Are You a Marx Brothers Expert?

By: Jim Moore
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Are You a Marx Brothers Expert?
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35 questions about the brothers and their movies.
What was Groucho’s name in Horse Feathers?
S. Quentin Quale
Dr. Hackenbush
Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff
Professor Wagstaff will always be remembered for singing, "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It."
Wolf J. Flywheel

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What was Groucho’s name in A Night at the Opera?
Otis P. Driftwood
Think back and listen for Mrs. Claypool's request to page, "Mis-TAH Otis Peee Driftwood."
Jeffrey Spalding
Wolf J. Flywheel
Quentin Quale

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What musical instrument did Groucho play?
Harmonica
Banjo
Accordion
Guitar
Apparently, Groucho once invited guitar virtuoso Andre Segovia to dinner in hope of some guitar tips.

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Name the Marx Brothers’ mother.
Irma
Minnie
In "A Night at the Opera," a lady in the state room scene asks if her Aunt Minnie is in the room—a nod to Mother Marx.
Edna
Alice

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What TV gameshow did Groucho host?
You Bet Your Life
Remember the great consolation question from You Bet Your Life: "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?"
Ask Me Another
Who Do You Trust
Play Your Hunch

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Name The Four Marx Brothers from oldest to youngest.
Zeppo, Harpo, Chico, Groucho
Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, Chico
Groucho, Zeppo, Chico, Harpo
Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo
Chico (1887), Harpo (1888), Groucho (1890), Zeppo (1901).

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Zeppo Marx was an inventor with his own company. Can you name it?
Zeppo Enterprises
Marman Products Company, Inc.
That leaves, Marman Products Company, Inc. ; )
Straight Man, Inc.
Zeppo, Zeppo and Zeppo

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Name the Marx Brothers’ father.
Sam
How do we know this? Because the lady from question #4 was married to a guy named Sam.
Ben
Abe
Levi

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What other instruments did Harpo play?
Accordion, trumpet, saxophone
Clarinet, harmonica, piano
According to his official family website, it was clarinet, harmonica and piano.
Mandolin, concertina, ocarina
Hollywood Wax Museum

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What was Groucho’s real name?
Milton
Julius
Julius Henry Marx was born to be Groucho.
Leonard
Arthur

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What was Chico’s real name?
Julius
Herbert
Arthur
Leonard
Not much to explain. His name was Leonard.

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What was Harpo’s real name?
Leonard
Julius
Arthur
Well...he changed it to Arthur...from Adolph—you can probably guess why.
Herbert

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What was Zeppo’s real name?
Herbert
What other answer is there except that his mother called him, "Herbert."
Milton
Arthur
Leonard

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What show made the Marx Brothers a hit on Broadway?
The Street Cinderella
On The Mezzanine
I'll Say She Is
In 1924, "I'll Say She Is," by Will and Tom Johnstone, lit the fire under the Marx Brothers' rise to fame.
Mr. Green's Reception

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What was the Marx Brothers’ first feature film?
The Cocoanuts
Before it was a movie, The Cocoanuts was a Marx Brothers stage hit by George S. Kaufman and Irving Berlin.
A Night at the Opera
Animal Crackers
Monkey Business

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Name the Marx Brother from the original act who wasn’t in any of the movies.
Gallo
Gummo
Milton "Gummo" Marx was a successful businessman and show business agent after leaving his performing career.
Gruffo
Gippo

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What future TV star appeared with the Marx Brothers in Room Service?
Jane Wyatt
Donna Reed
Barbara Billingsley
Lucille Ball
Yep. It was America's favorite redhead—Lucille Ball.

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Name the regal grande dame regularly played opposite Groucho in Marx Brothers movies.
Marjorie Main
Margaret Dumont
Her parents knew her as Daisy Juliette Baker, but the rest of us knew her as Margaret Dumont.
Edna May Oliver
Josephine Hull

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In The Big Store, what was the name of the store?
Carter's
Armitage & Hand's
Collier's
Phelps'
It's Phelps. Like Jim Phelps. Get it? Pretty clever, huh?

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Name the tiny country that is the setting for Duck Soup.
Freedonia
Remember them singing? "Hail, hail Freedonia!"
Libertaria
Teasdalia
Trentino

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Name the college at the center of the plot in Horse Feathers.
Haverford
Huxley
And the president of Huxley College was one Quincy Adams Wagstaff, a.k.a.—Groucho.
Harrison
Hillmont

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In Animal Crackers, Captain Jeffrey T. Spalding says the “T” stands for what?
Edgar
The captain was very nice about it when people guessed wrong.
Ernest
Thomas
Julius

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In Monkey Business, the brothers had no names. What were they called?
Hooligans
Screwballs
Lowlifes
Stowaways
What else do you call a bunch of stowaways?

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What was the name of the racehorse the brothers helped in A Day at the Races?
Top Hat
Hi-Hat
Hi-Hat emerged the winner after a tough race!
Minnie's Boy
Frenchie

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What famous song did Groucho sing in At the Circus?
Whatever It Is, I'm Against It
Everyone Says, I Love You
Lydia the Tattooed Lady
Really. Which one of those songs belongs in a circus movie?
Hello, I Must Be Going

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Which Hollywood bombshell made her first, albeit brief, big screen appearance in the Marx Brothers Love Happy?
Betty Grable
Marilyn Monroe
The beautiful Norma Jeane Mortenson, also known as Marilyn Monroe, was the lady of that particular moment.
Jane Mansfield
Jane Harlow

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The plot of Go West includes the deed to some property. What was the property called?
Gopher Creek
Eagle Pass
Barren Acres
Dead Man's Gulch
Dead Man's Gulch didn't have any gold, but the railroad rights could make the owner rich!

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Which Marx Brother appeared on I Love Lucy?
Chico
Zeppo
Harpo
While the Riccardos and the Mertzes were in Hollywood, Harpo stopped by for a little hilarity.
Groucho

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The Marx Brothers’ father, Sam, was known by a nickname. What was it?
Sammo
Poppo
Ziegfeld
Frenchie
Sam was called "Frenchie" because he was born in the Alsace region of France.

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What what future jazz-singing star started out with the Chico Marx Orchestra?
Bob Eberly
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé was with the Chico Marx Orchestra during the early 1940s.
Vaughn Monroe
Dick Haymes

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Harpo inspired a character in the play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Name that character.
Hobo
Beppo
Zippo
Banjo
George S. Kaufman, co-author of the play, collaborated on the Marx Brothers' hits, "The Cocoanuts" and "Animal Crackers" no wonder he thought of Harpo!

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What New York City neighborhood did the Marx Brothers grow up in?
Hell's Kitchen
Carnegie Hill
Carnegie Hill is an upper east side neighborhood and home to a street called "Marx Brothers Place."
Bowery
Murray Hill

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The Cocoanuts featured songs by which incredibly famous songwriter?
Cole Porter
George Gershwin
Irving Berlin
Just check the credits and you'll see the one and only Irving Berlin!
Johnny Burke

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Which opera is being performed in the final scenes of A Night at the Opera?
Pagliacci
La traviata
Rigoletto
Il trovatore
Trust us. It's "Il trovatore."

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When he appeared on I Love Lucy, what song did Harpo play?
Always
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
When asked what he was going to play for Ethel Mertz and Carolyn Appleby, Harpo whistles a little, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and then plays a fantastic rendition.
Camptown Races
Harrigan

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