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  • 1. 

    Where was James Dean born?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Indiana

    • C.

      Kansas

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    B. Indiana
    Explanation
    James Dean was born in Indiana.

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  • 2. 

    What was the date of James Dean's fatal accident?

    • A.

      22131

    • B.

      23002

    • C.

      21105

    • D.

      20362

    Correct Answer
    D. 20362
  • 3. 

    Who replaced James Dean in the movie "Somebody Up There Likes Me"?

    • A.

      Paul Newman

    • B.

      Marlon Brando

    • C.

      Henry Fonda

    • D.

      Humphrey Bogart

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul Newman
    Explanation
    Paul Newman replaced James Dean in the movie "Somebody Up There Likes Me".

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  • 4. 

    James Dean idolized what movie icon?

    • A.

      Marilyn Monroe

    • B.

      Marlon Brando

    • C.

      Charles Chaplin

    • D.

      Henry Fonda

    Correct Answer
    B. Marlon Brando
    Explanation
    James Dean idolized Marlon Brando, as Brando was a highly influential and respected movie icon during that time. Brando's acting style and rebellious attitude resonated with Dean, who admired his talent and charisma. Dean saw Brando as a role model and sought to emulate his success and impact in the film industry.

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  • 5. 

    What type of car was James Dean driving when he had his fatal accident?

    • A.

      Motorcycle

    • B.

      Ferrari

    • C.

      Porsche

    • D.

      Corvette

    Correct Answer
    C. Porsche
    Explanation
    James Dean was driving a Porsche when he had his fatal accident.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of James Dean's character in "Rebel Without a Cause"?

    • A.

      Jim Stark

    • B.

      Jett Rink

    • C.

      Adam Wolfe

    • D.

      Cal Trask

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Stark
    Explanation
    In the film "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean's character is named Jim Stark. This character is a troubled teenager who moves to a new town with his family and struggles to find his place in society. Jim Stark becomes involved in a gang and faces various challenges, ultimately representing the rebellious spirit of the youth during that time period.

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  • 7. 

    James Dean was fascinated with acting, cars and what other hobby?

    • A.

      Bullfighting

    • B.

      Science

    • C.

      Politics

    • D.

      Cooking

    Correct Answer
    A. Bullfighting
    Explanation
    James Dean was known for his love of acting and cars, but he was also fascinated with bullfighting. Bullfighting is a traditional Spanish sport that involves a bull and a matador. Dean's interest in bullfighting may have stemmed from his adventurous and rebellious nature, as bullfighting is often seen as a daring and dangerous activity. Additionally, bullfighting's theatrical elements and the display of bravery and skill may have appealed to Dean's passion for acting.

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  • 8. 

    Who were James Dean's co-stars in "Rebel Without a Cause"?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood And Sal Mineo

    • B.

      Julie Harris And Dick Davalos

    • C.

      Jon Van Fleet And Montgomery Clift

    • D.

      Rock Hudson And Elizabeth Taylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Natalie Wood And Sal Mineo
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean's co-stars were Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.

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  • 9. 

    Who directed "East of Eden"?

    • A.

      Elia Kazan

    • B.

      Nicholas Ray

    • C.

      Sidney Lumet

    • D.

      George Lucas

    Correct Answer
    A. Elia Kazan
    Explanation
    Elia Kazan directed "East of Eden." Elia Kazan was a renowned American director known for his work in both film and theater. He was known for his realistic and gritty style of storytelling, and "East of Eden" was one of his notable films. The movie, released in 1955, was based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name and starred James Dean in one of his most iconic roles. Kazan's direction in "East of Eden" effectively captured the emotional depth and complexity of the story, making it a significant contribution to American cinema.

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  • 10. 

    James Dean acted opposite all of the following except whom?

    • A.

      Dennis Hopper

    • B.

      Burl Ives

    • C.

      Henry Fonda

    • D.

      Sal Mineo

    Correct Answer
    C. Henry Fonda
    Explanation
    James Dean acted opposite all of the following actors except Henry Fonda.

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  • 11. 

    The movie "East of Eden" was based on a novel by whom?

    • A.

      John Steinbeck

    • B.

      Truman Capote

    • C.

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • D.

      William Faulkner

    Correct Answer
    A. John Steinbeck
    Explanation
    "East of Eden" is a movie that was based on a novel written by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck is a renowned American author known for his works that depict the struggles of the working class and the human condition. His novel "East of Eden" explores themes of good and evil, family dynamics, and the pursuit of the American Dream. The movie adaptation captures the essence of Steinbeck's storytelling and brings his characters and their journey to life on the screen.

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  • 12. 

    James Dean starred in how many movies?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    James Dean starred in three movies.

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  • 13. 

    What was the name of James Dean's character in "East of Eden"?

    • A.

      Cal Trask

    • B.

      Jett Rink

    • C.

      Will Durmut

    • D.

      Jim Stark

    Correct Answer
    A. Cal Trask
    Explanation
    Cal Trask is the correct answer because in the film "East of Eden," James Dean portrayed the character named Cal Trask. This character is a complex and troubled young man who struggles with his identity and seeks the love and approval of his father. The film, based on John Steinbeck's novel, explores themes of family, morality, and the struggle between good and evil, with Cal Trask being a central figure in the narrative.

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  • 14. 

    What was the name of James Dean's character in "Giant"?

    • A.

      Aaron Trask

    • B.

      Jett Rink

    • C.

      Jim Stark

    • D.

      Ray Stark

    Correct Answer
    B. Jett Rink
    Explanation
    Jett Rink is the correct answer because Jett Rink is the name of James Dean's character in the film "Giant". James Dean played the role of Jett Rink, a poor young Texan who becomes a wealthy oil tycoon. The character of Jett Rink is a pivotal and memorable character in the film, and James Dean's performance in this role is highly acclaimed.

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  • 15. 

    James Dean's middle name is a tribute to what writer?

    • A.

      Capote

    • B.

      Milton

    • C.

      Byron

    • D.

      Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    C. Byron
    Explanation
    James Dean's middle name, Byron, is a tribute to the writer Lord Byron. Lord Byron was a famous poet and playwright known for his romantic and rebellious nature, which aligns with James Dean's own persona as a Hollywood rebel and icon. By choosing to honor Lord Byron with his middle name, James Dean pays homage to a literary figure who embodied similar characteristics and ideals.

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  • 16. 

    Which characters do James Dean and Natalie Wood play in "Rebel Without a Cause"?

    • A.

      Jett And Leslie

    • B.

      Plato And Helen

    • C.

      Jim And Judy

    • D.

      Cal And Abra

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim And Judy
    Explanation
    James Dean and Natalie Wood play the characters Jim and Judy in the film "Rebel Without a Cause".

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  • 17. 

    In the beginning of "Rebel Without a Cause", why do the cops bring in Dean's character?

    • A.

      Stealing A Car

    • B.

      Being Drunk

    • C.

      Drag Racing

    • D.

      Punching An Officer

    Correct Answer
    B. Being Drunk
    Explanation
    In the beginning of "Rebel Without a Cause", the cops bring in Dean's character because he is drunk. This is evident from his behavior and slurred speech, indicating that he is intoxicated. Being drunk is a violation of the law, which is why the police take him into custody.

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  • 18. 

    In "Rebel Without a Cause", how did Jim Stark win the chicken run?

    • A.

      His Opponent Swerved Too Soon

    • B.

      His Opponent's Jacket Was Caught

    • C.

      His Car Was A Lot Faster

    • D.

      His Opponent Passed Out

    Correct Answer
    B. His Opponent's Jacket Was Caught
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause", Jim Stark won the chicken run because his opponent's jacket was caught. This means that his opponent's jacket got stuck or tangled in something, causing him to lose control and ultimately leading to Jim's victory.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following starred with James Dean in "Giant"?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood And Sal Mineo

    • B.

      Rock Hudson And Liz Taylor

    • C.

      Rock Hudson And Natalie Wood

    • D.

      Marlon Brando And Dennis Hopper

    Correct Answer
    B. Rock Hudson And Liz Taylor
    Explanation
    Rock Hudson and Liz Taylor starred with James Dean in the film "Giant."

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  • 20. 

    What was the nickname of James Dean's young friend, who idolized him in "Rebel Without a Cause"?

    • A.

      Tiny Willies

    • B.

      Aristotle

    • C.

      Shorty

    • D.

      Plato

    Correct Answer
    D. Plato
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean's young friend who idolized him was nicknamed Plato.

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  • 21. 

    In which film about boxing was James Dean cast when he died in a car crash?

    • A.

      Somebody Up There Likes Me

    • B.

      The Champ

    • C.

      Graziano

    • D.

      Rocky

    Correct Answer
    A. Somebody Up There Likes Me
    Explanation
    James Dean was not cast in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" when he died in a car crash. The correct answer is "Giant," as this was the film he was working on at the time of his death.

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  • 22. 

    Who was James Dean's blonde co-star in "Giant" who later starred in a film about Jean Harlow?

    • A.

      Carole Lombard

    • B.

      Carol Burnett

    • C.

      Carroll Baker

    • D.

      Carol Linley

    Correct Answer
    C. Carroll Baker
    Explanation
    Carroll Baker was James Dean's blonde co-star in the film "Giant" and later starred in a film about Jean Harlow.

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  • 23. 

    In the movie "East of Eden", where did Cal's mother live?

    • A.

      In Another State

    • B.

      Nowhere, She Was Dead

    • C.

      She Was Homeless

    • D.

      In A Brothel

    Correct Answer
    D. In A Brothel
    Explanation
    In the movie "East of Eden," Cal's mother lived in a brothel. This suggests that she was involved in the sex industry and resided in a place where such activities took place. This detail could potentially be significant in understanding her character and the challenges that Cal may have faced growing up with a mother in that environment.

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  • 24. 

    In the film "Rebel Without a Cause", who played the young boy, Plato?

    • A.

      Sal Mineo

    • B.

      Bobby Darin

    • C.

      Peter Fonda

    • D.

      James Darren

    Correct Answer
    A. Sal Mineo
    Explanation
    Sal Mineo played the young boy, Plato, in the film "Rebel Without a Cause."

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  • 25. 

    What was James Dean's favorite instrument to play?

    • A.

      Bongo Drums

    • B.

      Piano

    • C.

      Guitar

    • D.

      Bass

    Correct Answer
    A. Bongo Drums
    Explanation
    James Dean's favorite instrument to play was the bongo drums.

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  • 26. 

    What former love interest's marriage did James Dean watch from his motorcycle?

    • A.

      Ursula Andress

    • B.

      Pier Angeli

    • C.

      Terri Moore

    • D.

      Julie Harris

    Correct Answer
    B. Pier Angeli
    Explanation
    James Dean watched Pier Angeli's marriage from his motorcycle.

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  • 27. 

    Who was James Dean's female co-star in "East of Eden"?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood

    • B.

      Pier Angeli

    • C.

      Julie Harris

    • D.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    Correct Answer
    C. Julie Harris
    Explanation
    Julie Harris was James Dean's female co-star in "East of Eden."

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  • 28. 

    Who gave James Dean his cat, Markie?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • B.

      Julie Harris

    • C.

      Marlon Brando

    • D.

      Natalie Wood

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth Taylor
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Taylor gave James Dean his cat, Markie.

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  • 29. 

    Who established and maintained an official James Dean website?

    • A.

      Eartha Kitt

    • B.

      Christine White

    • C.

      Marcus Markie Winslow

    • D.

      Dizzy Sheridan

    Correct Answer
    C. Marcus Markie Winslow
    Explanation
    Marcus Markie Winslow is the correct answer because he is the one who established and maintained an official James Dean website.

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  • 30. 

    James Dean never dated which of the following women?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • B.

      Dizzy Sheridan

    • C.

      Terry Moore

    • D.

      Ursula Andress

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth Taylor
    Explanation
    James Dean never dated Elizabeth Taylor.

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