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Quiz about Apocalypse Now
Quiz about Apocalypse Now

Average Apocalypse Now Quiz | 15 Questions | Movies


This truly is a classic movie. There are no questions relating to the Redux version, it is all from the original release.

A multiple-choice quiz by bertho. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
bertho
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
93,603
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
9 / 15
Plays
5976
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 76 (11/15), Guest 108 (3/15), Guest 107 (10/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. Which lead actor, cast to play Captain Willard, was replaced by Martin Sheen weeks into the shooting? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Shooting of the film ran time and over budget. Which of these was NOT a reason for the delays? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Captain Willard has been back in Saigon for a week waiting for new orders. What is his military function, and which unit is he attached to? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. After being escorted by chopper to the military compound in Na Trang for briefing, Willard is greeted by a bespectacled intelligence officer. This young actor will go on to be a huge star in his own right. Who is he? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. When reading the dossier of Colonel Kurtz, Willard thought that Kurtz was being "groomed for one of the top slots in the corporation, General, Chief Of Staff, anything." What couldn't Willard understand about Kurtz? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. At the rendezvous point, the Air Cavalry escort had destroyed a village. Dead Vietnamese villagers are everywhere. What is heard through the loudspeaker? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Willard's mission was to travel up-river into Cambodia to find Kurtz. The river symbolised the Mekong but was given this name in the movie. Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. What was Colonel Kilgore's (Robert Duvall) motivation to secure the beachhead village 'Charlie's Point', knowing it would be a fierce fight? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. To make the surfing beach even safer from sniper fire, Kilgore orders an additional air strike with napalm along the tree line. It led to a famous quote. What does Napalm smell like to Kilgore? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. After the routine search on the Sampan goes wrong, Willard executes a wounded Vietnamese. Why did he do it? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. They arrive for supplies at an isolated US base supply depot at Hau Phat in a surreal night scene. The warehouse arena is glittering and brilliantly lit by half circles of floodlights for a USO show. What makes the supply sergeant testy? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. After Chief Phillips is speared through the back, what is his last action before dying? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. In Kurtz' camp, a site of primitive evil, they are greeted by a hyperactive, fast talking, spaced-out, free lance American photo-journalist. What is the actor's name?

Answer: (Two words, Full name or surname only - initials are DH)
Question 14 of 15
14. During Willard's first encounter with Kurtz, what did Kurtz rebut with when Willard told him he was a soldier, not an assasin? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. Kurtz permitted his own sacrifice when he saw Willard approaching. It is a ritualistic slaughter. As he dies on the ground, Kurtz mutters a few, final, dying words: Hint



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Jun 19 2024 : Guest 76: 11/15
Jun 18 2024 : Guest 108: 3/15
Jun 18 2024 : Guest 107: 10/15
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Jun 07 2024 : Guest 2: 12/15
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which lead actor, cast to play Captain Willard, was replaced by Martin Sheen weeks into the shooting?

Answer: Harvey Keitel

Amazing but true. Sheen was flown into the Philippines to replace Keitel. Coppola didn't see Keitel fitting the role of Captain Willard.
2. Shooting of the film ran time and over budget. Which of these was NOT a reason for the delays?

Answer: Waiting for Marlon Brando to lose weight

Through a series of delays, the movie's budget blew out from 12 million to 31 million. The film was meant to take only 17 weeks to shoot but lasted 16 months. Marlon Brando was cast as an athletic Colonel but did show up on the set carrying the weight he promised to lose! They worked the script around this problem.
3. Captain Willard has been back in Saigon for a week waiting for new orders. What is his military function, and which unit is he attached to?

Answer: US Army Intelligence - 505th Batallion, 173rd Airborne

Willard: "Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. They brought it up to me like room service...It was a real choice mission - and when it was over, I never want another..."
4. After being escorted by chopper to the military compound in Na Trang for briefing, Willard is greeted by a bespectacled intelligence officer. This young actor will go on to be a huge star in his own right. Who is he?

Answer: Harrison Ford

Willard: "I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz's memory, any more than being back in Saigon was an accident."
5. When reading the dossier of Colonel Kurtz, Willard thought that Kurtz was being "groomed for one of the top slots in the corporation, General, Chief Of Staff, anything." What couldn't Willard understand about Kurtz?

Answer: All of the these

Willard: "Charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500. I took the mission. What the hell else was I gonna do? But I really didn't know what I'd do when I found him."
6. At the rendezvous point, the Air Cavalry escort had destroyed a village. Dead Vietnamese villagers are everywhere. What is heard through the loudspeaker?

Answer: "We are here to help you"

"We are here to help" as scores lay dead. Coppola frequently expressed the surrealistic and symbolic dialogue detailing the confusion, violence, fear, and nightmarish madness of the Vietnam War.
7. Willard's mission was to travel up-river into Cambodia to find Kurtz. The river symbolised the Mekong but was given this name in the movie.

Answer: Nung River

One of the boat crew was Mr. Clean. This actor was Laurence Fishburne, credited as Larry Fishburne at age 14.
8. What was Colonel Kilgore's (Robert Duvall) motivation to secure the beachhead village 'Charlie's Point', knowing it would be a fierce fight?

Answer: A six foot peak (surf break)

This attack led to an incredible scene where the attack helecopters cruised in, guns and rockets blazing. The sound of Wagner's 'Ride Of the Valkyries' breaks the morning silence. Willard on Kilgore: "Well, he wasn't a bad officer, I guess. He loved his boys and you felt safe with him.

He was one of those guys that had that weird light around him. You just knew he wasn't gonna get so much as a scratch here."
9. To make the surfing beach even safer from sniper fire, Kilgore orders an additional air strike with napalm along the tree line. It led to a famous quote. What does Napalm smell like to Kilgore?

Answer: Victory

Colonel Kilgore: "You smell that? Do you smell that?...Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know, that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like - victory."
10. After the routine search on the Sampan goes wrong, Willard executes a wounded Vietnamese. Why did he do it?

Answer: He didn't want to divert the boat to get medical help

Willard: "It was the way we had over here of living with ourselves. We'd cut 'em in half with a machine gun and give 'em a bandaid. It was a lie - and the more I saw of 'em, the more I hated lies. Those boys were never gonna look at me the same way again."
11. They arrive for supplies at an isolated US base supply depot at Hau Phat in a surreal night scene. The warehouse arena is glittering and brilliantly lit by half circles of floodlights for a USO show. What makes the supply sergeant testy?

Answer: That their destination is 'classified'

Willard: "Charlie didn't get much USO. He was dug in too deep or moving too fast. His idea of great R and R was cold rice and a little rat meat. He had only two ways home: death or victory."
12. After Chief Phillips is speared through the back, what is his last action before dying?

Answer: He tries to pull Willard onto the spear sticking from his chest

Willard: "He was close, real close. I couldn't see him yet, but I could feel him, as if the boat were being sucked upriver and the water was flowing back into the jungle. Whatever was going to happen, it wasn't gonna be the way they call it back in Nha Trang."
13. In Kurtz' camp, a site of primitive evil, they are greeted by a hyperactive, fast talking, spaced-out, free lance American photo-journalist. What is the actor's name?

Answer: Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper wasn't even part of the original casting. He just happened to be in the Philippines at the time and Coppola wanted to use him somehow.
14. During Willard's first encounter with Kurtz, what did Kurtz rebut with when Willard told him he was a soldier, not an assasin?

Answer: "You're neither, you're an errand boy sent by grocery clerks."

Willard: "Everything I saw told me that Kurtz had gone insane. The place was full of bodies. North Vietnamese, Vietcong, Cambodians. If I was still alive, it was because he wanted me that way."
15. Kurtz permitted his own sacrifice when he saw Willard approaching. It is a ritualistic slaughter. As he dies on the ground, Kurtz mutters a few, final, dying words:

Answer: "The horror. The horror."

Willard: "On the river, I thought that the minute I looked at him, I'd know what to do, but it didn't happen. I was in there with him for days, not under guard. I was free, but he knew I wasn't going anywhere. He knew more about what I was gonna do than I did. If the generals back in Nha Trang could see what I saw, would they still want me to kill him? More than ever probably."
Source: Author bertho

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