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Matt Groening

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.

Matt Groening1. Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, television producer and writer from Portland, Oregon, best known as the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama and the author of the weekly comic strip Life in Hell.

  • True or False?

2. From 1972 to 1977, what college did Groening attend?

  • Evergreen State College
  • Salem College
  • University of Washington, Olympia

3. When did Life in Hell makes its official debut as a comic strip in the Reader?

  • April 1, 1980
  • April 25, 1980
  • May 1, 1981

4. Life in Hell caught the attention of Hollywood writer-producer and Gracie Films founder. Who is the producer?

  • James L. Brooks
  • Brooks Anderson
  • Bob Clayton

5. Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, the Simpsons. What show did the debut on?

  • The Tracey Ullman Show
  • MADtv
  • Saturday Night Live

6. What show first aired on March 28, 1999?

  • Back Taxi
  • StarPeps Adventures
  • Futurama

7. In 1994, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group (named after the character Bongo from Life in Hell) with Steve Vance, Cindy Vance and Bill Morrison, which publishes comic books based on The Simpsons and Futurama (including Futurama Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis, a crossover between the two), as well as a few original titles.

  • True or False

8. Groening has been nominated for 25 Emmy awards. How many Emmy awards has he won for The Simpsons?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15

9. Groening received the 2002 National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award.

  • True or False?

10. Who did Groening marry in 1986?

  • Deborah Caplan
  • Debbie Mansfield
  • Georgia Peach

Check Your Answer

  1. True
  2. Evergreen State College
  3. April 25, 1980
  4. James L. Brooks
  5. The Tracey Ullman Show
  6. Futurama
  7. 10
  8. True
  9. Deborah Caplan

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