The Great American News Quiz
June 29, 2016
What was the first film directed by Brooks?

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1. Mel Brooks was born to Jewish Immigrants in what area of New York City?
   Washington Heights
   Brooklyn
   Queens
   Staten Island
2. In 1964, Brooks married which famous actress?
   Kathryn Hepburn
   Bette Davis
   Anne Bancroft
   Audrey Hepburn
3. What was the first film directed by Brooks?
   The Producers
   Spaceballs
   Blazing Saddles
   The History of the World Part 1
4. In Which of the following films does Gene Wilder NOT appear?
   The Producers
   Young Frankenstein
   Spaceballs
   Blazing Saddles
5. In Brook's 1987 film Spaceballs, a parody of Star Wars, Brooks plays what character modeled after Yoda?
   Barf
   Dark Helmet
   Dot
   Yogurt
6. Which Brooks film parodies the work of Alfred Hitchcock?
   Blazing Saddles
   Spaceballs
   High Anxiety
   The Producers
7. The famous catchphrase "It's good to be the king" originates from which of Brooks' films?
   Young Frankenstein
   The History of the World Part 1
   Spaceballs
   The Producers
8. Brooks co-created what television series about a bumbling James Bond-inspired spy?
   Get Smart
   Archer
   Mission Impossible
   Austin Powers
9. Which of Brooks' films was remade in 2005 and starred Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick?
   The History of the World Part One
   Blazing Saddles
   The Producers
   Young Frankenstein
10. What accomplishment does Brooks share with Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg?
   He has won a Pulitzer prize
   He has won a Golden Globe Award
   He has been awarded a Kennedy Center Honors
   He has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony


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