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Can you pass this Action Movies Quiz? Action movies are filled with fighting, bombings, stabbing, and even shooting. Most action films are centered on good people trying to stop the bad guys from harming others. These types of movies became popular in the eighties. Do you know some popular action movie actors, characters, and the movies they appeared in? See if you can identify them in this quiz. Have fun!


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  • 1. 

    Of these 1980 movie releases, which one was the biggest box office hit that year?

    • A.

      Stir Crazy

    • B.

      9 To 5

    • C.

      Airplane!

    • D.

      The Empire Strikes Back

    Correct Answer
    D. The Empire Strikes Back
    Explanation
    In 1980, "The Empire Strikes Back" was the biggest box office hit. This movie, which is part of the iconic Star Wars franchise, was highly anticipated and received positive reviews from both critics and audiences. It continued the story of Luke Skywalker and his journey to become a Jedi Knight, and its epic space battles and engaging storyline captivated audiences worldwide. The film's success can be attributed to its strong fan base, groundbreaking special effects, and the enduring popularity of the Star Wars saga.

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  • 2. 

    Dr. No was a villain in?

    • A.

      Rocky Horror Picture Show

    • B.

      James Bond Movie

    • C.

      Austin Powers

    • D.

      Jackie Chan Movie

    Correct Answer
    B. James Bond Movie
    Explanation
    Dr. No was a villain in the James Bond Movie. This character appeared in the 1962 film "Dr. No," which was the first installment in the iconic James Bond film series. Dr. No, portrayed by Joseph Wiseman, was a scientific genius and a member of the criminal organization known as SPECTRE. He was the main antagonist in the film and was known for his mechanical hands and his plot to disrupt a U.S. space launch.

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  • 3. 

    In "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" he was the captain?

    • A.

      Kirk

    • B.

      Bligh

    • C.

      Nemo

    • D.

      Wainwright

    Correct Answer
    C. Nemo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nemo because in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Nemo is the captain of the submarine Nautilus. He is a mysterious and enigmatic character who explores the depths of the ocean and engages in various adventures. Nemo's leadership and knowledge of the sea make him the central figure in the story.

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  • 4. 

    In the movie, "Ronin", what is in the silver case?

    • A.

      A Jewel

    • B.

      Blueprints

    • C.

      Money

    • D.

      It Is Never Revealed

    Correct Answer
    D. It Is Never Revealed
    Explanation
    In the movie "Ronin", the contents of the silver case are never revealed. The movie intentionally leaves it ambiguous and open to interpretation, adding to the mystery and intrigue surrounding the case. The audience is left to speculate and imagine what could be inside, allowing for personal interpretation and engagement with the story.

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  • 5. 

    The movie "The Longest Day" is centered around what famous battle?

    • A.

      Normandy

    • B.

      Gettysburg

    • C.

      Battle Of The Bulge

    • D.

      Pearl Harbor

    Correct Answer
    A. Normandy
    Explanation
    "The Longest Day" is a movie that focuses on the events of the Normandy invasion during World War II. The film depicts the famous battle that took place on the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. This battle, also known as D-Day, was a crucial turning point in the war and marked the beginning of the Allied forces' campaign to liberate Western Europe from Nazi control. The movie showcases the various perspectives and experiences of the soldiers involved in the battle, making it a significant portrayal of the events that unfolded during the Normandy invasion.

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  • 6. 

    In which 2002 movie did James Frain play Monsieur de Villefort?

    • A.

      The Count Of Monte Cristo

    • B.

      Joy Ride

    • C.

      Unbreakable

    • D.

      We Were Soldiers

    Correct Answer
    A. The Count Of Monte Cristo
    Explanation
    James Frain played the character of Monsieur de Villefort in the 2002 movie "The Count Of Monte Cristo".

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  • 7. 

    In which 2001 movie did Cuba Gooding Jr. play the character, Dorie Miller?

    • A.

      Pearl Harbor

    • B.

      Independence Day

    • C.

      Panic Room

    • D.

      Meet The Parents

    Correct Answer
    A. Pearl Harbor
    Explanation
    Cuba Gooding Jr. played the character Dorie Miller in the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor". The film is a historical drama set during the events of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Dorie Miller was a real-life hero during the attack, as he manned an anti-aircraft machine gun and helped rescue his fellow sailors, despite not having received formal training. Cuba Gooding Jr.'s portrayal of Dorie Miller in the movie was praised for its authenticity and emotional depth.

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  • 8. 

    In which 2001 movie did Alec Baldwin play the character, Jimmy Doolittle?

    • A.

      Independence Day

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      Gladiator

    • D.

      Pearl Harbor

    Correct Answer
    D. Pearl Harbor
    Explanation
    Alec Baldwin played the character Jimmy Doolittle in the 2001 movie "Pearl Harbor". The movie is a historical war drama that depicts the events surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Alec Baldwin's character, Jimmy Doolittle, was a real-life American military officer and aviation pioneer who led the famous Doolittle Raid on Japan in retaliation for the Pearl Harbor attack.

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  • 9. 

    In which 2001 movie did Bernie Mac play the character, Frank Catton?

    • A.

      Hollow Man

    • B.

      Free Willey

    • C.

      Fargo

    • D.

      Ocean's Eleven

    Correct Answer
    D. Ocean's Eleven
    Explanation
    Bernie Mac played the character Frank Catton in the 2001 movie "Ocean's Eleven." This film is a heist comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. The story follows a group of professional criminals who plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. Bernie Mac's portrayal of Frank Catton, a former casino employee, adds comedic elements to the film as he becomes involved in the heist.

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  • 10. 

    In which 2001 movie did George Clooney play the character Daniel Ocean?

    • A.

      What Women Want

    • B.

      Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    • C.

      Ocean's Eleven

    • D.

      Blade II

    Correct Answer
    C. Ocean's Eleven
    Explanation
    George Clooney played the character Daniel Ocean in the 2001 movie "Ocean's Eleven".

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  • 11. 

    In which 2001 movie did Brendan Fraser play the character Richard "Rick" O'Connell?

    • A.

      Fargo

    • B.

      The Mummy Returns

    • C.

      American Pie 2

    • D.

      We Were Soldiers

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mummy Returns
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "The Mummy Returns," Brendan Fraser played the character Richard "Rick" O'Connell.

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  • 12. 

    In which 2001 movie did Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson play the character of the Scorpion King?

    • A.

      Independence Day

    • B.

      The Mummy Returns

    • C.

      Hannibal

    • D.

      Fargo

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mummy Returns
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "The Mummy Returns," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson played the character of the Scorpion King. This movie is a sequel to the 1999 film "The Mummy" and features Johnson in a supporting role as the ancient warrior and ruler of a desert oasis. His portrayal of the Scorpion King was well-received and helped launch his acting career.

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  • 13. 

    In which 2001 movie did Sam Neill play the character Dr. Alan Grant?

    • A.

      Jurassic Park III

    • B.

      The Others

    • C.

      Ice Age

    • D.

      Independence Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Jurassic Park III
    Explanation
    Sam Neill played the character Dr. Alan Grant in the 2001 movie Jurassic Park III. In this film, Dr. Grant is invited to join a couple on a flight over Isla Sorna, an island inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs. As they explore the island, they encounter various dangerous and thrilling situations, trying to survive and find a way to escape. Sam Neill's portrayal of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park III is well-known and memorable among fans of the franchise.

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  • 14. 

    In which movie did Heath Ledger play the character, Sir William Thatcher?

    • A.

      Independence Day

    • B.

      Josie And The Pussycats

    • C.

      A Knight's Tale

    • D.

      High Crimes

    Correct Answer
    C. A Knight's Tale
    Explanation
    Heath Ledger played the character Sir William Thatcher in the movie "A Knight's Tale".

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  • 15. 

    In which 2001 movie did Denzel Washington play the character, Detective Alonzo Harris?

    • A.

      The Sweetest Thing

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      Training Day

    • D.

      Independence Day

    Correct Answer
    C. Training Day
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "Training Day," Denzel Washington played the character Detective Alonzo Harris. The film follows Alonzo, a corrupt and ruthless narcotics detective, as he takes a rookie cop on a day-long training session filled with moral dilemmas and dangerous situations. Denzel Washington's portrayal of Alonzo Harris earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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  • 16. 

    In which 2001 movie did Jet Li play the character Gabe Law?

    • A.

      Snow Dogs

    • B.

      Independence Day

    • C.

      Driven

    • D.

      The One

    Correct Answer
    D. The One
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "The One," Jet Li portrayed the character Gabe Law.

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  • 17. 

    In which 2001 movie did Gene Hackman play the character Reigart?

    • A.

      Behind Enemy Lines

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      Crossroads

    • D.

      Sweet November

    Correct Answer
    A. Behind Enemy Lines
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "Behind Enemy Lines," Gene Hackman played the character Reigart.

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  • 18. 

    In which 2001 movie did Sylvester Stallone play the character Joe Tanto?

    • A.

      Ocean's Eleven

    • B.

      Independence Day

    • C.

      Driven

    • D.

      High Fidelity

    Correct Answer
    C. Driven
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "Driven," Sylvester Stallone played the character Joe Tanto.

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  • 19. 

    In which 2000 movie did Richard Harris play the character, Emperor Marcus Aurelius?

    • A.

      Evolution

    • B.

      Mission: Impossible II

    • C.

      Gladiator

    • D.

      Ice Age

    Correct Answer
    C. Gladiator
    Explanation
    In the 2000 movie Gladiator, Richard Harris played the character Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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  • 20. 

    In which 2000 movie did Tom Cruise play the character, Ethan Hunt?

    • A.

      Mission: Impossible II

    • B.

      Impostor

    • C.

      The Sweetest Thing

    • D.

      Billy Elliot

    Correct Answer
    A. Mission: Impossible II
    Explanation
    Tom Cruise played the character Ethan Hunt in the 2000 movie Mission: Impossible II.

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