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  • 1. 

    Who was the director of the 1959 classic "Ben-Hur"?

    • A.

      William Wyler

    • B.

      Lewis Milestone

    • C.

      Michael Curtiz

    • D.

      David Lean

    Correct Answer
    A. William Wyler
    Explanation
    William Wyler was the director of the 1959 classic "Ben-Hur." He is a renowned director known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to create visually stunning films. Wyler's direction in "Ben-Hur" was praised for its grand scale and epic nature, particularly the iconic chariot race scene. His expertise in storytelling and his ability to bring out powerful performances from actors contributed to the success of the film, which went on to win a record-breaking 11 Academy Awards.

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  • 2. 

    Who played the title role in the 1938 classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood"?

    • A.

      Charlton Heston

    • B.

      Jack Lemmon

    • C.

      Errol Flynn

    • D.

      Humphrey Bogart

    Correct Answer
    C. Errol Flynn
    Explanation
    Errol Flynn played the title role in the 1938 classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood".

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  • 3. 

    Who played the title role in the 1962 classic "Lawrence of Arabia"?

    • A.

      Alec Guinness

    • B.

      Anthony Quinn

    • C.

      Marlon Brando

    • D.

      Peter O'Toole

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter O'Toole
    Explanation
    Peter O'Toole played the title role in the 1962 classic "Lawrence of Arabia". This film is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and O'Toole's portrayal of T.E. Lawrence, a British archaeologist and military officer, is considered one of his most iconic performances. O'Toole's portrayal of Lawrence earned him critical acclaim and he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in "Casablanca"?

    • A.

      Richard 'Rick' Blaine

    • B.

      Victor Laszlo

    • C.

      Captain Renault

    • D.

      Signor Ferrari

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard 'Rick' Blaine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Richard 'Rick' Blaine. In the movie "Casablanca," Humphrey Bogart played the character of Rick Blaine. The film is set during World War II in the city of Casablanca, and Rick is a cynical American expatriate who owns a nightclub. He becomes entangled in a love triangle when his former lover, Ilsa, reappears in his life. Rick's character is known for his iconic lines and his conflicted nature, ultimately making sacrifices for the greater good.

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  • 5. 

    In which of the following classics would you come across the dialog "Play it again, Sam"?

    • A.

      Casablanca

    • B.

      It's a Wonderful Life

    • C.

      It Happened One Night

    • D.

      Gone with The Wind

    Correct Answer
    A. Casablanca
    Explanation
    In the classic film Casablanca, the famous line "Play it again, Sam" is spoken by the character Ilsa Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman. This line is often misquoted as "Play it again, Sam," but the actual line is "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'". The line is a memorable moment in the film and has become iconic in popular culture.

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  • 6. 

    Who played the title characters in "When Harry Met Sally"?

    • A.

      Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan

    • B.

      Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan

    • C.

      Billy Crystal and Kate Winslet

    • D.

      Billy Crystal and Susan Sarandon

    Correct Answer
    B. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan
    Explanation
    Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan played the title characters in "When Harry Met Sally".

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  • 7. 

    Who was the director, actor, and co-writer of "Annie Hall"?

    • A.

      Gregory Peck

    • B.

      Lloyd Bacon

    • C.

      Michael Curtiz

    • D.

      Woody Allen

    Correct Answer
    D. Woody Allen
    Explanation
    Woody Allen was the director, actor, and co-writer of "Annie Hall". He is known for his versatile talents in the film industry, often taking on multiple roles in his projects. In "Annie Hall", Allen not only directed the film but also played the lead role and co-wrote the screenplay. His involvement in these various aspects showcases his creative vision and artistic contributions to the film.

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  • 8. 

    Who played the title role in the 1977 classic "Annie Hall"?

    • A.

      Carol Kane

    • B.

      Ingrid Bergman

    • C.

      Diane Keaton

    • D.

      Audrey Hepburn

    Correct Answer
    C. Diane Keaton
    Explanation
    Diane Keaton played the title role in the 1977 classic "Annie Hall". This is evident from the information provided in the question. The other options, Carol Kane, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn, are not relevant to the film "Annie Hall".

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  • 9. 

    Who was the director of the 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"?

    • A.

      David Lean

    • B.

      Orson Welles

    • C.

      John Wayne

    • D.

      Herman J. Mankiewicz

    Correct Answer
    B. Orson Welles
    Explanation
    Orson Welles was the director of the 1941 classic "Citizen Kane." Welles not only directed the film but also co-wrote the screenplay and starred in it. "Citizen Kane" is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and is known for its innovative storytelling techniques and cinematography. Welles' directorial debut with this film showcased his talent and established him as a prominent figure in the film industry.

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  • 10. 

    What was the first name of the title character in the 1993 movie "Schindler's List"?

    • A.

      Amon

    • B.

      Poldek

    • C.

      Oskar

    • D.

      Itzhak

    Correct Answer
    C. Oskar
    Explanation
    The first name of the title character in the 1993 movie "Schindler's List" is Oskar.

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  • 11. 

    Who played the role of the college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the movie "The Graduate"?

    • A.

      Dustin Hoffman

    • B.

      Woody Allen

    • C.

      Jack Nicholson

    • D.

      Harrison Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Dustin Hoffman
    Explanation
    Dustin Hoffman is the correct answer because he played the role of the college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the movie "The Graduate".

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  • 12. 

    Who played the role of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind"?

    • A.

      Audrey Hepburn

    • B.

      Barbara O'Neil

    • C.

      Vivien Leigh

    • D.

      Diane Keaton

    Correct Answer
    C. Vivien Leigh
    Explanation
    Vivien Leigh played the role of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind".

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  • 13. 

    In which of the following movies did Joe Bradley fall in love with Princess Ann?

    • A.

      Roman Holiday

    • B.

      The Crowd

    • C.

      Gone with the Wind

    • D.

      City Lights

    Correct Answer
    A. Roman Holiday
    Explanation
    In the movie "Roman Holiday," Joe Bradley falls in love with Princess Ann. This romantic comedy film tells the story of a princess who escapes her royal duties and explores Rome. Joe, a journalist, encounters her and initially plans to write a story about her, but as they spend time together, he falls in love with her. Their relationship blossoms throughout the film, making "Roman Holiday" the correct answer to the question.

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  • 14. 

    Who was "The Lone Prospector" in the 1925 classic "The Gold Rush"?

    • A.

      Charlie Chaplin

    • B.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • C.

      Henry Bergman

    • D.

      Tom Murray

    Correct Answer
    A. Charlie Chaplin
    Explanation
    Charlie Chaplin was "The Lone Prospector" in the 1925 classic "The Gold Rush". He was a famous actor, comedian, and filmmaker known for his iconic character, the Tramp. In "The Gold Rush," Chaplin played a prospector who goes to the Klondike in search of gold. The film is considered one of Chaplin's greatest works and showcases his comedic talent and physicality. Chaplin's portrayal of "The Lone Prospector" is memorable and contributed to the enduring popularity of the film.

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  • 15. 

    Who kidnapped Ann Darrow in the Skull island?

    • A.

      William Wallace

    • B.

      Godzilla

    • C.

      King Kong

    • D.

      Robin Hood

    Correct Answer
    C. King Kong
    Explanation
    King Kong kidnapped Ann Darrow in Skull Island. This is a famous scene from the movie "King Kong" where the giant ape takes Ann Darrow captive and brings her to his lair. King Kong's fascination with Ann becomes a central theme of the story, as he develops a protective and affectionate bond with her.

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  • 16. 

    What was Jake La Motta, portrayed by Robert De Niro, in the movie "Raging Bull"?

    • A.

      Baseball player

    • B.

      Basketballer

    • C.

      Boxer

    • D.

      Soccer player

    Correct Answer
    C. Boxer
    Explanation
    In the movie "Raging Bull," Jake La Motta, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is a boxer. The film is a biographical drama that tells the story of La Motta's life and career as a professional boxer. De Niro's portrayal of La Motta earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Actor. The film showcases La Motta's struggles inside and outside of the ring, making it clear that he is a boxer.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the cab driver in the 1976 film "Taxi Driver"?

    • A.

      Robert De Niro

    • B.

      Harrison Ford

    • C.

      Mel Gibson

    • D.

      Walter Huston

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert De Niro
    Explanation
    In the 1976 film "Taxi Driver," the cab driver is portrayed by Robert De Niro.

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  • 18. 

    Who directed the 1951 classic "A Streetcar Named Desire"?

    • A.

      Elia Kazan

    • B.

      Billy Wilder

    • C.

      David Lean

    • D.

      Orson Welles

    Correct Answer
    A. Elia Kazan
    Explanation
    Elia Kazan directed the 1951 classic "A Streetcar Named Desire". Kazan was a renowned American director known for his realistic and intense style of filmmaking. He was highly skilled in bringing out powerful performances from actors, which was evident in his direction of "A Streetcar Named Desire". The film, based on Tennessee Williams' play of the same name, is considered a masterpiece and Kazan's direction played a significant role in its success.

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  • 19. 

    Who directed the 1994 classic "Pulp Fiction"?

    • A.

      Michael Moore

    • B.

      Steven Spielberg

    • C.

      Orson Welles

    • D.

      Quentin Tarantino

    Correct Answer
    D. Quentin Tarantino
    Explanation
    Quentin Tarantino directed the 1994 classic "Pulp Fiction." Tarantino is known for his unique and unconventional storytelling style, which was evident in this film. "Pulp Fiction" became a critical and commercial success, winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and receiving numerous accolades. Tarantino's distinct directorial choices, such as non-linear narrative structure and memorable dialogue, have made him a highly regarded filmmaker in the industry.

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  • 20. 

    Who wrote the novel "The Godfather" and contributed to the film's screenplay too?

    • A.

      Mario Puzo

    • B.

      Victor Hugo

    • C.

      Frederick Forsyth

    • D.

      Graham Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Mario Puzo
    Explanation
    Mario Puzo is the correct answer because he is the author of the novel "The Godfather" and also contributed to the film's screenplay. His novel, published in 1969, became a bestseller and was later adapted into a highly successful film trilogy directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Puzo's involvement in both the novel and screenplay showcases his talent and contribution to the creation of this iconic story.

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  • 21. 

    Which mafia dynasty's saga was portrayed in "The Godfather"?

    • A.

      McCluskeys

    • B.

      Clemenzas

    • C.

      Hagens

    • D.

      Corleones

    Correct Answer
    D. Corleones
    Explanation
    "The Godfather" is a famous film that depicts the story of the Corleone family, a powerful mafia dynasty. The film showcases the rise and fall of the Corleone family, their involvement in organized crime, and their struggles to maintain power and protect their loved ones. The Corleones are the central characters in the movie, making them the correct answer to this question.

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  • 22. 

    Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda wrote and acted in which cult classic of 1969?

    • A.

      All Quiet on the Western Front

    • B.

      The Best Years of Our Lives

    • C.

      Bonnie and Clyde

    • D.

      Easy Rider

    Correct Answer
    D. Easy Rider
    Explanation
    Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda wrote and acted in the cult classic film Easy Rider in 1969. The film follows two bikers who travel across the United States on motorcycles, exploring themes of freedom, counterculture, and the search for meaning in a changing society. Easy Rider became a landmark film of the 1960s counterculture movement and is known for its iconic soundtrack and portrayal of the era.

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  • 23. 

    Who played the role of Jerry Mulligan in the 1951 classic "An American in Paris"?

    • A.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • B.

      Gene Kelly

    • C.

      Oscar Levant

    • D.

      Charlton Heston

    Correct Answer
    B. Gene Kelly
    Explanation
    Gene Kelly played the role of Jerry Mulligan in the 1951 classic "An American in Paris." Gene Kelly was a renowned actor, dancer, and choreographer known for his energetic and athletic dance style. He was highly influential in the development of musical films and is considered one of the greatest dancers in the history of American cinema. In "An American in Paris," Kelly's performance as Jerry Mulligan earned him critical acclaim and helped solidify his status as a Hollywood icon.

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  • 24. 

    Which three and a half hour MGM epic was subtitled "A Tale of the Christ"?

    • A.

      The Ten Commandments

    • B.

      Ben-Hur

    • C.

      Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus

    • D.

      The Passion of the Christ

    Correct Answer
    B. Ben-Hur
    Explanation
    Ben-Hur is the correct answer because it is a three and a half hour MGM epic that was subtitled "A Tale of the Christ." The other options, The Ten Commandments, Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus, and The Passion of the Christ, do not match this description.

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  • 25. 

    The Oscar winning screenplay of which movie was adapted from Harper Lee's 1960 novel?

    • A.

      Citizen Kane

    • B.

      To Kill a Mockingbird

    • C.

      All About Eve

    • D.

      Bringing Up Baby

    Correct Answer
    B. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Oscar winning screenplay of this movie was adapted from Harper Lee's 1960 novel.

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  • 26. 

    Which Woody Allen directed classic has the tagline "A nervous romance"?

    • A.

      Take the Money and Run

    • B.

      Hooray for Love

    • C.

      Annie Hall

    • D.

      Interiors

    Correct Answer
    C. Annie Hall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Annie Hall. Annie Hall is a romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. The tagline "A nervous romance" perfectly captures the essence of the film, as it revolves around the neurotic relationship between the main characters Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton). The film explores the ups and downs of their relationship, filled with humor, anxiety, and self-reflection.

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  • 27. 

    Who directed the 1934 classic "It Happened One Night"?

    • A.

      Frank Capra

    • B.

      John Wayne

    • C.

      William Wyler

    • D.

      Charlie Chaplin

    Correct Answer
    A. Frank Capra
    Explanation
    Frank Capra is the correct answer because he directed the 1934 classic film "It Happened One Night." Capra was a renowned American film director, known for his work in the 1930s and 1940s. "It Happened One Night" is a romantic comedy that starred Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and it went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Director for Capra. His direction in this film is considered to be one of his finest works and a significant contribution to the history of cinema.

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  • 28. 

    Where did the first shark attack take place in the movie "Jaws"?

    • A.

      Amity island

    • B.

      Liberty island

    • C.

      Hope island

    • D.

      Victoria island

    Correct Answer
    A. Amity island
    Explanation
    In the movie "Jaws," the first shark attack took place on Amity Island. This is the main setting of the film, where the small beach town is terrorized by a great white shark. The attack on Amity Island sets the stage for the rest of the movie, as the townspeople and authorities struggle to deal with the threat and protect the beachgoers.

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  • 29. 

    Which film was labeled as "mother of all modern horror suspense films" by filmsite.org?

    • A.

      It Happened One Night

    • B.

      Rear Window

    • C.

      Psycho

    • D.

      Jaws

    Correct Answer
    C. Psycho
    Explanation
    Psycho is labeled as "mother of all modern horror suspense films" by filmsite.org. This is because Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, revolutionized the horror genre with its innovative storytelling and iconic shower scene. It introduced psychological suspense and a more realistic portrayal of violence, setting the standard for future horror films. Its impact on the genre is widely recognized and it continues to be influential in modern horror cinema.

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  • 30. 

    In which classic would you come across the characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski?

    • A.

      Trouble in Paradise

    • B.

      A Streetcar Named Desire

    • C.

      The Third Man

    • D.

      West Side Story

    Correct Answer
    B. A Streetcar Named Desire
    Explanation
    In the classic play "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, the characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski are prominent. Blanche is a fading Southern belle who comes to stay with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley is a working-class man who clashes with Blanche's refined sensibilities, leading to a tense and dramatic exploration of class, desire, and mental instability. The play is known for its powerful characters and intense dialogue, making it a significant work in American theater.

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