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Quiz # 28

1. Who was the first Best Actor Oscar winner to take home the Oscar for an appearance in a film musical?

  • Barry Fitzgerald
  • Bing Crosby
  • James Cagney
  • Rex Harrison

2. At the conclusion of which of the following films did a narrator (in voice-over) caution against spoiling the film for others: " will not divulge to anyone the secret of the ending"?

  • The Crying Game (1992)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

3. In the remake of the popular Disney classic, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993), who was the voice of the cat named Sassy?

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Geena Davis
  • Sally Field
  • Susan Sarandon

4. The crime drama Murder By Decree (1979) was based upon which historic murder mystery?

  • Lizzie Borden
  • The Boston Strangler
  • Jack the Ripper
  • The Zodiac Killer

5. In the film The Monster That Challenged the World (1957), what 'monster' was the title referring to?

  • Giant Crabs
  • Octopi
  • Sea slugs (snails)
  • Squid

6. Who played the notable role of a mute human primitive named Nova in the first two Planet of the Apes films?

  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Linda Harrison
  • Yvette Mimieux
  • Raquel Welch

7. In an early 60s film, what was the name of the giant Danish dinosaur-like serpent monster that went on a rampage in Copenhagen?

  • Behemoth
  • Carnosaur
  • Gorgo
  • Reptilicus

8. In what film did Looney Tunes animated characters and basketball star Michael Jordan appear together?

  • Mars Attacks!
  • Mission to Mars
  • Spaceballs
  • Space Jam

9. Who directed the very first cinematic production of The Lord of the Rings in 1978?

  • Ralph Bakshi
  • Julie Bass and Arthur Rankin
  • John Boorman
  • Peter Jackson

10. At the end of the fanciful 1950 film, who was credited as playing the title character named Harvey, an invisible, over 6 foot-tall rabbit?

  • Elwood P. Dowd
  • Himself
  • James Stewart
  • No one

11. Which famous French director appeared at the spaceship landing site in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)?

  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Jean Renoir
  • Alain Resnais
  • Francois Truffaut

12. In the disaster film The Swarm (1978), what was used to successfully avert the African killer bee invasion?

  • Hand-held Flame Throwers
  • An Immunologist's Antidote
  • Pesticides
  • Portable Warning Sirens

13. What was the name of the giant metal robot bodyguard with a laser-beam vaporizer in the film The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)?

  • Gort
  • Klaatu
  • Kronos
  • Ro-Man

14. Who directed the sci-fi sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)?

  • Robert Altman
  • Peter Hyams
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Robert Zemeckis

15. Which classic 50s science-fiction film featured an appearance by cartoon character Woody Woodpecker?

  • Conquest of Space (1955)
  • Destination Moon (1950)
  • Rocketship X-M (1950)
  • This Island Earth (1955)

16. What was the cop's name before he was transformed into an android peace officer in the film RoboCop (1987)?

  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Morton
  • Murphy

17. How did the two stars Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner (as husband/wife) perish in the epic disaster film Earthquake (1974)?

  • Burned by Fire
  • Car Plummeted Off Highway Bridge
  • Collapsed Building
  • Drowned in Flood Waters

18. The Oscar-winning Best Original Song "The Continental" was from which musical/dance film?

  • Flying Down to Rio
  • The Gay Divorcee
  • Shall We Dance
  • Swing Time

19. What type of airplane was the centerpiece of the fourth and final installment of the Airport series of disaster films from 1970-1979?

  • Boeing 747
  • The Concorde
  • DC-10
  • Lockheed L-1011

20. In The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), what song did Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) sing for her successful audition to join the act of the two Baker brothers?

  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • More Than You Know
  • My Funny Valentine

21. Which famous Los Angeles landmark was destroyed by a pulse beam from a saucer-shaped alien ship in Independence Day (1996)?

  • Disneyland
  • The Hollywood Sign
  • The Library Tower
  • The Santa Monica Pier

22. Which of the following was the only one to receive an Oscar nomination for the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)?

  • Dom DeLuise
  • Charles Durning
  • Dolly Parton
  • Burt Reynolds

Quiz # 28: Answers

1. Answer: James Cagney
James Cagney, who won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role as George M. Cohan in the film musical Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).

2. Answer: Witness For the Prosecution (1957)
The narrator spoke the following: "The management of this theatre suggests that for the greater entertainment of your friends who have not yet seen the picture, you will not divulge to anyone the secret of the ending of Witness For the Prosecution."

3. Answer: Sally Field
The female Himalayan cat named Sassy, voiced by Sally Field, was a male Siamese cat named Tao in Sheila Burnford's original novel, upon which both the 1963 and 1993 films were based.

4. Answer: Jack the Ripper
In the film, Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) investigated murders by the infamous British criminal Jack the Ripper.

5. Answer: Sea slugs (snails)
The misleading title referred to offspring of a giant prehistoric sea monster - ravenous, blank-eyed sea snails (mollusks) that sucked out one's life force.

6. Answer: Linda Harrison
Linda Harrison took the role of the suppressed, mute, and 'sub-human' primitive Nova in the films.

7. Answer: Reptilicus
In the film Reptilicus (1961), the tail of the unconvincing, prehistoric monster thawed, regenerated, and became a giant, terrorizing, acid-spitting dinosaur.

8. Answer: Space Jam
Space Jam (1996) blended live-action and animation, with legendary superstar Jordan appearing alongside Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzales.

9. Answer: Ralph Bakshi
Bakshi filmed The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, both of which became the final animated film in 1978. His plan to film the final chapter of the trilogy, The Return of the King, never materialized.

10. Answer: Himself
At the very end of the credits, an invisible Harvey briefly opened and closed a door and the words at the bottom of the screen read: "Harvey as Himself."

11. Answer: Francois Truffaut
Truffaut played scientist Claude Lacombe at the UFO landing site in Wyoming in the science-fiction film.

12. Answer: Portable Warning Sirens
The vibration from warning sirens, similar to the bees' mating call, lured them into an oil-slick set on fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

13. Answer: Gort
Lock Martin played the character of Gort, a super-robot enforcer, while Klaatu (Michael Rennie) was an interplanetary alien messenger of peace.

14. Answer: Peter Hyams
Hyams was criticized for creating a sequel to Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece and serving as both director and screenwriter.

15. Answer: Destination Moon (1950)
Woody Woodpecker made a brief cameo appearance when he was introduced as "one of Hollywood's best-known actors" in a film to give a lesson on how rockets to the Moon would work.

16. Answer: Murphy
Peter Weller played the role of Detroit cop Alex Murphy who was killed by crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and then transformed into the formidable RoboCop.

17. Answer: Drowned in Flood Waters
When the Hollywood Dam gave way, Heston and Gardner perished in the flood waters in an underground garage.

18. Answer: The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee (1934), the second musical pairing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, climaxed with the Oscar-winning song "The Continental" - it was the first instance that the Academy Award was given in the newly-established category.

19. Answer: The Concorde
In the highly unlikely plot of The Concorde…Airport '79 (1979), the Concorde aircraft suffered numerous problems on various flights, including an emergency landing in the Alps.

20. Answer: More Than You Know
To join Jack and Frank Baker (Jeff and Beau Bridges), the sultry Susie Diamond, Singer Number 38, sang a slow rendition of "More Than You Know."

21. Answer: The Library Tower
The very tall downtown Library Tower, also known as the First Interstate World Center (renamed the US Bank Tower), was zapped by the aliens.

22. Answer: Charles Durning
Charles Durning received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as The Governor. The film told about efforts to close down a Texas cathouse run by Mona Stangley (Parton).