Poltergeist (1982) Movie Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which actor starred in the television show "Coach" and film "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Benny Weisberg

    • B.

      Craig T. Nelson

    • C.

      Ernest C. Wadsworth

    • D.

      Joe Lynch

    Correct Answer
    B. Craig T. Nelson
    Explanation
    Craig T. Nelson is the correct answer because he is the actor who starred in both the television show "Coach" and the film "Poltergeist".

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  • 2. 

    What child actress starred in 3 "Poltergeist" films and "Happy Days"?

    • A.

      Linda Taylor

    • B.

      Heather O'Rourke

    • C.

      Janice Morsky

    • D.

      Judy Garland

    Correct Answer
    B. Heather O'Rourke
    Explanation
    Heather O'Rourke is the correct answer because she was a child actress who starred in three "Poltergeist" films and also appeared in "Happy Days". Linda Taylor, Janice Morsky, and Judy Garland are not known for their roles in these films or TV show.

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  • 3. 

    Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne played sisters in what cult classic movie?

    • A.

      Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

    • B.

      Footloose

    • C.

      Animal House

    • D.

      Poltergeist

    Correct Answer
    D. Poltergeist
    Explanation
    Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne played sisters in the cult classic movie "Poltergeist." This supernatural horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, tells the story of a family whose home is haunted by malevolent spirits. O'Rourke portrayed Carol Anne Freeling, the youngest daughter, while Dunne played the older sister, Dana Freeling. The film gained a significant following and is considered a cornerstone of the horror genre.

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  • 4. 

    Which best describes Helen Shaver?

    • A.

      Matt Brody On "Baywatch" And Craig Field On "Melrose Place"

    • B.

      German Actor Who Made Top Films With Werner Herzog

    • C.

      Rachel Corrigan On "Poltergeist: The Legacy"

    • D.

      Dan Rydell On TV Series "Sports Night"

    Correct Answer
    C. Rachel Corrigan On "Poltergeist: The Legacy"
    Explanation
    Helen Shaver is best described as Rachel Corrigan on "Poltergeist: The Legacy".

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  • 5. 

    When Carol Anne buries her pet bird in "Poltergeist", what does she include for "when he's hungry"?

    • A.

      Red Licorice

    • B.

      Some Cheese

    • C.

      Birdseed

    • D.

      A Cracker

    Correct Answer
    A. Red Licorice
    Explanation
    In the movie "Poltergeist", when Carol Anne buries her pet bird, she includes red licorice for "when he's hungry". This suggests that Carol Anne believes her bird will still need food even after being buried, and she chooses red licorice as a substitute for birdseed or other traditional bird food. This detail adds a touch of innocence and imagination to the character of Carol Anne, showing her attachment to her pet and her desire to take care of it even after its death.

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  • 6. 

    In "Poltergeist 2", what was the name of the Indian who comes to help?

    • A.

      Travis

    • B.

      Trevor

    • C.

      Taylor

    • D.

      Tyler

    Correct Answer
    C. Taylor
    Explanation
    In the movie "Poltergeist 2", the Indian who comes to help is named Taylor.

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  • 7. 

    What is the dog's name in the movie "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      E-Whiz

    • B.

      E-Buzz

    • C.

      E-Bud

    • D.

      E-Jack

    Correct Answer
    B. E-Buzz
    Explanation
    In the movie "Poltergeist," the dog's name is E-Buzz.

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  • 8. 

    Who played the older sister in "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Jobbed Williams

    • B.

      Dianne Kay

    • C.

      Dominique Dunne

    • D.

      Valerie Landsburg

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominique Dunne
    Explanation
    Dominique Dunne played the older sister in "Poltergeist".

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  • 9. 

    In what city did the Freelings live in "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Cuesta Verde

    • B.

      Buena Vista

    • C.

      Phoenix

    • D.

      San Diego

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuesta Verde
    Explanation
    The Freelings lived in the city of Cuesta Verde in the movie "Poltergeist".

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  • 10. 

    Which of these movies was not directed by Steven Spielberg?

    • A.

      Amistad

    • B.

      E.T.

    • C.

      The Color Purple

    • D.

      Poltergeist

    Correct Answer
    D. Poltergeist
    Explanation
    Poltergeist is the correct answer because it was not directed by Steven Spielberg. While Spielberg was involved in the production of the film as a writer and producer, it was actually directed by Tobe Hooper. Spielberg's involvement in Poltergeist has often led to confusion regarding his directorial role, but he did not take on the director's chair for this particular movie.

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  • 11. 

    In the movie "Poltergeist", what was the name of Carol Ann's brother?

    • A.

      Steve

    • B.

      Joey

    • C.

      Robbie

    • D.

      Michael

    Correct Answer
    C. Robbie
    Explanation
    In the movie "Poltergeist", the correct answer is Robbie. Robbie is the name of Carol Ann's brother in the film.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the producer for the film "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Tobe Hooper

    • B.

      Sean Cunningham

    • C.

      John Carpenter

    • D.

      Steven Spielberg

    Correct Answer
    D. Steven Spielberg
    Explanation
    Steven Spielberg was the producer for the film "Poltergeist." Spielberg is a well-known and highly acclaimed filmmaker, and his involvement in the project added significant credibility and prestige to the film. His reputation for producing successful and influential movies, along with his expertise in storytelling and visual effects, likely played a role in attracting audiences and contributing to the overall success of "Poltergeist."

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  • 13. 

    Who directed the 1982 thriller, "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Tobe Hooper

    • B.

      Jim Mallon

    • C.

      John Hughes

    • D.

      Rachel Talalay

    Correct Answer
    A. Tobe Hooper
    Explanation
    Tobe Hooper directed the 1982 thriller "Poltergeist."

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  • 14. 

    The movie, "Poltergeist III", was directed by whom?

    • A.

      Alan J. Pakula

    • B.

      Gary Sherman

    • C.

      Barbet Schroeder

    • D.

      Fred Dekker

    Correct Answer
    B. Gary Sherman
    Explanation
    Gary Sherman directed the movie "Poltergeist III".

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  • 15. 

    What movie directed by Gary Sherman starred Tom Skerritt and Richard Fire?

    • A.

      Hand That Rocks The Cradle

    • B.

      Judge Dredd

    • C.

      Poltergeist III

    • D.

      Animal House

    Correct Answer
    C. Poltergeist III
    Explanation
    Poltergeist III is the correct answer because it is a movie directed by Gary Sherman that starred Tom Skerritt and Richard Fire. The other options, Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Judge Dredd, and Animal House, do not match the given criteria.

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  • 16. 

    Who is Derek de Lint?

    • A.

      Quark On "Deep Space Nine" & Principal Snyder On "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

    • B.

      Actress Appearing In "3 Ninjas: High Noon At Mega Mountain"

    • C.

      Dutch Actor Playing Derek Rayne In "Poltergeist: The Legacy"

    • D.

      Jack Riles On The TV Show "The Cape"

    Correct Answer
    C. Dutch Actor Playing Derek Rayne In "Poltergeist: The Legacy"
    Explanation
    Derek de Lint is a Dutch actor known for playing the character Derek Rayne in the television series "Poltergeist: The Legacy". He is not known for his roles in "Quark" on "Deep Space Nine", Principal Snyder on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", or Jack Riles on "The Cape". Additionally, he did not appear in the film "3 Ninjas: High Noon At Mega Mountain".

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  • 17. 

    How many characters died in the 1982 film "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. None
    Explanation
    In the 1982 film "Poltergeist," none of the characters died. This means that the correct answer is "None."

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  • 18. 

    The movie "Poltergeist" was nominated for three Academy Awards, but how many did it win?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    A. None
    Explanation
    "Poltergeist" was nominated for three Academy Awards, but it did not win any.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following movies took place in Chicago, Illinois?

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Candyman II: Farewell To The Flesh

    • C.

      Poltergeist III

    • D.

      A Nightmare On Elm Street

    Correct Answer
    C. Poltergeist III
    Explanation
    Poltergeist III is the correct answer because it is the only movie listed that took place in Chicago, Illinois. The other movies mentioned, It, Candyman II: Farewell To The Flesh, and A Nightmare On Elm Street, did not have their settings in Chicago.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these movies came out the same year as E.T. (1982)?

    • A.

      Poltergeist

    • B.

      Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

    • C.

      Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    • D.

      Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

    Correct Answer
    A. Poltergeist
    Explanation
    Poltergeist came out the same year as E.T. (1982).

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  • 21. 

    In "Poltergeist" whose actual hands pull the flesh off the investigator's face in the bathroom?

    • A.

      Michael McManus

    • B.

      Craig T. Nelson

    • C.

      Tobe Hooper

    • D.

      Steven Spielberg

    Correct Answer
    D. Steven Spielberg
    Explanation
    In the movie "Poltergeist," Steven Spielberg is the correct answer because he was the director and co-writer of the film. While Tobe Hooper is often credited as the director, Spielberg's involvement was significant, and he had creative control over many aspects of the movie. Therefore, it can be inferred that Spielberg had a hand in the scene where the investigator's face is attacked in the bathroom.

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  • 22. 

    Who designed the Beast for the film "Poltergeist"?

    • A.

      H.R. Giger

    • B.

      Industrial Light & Magic

    • C.

      Stan Winston

    • D.

      Tom Savini

    Correct Answer
    A. H.R. Giger
    Explanation
    H.R. Giger designed the Beast for the film "Poltergeist." Giger was a Swiss artist and designer known for his unique and surreal style, particularly in the realm of biomechanical art. His work often featured elements of both the human body and machinery, creating a haunting and otherworldly aesthetic. Giger's design for the Beast in "Poltergeist" likely showcased his signature blend of organic and mechanical forms, contributing to the film's eerie atmosphere.

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