Film Quiz Friday: Always Bet On Jack

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Like the Muppets before us, we’ve hijacked Jack Black for this week’s film quiz – 30 questions on his movies and some other movies too!

Jack Black once said, “I’d rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools,” and that approach has panned out pretty well for him so far. Beside his family-favourite roles, he’s played romantic interests, obsessive adventurers, mild-mannered murderers, and yes, the odd singer/musician. With his recent roles spanning from The Super Mario Bros Movie to Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, we’ve got some questions about his movies to date.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week) and leave us any other lovely feedback. As in that thing that sounds like Jack Black, 21 is a good score, but 22 and up isn’t a bust…

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

Nicolas Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Hoult as Renfield in Renfield.This round is about UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2023 – In cinemas this week! Nicholas Hoult plays which assistant of Dracula in a new horror comedy of the same name?
  2. 1968 – Dr Zaius is a major character in which classic sci-fi movie?
  3. 1987 – Who does Keanu Reeves play in the Bill & Ted trilogy: Bill or Ted?
  4. 2002 – Who plays multiverse-hopping murderer Gabriel Yulaw, and his variants, in the sci-fi action movie The One?
  5. 1984 – “All he wanted to do was dance” is a tagline for which teen movie?
  6. 2004 – Shaun Riley is the title character of which horror comedy?
  7. 1950/1975 – Both born this week, Ron Perlman and David Harbour are connected by which comic book character?
  8. 2012 – Which sci-fi film connects Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, and Morgan Freeman?
  9. 1994 – Who plays Muriel Heslop in Muriel’s Wedding?
  10. 1952 – Published 70 years ago this week, which novel connects a 1967 comedy starring David Niven and a 2006 movie starring Daniel Craig?


ROUND TWO – The Jack Black Round

Jack Black in School of RockNext, 10 questions on Jack Black movies, from cameos to leading roles, via a fair amount of animated films too…

  1. Voiced by Jack Black, Po is the title character of which animated franchise?
  2. What type of shop is Be Kind Rewind in Be Kind Rewind?
  3. Sonic Death Monkey and Kathleen Turner Overdrive are the names of Black’s character’s band in which 2000 comedy?
  4. Which children’s horror author does Black play in Goosebumps?
  5. Which director connects School Of Rock, Bernie, and Apollo 10.5: A Space Adventure?
  6. Which Nintendo villain does Black voice in 2023’s The Super Mario Bros Movie?
  7. Complete the title of the 2006 musical comedy – Tenacious D In The Pick Of… what?
  8. In The Holiday, what Hollywood job does Black’s character Miles do for a living?
  9. What is the name of the dog that Black kicks off a bridge in Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy?
  10. Other than Black, which actor connects 2002’s Orange County, 2005’s King Kong, and both Jumanji sequels?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. In the news! Also born this week, which Star Wars star will reportedly reprise her role as Rey in a new movie?
  2. In the Austin Powers films, Austin Powers was cryogenically frozen in what decade?
  3. Who directed the 1970s films Dark Star, Assault On Precinct 13 and Halloween?
  4. Who plays Clark Kent and Superman in 1983’s Superman III?
  5. What is the full title of 2019’s fifth (and final?) Rambo movie?
  6. What surname connects siblings Chas, Richie, and Margot in a 2001 comedy-drama?
  7. How many Johnny English movies have been released to date?
  8. What word goes before Artemis, Mumbai, and Transylvania to make the titles of three 2010s movies?
  9. Which New Zealand actor plays grown-up antichrist Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict?
  10. And finally, which 2015 movie is the highest-grossing 18-certificate movie of all time at the UK box office?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, why not catch up with Season 1 of our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong. Watch this space for news about new episodes, but until then, “keep watching those movies…!”

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