How well do you know your ventriloquism history?

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Trivia For Ventriloquists

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Question 1
Edgar Bergen's middle name was:
A
John
B
Herman
C
Theodore
Question 2
Ray Alan's Lord Charles was based on this real person:
A
Prince Charles
B
Stan Laurel
C
His Grandfather
Question 2 Explanation: 
He had worked with Laurel & Hardy and thought Stan's face was perfect for the character.
Question 3
Ventriloquist John Cooper taught ventriloquism to:
A
Jeff Dunham
B
The Great Lester
C
Edgar Bergen
D
Shari Lewis
E
Paul Winchell
Question 4
Thomas Parnell is the real name of ventriloquist:
A
Mark Wade
B
Paul Winchell
C
Fred Russell
D
Fred Maher
Question 5
Shari Lewis' real name was:
A
Ann Ritz
B
Phyllis Hurwitz
C
Barbara O'Kun
D
Lisa Laird
Question 6
Shari Lewis got an early break when she appeared with:
A
Paul Winchell
B
Edgar Bergen
C
Lambchop
D
Bob Keeshan
E
Ed Sullivan
Question 7
Which of these items did Paul Winchell NOT invent?
A
The artificial heart
B
The disposable razor
C
The blood plasma defroster
D
The electric toothbrush
E
A method to cultivate tilapia fish in Africa
Question 8
Terry Fator's first band was:
A
Freedom Jam
B
Texas The Band
C
The Impersonators
D
American JukeBox
Question 8 Explanation: 
Terry's first band was Freedom Jam. Later he joined Texas the Band.
Question 9
Jeff Dunham learned ventriloquism from:
A
Paul Winchell's book: Ventriloquism For Fun & Profit
B
Edgar Bergen's Lessons In Ventriloquism
C
John Cooper
D
Jimmy Nelson's Instant Ventriloquism
E
The Maher Course of Ventriloquism
Question 10
Jeff Dunham used spare parts from a movie for Achmed's eyes. What movie?
A
It Came From Outer Space
B
Mars Attacks
C
The Day The Earth Stood Still
D
Toy Story 2
E
The Fly
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