Quiz about FunTrivia Movies Mix Vol 8
Quiz about FunTrivia Movies Mix Vol 8

FunTrivia Movies Mix: Vol 8 Trivia Quiz


A mix of 10 Movies questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,806
Updated
Jul 25 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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1. The classic American film "Twelve Angry Men" is set primarily in what location? Hint

A jury room
A jail cell
An operating room
A bank vault

2. What 1960s science fiction film, based on the novel "La Planete des Singes" by French author Pierre Boulle, begins with a group of astronauts who crash land on an unknown planet, featuring actor Charlton Heston? Hint

Planet of the Vampires
Journey to the 7th Planet
Village of the Giants
The Planet of the Apes

3. What do "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) have in common? Hint

Main actors from Scotland
All had the same director
Debut performances by nine actors
Won the five major Academy Awards

4. Which 1970 film, about the attack on Pearl Harbor, took its name from the codeword used by the Japanese to indicate that the air-raid had been successful in taking the U.S. forces by surprise? Hint

Tora! Tora! Tora!
Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!
Aloha! Aloha! Aloha!
Aotearoa! Aotearoa! Aotearoa!

5. Margot Channing once said, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." in the movie 'All About Eve'. She was portrayed by which actress? Hint

Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
Joan Crawford
Marilyn Monroe

6. In "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941) which Norwegian ice skater was "adopted" by Glenn Miller's Orchestra and won the heart of the pianist-singer played by John Payne?
Hint

Sonja Henie
Barbara Ann Scott
Fritzi Burger
Carol Heiss

7. What World War II battle, illustrating the evacuation of French, British and Belgian servicemen from a beach in France, was the subject of a 2017 movie? Hint

Normandy
Stalingrad
Dunkirk
Iwo Jima

8. In which movie did Neil Diamond sing "Love On The Rocks"? Hint

The Last Waltz
Havana Moon
Strange Fruit
The Jazz Singer

9. What's the name of the serial killer played by Charlize Theron in the movie "Monster"? Hint

Selby Wall
Aileen Wuornos
Tyria Moore
Natalie Merchant

10. In 2009 Sean Penn was awarded his second Academy Award for his performance in "Milk". What is the title of the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, which brought him his first Oscar in 2003? Hint

Dirty Harry
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River
Unforgiven


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The classic American film "Twelve Angry Men" is set primarily in what location?

Answer: A jury room

Directed by Sidney Lumet, "Twelve Angry Men" tells the story of a jury deliberating the outcome of a murder trial. Henry Fonda stars as Juror #8 who, at the film's start, is the only one to vote "not guilty".

Question by player LordOfIrkutsk
2. What 1960s science fiction film, based on the novel "La Planete des Singes" by French author Pierre Boulle, begins with a group of astronauts who crash land on an unknown planet, featuring actor Charlton Heston?

Answer: The Planet of the Apes

"Planet of the Apes" (1968) was co-written by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling. The story begins with Charlton Heston, the leader of a group of astronauts, crash landing their space vehicle. Upon exploration, he finds that it is being governed by an organized group of elderly apes. In the end, Charlton Heston discovers where they have really landed. The film became a cultural phenomena and earned over 33 million dollars.



Question by player milliesmall
3. What do "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) have in common?

Answer: Won the five major Academy Awards

These three movies all won the five major Oscars. These comprise Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay. This was the only time in the twentieth century that this occurred. Four other films won four of the "big five" awards during this time period, including "Gone with the Wind", "Mrs. Miniver", "Annie Hall", and "American Beauty".

Question by player Trivia_Fan54
4. Which 1970 film, about the attack on Pearl Harbor, took its name from the codeword used by the Japanese to indicate that the air-raid had been successful in taking the U.S. forces by surprise?

Answer: Tora! Tora! Tora!

The codeword "Tora" was transmitted by Captain Mitsuo Fuchida (the man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor) to confirm that the attack had been successful in achieving complete surprise. Although "tora" means "tiger" in Japanese, the codeword actually comprised the first syllables of the words "totsugeki" (meaning attack) and "raigeki" (meaning torpedo attack).

However, some Japanese pilots have understood the codeword to refer to an old Japanese saying, which provides that "a tiger goes out 1,000 ri (2,000 miles) and returns without fail".

Question by player jmorrow
5. Margot Channing once said, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." in the movie 'All About Eve'. She was portrayed by which actress?

Answer: Bette Davis

'All About Eve' is a 1950 drama which garnered several Academy Awards including Best Picture. The plot is centered around Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) who is mentored by aging actress Margot Channing (Bette Davis). Eve then conspires against Margot to gain film roles which were otherwise slated for Margot.

The quote originates during a birthday party for Margot's lover Bill where Margot becomes jealous of Bill's interest in Eve. Bette Davis has won two Best Actress Oscars but not for this movie. She was in show business for 60 years and played roles in various genres with her best achievements in romantic dramas.

Question by player lout62001
6. In "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941) which Norwegian ice skater was "adopted" by Glenn Miller's Orchestra and won the heart of the pianist-singer played by John Payne?

Answer: Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie (1912-1969) won the gold Olympic Medal in Ladies' Single skating in 1928, 1932 and 1936. She was European Champion six times (1931-1936) and World Champion ten times (1927-1936). Her career in films included "Thin Ice" (1937), "My Lucky Star" (1938), "Second Fiddle" (1939) and "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941).

In "Sun Valley Serenade" she plays a Norwegian refugee who is sponsored by the band as a publicity stunt, thinking she is a small child, which she distinctly isn't.

Question by player FatherSteve
7. What World War II battle, illustrating the evacuation of French, British and Belgian servicemen from a beach in France, was the subject of a 2017 movie?

Answer: Dunkirk

The movie "Dunkirk" detailed the evacuation of thousands of Allied servicemen from a beach in France, accomplished largely by civilians. It starred among others Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. It was released in the U.S. in July 2017.

Question by player lrjensen
8. In which movie did Neil Diamond sing "Love On The Rocks"?

Answer: The Jazz Singer

"The Jazz Singer" was a 1980 remake of the 1927 classic which starred Al Jolson. The remake had Diamond in Jolson's role and also starred Laurence Olivier as his father. Other hit songs from the movie were "Hello Again" and "America".

Question by player 480154st
9. What's the name of the serial killer played by Charlize Theron in the movie "Monster"?

Answer: Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute, murdered seven men in Florida in 1989 and 1990. She was sentenced to death for her crimes and executed in 2002. The story of her life full of abuse was made into a movie with Charlize Theron playing the serial killer. Charlize Theron was awarded an Oscar for her role.
Tyria Moore was Aileen Wuornos' girlfriend at the time of the killings, but for legal reasons, she was named Selby Wall in the film "Monster". Natalie Merchant is an American singer whose song "Carnival" Wuornos wished to be played at her funeral.

Question by player wildmatz
10. In 2009 Sean Penn was awarded his second Academy Award for his performance in "Milk". What is the title of the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, which brought him his first Oscar in 2003?

Answer: Mystic River

"Mystic River" is a critically acclaimed, powerful drama, directed, produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins.

Question by player wiolettaniel
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