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Quiz about Popeye the Movie
Quiz about Popeye the Movie

"Popeye" the Movie Trivia Quiz


Movie from 1980 starring Robin Williams based on the cartoons I watched as a kid.

A multiple-choice quiz by katlee. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
katlee
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
293,041
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who directed the movie? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the name of the town where Popeye docks? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is the missing day of the week in Wimpy's famous quotation: "I would gladly pay you ___________ for a hamburger today"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who originally finds Swee'Pea? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who is the first person Popeye meets as he ties up his dinghy to the pier? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which one of Popeye's eyes always looks closed? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which actress plays Olive Oyl in the movie? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Who kidnaps Swee'Pea on Bluto's orders? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Who does the mysterious Commodore turn out to be? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. How does Poopdeck Pappy realize that Popeye is his own trueborn son? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who directed the movie?

Answer: Robert Altman

Robert Altman directed, Robert Evans was the producer and Robin Williams was Popeye.

Robert Altman (1925 - 2006) was a very prolific director as well as a producer, writer and editor. Some of his work as a director includes "M.A.S.H." (the movie), "Nashville", "The Long Goodbye" and "Brewster McCloud". Mr. Altman also directed many programs for television. A few of these are "Combat" (1962-63), "Bonanza" (1960-61), and "Tanner '88".
2. What is the name of the town where Popeye docks?

Answer: Sweet Haven

The name of the town - Sweet Haven - is shown on many of the buildings, the pier, and is sung about in the opening song. Everything in the town looks dreary and ready to fall down. When this is being sung it is the beginning of the day. Most of the townspeople are walking through town, getting ready for their daily grind singing about "sweet, Sweet Haven".
3. What is the missing day of the week in Wimpy's famous quotation: "I would gladly pay you ___________ for a hamburger today"?

Answer: Tuesday

This quote in the movie is the same as in all of the Popeye cartoons that I watched growing up. My thought is that the original writer of the line liked the alliteration factor between the words Tuesday and today. In the movie, it is sung when Wimpy is in the Roughhouse and everyone is eating hamburgers.

Wimpy is the local, colorful, character. He rarely has any money and keeps trying to con people into giving him hamburgers.
4. Who originally finds Swee'Pea?

Answer: Popeye and Olive

Popeye picks up a basket he thinks belongs to Olive Oyl. It is not hers and she complains that it is dirtier and uglier than her basket. A rattling sound is then heard. Olive screams thinking that it contains a snake. When they open the basket little Swee'Pea is smiling up at them while shaking his rattle.

The other Oyls are the other members of Olive's family. Her parents are Nana and Coal and her brother is Castor.
5. Who is the first person Popeye meets as he ties up his dinghy to the pier?

Answer: The Taxman

While barely noticed in the movie, The Taxman is played by Donald Moffit. No other name is used for this character. Even in the credits he is listed as "The Taxman". But he is constantly popping up wanting tax money for all sorts of silly reasons. Some of these are: 50 cents - up to no good tax, 5 cents - hamburger tax, and a 10 cent tax for asking questions. All of the tax revenue is turned over to the Commodore.
6. Which one of Popeye's eyes always looks closed?

Answer: Right

In the movie and in the cartoons, Popeye's right eye is always closed. He calls it his "squinty" eye when speaking with Olive and also when he finally meets up with Poopdeck Pappy.
7. Which actress plays Olive Oyl in the movie?

Answer: Shelley Duvall

Olive Oyl is the daughter of Nana and Coal Oyl. If she marries Bluto, then the family will be exempt from taxes, but she flees before the engagement party and ends up meeting Popeye.

Shelley Duvall is a wonderful Olive Oyl. Her voice sounds so much like Olive in the old cartoons. In keeping with the character, they even put her in over-sized shoes and the same style and colors of costumes that were in the cartoons.

Shelley Duvall has a large resume of roles. Some of her movies are "Annie Hall", "Brewster McCloud", and "Changing Habits". She hosted the award winning "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre" on television. Additionally, she had guest roles on many televsion shows including, but not limited to, "L.A. Law", "Frasier", and "The Twilight Zone", but her most memorable role will probably always be as Jack Nicholson's wife Wendy Torrence in "The Shining".
8. Who kidnaps Swee'Pea on Bluto's orders?

Answer: Wimpy

During the earlier fight scene Olive discovers that Swee'Pea has the unusual talent of picking winners. When she asks him if Popeye will win the fight, Swee'Pea makes a whistling sound. Wimpy reads him the racing form and all of the horses that Swee'Pea whistles at win their race.

As Popeye takes Swee'Pea off of the gambling boat, he scatters all of the money that Wimpy and Olive won on the floor. A madhouse sets in with everyone attempting to pick up the money. Bluto motions Wimpy to his upstairs office. Later you see Wimpy carry off the baby while Popeye and Olive aren't paying attention. Wimpy takes Swee'Pea to Bluto.

Wimpy is played by Paul Dooley. His rather rotund character is usually looking for ways to make money to support his hamburger habit.
9. Who does the mysterious Commodore turn out to be?

Answer: Poopdeck Pappy

Poopdeck Pappy is Popeye's own missing poppa. The role was admirably played by the late Ray Walston. In the movie the Commodore gets all of the taxes and owns all of the property, but stays out of the limelight. Even the townspeople don't realize his identity.
10. How does Poopdeck Pappy realize that Popeye is his own trueborn son?

Answer: Popeye won't eat spinach..

Popeye compares their same squinty eye and Pappy says it doesn't look like his. Then Popeye mentions the same type of corncob pipe and Pappy says anyone could buy a pipe. Then the subject of spinach comes up. They both state that as a baby Popeye would not eat his spinach. He would fuss and cry and spit it out.

Of course at the end of the movie, Pappy gets Popeye to eat the spinach and it grows his "muskles" extra large so he can save the day. Just like he did in all of the cartoons of my childhood!
Source: Author katlee

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