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Quiz about Location Africa
Quiz about Location Africa

Location Africa Trivia Quiz


Here are only a few of the many films set, at least in part, on the continent of Africa. How well do you remember them?

A photo quiz by looney_tunes. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
looney_tunes
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
359,837
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1187
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: granpa46 (10/10), matthewpokemon (9/10), Guest 2 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The 1942 film 'Casablanca' is known for many famous scenes and memorable lines. What is the name of the character with whom Ilsa leaves Morocco on a flight to Lisbon at the end of the film? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who or what is referred to by the title of the 1951 film 'The African Queen'? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1952, Henry King directed a film adaptation of a story by Ernest Hemingway, starring Gregory Peck as Harry Street and Susan Hayward as his wife, Helen. What was the name of this Oscar-nominated movie? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The 1964 film 'Zulu', which gave Michael Caine his first starring role, was set in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu war. What was the name of the famous battle which was the focus of the film? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers starred in a 1966 film about a couple who raised an orphaned lioness named Elsa, then released her into the wild. It was based on a book of the same name, written by Joy Adamson, the character played by Virginia McKenna. What was the name of this movie set in Kenya? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Peter Ustinov portrayed Hercule Poirot in a 1978 film based on an Agatha Christie novel set in Africa. Which of these was it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The first movie starring Indiana Jones to be released started in a snake-filled temple in Peru before moving to Africa (and a few other locations) for the race to recover a valuable artifact that was also being sought by the Nazis. What was the name of this 1981 film that was set in 1936? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A 1984 film about the life of a boy raised by primates following the death of the Earl of Greystoke and his wife Alice had which of these titles? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of these characters was NOT in fact a ruler of the lions of Pride Land at any time during the 1994 film 'The Lion King'? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of these actors was the first to portray a titular mummy on film? Hint



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1. The 1942 film 'Casablanca' is known for many famous scenes and memorable lines. What is the name of the character with whom Ilsa leaves Morocco on a flight to Lisbon at the end of the film?

Answer: Victor Laszlo

Rick Blain (Humphrey Bogart) runs the nightclub in Casablanca which is the primary setting for the film. He loves Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), who arrives at the club with her husband, Victor Laszlo, a fugitive from the Nazis, attempting to escape to neutral Portugal and in need of letters of transit that have come into Rick's possession. Eventually, he gives them the letters, and shoots Major Strasser, the German officer who is trying to capture them.

At the end, he and the French police captain, Louis Renault, walk off into the fog, after Renault tells his officers to "round up the usual suspects", diverting their attention from the fleeing couple.
2. Who or what is referred to by the title of the 1951 film 'The African Queen'?

Answer: A boat owned by Humphrey Bogart's character

Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart) delivers the mail via the African Queen at the start of World War I, and is convinced by missionary Rose Sayer (Katharine Hepburn) to use his boat to destroy a German gunboat, the Queen Louisa, which is hampering British war efforts.

After many setbacks, they are successful, and, having arranged to be married by the German captain when their execution seemed imminent, swim off to safety in Kenya. While a large part of the movie was filmed on location in Uganda and the Congo, about half was shot on a film set in England.

The original boat used in the film has been restored, and is now a tourist attraction in Key Largo, Florida.
3. In 1952, Henry King directed a film adaptation of a story by Ernest Hemingway, starring Gregory Peck as Harry Street and Susan Hayward as his wife, Helen. What was the name of this Oscar-nominated movie?

Answer: The Snows of Kilimanjaro

'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' tells the story of Harry, a writer who has been injured on safari in Africa, and is contemplating the lack of achievement in his life as he faces his imminent death. In the story, he dies; in the movie, the loving attentions of his wife give him the will to live. Apparently, Hemingway was not happy with this significant change to his story. 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
4. The 1964 film 'Zulu', which gave Michael Caine his first starring role, was set in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu war. What was the name of the famous battle which was the focus of the film?

Answer: Battle of Rorke's Drift

The battle of Rorke's Drift is remembered because around 150 British soldiers defended the mission station at Rorke's Drift against a Zulu army of around 4,000. The movie starts with a narration by Richard Burton describing the events that immediately preceded those shown in the film, including the Zulu victory at Isandlwana.

It ends with another narration detailing the 11 soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross as a result of the battle. The Zulu leader Cetshwayo kaMpande was played by his great grandson, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, and South African Minister of Home Affairs from 1994 until 2004.
5. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers starred in a 1966 film about a couple who raised an orphaned lioness named Elsa, then released her into the wild. It was based on a book of the same name, written by Joy Adamson, the character played by Virginia McKenna. What was the name of this movie set in Kenya?

Answer: Born Free

The touching story of the Adamsons' adoption of three orphaned lion cubs, and their successful raising and release of the one they called Elsa, is familiar to most, through either the book or the movie. Elsa's two siblings were sent to a zoo, but Joy was determined to raise Elsa and return her to the wild. At the end of the movie, we find that Elsa remembers her foster parents, and has managed to integrate herself into a pride and produce three cubs. Be sure to have a pack of tissues at hand while you watch.

'Living Free' is the name of a sequel movie released in 1972. It used the name of the second of the three books Joy Adamson wrote about Elsa, but was actually based on the events of the third book, which was titled 'Forever Free'. 'The Lions Are Free' was a 1969 documentary showing Bill Travers visiting George Adamson (and a bunch of lions). 'To Walk with Lions' was a 1999 film about the final years of George Adamson, starring Richard Harris.
6. Peter Ustinov portrayed Hercule Poirot in a 1978 film based on an Agatha Christie novel set in Africa. Which of these was it?

Answer: Death on the Nile

'Death on the Nile' is set on a boat cruising along the Nile River, during the course of which Linnet Doyle, a beautiful heiress, is murdered. Whodunnit - her husband, her old schoolfriend who had formerly been engaged to her husband, the elderly kleptomaniac who wants her jewels, the lawyer who is embezzling from her estate, her companion whose family had been financially ruined by her family, the novelist she is suing for libel, the radical young man who deplores her wealth, or perhaps someone else? Never fear, Poirot untangles the clues, and reveals the guilty party.

The film has a galaxy of starts - aside from Ustinov, you can spot Mia Farrow, George Kennedy, Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Olivia Hussey and David Niven, among others.

The film was largely shot on location, so the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the temple at Karnak are also 'stars' of the movie.
7. The first movie starring Indiana Jones to be released started in a snake-filled temple in Peru before moving to Africa (and a few other locations) for the race to recover a valuable artifact that was also being sought by the Nazis. What was the name of this 1981 film that was set in 1936?

Answer: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Apparently, the Nazis believed their armies would become invincible if they could locate the Ark of the Covenant, which (according to the Bible) was built to hold the Ten Commandments delivered by Moses to the Israelites. The Ark changes hands several times, and ends up in a US government warehouse after it has destroyed the bad guys. Harrison Ford starred as Indiana Jones, a part he repeated in the 1984 prequel, 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom', and the sequels 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' (1989) and 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008), all produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg.
8. A 1984 film about the life of a boy raised by primates following the death of the Earl of Greystoke and his wife Alice had which of these titles?

Answer: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

All four of these films were based, some more closely than others, on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in the 1912 novel 'Tarzan of the Apes' (and in 25 sequels). 'Tarzan of the Apes' (1918) was a silent film starring Elmo Lincoln, but it is Johnny Weismuller's portrayal of Tarzan in 'Tarzan the Apeman' (1932) and 11 sequels that is the one most commonly brought to mind when reference is made to Tarzan.

The 1959 film 'Tarzan's Greatest Adventure' represented an effort to return to the original character, an eloquent character who went far beyond "Me Tarzan, you Jane" in his interactions with other people. 'Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes' similarly showed him as highly intelligent, capable of learning human language despite having been raised by a tribe of mangani (a fictional race of apes something like a cross between a gorilla and a chimpanzee).

The second half, however, diverged significantly from the original storyline.
9. Which of these characters was NOT in fact a ruler of the lions of Pride Land at any time during the 1994 film 'The Lion King'?

Answer: Pumbaa

At the start of the film, Mufasa is the ruler of Pride Land, and his brother Scar is displaced from being heir by the birth of his son Simba. Scar kills Mufasa and takes over the throne, having convinced Simba to go into exile because the death was his fault. Pumbaa, a warthog, and Timon, a meerkat, rescue Simba and give him shelter as he grows up.

He eventually returns to Pride Land to regain his rightful control, and restore the land to security and happiness. Of course, he marries his childhood sweetheart, Nala, and the film ends with their cubs being presented to the pride, just as he had been at its start.
10. Which of these actors was the first to portray a titular mummy on film?

Answer: Boris Karloff, as Imhotep

Boris Karloff, who was billed in 'The Mummy' (1932) as "Karloff the Uncanny", a reference to his previous performance as The Monster in 'Frankenstein' (1932), was born William Henry Pratt in 1887, and died in 1969. In the early years of his career he had trouble getting regular work, and the manual labor in which he engaged led to chronic back problems in his later years. He starred in many films that covered a range of genres, but is best remembered for his work in the popular horror films of the 1930s and 1940s which first made him a star.

'The Mummy' (1932) featured Boris Karloff as Imhotep, an Egyptian priest whose mummy is accidentally revived, following which he attempts to reincarnate his lost love. Needless to say, his attempts are foiled, and the unfortunate woman whom he plans to kill so that he can mummify her and then bring her back to life using the Scroll of Thoth is rescued when she invokes the assistance of the goddess Isis.

Universal Studios produced four more 'Mummy' movies: 'The Mummy's Hand' (1940) featured Tom Tyler in the title role, while Lon Chaney Jr starred in 'The Mummy's Tomb' (1942), 'The Mummy's Ghost' (1944) and 'The Mummy's Curse' (1944). The last Universal film to feature a mummy was 1955's 'Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy', about which the less said the better.

In 1959 the British production company Hammer Films started their own set of four 'Mummy' films, starting with 'The Mummy' (1959), in which Christopher Lee played the role that Lon Chaney Jr had performed in his first two films in the franchise. This film was basically an amalgamation of those two movies.

In 1999, a further 'Mummy' revival saw a shift from the horror genre to the action-adventure genres, and Arnold Vosloo playing Imhotep in 'The Mummy'.
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