Apollo 13 (1995) Movie Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The tagline "Houston, we have a problem." comes from which 1995 movie?

    • A.

      The Long Kiss Goodnight

    • B.

      Species

    • C.

      Apollo 13

    • D.

      Turner & Hooch

    Correct Answer
    C. Apollo 13
    Explanation
    The tagline "Houston, we have a problem." is a famous line from the 1995 movie Apollo 13. The film is based on the true story of the Apollo 13 mission, which experienced a critical failure that jeopardized the lives of the astronauts on board. This line is spoken by Tom Hanks, who plays astronaut Jim Lovell, as he communicates the dire situation to mission control in Houston. The tagline has become iconic and is often used to reference any situation where a problem or difficulty arises.

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  • 2. 

    The movie, "Apollo 13", was directed by whom?

    • A.

      Ron Howard

    • B.

      John Glen

    • C.

      Baz Luhrmann

    • D.

      Robert Benton

    Correct Answer
    A. Ron Howard
    Explanation
    Ron Howard is the correct answer because he is the director of the movie "Apollo 13". He is a well-known director in the film industry and has directed several successful films.

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  • 3. 

    In what film did Ed Harris play Gene Kranz?

    • A.

      Apollo 13

    • B.

      Conspiracy Theory

    • C.

      Dangerous Minds

    • D.

      Sorority Boys

    Correct Answer
    A. Apollo 13
    Explanation
    Ed Harris played the character Gene Kranz in the film Apollo 13. The film is based on the true story of the Apollo 13 mission, which faced a life-threatening crisis in space. Ed Harris portrayed the real-life NASA flight director Gene Kranz, who played a crucial role in the mission's rescue and safe return to Earth.

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  • 4. 

    Who played Tom Hanks' wife in "Apollo 13"?

    • A.

      Lori Petty

    • B.

      Jason Marsden

    • C.

      Janice Pennington

    • D.

      Kathleen Quinlan

    Correct Answer
    D. Kathleen Quinlan
    Explanation
    Kathleen Quinlan played Tom Hanks' wife in "Apollo 13".

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  • 5. 

    Which film, based on a true story, starred Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell?

    • A.

      Mission To Mars

    • B.

      NASA

    • C.

      Apollo 13

    • D.

      Man On The Moon

    Correct Answer
    C. Apollo 13
    Explanation
    Apollo 13 is the correct answer because it is a film based on a true story and it stars Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell. The film depicts the real-life events of the Apollo 13 mission, which was intended to be the third mission to land on the moon but was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft. Tom Hanks delivers a stellar performance as Jim Lovell, the commander of the ill-fated mission, and the film received critical acclaim for its accurate portrayal of the events and the intense suspense it creates.

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  • 6. 

    In the movie "Apollo 13" who says "Houston we have a problem"?

    • A.

      Jim Lovell

    • B.

      Fred Haise

    • C.

      Ken Mattingly

    • D.

      Jack Swigert

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Lovell
    Explanation
    In the movie "Apollo 13", the character Jim Lovell is the one who says "Houston we have a problem". This line has become iconic and is often misquoted as "Houston, we've had a problem" in popular culture. Jim Lovell, portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie, was the commander of the Apollo 13 mission and it was during this mission that the crew encountered a critical failure in their spacecraft, leading to the famous line being uttered.

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  • 7. 

    Who starred in "Apollo 13" with Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Gary Sinise?

    • A.

      Ed Harris

    • B.

      Kevin Bacon

    • C.

      Dennis Quaid

    • D.

      Scott Glenn

    Correct Answer
    B. Kevin Bacon
    Explanation
    Kevin Bacon starred in "Apollo 13" with Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Gary Sinise.

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  • 8. 

    In the movie "Apollo 13", which astronaut became ill on the flight?

    • A.

      Ken Mattingly

    • B.

      Jim Lovell

    • C.

      Fred Haise

    • D.

      Jack Swigert

    Correct Answer
    C. Fred Haise
    Explanation
    In the movie "Apollo 13", Fred Haise became ill on the flight.

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  • 9. 

    In the movie "Apollo 13", which Apollo mission was in the opening scene?

    • A.

      Apollo 1

    • B.

      Apollo 11

    • C.

      Apollo 5

    • D.

      Apollo 7

    Correct Answer
    A. Apollo 1
    Explanation
    The opening scene of the movie "Apollo 13" depicts the tragic Apollo 1 mission. This mission, which took place on January 27, 1967, ended in a devastating fire that claimed the lives of astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. The movie begins by showing the events leading up to this tragic incident, setting the stage for the subsequent story of the Apollo 13 mission.

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  • 10. 

    In the film "Apollo 13", Mattingly was bumped off the flight due to the risk of what?

    • A.

      Mumps

    • B.

      Chicken Pox

    • C.

      Flu

    • D.

      German Measles

    Correct Answer
    D. German Measles
    Explanation
    In the film "Apollo 13", Mattingly was bumped off the flight due to the risk of German Measles. This contagious disease posed a threat to the crew's health and could have jeopardized the mission. Mattingly had recently been exposed to someone with German Measles, which made him susceptible to contracting and spreading the disease in the confined space of the spacecraft. To ensure the safety of the crew and the success of the mission, Mattingly was replaced by another astronaut.

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  • 11. 

    In the movie "Apollo 13", who was originally supposed to command the mission?

    • A.

      Deke Slayton

    • B.

      Ken Mattingly

    • C.

      Alan Shepherd

    • D.

      Neil Armstrong

    Correct Answer
    C. Alan Shepherd
    Explanation
    Alan Shepherd was originally supposed to command the mission in the movie "Apollo 13". This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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