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Quiz about Quiet Man Essentials Part 3
Quiz about Quiet Man Essentials Part 3

"Quiet Man" Essentials Part 3 Trivia Quiz


This is the third of my "Quiet Man" quizzes. It is designed to be harder than the first two, although not impossible. It shall cover some knowledge about the movie itself, as well as knowledge of the actors and characters.

A multiple-choice quiz by stevedln. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
stevedln
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
198,053
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2082
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 136 (10/10), donna399 (10/10), Guest 199 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. How many pounds of gold does Mary Kate Danaher have to her name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was the name of the boxer that Sean killed in the ring? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. How do people refer to the fight between Sean and Will Danaher? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Name the character who played the accordion, in Cohan's pub, upon learning of the return of Sean Thornton?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which actor played the role of the accordion player? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Name the movie the actor, who plays the accordion, who was featured in, as the character Charlie McCorry. What is the name of the movie? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the Reverend Playfair's wife's full name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is Reverend Playfair's full name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What was Sean Thornton's grandfather's name? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What was Sean Thornton's father's name? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How many pounds of gold does Mary Kate Danaher have to her name?

Answer: 50

This is said while speaking with Michaeleen. He has come to ask her if she likes the idea of marrying Sean Thornton. She lists what she'll bring with her when they are married. She has furniture, china, linen and fifty pounds in gold left to her by her father.

She also has her mother's rings, brooches, her grandmother's wedding veil, silver combs and buckles. She has also "earned thirty pounds odd in notes and silver" in the past fifteen years. One funny note worth mentioning about this scene is Michaeleen forgetting where he left the bottle.

He goes off looking for it but it was at his feet.
2. What was the name of the boxer that Sean killed in the ring?

Answer: Tony Gardello

We can see the boxer's name, in the newspaper article during the flashback scene. Sean says his name, while speaking with the Reverend. Sean tells the Reverend Playfair that he didn't just go into the ring to beat him, he went in to "beat his brains out".

The Reverend asks Sean if his wife's love is worth fighting for. Sean tells him that he doesn't know. "I don't know. About all I know is I can't fight or won't fight unless I'm mad enough to kill, and if that means losin' her, I don't know. Maybe she doesn't love me enough." His death is what made Sean quit boxing and return to Ireland.

He was tired of fighting for purse money and he was haunted by the boxer's death. Did you notice the large book, presumably a Bible, which moves magically from in front of the fire place to the window?
3. How do people refer to the fight between Sean and Will Danaher?

Answer: Danaher vs. the Yank

This is said while leaving the train station, after Sean has retrieved Mary Kate. The big fight scene is specifically referred to as "Danaher vs. the Yank". Father Paul does later refer to them by name, when notifying Father Lonergan about the fight. "The Quiet Man" was inspired in part by a story by Maurice Walsh. Specifically, the big fight scene itself and the concept of Sean Thornton's return to Ireland share similar characteristics with this story. An Irishman named McElligott came to the United States from Kerry and became a bareknuckle boxer.

He married an Irish-American woman and returned to Ireland. Similar to the scene in which Sean Thornton demands Mary Kate's fortune, McElligott demanded he be paid in full for some cattle he sold and an argument broke out with a cattle buyer. Similar to the movie, McElligott won the fight against the antagonist.
4. Name the character who played the accordion, in Cohan's pub, upon learning of the return of Sean Thornton?

Answer: Dermot Fahy

His name is said by Red Will Danaher in the pub. Dermot even let's us know there is no e in his name. A common mistake pointed out among fans is how the actor mistakenly obtains a hat between shots. I suppose, this is debatable. I only recently noticed this after watching it fifty plus times.

His hands are busy playing the accordion. They do cut away to the back room before we see the hat. Unless someone placed it on his head, this was a mistake in the editing of the film.
5. Which actor played the role of the accordion player?

Answer: Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis also plays a bit role, as a soldier, in "The Fighting Kentuckian". John Wayne also stars in "The Fighting Kentuckian". You may have noticed an oddity during the fight scene. Sean Thornton does not move his lips when he says "thanks", as the water is thrown on him.

This actually happens twice during the fight. A coincidence worth noting is that John Wayne's character is again laying on the ground, during a fight scene, in "North To Alaska". He again has a bucket of water tossed on him and says "Thanks".

This time, his lips moved.
6. Name the movie the actor, who plays the accordion, who was featured in, as the character Charlie McCorry. What is the name of the movie?

Answer: The Searchers

Ken Curtis, most famous for his portrayal of Festus Hagen in the TV series "Gunsmoke", has appeared alongside John Wayne in many films. He played the role of Charlie McCorry in "The Searchers" but was also featured in "The Fighting Kentuckian", "Rio Grande", "The Horse Soldiers" and "The Alamo".
7. What is the Reverend Playfair's wife's full name?

Answer: Elizabeth Playfair

This is said a couple of times during the movie. This is first said, during the Playfairs' visit to Sean Thornton's cottage. Elizabeth Playfair was played by Eileen Crowe. She was featured in another John Ford movie named "The Plough and the Stars". Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields also had roles in this film.
8. What is Reverend Playfair's full name?

Answer: Reverend Cyril Playfair

This is not said in the movie, to the best of my knowledge. Not only did he star in "The Plough and the Stars" but he served as assistant director as well. In real life, he and his brother had reverse beliefs regarding Ireland and Britain. In this film, he plays the Protestant Reverend but was really a Republican. Of course, Barry Fitzgerald's character plays the Republican in this movie and we briefly hear him mention meeting to discuss treason against the crown.
9. What was Sean Thornton's grandfather's name?

Answer: Sean Thornton

Both Sean's father's name and grandfather's name are said after Sean has offered to buy everyone in Cohan's Pub a beer. We never learn what the crime is which his grandfather was sent to the Australian penal colony for but it is implied everyone knows he was sent there.
10. What was Sean Thornton's father's name?

Answer: Michael Thornton

Both Sean's father's name and grandfather's name are said, after Sean has offered to buy everyone in Cohan's a beer. We never learn how his father died but we know his grandfather passed away in Australia.
Source: Author stevedln

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