The Pianist Movie Trivia Quiz

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Dive into the gripping world of "The Pianist" with this challenging 10-question trivia quiz. Relive the harrowing story of Władysław Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, as he navigates the brutal reality of Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II. Test your knowledge of his struggles, survival, and encounters with Hosenfeld, a German officer who unexpectedly changes his fate. Explore Szpilman's resilience, his role in the Jewish resistance, and the power of music amidst adversity. Step into history with this quiz, delving into the poignant moments and characters that make "The Pianist" an unforgettable cinematic masterpiece.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When does the movie take place?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      Cold War

    • D.

      Vietnam War

    Correct Answer
    B. World War II
    Explanation
    The movie is set during World War II.

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  • 2. 

    What is the protagonist's name?

    • A.

      Władysław Szpilman

    • B.

      Lech Wałęsa

    • C.

      Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II)

    • D.

      Andrzej Wajda

    Correct Answer
    A. Władysław Szpilman
    Explanation
    The protagonist's name is Władysław Szpilman.

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  • 3. 

    What is Władysław Szpilman's profession?

    • A.

      Pianist

    • B.

      Surgeon

    • C.

      Engineer

    • D.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. Pianist
    Explanation
    Władysław Szpilman is a pianist.

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  • 4. 

    Where is Szpilman when the radio station is bombed?

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      Radio station

    • C.

      Hospital

    • D.

      School

    Correct Answer
    B. Radio station
    Explanation
    Szpilman is playing on the radio when the station is bombed.

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  • 5. 

    What does the blue Star of David symbolize?

    • A.

      Jewish-owned businesses

    • B.

      Nazi sympathizers

    • C.

      Resistance fighters

    • D.

      Non-Jewish residents

    Correct Answer
    A. Jewish-owned businesses
    Explanation
    The blue Star of David is worn by Jews and signifies their status.

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  • 6. 

    What does Szpilman witness during a round-up?

    • A.

      SS guards dancing

    • B.

      SS guards executing a family

    • C.

      SS guards distributing food

    • D.

      SS guards playing with children

    Correct Answer
    B. SS guards executing a family
    Explanation
    Szpilman witnesses the SS guards executing a family during a round-up.

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  • 7. 

    How does Szpilman help the resistance in the ghetto?

    • A.

      Smuggling food

    • B.

      Smuggling weapons

    • C.

      Hiding Jews

    • D.

      Spreading propaganda

    Correct Answer
    B. Smuggling weapons
    Explanation
    Szpilman helps the resistance by smuggling weapons into the ghetto.

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  • 8. 

    Who helps Szpilman hide during the war?

    • A.

      German soldier

    • B.

      Andrzej Bogucki

    • C.

      Jewish Ghetto Police

    • D.

      Janina

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrzej Bogucki
    Explanation
    Andrzej Bogucki and his wife Janina help Szpilman hide.

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  • 9. 

    What musical piece does Szpilman play for Hosenfeld?

    • A.

      Mozart's Symphony No. 40

    • B.

      Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

    • C.

      Chopin's Ballade in G minor

    • D.

      Bach's Goldberg Variations

    Correct Answer
    C. Chopin's Ballade in G minor
    Explanation
    Szpilman plays Chopin's Ballade in G minor for Hosenfeld.

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  • 10. 

    What is the fate of Hosenfeld and Szpilman after war?

    • A.

      Both were released

    • B.

      Both were executed

    • C.

      Hosenfeld was released, Szpilman executed

    • D.

      Hosenfeld died in captivity, Szpilman survived

    Correct Answer
    A. Both were released
    Explanation
    Hosenfeld and Szpilman were both released after the war.

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