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  Average Apocalypse Now Quiz - 15 Questions   great trivia quiz  
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This truly is a classic movie. There are no questions relating to the Redux version, it is all from the original release.
Average, 15 Qns, bertho, Sep 20 10
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  'Apocalypse Now' and Forever    
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Test your knowlege on the best war movie in the last 25 years.
Average, 15 Qns, col.kurtz, Feb 13 05
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  Test yourself! Apocalypse Now Quiz    
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'Apocalypse Now' was an awesome movie achievement!
Average, 10 Qns, bryceh, Feb 13 05
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  Take this Apocalypse Now Quiz    
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 10 Qns
'Apocalypse Now' is the coolest Vietnam film ever made. How closely did you watch it?
Tough, 10 Qns, Cyclic, Feb 13 05
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  Apocalypse Then    
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Some different questions relating to this classic movie.
Difficult, 10 Qns, mngillespie, Jul 21 18
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What was the division that Col. Killgore was leading?

From Quiz "Apocalypse Now"

Apocalypse Now Trivia Questions

1. The title of the film appears during the film itself. How?

From Quiz
Apocalypse Now

Answer: As grafitti at Kurtz's base, saying: "Our motto: ..."

It's painted in white on a wall as Dennis Hopper pans into view.

2. Though originally uncredited, "Apocalypse Now" was based on the novel "A Heart of Darkness" by what author?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: Joseph Conrad

In 1991 Eleanor Coppola's documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmaker's Apocalypse" was released.

3. Which lead actor, cast to play Captain Willard, was replaced by Martin Sheen weeks into the shooting?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Harvey Keitel

Amazing but true. Sheen was flown into the Philippines to replace Keitel. Coppola didn't see Keitel fitting the role of Captain Willard.

4. A song by what music group is played to open the movie?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: The Doors

'The End' is also played near the movie's end.

5. How does Capt. Willard hurt his hand in the begining of the movie?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: punches a mirror

He does it in a drunken state (of course).

6. What is Captain Willard's first name?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Benjamin

It's never said in the movie, but it appears on the operations orders.

7. The movie was released in 1979, but when did filming in the Philippines actually begin?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: March 1976

Filming was scheduled to take only a few weeks... it ended up taking 16 months.

8. In what city does the movie begin?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Saigon

Willard, the opening line: 'Saigon...'

9. How does Capt. Willard explain his injured hand to his superiors?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: He says fishing accident on R and R

'But you're fit and ready for duty right?' 'Yes sir, very much sir.'

10. What is the call sign that Chef has to give to bring in the airstrike?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Almighty

Street Gang is the call sign of the PBR. Almighty is the call sign and codeword to call in the airstrike. Chef is killed before he can call it in.

11. How old was Laurence Fishburne when filming began?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: 14 & Fourteen

He lied about his age to get the role.

12. Captain Willard has been back in Saigon for a week waiting for new orders. What is his military function, and which unit is he attached to?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: US Army Intelligence - 505th Batallion, 173rd Airborne

Willard: "Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. They brought it up to me like room service...It was a real choice mission - and when it was over, I never want another..."

13. Who was sent on a top secret mission into Cambodia at the movie's beginning?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Capt. Willard

All men appear, but Willard takes the mission early in the movie.

14. What song is playing while Lance waterskies behind the boat?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: Satisfaction

He waves to the villagers as the boat makes waves through the river.

15. What is the first Death Card that Kilgore deals out?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: 2 of Spades

This is in the scene where Willard has a rendezvous with the Air Cav. Kilgore is dealing playing cards from a pack to let Charlie know who did it.

16. Jay "Chef" Hicks was a gourmet cook. What was his specialty?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: Sauces

He was "raised to be a saucier".

17. After being escorted by chopper to the military compound in Na Trang for briefing, Willard is greeted by a bespectacled intelligence officer. This young actor will go on to be a huge star in his own right. Who is he?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Harrison Ford

Willard: "I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz's memory, any more than being back in Saigon was an accident."

18. How many people are on the boat that transports him up the river (not including him)?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: 4

The Chief, Chef, Clean, and Lance.

19. What is 'Charlie's' idea of a little R and R?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: a little rice and some rat meat

He was moving too quick or dug in too deep for R and R.

20. What was the name of the operation that Kurtz "just thought it up and did it, all by himself"?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Archangel

Operation Archangel was an outstanding success, but was not officially approved. But when the press got hold of it, they promoted Kurtz to full Colonel.

21. What was the division that Col. Killgore was leading?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Air Cavalry

'First of the Ninth.'

22. What does the Chef try to find in the jungle?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: Mangos

'Mango's man, I want some mangos.'

23. Dennis Hopper appears towards the end of the film. What did his character do for a living?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Photo-journalist

He says it when he's introducing himself to Willard (he doesn't appear to have another name). If you couldn't guess this from the cameras around his neck!

24. Martin Sheen later spoofed his Capt. Willard character in which movie?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: Hot Shots! Part Deux

The highlight of that film.

25. At the rendezvous point, the Air Cavalry escort had destroyed a village. Dead Vietnamese villagers are everywhere. What is heard through the loudspeaker?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: "We are here to help you"

"We are here to help" as scores lay dead. Coppola frequently expressed the surrealistic and symbolic dialogue detailing the confusion, violence, fear, and nightmarish madness of the Vietnam War.

26. What sport did Col. Killgore encourage during battle?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Surfing

Killgore: 'You either fight or surf!'

27. What scares the Chef and Capt. Willard back on to the boat, from the jungle?

From Quiz 'Apocalypse Now' and Forever

Answer: A tiger

'Never get off the boat...'

28. Who is the first member of the PBR crew to die?

From Quiz Apocalypse Now

Answer: Mr. Clean

Mr. Clean is killed by automatic fire from the river bank. Chief Phillips is killed by a spear. Chef is decapitated by Kurtz's Montagnards.

29. After eight hours of waiting on the boat for Willard to return, Chef radios "Almighty" and identifies himself as who?

From Quiz Apocalypse Then

Answer: PBR Street Gang

Only to have his head cut off a few minutes later.

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