Super Movie Quiz
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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 7

1. Which Francois Truffaut film, his second Hitchcock-inspired film, had many similarities to the Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas film Original Sin (2001)?

  • The Bride Wore Black
  • Mississippi Mermaid
  • The Story of Adele H.
  • Two English Girls

2. Which film ended with the words: "The horror. The horror?"

  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Dracula
  • Night of the Living Dead

3. Who was the first female to direct a movie that grossed over $100 million?

  • Amy Heckerling
  • Jane Campion
  • Penny Marshall
  • Sofia Coppola

4. What was the last major Hollywood motion picture released in the VHS videotape cassette format?

  • Batman Begins
  • A History of Violence
  • King Kong
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith

5. What was the first film to be broadcast on HBO (Home Box Office), the first premium cable TV network to broadcast theatrically-released, uncut, commercial-free feature films, launched in 1972?

  • Diamonds are Forever
  • The Getaway
  • Love Story
  • Sometimes a Great Notion

6. Who was the last actor to star in silent films and was still alive and performing into the 21st century?

  • George Burns
  • James Stewart
  • John Gielgud
  • Mickey Rooney

7. Who was the main actress in the WWI aerial combat war epic Wings (1927), the first Best Picture winner?

  • Clara Bow
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Janet Gaynor
  • Mary Pickford

8. Which film starred Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, and Diane Keaton as three dysfunctional sisters who were reunited?

  • Beaches
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Hannah and Her Sisters

9. Actress Margaret Dumont regularly appeared in the films of which classic comedian or comedy group?

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • The Marx Brothers
  • The Three Stooges
  • W. C. Fields

10. Which 1979 Oscar-winning film portrayed the coming-of-age lives of four bike-racing friends in Indiana?

  • American Flyer
  • Breaking Away
  • Diner
  • Hoosiers

11. In John Hughes' teen comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), what did high school sophomore Samantha (Molly Ringwald) loan to geeky freshman Ted (Anthony Michael Hall)?

  • Pair of shoes
  • Pair of shorts
  • Pair of socks
  • Pair of underwear

12. Which vaudeville comic, later a comedic actor, was first billed or nicknamed as "The Perfect Fool"?

  • Ed Wynn
  • Eddie Cantor
  • Jack Benny
  • Jimmy Durante

13. Who was targeted for assassination in director Wolfgang Petersen's thriller In the Line of Fire (1993)?

  • British Prime Minister
  • US President
  • Corporate Executive
  • Civil Rights Leader

14. Which of the following films about film-making was not set in Hollywood?

  • The Player (1992)
  • The Big Knife (1955)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  • Day For Night (1973)

15. Who directed Cries & Whispers (1972), a brooding masterpiece with an experimental, symbolic use of the color red and the director's first use of a zoom lens?

  • Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Roberto Rossellini

16. Who wrote and/or performed most of the songs on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's dark and gothic super-hero film Batman (1989)?

  • Bono
  • Michael Jackson
  • Prince
  • Seal

17. Who won the first Best Actor Academy Award?

  • Emil Jannings
  • George Arliss
  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Warner Baxter

18. Which of the following four Henry Fonda films was not a western?

  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)

19. In director William Wyler's heist comedy How to Steal a Million (1966), what was the object to be stolen?

  • Art Sculpture
  • Cash
  • Gold Bars
  • Jewelry

20. In the film Three Men and a Baby (1987), who was the third man, after Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg?

  • Chevy Chase
  • Dudley Moore
  • Michael Keaton
  • Ted Danson

21. Who was the main baseball figure featured in the fantasy sports film Field of Dreams (1989)?

  • Babe Ruth
  • Joe Jackson
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Ty Cobb

22. Both Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda won their first Oscar Academy Awards for playing what occupation?

  • Actresses
  • Prostitutes
  • Single mothers
  • Southern belles

23. What 1934 film had bank-robbing gangster John Dillinger just viewed with a "lady in red" in a Chicago theater, before he was ambushed and killed by FBI agents?

  • The Big Shakedown
  • Midnight
  • Manhattan Melodrama
  • Woman in the Dark

24. What was the name of 'singing cowboy' Gene Autry's favorite horse?

  • Champion
  • Diablo
  • Scout
  • Silver

25. In the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), alien E.T. learned basic English language skills and how to speak by watching which TV show?

  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Sesame Street
  • Teletubbies

26. What was the occupation of the title character, Charles Foster Kane, in Orson Welles' acclaimed film Citizen Kane (1941)?

  • Texas oil tycoon
  • Newspaper publisher
  • US Senator
  • Movie producer

Quiz # 7: Answers

1. Answer: Mississippi Mermaid
Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid (1969) was based on the novel "Waltz Into Darkness" by William Irish (a pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich, who also wrote "Rear Window"). The novel was also used as the source material for the erotic thriller Original Sin (2001).

2. Answer: Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam war film Apocalypse Now (1979) ended with the dying words of half-crazed Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) as he was assassinated. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ended with the words: "Madness! Madness!"

3. Answer: Penny Marshall
The popular comedy Big (1988) brought director Penny Marshall recognition as the first female director of a movie that grossed over $100 million. And after directing another $100 million plus film, the baseball comedy A League of Their Own (1992), she became the first female director of two movies attaining that milestone.

4. Answer: A History of Violence
David Cronenberg's A History of Violence (2005) has the distinction of being the last Hollywood film released in the VHS format.

5. Answer: Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970), starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda, was the first film to be broadcast, commercial-free and uncut, on the new premium cable TV network HBO, in 1972.

6. Answer: Mickey Rooney
Until his death in the year 2000, John Gielgud shared the honors with Mickey Rooney. With a 76 year career, Gielgud had debuted in Who Is the Man? (1924), and his last role was in Catastrophe (2000). Mickey Rooney had the longest span at 88 years - he first appeared at age 5 in Not To Be Trusted (1926), and his last film was Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) (released after his death in April of 2014).

7. Answer: Clara Bow
Sex symbol and "IT" Girl Clara Bow starred opposite future star Gary Cooper in Wings (1927).

8. Answer: Crimes of the Heart
The three actresses starred in director Bruce Beresford's black comedy Crimes of the Heart (1986) as the Magrath sisters: Babe, Meg, and Lenny.

9. Answer: The Marx Brothers
Margaret Dumont, who appeared in seven Marx Brothers films from 1929 to 1941, often played a wealthy widowed matron, Groucho's comic foil, and was jokingly named "the fifth Marx Brother."

10. Answer: Breaking Away
Director Peter Yates' sports drama Breaking Away (1979) told about four working-class high school grads who lived in a Midwestern Indiana college town, where they took the team name "Cutters" in IU's Little 500 bicycle race.

11. Answer: Pair of underwear
Samantha let Ted borrow a pair of her panties to help him win a wager (and provide proof of having sex with her "without actually getting physical") so that he could purchase a dozen floppy disks. She later regretted: "I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek."

12. Answer: Ed Wynn
Ed Wynn, the father of actor Keenan Wynn, was a long-time vaudeville comedian known as "The Perfect Fool". His best known films were The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) in which he was the Fire Chief, and Mary Poppins (1964) in which he took the role of Uncle Albert.

13. Answer: US President
Clint Eastwood (as veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan) was on the trail of John Malkovich (as menacing assassin Mitch Leary), who was intent on assassinating the President of the US (Jim Curley) during his campaign for re-election.

14. Answer: Day For Night (1973)
Francois Truffaut's Day For Night (1973, Fr.) (aka La Nuit Americaine), was set in a film studio in Nice, France where a film entitled "Meet Pamela" was being shot.

15. Answer: Ingmar Bergman
Swedish film-maker Ingmar Bergman's first color film was The Passion of Anna (1969), although his Oscar-nominated Cries & Whispers (1972) was more stunning for its experimental use of the color red.

16. Answer: Prince
Pop artist Prince composed and performed many of the film's songs, including "Batdance," which was # 1 on the Billboard charts, and was Prince's 4th # 1 single.

17. Answer: Emil Jannings
Swiss-born actor Emil Jannings was honored in 1929 with the first Best Actor Academy Award for his performances in The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928), the only year in the Academy's history that actors were honored for multiple performances.

18. Answer: 12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men (1957) was the tense drama of a jury deliberating during a murder trial, with Fonda as the lone dissenting juror.

19. Answer: Art Sculpture
Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole conspired together to 'steal' a precious, but fake art sculpture of Cellini's Venus from a Parisian museum before it could be tested for authenticity.

20. Answer: Ted Danson
The third man was Ted Danson - all were crazy Manhattan bachelors who lived in a multi-room apartment, with two of them forced to care for Danson's 6-month old 'love-child' baby named Mary until he returned.

21. Answer: Joe Jackson
Rural Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) converted his cornfield into a baseball diamond, and soon after, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), allegedly involved in the historic Black Sox Scandal of the 1919 World Series, emerged from the adjoining corn field ready to play ball. He uttered the film's famous line of dialogue: "If you build it, HE will come" (referring to Ray's father).

22. Answer: Prostitutes
Oscar-winning Elizabeth Taylor starred as promiscuous fashion model Gloria Wandrous in Butterfield 8 (1960), and Oscar-winning Jane Fonda starred as NYC call girl Bree Daniels in Klute (1971).

23. Answer: Manhattan Melodrama
On a hot July evening, 31 year old Dillinger had just watched the MGM crime melodrama Manhattan Melodrama (1934), starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and William Powell.

24. Answer: Champion
Gene Autry's horse was named Champion, which he rode in numerous Republic Pictures B-westerns during the 1930s. Other famous cowboy horses: The Lone Ranger (Silver), Tonto (Scout), and The Cisco Kid (Diablo).

25. Answer: Sesame Street
E.T. learned some English words, beginning with the letter 'B', along with Gertie (Drew Barrymore), while watching Sesame Street.

26. Answer: Newspaper publisher
US newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst was infuriated by Welles' film Citizen Kane (1941) for its portrayal of the life of newspaper publisher Charles Foster Kane, and the character's unflattering parallels to his own life.