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A Pox on Your Box of Rocks Trivia Quiz


Even Shakespeare stooped to curses ("A pox on both your houses") and over the years film script writers have strived to contrive some classic insults. Here are some of the best.

A multiple-choice quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
pollucci19
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
373,906
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. It is Saturday morning detention and John Bender hits assistant principal Richard Vernon right between the eyes with this beauty, "Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?", in which 1985 John Hughes' comedy?

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Question 2 of 10
2. "To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?"

Sometimes you have to avoid the niceties and the subtleties of a clever insult and just lay it all on the line, in much the same way as Jamie Lee Curtis does to Kevin Kline's Otto, to inform him that he's not very bright in which comedy that features a diamond heist?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Christopher Walken's characters over the years have copped a myriad of insults but, perhaps, the best of those verbal blows was delivered by Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) to his Vincenzo Coccotti "And you... you're part... eggplant," in which cleverly written Quentin Tarantino script? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) takes an instant dislike to an overweight Private Leonard Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio) and brutally enquires of him "Did your parents have any children that lived?" in which film directed by Stanley Kubrick and set in the Vietnam War? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The French Taunter is one of the Monty Python team's most memorable characters who manages to deliver the following insult "you empty headed food trough wiper" to his adversary in which film from 1975? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Rhett Butler grows sick of Scarlett's whingeing and effectively puts her in her place with a rather nonchalant "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," in which movie?

Answer: (Four Words)
Question 7 of 10
7. Sgt. Dignam from "The Departed" (2006) is more than a little peeved with the way a stake-out has been set up and immediately announces his displeasure to a technician. When challenged he retorts, "I'm the guy that does his job. You must be the other guy." Who played the role of Dignam and, rather ironically, starred in the 2010 film "The Other Guys"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The movie is 1995's "Toy Story" and, after just being informed by Sheriff Woody that he is not real, that he's a child's plaything, who is it that responds with the classic retort "you are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Ugarte: "You despise me, don't you?"
Rick: "If I gave you any thought I probably would."

OUCH!

In 1942 Rick is played by Humphrey Bogart and Ugarte by Peter Lorre. Which film featured that pair and that delicious insult?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) are convinced that by getting themselves baptised they would be exonerated of their crimes. An exasperated Everett McGill (George Clooney) exclaims "You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers," in which Coen Brothers' movie? Hint



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1. It is Saturday morning detention and John Bender hits assistant principal Richard Vernon right between the eyes with this beauty, "Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?", in which 1985 John Hughes' comedy?

Answer: The Breakfast Club

John Bender (Judd Nelson) and Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason) have some history between them and, at best, it could be described as antagonistic. Vernon responds to Bender's quip with by stating "You'll get the answer to that question, Mr Bender, next Saturday". Needless to say, the situation escalates rather quickly and in a short space of time Bender is being threatened with a lifetime of detention.
2. "To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?" Sometimes you have to avoid the niceties and the subtleties of a clever insult and just lay it all on the line, in much the same way as Jamie Lee Curtis does to Kevin Kline's Otto, to inform him that he's not very bright in which comedy that features a diamond heist?

Answer: A Fish Called Wanda

Wanda, a con artist, and Otto, a weapons man (read hired killer) are employed to assist in a diamond robbery that doesn't go quite to plan. Otto is Wanda's lover but it would be closer to the truth to say that he lusts for Wanda. He thinks that he's smart and has a phobia about being called stupid. Wanda's loyalties are, let's say, pliable and at the point that she delivers the above diatribe she has decided to ditch Otto and pin her future on a down but not quite out barrister called Archie Leach (John Cleese).
3. Christopher Walken's characters over the years have copped a myriad of insults but, perhaps, the best of those verbal blows was delivered by Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) to his Vincenzo Coccotti "And you... you're part... eggplant," in which cleverly written Quentin Tarantino script?

Answer: True Romance

"True Romance" (1993), starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, is possibly the most sublime piece of work director Tony Scott has committed to celluloid and it rode on the back of a cracking Tarantino script. It is important to note that Quentin had been criticized strongly as a racist to this point in his career and, it was said, that what appeared on screen was a true reflection of the man himself.

It is true that the "n" word gets a good workout in this film but they serve as a great entree to Hopper's final insult. Hopper's Worley is being tortured to reveal his son's location.

He knows the game is up and he is determined not to sell out his boy. The best he can hope for is a quick death and so he proceeds to taunt Vincenzo with a description of Coccotti's blood-line, all of which is descended from darkest Africa.

The final one-liner is slap in the face to his lack of purity. Coccotti laughs and then shoots Worley in the head.
4. Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) takes an instant dislike to an overweight Private Leonard Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio) and brutally enquires of him "Did your parents have any children that lived?" in which film directed by Stanley Kubrick and set in the Vietnam War?

Answer: Full Metal Jacket

Hartman employs a range of savage tactics in an effort to get his new recruits hardened up for their first taste of real battle. These policies incorporate some of the most ruthless verbal abuse seen on film, most of which is not suitable to be printed here.

Whilst his methods work on most of the men they fail on Private Lawrence who eventually snaps, shoots the gunnery sergeant and then commits suicide.
5. The French Taunter is one of the Monty Python team's most memorable characters who manages to deliver the following insult "you empty headed food trough wiper" to his adversary in which film from 1975?

Answer: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur is instructed by God to find the Holy Grail and the first stop on their journey is the castle held by the Taunter and his mates. Arthur endures a wave of verbal abuse including the advice that "your mother is a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries." He and his knights are then attacked by cows, sheep and vegetables launched by catapults from inside the castle. They make a play to sneak into the castle using a Trojan Rabbit but forget to hide inside the rabbit.
6. Rhett Butler grows sick of Scarlett's whingeing and effectively puts her in her place with a rather nonchalant "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," in which movie?

Answer: Gone with the Wind

No crudity in sight and none needed. There are many questions about Rhett and Scarlett on this site and, for that reason, I nearly withdrew this one but that line is one of the most beautifully delivered insults on the silver screen, if not the most memorable, that this quiz would not have been complete without it. Released in 1939 "Gone with the Wind" is an epic American historical romance that was so good it collected ten Academy Awards. Clarke Gable was excellent as the level headed rogue Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh walked away with an Oscar for her performance as Scarlett.
7. Sgt. Dignam from "The Departed" (2006) is more than a little peeved with the way a stake-out has been set up and immediately announces his displeasure to a technician. When challenged he retorts, "I'm the guy that does his job. You must be the other guy." Who played the role of Dignam and, rather ironically, starred in the 2010 film "The Other Guys"?

Answer: Mark Wahlberg

In a movie studded with A-List actors Wahlberg manages to hold his own. So easily does he display an acid tongue and produce speech laden with expletives it almost seems as though the role were written with him in mind. In the above scene it is a team of computer geeks that get to feel the sting of his razor quips but, truth be known, I doubt that there was a single character in the movie that Dignam confronted that didn't feel the lash of his vitriol.
8. The movie is 1995's "Toy Story" and, after just being informed by Sheriff Woody that he is not real, that he's a child's plaything, who is it that responds with the classic retort "you are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity"?

Answer: Buzz Lightyear

Buzz (voiced by Tim Allen) is in denial and still believes that he is the real Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger who is the only one with the knowledge to foil Emperor Zurg when Woody (Tom Hanks) launches his tirade on him. Buzz's response is beautifully crafted and delivered with an innocence you wouldn't believe Buzz possessed. This goes to show that sarcasm, abusiveness or foul language is not a necessity to deliver a stinging verbal face slap. Woody's final word, however, breaks the spell by coming straight out of a child's playground; "Oh yeah, well, good riddance, ya loony."
9. Ugarte: "You despise me, don't you?" Rick: "If I gave you any thought I probably would." OUCH! In 1942 Rick is played by Humphrey Bogart and Ugarte by Peter Lorre. Which film featured that pair and that delicious insult?

Answer: Casablanca

Rick Blaine was Bogart's first romantic lead role but that wise-cracking mouth on which he'd built his reputation remained close to the surface in this film. Signor Urgarte is a petty crook for whom Blaine has little time. Whilst there is no mutual respect between the two and their association is brief they share some memorable dialogue.
Rick: "Who did you bribe for your visa? Renault or yourself?"
Ugarte: "Myself. I found myself much more reasonable."
10. Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) are convinced that by getting themselves baptised they would be exonerated of their crimes. An exasperated Everett McGill (George Clooney) exclaims "You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers," in which Coen Brothers' movie?

Answer: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The line that precedes that statement goes: "That's not the issue Delmar. Even if that did put you square with the Lord, the State of Mississippi's a little more hard-nosed." By this time Clooney's character had reached the end of his tether with the boys and the disguise on his contempt for them was starting to slip. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is a tightly written comedy that earned Joel and Ethan (Coen) an Oscar nomination for Best Writing and George Clooney a Golden Globe for Acting.
Source: Author pollucci19

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