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"The legendary Irwin Allen tackled killer bees in the disaster movie "The Swarm". It's a movie that, despite its lack of success at the box office, helped cement Allen's claim to being "The Master of Disaster"."
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The swarm of the title, a horde of Africanized killer bees, wasted no time in doing its damage. Just before the film opened, the bees invaded what kind of military facility?
Early warning radar facility
Ballistic missile complex
Helicopter flight training school
Weapons research center
Dr. Bradford Crane (Michael Caine), an expert on bees, arrived at the military facility too late to warn them of the invading swarm. But his knowledge proved valuable in fighting the swarm later on. When Crane gave instructions to gather his colleagues, what message did he ask the military to give them?
That the American honeybee was in serious trouble
That the war he had been talking about had finally begun
That everyone needed to bring at least a week's worth of clothing
That this was not an exercise
General Slater, the head of the military complex, opposed Dr. Crane's more scientific methods of dealing with the swarm and proposed more drastic measures that might have also wiped out industrious American honeybees. Which veteran actor played General Slater?
After taking aim at the military facility, the swarm decimated and ultimately forced the evacuation of a nearby town, that was getting ready to celebrate its annual flower festival. What was the name of this quaint little town?
Flowers were not the only thing in bloom in the small town. Felix, a retired mechanic (Ben Johnson), and the mayor of the town, Clarence Tuttle (Fred MacMurray) fought for the affections of Maureen Schuster (Olivia de Havilland). What kind of work did Miss Schuster do?
After his parents were attacked by killer bees, Paul Durant (Christian Juttner) drove the family car frantically into town to tell everyone what happened. What kind of car did Paul drive into town and ultimately crash into a flower cart?
Dr. Hubbard (Richard Chamberlain), one of Dr. Crane's colleagues, visited a nuclear plant in an attempt to get its manager, Dr. Andrews (Josť Ferrer), to shut down before the swarm came in. But the bees caused the plant to explode, killing Andrews, Hubbard, and over 36,000 other people. In which city did this disaster occur?
Though Dr. Crane bumped heads constantly with General Slater, what specific act caused Slater to finally soften his stance toward the scientist?
He witnessed Crane reading the Bible.
He witnessed Crane tending to an injured man.
He witnessed Crane praying.
He witnessed Crane aiding in an evacuation.
If a small town was no match for an invading swarm, a big city didn't stand much of a chance, either. In fact, the White House ordered the controlled burning of which major metropolis, to combat the swarm?
Running out of options, and with a major city under attack, Dr. Crane finally realized that it was the sound of sirens that could lure the swarm out of town.
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Compiled Jun 28 12