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  • 1. 

    In "East of Eden", James Dean's character is told his mother has beautiful what?

    • A.

      Eyes

    • B.

      Hands

    • C.

      Legs

    • D.

      Hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Hands
    Explanation
    In "East of Eden," James Dean's character is told that his mother has beautiful hands. This suggests that his mother possesses graceful and elegant hands, which could symbolize her nurturing and caring nature. Hands are often associated with actions and touch, so this compliment may also imply that she is gentle and loving in her interactions with others.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of the gang leader in the James Dean movie, "Rebel Without A Cause"?

    • A.

      Skeet

    • B.

      Johnny

    • C.

      Buzz

    • D.

      Frankie

    Correct Answer
    C. Buzz
    Explanation
    In the James Dean movie "Rebel Without A Cause," the gang leader is named Buzz.

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  • 3. 

    In "East of Eden", what crop does James Dean's character suggest his father plant to make a profit?

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Tobacco

    • C.

      Lettuce

    • D.

      Beans

    Correct Answer
    D. Beans
    Explanation
    In "East of Eden," James Dean's character suggests his father plant beans to make a profit. This crop is likely suggested because beans are a versatile and profitable crop that can be grown in various climates. They are also a staple in many diets and have a high demand in the market. Additionally, beans are relatively easy to grow and require less maintenance compared to other crops like corn or lettuce. Therefore, planting beans would be a practical choice for maximizing profit.

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  • 4. 

    What war takes place during the movie "East of Eden"?

    • A.

      Vietnam War

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      World War I

    • D.

      Korean War

    Correct Answer
    C. World War I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is World War I. "East of Eden" is a movie that is set during the early 1900s, specifically around the time of World War I. The story revolves around the lives of two brothers and their father, and how the war impacts their relationships and personal struggles.

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  • 5. 

    In which baseball league did James Dean play as a teenager?

    • A.

      American Legion

    • B.

      Dizzy Dean

    • C.

      Babe Ruth

    • D.

      He Played Football Instead

    Correct Answer
    A. American Legion
    Explanation
    James Dean played in the American Legion baseball league as a teenager.

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  • 6. 

    Who referred to James Dean as "Little Boy Lost"?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • B.

      Marlon Brando

    • C.

      Sal Mineo

    • D.

      Harry Belafonte

    Correct Answer
    B. Marlon Brando
    Explanation
    Marlon Brando referred to James Dean as "Little Boy Lost." This suggests that Brando had a personal connection or relationship with Dean, and saw him as a vulnerable or lost individual. It could also imply that Brando had a deep understanding of Dean's struggles and identified with him in some way. This nickname could reflect the admiration or concern Brando had for Dean, highlighting their connection in the entertainment industry.

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  • 7. 

    Who played Luz Benedict II in the movie "Giant"?

    • A.

      Caroll Baker

    • B.

      Sandra Dee

    • C.

      Carol Linley

    • D.

      Tuesday Weld

    Correct Answer
    A. Caroll Baker
    Explanation
    Caroll Baker played the character of Luz Benedict II in the movie "Giant".

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  • 8. 

    What kind of car did James Dean's Porsche get hit by in the accident that killed him?

    • A.

      Dodge

    • B.

      Ford

    • C.

      Chevy

    • D.

      It Was A Motorcycle

    Correct Answer
    B. Ford
    Explanation
    James Dean's Porsche was hit by a Ford in the accident that killed him.

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  • 9. 

    In the James Dean film "Rebel Without a Cause", what was Judy's phone number?

    • A.

      Louisville 04955

    • B.

      Lexington 05549

    • C.

      555-1212

    • D.

      She Never Said

    Correct Answer
    B. Lexington 05549
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lexington 05549. In the film "Rebel Without a Cause", Judy's phone number is mentioned as Lexington 05549.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of James Dean's high school acting teacher?

    • A.

      Adeline Nall

    • B.

      Adelaide Hall

    • C.

      Addie Alle

    • D.

      Annie Hall

    Correct Answer
    A. Adeline Nall
    Explanation
    James Dean's high school acting teacher was Adeline Nall.

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  • 11. 

    How many movies did James Dean and Dennis Hopper appear in together?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    James Dean and Dennis Hopper appeared in two movies together.

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  • 12. 

    What was James Dean's shoe size?

    • A.

      9A

    • B.

      10A

    • C.

      9E

    • D.

      11A

    Correct Answer
    C. 9E
  • 13. 

    What was the name of the high school the rebellious kids attended in "Rebel Without a Cause"?

    • A.

      University High

    • B.

      Santa Monica High

    • C.

      Dawson High

    • D.

      Beverly Hills High

    Correct Answer
    C. Dawson High
  • 14. 

    What was the name of James Dean's younger cousin?

    • A.

      Robert

    • B.

      Winton

    • C.

      Tyler

    • D.

      Markie

    Correct Answer
    D. Markie
    Explanation
    The question asks for the name of James Dean's younger cousin. Out of the given options, Markie is the only name that could potentially be a cousin's name. The other options, Robert, Winton, and Tyler, do not suggest a familial relationship. Therefore, Markie is the most likely correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of James Dean's boyhood dog?

    • A.

      Tuffy

    • B.

      Spike

    • C.

      Tuck

    • D.

      Marlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Tuck
    Explanation
    James Dean's boyhood dog was named Tuck.

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  • 16. 

    How did Elia Kazan characterize the actor he discovered, James Dean?

    • A.

      Brilliant And Innovative

    • B.

      Handsomest Young Man I've Ever Seen

    • C.

      As Good As Brando Or Olivier

    • D.

      Sick And Twisted

    Correct Answer
    D. Sick And Twisted
  • 17. 

    Which classic screen performance was modeled on James Dean's "Giant" character?

    • A.

      George C. Scott In "Patton"

    • B.

      Peter Finch In "Network"

    • C.

      John Wayne In "Stagecoach"

    • D.

      Marlon Brando In "The Godfather"

    Correct Answer
    D. Marlon Brando In "The Godfather"
    Explanation
    Marlon Brando's performance in "The Godfather" was modeled on James Dean's character in "Giant". Both characters displayed a brooding intensity and rebellious nature, which Brando emulated in his portrayal of the powerful and complex Don Vito Corleone. Brando's performance became iconic and is often regarded as one of the greatest in film history, just like Dean's performance in "Giant".

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  • 18. 

    Which statement accurately describes James Dean's attitude towards Hollywood?

    • A.

      Contempt For It

    • B.

      Intimidated By It

    • C.

      Yearned To Be Accepted By It

    • D.

      Indifferent To It

    Correct Answer
    A. Contempt For It
    Explanation
    James Dean's attitude towards Hollywood can be described as contempt for it. This means that he held a strong disdain or disrespect for the Hollywood industry. He may have felt that it was superficial, artificial, or lacking in authenticity. This attitude suggests that James Dean did not have a favorable opinion of Hollywood and its practices.

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  • 19. 

    Dennis Hopper, a James Dean friend, once yelled at what actor because he'd been critical of Dean?

    • A.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • B.

      Montgomery Clift

    • C.

      Raymond Massey

    • D.

      Marlon Brando

    Correct Answer
    D. Marlon Brando
    Explanation
    Dennis Hopper, a friend of James Dean, yelled at Marlon Brando because he had been critical of Dean.

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  • 20. 

    Which of James Dean's co-stars went on to appear in the controversial "Baby Doll"?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • B.

      Sal Mineo

    • C.

      Julie Harris

    • D.

      Carroll Baker

    Correct Answer
    D. Carroll Baker
    Explanation
    Carroll Baker is the correct answer because she went on to appear in the controversial film "Baby Doll" after working with James Dean.

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  • 21. 

    James Dean hung out with and was fascinated by which young woman who hosted a local, campy TV show?

    • A.

      Elvira

    • B.

      Sexy Sasha

    • C.

      Dead-Eye Denise

    • D.

      Vampira

    Correct Answer
    D. Vampira
    Explanation
    James Dean was known for his rebellious and edgy persona, and Vampira, portrayed by Maila Nurmi, embodied a similar dark and mysterious image. Vampira hosted a local, campy TV show that captivated James Dean's fascination. Therefore, it is likely that James Dean hung out with and was fascinated by Vampira.

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  • 22. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", whose picture did Plato have hanging in his locker?

    • A.

      Elvis Presley

    • B.

      James Dean

    • C.

      Alan Ladd

    • D.

      Marilyn Monroe

    Correct Answer
    C. Alan Ladd
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," Plato, one of the main characters, had a picture of Alan Ladd hanging in his locker. This detail suggests that Plato admired Alan Ladd and perhaps identified with his on-screen persona, which was often that of a tough and cool character. The inclusion of this detail adds depth to Plato's character and helps to establish his interests and personality.

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  • 23. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", where did the chickie run between Jim and Buzz take place?

    • A.

      Dead Man's Hill

    • B.

      Lookout Mountain

    • C.

      Route 466

    • D.

      Middletown Bluff

    Correct Answer
    D. Middletown Bluff
    Explanation
    The chickie run between Jim and Buzz in "Rebel Without a Cause" took place at Middletown Bluff.

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  • 24. 

    What movie cowboy taught James Dean to do rope tricks on the set of "Giant"?

    • A.

      Roy Rogers

    • B.

      Gene Autry

    • C.

      Bob Hinkle

    • D.

      Tex Ritter

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Hinkle
    Explanation
    Bob Hinkle taught James Dean to do rope tricks on the set of "Giant".

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  • 25. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", what was Jim Stark's address?

    • A.

      1753 Angelo

    • B.

      112 Union Avenue

    • C.

      626 Boght Road

    • D.

      42 Greenfield Avenue

    Correct Answer
    A. 1753 Angelo
  • 26. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", what was the name of Judy's little brother?

    • A.

      Bick

    • B.

      Beau

    • C.

      Never Identified

    • D.

      Bob

    Correct Answer
    B. Beau
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," Judy's little brother is never identified by name.

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  • 27. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", Jim Stark hurts his hand by punching what?

    • A.

      Wall

    • B.

      Desk

    • C.

      Buzz

    • D.

      Bottom Of The Pool

    Correct Answer
    B. Desk
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause", Jim Stark hurts his hand by punching a desk. This is evident in a scene where Jim gets into a fight and in a fit of anger, he punches the desk, injuring his hand.

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  • 28. 

    Who taught workshops on method acting that James Dean attended?

    • A.

      Martin Landau

    • B.

      James Whitmore

    • C.

      Elia Kazan

    • D.

      Marlon Brando

    Correct Answer
    B. James Whitmore
    Explanation
    James Whitmore is the correct answer because he taught workshops on method acting that James Dean attended.

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  • 29. 

    What famous choreographer did James Dean study with in New York City?

    • A.

      Tommy Tune

    • B.

      Courtney Kern

    • C.

      Bob Fosse

    • D.

      Katherine Dunham

    Correct Answer
    D. Katherine Dunham
    Explanation
    James Dean studied with Katherine Dunham, a famous choreographer, in New York City.

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  • 30. 

    Who won an Oscar for "East of Eden"?

    • A.

      Julie Harris

    • B.

      Jo Van Fleet

    • C.

      James Dean

    • D.

      Raymond Massey

    Correct Answer
    B. Jo Van Fleet
    Explanation
    Jo Van Fleet won an Oscar for her role in "East of Eden."

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  • 31. 

    What famous acting couple appeared with James Dean in a TV drama called "Glory in the Flower"?

    • A.

      Hume Cronyn And Jessica Tandy

    • B.

      Arthur Miller And Marilyn Monroe

    • C.

      Spencer Tracy And Katherine Hepburn

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan And Jane Wyman

    Correct Answer
    A. Hume Cronyn And Jessica Tandy
    Explanation
    Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy were a famous acting couple who appeared with James Dean in a TV drama called "Glory in the Flower".

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  • 32. 

    Which of these significant women in James Dean's life was once called "The Female Marlon Brando"?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood

    • B.

      Carroll Baker

    • C.

      Ursula Andress

    • D.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    Correct Answer
    C. Ursula Andress
    Explanation
    Ursula Andress was once called "The Female Marlon Brando" because she had a similar rebellious and charismatic persona, just like the renowned actor. Andress gained fame for her role as Honey Ryder in the James Bond film "Dr. No" and became an iconic sex symbol of the 1960s. Her striking beauty and strong on-screen presence drew comparisons to Marlon Brando, who was known for his intense performances and rugged charm.

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  • 33. 

    Who played opposite James Dean in the TV drama "I'm a Fool" as an elegant city girl?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood

    • B.

      Julie Harris

    • C.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • D.

      Carroll Baker

    Correct Answer
    A. Natalie Wood
    Explanation
    Natalie Wood played opposite James Dean in the TV drama "I'm a Fool" as an elegant city girl.

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  • 34. 

    Which performer co-wrote and performed "Come Back Jimmy Dean"?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Paul McCartney

    • C.

      Sheryl Crow

    • D.

      Bette Midler

    Correct Answer
    D. Bette Midler
    Explanation
    Bette Midler is the correct answer because she is the performer who co-wrote and performed the song "Come Back Jimmy Dean". The question is asking for the artist who both co-wrote and performed the song, and Bette Midler fits this criteria.

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