Quiz about The Movies of Hal Ashby
Quiz about The Movies of Hal Ashby

The Movies of Hal Ashby Trivia Quiz


Hal Ashby is one of the great directors of the 1970s. Here are 10 questions about this wonderful and under-appreciated director.

A multiple-choice quiz by jjalan. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
jjalan
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
171,564
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
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1. The movie "Bound for Glory" was about which legendary folk singer? Hint

Bob Dylan
Arlo Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Pete Seger

2. What two actors played the title roles of a young man and a septuagenerian woman who fall in love in "Harold and Maude"? Hint

Bette Davis and Jeff Bridges
Donna Reed and Randy Quaid
Angela Lansbury and Timothy Hutton
Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort

3. The movie "Being There" is based on a book by what author? Hint

Jerzy Kosinsky
Ken Kesey
Charles Portis
John Barth

4. What branch of military service are the characters in "The Last Detail" a part of? Hint

Army
Marines
Air Force
Navy

5. What is Warren Beatty's character's job in the movie "Shampoo"? Hint

Hairdresser
Male Model
Cosmetics Tycoon
Dog Groomer

6. What physical ailment does Jon Voight's character in "Coming Home" suffer from? Hint

Tourette's Syndrome
He is paralyzed from the waist down
Cancer
He is missing an arm

7. What kind of car does Harold drive in "Harold and Maude"? Hint

Semi
'64 Mustang
Volkswagon Bug
Hearse

8. What is Chauncey Gardener's real profession in "Being There"? Hint

Senator
Janitor
Lawyer
Gardener

9. For what crime is Randy Quaid's character Meadows being sent to military prison? Hint

Being AWOL
Performing a code red
Disobeying orders
Stealing

10. Who played Jane Fonda's husband in "Coming Home"? Hint

Bruce Dern
Harvey Keitel
Donald Sutherland
Roy Scheider


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The movie "Bound for Glory" was about which legendary folk singer?

Answer: Woody Guthrie

David Carradine starred as Woody Guthrie in this Best Picture Oscar nominee portraying the travels of the legendary folk singer as he traveled the across country during the great depression. A winner of the Best Cinematography Oscar.
2. What two actors played the title roles of a young man and a septuagenerian woman who fall in love in "Harold and Maude"?

Answer: Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort

Gordon and Cort are hilarious in this unforgettable classic about an affair between a young man obsessed with death and an elderly woman obsessed with life. It also features great music by Cat Stevens.
3. The movie "Being There" is based on a book by what author?

Answer: Jerzy Kosinsky

Kosinsky also wrote the screenplay for this film about a slow-witted man who becomes an advisor to the most powerful men in America, starring Peter Sellers, Shirley McLaine, Melvyn Douglas and Jack Warden as the US president.
4. What branch of military service are the characters in "The Last Detail" a part of?

Answer: Navy

Jack Nicholson and Otis Day portray two Navy lifers escorting a young officer, Meadows, played by a young Randy Quaid, to military prison. Nicholson and Quaid received Oscar nominations.
5. What is Warren Beatty's character's job in the movie "Shampoo"?

Answer: Hairdresser

Beatty plays a hairdresser with more girlfriends than he can handle in this funny movie that also stars Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, Carrie Fisher, Jack Warden and Lee Grant, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role.
6. What physical ailment does Jon Voight's character in "Coming Home" suffer from?

Answer: He is paralyzed from the waist down

Voight's character comes home from Vietnam in a wheelchair. Voight won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal.
7. What kind of car does Harold drive in "Harold and Maude"?

Answer: Hearse

Harold is obsessed with death until he meets vibrant 79-year-old Maude.
8. What is Chauncey Gardener's real profession in "Being There"?

Answer: Gardener

Peter Sellers portrayed Chauncey Gardener, or Chance the Gardener, in "Being There" and was nominated for an Best Actor Oscar. He lost to Dustin Hoffman for "Kramer vs. Kramer".
9. For what crime is Randy Quaid's character Meadows being sent to military prison?

Answer: Stealing

Quaid was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor. I've read that John Travolta was considered for the role.
10. Who played Jane Fonda's husband in "Coming Home"?

Answer: Bruce Dern

Dern was nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar for his powerful performance. Fonda won for best actress, along with Voight for best actor. Hal Ashby got his only Best Director Oscar nomination for this movie.
Source: Author jjalan

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