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Quiz about Candy in the Movies
Quiz about Candy in the Movies

Candy in the Movies Trivia Quiz


Many people enjoy eating candy whilst watching a movie in the cinema or at home. How many of these candies depicted IN a motion picture can you sort?

A multiple-choice quiz by FatherSteve. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
FatherSteve
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
403,560
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. In "E.T." (1982), Elliott uses what candy to lure the extra-terrestrial out of hiding? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who rather famously said "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" in a 1994 motion picture? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Toot Sweets, an English corruption of the French phrase "touts de suite," are a candy confection which, when blown into, act like a whistle in which motion picture? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In "The Wedding Planner" (2001), why does Matthew McConaughey's character tells Jennifer Lopez' character that he eats only the brown M&Ms candies? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In "The Goonies" (1985), Chunk, one of the kids in the gang, is tied up with Sloth, thought by the kids to be a monster. Chunk gives Sloth what sort of candy bar to make friends? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the "Harry Potter" series, Professor Albus Dumbledore has a favourite sweet which has one name in the U.K. and another in the U.S. What is his favourite candy? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the "Chronicles of Narnia," what candy is given by the White Witch to Edmund Pevensie? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Contemplating the Rapture and the Apocalypse, Seth Rogen and friends inventory their provisions in "This is the End" (2013). In addition to water, beer, hard liquor, some drugs, cereal, Nutella and cheese, what kind of candy bar do they have? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In "Batman vs Superman" (2016), who pops a Jolly Rancher candy into the mouth of Senator Barrows to get her to grant him access to the Fortress of Solitude? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which came first? "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or the real-world Wonka Bar? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In "E.T." (1982), Elliott uses what candy to lure the extra-terrestrial out of hiding?

Answer: Reese's Pieces

When Amblin Productions approached Mars about using their product M&Ms in the motion picture "E.T.", the candy giant turned down their offer. Undaunted, Steven Spielberg made a better offer to Hershey (the maker of Reese's Pieces) which accepted. Under the agreement, the candy manufacturer paid nothing for the product placement but promises a million dollars' worth of linked advertising for the placement. Thus wee Elliott used Reese's Pieces to lure the diminutive space man.
2. Who rather famously said "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" in a 1994 motion picture?

Answer: Forrest Gump/Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks portrayed Forrest Gump in the 1994 film. In the scene where this line appears, he says he was quoting his mother. This quotation (available on tee shirts and coffee mugs) provides a guiding philosophy for Forrest's life. When something bad happens, one need only think of the box-of-chocolates principle to put things back into proper perspective.
3. Toot Sweets, an English corruption of the French phrase "touts de suite," are a candy confection which, when blown into, act like a whistle in which motion picture?

Answer: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Inventor Caractacus Potts creates a candy with holes in it, a sort of edible whistle. When he tries to sell his invention to Lord Scrumptious, the father of his love interest Truly Scrumptious, they discover that blowing the whistle attracts dogs from all around. During WWI, British soldiers in France used the words "toot sweet" to mean right away or promptly. In French, "touts de suite" means instantly or quickly. The song "Toot Sweets" figured in both the motion picture (1968) and the musical theatre versions (2002, 2005) of the story.
4. In "The Wedding Planner" (2001), why does Matthew McConaughey's character tells Jennifer Lopez' character that he eats only the brown M&Ms candies?

Answer: they have less artificial colouring

McConaughey plays Steve Edison, a medical doctor, who saves the life of wedding planner Mary Fiore, played by Jennifer Lopez. They go to a movie screening in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. He begins to sort through a bag of M&Ms and eat only the brown ones.

When asked why, he explains that, because they are already brown, there must be less artificial food colouring in them. Caveat: this is not a medical fact; don't get your medical advice from romantic comedies.
5. In "The Goonies" (1985), Chunk, one of the kids in the gang, is tied up with Sloth, thought by the kids to be a monster. Chunk gives Sloth what sort of candy bar to make friends?

Answer: Baby Ruth

Chunk says "Hey, mister. Are you hungry? I got a Baby Ruth." Sloth responds "Ruth! Ruth! Baby! Ruth!" and so their alliance begins. Baby Ruth is an American candy bar made by the Ferrara Candy Company. It is a center of peanuts, caramel and nougat surrounded by compound chocolate. Baby Ruth also figures in "Caddyshack" (1980), "Hellboy" (2004) and "Four Brothers" (2005).
6. In the "Harry Potter" series, Professor Albus Dumbledore has a favourite sweet which has one name in the U.K. and another in the U.S. What is his favourite candy?

Answer: sherbet lemon/lemon drops

Professor Dumbledore has a favourite candy. In the British editions of the "Harry Potter" books, it is called "sherbet lemon" and in the American editions it is called "lemon drops." He brought some with him on the night in 1981 when he and Professor Minerva McGonagall left baby Harry with the Dursleys.

His offer of some to her was declined. He used the name of the candy as a password to his office in 1992. They are a lemon-shaped hard candy with either a fizzy lemon powder in the center or sour lemon sugar on the outside or both.
7. In the "Chronicles of Narnia," what candy is given by the White Witch to Edmund Pevensie?

Answer: Turkish delight

Edmund Pevensie is induced by the White Witch to eat her Turkish Delight which has magical properties. It makes him hungry for more and dependent upon her. She uses it to trick him into bringing his family to her. The original word for Turkish delight is "lokum" which means something like sweet morsel.

The modern version of it was invented by Bekir Effendi in Istanbul in 1776. It is a mixture of starch and sugar to which flavours (rose, lemon, orange, cinnamon, mint) and nuts (pistachio, hazelnut, walnut) may be added.
8. Contemplating the Rapture and the Apocalypse, Seth Rogen and friends inventory their provisions in "This is the End" (2013). In addition to water, beer, hard liquor, some drugs, cereal, Nutella and cheese, what kind of candy bar do they have?

Answer: Milky Way

The lads are at a house party when the world starts to end: sink holes open, earthquake, fire and riot. Not being transported directly to Heaven themselves, they need to take stock of what they have on which to survive. The list is paltry but does include one (!) Milky Way bar. What six guys do about that scarcity would be a spoiler.
9. In "Batman vs Superman" (2016), who pops a Jolly Rancher candy into the mouth of Senator Barrows to get her to grant him access to the Fortress of Solitude?

Answer: Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg's interpretation of Lex Luthor goes full-on millennial with its references to Jolly Ranchers hard candy. Jolly Ranchers are made by Hershey. Lex rewards the senator with a cherry-flavoured Jolly Rancher.
10. Which came first? "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or the real-world Wonka Bar?

Answer: The novel and first movie were first

Roald Dahl's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was published in 1964. It described Wonka Bars -- chocolate bars made from a waterfall of chocolate in Willie Wonka's candy factory. The first movie "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" came out in 1971.

The candy bar was introduced in 1976. The second movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was released in 2005 and the Broadway musical in 2013. The chocolate bars came a cropper in 2013.
Source: Author FatherSteve

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