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  • 1. 

    In the 2000 film "Best in Show", Winky, belonging to the Flecks, is what breed of dog?

    • A.

      Norwich Terrier

    • B.

      Yorkshire Terrier

    • C.

      Bloodhound

    • D.

      Liver-And-White Frisbee Hound

    Correct Answer
    A. Norwich Terrier
    Explanation
    In the 2000 film "Best in Show", Winky, belonging to the Flecks, is a Norwich Terrier.

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  • 2. 

    In "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", what is playing when Polly meets Dr. Jennings?

    • A.

      Nightmare On Elm Street 0.25

    • B.

      The Wizard Of Oz

    • C.

      The Sons Of Katie Elder

    • D.

      Gone With The Wind

    Correct Answer
    B. The Wizard Of Oz
    Explanation
    When Polly meets Dr. Jennings in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," the movie playing in the background is "The Wizard of Oz."

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  • 3. 

    Who played Jor-El in the 1978 movie "Superman"?

    • A.

      Alec Guinness

    • B.

      Stan Lee

    • C.

      Marlon Brando

    • D.

      Robert De Niro

    Correct Answer
    C. Marlon Brando
    Explanation
    Marlon Brando played the character Jor-El in the 1978 movie "Superman". He portrayed the role of Superman's biological father, who sends him to Earth before their home planet Krypton is destroyed. Marlon Brando's portrayal of Jor-El is widely recognized and praised, making him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of Klaatu's robot in the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?

    • A.

      Edward P. Robot The Third

    • B.

      Gort

    • C.

      Grit

    • D.

      Gart

    Correct Answer
    B. Gort
    Explanation
    In the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the name of Klaatu's robot is Gort.

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  • 5. 

    Who co-starred in the 2006 movie "The Illusionist" with Edward Norton?

    • A.

      Jessica Alba

    • B.

      Jessica Simpson

    • C.

      Jessica Biel

    • D.

      Jessica McClintock

    Correct Answer
    C. Jessica Biel
    Explanation
    Jessica Biel co-starred in the 2006 movie "The Illusionist" with Edward Norton.

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  • 6. 

    Who played the attorney for Larry Flint in "The People vs. Larry Flint"?

    • A.

      Edward Norton

    • B.

      Matt Damon

    • C.

      Brad Pitt

    • D.

      Matthew Broderick

    Correct Answer
    A. Edward Norton
    Explanation
    Edward Norton played the attorney for Larry Flint in "The People vs. Larry Flint."

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  • 7. 

    Who played Ferris Bueller's girlfriend in the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

    • A.

      Jennifer Grey

    • B.

      Mia Sara

    • C.

      Molly Ringwald

    • D.

      Jean Louisa Kelly

    Correct Answer
    B. Mia Sara
    Explanation
    Mia Sara played Ferris Bueller's girlfriend in the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

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  • 8. 

    In the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink", who played the character "Duckie"?

    • A.

      Andrew McCarthy

    • B.

      John Cryer

    • C.

      Matthew Broderick

    • D.

      James Spader

    Correct Answer
    B. John Cryer
    Explanation
    John Cryer played the character "Duckie" in the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink".

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  • 9. 

    What was the name of Molly Ringwald's character in "Pretty in Pink"?

    • A.

      Steff

    • B.

      Benny Hanson

    • C.

      Andie Walsh

    • D.

      Lona

    Correct Answer
    C. Andie Walsh
    Explanation
    Andie Walsh is the correct answer because Molly Ringwald portrayed the character of Andie Walsh in the movie "Pretty in Pink". The film follows Andie's story as she navigates high school, friendship, and romance, highlighting her unique style and individuality. Steff, Benny Hanson, and Lona are not the correct answers as they are not the names of Molly Ringwald's character in the movie.

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  • 10. 

    Who was not considered part of "The Brat Pack" in the 1980's?

    • A.

      Robert Downey Jr.

    • B.

      Matt Dillon

    • C.

      Demi Moore

    • D.

      Molly Ringwald

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Dillon
    Explanation
    The Brat Pack was a group of young actors in the 1980s who often starred together in coming-of-age films. Robert Downey Jr., Demi Moore, and Molly Ringwald were all considered part of The Brat Pack. However, Matt Dillon was not typically associated with this group, as he did not frequently collaborate with the other members in their films. Therefore, Matt Dillon was not considered part of The Brat Pack in the 1980s.

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  • 11. 

    Who plays Marla Hooch in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own"?

    • A.

      Kate Moss

    • B.

      Megan Cavanagh

    • C.

      Madonna

    • D.

      Halle Berry

    Correct Answer
    B. Megan Cavanagh
    Explanation
    Megan Cavanagh plays Marla Hooch in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own". This can be inferred from the question which asks for the actor who portrays the character. The other options, Kate Moss, Madonna, and Halle Berry, are not relevant to the movie and therefore can be eliminated as possible answers.

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  • 12. 

    What 1979 movie was based on a book by Walter Farley?

    • A.

      Seabiscuit

    • B.

      The Black Stallion

    • C.

      The Island Stallion

    • D.

      My Little Pony

    Correct Answer
    B. The Black Stallion
    Explanation
    "The Black Stallion" is the correct answer because it is a 1979 movie that was based on a book by Walter Farley. The movie tells the story of a young boy who befriends a wild black stallion after surviving a shipwreck. The bond between the boy and the horse grows as they train together for a race. The film received critical acclaim for its stunning cinematography and heartfelt storytelling, capturing the essence of Farley's beloved book.

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  • 13. 

    In "My Favorite Year", what's the special ingredient in Rookie Carroca's meatloaf?

    • A.

      Parrot

    • B.

      Garlic

    • C.

      Pork

    • D.

      Tofu

    Correct Answer
    A. Parrot
  • 14. 

    What club does Alan Swann take Benjy Stone to in the movie "My Favorite Year"?

    • A.

      Club Soda

    • B.

      Stork Club

    • C.

      Cotton Club

    • D.

      Kit Kat Club

    Correct Answer
    B. Stork Club
    Explanation
    In the movie "My Favorite Year," Alan Swann takes Benjy Stone to the Stork Club.

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  • 15. 

    What 1940 film costarred Mae West and W.C. Fields?

    • A.

      My Little Chickadee

    • B.

      The Great Escape

    • C.

      Cat Ballou

    • D.

      The Heat's On

    Correct Answer
    A. My Little Chickadee
    Explanation
    "My Little Chickadee" is the correct answer because it is a 1940 film that starred both Mae West and W.C. Fields. The film is a comedy western that features West as a woman who finds herself in a small town and Fields as a con man who becomes her love interest. The film was a collaboration between West and Fields, who were both well-known comedic actors at the time.

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  • 16. 

    What 1952 film set in a POW camp has a scene with a mistaken delivery of ping-pong balls?

    • A.

      The Great Escape

    • B.

      Finding Nemo

    • C.

      The Longest Day

    • D.

      Stalag 17

    Correct Answer
    D. Stalag 17
    Explanation
    Stalag 17 is a 1952 film set in a POW camp during World War II. The film revolves around a group of American airmen who are held captive in the camp. In one scene, there is a mistaken delivery of ping-pong balls, which adds a comedic element to the story. The film is known for its portrayal of life in a POW camp and for its mix of drama and humor.

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  • 17. 

    What film won Frank Capra his third Best Director Oscar?

    • A.

      It's A Wonderful Life

    • B.

      Of Mice And Men

    • C.

      You Can't Take It With You

    • D.

      Kill Bill

    Correct Answer
    C. You Can't Take It With You
    Explanation
    "You Can't Take It With You" is the correct answer because it won Frank Capra his third Best Director Oscar. This film, released in 1938, is a comedy about a man from a wealthy family who falls in love with a woman from a quirky and unconventional family. The film was well-received by critics and audiences alike, and Capra's directing skills were recognized and rewarded with the prestigious Oscar.

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  • 18. 

    What Best Picture Oscar winner in the 1940's was based on a book by Daphne du Maurier?

    • A.

      Fantasia

    • B.

      Casablanca

    • C.

      From Here To Eternity

    • D.

      Rebecca

    Correct Answer
    D. Rebecca
    Explanation
    "Rebecca" is the correct answer because it is a Best Picture Oscar winner from the 1940s that was based on a book by Daphne du Maurier. The film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is a psychological thriller about a young woman who marries a wealthy widower but finds herself haunted by the memory of his deceased first wife, Rebecca. The film received critical acclaim for its atmospheric cinematography and strong performances, ultimately winning the Best Picture award in 1941.

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  • 19. 

    Besides "Rebecca", what Alfred Hitchcock film was based on Daphne du Maurier's writing?

    • A.

      The Birds

    • B.

      Vertigo

    • C.

      Spellbound

    • D.

      Frenzy

    Correct Answer
    A. The Birds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Birds" because it is another Alfred Hitchcock film that was based on Daphne du Maurier's writing. This film, released in 1963, is a thriller that revolves around a series of inexplicable bird attacks on a small town. Hitchcock masterfully brings du Maurier's story to life, creating a suspenseful and terrifying experience for the audience.

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  • 20. 

    In 1998's "Rear Window", who played the character James Stewart played in the original?

    • A.

      Timothy Dalton

    • B.

      Britney Spears

    • C.

      Paul Newman

    • D.

      Christopher Reeve

    Correct Answer
    D. Christopher Reeve
    Explanation
    In the 1998 film "Rear Window," Christopher Reeve played the character that James Stewart portrayed in the original.

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  • 21. 

    What 1916 film was subtitled "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages"?

    • A.

      Birth Of A Nation

    • B.

      Intolerance

    • C.

      Dawn Of The Dead

    • D.

      Quo Vadis

    Correct Answer
    B. Intolerance
    Explanation
    Intolerance is the correct answer because it is a 1916 film that was subtitled "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages". The film, directed by D.W. Griffith, explores various historical periods and their struggles with intolerance. It is known for its ambitious storytelling and innovative filmmaking techniques, making it a significant work in the history of cinema.

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  • 22. 

    What was the first movie in which Shirley Temple sang "On the Good Ship Lollipop"?

    • A.

      Reservoir Dogs

    • B.

      Bright Eyes

    • C.

      The Apple Dumpling Gang

    • D.

      The Littlest Rebel

    Correct Answer
    B. Bright Eyes
    Explanation
    Bright Eyes is the correct answer because it was the first movie in which Shirley Temple sang "On the Good Ship Lollipop." In this film, released in 1934, Temple's performance of the song became one of her most iconic moments and helped solidify her status as a child star.

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  • 23. 

    Who played the policeman who falls to his death in Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"?

    • A.

      Fred Graham

    • B.

      Lou Ferrigno

    • C.

      Jimmy Stewart

    • D.

      Alexander Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Fred Graham
    Explanation
    Fred Graham played the policeman who falls to his death in Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo".

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  • 24. 

    In what 1981 movie would you find bluejeans with clear plastic windows in the back?

    • A.

      Flashdance

    • B.

      A Man With A Plan

    • C.

      So Fine

    • D.

      Pants For Less

    Correct Answer
    C. So Fine
    Explanation
    "So Fine" is the correct answer because it is a 1981 movie that features bluejeans with clear plastic windows in the back. This unique fashion choice is a distinctive feature of the movie and sets it apart from the other options.

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  • 25. 

    What famous animal actor was found in Lorraine, France, during World War I?

    • A.

      Rin Tin Tin

    • B.

      Garfield

    • C.

      Mr. Ed

    • D.

      Benjy

    Correct Answer
    A. Rin Tin Tin
    Explanation
    Rin Tin Tin is the correct answer because he was a famous animal actor who was found in Lorraine, France, during World War I. Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd who was rescued by an American soldier and went on to star in numerous films, becoming one of the most popular animal actors of his time.

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