Film Quiz Friday: Here Be Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons Honor Amongst Thieves
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It’s an especially fiery film quiz this week, with questions on volcanos, explosions, and dragons in the movies…

Apparently, “here be dragons” is a phrase rooted in early cartography, where monsters were drawn on uncharted but supposedly dangerous areas of maps. We’re much more literal here at Film Stories Towers, where this week’s film quiz has a round of questions about dragons perched atop the usual mix of movie trivia nonsense, probably because there’s a new Dungeons & Dragons movie out.

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. Time to separate the Hungarian Horntails from the Vermithrax Pejoratives…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

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. 1966 – What name connects a comedy-drama starring Michael Caine and a 2004 remake starring Jude Law?
  2. 2007 – In which country does Mr Bean’s Holiday take place?
  3. 1971 – Born this week, whose movie characters include Danny Torrance, Christopher Robin, and Mark Renton?
  4. 1997 – Volcano is one of two 1997 disaster movies about volcanos, but what is the title of the other, starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton?
  5. 2010 – Dave Lizewski is the alter-ego of which comic-book hero?
  6. 1968 – Also born this week, which singer connects the soundtracks of Deadpool 2, Sleepless In Seattle, and Titanic?
  7. 1983 – In which buddy-cop comedy did Eddie Murphy first play convict Reggie Hammond?
  8. 2018 – Who directed the animated film Isle Of Dogs?
  9. 1965 – Which UK TV comedy duo made their film debut in The Intelligence Men?
  10. 1998 – Dudeism is a religion inspired by which comedy, back in cinemas this week for its 25th anniversary?


ROUND TWO – Dragons On Film

Next, with Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves now in cinemas, we’ve leaned more on the Dragons than the Dungeons…

  1. Complete the title of the 2000 Best Picture Oscar nominee – Crouching Tiger
  2. What is the name of Hiccup’s Night Fury dragon in the How To Train Your Dragon movies?
  3. 2008’s Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor is the third movie in which film series?
  4. Who provides the voice and performance-capture for Smaug the dragon in the Hobbit trilogy?
  5. What is the name of Pete’s dragon in Pete’s Dragon?
  6. In which 1990s fantasy film does corrupt English king Einon share his heart with a Sean Connery-voiced dragon?
  7. Who plays FBI agent Will Graham in 2002’s Red Dragon?
  8. Which Disney villain transforms into a black dragon at the climax of 1950’s Sleeping Beauty?
  9. Which 2002 post-apocalyptic action movie depicts dragons burning down London on its poster (pictured), but not in the film?
  10. In the climax of 2020’s Dolittle, what musical instrument does Robert Downey Jr dislodge from a dragon’s bum? (No, really.)



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 miles per hour, what speed will arm and then detonate the bus bomb in 1994’s Speed?
  2. Now streaming! Which video game is the subject of a new biopic starring Taron Egerton?
  3. What word goes before Einstein, Frankenstein, and Sherlock Holmes to make the names of three different movies?
  4. Who plays Nacho Libre in 2006’s Nacho Libre?
  5. Which 2014 horror movie sees Maika Monroe being stalked by an invisible, sexually transmitted supernatural entity?
  6. Who connects the 1990s films A League Of Their Own, Cutthroat Island, and The Long Kiss Goodnight?
  7. What type of snake gives its name to a 1997 horror movie starring Jennifer Lopez?
  8. The 2020s films X, Licorice Pizza, and Minions: Rise Of Gru are all set in which decade?
  9. Who plays Vera Drake in 2004’s Vera Drake?
  10. And finally, which version of The Italian Job co-stars Donald Sutherland – the 1969 original or the 2003 remake?

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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