Hollywood Babylon Test | Final Test - Easy

Kenneth Anger
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much per week did John Gilbert earn in 1928?
(a) $2,000.
(b) $10,000.
(c) $800.
(d) $6,000.

2. Who was the first to hire Joan Barry and put her in films?
(a) Stroheim.
(b) Griffith.
(c) Chaplin.
(d) Valentino.

3. Gilbert's first talkie was referred to as ___________.
(a) "Badie."
(b) "Scarie."
(c) "Smackie."
(d) "Shriekie."

4. Who kept a tell-all journal for herself?
(a) Katharine Hepburn.
(b) Mae West.
(c) Mary Pickford.
(d) Mary Astor.

5. Who was one of the first stars to fall during the Jazz Age due to lack of transitional power?
(a) John Gilbert.
(b) Rudolph Valentino.
(c) Charlie Chaplin.
(d) Marion Davies.

6. Which male was branded as being difficult?
(a) William Hearst.
(b) Fred Astaire.
(c) Franklyn Thorpe.
(d) Charlie Chaplin.

7. How was Chaplin proven innocent of paternity?
(a) Another man came forward.
(b) Blood test.
(c) Lie-detector test.
(d) Rape kit.

8. What type of actors were labeled "Box Office Poison"?
(a) Difficult and obscene.
(b) Moral and delusional.
(c) Fake and gimmicky.
(d) Pious and righteous.

9. What was Mae Murray's former career before movie starlet?
(a) Secretary.
(b) Macy's clerk.
(c) Pastor's wife.
(d) Sear's saleslady.

10. What casino did Siegel help create?
(a) Harrah's.
(b) Venetian.
(c) Flamingo.
(d) Caesar's Palace.

11. What happened in the same year Thelma Todd was found dead?
(a) Charlie Chaplin met Lita Grey.
(b) Mae West died.
(c) Fatty Arbuckle raped and killed a woman.
(d) Astor-Thorpe scandal.

12. Who thought Mae West was obscene?
(a) Mary Payton.
(b) Mary Pigton.
(c) Mary Pickford.
(d) Mary Pitton.

13. With whom did Mary Astor have an affair?
(a) William Hearst.
(b) George Kauffman.
(c) Franklyn Thorpe.
(d) Charlie Chaplin.

14. What were those successful in the talkie industry dubbed?
(a) Lucky Babes.
(b) Lucky Charms.
(c) Lucky Talkers.
(d) Lucky Stars.

15. When was William fox cast out of his own company?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1938.
(d) 1930.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which company took a chance on Mae West first?

2. What was Barry's starting salary per week?

3. Who took it upon themselves to revive the economy by spending money?

4. Who was most known for unbridled sex appeal?

5. What put Frances Farmer in jail?

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