Super Movie Quiz
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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 10

1. In which film did comedian/actor Bob Hope sing for the first time his signature Academy Award-winning song, "Thanks for the Memory"?

  • The Big Broadcast of 1938
  • College Swing
  • Give Me a Sailor
  • Thanks for the Memory

2. Who played the role of liberal defense lawyer Henry Drummond (a character based on famed trial lawyer Clarence Darrow) in Stanley Kramer's feature film Inherit the Wind (1960)?

  • Fredric March
  • Ed Begley
  • Melvyn Douglas
  • Spencer Tracy

3. What was the only film in the original Planet of the Apes series (of five films) without star Roddy McDowall?

  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

4. In the ambiguous twist ending of director Tim Burton's film remake Planet of the Apes (2001), what major historic landmark provided the setting for its shocking conclusion?

  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Washington Monument
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • The White House

5. What was the first major Hollywood studio production ever to shoot in the People's Republic of China (in Shanghai) since the 1940s?

  • 55 Days at Peking
  • Empire of the Sun
  • The Last Emperor
  • The World of Suzie Wong

6. Who was the first actress to win the Best Actress Oscar in a film directed by her nominated husband?

  • Frances McDormand
  • Gena Rowlands
  • Julie Andrews
  • Melina Mercouri

7. According to the Guinness Book of Records, which first-time leading man was paid a record salary of $5.5 million in 2002?

  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr.
  • Josh Hartnett
  • Tobey Maguire

8. Which 1960s full-length animated feature film was inspired by the Beatles' music?

  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Help!
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Yellow Submarine

9. In how many films did Katharine Hepburn co-star with Spencer Tracy?

  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Ten

10. Who was the only producer to have his name - and his name only - associated with three Best Picture Oscars?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Robert Wise
  • Sam Spiegel
  • Saul Zaentz

11. Which film was the first Academy Award Best Picture nominee to win both Best Actor and Best Actress?

  • Grand Hotel
  • The Great Ziegfeld
  • It Happened One Night
  • Cavalcade

12. What role did character Mickey Mouse play in Disney's animated classic Fantasia (1940)?

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • The Orchestra Conductor
  • The Narrator
  • None of the above

13. Which musical, before Chicago (2002), most recently won the Best Picture Oscar?

  • Cabaret
  • My Fair Lady
  • Oliver!
  • The Sound of Music

14. What was the first feature-length American comedy film (that is not considered a lost film)?

  • Kid Auto Races at Venice
  • The Kid
  • Brewster's Millions
  • Tillie's Punctured Romance

15. Which musical film opened with the song "On Broadway" and ended with "Bye Bye Love (Life)"?

  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • The Wiz (1979)
  • Hair (1979)
  • Fame (1980)

16. In the famous series of seven Crosby-Lamour-Hope 'Road To ...' films beginning in the 1940s, what was the destination in their first film of the series?

  • Morocco
  • Rio
  • Singapore
  • Zanzibar

17. Who played the role of Gen. George A. Custer in director Michael Curtiz' historically-dubious film Santa Fe Trail (1940)?

  • Errol Flynn
  • Ronald Reagan
  • John Miljan
  • William Desmond

18. Which film marked Cary Grant's first major success when he starred opposite Mae West?

  • Klondike Annie
  • Belle of the Nineties
  • I'm No Angel
  • She Done Him Wrong

19. What was the first Lassie feature film?

  • Challenge to Lassie
  • Courage of Lassie
  • Lassie Come Home
  • Son of Lassie

20. What was the name of the metallic substance injected into Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) skeletal system in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), to make him virtually indestructible?

  • Kryptonite
  • Carbonite
  • Vibranium
  • Adamantium

21. What was the first biggest hit film of silent screen vamp Theda Bara?

  • When a Woman Sins
  • Cleopatra
  • A Fool There Was
  • Camille

Quiz # 10: Answers

1. Answer: The Big Broadcast of 1938
In The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938), Bob Hope (as radio host Buzz Fielding) - in his first starring film role, sang his trademark song with his ex-wife Cleo Fielding (Shirley Ross). After the success of the Bob Hope and Shirley Ross duet "Thanks for the Memory" in The Big Broadcast of 1938, the two were paired up again in another Paramount film, Thanks for the Memory (1938). They reprised the song, and had a second hit titled: "Two Sleepy People."

2. Answer: Spencer Tracy
Inherit the Wind (1960), a fictionalized dramatization of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925 pitted Best Actor-nominated Spencer Tracy as Henry Drummond against fundamentalist orator Matthew Harrison Brady (a character based upon Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan) portrayed by veteran actor Fredric March. In the made-for-TV movie in 1965, Melvyn Douglas and Ed Begley played the roles of the opposing lawyers.

3. Answer: Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Roddy McDowall did not appear in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), the second of five films in the original series, because he was directing a film in the UK at the same time. He appeared in the other four films as two characters, Cornelius and as his own son Caesar.

4. Answer: The Lincoln Memorial
Inside the Lincoln Memorial, the statue of President Abraham Lincoln had been replaced by a statue of ruthless, sadistic commander-ape General Thade (Tim Roth). The Statue of Liberty provided the shocking conclusion for the original film, Planet of the Apes (1968).

5. Answer: Empire of the Sun
Director Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987) was the first major Hollywood studio production to be filmed in the PRC, in Shanghai, China.

6. Answer: Frances McDormand
With her Best Actress Oscar win in Fargo (1996), Frances McDormand became the first actress to win for a film directed by her nominated husband - director Joel Coen. John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands were nominated together (but neither won) for A Woman Under the Influence (1974), and both Jules Dassin and Melina Mercouri were nominated together (but neither won) for Never on Sunday (1960).

7. Answer: Dwayne Johnson
World Wrestling Federation's "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson) received a record salary for his first-time, top-billed leading man performance as the title character Mathayus in the prequel spin-off The Scorpion King (2002), part of The Mummy franchise series.

8. Answer: Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine (1968) was inspired by the Beatles' album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, although the Fab Four weren't involved in its making - however, they did make a brief cameo appearance in the live-action coda singing "All Together Now."

9. Answer: Nine
Beginning with Woman of the Year (1942), Hepburn made nine films with Tracy, ending with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

10. Answer: Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel has a record 4 nominations with 3 individual wins: On The Waterfront (1954), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (3 awards within 8 years!). Although Saul Zaentz also had three Best Picture wins as producer, his Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was shared with co-producer Michael Douglas.

11. Answer: It Happened One Night
Frank Capra's Best Picture-winning classic screwball romantic comedy It Happened One Night (1934) was the first Best Picture nominee to win the two top acting Academy Awards (Best Actor and Best Actress) - for Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

12. Answer: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse took the role of an aspiring wizard's helper in Fantasia (1940), in a segment titled The Sorcerer's Apprentice (composed by Paul Dukas), in which he battled animated brooms carrying endless buckets of water.

13. Answer: Oliver!
The musical Oliver! (1968) most recently won the Best Picture Oscar. Earlier Best Picture-winning musicals were The Sound of Music (1965) and My Fair Lady (1964). Cabaret (1972) lost Best Picture to The Godfather (1972).

14. Answer: Tillie's Punctured Romance
Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios made the first American feature-length comedy - Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin (in his first feature film). The 5-reel silent film Brewster's Millions (1914) was released before Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) but is considred lost.

15. Answer: All That Jazz (1979)
Director Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical musical All That Jazz (1979) opened with the production number "On Broadway" (by George Benson), and ended with the extravagant finale, "Bye Bye Love (Life)" (by Ben Vereen).

16. Answer: Singapore
The "Road To" movies pairing Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour, found the team in these places, in order: ..Singapore (1940), ..Zanzibar (1941), ..Morocco (1942), ..Utopia (1946), ..Rio (1947), ..Bali (1952), and ..Hong Kong (1962).

17. Answer: Ronald Reagan
Future President Ronald Reagan played the role of Custer in Santa Fe Trail (1940), while Errol Flynn had the starring role as Captain James "Jeb" Stuart. Flynn took the role of Custer in They Died With Their Boots On (1941) a year later. John Miljan played Custer in The Plainsman (1936), and William Desmond played Custer in The Last Frontier (1932).

18. Answer: She Done Him Wrong
Although Cary Grant made his film debut in This is the Night (1932) and had a number of other bit roles, his first major success was She Done Him Wrong (1933) opposite Mae West. Coincidentally, he starred in a second Mae West film later in the same year, I'm No Angel (1933).

19. Answer: Lassie Come Home
A male collie named Pal starred in the debut Lassie film, Lassie Come Home (1943).

20. Answer: Adamantium
Mutant Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) became Weapon X when his skeletal system was injected with the impenetrable substance adamantium (a fictional alloy).

21. Answer: A Fool There Was
Theda Bara, known as "The Vamp" and one of the screen's earliest sex symbols and femme fatales, scored her largest early success with her typecast role in A Fool There Was (1915), which helped fund the new Fox studios, and was noted for her title card line of dialogue: "Kiss me, my fool!" Her next greatest hit film was Cleopatra (1917), a lost film.