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  • 1. 

    What 1982 film marked Woody Allen's first collaboration with Mia Farrow?

    • A.

      Zelig

    • B.

      Broadway Danny Rose

    • C.

      Stardust Memories

    • D.

      A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

    Correct Answer
    D. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
    Explanation
    In 1982, Woody Allen collaborated with Mia Farrow for the first time in the film "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy." This film marked their initial partnership and was released during the same year.

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  • 2. 

    In which Woody Allen film can the main character transform his appearance to match people around him?

    • A.

      Scoop

    • B.

      September

    • C.

      Zelig

    • D.

      Shadows and Fog

    Correct Answer
    C. Zelig
    Explanation
    In the film "Zelig," the main character has the ability to transform his appearance to match the people around him. This unique ability allows him to blend in seamlessly with any group or individual, making him a chameleon-like figure. The film explores the consequences and complexities of this transformation, highlighting themes of identity, conformity, and the desire for acceptance.

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  • 3. 

    In "Another Woman", Gena Rowlands plays a professor of which subject?

    • A.

      Chemistry

    • B.

      History

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Philosophy

    Correct Answer
    D. Philosophy
    Explanation
    In the film "Another Woman," Gena Rowlands portrays a professor who specializes in the subject of philosophy. This is evident from her character's interactions, dialogue, and the overall themes explored in the movie. The story revolves around philosophical introspection and existential questions, highlighting the professor's expertise in this field.

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  • 4. 

    Which Woody Allen film was partly filmed in San Quentin State Prison?

    • A.

      September

    • B.

      Small Time Crooks

    • C.

      Zelig

    • D.

      Take the Money and Run

    Correct Answer
    D. Take the Money and Run
    Explanation
    "Take the Money and Run" is the correct answer because this Woody Allen film was partly filmed in San Quentin State Prison. The film follows the story of a bumbling criminal named Virgil Starkwell and includes scenes that take place in the prison. This choice is supported by the fact that the other films listed, "September," "Small Time Crooks," and "Zelig," do not have any connection to San Quentin State Prison in their filming locations or plotlines.

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  • 5. 

    In what Woody Allen film does Alan Alda insist that comedy is "tragedy plus time"?

    • A.

      Radio Days

    • B.

      Crimes and Misdemeanors

    • C.

      Mighty Aphrodite

    • D.

      Blue Jasmine

    Correct Answer
    B. Crimes and Misdemeanors
    Explanation
    In the film "Crimes and Misdemeanors," Alan Alda's character insists that comedy is "tragedy plus time." This statement suggests that comedy often arises from tragic situations, but only after a certain amount of time has passed. It implies that humor can be found in even the most difficult or painful experiences, but it may take some distance and perspective to fully appreciate it. This theme is explored throughout the film, as it delves into the moral complexities of its characters and their actions.

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  • 6. 

    The only two Woody Allen films from the 1990's to be shot in black and white were "Celebrity" and which other movie?

    • A.

      Shadows and Fog

    • B.

      Mighty Aphrodite

    • C.

      Everyone Says I Love You

    • D.

      Husbands and Wives

    Correct Answer
    A. Shadows and Fog
    Explanation
    "Shadows and Fog" is the correct answer because it is one of the only two Woody Allen films from the 1990's to be shot in black and white. The other film is "Celebrity". "Mighty Aphrodite", "Everyone Says I Love You", and "Husbands and Wives" were not shot in black and white during the 1990's.

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  • 7. 

    Woody Allen shared his 1978 Best Original Screenplay Oscar with which writer?

    • A.

      Robert Towne

    • B.

      William Goldman

    • C.

      Marshall Brickman

    • D.

      Paddy Chayefsky

    Correct Answer
    C. Marshall Brickman
    Explanation
    Marshall Brickman is the correct answer because he co-wrote the screenplay for the movie "Annie Hall" with Woody Allen. The film won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 1978, and both Brickman and Allen were credited as the writers.

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  • 8. 

    In "Annie Hall", Annie and Alvy met while playing what game?

    • A.

      Softball

    • B.

      Tennis

    • C.

      Golf

    • D.

      Squash

    Correct Answer
    B. Tennis
    Explanation
    In the movie "Annie Hall", Annie and Alvy met while playing tennis. This is evident from various scenes in the film where they are seen playing tennis together and discussing their relationship. Tennis serves as a significant backdrop in their relationship, symbolizing their initial connection and the ups and downs they experience throughout the movie.

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  • 9. 

    After Alvy and Annie break up in "Annie Hall", Annie asks Alvy to come over to her apartment and do what?

    • A.

      Tune Her Piano

    • B.

      Change a Light Bulb

    • C.

      Watch a Movie

    • D.

      Kill a Spider

    Correct Answer
    D. Kill a Spider
    Explanation
    After Alvy and Annie break up in "Annie Hall", Annie asks Alvy to come over to her apartment and kill a spider. This suggests that despite their breakup, Annie still relies on Alvy for help and support in small matters. It also highlights the lingering emotional connection between them, as Annie feels comfortable enough to ask Alvy for assistance in a vulnerable situation.

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  • 10. 

    Which actor plays Annie Hall's brother in "Annie Hall"?

    • A.

      Robert De Niro

    • B.

      Christopher Walken

    • C.

      Gary Oldman

    • D.

      Al Pacino

    Correct Answer
    B. Christopher Walken
    Explanation
    Christopher Walken plays Annie Hall's brother in "Annie Hall". In the film, Walken portrays the character of Duane Hall, who is Annie's neurotic and unpredictable brother. Walken's performance in this role showcases his ability to bring a unique and eccentric energy to the character, adding depth and complexity to the film. His portrayal of Duane Hall is memorable and contributes to the overall charm and quirkiness of the movie.

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  • 11. 

    What director of "Tootsie" also acted in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"?

    • A.

      Sydney Pollack

    • B.

      Garry Marshall

    • C.

      Oliver Stone

    • D.

      Stanley Kubrick

    Correct Answer
    A. Sydney Pollack
    Explanation
    Sydney Pollack is the correct answer because he not only directed the film "Tootsie" but also acted in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives". This suggests that Pollack is the director who had a dual role in both films.

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  • 12. 

    Which musician appeared as Annie's record producer and boyfriend in "Annie Hall"?

    • A.

      Roy Orbison

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      Jeff Lynne

    • D.

      Paul Simon

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul Simon
    Explanation
    In the movie "Annie Hall," Paul Simon appeared as Annie's record producer and boyfriend. This is evident from the context of the question, which asks about the musician who played this specific role in the film.

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  • 13. 

    In what Woody Allen film does a mobster played by Chazz Palminteri take on the role of playwright?

    • A.

      Deconstructing Harry

    • B.

      Don't Drink the Water

    • C.

      Husbands and Wives

    • D.

      Bullets Over Broadway

    Correct Answer
    D. Bullets Over Broadway
    Explanation
    In the film "Bullets Over Broadway," a mobster portrayed by Chazz Palminteri assumes the role of a playwright.

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  • 14. 

    What Woody Allen musical features sung vocal contributions from all of its main cast except a dubbed Drew Barrymore?

    • A.

      Everyone Says I Love You

    • B.

      Deconstructing Harry

    • C.

      Celebrity

    • D.

      The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

    Correct Answer
    A. Everyone Says I Love You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Everyone Says I Love You." In this musical film directed by Woody Allen, all of the main cast members contribute with their own singing voices, except for Drew Barrymore who is dubbed.

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  • 15. 

    In Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry", Billy Crystal portrays what character?

    • A.

      God

    • B.

      A Demon

    • C.

      An Angel

    • D.

      The Devil

    Correct Answer
    D. The Devil
    Explanation
    In Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry", Billy Crystal portrays the character of The Devil. This character is known for being mischievous, cunning, and often associated with evil or temptation. Billy Crystal's portrayal of The Devil in the film adds a comedic element to the story, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

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  • 16. 

    Which Woody Allen short film is a series of cell-phone snippets collected in New York?

    • A.

      Words From a Town I Love

    • B.

      Sounds From a Town I Love

    • C.

      Conversations From a Town I Love

    • D.

      Music From a Town I Love

    Correct Answer
    B. Sounds From a Town I Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sounds From a Town I Love." This short film by Woody Allen consists of a series of cell-phone snippets collected in New York. It focuses on capturing the various sounds and conversations that can be heard in the city, providing a unique perspective on urban life.

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  • 17. 

    Which Woody Allen film is a parody of Russian literature?

    • A.

      The Purple Rose of Cairo

    • B.

      Love and Death

    • C.

      Manhattan

    • D.

      Husbands and Wives

    Correct Answer
    B. Love and Death
    Explanation
    "Love and Death" is a Woody Allen film that serves as a parody of Russian literature. The film incorporates elements of satire and comedy to mock the themes, characters, and style commonly found in Russian literary works. Allen's film explores existential questions, love, and mortality in a humorous and exaggerated manner, drawing inspiration from the works of Russian authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. The film's title itself is a play on Tolstoy's famous novel "War and Peace," further highlighting its satirical approach to Russian literature.

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  • 18. 

    In Woody Allen's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", the protagonists are searching for what?

    • A.

      A Can of Corn

    • B.

      A Computer

    • C.

      A Diamond

    • D.

      An Egg Salad Recipe

    Correct Answer
    D. An Egg Salad Recipe
    Explanation
    In Woody Allen's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", the protagonists are searching for an egg salad recipe. This is evident from the title of the film itself, which suggests that the plot revolves around a quest for a specific recipe. The film is known for its comedic take on the spy genre, and the absurdity of searching for something as simple as an egg salad recipe adds to the humor and quirkiness of the story.

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  • 19. 

    The plot of which Woody Allen movie is being told by a group of comedians at the Carnegie Deli?

    • A.

      Bullets Over Broadway

    • B.

      Hollywood Ending

    • C.

      Celebrity

    • D.

      Broadway Danny Rose

    Correct Answer
    D. Broadway Danny Rose
    Explanation
    In the movie "Broadway Danny Rose," a group of comedians at the Carnegie Deli narrate the plot.

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  • 20. 

    Which Woody Allen film was photographed and narrated in the style of a 1920 newsreel?

    • A.

      Bananas

    • B.

      Zelig

    • C.

      Manhattan

    • D.

      Annie Hall

    Correct Answer
    B. Zelig
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zelig. Zelig is a Woody Allen film that was photographed and narrated in the style of a 1920 newsreel. The film tells the story of Leonard Zelig, a man who has the ability to transform his appearance to fit in with the people around him. The use of the 1920 newsreel style adds a unique and nostalgic touch to the film, enhancing the storytelling and immersing the audience in the era.

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  • 21. 

    Will Ferrell and Steve Carell appear in the comedic half of what Woody Allen movie split into a comedy and a tragedy?

    • A.

      Match Point

    • B.

      Anything Else

    • C.

      Scoop

    • D.

      Melinda and Melinda

    Correct Answer
    D. Melinda and Melinda
    Explanation
    Melinda and Melinda is the correct answer because it is the only Woody Allen movie mentioned in the options that is split into a comedy and a tragedy. The movie tells the story of Melinda, portrayed by Radha Mitchell, and explores two parallel versions of her life, one comedic and the other tragic. While Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are both comedic actors, they do not appear in the other movies listed as options. Therefore, Melinda and Melinda is the only logical choice.

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  • 22. 

    What was Woody Allen's birth name?

    • A.

      Robert Allan Zimmerman

    • B.

      Allan Stewart Konigsberg

    • C.

      Herbert Hiram Allan

    • D.

      Jon Stephen Marquis

    Correct Answer
    B. Allan Stewart Konigsberg
    Explanation
    Woody Allen's birth name was Allan Stewart Konigsberg.

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  • 23. 

    In Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry", what does the title character do for a living?

    • A.

      Writer

    • B.

      Comedian

    • C.

      Psychologist

    • D.

      Film Director

    Correct Answer
    A. Writer
    Explanation
    In Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry," the title character is a writer. This is evident from the film's focus on Harry's struggles and experiences as a writer, as well as his interactions with other writers and the literary world. The story revolves around Harry's creative process, his relationships with other writers, and the impact his writing has on his personal life. Therefore, it can be concluded that the correct answer is writer.

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  • 24. 

    Which actor played a magician in Woody Allen's "Scoop"?

    • A.

      Brad Pitt

    • B.

      Jason Statham

    • C.

      Hugh Jackman

    • D.

      Nicolas Cage

    Correct Answer
    C. Hugh Jackman
    Explanation
    Hugh Jackman played a magician in Woody Allen's "Scoop".

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  • 25. 

    Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" is set in which three cities?

    • A.

      New York, Venice, and London

    • B.

      New York, Venice, and Amsterdam

    • C.

      New York, Venice, and Lisbon

    • D.

      New York, Venice, and Paris

    Correct Answer
    D. New York, Venice, and Paris
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York, Venice, and Paris. In the film "Everyone Says I Love You," Woody Allen showcases these three cities as the main settings for the story. Each city provides a unique backdrop for the different scenes and contributes to the overall atmosphere of the film. New York represents the characters' everyday lives, Venice adds a romantic and dreamlike element, and Paris brings a touch of sophistication and charm. The combination of these three cities helps to create a visually captivating and diverse film experience.

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  • 26. 

    Which 1991 Woody Allen film was based on his one-act play "Death"?

    • A.

      Husbands and Wives

    • B.

      Radio Days

    • C.

      Alice

    • D.

      Shadows and Fog

    Correct Answer
    D. Shadows and Fog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shadows and Fog. This film, released in 1991, was based on Woody Allen's one-act play titled "Death". The movie tells the story of a man named Kleinman who gets caught up in a series of mysterious events in a small town filled with fog and shadows. It explores themes of identity, morality, and the absurdity of life.

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  • 27. 

    "Family is Family" was the tagline for which 2007 Woody Allen film?

    • A.

      Cassandra's Dream

    • B.

      Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    • C.

      Match Point

    • D.

      Scoop

    Correct Answer
    A. Cassandra's Dream
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cassandra's Dream. "Family is Family" was the tagline for this 2007 Woody Allen film.

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  • 28. 

    What 2010 Woody Allen film was his first in over forty years that was not produced by Charles H. Joffe?

    • A.

      Midnight in Paris

    • B.

      Blue Jasmine

    • C.

      You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

    • D.

      To Rome with Love

    Correct Answer
    C. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
    Explanation
    "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" is the correct answer because it was the first Woody Allen film in over forty years that was not produced by Charles H. Joffe. This implies that Charles H. Joffe had produced all of Woody Allen's previous films for over four decades, making "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" a departure from their collaboration.

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  • 29. 

    Which actress won Academy Awards for her roles in Woody Allen's films "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Bullets Over Broadway"?

    • A.

      Diane Keaton

    • B.

      Mira Sorvino

    • C.

      Meryl Streep

    • D.

      Dianne Wiest

    Correct Answer
    D. Dianne Wiest
    Explanation
    Dianne Wiest won Academy Awards for her roles in Woody Allen's films "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Bullets Over Broadway".

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  • 30. 

    Woody Allen's film "Blue Jasmine" is set in New York and which other city?

    • A.

      Denver

    • B.

      San Francisco

    • C.

      Portland

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    B. San Francisco
    Explanation
    "Blue Jasmine" is a film directed by Woody Allen that is primarily set in New York. However, the question asks for the other city where the film is also set. The correct answer is San Francisco. This means that in addition to New York, the film also includes scenes or takes place in San Francisco.

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