. His parents were of normal height, but he grew to only 40 inches and weighed only 70 pounds. As part of P.T. Barnum's museum, he was billed as 'General _____
_____'.

Answer: (Two Words)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Although not a real person, you could say he was born on October 12, 1931. He joined the police force as a detective after his sweetheart Tess' father was shot by gangsters.

Answer: Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy marries Tess Trueheart on Christmas Eve, 1949.
2. Born Ehrich Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, he emigrated to America where he borrowed the name of a French magician. He specialized in escaping from straight-jackets, padlocked cells and underwater boxes.

Answer: Harry Houdini

Though Harry Houdini campaigned against fraudulent psychics, he encouraged attempts to be contacted after his death by having previously arranged a ten word secret code with his wife.
3. He was already well known as the character Rob Petrie in his own television show, when he appeared as Bert the Chimney Sweep in the movie "Mary Poppins".

Answer: Dick Van Dyke

In 1993, at the age of 68, Dick Van Dyke began starring in another TV series, "Diagnosis Murder", with his son Barry Van Dyke playing his on-screen son.
4. A lifelong military technology buff, this novelist from Maryland is well-known for writing thrillers with detailed technical and political themes.

Answer: Tom Clancy

When Tom Clancy wrote his first novel in 1984, "The Hunt For Red October", which made "The New York Times" best seller list after President Reagan openly praised it.
5. This actor played the private eye Magnum in a 1980s TV series, as well as one of the men in the movie "Three Men and a Baby".

Answer: Selleck

A college athlete from Detroit, Michigan, Tom Selleck supported himself as a model before before making it in television and film.
6. This well-known actor has had numerous success with such films as Top Gun, Interview With the Vampire, Days of Thunder and Jerry McGuire.

Answer: Tom Cruise

Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, he had considered wrestling and the priesthood before discovering his ability as an actor.
7. A track and field athlete, he revolutionized the high-jump with a back-first 'flop'.

Answer: Dick Fosbury

Dick Fosbury's move carries his name and is known as the 'Fosbury Flop'. He won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.
8. He was a champion rodeo rider, soldier and cowboy before he started making westerns (over 400) with his faithful horse Tony.

Answer: Tom Mix

Claims that Tom Mix was a Texas Ranger or had fought in the Spanish-American War were just studio publicity.
9. As U.S. Vice-President, he came to power in April 1945 when the President died in office. He was known for his 'Fair Deal' social program and for the motto 'The Buck Stops Here'.

Answer: Harry Truman

After Franklin Roosevelt died in office, Harry Truman became the 33rd U.S. President. He was responsible for ordering the atom bombs dropped on Japan, organizing the Berlin Airlift, and establishing NATO.
10. His parents were of normal height, but he grew to only 40 inches and weighed only 70 pounds. As part of P.T. Barnum's museum, he was billed as 'General _____ _____'.

Answer: Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb's real name was Charles Sherwood Stratton.
Source: Author Astrix

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