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Quiz about Apollo 13
Quiz about Apollo 13

Apollo 13 | 20 Question Movie Multiple Choice Quiz


This quiz is all about the great movie 'Apollo 13' starring the great Tom Hanks. Have fun and enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by gumnutgirl16. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
gumnutgirl16
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
52,657
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
14 / 20
Plays
8391
Last 3 plays: steepone (11/20), Mattamuskeet (17/20), Guest 70 (1/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Who plays Gene Kranz?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 20
2. Ed Harris won an Oscar for his role in 'Apollo 13'.


Question 3 of 20
3. Was the threesome who went up in Apollo 13 originally set to fly that mission?


Question 4 of 20
4. What did Jack Swigert die of? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. Who says the famous line 'Houston, we have a problem'? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. What was the original name of the book the movie is based on? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. How many Academy Awards did this movie win?

Answer: (One Word, a number)
Question 8 of 20
8. Who directed this movie?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 9 of 20
9. Who wrote the book, on which the movie was based on?

Answer: (Two words)
Question 10 of 20
10. How many children does Jim Lovell and Marilyn Lovell have?

Answer: (a number)
Question 11 of 20
11. Who played the astronaut Ken Mattingly?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 12 of 20
12. Why wasn't Ken Mattingly allowed to go in to space? Hint


Question 13 of 20
13. Did Jim Lovell ever go into space again, after his terrifying experience?


Question 14 of 20
14. Who plays Jim's wife, Marilyn?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 15 of 20
15. Which band did Jim's oldest daughter love? Hint


Question 16 of 20
16. What did Jack Swigert stir, that caused the explosion? Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. Who vomited up in space? Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. What was Fred Haise's nickname? Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. Did Tom Hanks win an Oscar for his role?


Question 20 of 20
20. What year was this movie released in the US?

Answer: (One Word - four digits)

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Most Recent Scores
Mar 04 2024 : steepone: 11/20
Mar 03 2024 : Mattamuskeet: 17/20
Feb 29 2024 : Guest 70: 1/20
Feb 29 2024 : KrisInPA: 12/20
Feb 29 2024 : Guest 74: 11/20
Feb 28 2024 : Guest 50: 19/20
Feb 21 2024 : DAU60: 15/20
Feb 15 2024 : Guest 31: 13/20
Feb 01 2024 : Guest 199: 14/20

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who plays Gene Kranz?

Answer: Ed Harris

This man did not want to fail.
2. Ed Harris won an Oscar for his role in 'Apollo 13'.

Answer: False

Ed Harris was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, but did not win.
3. Was the threesome who went up in Apollo 13 originally set to fly that mission?

Answer: No

Actually, they were set to fly Apollo 14, but were moved up.
4. What did Jack Swigert die of?

Answer: Cancer

He died of cancer, it is said at the end of the movie.
5. Who says the famous line 'Houston, we have a problem'?

Answer: Jim Lovell

Tom Hanks says it.
6. What was the original name of the book the movie is based on?

Answer: Lost Moon

Co-authored by Jim Lovell and Jeffery Kluger.
7. How many Academy Awards did this movie win?

Answer: 2

It was nominated for nine, but only won two.
8. Who directed this movie?

Answer: Ron Howard

That was approximately 10 years after he directed 'Splash', another Tom Hanks film.
9. Who wrote the book, on which the movie was based on?

Answer: Jim Lovell

The book has more information than the movie. In the book it includes: the moon walk, when the space ship caught on fire, in which the men inside died, and about when Jim Lovell was a naval aviator. Fred Haise was also a Marine Corps pilot and Jack Swigert was in the Air Force.
10. How many children does Jim Lovell and Marilyn Lovell have?

Answer: 4

Barbara, Susan, Jeffrey and Jay.
11. Who played the astronaut Ken Mattingly?

Answer: Gary Sinise

He was so upset. He didn't hear of the explosion until guys had to come to his house and wake him up.
12. Why wasn't Ken Mattingly allowed to go in to space?

Answer: He was going to get the measles.

The doctors said he would get the measles since one of the back up crew got them and he had not yet had the measles, so he wasn't allowed to go. However, he never got the measles.
13. Did Jim Lovell ever go into space again, after his terrifying experience?

Answer: no

It was said at the end of the movie.
14. Who plays Jim's wife, Marilyn?

Answer: Kathleen Quinlan

She was great in this movie, she was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
15. Which band did Jim's oldest daughter love?

Answer: The Beatles

The Beatles. She was so upset when they broke up.
16. What did Jack Swigert stir, that caused the explosion?

Answer: Oxygen Tanks

During the mission, a helium disc did burst, it was a bit of a problem, but was not made a big deal in the movie.
17. Who vomited up in space?

Answer: Fred Haise

He was unable fly in the mission because of budget cuts.
18. What was Fred Haise's nickname?

Answer: Freddo

Freddo, it was said a number of times throughout the film.
19. Did Tom Hanks win an Oscar for his role?

Answer: no

Tom wasn't even nominated.
20. What year was this movie released in the US?

Answer: 1995

Source: Author gumnutgirl16

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