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Quiz # 31

1. For which film did singer-actress Cher win her only Academy Award Oscar?

  • Silkwood (1983)
  • Mask (1985)
  • Moonstruck (1987)
  • Mermaids (1990)

2. In which crime drama did Humphrey Bogart portray an embittered ex-GI who became trapped in a southern hotel by both a hurricane and a group of mobsters?

  • Black Tuesday (1954)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • The Desperate Hours (1955)
  • Key Largo (1948)

3. What Iowa city was the setting for the film musical The Music Man (1962)?

  • Laketown
  • Oceanside
  • River City
  • Riverton

4. Where was the HAL-9000 computer built, in Kubrick's science-fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)?

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Houston, Texas
  • Pasadena, California
  • Urbana, Illinois

5. What was Disney's first completely live-action feature film?

  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
  • Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Treasure Island

6. In the popular adventure film The Deep (1977), what was the object of everyone's scuba-diving underwater search?

  • An Alien Vessel
  • Killer Tiger Sharks
  • Sunken Ship Treasure
  • Valuable Mineral Deposits

7. In which of the following vampire films was there a notorious lesbian scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon?

  • Daughters of Darkness (1971)
  • The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  • The Hunger (1983)
  • Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

8. What was the name of the psychotic serial killer in the vigilante crime film Dirty Harry (1971)?

  • Capricorn Killer
  • Gemini Killer
  • Scorpio Killer
  • Zodiac Killer

9. Which of the following actresses failed to win an Oscar after six nominations, but received an Honorary Award in 1993?

  • Irene Dunne
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Glenn Close
  • Thelma Ritter

10. In a memorable entrance scene in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), who emerged from a mirage riding on a camel to a desert well?

  • Prince Feisal
  • Sherif Ali
  • Tafas
  • T.E. Lawrence

11. In her first talkie film Anna Christie (1930), what drink did Greta Garbo (as the title character) order with her opening line?

  • Milk
  • Water
  • Whiskey
  • Wine

12. Which actor portrayed famous magician Harry Houdini in the biographical film Houdini (1953)?

  • Gary Cooper
  • Tony Curtis
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Burt Lancaster

13. What did Walt Disney claim was his inspiration for the Wicked Queen character in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)?

  • Joan Crawford
  • Bette Davis
  • The Bride in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • The evil female robot in Metropolis (1927)

14. In which Elvis Presley film did the star play the part of a half-Navajo, bronco-riding rodeo champ?

  • Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
  • Harum Scarum (1965)
  • Kissin' Cousins (1964)
  • Stay Away, Joe (1968)

15. During the making of which film did actress Grace Kelly first meet Prince Rainier III of Monaco and soon retire from acting?

  • High Society
  • The Swan
  • To Catch a Thief
  • The Country Girl

16. In the crime thriller Sin City (2005), how old was Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega) when she was first kidnapped by serial child-killer Roark Junior (Nick Stahl), the rapist son of evil Senator Roark?

  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14

17. In the animated film Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), what was the color of the main dog character, Clifford?

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Yellow

18. In which of the following films was a major female character NOT the sole survivor?

  • Alien (1979)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Halloween (1978)

19. In which Harry Potter film were there life-sized dueling chess pieces on a gigantic gameboard?

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

20. What state was the setting for the filming in The Blair Witch Project (1999)?

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

21. What was Disney's first live-action remake of one of its earlier animated feature films?

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Quiz # 31: Answers

1. Answer: Moonstruck (1987)
Although also nominated for Silkwood (1983), Cher's only Oscar win was Best Actress for her role as Loretta Castorini in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987).

2. Answer: Key Largo (1948)
Director John Huston's film noirish Key Largo was the last of four films co-starring married couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

3. Answer: River City
Traveling salesman "Professor" Harold Hill (Robert Preston) came to River City, Iowa, masquerading as a band instructor in order to swindle the townsfolk into creating a marching band.

4. Answer: Urbana, Illinois
In the film, HAL's birthdate was January 12, 1992, and his place of 'birth' was Urbana, Illinois, but in the Arthur Clarke book on which the film was based, his birthdate was in 1997.

5. Answer: Treasure Island
Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, the family-oriented Treasure Island (1950) was Disney's first completely live-action feature film, and the first screen version of the story made in color. Before 1950, Disney had released some films that combined live-action and animation, such as Fantasia (1940) and Song of the South (1946).

6. Answer: Sunken Ship Treasure
A shipwrecked Spanish galleon with treasure was located, along with a WWII ship named Goliath with a cargo of medicinal morphine.

7. Answer: The Hunger (1983)
Centuries-old Egyptian vampire Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) seduced gerontologist Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon) to transform her into a vampire lover-replacement for her aged partner John (David Bowie).

8. Answer: Scorpio Killer
Detective Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) pursued a detestable murderer known as the Scorpio Killer (Andy Robinson), aka Charles Davis. The character was heavily based on the real-life Zodiac Killer.

9. Answer: Deborah Kerr
Six-time Best Actress nominee (in 1949, 1953, 1956-1958, and 1960) and win-less Deborah Kerr received an Honorary Award during the ceremonies, "in appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully-crafted performances."

10. Answer: Sherif Ali
One of the longest, most memorable screen entrances in film history was the appearance of black-robed Bedouin Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), who shot down Lawrence's (Peter O'Toole) escort Tafas as he approached the well.

11. Answer: Whiskey
In a NY Battery waterfront saloon, Garbo in a deep and husky, heavily-accented voice ordered: "Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby!"

12. Answer: Tony Curtis
In the entertaining biopic, Tony Curtis starred as the famed escape artist, opposite his wife Bess, portrayed by Janet Leigh (who was real-life Mrs. Curtis at the time).

13. Answer: Joan Crawford
Walt Disney described the Evil Queen as "a mixture of Lady Macbeth and the Big Bad Wolf," although her face took on the facial features of actress Joan Crawford.

14. Answer: Stay Away, Joe (1968)
Late in his career, Elvis starred in one of his worst films, the musical western Stay Away, Joe (1968), in the role of womanizing Joe Lightcloud, with Burgess Meredith as his war-painted father Charlie.

15. Answer: To Catch a Thief
During the making of To Catch a Thief (1955), filmed in France and her third and last film for Alfred Hitchcock, Kelly met Prince Rainier III while attending the Cannes Film Festival. He proposed to her during the making of The Swan (1956) (released on the day of her wedding), and Kelly's last released film was High Society (1956) three months later.

16. Answer: 11
Police officer Hartigan (Bruce Willis) vainly attempted to rescue 11 year-old Nancy, but failed. Eight years later, she (now Jessica Alba) worked as an erotic dancer at Kadie's Bar.

17. Answer: Red
The film was about a big red dog named Clifford (voiced by John Ritter in his last film), based on a series of children's books.

18. Answer: Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Ripley, Alice, and Laurie Strode were all survivors, but in Deep Blue Sea (1999), Dr. McAlester (Saffron Burrows) sacrificed herself to allow two other males (Carter and Preacher) to kill off the sharks.

19. Answer: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
To get to the final dungeon room in the quest for the stone, the trio (Black Team) had to play their way across the room by defeating the opposing chess pieces (White Team) in a "real wizard's" chess game.

20. Answer: Maryland
Film students traveled to Burkittsville, Maryland to make a documentary film about an urban legend known as the Blair Witch.

21. Answer: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
Disney's live-action film Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) was a remake of its earlier animated feature film The Jungle Book (1967). Two years later, 101 Dalmatians (1996) remade 1961's earlier animated film.