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  • 1. 

    In the movie "Niagara", what did Joseph Cotton use to kill his unfaithful wife played by Marilyn Monroe?

    • A.

      Gloves

    • B.

      A Pistol

    • C.

      A Scarf

    • D.

      A Pillow

    Correct Answer
    C. A Scarf
    Explanation
    In the movie "Niagara," Joseph Cotton used a scarf to kill his unfaithful wife played by Marilyn Monroe.

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  • 2. 

    In the movie "The African Queen", what did Katherine Hepburn throw over board to punish Humphrey Bogart's character?

    • A.

      Bottles Of Gin

    • B.

      A Golden Falcon

    • C.

      A Sack Of Money

    • D.

      His Favorite Hat

    Correct Answer
    A. Bottles Of Gin
    Explanation
    In the movie "The African Queen", Katherine Hepburn's character throws bottles of gin overboard to punish Humphrey Bogart's character. This action suggests that she is frustrated or angry with him, possibly due to his drinking habits or behavior while under the influence of alcohol.

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  • 3. 

    In the movie "Imitation of Life", what African American actress played opposite Lana Turner?

    • A.

      Ester Role

    • B.

      Cecily Tyson

    • C.

      Juanita Moore

    • D.

      Diane Carroll

    Correct Answer
    C. Juanita Moore
    Explanation
    Juanita Moore is the correct answer because she played the role of Annie Johnson, the African American maid and friend of Lana Turner's character in the movie "Imitation of Life". Moore's performance in the film was highly acclaimed and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

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  • 4. 

    Who starred in "The Good Earth"?

    • A.

      Edward G. Robinson and Margo

    • B.

      Paul Lukas and Luise Rainer

    • C.

      Paul Muni and Luise Rainer

    • D.

      Paul Muni and Sylvia Sidney

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Muni and Luise Rainer
    Explanation
    "The Good Earth" is a 1937 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Pearl S. Buck. The film starred Paul Muni and Luise Rainer in the lead roles. Paul Muni played the character of Wang Lung, a Chinese farmer, and Luise Rainer played the character of O-Lan, his wife. The film was critically acclaimed and both Muni and Rainer received Academy Award nominations for their performances.

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  • 5. 

    What actress starred in the 1937 version of "A Star Is Born"?

    • A.

      Bette Davis

    • B.

      Janet Gaynor

    • C.

      Katharine Hepburn

    • D.

      Sylvia Sidney

    Correct Answer
    B. Janet Gaynor
    Explanation
    Janet Gaynor starred in the 1937 version of "A Star Is Born."

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  • 6. 

    What famous performing brothers appeared in "The Goldwyn Follies"?

    • A.

      The Marx Brothers

    • B.

      The Ritz Brothers

    • C.

      The Smothers Brothers

    • D.

      The Mills Brothers

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ritz Brothers
    Explanation
    The Ritz Brothers were famous performing brothers who appeared in "The Goldwyn Follies".

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  • 7. 

    What was unique about the 1936 film "Trail of the Lonesome Pine"?

    • A.

      The Stars And Director Were Replaced During Filming

    • B.

      All The Musical Numbers Were Cut Prior To Its Release

    • C.

      It Was The First Hollywood Film With A Nude Scene

    • D.

      It Was The First Film Shot Outdoors In Full Technicolor

    Correct Answer
    D. It Was The First Film Shot Outdoors In Full Technicolor
    Explanation
    "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" was unique because it was the first film to be shot outdoors in full Technicolor. This means that the film was not filmed in a studio, but instead, the scenes were shot in natural outdoor locations. Additionally, the use of full Technicolor allowed for vibrant and lifelike colors to be captured on film, enhancing the visual experience for the audience. This innovation in filmmaking set a new standard for future movies and paved the way for the use of color in cinema.

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  • 8. 

    Who played Eve in the 1950 movie "All About Eve"?

    • A.

      Bette Davis

    • B.

      Anne Baxter

    • C.

      Marilyn Monroe

    • D.

      Celeste Holm

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Baxter
    Explanation
    Anne Baxter played the character Eve in the 1950 movie "All About Eve".

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  • 9. 

    In the movie "The Postman Always Rings Twice", what was Lana Turner carrying when her husband's car went off the cliff?

    • A.

      A Gun

    • B.

      A Suitcase

    • C.

      Flash Light

    • D.

      White Hand Bag

    Correct Answer
    D. White Hand Bag
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Postman Always Rings Twice", Lana Turner was carrying a white handbag when her husband's car went off the cliff. This detail suggests that the character might have been prepared for a journey or had personal belongings with her at the time of the accident. The white handbag could also symbolize her innocence or purity, contrasting with the dark events occurring in the film.

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  • 10. 

    In the movie, "Father's Little Dividend", where did Spencer Tracey lose his grandson?

    • A.

      At The Zoo

    • B.

      At The Train Station

    • C.

      In The Park

    • D.

      Outside The Post Office

    Correct Answer
    C. In The Park
    Explanation
    In the movie "Father's Little Dividend," Spencer Tracey lost his grandson in the park.

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  • 11. 

    In the movie "Double Indemnity", what item does Barbara Stanwyck wear that catches Fred McMurray's eye?

    • A.

      A Towel

    • B.

      Diamond Necklace

    • C.

      A Bathrobe

    • D.

      An Anklet

    Correct Answer
    D. An Anklet
    Explanation
    In the movie "Double Indemnity", Barbara Stanwyck wears an anklet that catches Fred McMurray's eye. This piece of jewelry stands out and captures his attention, possibly symbolizing her seductive and mysterious nature. The anklet becomes a significant element in the film, representing the illicit relationship between the two characters and playing a pivotal role in the plot.

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  • 12. 

    In the movie "Suspicion", what does Cary Grant's character pawn for money he can use at the race track?

    • A.

      A Diamond Broche

    • B.

      A Pearl Necklace

    • C.

      Antique Chairs

    • D.

      Portrait Of President Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    C. Antique Chairs
    Explanation
    In the movie "Suspicion", Cary Grant's character pawns antique chairs for money that he can use at the race track. This suggests that he is in desperate need of funds and is willing to part with valuable possessions in order to obtain the money necessary for his gambling activities.

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  • 13. 

    In the movie "Out of the Past", what is Robert Mitchum's job once he goes straight?

    • A.

      Parking Attendant

    • B.

      Gas Station Owner

    • C.

      Farmer

    • D.

      Private Dick

    Correct Answer
    B. Gas Station Owner
    Explanation
    In the movie "Out of the Past," Robert Mitchum's character, once he goes straight, becomes a gas station owner. This means that he leaves behind his previous life and criminal activities to start a legitimate business. This change in occupation symbolizes his desire for a fresh start and a chance to leave his troubled past behind.

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  • 14. 

    In the movie "The Thing from Another World", the creature is compared to what vegetable?

    • A.

      A Carrot

    • B.

      Potato

    • C.

      Pepper

    • D.

      Asparagus

    Correct Answer
    A. A Carrot
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Thing from Another World", the creature is compared to a carrot. This comparison suggests that the creature is long and slender, similar to the shape of a carrot. It implies that the creature has a similar appearance or characteristic to a carrot, possibly referring to its color, texture, or size.

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  • 15. 

    Who played opposite Leslie Howard in the film "The Animal Kingdom"?

    • A.

      Ann Harding

    • B.

      Ann Rutherford

    • C.

      Zita Johann

    • D.

      Bette Davis

    Correct Answer
    A. Ann Harding
    Explanation
    Ann Harding played opposite Leslie Howard in the film "The Animal Kingdom".

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  • 16. 

    In "The Public Enemy", who received a grapefruit in her face from James Cagney?

    • A.

      Mae West

    • B.

      Mae Clarke

    • C.

      Mae Murray

    • D.

      Jean Harlow

    Correct Answer
    B. Mae Clarke
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Public Enemy," James Cagney's character famously smashes a grapefruit into the face of Mae Clarke's character. This scene has become iconic and is often referenced in popular culture. Therefore, the correct answer is Mae Clarke.

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  • 17. 

    What did Greta Garbo portray in "Grand Hotel"?

    • A.

      A Ballerina

    • B.

      A Famous Author

    • C.

      An Opera Singer

    • D.

      An escaped murderess

    Correct Answer
    A. A Ballerina
    Explanation
    In the film "Grand Hotel," Greta Garbo portrayed a ballerina. This means that her character in the movie was a professional dancer who performed ballet.

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  • 18. 

    Who played Rasputin in "Rasputin and the Empress"?

    • A.

      Christopher Lee

    • B.

      John Barrymore

    • C.

      Harry Baur

    • D.

      Lionel Barrymore

    Correct Answer
    D. Lionel Barrymore
    Explanation
    Lionel Barrymore played Rasputin in "Rasputin and the Empress".

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  • 19. 

    Who played the title role in the 1929 film "Disraeli"?

    • A.

      Richard Barthelmess

    • B.

      Leslie Howard

    • C.

      George Arliss

    • D.

      Arthur Edmund Carewe

    Correct Answer
    C. George Arliss
    Explanation
    George Arliss played the title role in the 1929 film "Disraeli".

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  • 20. 

    Who played Zorro in the 1940 film, "The Mark of Zorro"?

    • A.

      Errol Flynn

    • B.

      Burt Lancaster

    • C.

      Tyrone Power

    • D.

      Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tyrone Power
    Explanation
    Tyrone Power played Zorro in the 1940 film, "The Mark of Zorro".

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  • 21. 

    Which leading man of the 1930's was described as a "taxi cab with both doors open"?

    • A.

      Errol Flynn

    • B.

      Clark Gable

    • C.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • D.

      Tyrone Power

    Correct Answer
    B. Clark Gable
    Explanation
    Clark Gable was described as a "taxi cab with both doors open" because he was known for his rugged and charismatic persona. This description implies that Gable had a strong presence and was highly attractive to women, much like a taxi cab with both doors open would be to potential passengers. Gable's iconic roles in films such as "Gone with the Wind" and "It Happened One Night" solidified his status as one of the leading men of the 1930s.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the star of the 1932 version of "Vanity Fair"?

    • A.

      Myrna Loy

    • B.

      Joan Crawford

    • C.

      Miriam Hopkins

    • D.

      Alice Terry

    Correct Answer
    A. Myrna Loy
    Explanation
    Myrna Loy was the star of the 1932 version of "Vanity Fair" because she was a popular actress during that time and had the leading role in the film.

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  • 23. 

    Who played the title role in the 1932 film "Sherlock Holmes"?

    • A.

      Reginald Owen

    • B.

      Warren William

    • C.

      Clive Brook

    • D.

      Basil Rathbone

    Correct Answer
    C. Clive Brook
    Explanation
    Clive Brook played the title role in the 1932 film "Sherlock Holmes".

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  • 24. 

    In the 1931 version of "The Maltese Falcon", who played Sam Spade?

    • A.

      William Gargan

    • B.

      Ricardo Cortez

    • C.

      George Raft

    • D.

      Humphrey Bogart

    Correct Answer
    B. Ricardo Cortez
    Explanation
    Ricardo Cortez played Sam Spade in the 1931 version of "The Maltese Falcon".

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  • 25. 

    In which film did Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland first act together?

    • A.

      Captain Blood

    • B.

      The Adventures of Robin Hood

    • C.

      They Died with Their Boots On

    • D.

      Dodge City

    Correct Answer
    A. Captain Blood
    Explanation
    Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland first acted together in the film "Captain Blood." This swashbuckling adventure film, released in 1935, marked the beginning of their successful on-screen partnership. Flynn played the title role of Captain Peter Blood, a physician turned pirate, while de Havilland portrayed Arabella Bishop, his love interest. The film was a critical and commercial success, launching both actors' careers and leading to their subsequent collaborations in films like "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "They Died with Their Boots On." "Dodge City" is not the correct answer as it does not feature both actors together.

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  • 26. 

    Which Hollywood studio made the first commercially successful movie with sound?

    • A.

      United Artists

    • B.

      MGM

    • C.

      Paramount

    • D.

      Warner Brothers

    Correct Answer
    D. Warner Brothers
    Explanation
    Warner Brothers is the correct answer because they were the first Hollywood studio to produce a commercially successful movie with sound. In 1927, they released "The Jazz Singer," which featured synchronized dialogue and music. This groundbreaking film revolutionized the industry and marked the beginning of the "talkie" era. United Artists, MGM, and Paramount were also major Hollywood studios during this time, but Warner Brothers was the pioneer in sound technology.

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