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Who said THAT? A Trivia Quiz on humorous quotes

Updated on May 20, 2013

This Trivia Quiz is all about funny quotes made by famous people. Some of the quotes are witty observances about life, others are just funny for the ignorant nature of the comment.

If you'd like to participate in the quiz it is very simple. First get out paper and pen or pencil and number your paper 1-15, and add BONUS after #15. Scroll to the Questions section and read question #1. You will find four possible answers for the question; select your answer and write this on your paper. Proceed through all the questions in the same way. At the end of the Question section you will find the Answers. Here you can tally up how many correct answers you got and see how well you did on the quiz. Correct answers for questions 1-15 count for 10 points each. The BONUS question answer counts for 50 points.

Good luck and have fun!


1. “They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.”

a. Steve Buscemi

b. Jean Stapleton

c. Phyllis Diller

d. Tallulah Bankhead

2. “Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.”

a. Henny Youngman

b. William Dean Howells

c. Oprah Winfrey

d. Richard Howard Hilton

3. “The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.”

a. Andrew Lloyd Webber

b. Tennessee Williams

c. Robert Graves

d. Quentin Tarantino

4. “Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

a. Mignon McLaughlin

b. Louis B. Mayer

c. Susan Lucci

d. Mother Theresa

5. “Predictions are difficult. Especially about the future.”

a. Yogi Berra

b. Jean Dixon

c. Neil Cavuto

d. Piers Morgan

6. “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

a. Mae West

b. Marilyn Monroe

c. Kristen Stewart

d. Miley Cyrus

7. “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”

a. Andy Rooney

b. Mark Twain

c. Jon Stewart

d. David Brinkley

8. “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”

a. George H. Bush

b. Barack Obama

c. Ronald Reagan

d. Hillary Clinton

9. “It’s wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.”

a. Joe Biden

b. Dan Quayle

c. Rahm Emmanuel

d. Richard Michael Daly

10. “A joke is a very serious thing.”

a. Ernest Hemingway

b. Winston Churchill

c. Richard Nixon

d. Dane Cook

11. “Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.”

a. Steve Jobs

b. Sam Walton

c. Mark Zuckerberg

d. Will Rogers

12. “I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get.”

a. Yao Ming

b. Rodney Dangerfield

c. Dwayne Johnson

d. Seth Green

13. “For birth control, I rely on my personality.”

a. Milt Abel

b. Don Rickles

c. Louis C.K.

d. Michelle Malkin

14. “Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.”

a. Jerry Seinfeld

b. George Carlin

c. William M. Kelly

d. Bill Gates

15. “Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.”

a. Benny Hill

b. Voltaire

c. Ambrose Bierce

d. Brooke Shields


Guessing correctly what author said the following quote is worth 50 points!

“Fame is only good for one thing – they will cash your check in a small town.”

a. Stephen King

b. Louis L’Amour

c. Nora Roberts

d. Truman Capote

Answers found under the Shirley Temple photo


1. d. Tallulah Bankhead

2. b. William Dean Howells

3. c. Robert Graves

4. a. Mignon McLaughlin

5. a. Yogi Berra

6. a. Mae West

7. b. Mark Twain

8. b. Barack Obama

9. b. Dan Quayle

10. b. Winston Churchill

11. d. Will Rogers

12. b. Rodney Dangerfield

13. a. Milt Abel

14. c. William M. Kelly

15. c. Ambrose Bierce

Bonus - d. Truman Capote

This hub ©May 21, 2013 by Beth Perry


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  • bethperry profile image

    Beth Perry 4 years ago from Tennesee

    Nell, you're one smart cookie, so must be the country thing. But thanks for taking the quiz and glad to hear from you!

  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    Hi beth, great quiz and yes very funny! lol! I was absolutely useless at it, apart from the fact I don't know half the names, thats cos I am either stupid or just not in the right country to know them! haha! fun though, nell