Do You Know Their Real Names?

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    1. American writer and humorist Samuel Clemens adopted which pen name from a term commonly used in riverboating?
    a) Robert Fathom
    b) Hart Crane
    c) Mark Twain

    2. Which magician, born Ehrich Weiss, cemented his reputation for genius with amazing escape tricks?
    a) Penn Gillette
    b) David Copperfield
    c) Harry Houdini

    3. Which contemporary pop singer, who once performed as half of a musical duo with her spouse, was born Anna Mae Bullock?
    a) Cher
    b) Tina Turner
    c) Toni Tennille

    4. Comedic actor Albert Brooks shares a birth name with which famous 20th-century physicist?
    a) Edward Teller
    b) Albert Einstein
    c) Richard Feynman

    5. Which 20th-century American opera singer changed her name from Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos to one that was decidedly less of a mouthful?
    a) Maria Callas
    b) Beverly Sills
    c) Joan Sutherland

    6. Which film actor, best known for performances in action-packed Westerns, changed his given name of Marion Michael Morrison to one that's a little more tough and manly?
    a) Clint Eastwood
    b) Rock Hudson
    c) John Wayne

    7. Which 20th-century actor, dancer, and singer, best known for her work in musical films, changed her given name of Frances Gumm?
    a) Ethel Merman
    b) Judy Garland
    c) Julie Andrews

    8. Which former Michigan football player and United States president was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., in 1913?
    a) Gerald Ford
    b) Richard Nixon
    c) Ronald Reagan

    9. Humphrey Bogart's on- and off-screen costar, the smart and sultry actress born Betty Jane Perske, adopted which name for Hollywood?
    a) Katharine Hepburn
    b) Carole Lombard
    c) Lauren Bacall

    10. Which famed musician and songwriter, who began his career as a singer and guitarist in the folk tradition, was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota?
    a) Woody Guthrie
    b) Bob Dylan
    c) Eric Clapton


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    1. c) Mark Twain
    2. c) Harry Houdini
    3. b) Tina Turner
    4. b) Albert Einstein
    5. b) Beverly Sills
    6. c) John Wayne
    7. b) Judy Garland - born in Grand Rapids, MN
    8. a) Gerald Ford
    9. b) Carole Lombard
    10. b) Bob Dylan

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    80%. Number 5 was Maria Callas, and Number 9 was Lauren Bacall.

    Sorry I didn't type in the answers. Must have been in a hurry that day.
     

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