Questions About Airplane! (1980)

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  • 1. 

    What NBA legend had cameo roles in "Airplane!" and "Fletch"?

    • A.

      Larry Bird

    • B.

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    • C.

      Michael Jordan

    • D.

      Magic Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Explanation
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had cameo roles in "Airplane!" and "Fletch".

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  • 2. 

    The tagline, "What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound", comes from which 1980 movie?

    • A.

      Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    • B.

      Goldeneye

    • C.

      Fierce Creatures

    • D.

      Airplane!

    Correct Answer
    D. Airplane!
    Explanation
    The tagline, "What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound", is a humorous play on the famous phrase associated with Superman, "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound". The movie Airplane! is known for its parody and satire, and this tagline is a clever twist on the iconic Superman line, fitting the comedic tone of the film.

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  • 3. 

    The 1980 movie "Airplane!" was directed by whom?

    • A.

      Mike Newell

    • B.

      Quentin Tarantino

    • C.

      Jim Abrahams

    • D.

      Brian De Palma

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim Abrahams
    Explanation
    Jim Abrahams is the correct answer because he was one of the co-directors of the 1980 movie "Airplane!". Along with Jerry Zucker and David Zucker, Abrahams directed this comedy film that parodies disaster movies. The film became a huge success and is considered a classic in the comedy genre. Therefore, Jim Abrahams is the correct choice for the director of "Airplane!".

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  • 4. 

    What movie directed by Jim Abrahams starred Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves?

    • A.

      The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain

    • B.

      Airplane!

    • C.

      Rocky V

    • D.

      Up In Smoke

    Correct Answer
    B. Airplane!
    Explanation
    Airplane! is the correct answer because it is a movie directed by Jim Abrahams that starred Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves. The other options, "The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain," "Rocky V," and "Up In Smoke," are not directed by Jim Abrahams and do not feature Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves.

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  • 5. 

    In the movie "Airplane!", which meal was poisoned?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Steak

    • C.

      Chicken

    • D.

      Lasagna

    Correct Answer
    A. Fish
    Explanation
    In the movie "Airplane!", the meal that was poisoned was the fish. This is revealed in a scene where a passenger asks for the fish, and the flight attendant responds by saying, "I'm sorry, sir, we're all out of fish." This implies that the fish was poisoned and therefore unavailable to serve to the passengers.

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  • 6. 

    What movie's theme song does "Airplane!" open with?

    • A.

      Jaws

    • B.

      Star Wars

    • C.

      Batman

    • D.

      The Godfather

    Correct Answer
    A. Jaws
    Explanation
    The movie "Airplane!" opens with the theme song from the movie "Jaws." This is because "Airplane!" is a comedy spoof film that parodies various genres, including disaster movies. By using the iconic theme song from "Jaws," the filmmakers create a humorous contrast between the tense and suspenseful nature of the original film and the comedic tone of "Airplane!"

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  • 7. 

    What did the passengers in "Airplane!" do when Ted reminisced to them about Elaine?

    • A.

      Killed Themselves

    • B.

      Knocked Him Out

    • C.

      Drank Heavily

    • D.

      Fell Asleep

    Correct Answer
    A. Killed Themselves
  • 8. 

    In "Airplane!", what fear must Ted Striker overcome?

    • A.

      Aeroacrophobia

    • B.

      Arrhenphobia

    • C.

      Aerophobia

    • D.

      Aviophobia

    Correct Answer
    D. Aviophobia
    Explanation
    In the movie "Airplane!", Ted Striker must overcome his fear of flying, known as aviophobia, in order to save the passengers on board a troubled airplane. This fear is a significant obstacle for him throughout the film, as he must confront his own anxieties and insecurities in order to take control of the situation and successfully land the plane.

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  • 9. 

    In "Airplane!", what tribe were Elaine and Ted assigned to in the Peace Corps?

    • A.

      Yoruba

    • B.

      Bakongo

    • C.

      Malumbo

    • D.

      Mandinka

    Correct Answer
    C. Malumbo
    Explanation
    In the movie "Airplane!", Elaine and Ted were assigned to the Malumbo tribe in the Peace Corps. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is implied that the correct answer is Malumbo based on the given options.

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