Movies Of The 1970's Actors Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie "Patton" with Edmund H. North?

    • A.

      Ehren Kruger

    • B.

      John Milius

    • C.

      John Sayles

    • D.

      Francis Ford Coppola

    Correct Answer
    D. Francis Ford Coppola
    Explanation
    Francis Ford Coppola is the correct answer because he co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie "Patton" with Edmund H. North. Coppola is a renowned American filmmaker and screenwriter, known for his work on movies such as "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now". His collaboration with Edmund H. North on "Patton" resulted in critical acclaim and success, earning them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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  • 2. 

    Which actress played the role of Evelyn Cross Mulwray in the film "Chinatown"?

    • A.

      Diane Ladd

    • B.

      Penny Lopez

    • C.

      Meryl Streep

    • D.

      Faye Dunaway

    Correct Answer
    D. Faye Dunaway
    Explanation
    Faye Dunaway played the role of Evelyn Cross Mulwray in the film "Chinatown".

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  • 3. 

    Which character asks a boy what he wants for Christmas at the beginning of "The French Connection"?

    • A.

      Mulderig

    • B.

      Jimmy Doyle

    • C.

      Alain Charnier

    • D.

      Pierre Nicoli

    Correct Answer
    B. Jimmy Doyle
    Explanation
    Jimmy Doyle is the character who asks a boy what he wants for Christmas at the beginning of "The French Connection".

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  • 4. 

    The tagline for the 1973 film "Amarcord" was "The fantastic world of" whom?

    • A.

      Howard

    • B.

      Van Gogh

    • C.

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • D.

      Fellini

    Correct Answer
    D. Fellini
    Explanation
    The tagline for the 1973 film "Amarcord" was "The fantastic world of Fellini". This suggests that the film is associated with the renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, known for his unique and imaginative storytelling style. The use of the word "fantastic" implies that the film offers a captivating and extraordinary experience, characteristic of Fellini's work.

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  • 5. 

    Who does Harry Caul confess his sins to in the film "The Conversation"?

    • A.

      His Boss

    • B.

      A Priest

    • C.

      His Wife

    • D.

      His Mother

    Correct Answer
    B. A Priest
    Explanation
    In the film "The Conversation," Harry Caul confesses his sins to a priest. This suggests that Harry is seeking redemption and wants to unburden himself of the guilt he feels. Confessing to a priest is a common practice in Catholicism, indicating that Harry may be seeking spiritual guidance and forgiveness for his actions. This confession to a priest adds depth to Harry's character and highlights his internal struggle with morality and ethics.

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  • 6. 

    Who plays Jacy Farrow in the film "The Last Picture Show"?

    • A.

      Cloris Leachman

    • B.

      Clu Gulager

    • C.

      Ellen Burstyn

    • D.

      Cybill Shepherd

    Correct Answer
    D. Cybill Shepherd
    Explanation
    Cybill Shepherd plays the character Jacy Farrow in the film "The Last Picture Show".

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is the name of a gang that is featured in the 1979 film "The Warriors"?

    • A.

      The Jets

    • B.

      The Low-Hats

    • C.

      The Hi-Hats

    • D.

      The Bloods

    Correct Answer
    C. The Hi-Hats
    Explanation
    In the 1979 film "The Warriors," one of the gangs featured is called The Hi-Hats. This gang is known for wearing tall top hats and dressing in flashy outfits. They are a prominent and dangerous gang that the main characters encounter throughout the movie. The Hi-Hats play a significant role in the plot as they are one of the rival gangs that the Warriors must navigate and fight against in their journey back to their home turf.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these characters is wrongfully accused of a crime in "Frenzy"?

    • A.

      Hetty Porter

    • B.

      Richard Blaney

    • C.

      Brenda Blaney

    • D.

      Monica Barling

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Blaney
    Explanation
    In the movie "Frenzy," Richard Blaney is wrongfully accused of a crime. The other characters mentioned, Hetty Porter, Brenda Blaney, and Monica Barling, are not accused of any crime.

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  • 9. 

    What game is played by the central characters in "The Deer Hunter" while they are in a prison camp?

    • A.

      Poker

    • B.

      Russian Roulette

    • C.

      Chicken

    • D.

      Gin

    Correct Answer
    B. Russian Roulette
    Explanation
    In "The Deer Hunter," the central characters play Russian Roulette while they are in a prison camp. Russian Roulette is a dangerous game where players take turns spinning the cylinder of a revolver loaded with only one bullet and then aim the gun at their own head and pull the trigger. The suspense and risk involved in this game add to the intense and harrowing atmosphere of the film, highlighting the psychological toll of war and captivity on the characters.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these characters is shunned in the film "Mean Streets" for being unreliable?

    • A.

      Johnny Boy

    • B.

      Charlie

    • C.

      Michael

    • D.

      Tony

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny Boy
    Explanation
    In the film "Mean Streets," Johnny Boy is shunned for being unreliable. This suggests that Johnny Boy's character is not trusted or respected by the other characters in the film. It implies that he is known for being inconsistent or untrustworthy in his actions and behavior, causing others to distance themselves from him.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of Bruce Lee's character in the 1973 martial-arts classic "Enter the Dragon"?

    • A.

      Lee

    • B.

      Han

    • C.

      Williams

    • D.

      Roper

    Correct Answer
    A. Lee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lee because Bruce Lee played a character named Lee in the film "Enter the Dragon".

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  • 12. 

    In the 1973 film "The Wicker Man", where does the anonymous letter come from?

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Summerside, Scotland

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    B. Summerside, Scotland
    Explanation
    In the 1973 film "The Wicker Man", the anonymous letter comes from Summerside, Scotland. This is evident from the context of the film and the plot, where the protagonist receives a letter inviting him to investigate the disappearance of a young girl on the fictional island of Summerside. The letter serves as a catalyst for the events that unfold in the film, leading the protagonist to Summerside and ultimately to the shocking climax of the story.

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  • 13. 

    What did a tagline for the film "The Candidate" refer to Bill McKay as?

    • A.

      Too Tall

    • B.

      Too Talkative

    • C.

      Too Daft

    • D.

      Too Handsome

    Correct Answer
    D. Too Handsome
    Explanation
    The tagline for the film "The Candidate" referred to Bill McKay as "Too Handsome." This suggests that the character played by Bill McKay in the movie was portrayed as exceptionally good-looking. The tagline might have been used to highlight the character's physical attractiveness and appeal, potentially playing a role in his political career or personal relationships within the film.

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  • 14. 

    The Ventana Nuclear Plant is outside of what city in the film "The China Syndrome"?

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Beijing

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    D. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    In the film "The China Syndrome," the Ventana Nuclear Plant is located outside of Los Angeles. The question asks for the city where the plant is situated, and Los Angeles is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these musical artists famously appears as a guest in "The Last Waltz"?

    • A.

      George Harrison

    • B.

      Cat Stevens

    • C.

      Leonard Cohen

    • D.

      Neil Young

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Young
    Explanation
    In "The Last Waltz," a famous concert film by Martin Scorsese, Neil Young is one of the musical artists who appears as a guest. The Last Waltz is a farewell concert by the Canadian-American rock group "The Band," and it features various guest performers. Neil Young's appearance in the film is well-known and adds to the overall significance and popularity of "The Last Waltz."

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  • 16. 

    What is the name of Robert Redford's character in the 1973 film "The Way We Were"?

    • A.

      George Bissinger

    • B.

      Hubbell Gardner

    • C.

      Bill Verso

    • D.

      Brooks Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    B. Hubbell Gardner
    Explanation
    In the 1973 film "The Way We Were," Robert Redford's character is named Hubbell Gardner.

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  • 17. 

    What is "Westworld" in the film of the same name?

    • A.

      An Underwater City

    • B.

      An Amusement Park

    • C.

      The Capital Of France

    • D.

      A Prison

    Correct Answer
    B. An Amusement Park
    Explanation
    In the film "Westworld," the term refers to an amusement park. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, such as an underwater city, the capital of France, or a prison, do not align with the known premise of the film. The film focuses on a futuristic theme park where guests can interact with lifelike androids in a Wild West setting, suggesting that "Westworld" is indeed an amusement park.

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  • 18. 

    Which movie won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Art Direction?

    • A.

      Sleuth

    • B.

      Film Night

    • C.

      The French Connection

    • D.

      Heaven Can Wait

    Correct Answer
    D. Heaven Can Wait
    Explanation
    "Heaven Can Wait" won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Art Direction. This movie was praised for its visually stunning sets and overall production design, which contributed to its success in this category. The art direction team effectively created a visually appealing and immersive world for the film, showcasing their talent and creativity.

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  • 19. 

    What musician was offered the starring role in the film "Lenny", but declined?

    • A.

      Mick Jagger

    • B.

      Gordon Lightfoot

    • C.

      Hank Williams

    • D.

      Neil Diamond

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Diamond
    Explanation
    Neil Diamond was offered the starring role in the film "Lenny" but declined.

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  • 20. 

    What man is Jake Gittes hired to follow in the 1974 film "Chinatown"?

    • A.

      Hollis Mulwray

    • B.

      J.J. Gittes

    • C.

      Noah Cross

    • D.

      Claude Mulvihill

    Correct Answer
    A. Hollis Mulwray
    Explanation
    In the 1974 film "Chinatown," Jake Gittes is hired to follow Hollis Mulwray.

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  • 21. 

    In 1973, "The Sting" was released in theaters as a double-feature with what other film?

    • A.

      The Graduate

    • B.

      American Graffiti

    • C.

      The Exorcist

    • D.

      Silence Of The Lambs

    Correct Answer
    B. American Graffiti
    Explanation
    In 1973, "The Sting" was released in theaters as a double-feature with "American Graffiti." This means that both films were shown back-to-back as a package deal for moviegoers. "American Graffiti" is a coming-of-age film directed by George Lucas and set in the early 1960s, which follows a group of teenagers on their last night of summer before heading off to college. The pairing of "The Sting" and "American Graffiti" may have been a strategic move by the theaters to offer a diverse range of genres and appeal to a wider audience.

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  • 22. 

    What band lifted a bass line from "Assault on Precinct 13" for a song called "New Years Day"?

    • A.

      The Police

    • B.

      Nirvana

    • C.

      U2

    • D.

      The Pixies

    Correct Answer
    C. U2
    Explanation
    U2 is the correct answer because they are the band that lifted a bass line from "Assault on Precinct 13" for their song called "New Years Day". This indicates that U2 used a bass line from the soundtrack of the movie "Assault on Precinct 13" as inspiration or a sample for their own song.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these terms can be applied to John Baxter in the film "Don't Look Now"?

    • A.

      Unintelligent

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Psychic

    • D.

      Abusive

    Correct Answer
    C. Psychic
    Explanation
    In the film "Don't Look Now," the term "Psychic" can be applied to John Baxter. This suggests that John possesses supernatural abilities or extrasensory perception, allowing him to perceive and understand things beyond the normal human senses. This is supported by the events and plot of the film, where John has premonitions and visions that play a significant role in the story. Therefore, "Psychic" accurately describes John Baxter's character in the film.

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  • 24. 

    What actor badly injured himself during the filming of "Deliverance" while going over a waterfall?

    • A.

      Burt Reynolds

    • B.

      Ronny Cox

    • C.

      Seamon Glass

    • D.

      Jon Voight

    Correct Answer
    A. Burt Reynolds
    Explanation
    Burt Reynolds is the correct answer because he injured himself during the filming of "Deliverance" while going over a waterfall.

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  • 25. 

    In the film "Dark Star", how long is the mission that the crew is on supposed to take?

    • A.

      200 Years

    • B.

      100 Years

    • C.

      5 Years

    • D.

      20 Years

    Correct Answer
    D. 20 Years
    Explanation
    In the film "Dark Star," the crew is on a mission that is supposed to take 20 years. This suggests that they are embarking on a long-term journey or exploration, possibly to a distant planet or galaxy. The duration of the mission indicates that the crew will face various challenges and encounters during their extended time in space.

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  • 26. 

    Why is Roper on the run from the mafia in the 1973 film "Enter the Dragon"?

    • A.

      Previous Violence

    • B.

      He Defected

    • C.

      Someone Else's Crime

    • D.

      Gambling Debts

    Correct Answer
    D. Gambling Debts
    Explanation
    In the 1973 film "Enter the Dragon," Roper is on the run from the mafia because he has incurred significant gambling debts. This suggests that Roper has borrowed money from the mafia for gambling purposes and is now unable to repay them. As a result, he is being pursued by the mafia, who are likely seeking to collect the debt or punish him for his inability to repay.

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  • 27. 

    What is the religion of the people of Summerside in the film "The Wicker Man"?

    • A.

      Southern Baptist

    • B.

      Anglican

    • C.

      Pagan

    • D.

      Catholic

    Correct Answer
    C. Pagan
    Explanation
    In the film "The Wicker Man," the people of Summerside follow the religion of Paganism. This is evident from their rituals and beliefs depicted in the movie. Paganism is a broad term encompassing various nature-based and polytheistic belief systems, which often involve worshiping multiple deities and honoring the cycles of nature. The people of Summerside engage in rituals that reflect their connection to nature and their belief in the power of the earth and its elements. Therefore, Pagan is the correct answer for the religion of the people in the film.

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  • 28. 

    What music plays as the end credits roll for the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"?

    • A.

      "Back In Black" By AC/DC

    • B.

      There Is No Music

    • C.

      A Beethoven Symphony

    • D.

      A Philip Glass Piece

    Correct Answer
    B. There Is No Music
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There Is No Music." This means that no music plays as the end credits roll for the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Typically, movies have music playing during the end credits, but in this particular film, there is silence or no music at all.

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  • 29. 

    In 1972, Jane Fonda won an Academy Award for her role in "Klute"; what other award did she win?

    • A.

      BAFTA Award

    • B.

      Golden Globe Award

    • C.

      Screen Actors Guild Award

    • D.

      Edgar Allan Poe Award

    Correct Answer
    B. Golden Globe Award
    Explanation
    Jane Fonda won a Golden Globe Award in addition to her Academy Award for her role in "Klute". The Golden Globe Awards are prestigious awards given annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to honor excellence in film and television. Fonda's exceptional performance in "Klute" was recognized by both the Academy and the Golden Globe Awards, solidifying her talent and success in the industry.

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