Quiz about Shaft The 1971 Version
Quiz about Shaft The 1971 Version

"Shaft": The 1971 Version Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about the 1971 action detective film "Shaft" released by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio.

A multiple-choice quiz by workisboring. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
workisboring
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
350,240
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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223
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1. Who played the central character of the movie, Private Detective John Shaft? Hint

Richard Roundtree
Moses Gunn
Isaac Hayes
Ron O'Neal

2. At the beginning of the movie, John Shaft was seen emerging from a New York City subway and walking through Times Square. During this sequence, the song "Theme from Shaft" was played. What R&B artist recorded the song "Theme from Shaft"? Hint

Isaac Hayes
Stevie Wonder
Sly and the Family Stone
Earth, Wind & Fire

3. John Shaft visited a parlor to get his shoes shined. Who was the first person who met with Shaft after he left the parlor? Hint

Bumpy Jonas
Ellie Moore
Ben Buford
Police Lieutenant Vic Androzzi

4. Later that morning, John Shaft was attacked by two henchmen in his office. For whom did the henchmen work? Hint

Bumpy Jonas
The Mafioso
Ben Buford
The New York Police Department

5. After being questioned by Vic Androzzi over the office brawl, John Shaft arranged a meeting with Bumpy Jonas in his office. Bumpy Jonas offered a job to Shaft. What was this job? Hint

To take out Vic Androzzi
To infiltrate a crime ring
To go in the funeral parlor business with him
To find his kidnapped daughter Marcy

6. What was the name of the man John Shaft was looking for at the beginning of his investigation? Hint

Tom Hannon
Bey Newfield
Byron Leibowitz
Ben Buford

7. Later that night John Shaft followed two suspected members of the Mafioso into a bar in Greenwich Village. What was the name of this bar? Hint

No Name Bar
Caffe Reggio
Village Barn
Cedar Tavern

8. John Shaft made arrangements to have a meeting at a secured apartment with the Mafioso to see if Marcy Jonas was still alive. The meeting became hostile and John Shaft was shot in the shoulder while the Mafioso fled the apartment with Marcy. What was the name of the doctor who attended to John Shaft after he was shot? Hint

Doctor Willy
Doctor Seuss
Doctor Sam
Doctor Tidyman

9. To what location was Marcy Jonas taken by the Mafiosi at the end of the movie? Hint

At a church in Harlem, New York
At a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
At a hotel in the West Village in New York City
At a warehouse in Nassau County, New York

10. Was Marcy Jonas rescued from the Mafioso at the end of the movie?

Yes
No


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who played the central character of the movie, Private Detective John Shaft?

Answer: Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree played Private Detective John Shaft in the 1971 film "Shaft" as well as the two sequels: the 1972 film "Shaft's Big Score" and the 1973 film "Shaft in Africa". Roundtree reprised the role of John Shaft in the 2000 film "Shaft" starring Samuel L Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams and Christian Bale.
Isaac Hayes and Ron O'Neal both auditioned for the role of John Shaft, but the part was given to Roundtree. Moses Gunn played the role of Bumpy Jonas in the movie.
2. At the beginning of the movie, John Shaft was seen emerging from a New York City subway and walking through Times Square. During this sequence, the song "Theme from Shaft" was played. What R&B artist recorded the song "Theme from Shaft"?

Answer: Isaac Hayes

The song "Theme from Shaft" was recorded by R&B artist Isaac Hayes and released by the Memphis, Tennessee record label Stax Records. The song "Theme from Shaft" hit #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1971. The song won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
3. John Shaft visited a parlor to get his shoes shined. Who was the first person who met with Shaft after he left the parlor?

Answer: Police Lieutenant Vic Androzzi

John Shaft ran into Police Lieutenant Vic Androzzi once he left the parlor. Vic Androzzi questioned Shaft about some rumbles in Harlem and the two visitors who were looking for him that morning. Vic Androzzi was concerned that these rumbles between the Mafioso and Bumpy Jonas's gang in Harlem could lead to a race war. Vic also thought that John Shaft's two visitors that morning could be part of one of the gangs.
4. Later that morning, John Shaft was attacked by two henchmen in his office. For whom did the henchmen work?

Answer: Bumpy Jonas

When John Shaft arrived in his office that morning, he fought two henchmen who worked for Bumpy Jonas. Shaft threw one of the henchmen out of the window to his death. The other henchman told Shaft that Bumpy was looking for him. John Shaft was brought to the police office where he was questioned by Vic Androzzi over the brawl.
5. After being questioned by Vic Androzzi over the office brawl, John Shaft arranged a meeting with Bumpy Jonas in his office. Bumpy Jonas offered a job to Shaft. What was this job?

Answer: To find his kidnapped daughter Marcy

Bumpy Jonas's daughter Marcy was kidnapped by the Mafioso. Since Bumpy couldn't go to the cops over the kidnapping due to his own criminal activities, he recruited the private detective John Shaft to rescue Marcy.
6. What was the name of the man John Shaft was looking for at the beginning of his investigation?

Answer: Ben Buford

John Shaft and Ben Buford had some kind an undisclosed partnership years before the kidnapping. Ben Buford was holding some kind of secret meeting when John Shaft found him. The meeting was ambushed and John Shaft and Ben Buford managed to escape the attackers. Once safe from the attackers, John Shaft enlisted Ben Buford's help in finding Marcy Jonas.
7. Later that night John Shaft followed two suspected members of the Mafioso into a bar in Greenwich Village. What was the name of this bar?

Answer: No Name Bar

John Shaft followed two suspected members of the Mafioso into the No Name Bar in Greenwich Village which was near John Shaft's apartment. John Shaft posed as a friendly bartender when he noticed the two members of the Mafioso in the bar. Shaft called the cops on the two Mafioso members and had them arrested.
8. John Shaft made arrangements to have a meeting at a secured apartment with the Mafioso to see if Marcy Jonas was still alive. The meeting became hostile and John Shaft was shot in the shoulder while the Mafioso fled the apartment with Marcy. What was the name of the doctor who attended to John Shaft after he was shot?

Answer: Doctor Sam

John Shaft called Doctor Sam to give medical attention to his injured shoulder. Shaft knew Doctor Sam because he worked underground with Shaft. Shaft didn't go to the hospital because he didn't want to attract attention to himself from the police over the shooting.
9. To what location was Marcy Jonas taken by the Mafiosi at the end of the movie?

Answer: At a hotel in the West Village in New York City

Shaft and Ben Buford found out that Marcy Jonas was taken by the Mafioso to a hotel in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. Shaft and Ben devised a commando-style plan of rescue to get Marcy out of the hotel.
10. Was Marcy Jonas rescued from the Mafioso at the end of the movie?

Answer: Yes

John Shaft, Ben Buford and some of Ben's men infiltrated the hotel where Marcy was hidden. Shaft threw an explosive into a hotel room as a distraction while Marcy was whisked Marcy away to a waiting taxicab outside the building.
Source: Author workisboring

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