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  • 1. 

    What movie remake replaced Alan Arkin and Peter Falk with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks?

    • A.

      The In-Laws

    • B.

      The Phantom Menace

    • C.

      Love Story

    • D.

      Strangers On A Train

    Correct Answer
    A. The In-Laws
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The In-Laws. The movie remake replaced Alan Arkin and Peter Falk with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks.

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  • 2. 

    What silent-film actress was a cofounder of United Artists?

    • A.

      Les Speech

    • B.

      Theda Barr

    • C.

      Bette Davis

    • D.

      Mary Pickford

    Correct Answer
    D. Mary Pickford
    Explanation
    Mary Pickford was a silent-film actress who co-founded United Artists. She was a prominent figure in the early days of Hollywood and played a crucial role in the development of the film industry. Along with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, Pickford founded United Artists in 1919 as a way to have more creative control over her films. United Artists became a successful film studio and distribution company, and Pickford's involvement in its founding solidified her status as a pioneering figure in the film industry.

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  • 3. 

    What was Douglas Fairbanks' first motion picture with sound?

    • A.

      The Man In The Iron Mask

    • B.

      Squeaky Voices

    • C.

      The Taming Of The Shrew

    • D.

      The Prisoner Of Zenda

    Correct Answer
    C. The Taming Of The Shrew
    Explanation
    Douglas Fairbanks' first motion picture with sound was "The Taming Of The Shrew."

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  • 4. 

    For which movie did Richard Dreyfuss win a Best Actor Oscar at the age of 30?

    • A.

      The Goodbye Girl

    • B.

      Short Guys Don't Dance

    • C.

      Let It Ride

    • D.

      Tootsie

    Correct Answer
    A. The Goodbye Girl
    Explanation
    Richard Dreyfuss won a Best Actor Oscar at the age of 30 for the movie "The Goodbye Girl".

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  • 5. 

    What was the first movie Peter Fonda acted in?

    • A.

      Tammy And The Doctor

    • B.

      The Wild Ones

    • C.

      Finding Nemo

    • D.

      Easy Rider

    Correct Answer
    A. Tammy And The Doctor
    Explanation
    Peter Fonda's first movie role was in "Tammy And The Doctor." This film was released in 1963 and starred Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda as love interests. Fonda played the character of Dr. Mark Cheswick in the romantic comedy. It was one of his early acting credits before he went on to become a prominent actor in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly known for his role in "Easy Rider."

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  • 6. 

    In the 1994 movie "Dumb and Dumber", what state does Lloyd think Aspen is in?

    • A.

      New Hampshire

    • B.

      Colorado

    • C.

      Confusion

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    D. California
  • 7. 

    In 1988's "Scrooged", what TV show is referred to in a game at Frank's brother's house?

    • A.

      Wheel Of Fortune

    • B.

      Gilligan's Island

    • C.

      I Love Lucy

    • D.

      Beat The Reaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Gilligan's Island
    Explanation
    In the 1988 film "Scrooged", there is a scene where a game is being played at Frank's brother's house. The TV show referred to in this game is "Gilligan's Island".

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  • 8. 

    Who played Rosasharn Rivers in the 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath"?

    • A.

      Anna Paquin

    • B.

      Hedy Lamarr

    • C.

      Dorris Bowdon

    • D.

      Mary Ainslee

    Correct Answer
    C. Dorris Bowdon
    Explanation
    Dorris Bowdon played Rosasharn Rivers in the 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath".

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  • 9. 

    What station does Clint Eastwood's DJ character work for in the movie "Play Misty for Me"?

    • A.

      KELP

    • B.

      KOLD

    • C.

      WGBH

    • D.

      KRML

    Correct Answer
    D. KRML
    Explanation
    In the movie "Play Misty for Me," Clint Eastwood's DJ character works for the station KRML.

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  • 10. 

    What is the first spoken word heard in the film "Young Frankenstein"?

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      If

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      Doctor

    Correct Answer
    B. If
    Explanation
    In the film "Young Frankenstein," the first spoken word heard is "If." This suggests that the question is asking about the first word spoken in the film, and the correct answer is "If."

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  • 11. 

    In "Speed Zone!", what airport does one Van Sloane tell the other they need to go to?

    • A.

      Jimmy Durante Regional

    • B.

      Logan

    • C.

      Dulles

    • D.

      O'Hare

    Correct Answer
    C. Dulles
    Explanation
    In the movie "Speed Zone!", one Van Sloane tells the other that they need to go to Dulles airport.

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  • 12. 

    Jack Warden plays what juror in the 1957 movie "12 Angry Men"?

    • A.

      Juror Number 7

    • B.

      Juror Number 89.6

    • C.

      Juror Number 12

    • D.

      Juror Number 1

    Correct Answer
    A. Juror Number 7
    Explanation
    In the 1957 movie "12 Angry Men," Jack Warden plays Juror Number 7.

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  • 13. 

    Which Marx Brothers movie is set at Huxley College?

    • A.

      Animal Crackers

    • B.

      Who The Heck Is Zeppo?

    • C.

      Horse Feathers

    • D.

      Copacabana

    Correct Answer
    C. Horse Feathers
    Explanation
    Horse Feathers is the correct answer because it is the Marx Brothers movie that is set at Huxley College. The movie revolves around the college's football team and the chaos that ensues when the Marx Brothers get involved. Animal Crackers is another Marx Brothers movie, but it is not set at Huxley College. Who The Heck Is Zeppo? and Copacabana are not Marx Brothers movies at all.

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  • 14. 

    Angelo Rossitto was in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" and also what 1932 Tod Browning film?

    • A.

      Gigli

    • B.

      Miracles For Sale

    • C.

      Freaks

    • D.

      Dracula

    Correct Answer
    C. Freaks
    Explanation
    Angelo Rossitto was in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" and also appeared in the 1932 Tod Browning film "Freaks". "Freaks" is a cult classic horror film directed by Tod Browning, known for its unique and controversial portrayal of circus sideshow performers. Rossitto, who had dwarfism, played a role in the film, showcasing his talent and contributing to the overall atmosphere of the movie.

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  • 15. 

    How many stories tall is the fictional building in the 1974 movie "The Towering Inferno"?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      482

    • C.

      138

    • D.

      102

    Correct Answer
    C. 138
    Explanation
    In the 1974 movie "The Towering Inferno," the fictional building is 138 stories tall.

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  • 16. 

    In "Waiting for Guffman", Corky's collection includes what movie's action figures?

    • A.

      My Dinner With Andre

    • B.

      Night, Mother

    • C.

      Breakfast At Tiffany's

    • D.

      The Last Temptation Of Christ

    Correct Answer
    A. My Dinner With Andre
    Explanation
    In the movie "Waiting for Guffman", Corky's collection includes action figures from the movie "My Dinner With Andre".

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  • 17. 

    In "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", a poster shows Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in what?

    • A.

      The Waste Land

    • B.

      Death Of A Salesman

    • C.

      King Lear

    • D.

      Governors Gone Silly

    Correct Answer
    C. King Lear
    Explanation
    In "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", a poster shows Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in "King Lear". This is a reference to the famous play by William Shakespeare, in which King Lear is the main character. The inclusion of Schwarzenegger's name suggests a humorous twist, as he is known for his action-packed roles rather than Shakespearean dramas.

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  • 18. 

    Who played Stuart Tarleton in the 1939 film "Gone with the Wind"?

    • A.

      Christopher Reeve

    • B.

      Fred Crane

    • C.

      George Reeves

    • D.

      Steven Baldwin

    Correct Answer
    C. George Reeves
    Explanation
    George Reeves is the correct answer because he played the character Stuart Tarleton in the 1939 film "Gone with the Wind". Christopher Reeve, Fred Crane, and Steven Baldwin did not have roles in this film.

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  • 19. 

    In 2008's "The Day the Earth Stood Still", who plays the original Michael Rennie role?

    • A.

      Keanu Reeves

    • B.

      Anthony Hopkins

    • C.

      Robbie T. Robot

    • D.

      Michael J. Fox

    Correct Answer
    A. Keanu Reeves
    Explanation
    Keanu Reeves plays the original Michael Rennie role in the 2008 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

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  • 20. 

    In which American city was actor Edward Norton born?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Atlantic City

    • C.

      Philadelphia

    • D.

      New York City

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston
    Explanation
    Edward Norton was born in Boston.

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