Marine Quiz – guessing closed

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and also to thank all of the veterans and active members of the military.  Let’s see if you can identify these United States Marines.

You have until noon Sunday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round will last til August.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!  Last week’s Mark Ruffalo quiz here .  Leaderboard and rules here.

1.  This famous Clevelander is really best know for his comedy and now his game show hosting gig, but he did write an autobiography titled Dirty Jokes and Beer.  He served in the Marine Corp Reserve for 6 six years in the 80’s. Drew Carey

2. This author of the Bourne series also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. Robert Ludlum

3. Tom Cruise made Born on the Fourth of July a must see movie, but who was the Marine that lived and wrote it?  Ron Kovic

4. This novelist wrote Sophie’s Choice plus many others.  Although he joined the Marines at the end of WWII the Japanese surrendered before he left the US.  William Styron

5. This author of historical fiction (Exodus and Trinity to name a few) joined the Marines at 17 and served in the South Pacific.   Leon Uris

6. The lone woman on the list joined the Marines after earning a degree in history.  She writes science fiction and her book The Speed of Dark won the Nebula prize in 2003.  Elizabeth Moon

7. Which one of these actors was NOT a Marine?  Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, or Joe Pesci  Joe Pesci

8. This Vietnam vet wrote a biography on George Reeves while still in school and an autobiography a few years ago titled Life’s That Way.  He’s seen on TV in  Deadwood and Supernatural these days.  Jim Beaver

9. Which one of The Daily Show cast is a current member of the Marine Corp Reserve and has served in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan?  Rob Riggle

10. Who is this Marine and you’ll get bonus points if you can name one of his movies.  Steve McQueen

12 thoughts on “Marine Quiz – guessing closed

  1. softdrink says:

    1. Is that Drew Carey??
    2. Ludlum
    3. His last name starts with a K, but that’s all I got.
    5. Leon Uris
    7. I’ll go with Harvey Keitel
    9. Jon Stewart, because that’s the only person I can name

    I need to watch more tv to keep up with your quizzes!

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy) says:

    This is tough and these are mostly guesses. Thanks for another fun quiz!
    1 – Drew Carey
    2 – Robert Ludlum
    3 –
    4 – William Styron
    5 – Leon Uris
    6 –
    7 – Gene Hackman since he seems the most likely to have been one
    8 –
    9 –
    10 – Steve McQueen – Bullit

  3. Stephanie D. says:

    I swear some of these are on the tip, tip, tip of my tongue!!!

    1. Drew Carey
    10. Steve McQueen, Bullitt

  4. Bumbles says:

    #1 = Drew Carey
    #7 = Joe Pesci?
    #10 = Steve McQueen? – Bullit

    I’m not sure what it says about me that the only answer to this quiz that I know for a fact is Drew Carey :0)

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