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Quiz about Martins in the Movies
Quiz about Martins in the Movies

Martins in the Movies Trivia Quiz


Answer a variety of questions about characters and actors named Martin or Marty.

A multiple-choice quiz by Polaris101. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Polaris101
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
288,683
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
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1532
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 15
1. An unmarried butcher received a lot of grief from his family and friends about his marital status, in "Marty" (1955). Which actor won an Oscar for his portrayal of the title character? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. In which of these films did Steve Martin play Newton Davis, an architect who found that having a fictional wife worked to his advantage, both personally and professionally? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Susan Shelby and her little brother, Robin, were among those who chose to follow Rev. Scott when he said they needed to get to the engine room of their capsized ocean liner, in "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). Who played Susan in the movie? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Which of these Martins played the role of Terry Fields in "American Graffiti", Dr. Shermin in "Starman", and Agent Wallace in "The Untouchables"? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Thanks to Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean, Marty (Michael J. Fox) ended up going back to 1955 and meeting his parents as teenagers. What was Marty's last name in "Back to the Future" (1985)?

Answer: (One word, 5 letters)
Question 6 of 15
6. Jack Putter (Martin Short) had been hearing a voice talking to him so he went to his doctor. He then had this conversation with a woman in the waiting room (played by Andrea Martin):

Jack: "Did you hear that?"
Woman: "Hear what?"
Jack: "You didn't hear that then?"
Woman: "No, I'm sorry, I didn't hear anything. Are you feeling all right?"
Jack: "Would I *be* in a doctor's office if I *was* feeling all right?"

In which movie did this conversation take place?
Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Willie (Timothy Hutton) returned home to Knights Ridge for his high school reunion, and to figure out what direction to take with his life. While there he befriended the girl next door named Marty, and was instantly fascinated by her. In "Beautiful Girls" (1996), the part of Marty was played by Rose Byrne.


Question 8 of 15
8. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein liked to avoid all association with his famous grandfather, until he inherited the family castle and was inspired to continue the family business, in 1974's "Young Frankenstein". Which character in the movie was played by Marty Feldman? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Sgt. Roger Murtaugh was appalled to find out that his new partner was a suicidal detective named Martin Riggs, in "Lethal Weapon" (1987). Which comedy duo/group was Riggs' favorite? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. The Griswold family had one adventure after another as they travelled across the country in "Vacation" (1983). Upon their arrival at Walley World, the Griswolds listened to Marty Moose tell them that the park was closed for repairs. Clark's reaction was to punch Marty.


Question 11 of 15
11. Shortly after moving to Reseda, Daniel Larusso became the target of a group of bullies who belonged to the Cobra Kai dojo. The Sensei there was James Kreese, a not-so-nice man who encouraged his students to use unethical moves. Who played Kreese in "The Karate Kid" (1984)? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. After arriving at Rydell High, Sandy was taken under the wing of the Pink Ladies, a group which included Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan. In "Grease" (1978), what was Marty's last name? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Martin Scorsese played the role of Martin Rittenhome, the head of a pharmaceutical company which sponsored a TV game show. This game show, "Twenty One", was being investigated for giving contestants questions in advance. Which movie was this? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Amity Island was just gearing up for the tourist season when a giant shark showed up, putting the police chief at odds with the mayor and town council, in "Jaws" (1975). Which character did Roy Scheider play? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. In an effort to get to the wild, a Central Park zoo animal named Marty escaped the zoo with some penguins, in "Madagascar" (2005). Marty's friends tried to stop him, but they all eventually ended up on Madagascar. What kind of animal was Marty? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. An unmarried butcher received a lot of grief from his family and friends about his marital status, in "Marty" (1955). Which actor won an Oscar for his portrayal of the title character?

Answer: Ernest Borgnine

When Marty finally did meet a woman with whom he had a nice evening (Clara), his mother and friends convinced him that she wasn't right for him. He listened to them for awhile, but then decided he didn't want to miss out on the love he could have with Clara. In addition to Borgnine's Best Actor Oscar, "Marty" also won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay.

Borgnine's career began in the early 1950s and his movie work includes "From Here to Eternity", "McHale's Navy", "The Dirty Dozen" and "Emperor of the North Pole". He was also a series regular on TV shows "Airwolf", "McHale's Navy" and "The Single Guy".
2. In which of these films did Steve Martin play Newton Davis, an architect who found that having a fictional wife worked to his advantage, both personally and professionally?

Answer: HouseSitter

Newton had a one night stand with Gwen (Goldie Hawn), a waitress who couldn't seem to tell the truth about anything, but was interested in his empty house. When she needed a place to stay, Gwen secretly moved into the house and lied that she was Newton's wife. Newton and Gwen had to continue their "marriage" after Newton's parents found out, but things became complicated when they began having real feelings for each other. "HouseSitter" (1992) also starred Julie Harris, Donald Moffat and Dana Delany.
3. Susan Shelby and her little brother, Robin, were among those who chose to follow Rev. Scott when he said they needed to get to the engine room of their capsized ocean liner, in "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). Who played Susan in the movie?

Answer: Pamela Sue Martin

Susan and Robin were travelling on the SS Poseidon to meet their parents when a rogue wave capsized the ocean liner during a New Year's Eve party. The siblings went with the group who chose to heed the Reverend's advice about having to go up to get to the hull. Susan, who had a crush on Rev. Scott, was rescued later from the engine room, as were her brother and several others.

Pamela Sue Martin is best known for playing Nancy Drew in the late 1970s on the "Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries", and for playing Fallon Carrington Colby on "Dynasty".
4. Which of these Martins played the role of Terry Fields in "American Graffiti", Dr. Shermin in "Starman", and Agent Wallace in "The Untouchables"?

Answer: Charles Martin Smith

Smith played Terry Fields, the nerd who spent his evening trying to impress a woman named Debbie, in "American Graffiti" (1973). In "Starman" (1984), Smith played the kind Dr. Mark Shermin who helped Jenny and the Starman escape from the NSA; in "The Untouchables" (1987), Smith played accountant Oscar Wallace, part of Eliot Ness' team.

Charles Martin Smith's other movies include "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978) and "The Experts" (1989), and his directing credits include "Air Bud" (1997).
5. Thanks to Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean, Marty (Michael J. Fox) ended up going back to 1955 and meeting his parents as teenagers. What was Marty's last name in "Back to the Future" (1985)?

Answer: Mcfly

In saving his future father (George) from being hit by a car, Marty's future mother (Lorraine) fell for Marty instead. So in addition to finding a way to get himself back to the future, Marty had to get Lorraine and George together, so Marty would still exist. Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson played Doc Brown, George and Lorraine.

The movie was followed by two sequels, "Back to the Future II" (1989) and "Back to the Future III" (1990).
6. Jack Putter (Martin Short) had been hearing a voice talking to him so he went to his doctor. He then had this conversation with a woman in the waiting room (played by Andrea Martin): Jack: "Did you hear that?" Woman: "Hear what?" Jack: "You didn't hear that then?" Woman: "No, I'm sorry, I didn't hear anything. Are you feeling all right?" Jack: "Would I *be* in a doctor's office if I *was* feeling all right?" In which movie did this conversation take place?

Answer: Innerspace

Jack Putter was the accidental recipient of a miniaturized Tuck Pendleton and his vehicle, in "Innerspace" (1987). Tuck was part of a government experiment and was trying to communicate with his host, Jack. Jack was a hypochondriac who thought the voice inside his head was yet another thing wrong with him, so he went to his doctor's office, where this conversation took place. Eventually Jack understood what was going on, and along with Tuck's former girlfriend, defeated the bad guys and restored Tuck to normal size.

Andrea Martin and Martin Short worked together on "SCTV" and "The Martin Short Show".

Andrea Martin also appeared as Aunt Voula in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and as Phyllis in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". Martin Short has appeared in "Three Amigos!", "Father of the Bride" and "Three Fugitives".
7. Willie (Timothy Hutton) returned home to Knights Ridge for his high school reunion, and to figure out what direction to take with his life. While there he befriended the girl next door named Marty, and was instantly fascinated by her. In "Beautiful Girls" (1996), the part of Marty was played by Rose Byrne.

Answer: False

Thirteen-year-old Marty, played by Natalie Portman, was bright, perceptive, and told Willie she had an old soul. Indeed, Willie was able to have more mature conversations with Marty than with his friends. Marty expressed her hope that Willie would wait five years for her, but Willie saw her potential and realized that Marty would change and outgrow Willie.

He likened himself to Winnie-the-Pooh and Marty to Christopher Robin.
8. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein liked to avoid all association with his famous grandfather, until he inherited the family castle and was inspired to continue the family business, in 1974's "Young Frankenstein". Which character in the movie was played by Marty Feldman?

Answer: Igor

Dr. Frankenstein arrived at the castle to find that Frau Blücher and Igor came along with the house. Upon hearing that the young Dr. Frankenstein pronounced his name "Fronkensteen", Igor inquired as to whether he pronounced Frederick as "Froederick". Igor then proceeded to declare that his name was pronounced "eye-gor" rather than "ee-gor". Igor was somewhat helpful to his new master, although he couldn't always be trusted to obtain quality materials, especially when it came to brains.

Marty Feldman also worked with Mel Brooks on "Silent Movie" (1976), playing the part of Marty Eggs.
9. Sgt. Roger Murtaugh was appalled to find out that his new partner was a suicidal detective named Martin Riggs, in "Lethal Weapon" (1987). Which comedy duo/group was Riggs' favorite?

Answer: Three Stooges

Martin Riggs first showed his Stooge moves during the drug bust at the beginning of the movie. First he impersonated Curly, then he did Moe, using an eye poke and a face slap on the bad guys. Riggs was shown later in his trailer flipping through the channels on his television. Once he found the Three Stooges, Riggs tossed the remote control away and began laughing. Riggs displayed his Stooge tendencies in the first sequel with a "Hey Moe!" just before he shot the aquarium in the office of Arjen Rudd. Mel Gibson played Martin Riggs, and Roger Murtaugh was played by Danny Glover.
10. The Griswold family had one adventure after another as they travelled across the country in "Vacation" (1983). Upon their arrival at Walley World, the Griswolds listened to Marty Moose tell them that the park was closed for repairs. Clark's reaction was to punch Marty.

Answer: True

Clark and the family trekked 2,460 miles across the USA in the family truckster to go to Walley World, but they had one problem after another. When the family finally arrived at the entrance to the park, Clark pushed the button in front of Marty Moose.

After Marty explained that the park was closed for repairs, Clark couldn't believe what he was hearing. Once Clark punched him, Marty repeated the same message again, only garbled. Clark took measures into his own hands, obtained a weapon, and told the park guard that the moose said the park was closed, but Clark said it was open.
11. Shortly after moving to Reseda, Daniel Larusso became the target of a group of bullies who belonged to the Cobra Kai dojo. The Sensei there was James Kreese, a not-so-nice man who encouraged his students to use unethical moves. Who played Kreese in "The Karate Kid" (1984)?

Answer: Martin Kove

Daniel and his friend, Mr. Miyagi, visited the dojo to talk to Kreese, but Kreese wasn't interested in resolving any issues by talking. He offered Daniel a match with Johnny, but Mr. Miyagi said they would wait for the All Valley Karate Tournament. At the tournament, Kreese urged his students to take Daniel out, but Mr. Miyagi's training had helped Daniel. He persevered, even after being injured, and earned Johnny's respect, after defeating him. Ralph Macchio played Daniel, Pat Morita played Mr. Miyagi, and William Zabka played Johnny.

Martin Kove appeared briefly in "The Karate Kid II" (1986), and had a larger role in "The Karate Kid III" (1989). Kove also played Det. Isbecki on the TV series "Cagney & Lacey".
12. After arriving at Rydell High, Sandy was taken under the wing of the Pink Ladies, a group which included Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan. In "Grease" (1978), what was Marty's last name?

Answer: Maraschino

Marty was the flirt of the Pink Ladies, showing off her extensive collection of boyfriend photos to Sandy at the sleepover. While they were flirting at the school dance, Marty coquettishly revealed her last name to Vince Fontaine. Sonny (from the T-Birds) was obviously smitten with Marty, but she kept rebuffing him, claiming she preferred older men.

By the carnival at the end, it seemed Marty had succumbed to Sonny's charms. Rizzo, Frenchy and Jan were played by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn and Jamie Donnelly, respectively.
13. Martin Scorsese played the role of Martin Rittenhome, the head of a pharmaceutical company which sponsored a TV game show. This game show, "Twenty One", was being investigated for giving contestants questions in advance. Which movie was this?

Answer: Quiz Show

Rittenhome, the head of Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of Geritol, passed along his opinion that contestant Herbie Stempel was boring and another contestant should take over as the reigning champion. Meanwhile, Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) began investigating the show after the charges of question rigging. Martin Rittenhome later testified in front of the congressional committee, and had a conversation with Dick Goodwin about how nothing was going to change because of what Dick had uncovered. John Turturro played Herbie Stempel, and Ralph Fiennes played the contestant who took over as champion from him, Charles Van Doren.

Another little Marty note: The question which Herbie Stempel was pressured to get wrong was, "What movie won the Academy award for Best Picture of 1955?". Herbie incorrectly guessed "On the Waterfront" as he'd been instructed, but the correct answer (which Herbie knew) was "Marty".
14. Amity Island was just gearing up for the tourist season when a giant shark showed up, putting the police chief at odds with the mayor and town council, in "Jaws" (1975). Which character did Roy Scheider play?

Answer: Chief Martin Brody

Chief Brody's main concern was for the safety of the people on the beaches of Amity, and planned to close the beaches as soon as he found out that Chrissie Watkins had been killed by a shark. Mayor Larry Vaughn was only concerned with losing money during the tourist season, and quickly overruled Brody.

After there was another shark victim, Chief Brody, who had a fear of the ocean, hired Quint and went out to catch the shark. Roy Scheider reprised his role as Martin Brody in "Jaws 2".
15. In an effort to get to the wild, a Central Park zoo animal named Marty escaped the zoo with some penguins, in "Madagascar" (2005). Marty's friends tried to stop him, but they all eventually ended up on Madagascar. What kind of animal was Marty?

Answer: Zebra

Marty dreamt of seeing what the rest of the world was like and having room to run. As he said, "I'm ten years old. My life is half over and I don't even know if I'm black with white stripes or white with black stripes"! He and the others (including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe) were caught at the train station and sent to Africa. On their way there, the crates that Marty and his friends were in ended up in the water, finally washing ashore on Madagascar. Marty was voiced by Chris Rock.
Source: Author Polaris101

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