'close Encounters' 35th Anniversary Quiz

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Nov. 16, 2012, is the 35th anniversary of the U. S. Release of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind. " Test your CE3K smarts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The movie's protagonists, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) and Jillian Guiler (Melinda Dillon), live in what city?
    • A. 

      Muncie, Ind.

    • B. 

      Norman, Okla.

    • C. 

      Omaha, Neb.

    • D. 

      Wichita, Kans.

  • 2. 
    What is Roy's job?
    • A. 

      Grocery store assistant manager

    • B. 

      High school band director

    • C. 

      Lineman for power company

    • D. 

      Long-haul truck driver

  • 3. 
    What does the Spanish-speaking man tell the researchers investigating a UFO sighting in the desert?
    • A. 

      "The ancients have come home."

    • B. 

      "The sun came out last night and sang to me."

    • C. 

      "The universe beats with the rhythm of our hearts."

    • D. 

      "When I had fear, they brought me peace."

  • 4. 
    What movie does Roy want his family to go see instead of playing miniature golf?
    • A. 

      "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

    • B. 

      "Jaws"

    • C. 

      "Pinocchio"

    • D. 

      "The Ten Commandments"

  • 5. 
    Describing the UFO to his wife, Roy initially compares it to:
    • A. 

      A folded pizza

    • B. 

      A glowing taco shell

    • C. 

      An inside-out cantaloupe

    • D. 

      An orange ice cream cone

  • 6. 
    What substance does Roy not use to sculpt Devils Tower?
    • A. 

      Dirt from his yard

    • B. 

      His daughter's Play-Doh

    • C. 

      Mashed potatoes

    • D. 

      Shaving cream

  • 7. 
    Besides the compulsion that many UFO viewers feel to go to Devils Tower, Jillian has another reason:
    • A. 

      Her young son disappeared on a UFO

    • B. 

      She's in love with Roy, her high school sweetheart

    • C. 

      She suspects she's from another planet

    • D. 

      She wants to convince her estranged husband it's not a sin to believe in extraterrestrial life

  • 8. 
    What is the Cotopaxi?
    • A. 

      An ancient lost tribe depicted in petroglyphs

    • B. 

      The five-tone theme that the extraterrestrial craft broadcasts

    • C. 

      The Mexican plateau that is a hotbed of UFO activity

    • D. 

      A ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle

  • 9. 
    When the feds need to come up with "something so scary it'll clear 300 square miles" near Devils Tower, they fabricate what disaster?
    • A. 

      A cholera outbreak

    • B. 

      A hazardous chemical spill

    • C. 

      An impending volcanic eruption

    • D. 

      A nuclear power plant meltdown

  • 10. 
    As a precaution against the alleged risk, Roy and Jillian carry:
    • A. 

      Bodysuits made of garbage bags

    • B. 

      Charcoal detox pills

    • C. 

      Knee-high rubber boots

    • D. 

      Two birds in a cage

  • 11. 
    A fellow pilgrim named Larry accompanies Roy and Jillian as they flee the compound, heading toward the tower. What happens to him?
    • A. 

      He breathes sleep aerosol from a military helicopter and passes out

    • B. 

      He panics at the arrival of the scout ships and hides in a latrine

    • C. 

      He slips while traversing the tower's flank and falls to his death

    • D. 

      He touches an extraterrestrial and dissolves

  • 12. 
    The project leader refers to the landing area as:
    • A. 

      The Dark Side of the Moon

    • B. 

      The Green Room

    • C. 

      Last Exit to Brooklyn

    • D. 

      The Sea of Tranquility

  • 13. 
    Lacombe, the expert on UFO sightings, is played by what famous movie director?
    • A. 

      Terrence Malick

    • B. 

      Louis Malle

    • C. 

      Steven Spielberg

    • D. 

      Francois Truffaut

  • 14. 
    One 'CE3K' performance was nominated for an Academy Award, that of:
    • A. 

      Melinda Dillon

    • B. 

      Richard Dreyfuss

    • C. 

      Teri Garr

    • D. 

      Cary Guffey

  • 15. 
    Which was released first in the United States?
    • A. 

      "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

    • B. 

      "Logan's Run"

    • C. 

      "The Man Who Fell to Earth"

    • D. 

      "Star Wars"

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