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Quiz about Feeling Sick in the Movies
Quiz about Feeling Sick in the Movies

Feeling Sick in the Movies Trivia Quiz


Inspired by a bout with the 'flu, I decided it was time to make a quiz about people struggling with illness within the movies. Come help me put names to these, *cough*, less than healthy films!

A multiple-choice quiz by skunkee. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
skunkee
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
226,011
Updated
Nov 08 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
9097
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 51 (8/10), krajack99 (10/10), Guest 37 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. (1999) On the recommendation of his therapist, Cole tried to somehow help the dead people whom he could see. One little girl, who died after a prolonged illness where she was confined to her bed, showed Cole where to find evidence that her mother had been poisoning her. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. (2000) The entire town of Hinkley was getting sick, with everything from chronic nosebleeds to brain tumours. It turned out that the reason everyone was getting sick was because their ground water had been poisoned by hexavalent chromium, leaked there by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. It took a down-to-earth single mother of three to bring the giant to its knees, and win compensation for the residents of Hinkley. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. (1982) After Elliott lured his strange new friend into the house with candy, he hid him in the toy closet. The next morning, Elliott faked illness so that he could stay home from school and spend more time with his new friend. One of the tricks Elliott used to convince his mother that he was running a fever, was to hold the thermometer against a light bulb (when she wasn't looking, of course). Later on in the film, when his friend began to sicken, Elliott experienced the same symptoms. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. (1995) While travelling through space, on a mission to the moon, their ship was damaged by an explosion in an oxygen tank. Unable to check the full extent of the damage, they didn't know if they'd be able to successfully regain Earth's atmosphere and make it home safely. If that wasn't bad enough, poor Freddo had to make matters worse by developing a kidney infection, which made him very sick and feverish. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. (1997) Melvin Udall was an obsessive-compulsive author, and Carol Connelly was the only waitress who could tolerate his behaviour. So when her son's asthma made her miss a lot of time off of work, he decided to see what he could do to help her son become healthy. He ended up getting more out of the deal than he'd bargained for. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. (1988) From the first time they met, as children on a boardwalk in Atlantic City, C.C. Bloom and Hillary Whitney were best friends. Oh they had a few lean years when they didn't get along, but they managed to make that up again. So when Hillary fell ill due to a virus that invaded her heart, it was C.C. whom she wanted with her, and C.C. who was given custody of her little girl, Victoria. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. (1982) Once a very successful playwright, Sidney Bruhl wanted to end his marriage. However with no successful plays, and no discernible source of income, he couldn't afford to be without his rich wife's money. Counting on his wife's weak heart to do the trick, he and his lover devised a plan to frighten her to death. Thus, the distraught widower could live comfortably on his wife's family money, without anyone being suspicious that his new male secretary was really his lover...or could he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. (2004) Sam Hall and a few of his friends were in New York City when the next Ice Age arrived in a horrible storm. Together with a group of survivors, they waited out the storm in a library, burning whatever they had to in the huge fireplace, to keep the cold at bay. Sam's friend Laura became seriously ill, due to blood poisoning resulting from a cut she got while wading through the flooded streets. This resulted in a need to find antibiotics, which led to a very scary encounter with wolves. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. (1993) Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan had a real talent for offending people. He was also one of the agents assigned to guard JFK on that fateful day in Dallas, and he never really recovered from that failure. When a disenchanted CIA killer started threatening the president, Horrigan was determined to succeed where he'd previously failed. Sick with a fever and the flu, Horrigan's senses betrayed him, and he created an embarrassing incident for the president, while at a campaign function. That didn't go down well with the president's publicity machine, and Horrigan had to fight even harder to succeed. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. (1999) During the Great Depression, Paul Edgecomb was in charge of Death Row. He also had a terrible bladder infection during a time when there wasn't a lot of choice in antibiotics. Fortunately for Paul, his new prisoner, John Coffey, had a healing gift, and was able to cure Paul's infection. Paul had a whole new set of problems though, when he became convinced of Coffey's innocence, and had to face the fact that he was about to execute a man who was not only innocent, but who had a rare gift. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. (1999) On the recommendation of his therapist, Cole tried to somehow help the dead people whom he could see. One little girl, who died after a prolonged illness where she was confined to her bed, showed Cole where to find evidence that her mother had been poisoning her.

Answer: The Sixth Sense

The young girl's mother had been suffering with Munchausen by Proxy, a condition in which primary caregivers make their children (and other dependents) sick, in order to gain attention and sympathy for their selfless devotion in caring for their sick offspring. Cole's revelation made sure that no other sibling would suffer the same fate.
Noted child psychologist, Malcolm Crowe, was able to work through a few demons of his own by helping young Cole deal with his debilitating ability to see dead people. Crowe's previous inability to help a similarly afflicted patient had resulted in a horrible disaster.
Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment starred under M. Night Shyamalan's direction.
2. (2000) The entire town of Hinkley was getting sick, with everything from chronic nosebleeds to brain tumours. It turned out that the reason everyone was getting sick was because their ground water had been poisoned by hexavalent chromium, leaked there by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. It took a down-to-earth single mother of three to bring the giant to its knees, and win compensation for the residents of Hinkley.

Answer: Erin Brockovich

Based on a real story, the movie told of a woman whose sheer stubbornness resulted in the investigation of the many health problems experienced by the people of the town of Hinkley. Her determination pushed both the lawyer whom she worked for, and the residents of the town to stand up and be counted, and bring a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Julia Roberts took home an Oscar for her portrayal of the feisty Brockovich. Albert Finney was nominated for an Oscar, but did not win, for his portrayal of Ed Masry, Roberts' boss.
Steven Soderbergh directed, and the real Erin Brockovich had a cameo as a waitress.
3. (1982) After Elliott lured his strange new friend into the house with candy, he hid him in the toy closet. The next morning, Elliott faked illness so that he could stay home from school and spend more time with his new friend. One of the tricks Elliott used to convince his mother that he was running a fever, was to hold the thermometer against a light bulb (when she wasn't looking, of course). Later on in the film, when his friend began to sicken, Elliott experienced the same symptoms.

Answer: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg's wonderful story of the bond between a young boy and an extra-terrestrial botanist, left behind when his ship was threatened, warmed the hearts of many. Elliott became obsessed with the need to get E.T. back to his ship, before the scientists could capture him and perform experiments on him.
Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace-Stone, Robert McNaughton and Drew Barrymore starred.
4. (1995) While travelling through space, on a mission to the moon, their ship was damaged by an explosion in an oxygen tank. Unable to check the full extent of the damage, they didn't know if they'd be able to successfully regain Earth's atmosphere and make it home safely. If that wasn't bad enough, poor Freddo had to make matters worse by developing a kidney infection, which made him very sick and feverish.

Answer: Apollo 13

This amazing film by Ron Howard told the real story of the ill-fated, Apollo 13 moon mission. Plagued by a number of problems, most stemming from the explosion, the movie chronicled the heroic efforts of both the astronauts and the ground crew to do what was necessary to bring the men home safely.
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris starred, to name a few.
5. (1997) Melvin Udall was an obsessive-compulsive author, and Carol Connelly was the only waitress who could tolerate his behaviour. So when her son's asthma made her miss a lot of time off of work, he decided to see what he could do to help her son become healthy. He ended up getting more out of the deal than he'd bargained for.

Answer: As Good as it Gets

When Melvin began to insert himself into Carol's life, he only wanted to get her back to work because no one else could wait on him to his satisfaction. Circumstances also forced him to become involved with the plight of his neighbour, and before long he found himself actually enjoying the company of others, and was no longer satisfied with his solitary life.
Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt both took home Oscars for their performances, while Greg Kinnear was nominated for an Oscar, but did not win, for his performance as the neighbour. James L. Brooks directed.
6. (1988) From the first time they met, as children on a boardwalk in Atlantic City, C.C. Bloom and Hillary Whitney were best friends. Oh they had a few lean years when they didn't get along, but they managed to make that up again. So when Hillary fell ill due to a virus that invaded her heart, it was C.C. whom she wanted with her, and C.C. who was given custody of her little girl, Victoria.

Answer: Beaches

Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey were wonderful as lifelong friends C.C. and Hillary. Hillary's declining health and eventual death were devastating, but the ray of hope at the end, when C.C. began telling Victoria stories about her mother, thus forever keeping her memory alive, made this one of my favourite tear-jerkers.
Garry Marshall directed.
7. (1982) Once a very successful playwright, Sidney Bruhl wanted to end his marriage. However with no successful plays, and no discernible source of income, he couldn't afford to be without his rich wife's money. Counting on his wife's weak heart to do the trick, he and his lover devised a plan to frighten her to death. Thus, the distraught widower could live comfortably on his wife's family money, without anyone being suspicious that his new male secretary was really his lover...or could he?

Answer: Deathtrap

Things actually worked out rather well for Sidney (played brilliantly by Michael Caine) until his ambitious lover, Clifford (played by Christopher Reeve), decided to write a play based on their successful plot to kill Bruhl's wife. Unable to convince Clifford of how dangerous that could be, Sidney realized that he must do away with Clifford as well.
Dyan Cannon played the weak-hearted wife, under Sidney Lumet's direction.
8. (2004) Sam Hall and a few of his friends were in New York City when the next Ice Age arrived in a horrible storm. Together with a group of survivors, they waited out the storm in a library, burning whatever they had to in the huge fireplace, to keep the cold at bay. Sam's friend Laura became seriously ill, due to blood poisoning resulting from a cut she got while wading through the flooded streets. This resulted in a need to find antibiotics, which led to a very scary encounter with wolves.

Answer: The Day After Tomorrow

Sam's father, played by Dennis Quaid, had actually predicted the weather patterns that occurred, as the end result of the trend in global warming. However he didn't realize just how quickly the devastating storm would come. Fighting his way north, against the flow of people fleeing southwards, he fought to rescue his son, and all the survivors found with him.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum also starred, under Roland Emmerich's direction.
9. (1993) Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan had a real talent for offending people. He was also one of the agents assigned to guard JFK on that fateful day in Dallas, and he never really recovered from that failure. When a disenchanted CIA killer started threatening the president, Horrigan was determined to succeed where he'd previously failed. Sick with a fever and the flu, Horrigan's senses betrayed him, and he created an embarrassing incident for the president, while at a campaign function. That didn't go down well with the president's publicity machine, and Horrigan had to fight even harder to succeed.

Answer: In the Line of Fire

Clint Eastwood played the driven Frank Horrigan, while John Malkovich was absolutely brilliant as Mitch Leary, the ex CIA assassin who engaged Horrigan in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Rene Russo and Dylan McDermott also starred under Wolfgang Petersen's direction.
10. (1999) During the Great Depression, Paul Edgecomb was in charge of Death Row. He also had a terrible bladder infection during a time when there wasn't a lot of choice in antibiotics. Fortunately for Paul, his new prisoner, John Coffey, had a healing gift, and was able to cure Paul's infection. Paul had a whole new set of problems though, when he became convinced of Coffey's innocence, and had to face the fact that he was about to execute a man who was not only innocent, but who had a rare gift.

Answer: The Green Mile

Based on a Stephen King story, "The Green Mile" was an amazingly powerful movie that confronted the issues of poverty, discrimination and the fallible finality of capital punishment. Under Frank Darabont's direction, Tom Hanks delivered his normal brilliant performance, alongside equally strong performances from Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, and James Cromwell, to name a few.
Source: Author skunkee

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