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  "The Shining" Mini-Series   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the 1997 mini series which is a great adaptation of the book. Consists of multiple choice questions about the plot, the characters, and the actors. Not all answers seen in movie.
Difficult, 10 Qns, angelofmovies, Oct 25 07
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  'The Shining' Mini-Series    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is my first quiz about 'The Shining' Tv mini series. This movie was endorsed by Stephen King, while Kubrick's version was not.
Difficult, 5 Qns, Gamemaster1967, Oct 25 07
Gamemaster1967 gold member
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The Shining Trivia Questions

1. What actor played Jack Torrence?

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"The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Steven Weber

Jack Nicholson made the part famous in the first film, but Steven Weber got the part in the mini series

2. What is the name of the hotel where most of the movie takes place?

From Quiz 'The Shining' Mini-Series

Answer: The Overlook Hotel

The hotel itself is overlooked by the Rocky Mountains.

3. Who directed this film?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Mick Garris

Kubrick directed the first film, but Mick Garris took over for the mini-series. Mary Lambert directed 'Pet Sematary', and Lawrence Kasdan directed 'Dreamcatcher'.

4. What sits atop the hotel?

From Quiz 'The Shining' Mini-Series

Answer: a flag

The US Flag waves proudly in the breeze in the scene where Allman explains the caretaker job to Jack.

5. What room specifically is Danny never supposed to go into?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: 217

Dick Halloran told Danny, the day his family got to the hotel, that there was something bad in room 217. In the Kubrick film, it was room 237.

6. At the beginning of the movie the hotel custodian is showing Jack the boiler room, what is the custodian's name?

From Quiz 'The Shining' Mini-Series

Answer: Watson

You don't learn his name until Allman says it later in the movie.

7. Stephen King has had cameos in several of his film adaptations. What is the name of his character in this film?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Gage Creed

The band in the costume ball scene has signs in front of them with the initials G.C. on them. Stephen King plays the band leader Gage Creed, after the little boy in 'Pet Sematary.'

8. What kind of animal does the custodian refer to Mr. Allman as?

From Quiz 'The Shining' Mini-Series

Answer: weasel

He says this several times as he explains about dumping the boiler.

9. What is the name of the prep school that Jack was fired from?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Stovington

Jack Torrence caught a kid named George Hatfield slashing his tires in the Stovington parking lot. He then beats Hatfield up, which costs him his job.

10. The hotel has run 'in the black' since when?

From Quiz 'The Shining' Mini-Series

Answer: 1975

It's hard to believe since it was haunted.

11. What was the name of the town closest to the hotel?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Sidewinder

When Danny had his first real 'episode', Wendy decided to take him to a doctor in Sidewinder.

12. While in one of his 'trances', what does Danny see on the hotel room doors?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: Skull and Crossbones

Throughout the film, Danny is trying to learn how to read, but because he's still learning Tony has to show him what's to come through pictures.

13. What children's song was Danny singing when he entered the forbidden room?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: 'Old MacDonald'

Danny ignores the warning that Dick Halloran gave him and goes into room 217. As he is walking through the room, he sings 'Old MacDonald' to keep from being too scared.

14. What hotel in Colorado did they film the movie?

From Quiz "The Shining" Mini-Series

Answer: The Stanley Hotel

Stephen King got the idea to write 'The Shining' while staying at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. When they did the mini-series they decided to film it where Stephen King came up with the book.

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