Film Quiz Friday: Does Whatever A Spider Can

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We’re going into, across, and beyond the Spider-Verse in this week’s film quiz, with 30 questions on Spider-Man and all things movie-related.

How do you follow an Oscar-winning Spider-Man movie? Well, from the sounds of the early buzz, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is a worthy sequel to 2018’s Into The Spider-Verse, (read James’ 4-star review here) and a third instalment, Beyond The Spider-Verse, is due in cinemas next March. All easily-confused titles aside, that’s why our quiz this week features a round on the animated and live-action incarnations of Marvel’s webslinger. That, and some teasers about big-screen monsters, sports movies, and title characters.

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. There are no prizes, 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. And as always, no Googling, because most of the answers can be found on the Web (arf arf…!)

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

Godzilla Vs KongThis 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. 2006 – Poseidon is a remake of which longer-titled 1970s disaster movie?
  2. 1988 – What is the name of the killer doll in Child’s Play and its sequels?
  3. 1997 – Which Batman actor famously said of Batman & Robin – “I think we killed the franchise”?
  4. 1972 – “Wilkommen”, “Maybe This Time”, and “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” are all songs from which movie musical adaptation?
  5. 2019 – According to the title of an American monster movie sequel, who is King Of The Monsters: Godzilla or Kong?
  6. 1990 – In which blockbusting romantic comedy does Julia Roberts play Vivian Ward?
  7. 2013 – In The Purge and its sequels, all crime is legal on one night, once a year, for how many hours?
  8. 1961 – Born this week, who plays Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back To The Future trilogy?
  9. 1994 – Plan 9 From Outer Space is a film by which director in the biopic of the same name?
  10. 1983 – Which 1970s Best Picture Oscar winner has a sequel with none of the original cast and a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes?


ROUND TWO – The Spider-Man Round

spider-man across the spider-verse part oneNext, 10 questions about Spider-Man movies, from the Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire movies where he can’t pay his rent, to the Sony and Marvel franchises where he’s got robot suits and a multiversal tag-team…

  1. What is the name of the teenage main character in the animated Spider-Verse movies?
  2. Which villain does Alfred Molina play in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home?
  3. Who comes next in this Spidey sequence – Rosemary Harris > Sally Field > …?
  4. What is the name of the newspaper that buys Peter Parker’s photos of Spider-Man?
  5. Which character connects Bryce Dallas Howard, Hailee Steinfeld, and Emma Stone?
  6. Born this week in 1996, who first appeared as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War?
  7. Max Dillon is the alter-ego of which of Spider-Man’s adversaries?
  8. Who is the appropriately named director of The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel?
  9. Which bridge in London is the location for the climactic battle in Spider-Man: Far From Home?
  10. Whose Spider-Man movie roles include a bus driver, a school librarian, and a shop clerk?



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. 1998’s Antz is the first CG-animated feature produced by which studio?
  2. Whose only film acting role of the 1980s was Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter?
  3. In The Seventh Seal, Max von Sydow famously plays what board game with Death?
  4. Who was born earliest – Jennifer Hudson or Kate Hudson (no relation)?
  5. Which 2007 sci-fi movie goes after Little Miss and before Cleaning to make the titles of two other movies released one year either side?
  6. In Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth movies, which character is played at different ages by Ian Holm and Martin Freeman?
  7. Back in cinemas this week! Dickinson and Sawyer are the surnames of the title characters in which Ridley Scott-directed movie?
  8. Which sport features prominently in Friday Night Lights and its spin-off TV series?
  9. Who connects the 2010s comedies Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses, and We’re The Millers?
  10. And finally, what is the title of the 2001 sequel to 1997’s Kiss The Girls, also starring Morgan Freeman as Detective Alex Cross?

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.

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