Quiz: 007

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Dr_No.jpgIn honor of this week’s release of “Quantum of Solace,” here’s a James Bond quiz:
1. The latest James Bond film is missing three key items that have been included in most of the previous entries in the series. What are they?
2. What did James Bond study at Cambridge?
3. Name two articles of clothing bad guys in previous films have used as weapons.
4. What is 007’s preferred gun?
5. Which Bond villain had a beloved pet?
6. Which Bond character was played by a future television detective?
7. Which Bond villain had prosthetic hands?
8. Which Bond villain played poker?
9. Which Bond actor tweaked the role in an off-beat spy movie set in Panama?
10. Which Bond film had more than one actor playing the role, including an American comedian?

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Quiz: High School Musicals

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

In honor of HSM3, test your memory of musicals with high school settings:

1. What number is on Troy’s basketball uniform?

2. What is the name of the high school musical they perform in the first movie?

3. What 1978 high school movie musical set in the 1950’s featured real-life 50’s star Eve Arden?

4. What 1963 high school musical begins with a song where teenagers calling each other to talk/sing about about a couple going steady?

5. Who was the “Rock and Roll High School” named after?

6. What rock group was the favorite of the kids in “Rock and Roll High School?”

7. Which popular high school musical has been filmed twice?

8. What musical was about teenagers who wanted to have a dance in a town where rock music was banned?

9. Which superstar duo appeared in several different movies as teenagers who put on musical shows?

10. Which movie with a best-selling and Oscar-winning title song was set in a high school where music and dance were at the heart of the curriculum?

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Quiz: Olympics Movies

Posted on August 9, 2008 at 8:00 am

The Olympics have inspired a lot of great (and not-so-great) movies, both fact-based and fictional. Which ones can you identify?
1. A warm-weather country competed in a cold-weather sport in which fact-based Disney film?
2. Which Oscar-winning movie was the story of two Olympic runners?
3. There are two different movies about which real-life Olympic champion runner?
4. Which Olympic decathlete played himself in a movie based on his life?
5. Athletes from rival countries fall in love in this movie that is fiction in more ways than one — it has America competing in an Olympics that in real life the US boycotted.
6. One of the wildest Olympics movies ever made has a team from an almost-bankrupt country where all the citizens have super-athletic ability. Which classic comedian starred?
7. Animals compete in the Olympics in which animated feature?
8. Who stars in a movie about a gold medalist who defects who has to fight for his life when his former coach comes after him?
9. Which real-life Olympic star appeared in one of the biggest musical movie flops of all time?
10. Which movie is the tragic story of one of America’s greatest Olympic athletes being stripped of his medals?
11. Which Olympic medalist appeared in a movie about an athlete starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy?
12. Which movie about the Olympics featured Cary Grant?
Bonus question: Which Olympic and world champion became one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood?

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Quiz: Villainous Voices

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

USA Today accompanies its excellent article about Heath Ledger’s creepy voice as The Joker in the new “Dark Knight” with a delightful quiz that challenges you to match the villain with his famous line.
It takes a special actor to make a line like “Here’s Johnny!” or “I am your father!” sound evil. Do you know which characters those were? Get it right and you will be rewarded with the video clips of those famous scenes. Any of your favorites they left out? Let me know!

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