How Well Do You Know Hocus Pocus?

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How Well Do You Know Hocus Pocus? - Quiz

This Halloween cult classic film has been bewitching viewers since it was released in 1993. How well do you know this festive film? Test your knowledge here!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At the beginning of the film Thackery Binx is transformed into a what?

    • A.

      Statue

    • B.

      Gravestone

    • C.

      Black cat

    • D.

      Lightning-struck tree

    Correct Answer
    C. Black cat
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the film, Thackery Binx is transformed into a black cat. This transformation occurs when Thackery, who was a human, tries to save his sister from the Sanderson sisters, a group of witches. As a result of their magic, Thackery is cursed and turned into a black cat, which he remains for the duration of the film.

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  • 2. 

    The three witches are named what? 

    • A.

      Winifred, Sarah, Mary

    • B.

      Sarah, Marcy, Winnie

    • C.

      Emily, Mary, Sally

    • D.

      Mary, Susie, Winnifred

    Correct Answer
    A. Winifred, Sarah, Mary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Winifred, Sarah, Mary. This is the correct answer because it matches the given names of the three witches.

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  • 3. 

    After Thackery Binx is transformed, how many years pass before Max and his family move to Salem? 

    • A.

      150

    • B.

      300

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      105

    Correct Answer
    B. 300
    Explanation
    After Thackery Binx is transformed into an immortal black cat, 300 years pass before Max and his family move to Salem.

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  • 4. 

    John Debney, the composer for the film score, wrote all the music in how much time?

    • A.

      Two years

    • B.

      Two months

    • C.

      Two weeks

    • D.

      Two days

    Correct Answer
    C. Two weeks
    Explanation
    John Debney, the composer for the film score, wrote all the music in two weeks. This suggests that he was able to produce the entire score for the film within a relatively short amount of time. It showcases his talent and ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure. It also implies that he was able to meet the deadline and deliver a high-quality musical composition within the given timeframe.

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  • 5. 

    How long did it take the film to go from VHS to DVD? 

    • A.

      4 years

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      8 years

    • D.

      12 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 8 years
    Explanation
    The film took 8 years to go from VHS to DVD. This suggests that there was a significant time gap between the release of the film on VHS and its release on DVD. It is likely that the film was initially released on VHS and then, after a few years, it was released on DVD. This could be due to various factors such as the popularity of VHS at the time, the availability of DVD technology, or the decision of the film production company.

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  • 6. 

    The film was considered an immediate critical and box office success upon its release.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the film was not considered an immediate critical and box office success upon its release.

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  • 7. 

    What does Max do to resurrect the Sanderson Sisters?

    • A.

      He blows out a candle

    • B.

      He reads from a spell book

    • C.

      He trespasses on the Sanderson Cottage

    • D.

      He lights a black candle

    Correct Answer
    D. He lights a black candle
    Explanation
    In the movie "Hocus Pocus," Max, the protagonist, lights a black candle to resurrect the Sanderson Sisters. This action is significant because the black candle is a crucial component of the spell that brings the witches back to life. By lighting the black candle, Max unknowingly sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the Sanderson Sisters and the chaos that ensues in the story.

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  • 8. 

    Who was originally offered the lead role of Max Dennison?

    • A.

      Leonardo DiCaprio

    • B.

      Matt Damon

    • C.

      Brad Pitt

    • D.

      Matthew Mcconaughey

    Correct Answer
    A. Leonardo DiCaprio
    Explanation
    Leonardo DiCaprio was originally offered the lead role of Max Dennison. This suggests that the filmmakers initially considered DiCaprio for the role but eventually went with someone else.

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  • 9. 

    Sarah Sanderson, the youngest sister, is played by:

    • A.

      Bette Midler

    • B.

      Sarah Jessica Parker

    • C.

      Whoopi Goldberg

    • D.

      Angelina Jolie

    Correct Answer
    B. Sarah Jessica Parker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sarah Jessica Parker. She is known for her role as Sarah Sanderson in the movie "Hocus Pocus." Bette Midler played the character of Winifred Sanderson, while Whoopi Goldberg and Angelina Jolie did not appear in the film.

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  • 10. 

    David Kirshner, the director, got the idea for the film when:

    • A.

      A black cat walked by

    • B.

      He broke a mirror

    • C.

      He opened an umbrella inside

    • D.

      He walked under a ladder

    Correct Answer
    A. A black cat walked by
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a black cat walked by." This suggests that David Kirshner got the idea for the film when he saw a black cat. This could be a reference to the superstition that black cats bring bad luck, which may have inspired the concept of the film.

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  • 11. 

    Upon release, the film was considered:

    • A.

      A critical success

    • B.

      A commercial success

    • C.

      A complete failure

    • D.

      A cult classic

    Correct Answer
    C. A complete failure
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the film was a complete failure. This suggests that the film did not perform well in terms of critical reception, box office success, or audience appeal. It implies that the film failed to meet expectations and was not well-received by critics or viewers.

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