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Quiz # 39

1. What were the names of the two main wise-cracking sidekick robots that assisted Mike Nelson while watching bad movies in the film Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)?

  • Gypsy and Cambot
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Huey and Dewey
  • Tom and Crow

2. In the dramatic British thriller Seven Days to Noon (1950), what did the disturbed scientist threaten to do?

  • Commit suicide and endanger others
  • Destroy London with a nuclear bomb
  • Flood a London suburb by blasting a dam
  • Spread a highly contagious virus

3. "Why, Mama? Are you afraid?" was the famous concluding line of which dramatic William Wyler-directed film?

  • Dead End (1937)
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • The Little Foxes (1941)
  • The Desperate Hours (1955)

4. Who replaced Sandra Dee (as Gidget) opposite James Darren in the sequel Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)?

  • Barbara Bouchet
  • Cindy Carol
  • Sally Field
  • Deborah Walley

5. Who was the first victim of killer Michael Myers in John Carpenter's classic horror film Halloween (1978)?

  • Annie
  • Bob
  • Judith
  • Lynda

6. Which actress' real name was Julia Jean, although she was called "Judy" during her growing up years?

  • Julie Andrews
  • Judy Garland
  • Julia Roberts
  • Lana Turner

7. Actress Jean Harlow's crypt in the mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale, CA) has what phrase written on it?

  • "The Blonde Bombshell"
  • "Goodnight, My Dearest Darling"
  • "Our Baby"
  • "The Platinum Blonde"

8. What was the 'tagline' for the action sci-fi thriller Transformers (2007)?

  • Never Forget, Never Forgive
  • The Truth Can Be Adjusted
  • The Time is Now
  • Their War, Our World

9. What decade was the setting for the crime film American Gangster (2007) starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe?

  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1970s
  • 1990s

10. What's the name of the lamp that Pixar always features in its opening credits as its logo?

  • Jack-Jack
  • Knick Knack
  • Luxo Jr
  • Tin Toy

11. In the original Gidget (1959) film starring Sandra Dee, what was the color of her snorkel and face mask?

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Yellow

12. Who was studio head Louis B. Mayer referring to with his assessment: "She can't sing, she can't act, she can't talk, she's terrific"?

  • Ava Gardner
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Lana Turner
  • Esther Williams

13. Who was the evil lion in Disney's The Lion King (1994)?

  • Mufasa
  • Nala
  • Simba
  • Scar

14. Angela Lansbury portrayed which famous female detective in The Mirror Crack'd (1980)?

  • Nora Charles
  • Nancy Drew
  • Miss Marple
  • Dorothy Parker

15. In Pixar's Toy Story (1995), cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) was an old-fashioned pull-string toy doll from which decade?

  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

16. Which gimmicky William Castle horror film advertised that theatres would install seatbelts for those who might jump out of their seats in fright?

  • Homicidal (1961)
  • Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
  • Strait-Jacket (1964)
  • I Saw What You Did (1965)

17. In Aliens (1986), what was the name of the "artificial person" or android?

  • Bishop
  • Gorman
  • Hicks
  • Hudson

18. The character of master detective Ellery Queen who solved murders was portrayed in five feature films by which actor?

  • Ralph Bellamy
  • Jim Hutton
  • Peter Lawford
  • Hugh Marlowe

19. In Schindler's List (1993), what object did the Jewish factory workers give Oskar Schindler as a final parting gift?

  • Book
  • Gold Ring
  • Lighter
  • Tie Clip

20. Which of the following phrases was NOT spoken by cowboy-doll Woody (Tom Hanks) in the Toy Story films when his pull-string was activated?

  • "Now let's move out."
  • "Reach for the sky!"
  • "Somebody's poisoned the waterhole!"
  • "There's a snake in my boot."

21. Which 70s pop star did debonair Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) quote in the British comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)?

  • David Cassidy
  • Mick Jagger
  • Carly Simon
  • Rod Stewart

22. Director Zack Snyder remade which of George A. Romero's classic zombie films?

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)

23. Which of the following was the only George A. Romero zombie 'Dead' film to actually contain the word "zombie"?

  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Diary of the Dead (2007)
  • Survival of the Dead (2009)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)

Quiz # 39: Answers

1. Answer: Tom and Crow
In the film based on the TV series, robot companions Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot helped Mike Nelson comment on the low-budget film 'This Island Earth' (1955).

2. Answer: Destroy London with a nuclear bomb
Idealistic and unhinged Professor Willingdon (Barry Jones), an employee at the Wallingford Research Centre which developed atomic weapons, stole a nuclear warhead and threatened to detonate it in one week's time (at noon), if the government didn't outlaw nuclear weapons.

3. Answer: The Little Foxes (1941)
The line was spoken by Alexandra Giddens (Teresa Wright) after her evil Southern aristocratic mother Regina Giddens (Bette Davis) asked her: "Would you like to talk with me, Alexandra? Would you - like to sleep in my room tonight?"

4. Answer: Deborah Walley
Deborah Walley portrayed Frances Lawrence (or Gidget), taking over for Sandra Dee from the 1959 film, opposite James Darren reprising his role as Moondoggie. Sally Field portrayed Gidget in the ABC-TV series for one season beginning in 1965.

5. Answer: Judith
In the film's opening, clown-costumed, insane six-year old Michael Myers stabbed his teenaged sister Judith to death in her bedroom.

6. Answer: Lana Turner
Before her film career took off as Lana Turner, Julia Turner was known to her family and friends as Judy.

7. Answer: "Our Baby"
Harlow died at the age of 26 on June 7, 1937 of kidney failure, and was buried at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA in a private room within the Great Mausoleum. She was buried in the gown she wore in Libeled Lady (1936), and in her hands she held a white gardenia and a note which actor William Powell had written: "Goodnight, my dearest darling." There was only a simple inscription on the crypt, "Our Baby."

8. Answer: Their War, Our World
The film told of an ancient warring struggle, erupting on Earth between two extra-terrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons.

9. Answer: 1970s
Director Ridley Scott's biopic crime film was based on the criminal career of North Carolina gangster Frank Lucas who smuggled heroin into the US on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War.

10. Answer: Luxo Jr
Luxo Jr was the name of the first independent Pixar Studios short demonstration animation, made in 1986. Henceforth, the small hopping desk lamp character was included in the corporate logo.

11. Answer: Blue
Gidget's snorkeling gear was a baby blue color.

12. Answer: Ava Gardner
After seeing Ava Gardner's screen test and reportedly uttering the line, MGM's Mayer signed her to a long-term contract, although she required speech coaching to rid her of an incomprehensible Southern drawl.

13. Answer: Scar
Scar (voice of Jeremy Irons) was the scheming lion who orchestrated the death of Mufasa (voice of James Earl Jones) to take over leadership of the lion pride.

14. Answer: Miss Marple
The Mirror Crack'd (1980) was a British mystery film based upon writer Agatha Christie's 1962 novel The Mirror Crack'ed From Side to Side, featuring the reknowned amateur detective Miss Jane Marple (Lansbury).

15. Answer: 1950s
Cowboy Woody was based on the main character from a popular 1950s TV show, Woody's Roundup.

16. Answer: I Saw What You Did (1965)
The back rows of theatres were designated as "Shock Sections" and equipped with seatbelts to keep scared patrons in their seats.

17. Answer: Bishop
Lance Henriksen portrayed Android Bishop who joined the rough crew of Colonial Marines to investigate a seemingly-abandoned facility.

18. Answer: Ralph Bellamy
From 1940-1942, Ralph Bellamy portrayed Ellery Queen in five films: Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940), Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941), Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941), Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941), and Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942).

19. Answer: Gold Ring
The finished gold ring given to Schindler was inscribed with a Talmudic adage: 'Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.'

20. Answer: "Now let's move out."
"Now let's move out" was a line spoken by Sheriff Woody's Space Ranger companion Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen).

21. Answer: David Cassidy
Charles ran after American love interest Carrie (Andi McDowell) and awkwardly quoted ex-Partridge Family sit-com actor David Cassidy's hit song title: "I Think I Love You."

22. Answer: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Zack Snyder's feature film debut in 2004 was a remake of Romero's second zombie film, Dawn of the Dead (1978).

23. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
As the bikers were breaking into the mall, Peter (Ken Foree) noted via walkie-talkie to Stephen (David Emge): "When those bay doors open, there's gonna be a thousand zombies in here."