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Quiz about Oscars by the Decade
Quiz about Oscars by the Decade

Oscars by the Decade Trivia Quiz


I will give a brief summary of a 'Best Picture', starting with 2010, and working back through the decades to the first awards in 1929. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by yency. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
yency
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
337,713
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1375
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 216 (0/10), shoegazerr (4/10), Guest 174 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. (2010) This film, starring Colin Firth and Geoffery Rush, concerns the speech difficulties of King George VI. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. From the 'noughties', which film is about the life of John Nash, a mathematical genius who develops mental health issues? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which movie from the '90s, based on a true story, is about a man who saves the lives of over a thousand Jews? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. From the eighties, which film is about an assassinated Indian peace activist?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This 'insane' film from the seventies was the second film to win all five major Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Which of these movies is referenced here? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which classic musical from the '60s is set in Austria during WWII, and features Austria's national flower, 'Edelweiss'? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which movie, based on a Jules Verne novel, won the Best Picture Oscar in the '50s? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which classic from the '40s, set in Morocco and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, won the Best Picture Oscar? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Directed by Frank Lloyd, this 1930s Oscar winning movie features William Bligh as a mean sea captain and Fletcher Christian who leads a rebellion. To which of the following movies do these facts pertain?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. (1929) The first film to be awarded Best Picture concerns fighter pilots in WWI and starred Clara Bow.

Answer: (One word (Think Paul McCartney))

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. (2010) This film, starring Colin Firth and Geoffery Rush, concerns the speech difficulties of King George VI.

Answer: The King's Speech

Colin Firth plays King George VI, Helena Bonham Carter is Queen Elizabeth and Geoffrey Rush is the speech therapist who helps the King overcome his problem.
2. From the 'noughties', which film is about the life of John Nash, a mathematical genius who develops mental health issues?

Answer: A Beautiful Mind

Directed by Ron Howard, starring Russell Crowe and featuring Christopher Plummer, this film traces the life of schizophrenic genius and Nobel prize winner John Nash. It also won Best Director and Best Screenplay Oscars.
3. Which movie from the '90s, based on a true story, is about a man who saves the lives of over a thousand Jews?

Answer: Schindler's List

This film was directed by Steven Spielberg and is set in Poland during WWII. Starring Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley, it tells the true story about how Schindler (Neeson) helps his Jewish workers escape the Nazis. Among the other six Oscars it won was Best Director.
4. From the eighties, which film is about an assassinated Indian peace activist?

Answer: Gandhi

Starring Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi, the film traces the passive resistance campaign against British rule in India. Both Kingsley and Richard Attenborough (director) were among the eight Academy Award winners for this film.
5. This 'insane' film from the seventies was the second film to win all five major Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Which of these movies is referenced here?

Answer: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Jack Nicholson stars in this film (one of the few to win all five major Academy Awards). He plays Randle McMurphy, an inmate at a mental institution who becomes involved in a battle of wills with dictatorial nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher).
6. Which classic musical from the '60s is set in Austria during WWII, and features Austria's national flower, 'Edelweiss'?

Answer: The Sound of Music

'The Sound of Music' starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and tells the story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from Nazi Austria.
7. Which movie, based on a Jules Verne novel, won the Best Picture Oscar in the '50s?

Answer: Around the World in Eighty Days

'Around the World in Eighty Days' starred David Niven as Phileas Fogg, who bets that he can complete a journey around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by his manservant, Cantinflas (Passepartout), he achieves this with a surprise ending.
8. Which classic from the '40s, set in Morocco and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, won the Best Picture Oscar?

Answer: Casablanca

'Casablanca' starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and is set in the city of that name during WWII. The source of several memorable movie quotes, it tells of the meeting between Rick and Ilsa and their final parting.
9. Directed by Frank Lloyd, this 1930s Oscar winning movie features William Bligh as a mean sea captain and Fletcher Christian who leads a rebellion. To which of the following movies do these facts pertain?

Answer: Mutiny on the Bounty

The original of this much re-made film starred Charles Laughton as Bligh and Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the Bounty.
10. (1929) The first film to be awarded Best Picture concerns fighter pilots in WWI and starred Clara Bow.

Answer: Wings

'Wings' starred Clara Bow and Jobyna Ralston as the woman loved by two men who became pilots in WWI.
Source: Author yency

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