Film Quiz Friday: Music By Hans Zimmer

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Pump up the volume and brace for bass with this week’s film quiz, which features questions about Hans Zimmer soundtracks.

Hans Zimmer and his Remote Control Productions have been putting out scores on an industrial scale over the last decade or two, but few have been more celebrated than 2021’s Dune. With Zimmer back on scoring duties for the long-anticipated Dune: Part Two (read Ryan’s 5-star review here), we’ve given his discography the John Williams treatment in Round 2. On either side, the usual mix of movie-related questions on subjects ranging from director’s birthdays to famous mothers.

Once you’ve completed this week’s film quiz, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Our audio budget is a bit strapped at the moment, so you’ll just have to imagine the deep horn parp between each question in that Zimmer round.

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. 2010 – The romantic comedy Leap Year revolves around which unusual calendar date?

2. 1980 – Which gangster movie connects Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, and Pierce Brosnan?

3. 1994 – Complete the title of the crime movie starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis: Natural Born… what?

4. 1954 – Born this week, who directed the 2010s films The Dilemma, Rush, and Solo: A Star Wars Story?

5. 1969 – Which acting dame played the title character in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie?

6. 2013 – Which fairytale characters turned Witch Hunters in a fantasy-action movie starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton?

7. 1995 – Which Jane Austen adaptation connects Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Alan Rickman?

8. 1961 – Riff, Bernardo, and Sergeant Krupke are major characters in which movie musical?

9. 2003 – Also born this week, Millicent Simmonds plays Regan Abbott in which horror franchise?

10. 1978 – Who connects The Deer Hunter and this week’s new release Dune: Part Two?

ROUND TWO – The Hans Zimmer Round

Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific names in film music, but can you identify a film from three track titles and the year the film was released? Please note, we want the specific film titles, not just franchises.

11. This Land / Under The Stars / King Of Pride Rock (1994)

12. We Built Our Own World / One Simple Idea / Time (2010)

13. Poisoned Chalice / The Citrine Cross / Rose Of Arimathea (2006)

14. You’re Where You Belong / F-14 / Canyon Dogfight (2022)

15. The Wheat / Strength And Honor / Now We Are Free (2000)

16. Release The Hounds / Clap For Alaska / Spider Pig (2007)

17. Goodbye My Son / Sent Here For A Reason / What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World? (2013)

18. Drive From The Country / Charlie’s Memories / Putting Ray To Bed (1988)

19. Attack / December 7th / War (2001)

20. Boom Shakalaka / The Map / Captain Smollett (1996)


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!

21. What surname connects Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz’s characters in a 2023 film of the same name?

22. In the news! Which other famous L.N. will take over from Leslie Nielsen as the lead of the new Naked Gun movie?

23. How many Candles make the title of John Hughes’ directorial debut?

24. Who was born earliest: Jackie Chan or Jet Li?

25. Complete the quote from A League Of Their Own: “There’s no crying in…” what?

26. What surname goes after Young, Lisa, and I, to make the titles of three different movies?

27. Who plays Evelyn Salt in the 2010 action movie Salt?

28. Which Alfred Hitchcock film stars James Stewart as “Scottie” Ferguson?

29. Who is the famous mother of film actors Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, and Wyatt Russell?

30. And finally – “They don’t just sing!” is the tagline for which 1997 British musical comedy?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film 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 a special Oscars-themed quiz, but until then, check out Issue 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. You can also listen to 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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