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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 18

1. In the biopic Man on the Moon (1999) about eccentric American entertainer Andy Kaufman (Jim Carrey), which major event in Kaufman’s life was chronologically placed at the end of the film but actually occurred much earlier?

  • His Carnegie Hall “milk and cookies” performance
  • His guest appearance on TV’s sitcom Taxi
  • His impersonation of Elvis Presley
  • His long-running “feud” with professional wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler

2. In the offbeat comedy Napoleon Dynamite (2004), the carrot-topped, geeky high-school character (Jon Heder) became the manager of the Class President campaign for which other character?

  • Deb
  • Kip
  • Pedro
  • Summer

3. In how many films did Bela Lugosi portray the character of Count Dracula?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

4. In what film did Spencer Tracy receive a Best Actor nomination for his role as a one-armed WWII veteran who uncovered a hostile desert town's awful past secrets?

  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
  • The Naked Spur (1953)
  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  • Pursued (1947)

5. Who was the only actor to play all four classic movie monsters: the Wolf Man, the Frankenstein Monster, the Mummy, and Count Dracula?

  • Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • Lon Chaney, Sr.
  • Boris Karloff
  • Bela Lugosi

6. Which of the following films won a Razzie Award in every category in which it was nominated?

  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Gigli (2003)
  • The Postman (1997)
  • Showgirls (1995)

7. All of the following films are considered film noirs except…?

  • The Killers (1946)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Meet John Doe (1941)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)

8. On a film set, who has the overall responsibility for managing the lighting in a film production?

  • Best boy
  • Boom operator
  • Gaffer
  • Key grip

9. Which film had the tagline: "Heaven and Earth are About to Collide”?

  • Armageddon (1998)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • Deep Impact (1998)
  • When Worlds Collide (1951)

10. How many Oscar nominations did actor Cary Grant receive during his entire career?

  • None
  • One
  • Two
  • Three

11. "Prepare to be blown out of the water" was the tagline for which film?

  • Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
  • Damn the Defiant! (1962)
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

12. Which early movie studio was known for B-westerns, serials and for burgeoning star John Wayne?

  • Goldwyn Pictures
  • Republic Pictures
  • RKO
  • Universal

13. In what country did the classic adventure film The General Died at Dawn (1936) take place?

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Russia

14. Who was the only six-time Best Actress Oscar nominee who never won?

  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Jane Fonda
  • Sissy Spacek

15. Which Buster Keaton film was claimed to be a parody or satire of director D.W. Griffith's epic Intolerance (1916)?

  • The Navigator (1924)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  • Three Ages (1923)

16. What is the name of the film crew individual who creates naturalistic sound effects for a film after it has been shot?

  • Best Boy
  • Foley Artist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound FX Editor

17. Which 1920s film is generally considered the first feature-length formal documentary film?

  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
  • Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life
  • Moana
  • Nanook of the North

18. All of the following pairings of film movements with representative films are correct, except which one?

  • German Expressionism - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • Soviet Montage - The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • French Poetic Realism - Breathless (1960)
  • Italian Neo-Realism - Rome, Open City (1945)

19. In the opening scene of the classic film noir D.O.A. (1950), what was the lead character, small-town accountant Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien), dying from?

  • Blood poisoning
  • Bullet wound
  • Cancer
  • Radiation poisoning

Quiz # 18: Answers

1. Answer: His Carnegie Hall “milk and cookies” performance
The notorious Carnegie Hall "milk and cookies" performance, portrayed in the film as one of Kaufman’s last performances after he was diagnosed with cancer, had in fact occurred much earlier in his career.

2. Answer: Pedro
Napoleon dedicated himself to helping his Mexican friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) compete against snobby Summer (Haylie Duff) for the position of Class President.

3. Answer: Two
Although Lugosi portrayed a vampire character in a number of films, his only two portrayals of Count Dracula were in the original Dracula (1931) and in the comedy-hybrid spoof Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).

4. Answer: Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Spencer Tracy as John J. Macreedy discovered in 1945 that the fictional town of Black Rock had a shameful secret - the Japanese farming father of his army buddy who had saved his life during the war was the victim of a heinous, racist murder.

5. Answer: Lon Chaney, Jr.
Lon Chaney, Jr. portrayed the Wolf Man (in The Wolf Man (1941) and other films), the Frankenstein Monster (in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)), Kharis (the Mummy) (in The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944)), and Count Dracula (in Son of Dracula (1943)).

6. Answer: The Postman (1997)
The Postman (1997) won all five of its nominations for which it was nominated, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor (Kevin Costner). The others wins/nominations were as follows: Catwoman (4/7), Gigli (6/9), and Showgirls (7/13). Currently, the only movie in the 32-year history of the Razzies to win every prize and sweep every single category was
Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill (2011), winning a record-breaking 10 awards.

7. Answer: Meet John Doe (1941)
Frank Capra's romantic and political drama Meet John Doe (1941) starred Gary Cooper as the title character John Willoughby/"John Doe" and Barbara Stanwyck as hard-nosed newspaper columnist Ann Mitchell.

8. Answer: Gaffer
The gaffer, also known as Chief Lighting Technician, manages the electrical lighting in a film production, and a gaffer's assistant is known as a 'best boy.'

9. Answer: Deep Impact (1998)
Director Mimi Leder's science-fiction disaster film Deep Impact (1998) told about a comet on a collision course with Earth, about a year away from impact. A team of astronauts were sent into space to destroy the comet, but things went horribly wrong.

10. Answer: Two
Cary Grant received only two Best Actor nominations during his career, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944) - and lost both. They were dramatic roles when he was mostly noted for lighter fare.

11. Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The first of three Pirates of the Caribbean films by director Gore Verbinski attempted to market the pirate film as an action-adventure with great special effects.

12. Answer: Republic Pictures
Known as a "poverty row" studio, Republic Pictures was created in 1935 and was represented by its iconic eagle logo.

13. Answer: China
Conflict between an American mercenary (Gary Cooper) and a ruthless warlord (Akim Tamiroff) took place in war-torn China.

14. Answer: Deborah Kerr
In Oscars history, there are currently only four six-time Best Actress nominees (Bergman, Fonda, Spacek, and Kerr), and Deborah Kerr was the only one to never win.

15. Answer: Three Ages (1923)
Buster Keaton's first feature-length comedy Three Ages (1923) had an episodic three-part narrative structure (Stone Age, Roman Age and Modern Age) similar to the four historical eras in Griffith's film.

16. Answer: Foley Artist
Foley artists, who create and match sound effects with the action in a picture, are named after one the film art's earliest practitioners, Jack Foley, who worked for Universal.

17. Answer: Nanook of the North
Robert J. Flaherty's ground-breaking Nanook of the North (1922), funded by a French fur company, documented the life of an Inuit Eskimo in the Canadian Arctic, even before the term "documentary" was coined.

18. Answer: French Poetic Realism - Breathless (1960)
French Poetic Realism was best exemplified by Jean Renoir (La Grande Illusion (1937) and Rules of the Game (1939)). Breathless (1960) exemplified the French New Wave Movement of the 1960s.

19. Answer: Radiation poisoning
Frank Bigelow had only a few days left to live, after swallowing a slow-acting, glow-in-the-dark "luminous toxin" called iridium.