Choose an answer from the three choices
offered after each question and True or False. Then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
When he was a young child, Hanna's family moved frequently, but they
settled in Los Angeles by 1919. There, Hanna became an Eagle Scout. He
remained active in Scouting throughout his life. As an adult, he served
as a Scoutmaster and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with
their Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1985.
2. He attended Compton High School from 1925 through 1928, where he
played the in a dance band. What instrument did he play?
3. After dropping out of college, Hanna worked briefly as a
construction engineer and helped build the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
He lost that job during the Great Depression and found another at a
car wash. His sister's boyfriend encouraged him to apply for a job at the
cartoon studio Pacific Art and Title. While working there, Hanna's talent
for drawing became evident, and in 1930 he joined the Harman and Ising
animation studio, which had created Looney Tunes and Merrie
4. Hanna was given the opportunity to direct his first cartoon in 1936;
the result was part of the Harman-Ising Happy Harmonies series.
What was the cartoon?
- To Spring
- To Fall
- To Summer
5. What series won its first Academy Award for the 11th short, The
Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943), a war-time adventure?
- Tom and Jerry
- Huckleberry Hound
- Biff and Bob
6. Hanna branched out into television, forming the short-lived company
Shield Productions. Who was his partner?
- Joseph Barbera
- Jay Ward
- Tex Avery
7. A coin toss determined that Hanna would have precedence in the
naming of the new company, first called H-B Enterprises but soon changed
to Hanna-Barbera Productions.
8. In 1966, Hanna-Barbera Productions was sold to Taft Broadcasting
(renamed Great American Communications in 1987). How much did the sell
- $12 million
- $16 million
- $24 million
9. In all, the Hanna-Barbera team won 7 Academy Awards. How many Emmy
Awards did they win?
- 2 Emmy Awards
- 6 Emmy Awards
- 8 Emmy Awards
10. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera�s cartoons have become cultural
icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as
films, books, and toys. Hanna-Barbera's shows have a global audience of
over 300 million people and have been translated into more than 20