"My Cousin Vinny" And "Fargo"

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Quiz Instructions:1.   Method:  This quiz will be taken online during class. 2.   Questions:  20. 3.   Topic(s):  "The Usual Suspects" (all) and "My Cousin Vinny" (partial--easy questions only). 4.   Overall Time:  30 Minutes.   5.   You may use only your own notes during this quiz.   Do NOT refer to any websites other than our Ning course page!6.   You may use a normal dictionary.   You may also use an electronic dictionary that is NOT part of a cell phone (hand phone).   CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF AND PUT AWAY!7.   You may NOT share any materials, including a dictionary, with any other student during the quiz. 8.   Once you have answered a question, you cannot go back.   Please check your answers carefully before subm


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "My Cousin Vinny":  Why does Bill jump and yell, “Wait a minute!” at 9:05?
    • A. 

      He has not finished making his statement.

    • B. 

      He finally understands why he robbed the store.

    • C. 

      He thinks that everything is proceeding too quickly.

    • D. 

      He needs to use the restroom.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  What is the word that causes confusion between Vinny and the Judge around 1:17:50?
    • A. 

      Lutes

    • B. 

      Knutes

    • C. 

      Boots

    • D. 

      Youths

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  Provide a complete transcription of what District Attorney Trotter says from 01:47:13 to 01:47:23.
    • A. 

      "Your Honor, in light of Ms. Vito's and Mr. Wilbur's testimony, the State would like to dismiss some charges."

    • B. 

      "Your Honor, in light of the preceding testimony, the State would like to dismiss all charges."

    • C. 

      "Your Honor, I object. This person is not on the witness list."

    • D. 

      "Your Honor, I object. The person is not a friend of the court."

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  At 1:41:22, Vinny asks “Does the defense’s case hold water?”  What does this mean?
    • A. 

      "Is the defense's case leaking?"

    • B. 

      "Is the defense's claim correct?"

    • C. 

      "Is there something wrong with the defense's position?"

    • D. 

      "Is the defense's claim in the ballpark?"

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  From 9:57 to 11:04 , Bill talks to his mother.  What happens as a result of this conversation?
    • A. 

      He gets bail money from his mother.

    • B. 

      His mother criticizes him for getting in trouble.

    • C. 

      He gets a lawyer.

    • D. 

      His mother offers to find the other young man's parents.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 6. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  About 12:50, a man speaks to Vinny about a car problem.  He tells Vinny that _______________________.
    • A. 

      He knows a good mechanic

    • B. 

      He has crud in his tires

    • C. 

      He would like to help

    • D. 

      He knows everything about cars

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 7. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  From 25:44 to 25:50, the man at the restaurant says:  "Well, you simmer it in water for 15 to 20 minutes.  Put it on the plate, and add butter."  Is this significant to the story?  If so, why?
    • A. 

      No, it is not really significant. It just provides comic relief at a serious point in the film.

    • B. 

      Yes, it is significant. Vinny's knowledge of how to make grits helps him to build rapport with the jury.

    • C. 

      No, it is not at all significant. It is just a normal line in the movie, of no particular importance.

    • D. 

      Yes it is significant. Vinny's knowledge of how to make grits allows him to discredit a prosecution witness.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 8. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  Around 43:00, Vinny and the two young men are shown in a prison bus.  The two men are in the prison bus because they are on trial for a crime.  Why is Vinny in the bus?
    • A. 

      The judge cited him for contempt of court.

    • B. 

      He was arrested for speeding.

    • C. 

      He was arrested for punching the man at the pool hall.

    • D. 

      He wanted to give them moral support.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  Why does the judge shake Vinny’s hand and tell him that he was honored to have Vinny in his courtroom? 
    • A. 

      Since Vinny won the case, the judge just wants to get on his good side.

    • B. 

      The judge was always on Vinny's side, but couldn't show it until after the trial.

    • C. 

      A judge from New York called him and told him good things about Vinny.

    • D. 

      He received a fax from New York that claimed Vinny was a famous, accomplished trial attorney.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    My Cousin Vinny:  What is “bail”? 
    • A. 

      It is money paid to the jury by a defendant in order to remain out of jail during a trial.

    • B. 

      It is money paid to the court by a defendant in order to remain in jail during a trial.

    • C. 

      It is money paid to the court by a defendant in order to remain out of jail during a trial.

    • D. 

      It is money paid to the victim by a defendant in order to remain out of jail during a trial.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 11. 
    FARGO:  Who is Shep Proudfoot?
    • A. 

      He is the man who put Jerry Lundegaard in touch with the kidnappers.

    • B. 

      He is the man who put the kidnappers in touch with Carl Showalter.

    • C. 

      He is the man who put Chief Gunderson in touch with Jerry Lundegaard.

    • D. 

      He is one of Chief Gunderson's officers.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 12. 
    FARGO:  Beginning at 9:15, explain why the man is upset at the man who first appeared at 3:01.
    • A. 

      He is trying to get a lower price than he agreed to.

    • B. 

      He is not really upset. He is just pretending so that he can change their agreement.

    • C. 

      He lied to the man from 3:01 and is trying to cover his lie.

    • D. 

      The man from 3:01 is charging him for something he doesn't want.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 13. 
    FARGO:  Around 15:21, Jerry has a phone conversation.  What is the amount of money involved? 
    • A. 

      $320,000

    • B. 

      $40,000

    • C. 

      $80,000

    • D. 

      $1,000,000

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 14. 
    FARGO:  There is a meeting that starts around 19:30.  (There is a third man at the meeting whom we have not seen before.)  Why is Jerry angry after he leaves?
    • A. 

      He failed to persuade the other two men to pay him his finder's fee.

    • B. 

      He failed to persuade the other two men to lend him a large sum of money.

    • C. 

      He believes that they have stolen money from him.

    • D. 

      They refuse to accept a loan he wants to make to them.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 15. 
    FARGO:  Around 25:15, why do the two men get pulled over by the police?  What is the name of the town?
    • A. 

      The displayed incorrect tags (license plates). The town is "Brainerd."

    • B. 

      The did not display the tags (license plates). The town is "Fargo."

    • C. 

      The displayed incorrect tags (license plates). The town is "Fargo."

    • D. 

      The did not display the tags (license plates). The town is "Brainerd."

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 16. 
    FARGO:  Around 32:30, who is the woman in bed?
    • A. 

      Chief Gunderson

    • B. 

      Chief Proudfoot

    • C. 

      Chief Showalter

    • D. 

      Chief Grimsrud

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 17. 
    FARGO:  Around 38:30, what is discussed at the meeting of the three men?  
    • A. 

      They discuss a business deal and decide to go ahead with it.

    • B. 

      They discuss how to respond to a kidnapping.

    • C. 

      They discuss Jerry's son.

    • D. 

      They discuss how to respond to a problem with the car dealership.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 18. 
    FARGO:  One character says:  "The Prowler needs a jump."  What does this mean?
    • A. 

      "The police car has a flat tire."

    • B. 

      "The criminal must be caught."

    • C. 

      "The police car has a dead battery."

    • D. 

      "The criminal deserves a beating."

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 19. 
    FARGO:  Why does Shep beat up the man around 1:04:10?
    • A. 

      He feels betrayed by the man, who was a close friend.

    • B. 

      The man owes him money.

    • C. 

      He mistakes him for someone else.

    • D. 

      He told the police about Shep.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 20. 
    FARGO:  Around 1:18:40, what does Jerry offer to do in order to confirm that no cars have gone missing?  What does he actually do? 
    • A. 

      He offers to have his boss sign an affidavit, but later refuses to do so.

    • B. 

      He offers to do a lot count, but just lies about it later.

    • C. 

      He offers to have his boss sign an affidavit, but he actually signs it himself.

    • D. 

      He offers to do a lot count, but actually drives away.

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

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