Super Movie Quiz
Super Movie Quiz

Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Movie Trivia
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There are hundreds of multiple choice questions (with explanatiory answers) that include interesting film facts, quotes, the Oscars, milestones, and information about actors and directors.

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Quiz # 17

1. Which child star appeared as the son of an alcoholic, ex-heavyweight boxer (Wallace Beery) in the sentimental tearjerker The Champ (1931)?

  • Jackie Coogan
  • Jackie Cooper
  • Ricky Schroder
  • Roddy McDowall

2. Which screenwriter has been nominated for 16 Best Screenplay Oscars?

  • Woody Allen
  • Charles Brackett
  • John Huston
  • Billy Wilder

3. What was the name of the alien in the 3-D film Robot Monster (1953)?

  • Chani
  • Dagora
  • Ro-Man
  • Torg

4. In the acclaimed melodrama Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), what does "Sheba" refer to?

  • a cat
  • a deceased child
  • a dog
  • the nickname for student boarder Marie

5. Which of the following married couples both received Oscar acting nominations for the same picture in the same year?

  • Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts in 1963
  • Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1966
  • Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in 1953
  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 1968

6. Loretta Young's Best Actress Oscar upset win for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) defeated which predicted winner?

  • Irene Dunne for I Remember Mama
  • Dorothy McGuire for Gentleman's Agreement
  • Rosalind Russell for Mourning Becomes Electra
  • Jane Wyman for The Yearling

7. In which Hitchcock film was the plot about the meeting of two men traveling from Washington to NY who decided to exchange murders?

  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • Rope (1948)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)

8. In which Fritz Lang crime film did Detective Sgt. Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) vengefully investigate a fellow officer's suspicious death and the car-bombing that killed his own wife?

  • The Big Clock (1948)
  • The Big Sky (1952)
  • The Big Heat (1953)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)

9. Which of the following was NOT one of the three actors nominated for Best Actor in MGM's Best Picture-winning film Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)?

  • Charles Laughton
  • Clark Gable
  • Victor McLaglen
  • Franchot Tone

10. In John Ford's film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1940), what was the destination of the Joad family?

  • Arizona
  • California
  • The Dust Bowl
  • The Pacific Northwest

11. In the adventure classic The Most Dangerous Game (1932), what "most dangerous game" was being hunted by Russian Count Zaroff?

  • Cape buffalo
  • Humans
  • Jaguars
  • Tigers

12. Which actor became one of the greatest western stars of the era after appearing in the landmark western The Great Train Robbery (1903)?

  • "Broncho Billy" Anderson
  • Ken Maynard
  • Tom Mix
  • William S. Hart

13. Which silent screen actor's career was boosted by his appearance in The Sheik (1921)?

  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • John Barrymore
  • Rudolph Valentino
  • Wallace Reid

14. Which of the following actresses was not in the cast of the all-female comedy film The Women (1939)?

  • Bette Davis
  • Joan Crawford
  • Norma Shearer
  • Paulette Goddard

15. For which of his films did director James L. Brooks win a Best Director Oscar?

  • As Good as It Gets (1997)
  • Broadcast News (1987)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)

16. What was the color of child-killer Freddy Krueger's dirty and tattered sweater in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films?

  • Black and Yellow
  • Red
  • Red and Green
  • Red and Yellow

Quiz # 17: Answers

1. Answer: Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper starred as Dink Purcell, providing a memorable performance, especially in the scene of his father's death from a heart attack after winning in a comeback bout.

2. Answer: Woody Allen
Woody Allen's 16 nominations for Best Screenplay included three Oscar wins, for Annie Hall (1977), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Midnight in Paris (2011).
All of Allen's nominations were under the Best Original Screenplay category.

3. Answer: Ro-Man
In this low-budget science-fiction film considered one of the worst ever made, the robot monster, named Ro-Man (George Barrows), threatened extinction of Earthlings with his Calcinator death-ray.

4. Answer: a dog
In the film, childless wife Lola Delaney (Oscar-winning Shirley Booth) delivered monologues to her middle-aged alcoholic husband Doc Delaney (Burt Lancaster) about her dream of her long-lost dog, Little Sheba, who was never coming back - a symbol of her lost youth.

5. Answer: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1966
There were only three instances in Oscar history in which a husband-and-wife team was nominated for acting in the same picture: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne for The Guardsman (1931); Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Of those six competitors, only Elizabeth Taylor received a Best Actress Oscar for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

6. Answer: Rosalind Russell for Mourning Becomes Electra
Rosalind Russell was generally considered the odds-on favorite, but was defeated by Loretta Young (with the first of two career nominations).

7. Answer: Strangers on a Train (1951)
Strangers on a Train (1951) told about tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) and psychopathic Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), strangers who met on a Washington to NY train, and decided to exchange murders - Bruno would kill Guy's estranged wife Miriam, if Guy would murder Bruno's detested father.

8. Answer: The Big Heat (1953)
Lang's expressionistic The Big Heat (1953) told a noirish tale of brutal violence as the obsessed Bannion, suspended from the force, went on a crusade of revenge against corruption.

9. Answer: Victor McLaglen
Director Frank Lloyd's film was unique, in having all of its three lead actors nominated for Best Actor, the only film in Oscar history. (Eleven films have two actors in the same film nominated for Best Actor.) All three lost to Oscar winner Victor McLaglen for The Informer (1935).

10. Answer: California
In the 1930s, the poor and landless Joad family was evicted and forced to move from Oklahoma in the Midwest's 'Dust Bowl' to the promised land of California.

11. Answer: Humans
Zaroff (Leslie Banks) had tired of hunting cape buffalo and other wild game, taking up the sport of hunting human beings instead.

12. Answer: "Broncho Billy" Anderson
In one of his various uncredited roles in The Great Train Robbery (1903), Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson (as a Bandit) fired his gun straight at the camera - a startling thing to early audiences.

13. Answer: Rudolph Valentino
The melodramatic The Sheik debuted in 1921 and established star Rudolph Valentino as cinema's best-known lover. It was one of the first of numerous exotic and erotic (at least for the day) romance/adventure films for men and women alike, designed to stimulate box office success.

14. Answer: Bette Davis
Director George Cukor's comedy-drama had more than 130 female speaking roles and an all-female cast, but Bette Davis was not in the film. She appeared in four other 1939 films of her own: Dark Victory, Juarez, The Old Maid, and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.

15. Answer: Terms of Endearment
Director James L. Brooks was nominated for six Oscars and won all of his Oscars for the same film, Terms of Endearment (1983). He took top honors for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Director.

16. Answer: Red and Green
According to Wes Craven, the writer/director of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), he had read in Scientific American about how the colors red and green were the most difficult, unpleasant and clashing for the human eye to process. In the original script, the sweater was red and yellow.