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Quiz # 12

1. Which male film character was the most Oscar-friendly role, with three acting nominations?

  • President Richard Nixon
  • King Henry II
  • King Henry V
  • King Henry VIII

2. Which Disney theatrical animated film featured two mice named Bernard and Miss Bianca?

  • Peter Pan
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • Cinderella
  • The Rescuers Down Under

3. What film was the coming-of-age film for 15 year-old budding star Elizabeth Taylor, in which she received her first (grown-up) on-screen kiss?

  • Cynthia
  • A Date with Judy
  • Father of the Bride
  • Life With Father

4. What was the first computer-animated feature film to use computer software to show digital water?

  • A Bug's Life
  • Antz
  • Casper
  • The Mask

5. Which famous dog returned to the big screen in 2004, 30 years after his debut film?

  • Benji
  • Hooch
  • Lassie
  • Old Yeller

6. What type of automobile was converted into a time-travel vehicle in the Back to the Future films?

  • Aston-Martin
  • Bentley
  • DeLorean
  • Rolls Royce

7. Which of these four popular sports films won the most Oscars?

  • Raging Bull
  • The Fighter
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Rocky

8. According to Film Facts, who was the busiest Hollywood actor during the decade of the 1990s?

  • Mel Gibson
  • Tom Cruise
  • Tom Hanks
  • Samuel L. Jackson

9. Which actor scored a breakthrough, precedent-setting deal with Universal to receive 45% of the net profits instead of a fixed salary for the Anthony Mann western Winchester '73 (1950)?

  • Henry Fonda
  • James Stewart
  • John Wayne
  • Randolph Scott

10. What was the name of the robot in the classic science-fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956)?

  • Box
  • Gort
  • Johnny 5
  • Robby

11. In Disney's animated The Lion King (1994), who voiced the character of Shenzi, the hyena?

  • Cheech Marin
  • Jo Anne Worley
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Whoopi Goldberg

12. Who played the role of the US President in the film The American President (1995)?

  • Jeff Bridges
  • Jeff Daniels
  • Martin Sheen
  • Michael Douglas

13. Who played "The Bad" character role in director Sergio Leone's spaghetti western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Eli Wallach
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • None of the above

14. What was Woody Allen's first feature film as a writer and actor?

  • Casino Royale
  • Take the Money and Run
  • What's New Pussycat?
  • What's Up, Tiger Lily?

15. What was director Alfred Hitchcock's first color feature film?

  • The Paradine Case
  • Rope
  • Under Capricorn
  • Stage Fright

16. What was the first film that significantly boosted the career and brought critical acclaim to up-and-coming star Marilyn Monroe?

  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Love Happy
  • Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
  • You Were Meant for Me

17. In Ron Howard's fantasy-adventure epic film Willow (1988), what specific kind of being was Willow Ufgood (played by Warwick Davis)?

  • A Brownie
  • A Daikini
  • An Ewok
  • A Nelwyn Dwarf

18. What was the name of the serial killer in Dirty Harry (1971)?

  • "Big" Ed Mustapha
  • Scorpio Killer
  • Son of Sam
  • Zodiac Killer

Quiz # 12: Answers

1. Answer: King Henry VIII
The character of British King Henry VIII has the most acting nominations (three) in Academy history: Charles Laughton (win as Best Actor) in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1932/33), Robert Shaw (as Best Supporting Actor) in A Man for All Seasons (1966), and Richard Burton (as Best Actor) in Anne of the Thousand Days (1969). The corresponding female film character is Elizabeth I: Cate Blanchett (as Best Actress) in Elizabeth (1998), Cate Blanchett (as Best Actress) in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Judi Dench (win as Best Supporting Actress) in Shakespeare in Love (1998).

2. Answer: The Rescuers Down Under
In Disney's 23rd and 29th animated feature films, The Rescuers (1977) and the follow-up The Rescuers Down Under (1990), American mouse Bernard (voice of Bob Newhart) and Hungarian mouse Bianca (voice of Eva Gabor) were elite field agent representatives of the Rescue Aid Society (RAS), an international mouse organization.

3. Answer: Cynthia
In MGM's Cynthia (1947), Elizabeth Taylor played the title role of small-town, physically-frail, musically-talented teenager Cynthia Bishop, who received her first (grown-up) on-screen kiss on a front porch from beau Ricky Latham (Jimmy Lydon) following their attendance at the Spring Prom.

4. Answer: Antz
DreamWorks' Antz (1998) was the first computer-animated feature film to use computer software to simulate the properties of water—hence, digital water.

5. Answer: Benji
Benji returned to the big screen with the feature film Benji: Off the Leash! (2004), 30 years after his debut film, Benji (1974). The popular canine was actually a dog named Higgins. Other Benji feature films appeared in 1977, 1980, and 1987.

6. Answer: DeLorean
Crackpot scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) converted a DeLorean sports car into a time-traveling machine powered by plutonium.

7. Answer: Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby (2004) won four Oscars out of seven nominations, then Rocky (3/10), Raging Bull (2/8), and The Fighter (2/7). Chariots of Fire (1981) also won four Oscars out of seven nominations.

8. Answer: Samuel L. Jackson
According to Film Facts, Samuel L. Jackson was the busiest 1990s Hollywood actor with 36 films. Whoopi Goldberg headed the female list with 29 films.

9. Answer: James Stewart
James Stewart signed the precedent-setting, pioneering (free-lance) percentage deal contract ($600K for this film alone, rather than his normal $200K fixed salary), resulting in increasingly higher salaries for stars, further eroding the 'studio system.'

10. Answer: Robby
The popular glass-headed, seven and one-half foot tall robot in the classic sci-fi film was named Robby the Robot (voice by Marvin Miller).

11. Answer: Whoopi Goldberg
Shenzi was voiced by Whoopi Goldberg - the only female and the smart leader of a trio of villainous hyenas (that also included Banzai and Ed).

12. Answer: Michael Douglas
In director Rob Reiner's comedy-drama, Michael Douglas played the role of President Andrew Shepherd.

13. Answer: Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef was a character named Angel Eyes or Sentenza, also known as "The Bad" in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966). Eli Wallach played the role of Tuco - aka "The Ugly."

14. Answer: What's New Pussycat?
Even before he directed his first feature film, What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), Woody Allen wrote and starred in What's New Pussycat? (1965).

15. Answer: Rope
The experimental film Rope (1948) was Hitchcock's first color film, and the first of four films with James Stewart, followed by Rear Window (1954), the remake The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).

16. Answer: The Asphalt Jungle
Although Marilyn Monroe's first film was The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) in which she was uncredited as a telephone operator, the film that first brought significant attention to her was John Huston's film noirish crime drama The Asphalt Jungle (1950), in which she played the part of Angela Phinlay, the "niece" (mistress) of crooked lawyer Emmerich (Louis Calhern).

17. Answer: A Nelwyn Dwarf
Willow was a Nelwyn dwarf or "little person." Brownies were even more tiny than the Nelwyn, and played by French-accented Kevin Pollack and Rick Overton, while Daikini were human-sized.

18. Answer: Scorpio Killer
In the crime film Dirty Harry (1971), the deranged and psychopathic sniper was a "madman" who called himself Scorpio (Andy Robinson), real name Charles Davis - modeled after the real-life Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s.