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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 6

1. In which early film studio did director Mack Sennett work with comedians Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin?

  • Keystone
  • MGM
  • RKO
  • Universal

2. Which of these four celebrities died at the youngest age—Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Carole Lombard, or Jean Harlow?

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • James Dean
  • Carole Lombard
  • Jean Harlow

3. Which film critic had a cameo role in the superhero film Superman (1978)?

  • Gene Siskel
  • Roger Ebert
  • Gene Shalit
  • Rex Reed

4. What was the last film year (not the year of the award itself) in which ten films were customarily nominated by the Academy for Best Picture (not more recently when the rules were again modified)?

  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944

5. What was the first film to break the $20 million salary barrier for an actor/actress?

  • Batman & Robin
  • Erin Brockovich
  • The Cable Guy
  • The Sixth Sense

6. Which favorite love song was asked to be played ("Play it, Sam") by Ingrid Bergman's character Ilsa to piano-player Sam (Dooley Wilson) in Humphrey Bogart's Cafe Americain in Casablanca (1942)?

  • As Time Goes By
  • Avalon
  • Knock on Wood
  • Time After Time

7. What was unique about the names of many of the characters in the film Final Destination (2000)?

  • They were the last names of famous horror film directors.
  • They were derived from names of various colors or shades.
  • The first names of the characters were the real names of the actors.
  • The last names of the characters were variations on the real last names of the actors.

8. In which fantasy film was a Model-T driven airborne by a chemistry professor over Washington, D.C. and landed on the White House lawn?

  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Herbie Rides Again (1974)
  • The Love Bug (1968)

9. Which city is the major setting for most of the Dirty Harry films?

  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Philadelphia

10. Which movie theme song was singer Barbra Streisand's first number-one pop hit single on Billboard's Hot 100?

  • "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born)"
  • "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"
  • "People"
  • "The Way We Were"

11. What was the first Hollywood feature film to be commercially released on DVD in the mid-1990s?

  • Independence Day
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Twister

12. Director Alfred Hitchcock received his fifth and last Oscar nomination as Best Director for which film?

  • The Birds
  • North by Northwest
  • Psycho
  • Vertigo

13. In what town did the teen vampire flick The Lost Boys take place?

  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Carla
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Monica

14. What was DreamWorks SKG's first feature film release?

  • Amistad
  • Antz
  • Mouse Hunt
  • The Peacemaker

15. What was the first credited feature film screen role for Dennis Hopper?

  • Giant
  • I Died a Thousand Times
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Rebel Without a Cause

16. What was the last film that Marilyn Monroe completed before her death?

  • Let's Make Love
  • The Misfits
  • The Prince and the Showgirl
  • Something's Got To Give

17. Who was the first English/British actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award?

  • Greer Garson
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Vivien Leigh

18. Which Jerry Lewis comedy film was a wacky, updated version of the Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde tale?

  • Cinderfella
  • The Ladies Man
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Patsy

19. What was the first Disney film (distributed by Touchstone Pictures) to break the $100 million mark?

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  • Ruthless People
  • Splash
  • Three Men and a Baby

20. Which film brought actor Tom Hanks his first Best Actor win in the 1990s?

  • Forrest Gump
  • Philadelphia
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • You've Got Mail

21. Who was the first DC Comics character to have his/her own serial?

  • Batman
  • Captain Marvel
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman

22. What was the first Arnold Schwarzenegger film to win four Academy Awards?

  • Batman & Robin
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • True Lies

23. Which sound cartoon marked the film debut of Disney's cartoon character Mickey Mouse?

  • The Barn Dance
  • The Gallopin' Gaucho
  • Plane Crazy
  • Steamboat Willie

24. In Paul Verhoeven's science-fiction adventure Starship Troopers, which group of aliens was warring against the fascistic military in a futuristic Earth?

  • Androids
  • Insectoids
  • Klingons
  • Vulcans

Quiz # 6: Answers

1. Answer: Keystone
Founder and director of Keystone Studios in 1912, Mack Sennett ("The King of Comedy"), worked with some of the greatest silent film comedians.

2. Answer: James Dean
James Dean was only 24 when he died in a car accident in 1955 in central California. The next youngest was Jean Harlow who died tragically in 1937 at the age of 26 from uremic poisoning. The others were in their 30s: Carole Lombard (33) and Marilyn Monroe (36).

3. Answer: Rex Reed
American film critic Rex Reed portrayed Himself in a small cameo role in Superman (1978). Reed also appeared in Inchon! (1982) and as the pre-operative Myron in the notorious Myra Breckinridge (1970).

4. Answer: 1943
For the last time as a regular occurrence, ten 1943 films were nominated for Best Picture (the winner was Casablanca (1942)), including For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), The More the Merrier (1943), and The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), among them. There were only five Best Picture nominees for 1944, the next year's batch of films, and the winner was Going My Way (1944).

5. Answer: The Cable Guy
The infamous and satirical black comedy, The Cable Guy (1996), which starred comic Jim Carrey as the malevolent and pathological cable installer, was the first film to break the $20 million salary barrier for the actor. Julia Roberts' first $20 million film was Erin Brockovich (2000).

6. Answer: As Time Goes By
In Casablanca (1942), Ilsa persuaded Sam to play a favorite old love song - As Time Goes By, as she listened and remembered her past love affair in Paris with Richard Blaine (Bogart).

7. Answer: They were the last names of famous horror film directors.
Some of the names, such as Lewton, Browning, Murnau, Wiene and Hitchcock, were the last names of famous horror film directors.

8. Answer: The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
In Disney's fantasy film The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), Fred MacMurray as zany chemistry Professor Ned Brainard invented an anti-gravity rubber named flubber, which he used in his Model-T car to enable it to fly.

9. Answer: San Francisco
San Francisco (and the Bay Area) was the major setting for the majority of Dirty Harry films (Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988)).

10. Answer: "The Way We Were"
"The Way We Were" - the Academy Award-winning title song of the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973), featuring Streisand and Robert Redford as star-crossed lovers, topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart for a short time in early 1974. Years earlier, Streisand's Oscar-nominated 1968 hit single "People" from the mid-1960s Broadway musical Funny Girl only made it to #5 on Billboard's charts when first released in 1964. Streisand's second Hot 100 #1 Billboard hit was "Evergreen."

11. Answer: Twister
Jan de Bont's dramatic disaster thriller about tornado-chasers, Twister (1996), was the first Hollywood feature film commercially released on DVD.

12. Answer: Psycho
Hitchcock's five Best Director Oscar nominations (all losses) were for, chronologically: Rebecca (1940), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954), and Psycho (1960).

13. Answer: Santa Carla
Although much of the film was shot in the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California, the film's locale was the fictional town of Santa Carla.

14. Answer: The Peacemaker
Founded in 1994, DreamWorks' first feature film release was The Peacemaker (1997), starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. Their first animated film release was Antz (1998).

15. Answer: Rebel Without a Cause
Although Hopper had an uncredited bit role in Nicholas Ray's melodramatic cult western Johnny Guitar (1954), his first credited role was in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as juvenile delinquent hoodlum Goon. His first lead role was in writer-director Curtis Harrington's feature film debut, the low-budget romantic fantasy-drama-horror film Night Tide (1961), released in the US in 1963.

16. Answer: The Misfits
Monroe appeared in her last completed film opposite Hollywood icon Clark Gable (his last film also) - John Huston's anti-western The Misfits (1961). She was in the midst of filming Something's Got To Give (1962) with director George Cukor when she died in the summer of 1962.

17. Answer: Vivien Leigh
Born in West Bengal, British India to parents of mixed heritage (Irish and Indian?), British actress Vivien Leigh was the first English actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award for Gone With the Wind (1939).

18. Answer: The Nutty Professor
In The Nutty Professor (1963), nerdy Professor Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis) drank a potion which turned him into a lounge lizard hipster named Buddy Love.

19. Answer: Three Men and a Baby
The comedy film Three Men and a Baby (1987) was the first Disney film (distributed by Touchstone Pictures) to break the $100 million mark. It eventually became the biggest box office hit of the year (at $167.8 million), beating Fatal Attraction (at $156.6 million).

20. Answer: Philadelphia
Tom Hanks was nominated for Best Actor and won the award in two consecutive years, for Philadelphia (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994).

21. Answer: Batman
Superhero Batman was the first DC Comics character to have his own serial - Batman (1943), a fifteen-episode wartime serial with cliffhangers, starring Lewis Wilson as smug playboy Bruce Wayne and alias Batman - "America's No. 1 crime fighter."

22. Answer: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, won four Oscars: Best Makeup, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects. However, Schwarzenegger has never been nominated for an Academy Award.

23. Answer: Steamboat Willie
The anthropomorphic mouse debuted in Disney's sound cartoon Steamboat Willie (1928). However, he had appeared earlier in two animated cartoons without sound - Plane Crazy (1928) and The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928) which were later released as sound versions.

24. Answer: Insectoids
In Starship Troopers (1997), giant alien bugs or insectoids from another star system made a devastating attack on Earth.