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Quiz about Youre Now The Manager At The Video Store
Quiz about Youre Now The Manager At The Video Store

You're Now The Manager At The Video Store Quiz


See! All that hard work paid off and now you're the boss. But there's no hiding at your desk for you! You still have to answer questions people have. These might happen on a typical day...

A multiple-choice quiz by Gatsby722. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Gatsby722
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
151,233
Updated
Apr 28 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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4881
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Question 1 of 10
1. What a great way to start the day! Your morning clerk called off because her baby's sick and can't go to the day care center so you're stuck at the counter. So it goes. And here comes your first customer, bright eyed and bushy tailed. She's wanting a copy of that movie, made back in the late 60s, where there's a dance marathon and someone gets shot in the head at the end of it. Which movie does this gloomy Gus seek? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Next customer is a teenager who is popping his gum as he talks to you. How annoying! But you resist the temptation to yank the wad out of his mouth. "Dude," he says, "I want that film set in Savannah, Georgia where some rich guy shoots his boyfriend and gets away with it. There was a transsexual in it too". Yikes, you think. This one's a character! But you know what movie this rascal is looking for. Which of these is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The office just sent you a copy of your "Demographics Report". It shows that modern Horror films are the most popular genre in your store. You're thinking about rearranging the place. Which section do you put closest to the front? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. If you have played my other quizzes in this series of mine you know there is one guy that hangs around who we employees dread. That darned mall Security Guy. Somebody's getting mugged in the parking lot and here he is with us thinking he's Alex Trebek. His next question is: In that movie "Carrie" in 1976 did the mother of one of those teenagers of the film (in real life) play her mother in it on screen?


Question 5 of 10
5. It's almost lunch time and you're getting a tad hungry. The next customer, a nicely dressed woman, is waiting to get her pictures developed at the drug store down the way. She wants that movie where two drunkards hang out together (and might actually love each other -anyone's guess). She thinks she's a good singer and he used to be a pretty good baseball player. The fellow eventually buys his ex-wife a turkey in it and the supposed singer dies. You know this one. Which movie? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Your next customer claims to be a huge Richard Dreyfuss fan. He has seen almost all of them starring his idol, including his first film "The Graduate" in 1967. The customer is wondering if there were any other early ones that he might have missed. You look it up and discover a few titles that may not be so associated with the actor. Of the four listed, which one came out the earliest in Dreyfuss's career? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This jittery young fellow wants the film where Nicolas Cage is drinking himself to death and his companion, a troubled young woman with a dubious choice of career, is sticking by him as he does it. You know that a copy is on the shelf somewhere. Which rather desperately dark movie is he wanting to rent? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The next lady at the counter is a nervous wreck, the poor thing! Seems her VCR "ate" the tape she rented and it seems to be ruined but she hands you the broken thing. You calm her down and assure that it's OK. You'll just take a write-off on it; she won't have to pay for it. The movie that is busted is quite interesting. A young fellow has a rare brain disorder and is unable to form any new memories. The poor character is trying to chase down a murderer (not the easiest task when you have no memories...). Then, just to make it more perplexing, the movie starts at the end and works it way backwards to the beginning! Which movie? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Your next customer is returning a tape that is both on time and in good repair. Yay! This is one you've never taken the time to watch before, so you collect the box and refresh your memory about it. Ugly story, this one. Based on fact (with liberties) it's about two wandering gunmen who select a family to brutally murder. It was released in 1967. Which movie is this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Hallelujah! Your afternoon clerk just showed up so you can go grab a bite now. While you munch on your Cobb Salad you browse through a book that became a movie that you know is available back at the store. Celie, Mister---, Sophia, Harpo, Nettie! They're all there as you read. Which book-turned-into-a-film are you dealing with? Hint



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1. What a great way to start the day! Your morning clerk called off because her baby's sick and can't go to the day care center so you're stuck at the counter. So it goes. And here comes your first customer, bright eyed and bushy tailed. She's wanting a copy of that movie, made back in the late 60s, where there's a dance marathon and someone gets shot in the head at the end of it. Which movie does this gloomy Gus seek?

Answer: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

I thought this 1969 movie was both intense and fascinating. Gig Young picked up a Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing the rather sleazy master of ceremonies at the dance contest. Jane Fonda played one of the contestants who literally begged her dance partner to do her in.

She got her wish. Lots of important actors in the movie, an early directorial effort by Sydney Pollack. Susannah York, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern and Michael Sarrazin.
2. Next customer is a teenager who is popping his gum as he talks to you. How annoying! But you resist the temptation to yank the wad out of his mouth. "Dude," he says, "I want that film set in Savannah, Georgia where some rich guy shoots his boyfriend and gets away with it. There was a transsexual in it too". Yikes, you think. This one's a character! But you know what movie this rascal is looking for. Which of these is it?

Answer: Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

John Berendt's book became an interesting (albeit a bit long) movie in 1997. It starred Kevin Spacey, Jon Cusack and Jude Law. And, of course, the colorful The Lady Chablis who livened all the action up as he or she went. Alison Eastwood was in it, too, and her dad, Clint was the director.
3. The office just sent you a copy of your "Demographics Report". It shows that modern Horror films are the most popular genre in your store. You're thinking about rearranging the place. Which section do you put closest to the front?

Answer: Modern Horror, of course!

This may be up for debate, but if Horror is your most popular section put it up front where more people will rent there than simply browse through the other mentioned sections. We're here to make money, not friends. In a Grocery store you put the milk and bread in the back or side because people are directional and will motor to those and you hope that they do some impulse buying along the way.

In a video store, give 'em what they want right quick. Simple merchandising. The "New Releases" totally bombard the front door so make the "back" of your store work as best you can.

Note: given the options you don't even know if those other sections even exist in your store for the purposes of this quiz (we are talking about an imaginary video store here lol).

But you know "Modern Horror" does.
4. If you have played my other quizzes in this series of mine you know there is one guy that hangs around who we employees dread. That darned mall Security Guy. Somebody's getting mugged in the parking lot and here he is with us thinking he's Alex Trebek. His next question is: In that movie "Carrie" in 1976 did the mother of one of those teenagers of the film (in real life) play her mother in it on screen?

Answer: Yes

Priscilla Pointer, the actual Mom of Amy Irving, transported their real life roles into cinema in this one. Pointer's role was small and Amy's role was pivotal but they played mother and daughter just like they do in real life off the set. The Security Guy is a little peeved that you knew that. Priscilla went on to a spot in the TV show "Dallas" and Amy went on to an Oscar nomination for "Yentl". That annoying Security person goes off about his business, thank goodness.
5. It's almost lunch time and you're getting a tad hungry. The next customer, a nicely dressed woman, is waiting to get her pictures developed at the drug store down the way. She wants that movie where two drunkards hang out together (and might actually love each other -anyone's guess). She thinks she's a good singer and he used to be a pretty good baseball player. The fellow eventually buys his ex-wife a turkey in it and the supposed singer dies. You know this one. Which movie?

Answer: Ironweed

"Ironweed", released in 1987, grabbed Oscar nominations for both Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. These characters were a mess! The male lead could once catch a ball but eventually dropped his infant son on his head and the young lad died. His lady friend was on the wrong path to begin with at the start of this whole thing. William Kennedy won a Pulitzer for the book this movie was based on. Mr. Kennedy must have been a cheery guy!
6. Your next customer claims to be a huge Richard Dreyfuss fan. He has seen almost all of them starring his idol, including his first film "The Graduate" in 1967. The customer is wondering if there were any other early ones that he might have missed. You look it up and discover a few titles that may not be so associated with the actor. Of the four listed, which one came out the earliest in Dreyfuss's career?

Answer: Hello Down There

"Hello Down There", which came out in 1969, was released two years after "The Graduate". It was a rather curious comedy starring Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Roddy McDowall, Ken Berry and even Merv Griffin. It was something about living in an underwater house (?).

The other three came out later. Your customer is thrilled since he hadn't seen that one. He's a little less thrilled when you don't have it in the store but it is, after all, a little obscure...! Dreyfuss, of course, hit it big in the 1970s with "American Gaffiti", "Jaws", "The Goodbye Girl" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind", among others.
7. This jittery young fellow wants the film where Nicolas Cage is drinking himself to death and his companion, a troubled young woman with a dubious choice of career, is sticking by him as he does it. You know that a copy is on the shelf somewhere. Which rather desperately dark movie is he wanting to rent?

Answer: Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage picked up an Oscar for his leading role in this 1995 film. Elizabeth Shue, playing his girlfriend, was nominated, too, but didn't win. The movies and The Oscars love to highlight stories about people who drink too much. You ring out your customer and decide to stick to coffee, thanks.
8. The next lady at the counter is a nervous wreck, the poor thing! Seems her VCR "ate" the tape she rented and it seems to be ruined but she hands you the broken thing. You calm her down and assure that it's OK. You'll just take a write-off on it; she won't have to pay for it. The movie that is busted is quite interesting. A young fellow has a rare brain disorder and is unable to form any new memories. The poor character is trying to chase down a murderer (not the easiest task when you have no memories...). Then, just to make it more perplexing, the movie starts at the end and works it way backwards to the beginning! Which movie?

Answer: Memento

Released in 2000, "Memento" was a fascinating story. A little hard to follow in spots but generally impossible not to be intrigued by. Guy Pearce played the befuddled lead in it and did a very good job.
9. Your next customer is returning a tape that is both on time and in good repair. Yay! This is one you've never taken the time to watch before, so you collect the box and refresh your memory about it. Ugly story, this one. Based on fact (with liberties) it's about two wandering gunmen who select a family to brutally murder. It was released in 1967. Which movie is this?

Answer: In Cold Blood

All of these films address the completely viscious ritual of murder. I think that "Bonnie And Clyde" (also in 1967) was the worst offender in trying to make its crime-spree villains somehow likeable (but it was a good movie, despite that). "In Cold Blood", though was the only one that used two male felons who wiped out an entire family for reasons unknown.

The characters in the others either worked alone ("Frenzy") or as a man and his girlfriend only ("Badlands") or in a gang. This movie hasn't rented for years but you think you know why this sudden renewed interest.

Its star, Robert Blake, may or may not be an eventual convicted murderer in real life in 2003. Truman Capote wrote the book this film was based on.
10. Hallelujah! Your afternoon clerk just showed up so you can go grab a bite now. While you munch on your Cobb Salad you browse through a book that became a movie that you know is available back at the store. Celie, Mister---, Sophia, Harpo, Nettie! They're all there as you read. Which book-turned-into-a-film are you dealing with?

Answer: The Color Purple

Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" became a fine film in 1985, grabbing ten Oscar nominations but winning not a one for anybody. Its director, the young Steven Spielberg, did not even GET a nomination! The movie caused a bit of a stink when it was released as it was accused of portraying African American men as soulless brutes. I don't think it took itself that seriously to label it that way but, again, just my opinion.
Well, your feet hurt but your belly's full. Time to get back to business. I hope you had a little fun at The Video Store!
Source: Author Gatsby722

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