Super Movie Quiz
Super Movie Quiz

Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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There are hundreds of multiple choice questions (with explanatiory answers) that include interesting film facts, quotes, the Oscars, milestones, and information about actors and directors.

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Quiz # 4

1. In what classic science-fiction film were the following words spoken: "Klaatu Barada Nikto!"?

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • Destination Moon (1950)
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
  • When Worlds Collide (1951)

2. In what classic horror film series was the killer's name Michael Myers?

  • Child's Play (or "Chucky" films)
  • Friday the 13th
  • Halloween
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

3. How many full-length Star Trek motion pictures featured the Original Series cast?

  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven

4. Which film received the most Oscar nominations (9) without being nominated for Best Picture?

  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • Ragtime (1981)
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

5. Who was the most recent performer to win an Oscar for playing a role as a nun?

  • Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God
  • Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story
  • Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette
  • Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking

6. What was the only James Bond film starring George Lazenby as the famed 007 agent?

  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)

7. In which Dirty Harry film did the title character Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) utter this famous phrase: "Go ahead. Make my day"?

  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • The Enforcer (1976)
  • Magnum Force (1973)
  • Sudden Impact (1983)

8. The Scottish island of Summerisle, a place of pagan ritual and hedonism, was the setting for which British horror-thriller?

  • The Changeling (1980)
  • The Devil Rides Out (1968)
  • The Medusa Touch (1978)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)

9. In which of his films did director Roman Polanski appear in a cameo role as a knife-wielding thug?

  • Chinatown (1974)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  • Knife in the Water (1962)
  • The Tenant (1976)

10. What was pelvic-thrusting, rock 'n' roller Elvis "the King" Presley's debut film?

  • Jailhouse Rock
  • King Creole
  • Love Me Tender
  • Loving You

11. What was the first film to star squeaky-clean teens Frankie Avalon (a popular singing star) and ex-Disney Mousketeer Annette Funicello?

  • Back to the Beach
  • Beach Party
  • Bikini Beach
  • Pajama Party

12. Which film had this phrase as its tagline: "In space, no one can hear you scream"?

  • Alien (1979)
  • Lifeforce (1985)
  • Outland (1981)
  • Saturn 3 (1980)

13. Which British director has acquired the most Best Director Oscar nominations?

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • David Lean
  • Ridley Scott

14. What film has generally been regarded as the first modern-day blockbuster movie?

  • The Exorcist
  • Jaws
  • Star Wars
  • Jurassic Park

15. What was the highest grossing film in the year 2002 in the US - a major blockbuster film?

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Spider-Man

16. What was Charlie Chaplin's last directed film, a box-office flop - it was also his first color and widescreen film?

  • A Countess From Hong Kong
  • A King in New York
  • Limelight
  • Monsieur Verdoux

17. In which Quentin Tarantino film were most of the major characters named after colors?

  • Death Proof (2007)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)

18. What was the first musical feature film to be shot (partially) on location (Hint: in New York City)?

  • On the Town (1944)
  • Guys and Dolls (1950)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Funny Girl (1964)

19. Which Best Picture Oscar winner ended with the words: "Hello...Hello, Clara?"

  • Crash (2004)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Marty (1955)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)

20. Which Hitchcock film contained radioactive material (uranium ore found in vintage wine bottles) as its MacGuffin (a gimmicky, 'red herring,' misdirecting plot element to catch the viewer's attention and to propel the plot)?

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Sabotage (1936)

21. Which Hitchcock film was given a limited 3-D release upon its opening?

  • The Birds (1963)
  • Dial M For Murder (1954)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Vertigo (1958)

22. What movie does the title of Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show—the last Western to be screened in the small Texas town's movie theater—refer to?

  • The Big Trail (1930)
  • Red River (1948)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Stagecoach (1939)

23. Which Oscar-winning movie was based on the 1951 non-musical Broadway play, I Am a Camera?

  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • Cabaret (1972)
  • Guys and Dolls (1955)
  • Pennies from Heaven (1981)

24. Which popular, fanciful mid-1960s movie took place in 1910 London at 17 Cherry Tree Lane?

  • Darling (1965)
  • Help! (1965)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Repulsion (1965)

Quiz # 4: Answers

1. Answer: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The most famous phrase in sci-fi history, "Klaatu Barada Nikto!" was spoken in Robert Wise's sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). It was recited by single mother/widow Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) to stop nine-foot tall, all-powerful metallic robot companion-protector Gort (Lock Martin) from a destructive rampage after its benevolent, humanoid, interplanetary alien companion Klaatu (Michael Rennie) was killed.

2. Answer: Halloween
Michael Myers was the mute, mask-wearing killer in the slasher Halloween horror films, beginning in 1978 (where he was first known as The Shape) and continuing to the present day. He brought terror to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, usually on Halloween night.

3. Answer: Six
There were six Star Trek feature-length films, from 1979-1991, which featured the Original Series cast. The next film, Star Trek Generations (1994), was a transitional film from the original cast to The Next Generation (TNG) cast, which was fully featured in the next three films from 1996-2002.

4. Answer: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Only one film has 9 nominations without a nomination for Best Picture—They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). Five other films have the next largest number of nominations - 8 - (without a nomination for Best Picture). They are: The Dark Knight (2008), Dreamgirls (2006), Ragtime (1981), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

5. Answer: Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking
Susan Sarandon won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995). Other Oscar-nominated actresses who have played a nun and have not won include: Meryl Streep in Doubt (2008), Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God (1985), Peggy Wood in The Sound of Music (1965) (P.S. technically, Julie Andrews hadn't taken her vows yet), Audrey Hepburn in The Nun's Story (1959), Deborah Kerr in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), Loretta Young and Celeste Holm in Come to the Stable (1949), and Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). The only other Oscar-winning actress was Jennifer Jones for her role as a nun in The Song of Bernadette (1943).

6. Answer: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) was the only James Bond film starring George Lazenby as Agent 007.

7. Answer: Sudden Impact (1983)
During an armed robbery of the Acorn Cafe in Sudden Impact (1983), rogue, vigilante SF cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) with his .44 Magnum dared the lone surviving robber who was holding a gun to his favorite waitress' head: "Go ahead. Make my day".

8. Answer: The Wicker Man (1973)
Director Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man (1973) told about the unusual residents of the island of Summerisle, who practiced open sexuality, worshipped nature and practiced witchcraft.

9. Answer: Chinatown (1974)
Director Roman Polanski appeared as a "man with knife" threatening to slash the nose of LA gumshoe J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) in the neo-noir Chinatown (1974).

10. Answer: Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley's debut film was MGM's Love Me Tender (1956), although he was soon inducted into the Army in 1958. There were over a dozen Elvis Presley films released for youth audiences by 1964. His next three films were: Loving You (1957), Jailhouse Rock (1957), and King Creole (1958).

11. Answer: Beach Party
Avalon and Funicello were introduced together in AIP's first 'beach party' film Beach Party (1963), and continued to appear together in films including: Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1964) (Avalon had only a small cameo role), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), and Back to the Beach (1967).

12. Answer: Alien (1979)
Ridley Scott's science-fiction horror/thriller Alien (1979) featured the memorable catchphrase in its advertising: "In space, no one can hear you scream."

13. Answer: David Lean
Two-time Oscar winner David Lean has seven Best Director Oscar nominations, reaching from Brief Encounter (1946) to A Passage to India (1984), with wins for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Alfred Hitchcock had five Best Director Oscar nominations, while Stanley Kubrick had four Best Director Oscar nominations - both never won. Carol Reed, Ridley Scott, and Stephen Daldry all have three Best Director nominations (Reed won Best Director for Oliver! (1968)).

14. Answer: Jaws
Steven Spielberg's hit Jaws (1975) has generally been regarded as the first modern-day blockbuster, surpassing $100 million in ticket sales and becoming a summer 'event' film with a widespread release and an extensive marketing campaign.

15. Answer: Spider-Man
The highest grossing film (in the US) in 2002 was Spider-Man, surpassing the box-office revenues of its closest competitors that were in 2nd-4th places, respectively: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

16. Answer: A Countess From Hong Kong
Charlie Chaplin's last directed film was Universal Studio's romantic comedy A Countess From Hong Kong (1967), starring Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren. In addition to being the film's director and writer, he also appeared in a small cameo role.

17. Answer: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
In Tarantino's independent crime film Reservoir Dogs (1992), the characters included Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde, and Mr. Blue.

18. Answer: On the Town (1944)
Five days were spent shooting on location for the exteriors for MGM's musical feature film On The Town (1949) the third and final film to pair musical stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

19. Answer: Marty (1955)
Marty (1955) ended with the title character, middle-aged Italian-American butcher Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) in a phone booth calling his new girlfriend Clara (Betsy Blair), refusing to be a social outcast any longer.

20. Answer: Notorious (1946)
In Hitchcock's classic post-war psychological suspense/thriller Notorious (1946), the MacGuffin was a sample of uranium concealed in sand within wine bottles, a top-secret substance needed to manufacture an atomic weapon.

21. Answer: Dial M For Murder (1954)
Dial M For Murder (1954) came at the tail-end of the trendy 3-D film craze, and was only briefly screened in 3-D. The most effective 3-D shot was the scissors murder sequence.

22. Answer: Red River (1948)
The last-screened film in the town was Howard Hawks' classic and majestic Red River (1948). Larry McMurtry's novel, upon which the film was based, actually closed with Universal's lesser Western about outlaw Billy the Kid, The Kid From Texas (1950) starring Audie Murphy in his debut movie role.

23. Answer: Cabaret (1972)
In the play's first movie adaptation (I Am A Camera, 1955, UK), actress Julie Harris played the lead role of Sally Bowles. The mid-50s British movie then inspired the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret and the 1972 movie, in which the Sally Bowles role was famously reprised—and Americanized—by Liza Minnelli.

24. Answer: Mary Poppins (1964)
17 Cherry Tree Lane was the home of the Banks family, who were searching for a nanny for their children, Jane and Michael, in Disney's Mary Poppins (1964).