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  • 1. 

    What country singer is profiled in the 1980 film "Coal Miner's Daughter"?

    • A.

      Luciano Pavarotti

    • B.

      Tammy Wynette

    • C.

      Dolly Parton

    • D.

      Loretta Lynn

    Correct Answer
    D. Loretta Lynn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Loretta Lynn. Loretta Lynn is a country singer who is profiled in the 1980 film "Coal Miner's Daughter." The film tells the story of Lynn's life and career, depicting her rise to fame in the country music industry. Loretta Lynn is known for her hit songs such as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough," and "Fist City." She is often referred to as the "Queen of Country Music" and has had a significant impact on the genre.

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  • 2. 

    Who played Prissy in the 1939 film "Gone with the Wind"?

    • A.

      Clark Gable

    • B.

      Butterfly McQueen

    • C.

      Joy Bryant

    • D.

      Vivien Leigh

    Correct Answer
    B. Butterfly McQueen
    Explanation
    Butterfly McQueen played the character of Prissy in the 1939 film "Gone with the Wind". This character was a maid in the film and was known for her comedic and often exaggerated performances. McQueen's portrayal of Prissy was memorable and she became well-known for this role.

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  • 3. 

    What store does Kris Kringle work for in the 1947 movie "Miracle on 34th Street"?

    • A.

      Macy's

    • B.

      IKEA

    • C.

      Tiffany

    • D.

      Gimbel's

    Correct Answer
    A. Macy's
    Explanation
    In the 1947 movie "Miracle on 34th Street," Kris Kringle works for Macy's. This iconic Christmas film follows the story of a man claiming to be the real Santa Claus, who is hired to work as a Santa Claus at Macy's flagship store in New York City. Throughout the movie, Kris Kringle's belief in the spirit of Christmas and his ability to spread joy and kindness help restore people's faith in Santa Claus and the magic of the holiday season.

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  • 4. 

    Which movie did Molly Ringwald not play a role in?

    • A.

      Sixteen Candles

    • B.

      The Pickup Artist

    • C.

      Heathers

    • D.

      Pretty In Pink

    Correct Answer
    C. Heathers
    Explanation
    Molly Ringwald did not play a role in the movie "Heathers." She is known for her roles in movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Pickup Artist," and "Pretty In Pink." "Heathers" is a 1988 dark comedy film in which Winona Ryder plays the lead role, not Molly Ringwald.

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  • 5. 

    Who starred as the elderly gangsters in the 1986 movie "Tough Guys"?

    • A.

      Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel

    • B.

      Kirk Douglas, John Wayne

    • C.

      Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas

    • D.

      Ed Wood, Orson Welles

    Correct Answer
    C. Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas
    Explanation
    Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas starred as the elderly gangsters in the 1986 movie "Tough Guys".

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  • 6. 

    In "Revenge of the Nerds", what fraternity is the enemy of the nerds?

    • A.

      Delta Psi

    • B.

      Lambda Lambda Lambda

    • C.

      Phe Phi Phum

    • D.

      Alpha Beta

    Correct Answer
    D. Alpha Beta
    Explanation
    In the movie "Revenge of the Nerds", the fraternity that is portrayed as the enemy of the nerds is Alpha Beta. Throughout the film, the Alpha Beta fraternity members constantly bully and belittle the nerds, making them the clear antagonists. This rivalry sets the stage for the nerds to seek revenge and prove themselves against their tormentors.

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  • 7. 

    Who's the Omega president in the movie "Animal House"?

    • A.

      Chip Diller

    • B.

      Bluto

    • C.

      Gregory Marmalard

    • D.

      Pluto

    Correct Answer
    C. Gregory Marmalard
    Explanation
    Gregory Marmalard is the correct answer because he is the character who holds the position of the Omega president in the movie "Animal House". Chip Diller is a different character in the movie, while Bluto is a member of the fraternity but not the president. Pluto is not a character in the movie at all.

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  • 8. 

    What theme park is the Griswold family driving to in "National Lampoon's Vacation"?

    • A.

      Mooseland

    • B.

      Olympia Park

    • C.

      Waterworld

    • D.

      Walley World

    Correct Answer
    D. Walley World
    Explanation
    In "National Lampoon's Vacation," the Griswold family is driving to Walley World, which is the theme park they plan to visit. This is the correct answer as it accurately identifies the destination of the family's road trip in the movie.

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  • 9. 

    What was the first sequel to "National Lampoon's Vacation"?

    • A.

      European Vacation

    • B.

      Australian Vacation

    • C.

      Christmas Vacation

    • D.

      Cancelled Vacation

    Correct Answer
    A. European Vacation
    Explanation
    The first sequel to "National Lampoon's Vacation" is "European Vacation." This film follows the Griswold family as they embark on a trip to Europe, encountering various comedic mishaps along the way. It continues the humorous and chaotic adventures of the original film, showcasing the family's unique brand of vacation mayhem.

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  • 10. 

    What opponent did Rocky fight in the movie "Rocky III"?

    • A.

      Apollo Creed

    • B.

      Godzilla

    • C.

      Clubber Lang

    • D.

      Ivan Drago

    Correct Answer
    C. Clubber Lang
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rocky III," Rocky Balboa fought against Clubber Lang as his opponent. Clubber Lang was a fierce and aggressive boxer who challenged Rocky for the heavyweight title. Their match was intense and showcased the determination and resilience of both fighters. Clubber Lang's character added a new level of intensity and rivalry to the Rocky franchise, making him a memorable opponent for Rocky Balboa.

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  • 11. 

    Who played Ivan Drago in the fourth "Rocky" movie?

    • A.

      Mr. T

    • B.

      Vladimir Putin

    • C.

      Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • D.

      Dolph Lundgren

    Correct Answer
    D. Dolph Lundgren
    Explanation
    Dolph Lundgren played Ivan Drago in the fourth "Rocky" movie.

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  • 12. 

    The movie "The Silence of the Lambs" is based on a book by what author?

    • A.

      Robert Bloch

    • B.

      Stephen King

    • C.

      Beatrix Potter

    • D.

      Thomas Harris

    Correct Answer
    D. Thomas Harris
    Explanation
    "The Silence of the Lambs" is a movie that is based on a book written by Thomas Harris. The movie follows the story of a young FBI trainee who seeks the help of a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch another serial killer. Thomas Harris is the author of the novel that inspired this gripping and suspenseful thriller, making him the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    What minor league baseball team does "Crash" Davis play for in a 1988 movie?

    • A.

      Chicago Steers

    • B.

      Durham Bulls

    • C.

      Three Mile Island Glowworms

    • D.

      Spokane Spokesmen

    Correct Answer
    B. Durham Bulls
    Explanation
    In the 1988 movie, "Crash" Davis plays for the Durham Bulls. This can be inferred from the question asking which minor league baseball team he plays for in the movie. The other options, Chicago Steers, Three Mile Island Glowworms, and Spokane Spokesmen, are not mentioned in the question or in the context of the movie.

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  • 14. 

    Who plays Nuke LaLoosh in the movie "Bull Durham"?

    • A.

      Kevin Costner

    • B.

      Tim Robbins

    • C.

      Manny Ramirez

    • D.

      Tim Curry

    Correct Answer
    B. Tim Robbins
    Explanation
    Tim Robbins plays the character Nuke LaLoosh in the movie "Bull Durham".

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  • 15. 

    What team do the White Sox play in the 1988 movie "Eight Men Out"?

    • A.

      Boston Red Sox

    • B.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Macon Whoopees

    Correct Answer
    B. Cincinnati Reds
    Explanation
    In the 1988 movie "Eight Men Out," the White Sox team plays against the Cincinnati Reds. This implies that the Cincinnati Reds are the opposing team in the movie.

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  • 16. 

    What horse beat War Admiral in a match race in a 2003 movie?

    • A.

      Mr. Ed

    • B.

      Man O' War

    • C.

      Secretariat

    • D.

      Seabiscuit

    Correct Answer
    D. Seabiscuit
    Explanation
    In the 2003 movie, Seabiscuit, the horse Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in a match race. The movie is based on the true story of Seabiscuit, a small and underrated racehorse who went on to become a symbol of hope during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit's victory over War Admiral in the match race was a significant moment in the film, showcasing the underdog's triumph over a more esteemed competitor.

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  • 17. 

    In "Young Frankenstein", what's the last bedtime drink Frau Blucher offers the doctor?

    • A.

      Brandy

    • B.

      Ovaltine

    • C.

      Bloody Brain

    • D.

      Coffee

    Correct Answer
    B. Ovaltine
    Explanation
    In the movie "Young Frankenstein," Frau Blucher offers the doctor Ovaltine as his last bedtime drink. This is the correct answer because Ovaltine is a popular brand of chocolate-flavored powdered drink mix that is often consumed before bed. The other options, such as brandy, bloody brain, and coffee, are not mentioned or relevant in the context of the movie.

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  • 18. 

    Besides Governor Le Petomane, who does Mel Brooks play in his movie "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Horse

    • B.

      Railroad Worker

    • C.

      Indian Chief

    • D.

      Van Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Indian Chief
    Explanation
    In the movie "Blazing Saddles," Mel Brooks plays the character of an Indian Chief. This character is portrayed by Brooks in a comedic and satirical manner, adding to the humor and entertainment of the film. The Indian Chief character is one of the many memorable roles played by Brooks in the movie.

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  • 19. 

    At the end of the movie "The Producers", what musical are Leo and Max producing in prison?

    • A.

      Prisoners Of Love

    • B.

      The Brothers Karamazov

    • C.

      Stalin On Ice

    • D.

      Pol Pot A Go Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Prisoners Of Love
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Producers," Leo and Max are producing a musical called "Prisoners of Love" while they are in prison. This is the correct answer as mentioned in the question.

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  • 20. 

    What's the last "coming attraction" at the end of "History of the World, Part 1"?

    • A.

      Viking Funeral

    • B.

      A Whack On The Head

    • C.

      Spanish Inquisition

    • D.

      Jews In Space

    Correct Answer
    D. Jews In Space
    Explanation
    In the movie "History of the World, Part 1," the last "coming attraction" at the end is called "Jews In Space." This suggests that the movie is a satirical comedy that humorously explores historical events. The title of the "coming attraction" implies that the movie takes a humorous approach to the idea of Jews being involved in space exploration.

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  • 21. 

    In Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run", what instrument did he play in marching band?

    • A.

      Cello

    • B.

      Harp

    • C.

      Flute

    • D.

      Piano

    Correct Answer
    A. Cello
    Explanation
    In Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run", he played the cello in the marching band.

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  • 22. 

    What does the vaccine he volunteers for turn Virgil into in "Take the Money and Run"?

    • A.

      Paraplegic

    • B.

      Giant Lizard

    • C.

      Dwarf

    • D.

      Rabbi

    Correct Answer
    D. Rabbi
    Explanation
    In the movie "Take the Money and Run," the vaccine that Virgil volunteers for turns him into a Rabbi. This suggests that the vaccine has some kind of transformative effect on Virgil's physical appearance or identity, causing him to take on the characteristics and role of a Rabbi.

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  • 23. 

    In the Woody Allen movie "Zelig", what dance is inspired by the title character?

    • A.

      Giraffe

    • B.

      Chameleon

    • C.

      Sea Cucumber

    • D.

      Zebra

    Correct Answer
    B. Chameleon
    Explanation
    In the Woody Allen movie "Zelig", the title character, Leonard Zelig, has the ability to physically transform himself to resemble the people around him. This ability is likened to the chameleon, a lizard known for its ability to change its color to blend in with its surroundings. Therefore, the dance inspired by the title character is the chameleon dance, symbolizing Zelig's transformation abilities.

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  • 24. 

    Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It is the autobiography of what Hollywood actress?

    • A.

      Mary Pickford

    • B.

      Laa-Laa

    • C.

      Marilyn Monroe

    • D.

      Mae West

    Correct Answer
    D. Mae West
    Explanation
    "Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It" is the title of Mae West's autobiography. Mae West was a Hollywood actress known for her provocative and witty persona. She was a prominent figure in the 1930s and 1940s and was known for her unique style and controversial performances. Her autobiography provides insights into her life and career in the entertainment industry.

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  • 25. 

    What was the first color film that Alfred Hitchcock directed?

    • A.

      Rope

    • B.

      The Trouble With Harry

    • C.

      Sleeping Beauty

    • D.

      Vertigo

    Correct Answer
    A. Rope
    Explanation
    Rope was the first color film that Alfred Hitchcock directed.

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  • 26. 

    The movie "Sleepless in Seattle" has a number of clips from what older film in it?

    • A.

      It Happened One Night

    • B.

      Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    • C.

      Men In Black

    • D.

      An Affair To Remember

    Correct Answer
    D. An Affair To Remember
    Explanation
    "Sleepless in Seattle" features clips from the older film "An Affair To Remember." This inclusion of clips from "An Affair To Remember" serves as a plot device in "Sleepless in Seattle," as the characters in the latter film are inspired by the former film's romantic storyline.

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  • 27. 

    What's the name of Kathleen Turner's romance-writer character in "Romancing the Stone"?

    • A.

      Joan Wilder

    • B.

      Angela Brown

    • C.

      Jennifer Wilder

    • D.

      Van Wilder

    Correct Answer
    A. Joan Wilder
    Explanation
    In the movie "Romancing the Stone," Kathleen Turner portrays a romance writer named Joan Wilder. This character embarks on an adventurous journey in Colombia, where she encounters danger and romance. The name Joan Wilder is significant as it represents her identity as a successful writer of romantic novels and also reflects her timid and sheltered personality at the beginning of the film. Throughout the story, Joan undergoes personal growth and becomes more confident and adventurous.

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  • 28. 

    In what African country is the 1985 film "Out of Africa" set?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      Libya

    • D.

      Tanzania

    Correct Answer
    B. Kenya
    Explanation
    "Out of Africa" is a 1985 film set in Kenya. The movie is based on the memoirs of Danish author Karen Blixen, who lived in Kenya during the early 20th century. The film depicts her experiences as a coffee plantation owner and her romantic relationship with big-game hunter Denys Finch Hatton. Kenya's stunning landscapes and wildlife are prominently featured in the film, making it clear that the correct answer is Kenya.

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  • 29. 

    In the "High Anxiety" scene that parodies "Psycho", what is Dr. Thorndyke attacked with?

    • A.

      Newspaper

    • B.

      Axe

    • C.

      Snails

    • D.

      Soda

    Correct Answer
    A. Newspaper
    Explanation
    In the "High Anxiety" scene that parodies "Psycho," Dr. Thorndyke is attacked with a newspaper. This is a humorous twist on the iconic shower scene in "Psycho" where the character is attacked with a knife. The use of a newspaper as a weapon adds a comedic element to the scene, highlighting the parody nature of the film.

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  • 30. 

    Who directed the 1931 version of "Dracula", with Bela Lugosi in the title role?

    • A.

      Cecil B. DeMille

    • B.

      Preston Sturges

    • C.

      Victor Von Frankenstein

    • D.

      Tod Browning

    Correct Answer
    D. Tod Browning
    Explanation
    Tod Browning directed the 1931 version of "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi in the title role.

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