Quiz about A Windy Look at Entertainment
Quiz about A Windy Look at Entertainment

A Windy Look at Entertainment Trivia Quiz


We decided to look at wind-themed examples from books, movies, video games and theater. But look what the wind did! It blew through and mixed up the collections. Can you help put these items back where they belong? Match the descriptions and titles.

A matching quiz by shuehorn. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
shuehorn
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
394,155
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
641
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. Multiple Oscar winner set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.  
She's Like the Wind
2. Theme song from the Disney film "Pocahontas".  
The Wind Waker
3. The tenth installment of "The Legend of Zelda" video game series.  
Inherit the Wind
4. Book featuring the characters of Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr. Toad.  
Flower
5. Song recorded by Bette Midler for "Beaches" soundtrack.  
Gone with the Wind
6. A fictional adaptation of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial.  
The Winds of War
7. Theme song from the musical "Paint Your Wagon".  
Wind Beneath My Wings
8. Video game in which the players control the wind to make nature-inspired art.  
They Call the Wind Maria
9. Patrick Swayze ballad from "Dirty Dancing".  
The Wind in the Willows
10. Herman Wouk novel focusing on the Henry family in WWII.  
Colors of the Wind






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Multiple Oscar winner set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

Answer: Gone with the Wind

The 1939 movie "Gone with the Wind" was based on the novel by the same name by Margaret Mitchell. Set in Georgia during the American Civil War, the story follows Scarlett O'Hara and her changing fortunes while the war rages on and in the aftermath of the Reconstruction. Vivian Leigh played the character of Scarlett O'Hara, while Clark Gable played her main love interest, Rhett Butler. Leigh won the Oscar for Best Actress, and the film also picked up Best Picture and Best Director awards, to name just a few.
2. Theme song from the Disney film "Pocahontas".

Answer: Colors of the Wind

Drawing inspiration from the Native American culture, "Colors of the Wind" has the eponymous heroine, Pocahontas, describing the beauty of nature to the Englishman, John Smith. It was sung by Judy Kuhn who voiced the character of Pocahontas in the movie.

The song went on to win many accolades including the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. It also picked up a Grammy Award.
3. The tenth installment of "The Legend of Zelda" video game series.

Answer: The Wind Waker

"The Legend of Zelda" is a popular video game series that was first released in 1986. The main story line follows the character of Link who has to rescue Princess Zelda. The tenth installment is called "The Wind Waker", and it is set on a group of islands, the first time such a setting was used in this series. In this installment, Link is tasked with saving his sister.
4. Book featuring the characters of Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr. Toad.

Answer: The Wind in the Willows

Written by Kenneth Grahame, "The Wind in the Willows" follows the adventures of four characters - Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr. Toad. These tales started out as bedtime stories told by Grahame to his young son. They have been popular ever since they were published in 1908.

Many years later in 1973, A. A. Milne (better known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) adapted part of this book as the play "Toad of Toad Hall". The tales were also adapted for musical theater in 2016.
5. Song recorded by Bette Midler for "Beaches" soundtrack.

Answer: Wind Beneath My Wings

"Wind Beneath My Wings" is sometimes also known by the title "Hero". It was written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley in 1982, and was originally recorded by Roger Whittaker. It has been covered by many different artists, including Lou Rawls and "Gladys Knight & The Pips".

In 1988, Bette Midler recorded the best-known version for her film "Beaches", and this rendition went on to win two Grammy awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
6. A fictional adaptation of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial.

Answer: Inherit the Wind

"Inherit the Wind" was originally a stage-play written by Jerome Lewis and Robert E. Lee in 1955. It was based on the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which took place in the USA in 1925, when a school teacher was charged with teaching about evolution. The defense wanted to protect the teachers right to free speech.

The prosecution wanted to ensure that the children were not taught heretical thought instead of the idea that God created the earth. "Inherit the Wind" was a fictionalized take on this pivotal episode in American history.

The theatrically released movie was headlined by Spencer Tracy and featured other actors like Frederic March, Gene Kelly and Dick York. It was followed in the US by several made-for-television films. The title of the work comes from the Bible, Proverbs 11:9, "He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. And the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart." It implies that those who stir up unrest in their own homes, towns, or countries, invite trouble and may be left with nothing.
7. Theme song from the musical "Paint Your Wagon".

Answer: They Call the Wind Maria

The song was one of many in the musical, which stood out for allowing normally non-musical artists do their own singing. In the movie version, Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood both sang without the help of others to dub their efforts. This song was a standout, and perhaps it was because the Kingston Trio did the singing.
8. Video game in which the players control the wind to make nature-inspired art.

Answer: Flower

This was not your typical video game. Released by Sony in 2009 for Playstation platforms, the six-level game allows players control the wind to make flowers bloom and blow flower petals around, thereby creating the narrative and the music to match the "dream" of a flower.

The game was non-competitive and left much up to the creativeness of the players. It ended up being a surprise hit and won several awards. It was even chosen in 2015 to be displayed in the Smithsonian Museum's collection of video games because of it's contribution to the field of media art.
9. Patrick Swayze ballad from "Dirty Dancing".

Answer: She's Like the Wind

The 1987 film "Dirty Dancing" featured Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles. The plot centered on a young girl who when on vacation with her family at a resort in the Catskills in New York State falls for a dance instructor. Given that dancing was a key theme of the movie, the soundtrack had a lot of popular songs. "She's Like the Wind" was sung by Patrick Swayze who also co-wrote the song.
10. Herman Wouk novel focusing on the Henry family in WWII.

Answer: The Winds of War

As with any good historical fiction, Heerman Wouk wove elements of reality with purely fictional characters to paint a vivid picture of the events of the second world war in "The Winds of War". The main character was Victor Henry, a figure Wouk invented to stand in as a confidant of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, letting us imagine the thoughts of the US president in this critical moment in history.

It was well-received, despite its length (over 1000 pages to go from the beginning of the war to the bombing at Pearl Harbor).

The novel was followed by a sequel telling the rest of the story called "War and Remembrance". Both spawned reinterpretations in other media, including popular mini-series on US television.
Source: Author shuehorn

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