Documentary Film Quizzes & Trivia

If you've watched any National Geographic or Discovery Chanel shows, then you might think you're qualified to talk about documentaries...but are you? Do you know your David Attenborough from your Bear Grylls? Do you know when to call a spade a spade, and not a trowel? How well do you know your documentary genres? If you're a knowledgeable chap, then you should give this a try. Who knows, maybe you'll learn something as we document your progress through these quizzes.

With questions ranging from the many shows of David Attenborough to documentary narrators such as Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Irons...there's questions in here to get your mind interested and ready to narrate your own progress. So what are you waiting for, your own personal narrator? Start your journey today and join in the fun!

How well do you know documentary?  Bill Nichols (2001) In an Introduction to Documentary notes 6 distinct styles of documentary.  Although, modern reality programming often sees mixed styles these modes are...

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 79   |  Last updated: Feb 11, 2013
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    Voice of God.  Uses a Narrator,  most associated with Traditional Documentaries and Televsion News Progrmaming.

This short quiz is based on the frozen planet documentary: Many creatures live in areas of earth that are at times sub-zero. If you are wondering about these fascinating beings, give this quiz a try. How long do they live, what...

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 27   |  Last updated: Feb 24, 2020
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    What is the lifespan of the woolly bear caterpillar?

Documentary quiz

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 25   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
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    Which 3 of the examples apply to expository documentary?

Complete the following quiz after watching the documentary in class

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 24   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2013
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    The voice over explains that Burton was uncomfortable with the ......................neighbourhood in which he grew up.

What type of movie would your life documentary be? Well you can find out here in this quiz!

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 24   |  Last updated: Jan 2, 2013
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    You never leave home without your...

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Documentary Film Questions & Answers

What is a mode of address?
It is how the filmmaker speaks to the audience
Which 3 of the examples apply to expository documentary?
The classic mode of documentary, it directly addresses the viewer and often sets out to solve a problem. It often includes a voice of god commentary by an authoritative voice. It can include talking heads and direct interviews.