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The Funniest Joke in the World: Quiz


Question 1: During World War II, Ernest Scribbler, a British "manufacturer of jokes" (________), creates "the funniest joke in the world" and promptly dies laughing.
Michael PalinTerry JonesJohn CleeseMonty Python

Question 2: His mother (________) reads the joke, at first believing it to be a suicide note, and also dies laughing.
Monty PythonEric IdleAll You Need Is CashJohn Cleese

Question 3: peanut"), but proves in English to be hopelessly bad, reflecting a British perception that "Germans have no sense of humour" (see also John Cleese in a ________ episode, "The Germans").
The Kipper and the CorpseThe Anniversary (Fawlty Towers)Basil FawltyFawlty Towers

Question 4: One of the Nazi officers (________) erupts in laughter and dies.
John CleeseEric IdleGraham ChapmanMonty Python

Question 5: Another captor (________) notices the two deceased officers and points his gun at Palin, who recites the joke to the captor, who is also killed by the joke.
Monty Python and the Holy GrailTerry GilliamThe Crimson Permanent AssuranceMonty Python

Question 6: A Scotland Yard inspector (________) retrieves the joke, but despite the playing of somber music and the wailing of fellow policemen to create a depressing mood, also dies laughing.
John CleeseEric IdleGraham ChapmanMonty Python

Question 7: The nonsensical German translation is used for the first time on 8 July 1944 in the ________, causing German soldiers to fall down dead from laughter:
Meuse (river)WalloniaArdennesLiège

Question 8: The British joke is laid to rest when "peace broke out" at the end of the war as countries agree to a Joke Warfare ban at the ________.
Human rightsUniversal jurisdictionInternational humanitarian lawGeneva Conventions

Question 9: The second (________) retorts "Zat's not funny!" but then he too starts to giggle hysterically before falling down dead.
John CleeseGraham ChapmanMichael PalinMonty Python

Question 10: The ________ test the joke on Salisbury Plain, then translate it into German.
Royal Military PoliceTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)British ArmyBritish Armed Forces

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