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1 "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" - Connie Booth, as the witch, may (or may not) have caused John Cleese (Peasant #3) to feel like something completely different. What did she (supposedly) turn him into?
Answer: A newt

He got better, though (of course, it's not like she had actually turned him into a newt, but I guess people will make up anything sometimes). She was finally determined to be a witch when it turned out that she weighed the same as a duck.
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
2 "I was born in Jerusalem, next door to Jesus. At the age of 30 I joined the People's Front of Judea. Oh, and one more thing, I'm not a Roman, I'm Jewish!"
Answer: Brian Cohen

This is the main character of "Life of Brian". He wound up being crucified, but made a friend on a nearby cross--they sang "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" together.
    Your options: [ Brian Cohen ] [ Brian Gohen ] [ Ryan Cohen ] [ Ryan Gohen ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
3 Complete the quote said amid crucifixion: "Always look on the ______."
Answer: bright side of life

From the 'Life of Brian'. Sung by Eric Idle when Brian is being crucified.
    Your options: [ bright side of life ] [ bright side of strife ] [ dark side of the force ] [ right side of life ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
4 "Between our quests, we sequin vests and impersonate ______ ______."
Answer: Clark Gable

This is, of course, sung by the Knights of the Round Table in "Holy Grail."
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
5 What does Prince Herbert want to do?
Answer: sing

HI father wants him to marry for land but he only wants to sing.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
6 "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" - The Australian professors weren't quite so different after all, since they all shared the same first name. What was it?
Answer: Bruce

Professors Bruce were from the Philosophy Department at their university. They were there together to sing the Philosophers Song (and drink beer).
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
7 "Don't grovel! I hate groveling and don't avert your eyes! *sigh* Such actions depress me, just like those miserable psalms."
Answer: God

God is the one character who appears in all three "Monty Python" films. This version of God was in "Holy Grail". Towards the beginning of the film God appears to King Arthur and his knights, to give them the quest to find the Holy Grail.
    Your options: [ God ] [ Satan ] [ King Arthur ] [ The King of Swamp Castle ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
8 Complete the quote regarding inherited wealth in England: 1) "One day lad, all this will be yours." 2) "What? The ______?"
Answer: curtains

From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. This is said by Prince Herbert to his father the King, on the day he doesn't want to get married. He'd rather just sing.
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
9 "Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving, and revolving at ____ miles an hour."
Answer: 900

This is from "The Galaxy Song" in "MP and the Meaning of Life." All statistics in this song, written by Eric Idle, are surprisingly accurate.
    Your options: [ 900 ] [ 30,000 ] [ 40,000 ] [ 19 ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
10 What is the first gift requested by The Nights Who Say 'Ni' to pass through the woods?
Answer: shrubbery

They request a shrubbery and when Arthur returns, they request 'a second shrubbery to stand just higher than the first to create a sort of two level effect with the path that runs down the middle.'
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
11 "Life of Brian" - Stan, of the People's Front of Judea, wanted to be quite different. What did he want to be?
Answer: A woman

He wanted to be called "Loretta" and have a baby. Reg was quick to point out that it wasn't quite possible, given that he didn't possess the necessary anatomy.
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
12 "I love a good meal, especially accompanied by six crates of ale. The chef just better not skip on the pate, and that waiter had best bring a bucket."
Answer: Mister Creosote

This skit was featured in "The Meaning of Life". This skit featured an incredibly obese man entering a restaurant and consuming a rather large meal--and at the same time, puking his guts out. Initially it was placed in the "reject" pile when Terry Jones, the writer, first presented it to the group. They resurrected it for the film, and the funniest part of the skit ended up being the French waiter. "Finally sir, a wafer thin mint!"
    Your options: [ Mister Creosote ] [ Signor Creesy ] [ Mister Freerso ] [ Herr Gumby ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
13 Complete the quote from a very sickening restaurant scene: "Look out! It's Mr ______."
Answer: Creosote

From 'The Meaning of Life'. The waiter warns the staff of the arrival of the very large and very hungry Mr Creosote.
    Your options: [ Creosote ] [ Farthington ] [ Bush ] [ Spam ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
14 "Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true. You'll see it's all a ____."
Answer: show

"You'll see it's all a show, keep 'em laughing as you go. Just remember that the last laugh is on you!" This is from "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in "MP and the Life of Brian." It also appears in "MP and the Meaning of Life."
    Your options: [ show ] [ facade ] [ parade ] [ game ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
15 What is the impossible task requested of Arthur and his party by the Knights Who Say 'Ecky-ecky-ecky-ecky-pikang-zoop-boing-goodem-zoo-owli-zhiv'?
Answer: to cut down a tree with a herring

But first they must find another shrubbery.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
16 "Meaning of Life" - Death came and announced to the members of a dinner party that they were all dead. What killed them?
Answer: The salmon mousse

One of the guests protested that she didn't have any of the mousse, but it didn't seem to make a difference. She was dead anyway, and left with the rest for Heaven.
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
17 "I'm a skilled swordfighter, even when my limbs get hacked off. Just don't cross my bridge!"
Answer: The Black Knight

This famous scene appears in "Holy Grail". When the Knight has lost both arms and one leg, John Cleese found it too difficult to hide his entire leg--especially since he's over 6.5 feet tall! So the Pythons hired a one-legged man to stand in for that shot. When the Knight loses his final limb, John Cleese returns to the set, sitting comfortably in a hole in the ground.
    Your options: [ The Black Knight ] [ The Three-Headed Knight ] [ The Grey Knight ] [ King Arthur ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
18 Complete the quote from a scene regarding correct Latin grammar: "Romanes eunt domus? People called Romans they go the ______?"
Answer: house

From the 'Life of Brian'. Here a Centurion berates Brian for his incorrect use of Latin.
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
19 "Just purse your lips and whistle, ____."
Answer: that's the thing!

Good advice from Eric Idle from "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life": "When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing!"
    Your options: [ that's the thing! ] [ silly chums! ] [ that's right! ] [ sons of a silly person! ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
20 What was the name of the maiden ridden castle?
Answer: Castle Anthrax

Sir Galahad the Pure is the night that is drawn into this castle. He is left with the young ladies alone and is soon wondering how long he can keep his vow of chastity. He is saved in the nick of time!
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
21 "Don't ask me questions about my presence here! Why should I listen to you, you silly ka-niggit? And one more thing, go away or I'll throw a goat at you!"
Answer: The French Taunter

Also from "Holy Grail", this character appears twice in the film: first, towards the beginning of the film when they set out on their quest, and then again at the Castle of Ugh at the end. This is one of John Cleese's most famous characters. "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!"
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
22 Complete the quote that involves using weapons of mass destruction against little bunnies: "Bring up the Holy ______ of Antioch!"
Answer: hand grenade

From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. Said by King Arthur when heavy artillery is needed to remove a particularly nasty bunny.
    Your options: [ hand grenade ] [ tank ] [ dish-cloth ] [ water ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
23 No Monty Python lyrics quiz could be complete without a question about "I'm A Lumberjack," so: Which does the lumberjack not do?
Answer: go shopping on Thursdays

"I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea." Michael Palin is awesome as the lumberjack!
    Your options: [ go shopping on Thursdays ] [ put on women's clothing ] [ hang around in bars ] [ press wild flowers ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
24 What is the punishment for setting alight the grail-shaped beacon?
Answer: spankings

All of the maidens want to be the one who is spanked.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
25 "I am the leader of the Womans in Jewusalem. Evewy year I welease a pwisoner for the Jews. For some weason though, they always ask for Weginald, Wudolph and Wobert."
Answer: Pontius Pilate

This character is from "Life of Brian". Pilate was the man responsible for crucifying Jesus, and in this film, Brian. The Pythons thought Pilate, played by Michael Palin, should have trouble with his "Rs." In addition, Pilate's buddy, Biggus--who has a naughty last name--had a lisp. "Anybody else feel like a little...giggle?"
    Your options: [ Pontius Pilate ] [ The Centurion ] [ Caesar ] [ Caiaphas ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
26 Complete the quote from a scene involving groups who hate the Romans: 1) "Are you the Judean People's Front?" 2) "No. We're the ______."
Answer: People's Front of Judea

From 'Life of Brian'. Reg and his crew (the PFJ) scorn Brian for his assumption that they are the JPF (who the PFJ hate).
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
27 "Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin! He was not at all afraid to be killed in ____ ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!"
Answer: nasty

"He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken..." Robin's lead minstrel in "MP and the Holy Grail" is played by Neil Innes, who wrote all the songs in the movie.
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
28 What does the witch say after being found guilty at her trial?
Answer: 'it's a fair cop'

This is really funny because the way that they determine she is a witch is ridiculous.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
29 "Life of Brian" - During the Sermon On The Mount scene, Brian and his mother were too far away to hear clearly. What was the different message that one of the people near them reportedly heard? "Blessed are the _________".
Answer: Cheese makers

Blessed are the cheese makers indeed! Especially if it's a good Wensleydale. Also misheard was "Blessed are the Greek". Eventually Brian's mother grew bored and they left to go watch a stoning.
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
30 "My top priority is the removal of the Roman presence in Jerusalem. I'm a forerunner of the People's Front of Judea. The only thing is Reg and the other members never DO anything, they just discuss!"
Answer: Judith

Here is another great character from "Life of Brian". Unlike many other leading lady roles in their films, the Pythons used an actual woman, Sue Jones-Davies, for the role of Judith. All the other major female roles in "Life of Brian" were played by the Pythons dressed in drag.
    Your options: [ Judith ] [ Zoot ] [ Sara ] [ Mary ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
31 Complete the quote regarding door-to-door organ harvesting: "Hello ma'am. Can we 'ave your ______?"
Answer: liver

From 'The Meaning of Life'. Said by the organ-harvesting butcher to the housewife just before Eric Idle's 'Galaxy Song'.
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
32 What is the vicious creature guarding the entrance to the Cave of Caerbannog?
Answer: rabbit

The knights are almost fooled by its cute appearance, but it's a killer!
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
33 "Meaning of Life" - In the Crimson Permanent Assurance clip, what did the pirates use to fashion their swords?
Answer: Fan blades

I was especially fond of the coat tree grappling hooks, myself. Also of interest were the file cabinet cannons. Did you note that Matt Frewer (who played 'Max Headroom') was among the victims of their corporate pirate raid?
  From Quiz: And Now for Something Completely Different
34 "I love shrubberies and I've always wanted to see someone chop down the mightiest tree in the forest with not an axe, but a herring. Just don't say the forbidden word!"
Answer: The Leader of the Knights who say Ni

This is quite possibly the strangest character in "Holy Grail". The forbidden word was "it". Interestly enough though, the main Knight said "it" before the topic of a forbidden word was even brought up. Thus the title of being strange.
    Your options: [ The Leader of the Knights who say Ni ] [ Robert the Shrubber ] [ The Three-Headed Knight ] [ Sir Lancelot ]
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
35 Complete the quote from a misheard sermon on the mount: "You'd better listen up. There may be a part in there about 'Blessed are the ______'"
Answer: big noses

From the 'Life of Brian'. One of the listeners at the Sermon on the Mount says this to Michael Palin, who does have a big nose but won't admit it.
    Your options: [ big noses ] [ peace makers ] [ cheese makers ] [ goldfish ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
36 "Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'cuz there's _____ all down here on Earth!"
Answer: bugger

This is the last line of "The Galaxy Song," written and sung by Eric Idle.
    Your options: [ bugger ] [ rubbish ] [ trash ] [ junk ]
  From Quiz: Monty Python Song Lyrics
37 How many questions must one answer before being permitted crossing on the Bridge of Death?
Answer: 3

Each answer much be truthful or you are ejected off the bridge to your death.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
38 "My liege is King Arthur, my passion is science and philosophy. Did you know the earth is banana-shaped? Oh, and a good tactic for sneaking into a castle is inside a large, wooden rabbit."
Answer: Sir Bedevere

He is Arthur's second-in-command in "Holy Grail". According to Sir Bedevere, if a woman weighs the same as a duck, she must be made of wood because they both float in water. Therefore, she's a witch!
  From Quiz: Pythonesque Characters
39 Complete the quote from a hilarious bridgekeeper scene: 1) "How do you know so much about swallows?" 2) "Well, you have to know these things when you're a ______."
Answer: king

From 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. King Arthur says this to Sir Bedivere after Arthur outwits the Bridgekeeper at his own deadly question game.
  From Quiz: Monty Python Quotes
40 What is the question that finally allows Arthur's crossing of the bridge of death?
Answer: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Arthur retorts with the question 'African or European' thus stumping the keeper of the bridge and being granted passage.
  From Quiz: Lestatlechat's "Quest For The Holy Grail"
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