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  "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten more questions pertaining to one of my favorite movies of all time.
Average, 10 Qns, candyman192, Apr 11 06
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  Throw Momma From the Train    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz for what is perhaps my favorite movie. For those who enjoy the movie as much as I do, have fun seeing how much you remember.
Average, 10 Qns, candyman192, Jan 06 19
Jan 06 19
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Throw Momma From the Train Trivia Questions

1. When Owen was typing his story, Momma thought he was really writing a ________________.

From Quiz
"Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: letter

According to Momma, Owen was writing a letter telling its recipient to "take her away." She also suspected Owen of writing a love letter to a woman. Neither of these were true, though.

2. What two word phrase did Owen take from a Hitchcock film to describe his plan to get rid of his mother?

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Answer: criss cross

Larry suggests that Owen go to a Hitchcock film to get an idea of what a good murder mystery would look like. While watching the film, Owen sees two men who both want someone dead. They devise a plan to do each other's murders so they can each establish an alibi and avoid being accused of the murder. This eventually turns into Owen's plan of how to get rid of his mother. If Owen kills Larry's ex-wife, then Larry can kill Owen's mother, and neither one of them would ever be linked to the other man's murders. Criss cross!

3. Oprah Winfrey asks Larry's ex-wife, Margaret, how she thinks Larry feels about her success. How did Margaret respond?

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: Frankly, I don't really care how he feels

Supposedly, the novel that Margaret has published was actually written by Larry. When this novel becomes a best seller, Larry is overcome with jealousy and rage and vows to write another book in its place, however, Larry runs into writer's block and can only come up with, "The night was..." for the beginning of his new book.

4. When Larry was introduced to Momma for the first time, what did Owen call Larry?

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Answer: cousin Patty

Owen convinces Larry to come to his house to meet his overbearing mother, but during breakfast, they wake momma up. When momma demands to know who is sitting at her kitchen table, Owen replies, "This is cousin Patty. He's going to be staying with us for a while. Isn't that nice?"

5. Larry told Beth that any great romance mystery has a ____________ in it.

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: train

This film is filled with references to trains. Not only is a train mentioned in the title of the film, but Larry and Beth make out on a kiddie train, Beth reads "The Little Engine That Could," Owen plays with a model train set, and, of course, Larry tries to throw Momma off the train in the famous train scene toward the end of the movie.

6. "A writer writes ______________."

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Answer: always

This is actually said two and a half times in the film. Larry tells it to the creative writing class, Owen tells it to Larry near the end of the film, and Owen says half of it to his mother right before he imagines himself jamming a pair of scissors in her ear.

7. What is Margaret bending over to retrieve when she falls into the ocean?

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: earring

The earring she is trying to get is the one she was wearing in her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show early in the film. We are lead to believe that she was killed by Owen, who was standing right behind her with his hands positioned to push her overboard. However, it is revealed later in the film that she slipped and was picked up by a fishing boat.

8. What does Larry's girlfriend, Beth, teach at the college?

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Answer: anthropology

During lunch in the cafeteria, the sex-starved Pinsky asks her what she teaches. Larry answers for her and extinguishes any hope that Pinsky will be allowed to include her on his list of women he'd like to have sex with.

9. Momma explained that Owen didn't have any friends because he was _________ and _________.

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: fat and stupid

Momma says this when she discovers that Owen has gone out bowling and has left Larry to take care of her. Larry tells her that he is Owen's friend, but Momma doesn't believe him because Owen is "fat and stupid."

10. Momma suggested that Larry begin his novel, "The night was __________."

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Answer: sultry

This is one of my favorite parts of the film. Poor Larry struggled and fretted for hours over the perfect word to start his novel, only to have Momma think of it in a heartbeat. Larry, filled with jealousy and rage, finally decides to kill her on the train.

11. Who was the subject of chapter four in Pinsky's "coffee table book?"

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: the girl in the taco commercial

Pinsky has written a book about women he'd like to have sex with. When asked how his book can be considered legitimate literature, Pinsky explains that it is a fantasy. Like Melville, it was his "great white whale."

12. What is the name of the bowling alley where Owen goes while Larry is supposed to be killing Momma?

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Answer: Howie's Lanes

Before leaving the house, Owen would hang a piece of black string from the door. When he returned, if the string was on the ground, he'd know that Larry killed his mother and left. Owen didn't want to be late getting to the bowling alley either. He would be charged an extra dollar if he was late. While at Howie's Lanes, Owen visualizes himself rolling his blue bowling ball toward ten miniature versions of momma and getting a strike.

13. Momma had a dream that ________________ was trying to kill her.

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: Louis Armstrong

In an attempt to kill Momma, Owen blasts a trumpet into her ear while she is sleeping. While he's blasting into her ear, Momma wakes up momentarily and slumps back into her chair. Both Owen and Larry think she's dead until she bolts awake and shouts, "What a dream I was having! Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me!"

14. "Old people. You have to ___________________."

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Answer: reassure them

Owen thinks Momma is dead, but when he wakes her up and she yells his name, he says to her, "Momma! You're alive!" He then turns to two policeman, who look puzzled, and says to them, "Old people. You have to reassure them."

15. How many pages long was Owen's first story?

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: 3

When Larry tells Owen that he didn't like his story, Owen asks Larry why it was so bad. Larry says, "It was a murder mystery that was three pages long, which, by the way, was no big trick in finding the murderer." Owen then asks, "What gave it away?" To which, Larry responds, "You only had two characters! One of which was that on page two!"

16. What was the title of the novel that Larry's ex-wife, Margaret, stole from Larry?

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Answer: Hot Fire

Margaret has supposedly stolen this novel from Larry and made a fortune from it. She even made it onto the Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about her book. Larry has tried to go on with life and write another book but cannot get past the first sentence. Meanwhile, Larry's agent has dropped Larry and has taken Margaret on as a new client. Talk about a slap in the face! Ouch!

17. What was the title of the book Owen had published?

From Quiz "Throw Momma From the Train" Part 2

Answer: Momma and Owen and Owen's Friend, Larry

Larry has been writing a novel about his experiences with Owen and Momma. When Larry finds out that Owen had a book published about their experiences together, Larry, thinking another one of his novels had been stolen, goes into a rage and begins choking Owen. Owen then reveals that his book is a pop-up book for kids, which Larry thinks is the cutest thing he's ever seen.

18. Owen's coin collection was worth ________________ cents.

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Answer: 61

When Owen lays his entire collection out, he says, "Nickel, nickel, quarter, quarter, penny." Although not worth much money, Owen's coin collection has more sentimental value than anything else. It consists of the money his dead father, Ned, let Owen keep, and it is one of the few things Owen has to remember his father by. A very touching moment in the film.

19. How many phone calls does Owen make to Larry from Hawaii?

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Answer: 5

Each call was made from a different pay phone, and each call lasted only a few seconds so the police would not be able to trace the calls.

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