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Quiz about Dress Code Black Tie
Quiz about Dress Code Black Tie

Dress Code: Black Tie Trivia Quiz


It seems that in every classic spy show, there's always a black tie shindig to attend, invitation or no. Here are a few scenarios where we have seen our elegant heroes in action.

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
338,355
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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2952
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Countess Rovagna is hosting a charity ball in Rome, ostensibly to raise funds for Father Bellini's mission for the homeless. In reality, only a small portion of the proceeds is going to the charity, and our dapper hero decides that the greedy Countess must learn a lesson. Who is the tuxedo-clad man in question? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. At Lake Chapeau in Switzerland, a heavily-guarded soirée is underway at the lovely winter-clad château of Jamal Khaled. Arriving by way of the lake, our secret agent doffs his SCUBA gear to reveal a tuxedo. Casually infiltrating the mansion through the kitchen, he mingles with the other guests before gaining access to the host's computer and the files he has come for. Even as the guards discover that something is amiss, our hero takes the time to dance a tango before making good his escape. Who is this suave secret agent? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In order to prevent Prince Iben Kostas from using his wealth to invade a neighboring oil-rich country, our handsome agent acquires the $200,000 needed to buy his entry into a high-stakes game of baccarat at the prince's world-famous casino. Our hero wins the game and robs the prince of the funds needed to pay for his war. Who is our card-shark hero? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Was he at a party? Playing at the casino? Why our secret agent is wearing a tux isn't made clear, but we see him playing a game of cat and mouse with his adversary in a sculpted garden maze. Something is wrong, though - it looks like our hero is the one being hunted! The tension builds until the large white-haired villain steps out from behind a hedge and slips a garrote around 007's neck, strangling him to death. Which James Bond Film is this? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. While attending a concert in his full bib and tucker, our secret agent receives a phone call - on his shoe - calling him back to headquarters to learn about an imminent threat to the world from the sinister Mr. Big. Who is this gadget-using spy?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 6 of 10
6. News of a Balkan diplomat intent on upsetting East/West relations prompts our secret agent and his team to concoct a complicated con to discredit the villain Kurasov. Due to his own recognizability, our hero conscripts a chemical engineer to flaunt a new chemical substance, supposedly for sale. Our hero is present at the gala - a spy-meeting-spy kind of affair - allowing the decoy to do his thing without suspicion. Who is our clever spy? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A super-secret jet has been stolen, and our hero must retrieve it before it can be sold to the highest bidder. Forced to partner with a celebrity boxing champion in order to gain access to the villain's invitation-only party, our hero arrives dressed to the nines and gets to work. When his erstwhile partner trips the alarm, they both flee and end up having to hide in the sewer to evade capture. Who is our unfortunate hero? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Learning of an ambassador confined to his embassy on a small Caribbean island, our secret agent finds a lookalike of the ambassador in a famous concert pianist. Our hero arranges a concert on the island and attends the gala event under the watchful eye of Chief of Police Colonel Vasco. A clever switch after the concert convinces the Colonel that he is escorting the pianist to the airport when in reality it is the ambassador. Who is our magician of a spy? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In East Germany to attend a cultural festival, our hero is a pop star caught up in espionage when he meets a mysterious woman at the festival's opening dinner and dance. He even takes over the orchestra and sings and dances to "Tutti Frutti" in his tux. What spy-spoof film is this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Tower of London is the stage for our secret agent as he is assigned to oversee the security for a gala event: the presentation of the newly restored crown jewels. Seemingly suave in his stylish tuxedo, our hero makes one social faux pas after another before letting the crown jewels get stolen right out from under his nose. Who is this inept secret agent? Hint



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1. The Countess Rovagna is hosting a charity ball in Rome, ostensibly to raise funds for Father Bellini's mission for the homeless. In reality, only a small portion of the proceeds is going to the charity, and our dapper hero decides that the greedy Countess must learn a lesson. Who is the tuxedo-clad man in question?

Answer: Simon Templar

Roger Moore played the enigmatic "Saint" from 1962 until 1969 for a total of 118 episodes. Although perhaps not the classic spy in the way of James Bond, the character of Simon Templar had many similar tricks and a debonair manner that made Moore's transition to the silver screen as Bond an easy choice.

The scene described in this question came from the first-season episode "The Charitable Countess". The Countess was played by Patricia Donahue.
2. At Lake Chapeau in Switzerland, a heavily-guarded soirée is underway at the lovely winter-clad château of Jamal Khaled. Arriving by way of the lake, our secret agent doffs his SCUBA gear to reveal a tuxedo. Casually infiltrating the mansion through the kitchen, he mingles with the other guests before gaining access to the host's computer and the files he has come for. Even as the guards discover that something is amiss, our hero takes the time to dance a tango before making good his escape. Who is this suave secret agent?

Answer: Harry Tasker

"True Lies" was released in 1994 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, a man living a double life. Harry's family believed that he was a simple computer salesman, when in reality he was an agent with the super-secret organization "Omega Sector".

When his wife, Helen (Jaime Lee Curtis) was accidentally drawn into his world, Harry had to face a dangerous choice in protecting his family, or completing his mission and beating the bad guy.
3. In order to prevent Prince Iben Kostas from using his wealth to invade a neighboring oil-rich country, our handsome agent acquires the $200,000 needed to buy his entry into a high-stakes game of baccarat at the prince's world-famous casino. Our hero wins the game and robs the prince of the funds needed to pay for his war. Who is our card-shark hero?

Answer: Rollin Hand

Rollin Hand, played by Martin Landau, was a member of the Impossible Missions Force on the series "Mission: Impossible", which aired from 1966 until 1973. At the beginning of the series, the other members of the team were Cinnamon Carter (Barbara Bain), Barnard "Barney" Collier (Greg Morris), and William "Willy" Armitage (Peter Lupus). The team was led by Dan Briggs (Steven Hill) for the first season, and then by Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) for the rest of the series.

The scene described in the question came from the first-season episode "Odds on Evil". The villain, Prince Kostas, was played by Nehemiah Persoff.
4. Was he at a party? Playing at the casino? Why our secret agent is wearing a tux isn't made clear, but we see him playing a game of cat and mouse with his adversary in a sculpted garden maze. Something is wrong, though - it looks like our hero is the one being hunted! The tension builds until the large white-haired villain steps out from behind a hedge and slips a garrote around 007's neck, strangling him to death. Which James Bond Film is this?

Answer: From Russia With Love

Right after the shocking moment it was revealed to simply be a training exercise for the Russian agent. A mask made to look like Sean Connery's James Bond was pulled off the head of the victim and the impossible movie opening explained.

In all, Sean Connery portrayed 007 in seven Bond films: "Dr. No" (1961), "From Russia With Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), and "Never Say Never Again" (1983).
5. While attending a concert in his full bib and tucker, our secret agent receives a phone call - on his shoe - calling him back to headquarters to learn about an imminent threat to the world from the sinister Mr. Big. Who is this gadget-using spy?

Answer: Maxwell Smart

Don Adams played Maxwell Smart, also known as Agent 86, for the full run of the "Get Smart" series from 1965 until 1970. He reprises the role in a 1989 made-for-TV movie entitled "Get Smart, Again!" and in a short-lived (7 episode) reboot of the "Get Smart" television series, this time as Chief Maxwell Smart.

The first episode of "Get Smart" was filmed in black and white, but it was the only one. Thereafter, the series was all in color. The pilot episode was named after the villain, "Mr. Big", and he was played by Michael Dunn.
6. News of a Balkan diplomat intent on upsetting East/West relations prompts our secret agent and his team to concoct a complicated con to discredit the villain Kurasov. Due to his own recognizability, our hero conscripts a chemical engineer to flaunt a new chemical substance, supposedly for sale. Our hero is present at the gala - a spy-meeting-spy kind of affair - allowing the decoy to do his thing without suspicion. Who is our clever spy?

Answer: Napoleon Solo

"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." broadcast from 1964 until 1968 with Robert Vaughn in the role of Napoleon Solo. U.N.C.L.E. stood for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Their archenemy was an organization known as THRUSH (no explanation for an acronym given).

The scene described in the question came from the first-season episode "The Project Strigas Affair". The villain, Laslo Kurasov, was played by Werner Klemperer. An interesting aspect of this episode was that it had both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in supporting roles, two years before they would team up in "Star Trek".
7. A super-secret jet has been stolen, and our hero must retrieve it before it can be sold to the highest bidder. Forced to partner with a celebrity boxing champion in order to gain access to the villain's invitation-only party, our hero arrives dressed to the nines and gets to work. When his erstwhile partner trips the alarm, they both flee and end up having to hide in the sewer to evade capture. Who is our unfortunate hero?

Answer: Alex Scott

The 2002 comedy spy film "I Spy" starred Owen Wilson as BNS Special Agent Alex Scott and Eddie Murphy as middleweight champion boxer Kelly Robinson. It was based on the television series of the same name that ran from 1965 until 1968 and starred Robert Culp as tennis star Kelly Robinson and Bill Cosby as trainer Alexander Scott. In the case of the 1960s "I Spy" version, Scott and Robinson are both secret agents using the sporting backdrop as their cover.

The villain in the 2002 movie was played by Malcolm McDowell.
8. Learning of an ambassador confined to his embassy on a small Caribbean island, our secret agent finds a lookalike of the ambassador in a famous concert pianist. Our hero arranges a concert on the island and attends the gala event under the watchful eye of Chief of Police Colonel Vasco. A clever switch after the concert convinces the Colonel that he is escorting the pianist to the airport when in reality it is the ambassador. Who is our magician of a spy?

Answer: John Drake

"Danger Man" starred Patrick McGoohan as NATO operative John Drake for two series; the first aired from 1960 to 1962, and its followup between 1964 and 1968.

The scene described in the question came from the first-season episode "The Prisoner". The dual role of Ambassador James Carpenter and Pianist Oscar Schumak was pulled off by William Sylvester. The villain, Colonel Vasco, was played by William Lucas.
9. In East Germany to attend a cultural festival, our hero is a pop star caught up in espionage when he meets a mysterious woman at the festival's opening dinner and dance. He even takes over the orchestra and sings and dances to "Tutti Frutti" in his tux. What spy-spoof film is this?

Answer: Top Secret!

In his first feature film, Val Kilmer starred as Nick Rivers in the comedy 1984 spy spoof "Top Secret!" Kilmer actually performed the songs featured in the film himself.

"Spies Like Us" (1985) starred Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, "Spy Hard" was a 1996 Leslie Nielsen spoof, and "The Man Who Knew Too Little" (1997) featured Bill Murray.
10. The Tower of London is the stage for our secret agent as he is assigned to oversee the security for a gala event: the presentation of the newly restored crown jewels. Seemingly suave in his stylish tuxedo, our hero makes one social faux pas after another before letting the crown jewels get stolen right out from under his nose. Who is this inept secret agent?

Answer: Johnny English

In the end, English managed to catch the bad guy, but not before a series of disasters that made "Johnny English" (2003) a terrific slapstick spy spoof. Rowan Atkinson of "Mr. Bean" fame played the title role, and John Malkovich portrayed the French villain Pascal Sauvage.
Source: Author reedy

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