American Beauty (1999) Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What year was an Academy Award given to "American Beauty" for best picture?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1951

    • C.

      1955

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    A. 1999
    Explanation
    "American Beauty" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture in the year 1999.

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  • 2. 

    Which character is from the film "American Beauty"?

    • A.

      Teddy Barnes

    • B.

      Carolyn Burnham

    • C.

      Sarah Tobias

    • D.

      Erin Brockovich

    Correct Answer
    B. Carolyn Burnham
    Explanation
    Carolyn Burnham is a character from the film "American Beauty". The other three options, Teddy Barnes, Sarah Tobias, and Erin Brockovich, are characters from different films and not related to "American Beauty".

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  • 3. 

    In the movie "American Beauty", what does Angela get upset about being called?

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Stupid

    • C.

      Ordinary

    • D.

      Brainy

    Correct Answer
    C. Ordinary
    Explanation
    Angela gets upset about being called "Ordinary" in the movie "American Beauty". This suggests that she desires to be seen as unique or special, and being labeled as ordinary undermines her self-perception and aspirations. The term "Ordinary" implies a lack of distinction or exceptional qualities, which can be a source of frustration for someone seeking validation or recognition.

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  • 4. 

    In the movie "American Beauty", what flower is seen throughout the film?

    • A.

      Tulip

    • B.

      Violet

    • C.

      Daisy

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    D. Rose
    Explanation
    In the movie "American Beauty," the rose is seen throughout the film as a recurring symbol. The rose represents beauty, desire, and the fragility of life. It is prominently featured in various scenes, such as when Lester Burnham fantasizes about Angela covered in rose petals. The rose's presence serves as a metaphor for the characters' pursuit of beauty and happiness, while also highlighting the underlying themes of illusion and decay.

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  • 5. 

    In the movie "American Beauty", who is Carolyn's business rival?

    • A.

      Buddy Kane

    • B.

      Lester Burnham

    • C.

      Ricky Fitts

    • D.

      Frank Fitts

    Correct Answer
    A. Buddy Kane
    Explanation
    In the movie "American Beauty," Carolyn's business rival is Buddy Kane. This is evident from various scenes where Buddy Kane is shown as a successful and influential businessman who competes with Carolyn in the real estate industry. Their rivalry is portrayed through their interactions and Carolyn's desire to outperform and surpass Buddy Kane's success.

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  • 6. 

    Who directed the 1999 drama, "American Beauty"?

    • A.

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • B.

      Ron Underwood

    • C.

      Christopher Nolan

    • D.

      Sam Mendes

    Correct Answer
    D. Sam Mendes
    Explanation
    Sam Mendes is the correct answer because he directed the 1999 drama "American Beauty". Mendes is a renowned director known for his work in both film and theater. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for "American Beauty" and the film itself received critical acclaim for its exploration of suburban life and themes of beauty, desire, and disillusionment. Mendes' direction contributed to the film's success and his name is associated with this particular drama.

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  • 7. 

    In the movie "American Beauty", what is Lester asking for at the dinner table?

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Peas

    • C.

      Cauliflower

    • D.

      Asparagus

    Correct Answer
    D. Asparagus
    Explanation
    In the movie "American Beauty", Lester is asking for asparagus at the dinner table.

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  • 8. 

    In the movie "American Beauty", what restaurant does Lester end up working at?

    • A.

      Porky's

    • B.

      Clown Burger

    • C.

      Hamburger Heaven

    • D.

      Mr. Smiley's

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Smiley's
    Explanation
    In the movie "American Beauty," Lester ends up working at Mr. Smiley's restaurant.

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  • 9. 

    What did Kevin Spacey buy from his neighbor, Ricky, in "American Beauty"?

    • A.

      Marijuana

    • B.

      Electronics

    • C.

      Tools

    • D.

      Sex

    Correct Answer
    A. Marijuana
    Explanation
    In the movie "American Beauty," Kevin Spacey's character, Lester Burnham, buys marijuana from his neighbor, Ricky. This purchase is significant as it represents Lester's rebellion against his mundane suburban life and his desire to break free from societal norms. The marijuana becomes a symbol of escape and self-discovery for Lester, allowing him to explore a different side of himself and find temporary happiness.

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  • 10. 

    Which disc jockey played himself in "American Graffiti"?

    • A.

      Wolfman Jack

    • B.

      Casey Kasem

    • C.

      Dick Clark

    • D.

      Alan Freed

    Correct Answer
    A. Wolfman Jack
    Explanation
    Wolfman Jack played himself in "American Graffiti." This iconic disc jockey was known for his distinctive voice and energetic personality, making him a perfect fit for the film's 1950s rock and roll theme. His appearance in the movie added an extra layer of authenticity and nostalgia, further immersing the audience in the era.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the mysterious disc jockey in the film "American Graffiti"?

    • A.

      Jack The Jet

    • B.

      Wolfman Jack

    • C.

      Curt Henderson

    • D.

      Jumpin' Jack Flash

    Correct Answer
    B. Wolfman Jack
    Explanation
    In the film "American Graffiti," the mysterious disc jockey is known as Wolfman Jack.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these giants of cinema does not appear in the 1973 film "American Graffiti"?

    • A.

      Harrison Ford

    • B.

      George Clooney

    • C.

      Ron Howard

    • D.

      Richard Dreyfuss

    Correct Answer
    B. George Clooney
    Explanation
    George Clooney does not appear in the 1973 film "American Graffiti". The other three options, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, and Richard Dreyfuss, all have roles in the film.

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  • 13. 

    Who isn't on the soundtrack to "American Graffiti"?

    • A.

      Chuck Berry

    • B.

      The Beach Boys

    • C.

      Jerry Lee Lewis

    • D.

      Buster Brown

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerry Lee Lewis
    Explanation
    Jerry Lee Lewis is not on the soundtrack to "American Graffiti." The question is asking for the artist who is not included in the soundtrack.

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