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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 22

1. Who was the major female star - a 'fallen woman' - of the musical film Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), a remake of actress Gloria Swanson's earlier controversial silent film Sadie Thompson (1928)?

  • Joan Crawford
  • Francine Everett
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Vera-Ellen

2. Which of the following was a deadly trick that young, alienated and death-obsessed Harold played upon his mother in the dark cult-comedy film Harold and Maude (1971)?

  • Hanging
  • Disembowelment with a Japanese sword
  • Self-immolation
  • All of the above

3. What was King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley's last feature film?

  • Change of Habit
  • Charro!
  • Live a Little, Love a Little
  • The Trouble With Girls

4. Which of the following horror film franchises has the most sequels (or follow-up films)?

  • Friday the 13th
  • Halloween
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Saw

5. The romantic comedy You've Got Mail (1998), starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, was based upon which earlier film?

  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Love Affair (1939)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

6. Which of the following incorrectly matches up the giant monster-creature(s) with its appropriate film?

  • Giant zombies – The Mole People (1956)
  • Giant grasshoppers – Beginning of the End (1957)
  • Giant mollusks – The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
  • Giant rabbits – Night of the Lepus (1972)

7. Which of the following actors had their feature film debut in the first A Nightmare on Elm Street film in 1984?

  • Patricia Arquette
  • Johnny Depp
  • Robert Englund
  • Laurence Fishburne

8. Who was the first actual recipient of a Razzie Award to accept their award - in person?

  • Ben Affleck
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Bill Cosby
  • Paul Verhoeven

9. The romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) was a modern re-telling of which Shakespearean play?

  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Twelfth Night

10. In Pulp Fiction (1994), from what book of the Bible does black hit-man Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) often quote or paraphrase from?

  • Ecclesiastes
  • Exodus
  • Ezekiel
  • Revelation

11. In Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999) set in California's San Fernando Valley, what was it that rained down from the sky?

  • Flowers
  • Locusts
  • Frogs
  • Hail

12. In The Matrix (1999), which of the following was not killed by traitorous Cypher (Joe Pantoliano)?

  • Apoc (Julian Arahanga)
  • Dozer (Anthony Ray Parker)
  • Switch (Belinda McClory)
  • Tank (Marcus Chong)

13. Which character was eventually revealed to be the killer in the teen horror film Urban Legend (1998)?

  • Brenda (Rebecca Gayheart)
  • Natalie (Alicia Witt)
  • Paul (Jared Leto)
  • Reese (Loretta Devine)

14. In the low-budget cult film Repo Man (1984), what was actually found in the trunk of the 1964 Chevy Malibu?

  • stolen bank money
  • a dead body
  • something deadly, hot and glowing brightly
  • an atomic bomb

15. In the horror film Deadly Eyes (1982), what were the killer-creatures terrorizing the residents of Toronto?

  • Bats
  • Birds
  • Rabid Dogs
  • Rats

16. What was the nationality of the crusty, but likeable and kindly fisherman Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937)?

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

17. Which of the following Dracula films was not made by the British film-making company Hammer Studios?

  • The Brides of Dracula (1960)
  • Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
  • The Horror of Dracula (1958)

18. Which film portrayed the misadventures of Gary Cooper as a tuba-playing greeting-card poet who left for the big-city of New York after receiving an inheritance of $20 million?

  • Meet John Doe (1941)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • The Fountainhead (1948)

19. Which of the following characters survived to the end credits in William Friedkin's devil-possession horror film The Exorcist (1973)?

  • Family friend and British director Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran)
  • Young priest Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller)
  • Homicide police detective Lt. Kinderman (Lee J. Cobb)
  • Elderly exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow)

Quiz # 22: Answers

1. Answer: Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth portrayed the prostitute (sanitized and toned down as a nightclub-singer) in the 1953 adaptation Miss Sadie Thompson, based on the short story Rain by author W. Somerset Maugham. Joan Crawford starred in Rain (1932), while Francine Everett was in the unauthorized adaptation Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA (1946), and Vera-Ellen performed a 'Sadie Thompson' style dance number in the Marx Brothers film Love Happy (1949).

2. Answer: All of the above
In the film about a May/December romance, Harold (Bud Cort) – who "enjoyed being dead" – staged over a half-dozen elaborate suicides to shock his wealthy mother.

3. Answer: Change of Habit
Not counting his two final concert film appearances, Presley's last film appearance was as Dr. John Carpenter in the social drama Change of Habit (1969), starring opposite Mary Tyler Moore (from The Dick Van Dyke Show) as a nun. In a fourteen year span, Presley had starred in 31 films.

4. Answer: Friday the 13th
The Friday the 13th series is currently composed of 12 films, while the Halloween franchise has 11 films. Nightmare and Saw both have 9 films.

5. Answer: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
It was based upon The Shop Around the Corner (1940) with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, who corresponded with each other using pen and paper.

6. Answer: Giant zombies – The Mole People (1956)
The monsters in The Mole People (1956) were enslaved mutant humanoids ('mole people') living underground, not zombies.

7. Answer: Johnny Depp
Depp's debut film was in the first Nightmare film in 1984, while Arquette's film debut was in the third Nightmare film in 1987. Robert Englund who played Freddy Krueger in the franchise had his feature film debut 10 years earlier in Buster and Billie (1974), as Whitey. Laurence Fishburne's film debut was in Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) where he was credited as Laurence Fishburne III.

8. Answer: Paul Verhoeven
Director Paul Verhoeven became the first recipient to claim his award in person, when he accepted Worst Picture and Worst Director awards for Showgirls (1995). Cosby was the first Razzie winner to accept his award, in late April of 1988, for his role in the three-Razzie 'winner' Leonard Part 6 (1987). The awards were presented to him on the Fox network's first late-night talk show, The Late Show, a few weeks after the official Razzie ceremony.

9. Answer: The Taming of the Shrew
The film was an updated version of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," set at the fictional Padua High School in Tacoma, Washington.

10. Answer: Ezekiel
Before executions, Jules would loosely quote a passage from Ezekiel 25:17 - "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men…"

11. Answer: Frogs
The film's tagline: "Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours" and its obscure references to Exodus 8:2 referred to God's wrath from the sky: "I will smite all thy borders with frogs." Toward the end of the film, frogs inexplicably rained down from the sky, with various consequences for the characters.

12. Answer: Tank (Marcus Chong)
During the conclusion of The Matrix, Cypher fired a plasma rifle at Tank and Dozer who were at the controls of the Nebuchadnezzar, and then pulled the plug on Apoc and Switch. Tank revived (although hurt) and killed Cypher, to save Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Neo (Keanu Reeves).

13. Answer: Brenda (Rebecca Gayheart)
Vengeful Pendleton University student Brenda was responsible for the film's many murders, seeking retribution for the death of her boyfriend in an Urban Legend prank.

14. Answer: something deadly, hot and glowing brightly
It was believed that the Chevy from New Mexico, with a $20,000 reward posted by an anonymous source, contained two decomposing space-aliens. However, all that was seen in the trunk was a strange, glowing (radioactive?), hot object that vaporized anyone who came too close.

15. Answer: Rats
A super breed of mutant super-rats, ten times their normal size, overran the city after ingesting large doses of steroids in contaminated corn grain.

16. Answer: Portuguese
Best Actor-winning Spencer Tracy portrayed humble, common Portuguese fisherman Manuel in the classic MGM, coming-of-age children's film.

17. Answer: Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Dracula's Daughter (1936) was made by Universal Pictures – it was their first sequel to their original Dracula (1931), followed afterwards by Son of Dracula (1943). After the success of Hammer's The Horror of Dracula (1958), their first of eight sequels was The Brides of Dracula (1960).

18. Answer: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Cooper played the role of Longfellow Deeds from Mandrake Falls, Vermont, whose venture to New York ended up with articles written about him, calling him "the Cinderella Man." He also faced a 'sanity' hearing after he proposed to give away his fortune, although he was declared sane, and in the end won the love of newspaper reporter Jean Arthur.

19. Answer: Homicide police detective Lt. Kinderman (Lee J. Cobb)
Besides possessed 12 year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) and her actress-mother Chris (Ellen Burstyn), the only other major survivor in The Exorcist (1973) was Lt. Kinderman who was investigating the strange case. Father Merrin had died of a heart attack, Father Karras self-sacrificially threw himself out the window (with the demon) - a similar fate for Dennings who also fell out of a window.