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  • 1. 

    Which of the following characters from the 2007 film "Stardust" was not in the novel?

    • A.

      Victoria

    • B.

      Yvaine

    • C.

      Captain Shakespeare

    • D.

      Dunstan Thorn

    Correct Answer
    C. Captain Shakespeare
    Explanation
    Captain Shakespeare is the correct answer because he is a character that was added to the film adaptation of "Stardust" and does not appear in the original novel. Victoria, Yvaine, and Dunstan Thorn are all characters that exist in both the film and the novel.

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  • 2. 

    The 2007 film "The Notebook" is based on a novel by which writer?

    • A.

      Amy Tam

    • B.

      Fannie Flagg

    • C.

      Larry Beinhart

    • D.

      Nicholas Sparks

    Correct Answer
    D. Nicholas Sparks
    Explanation
    "The Notebook" is a 2007 film that is based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks. Nicholas Sparks is a well-known author who has written several romance novels, many of which have been adapted into successful films. His novels often explore themes of love, relationships, and the complexities of human emotions. "The Notebook" is one of his most popular works, and the film adaptation received critical acclaim for its heartfelt storytelling and strong performances.

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  • 3. 

    Which role in the 1995 film "Apollo 13" is the writer of the novel upon the film is based?

    • A.

      Jim Lovell

    • B.

      Fred Haise

    • C.

      Gene Kranz

    • D.

      Ken Mattingly

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Lovell
    Explanation
    Jim Lovell is the correct answer because he is the writer of the novel upon which the film "Apollo 13" is based. Jim Lovell was an astronaut who served as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which experienced a critical failure during its journey to the moon. Lovell later wrote a book called "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13," which served as the basis for the film adaptation.

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  • 4. 

    The 1982 film "The Verdict" was based upon a novel by which writer?

    • A.

      Barry Reed

    • B.

      Sidney Lumet

    • C.

      John Grisham

    • D.

      David Mamet

    Correct Answer
    A. Barry Reed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Barry Reed. "The Verdict" is a 1982 film that was based on a novel written by Barry Reed. The film, directed by Sidney Lumet, starred Paul Newman and received critical acclaim for its gripping courtroom drama. John Grisham and David Mamet are both well-known writers, but they were not involved in the creation of "The Verdict".

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  • 5. 

    In which category is the 1995 film "Babe" receive an Academy Award?

    • A.

      Best director

    • B.

      Best supporting actor

    • C.

      Best picture

    • D.

      Best visual effects

    Correct Answer
    D. Best visual effects
    Explanation
    The 1995 film "Babe" received an Academy Award in the category of Best Visual Effects. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement in creating visual illusions or special effects in a film. "Babe" likely received this award for its impressive use of visual effects to bring the animals to life and create a realistic and immersive world for the audience.

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  • 6. 

    In which Las Vegas casino is the 1995 film "Casino" set?

    • A.

      The Stardust

    • B.

      The Bellagio

    • C.

      The Tangiers

    • D.

      The Mirage

    Correct Answer
    C. The Tangiers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Tangiers. In the 1995 film "Casino," the story is set in the fictional Tangiers casino in Las Vegas. The Tangiers serves as the primary location where the events of the film unfold, including the conflicts and power struggles between the characters. While The Stardust, The Bellagio, and The Mirage are all real casinos in Las Vegas, they are not the specific setting for the film.

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  • 7. 

    Which actor played Max Bercovicz in the 1984 film "Once Upon a Time in America"?

    • A.

      Robert De Niro

    • B.

      Treat Williams

    • C.

      James Woods

    • D.

      Joe Pesci

    Correct Answer
    C. James Woods
    Explanation
    James Woods played the character Max Bercovicz in the 1984 film "Once Upon a Time in America".

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  • 8. 

    The 1999 film "The Green Mile" is based on a novel by which writer?

    • A.

      Frank Darabont

    • B.

      Paul Edgecomb

    • C.

      John Grisham

    • D.

      Steven King

    Correct Answer
    D. Steven King
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Steven King. Steven King is a well-known writer who wrote the novel "The Green Mile" on which the 1999 film is based. He is famous for his works in the horror genre and has written numerous bestselling novels, many of which have been adapted into successful films. "The Green Mile" is one of his most popular novels and was adapted into a critically acclaimed film directed by Frank Darabont.

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  • 9. 

    In which city does the 2003 film "Mystic River" take place?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      Mystic

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston
    Explanation
    The 2003 film "Mystic River" takes place in Boston. This can be inferred from the title of the film itself, as well as the fact that Boston is a well-known city in the United States with a rich history and diverse neighborhoods, making it a suitable setting for a crime drama like "Mystic River".

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  • 10. 

    The role of Miles in the 2004 film "Sideways" was played by which actor?

    • A.

      Alexander Payne

    • B.

      Thomas Haden Church

    • C.

      Paul Giamatti

    • D.

      Rex Pickett

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Giamatti
    Explanation
    Paul Giamatti played the role of Miles in the 2004 film "Sideways".

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  • 11. 

    The 1992 film "The Mambo Kings" was based on a novel written by which author?

    • A.

      Oscar Hijuelos

    • B.

      Cesar Castillo

    • C.

      Cynthia Cidre

    • D.

      Arne Glimcher

    Correct Answer
    A. Oscar Hijuelos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oscar Hijuelos. Oscar Hijuelos wrote the novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", which was later adapted into the 1992 film "The Mambo Kings".

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following Tom Clancy films was the only one to receive an "R" rating?

    • A.

      Clear and Present Danger

    • B.

      The Hunt for Red October

    • C.

      Patriot Games

    • D.

      The Sum of All Fears

    Correct Answer
    C. Patriot Games
    Explanation
    Patriot Games is the only Tom Clancy film to receive an "R" rating. This rating indicates that the film may contain content that is not suitable for viewers under the age of 17 without parental guidance. The other three films, Clear and Present Danger, The Hunt for Red October, and The Sum of All Fears, did not receive an "R" rating, suggesting that they may have been deemed more appropriate for a wider audience.

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  • 13. 

    The 2001 film "Bridget Jones's Diary" was nominated for an Academy Award in which category?

    • A.

      Best supporting actor

    • B.

      Best leading actress

    • C.

      Best leading actor

    • D.

      Best motion picture

    Correct Answer
    B. Best leading actress
    Explanation
    "Bridget Jones's Diary" was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best leading actress. This means that one of the actresses in the film was recognized for her outstanding performance and received a nomination in this category.

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  • 14. 

    What is the name of Macon Leary's wife in the 1988 film "The Accidental Tourist"?

    • A.

      Muriel

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Sarah

    • D.

      Debbie

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarah
    Explanation
    In the 1988 film "The Accidental Tourist," Macon Leary's wife is named Sarah.

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  • 15. 

    What is Pvt. Joker's actual last name in the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket"?

    • A.

      Howard

    • B.

      Rafterman

    • C.

      Lockhart

    • D.

      Davis

    Correct Answer
    D. Davis
    Explanation
    In the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket," Pvt. Joker's actual last name is Davis.

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  • 16. 

    For which team did the players in the 1989 film "Field of Dreams" play?

    • A.

      Boston Red Sox

    • B.

      Brooklyn Dodgers

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Chicago White Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago White Sox
    Explanation
    In the 1989 film "Field of Dreams," the players were shown playing for the Chicago White Sox. The film revolves around a farmer who hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field in his cornfield. The field attracts the spirits of deceased players, including those from the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, known as the "Black Sox," who were involved in a gambling scandal. The film explores themes of redemption and the love of the game.

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  • 17. 

    During which period does the 1996 film "The English Patient" take place?

    • A.

      Vietnam War

    • B.

      World War I

    • C.

      Korean War

    • D.

      World War II

    Correct Answer
    D. World War II
    Explanation
    "The English Patient" is a film that takes place during World War II. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the film is set in 1996 and is about a patient who is a former soldier. Additionally, the other options mentioned (Vietnam War, World War I, and Korean War) are not relevant to the film's storyline or time period.

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  • 18. 

    Who wrote the novel upon which the 1984 film "The Natural" is based?

    • A.

      Barry Levinson

    • B.

      W.P. Kinsella

    • C.

      Ron Shelton

    • D.

      Bernard Malamud

    Correct Answer
    D. Bernard Malamud
    Explanation
    Bernard Malamud wrote the novel upon which the 1984 film "The Natural" is based.

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  • 19. 

    What is the name of the quiz show featured in the 1994 film "Quiz Show"?

    • A.

      Twenty One

    • B.

      Name That Tune

    • C.

      The Big Surprise

    • D.

      The $64,000 Question

    Correct Answer
    A. Twenty One
    Explanation
    In the 1994 film "Quiz Show", the name of the quiz show featured is Twenty One.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of Miracle Max's wife in the 1987 film "The Princess Bride"?

    • A.

      Valerie

    • B.

      Gilda

    • C.

      Maxine

    • D.

      Carol

    Correct Answer
    A. Valerie
    Explanation
    In the 1987 film "The Princess Bride," Miracle Max's wife is named Valerie. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the name of Miracle Max's wife.

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