Bay Area Pop Culture Quiz: Movies

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Over the past few weeks we have developed a series of quizzes that are designed to test your knowledge of some of the people, places and things that put the Bay Area on the pop-culture map. The one below is the third one in the series and tests your knowledge of the movies. Give it a try and get to show off just how good you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which East Bay attraction roused the devil inside Karen Black in 1973’s "Burnt Offerings"?

    • A.

      Mount Diablo

    • B.

      Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center during an overcrowded back-to-school shopping season

    • C.

      The Dunsmuir House and Gardens in Oakland

    • D.

      The Ravenswood Historic Site in Livermore

    Correct Answer
    C. The Dunsmuir House and Gardens in Oakland
    Explanation
    The landmark also received face time in another fright flick, 1979’s “Phantasm.”

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  • 2. 

    What San Jose landmark was featured throughout "Mad City," a 1997 film starring John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman?

    • A.

      The Winchester Mystery House

    • B.

      The Hayes Mansion

    • C.

      The San Jose Athletic Club

    • D.

      The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    Correct Answer
    C. The San Jose Athletic Club
    Explanation
    It was turned into a museum, where a security guard played by Travolta took hostages after losing his job.

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  • 3. 

    Charlie Chaplin was the most famous silent-era movie star to film at the Essanay Film Company in Niles. Which other silent film star was heavily associated with the Fremont-area studio?

    • A.

      Greta Garbo

    • B.

      Broncho Billy

    • C.

      Max Linder

    • D.

      Lillian Gish

    Correct Answer
    B. Broncho Billy
    Explanation
    Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson was more than a Western movie star — he was also a writer, producer and director and a co-founder of the Essanay Film Company and was instrumental in bringing a branch of the studio to Niles.

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  • 4. 

    In 1991’s "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," one of the big scenes was filmed at a Bay Area industrial park. Where is it located?

    • A.

      San Jose

    • B.

      San Mateo

    • C.

      Pleasanton

    • D.

      Fremont

    Correct Answer
    D. Fremont
    Explanation
    The Cyberdyne headquarters, stormed to destroy the cyborg chip by John and Sarah Connor (Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton) and the original T-800 Terminator (that would be our former governor), was a building at 47131 Bayside Parkway. It is now occupied by Mattson Technology, a semiconductor firm.

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  • 5. 

    In "Mrs. Doubtfire," which popular Bay Area restaurant served as the spot where a dad’s cross-dressing gig crumbles?

    • A.

      Chez Panisse in Berkeley

    • B.

      Jardinière in San Francisco

    • C.

      Le Papillion in San Jose

    • D.

      Bridges in Danville

    Correct Answer
    D. Bridges in Danville
    Explanation
    One of the 1993 comedy’s best scenes plays out there as Mrs. Doubtfire’s [Robin Williams] real identity is revealed.

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