Sci Fi Movies Quiz: Trivia! MCQ

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  • 1. 

    What sci-fi movie was remade in 2001 starring Mark Wahlberg?

    • A.

      The Terminator

    • B.

      Alien

    • C.

      King Kong

    • D.

      Planet of the Apes

    Correct Answer
    D. Planet of the Apes
    Explanation
    In 2001, the sci-fi movie "Planet of the Apes" was remade, with Mark Wahlberg starring in the lead role. This movie is a remake of the original 1968 film of the same name, which gained popularity for its unique concept and social commentary. The remake explores similar themes of a world dominated by intelligent apes and the struggle for survival between humans and apes. Mark Wahlberg's portrayal of the protagonist adds a fresh perspective to the story, making it a notable sci-fi film of the early 2000s.

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  • 2. 

    What child actress appears in the hit "E.T."?

    • A.

      Drew Barrymore

    • B.

      Parker Posey

    • C.

      Paige Hurd

    • D.

      Rebecca Harrell

    Correct Answer
    A. Drew Barrymore
    Explanation
    Drew Barrymore is the correct answer because she is a well-known child actress who appeared in the hit movie "E.T." This film was one of her breakout roles and helped launch her successful career in Hollywood.

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  • 3. 

    Which film is a sci-fi spoof?

    • A.

      Altered States

    • B.

      Trancers

    • C.

      Galaxy Quest

    • D.

      Twelve Monkeys

    Correct Answer
    C. Galaxy Quest
    Explanation
    Galaxy Quest is a sci-fi spoof because it parodies and satirizes the conventions and tropes of the science fiction genre. The film follows a group of washed-up actors from a canceled sci-fi TV show who are mistaken for real space heroes by an alien race. It humorously exaggerates and mocks the clichés and absurdities of sci-fi, including over-the-top special effects, cheesy dialogue, and fan conventions. The film's comedic tone and self-awareness make it a clear choice as a sci-fi spoof.

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  • 4. 

    The aliens from "Alien Nation" had how many hearts?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    D. Two
    Explanation
    The aliens from "Alien Nation" had two hearts. This suggests that their physiology is different from humans, as humans typically have only one heart. Having two hearts may provide the aliens with certain advantages, such as increased cardiovascular capacity or redundancy in case of heart failure.

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  • 5. 

    Who did Kirk relieve as Captain in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"?

    • A.

      Captain Decker

    • B.

      Captain Bateman

    • C.

      Captain Mudd

    • D.

      Captain Scott

    Correct Answer
    A. Captain Decker
    Explanation
    In "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," Kirk relieved Captain Decker as the captain.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following films was Steven Spielberg never involved with?

    • A.

      Poltergeist II: The Other Side

    • B.

      Poltergeist

    • C.

      The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2

    • D.

      Jurassic Park

    Correct Answer
    A. Poltergeist II: The Other Side
    Explanation
    Steven Spielberg was never involved with the film "Poltergeist II: The Other Side." This can be inferred from the question's wording, which asks for a film that Spielberg was never involved with. Since he was involved with the other three films listed (Poltergeist, The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2, and Jurassic Park), "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    In which 2001 movie did Elijah Wood play the character Frodo Baggins?

    • A.

      Traffic

    • B.

      Death To Smoochy

    • C.

      Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    • D.

      Someone Like You...

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," Elijah Wood portrayed the character Frodo Baggins. This movie is the first installment in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic fantasy novels. Frodo Baggins is a hobbit who embarks on a perilous journey to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth from the evil Sauron. Elijah Wood's portrayal of Frodo Baggins received critical acclaim and helped establish him as a prominent actor in the film industry.

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  • 8. 

    In which 2001 movie did Ian McKellen play the character Gandalf the Gray?

    • A.

      Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      The Time Machine

    • D.

      Changing Lanes

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    Explanation
    In the 2001 movie "Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring," Ian McKellen played the character Gandalf the Gray. This film is the first installment in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel. McKellen's portrayal of Gandalf was widely acclaimed, and he reprised the role in the subsequent films of the franchise.

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  • 9. 

    In which 2001 movie did Michael Clarke Duncan play the character, Colonel Attar?

    • A.

      Mission To Mars

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      The Cell

    • D.

      Planet Of The Apes

    Correct Answer
    D. Planet Of The Apes
    Explanation
    Michael Clarke Duncan played the character Colonel Attar in the 2001 movie "Planet Of The Apes".

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  • 10. 

    In which 2001 movie did Tim Roth play the character General Thade?

    • A.

      America's Sweethearts

    • B.

      The Score

    • C.

      Independence Day

    • D.

      Planet Of The Apes

    Correct Answer
    D. Planet Of The Apes
    Explanation
    Tim Roth played the character General Thade in the 2001 movie "Planet Of The Apes".

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  • 11. 

    In which 2001 movie did Kris Kristofferson play the character Karubi?

    • A.

      Independence Day

    • B.

      Fargo

    • C.

      Planet Of The Apes

    • D.

      A Walk To Remember

    Correct Answer
    C. Planet Of The Apes
    Explanation
    Kris Kristofferson played the character Karubi in the 2001 movie "Planet Of The Apes."

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  • 12. 

    In which 1996 movie did Jeff Goldblum play the character, David Levinson?

    • A.

      Wonder Boys

    • B.

      American Psycho

    • C.

      Erin Brockovich

    • D.

      Independence Day

    Correct Answer
    D. Independence Day
    Explanation
    In the 1996 movie "Independence Day," Jeff Goldblum portrayed the character David Levinson. The film follows a group of people as they fight against an alien invasion on Earth. Goldblum's character is an MIT-educated computer scientist who discovers a hidden signal in the alien's communication system, leading him to play a crucial role in the battle against the extraterrestrial threat.

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  • 13. 

    What was the name of Darth Vader's son?

    • A.

      Yoda

    • B.

      The Chancellor

    • C.

      R2D2

    • D.

      Luke Skywalker

    Correct Answer
    D. Luke Skywalker
    Explanation
    Luke Skywalker is the correct answer because he is widely known as the son of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise. Luke Skywalker plays a significant role in the original trilogy, discovering his true parentage and ultimately redeeming his father. His relationship with Darth Vader is a central plot point and a key element in the Star Wars mythology.

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  • 14. 

    What film starring David Thewlis as King Einon was released in 1996?

    • A.

      Hannibal

    • B.

      Twins

    • C.

      Dragonheart

    • D.

      The Silence Of The Lambs

    Correct Answer
    C. Dragonheart
    Explanation
    The film released in 1996 starring David Thewlis as King Einon is Dragonheart.

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  • 15. 

    What 2000 movie included the characters named Ridley Freeborn and Snails?

    • A.

      Legends Of The Fall

    • B.

      The Crying Game

    • C.

      Dungeons & Dragons

    • D.

      Leap Of Faith

    Correct Answer
    C. Dungeons & Dragons
    Explanation
    The 2000 movie "Dungeons & Dragons" included the characters named Ridley Freeborn and Snails.

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  • 16. 

    What film starring Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer was released in 1984?

    • A.

      Gremlins

    • B.

      Fools Rush In

    • C.

      Stargate

    • D.

      Richard III

    Correct Answer
    A. Gremlins
    Explanation
    Gremlins is the correct answer because it is a film released in 1984 that stars Zach Galligan as the main character, Billy Peltzer. The film revolves around Billy receiving a strange creature called a Mogwai as a pet, which eventually spawns destructive creatures known as gremlins. The film was a commercial success and has become a cult classic in the years since its release.

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  • 17. 

    What movie is about the guilty being punished before the crime has ever been committed?

    • A.

      Minority Report

    • B.

      The Verdict

    • C.

      A Few Good Men

    • D.

      The Firm

    Correct Answer
    A. Minority Report
    Explanation
    "Minority Report" is the correct answer because it is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. In the movie, a specialized police department uses psychic technology to arrest and convict individuals for crimes they will commit in the future. This concept of punishing individuals before the crime has occurred is the central theme of the movie.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these films tells the story of an epidemic caused by a deadly airborne virus?

    • A.

      Deconstructing Harry

    • B.

      Edward Scissorhands

    • C.

      Outbreak

    • D.

      What Dreams May Come

    Correct Answer
    C. Outbreak
    Explanation
    Outbreak tells the story of an epidemic caused by a deadly airborne virus. The film follows a team of medical experts as they try to contain and find a cure for the virus, which threatens to spread and cause widespread devastation. The movie explores the challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by the team in their race against time to save lives and prevent the virus from spreading further.

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  • 19. 

    In which film starring Joaquin Phoenix do they find crop circles on their farm?

    • A.

      Battlefield Earth

    • B.

      The Yards

    • C.

      Quills

    • D.

      Signs

    Correct Answer
    D. Signs
    Explanation
    In the film "Signs" starring Joaquin Phoenix, crop circles are found on their farm.

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  • 20. 

    Which governor appeared in "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    • A.

      Jesse Ventura

    • B.

      Pete Wilson

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      Gray Davis

    Correct Answer
    A. Jesse Ventura
    Explanation
    Jesse Ventura appeared in the movie "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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  • 21. 

    Which movie's plot is about Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force?

    • A.

      Lords Of Dogtown

    • B.

      Hustle & Flow

    • C.

      Stealth

    • D.

      Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

    Correct Answer
    D. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. This movie's plot revolves around Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader as he succumbs to the temptations of the Dark Side of the Force. The film depicts Anakin's descent into darkness and his ultimate betrayal of the Jedi Order.

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  • 22. 

    What is the title of the 2005 hit movie "The Exorcism of..."?

    • A.

      Rose Thorn

    • B.

      Katey Holmes

    • C.

      Emily Rose

    • D.

      Jenny Rose

    Correct Answer
    C. Emily Rose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Emily Rose". This is the title of the 2005 hit movie "The Exorcism of Emily Rose".

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  • 23. 

    In what movie did Rowdy Roddy Piper need sunglasses to fight aliens?

    • A.

      Shades Of Gray

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      They Live

    • D.

      Hidden Signal

    Correct Answer
    C. They Live
    Explanation
    In the movie "They Live," Rowdy Roddy Piper needed sunglasses to fight aliens. The sunglasses revealed the true nature of the aliens, allowing him to see their hidden messages and manipulate reality. Without the sunglasses, he would not have been able to identify and combat the aliens effectively.

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  • 24. 

    What was the original title of Ed Wood's movie, "Plan 9 from Outer Space"?

    • A.

      Glenn Or Glenda

    • B.

      Graverobbers From Outer Space

    • C.

      Sheep From Outer Sheep

    • D.

      Angora From Outer Space

    Correct Answer
    B. Graverobbers From Outer Space
    Explanation
    The original title of Ed Wood's movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space" was "Graverobbers From Outer Space".

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  • 25. 

    Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator" film is based upon which author's work?

    • A.

      Clive Barker

    • B.

      Dean Koontz

    • C.

      Stephen King

    • D.

      H.P. Lovecraft

    Correct Answer
    D. H.P. Lovecraft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is H.P. Lovecraft because Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator" film is based on Lovecraft's work. Lovecraft was a renowned author known for his horror fiction, and his writings heavily influenced the genre. "Re-Animator" is specifically based on Lovecraft's short story of the same name, which revolves around a scientist who discovers a serum that can reanimate dead bodies. The film adaptation stays true to Lovecraft's themes of cosmic horror and the unknown, making H.P. Lovecraft the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    Which movie did Whoopi Goldberg appear in but not get listed in the credits?

    • A.

      Corrina, Corrina

    • B.

      Star Trek Generations

    • C.

      Fatal Beauty

    • D.

      Soap Dish

    Correct Answer
    B. Star Trek Generations
    Explanation
    Whoopi Goldberg appeared in the movie Star Trek Generations but she did not get listed in the credits.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the voice of Yoda in "The Empire Strikes Back"?

    • A.

      James Earl Jones

    • B.

      Jim Henson

    • C.

      George Lucas

    • D.

      Frank Oz

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Oz
    Explanation
    Frank Oz was the voice of Yoda in "The Empire Strikes Back." Frank Oz is a renowned puppeteer, actor, and director, known for his work with The Muppets and his collaboration with Jim Henson. He provided the distinct and iconic voice for the wise and powerful Jedi Master Yoda in the Star Wars franchise.

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  • 28. 

    In the movie "The Postman", what songwriter made a cameo appearance as the head of Bridge City?

    • A.

      Tom Petty

    • B.

      John Fogerty

    • C.

      Steven Tyler

    • D.

      Eddie Veder

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Petty
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Postman," Tom Petty made a cameo appearance as the head of Bridge City.

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