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Quiz about Make A Wish
Quiz about Make A Wish

Make A Wish Trivia Quiz


How often do you say "I wish"? Well, this quiz is about wishes in all shapes and forms.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Pi in the Sky. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Christinap
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,879
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
5292
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. According to the film "Pinocchio", what should you wish on to make your dreams come true? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which flower, usually looked upon as a weed, can you wish on as you blow the seed head away? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. On which W.W. Jacobs horror story does wishing on part of an animal have unintended consequences? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. According to astrological tradition, you can wish on this celestial object, but you should not be looking at it through glass when you do. What is it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. When Josh Baskin is too short to get on a fairground ride, he makes a wish to be big. Which actor plays the grown-up version of Josh in the 1988 movie "Big"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The 'Make A Wish Foundation' is a UK based charity. To whom do they grant wishes? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the name of the hero of one of the stories in "The Book of One Thousand and One Nights" (Arabian Nights) who found a magic lamp in a cave which, when rubbed, produced a powerful genie who could make his every wish come true? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the name of the progressive UK rock group that put out the album, "Wish You Were Here" in 1975? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Death Wish" is a 1972 novel that tells the tale of a CPA turned vigilante after his wife is killed by a mugger. Which author, known for his novel "Hopscotch" penned this story which was made into a movie in 1974? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The wishbone in birds is found at the junction of the two clavicles. What is the scientific name of this bone? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. According to the film "Pinocchio", what should you wish on to make your dreams come true?

Answer: A star

In this 1940 Disney film the song is sung by "Jiminy Cricket". It won the 1940 Oscar for Best Original Song, and has since become the song most associated with Disney. It could be said to be their theme song.
2. Which flower, usually looked upon as a weed, can you wish on as you blow the seed head away?

Answer: Dandelion

This is an old folklore superstition. If you make a wish, and blow on the dandelion seed head, your wish will come true if you blow the entire head away with one continuous breath.
3. On which W.W. Jacobs horror story does wishing on part of an animal have unintended consequences?

Answer: The Monkey's Paw

The monkey's paw is said to grant three wishes. When a couple wish for money to pay off their mortgage their son is killed in an industrial accident. The compensation they receive is exactly the amount they wish for. Their second and third wishes bring them no joy either. The moral of the story is don't tamper with fate.
4. According to astrological tradition, you can wish on this celestial object, but you should not be looking at it through glass when you do. What is it?

Answer: A new moon

You can make a wish upon a new moon, but there must be nothing between you and your view of it. This includes windows, binoculars and telescopes. Anything that comes between you and the moon will negate your wish.
5. When Josh Baskin is too short to get on a fairground ride, he makes a wish to be big. Which actor plays the grown-up version of Josh in the 1988 movie "Big"?

Answer: Tom Hanks

After being told he cannot go on a carnival ride, in front of a girl he likes, Josh makes a wish on a "Zoltar Speaks" machine. The next morning when Josh wakes up in an adult's body, his mother, thinking he's an intruder, chases him out of the house.

Tom Hanks plays the role of Josh Baskin in this 1988 Penny Marshall directed film. Arguably one of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Josh plays on a giant electronic keyboard set on the floor of a toy store.
6. The 'Make A Wish Foundation' is a UK based charity. To whom do they grant wishes?

Answer: Children under 18

The Make A Wish Foundation grant wishes to children between three and seventeen with life threatening illnesses. These range from something simple like a sparkling tiara or being a princess for a day, through to meeting their idol, such as a singer or a football star. Trips to Disneyland and to meet Father Christmas are popular wishes, and a whole army of volunteers help to make these wishes come true.
7. What is the name of the hero of one of the stories in "The Book of One Thousand and One Nights" (Arabian Nights) who found a magic lamp in a cave which, when rubbed, produced a powerful genie who could make his every wish come true?

Answer: Aladdin

Although the story of Aladdin comes from an Arabian folk tale it is set in China and the hero and other characters are Chinese. The story is familiar to us through the many films, pantomimes and children's books that have used it as a resource. It is the tale of a poor young man, who through finding the lamp and releasing the genie becomes rich and powerful.

Although there is a setback when an evil merchant obtains the lamp, all ends well as it does in the best fairy tales.
8. What is the name of the progressive UK rock group that put out the album, "Wish You Were Here" in 1975?

Answer: Pink Floyd

"Wish You Were Here", Pink Floyd's ninth album, was released by EMI and was so successful that the recording company had difficulty in keeping up with demand. It is on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Band member, Roger Waters, was the creative mind behind the album's concept which included themes of loneliness, disillusion with the music industry and sadness over the loss of founder member, Syd Barrett.
9. "Death Wish" is a 1972 novel that tells the tale of a CPA turned vigilante after his wife is killed by a mugger. Which author, known for his novel "Hopscotch" penned this story which was made into a movie in 1974?

Answer: Brian Garfield

Brian Garfield is an American author who began writing when he was eighteen. His 1974 novel "Hopscotch" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel the year after its release.

"Death Wish" became the first in a series of five books with the follow up "Death Sentence" released in 1975. The movie version of "Death Wish" (1974) starred Charles Bronson as the protagonist Paul Kersey.
10. The wishbone in birds is found at the junction of the two clavicles. What is the scientific name of this bone?

Answer: Furcula

The function of the furcula is to strengthen the thoracic region against the stresses of flight.

In popular culture, when the wishbone is broken by two people, the person with the largest piece is supposedly granted a wish. The winner may instead bestow the bone and the wish to another person. This is a tradition in the USA on Thanksgiving Day and the bone is then called the Thanksgiving bone.
Source: Author Christinap

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