Film Quiz Friday: Objects From Space

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As Greenland arrives on Amazon Prime Video, this week’s film quiz covers space rocks in the movies, along with the usual, more Earthbound cinematic trivia.


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For as long as humanity has been around, we have looked to the stars and wondered, “Why wouldn’t you just train astronauts to drill instead of training drillers to go into space?” That particular question isn’t at the top of our agenda this week, but with Gerard Butler back on his disaster-movie form in the new release Greenland, (read Simon’s review here) we’ve got other questions about space rocks and plenty of other just-for-fun film questions to start your weekend.

After 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. Please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 as usual this week) and give us any other lovely feedback. And remember, keep watching the skies…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new 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. 1991 – In which 1990 comedy does Arnold Schwarzenegger insist “it’s not a tumour”?
  2. 1964 – Who plays Dr Strangelove in Dr Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb?
  3. 2007 – Effie White, Deena Jones, and Lorrell Robinson are the main characters in which 2006 movie musical?
  4. 1996 – Which director remade his own 1989 TV movie L.A. Takedown as 1995’s Heat?
  5. 2018 – Complete the trilogy – Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker…
  6. 2003 – Frank Abagnale Jr is the main character in which 2002 Steven Spielberg caper?
  7. 1969 – Born this week, who connects the films Blood Diamond, Tron: Legacy, and Dolittle?
  8. 1998 – Starring Robin Williams, which 1997 Disney film is a remake of 1961’s The Absent-Minded Professor?
  9. 2012 – Who plays Jill in Jack & Jill?
  10. 1993 – What song plays on the radio at 6:00 a.m. every February 2nd in Groundhog Day?


ROUND TWO – Rock Stars

You don’t need a telescope to find movies that use asteroids, comets, meteorites, and other space rocks as plot points – here’s 10 questions about some of them…

  1. Which 1998 asteroid movie connects Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall, and Elijah Wood?
  2. Complete the title of the 2020 sci-fi horror movie – Color Out Of
  3. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the nation of Wakanda is built on a meteorite made of which fictional metal?
  4. Who stars as Steve Carell’s road-trip buddy in the apocalyptic comedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World?
  5. What movie monster does Steve McQueen inadvertently free from a meteorite in a 1958 horror film of the same name?
  6. In Armageddon, the asteroid is said to be the size of which US state?
  7. Which space-faring Jumanji spin-off sees a house bombarded by a meteor shower?
  8. Which author wrote and directed the 1986 horror comedy Maximum Overdrive, which sees machines come to life in the light of a passing comet?
  9. Collision Course is the fifth instalment of which animated franchise?
  10. Which fictional planet collides with ours in Lars von Trier’s 2011 drama of the same name?



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. Which horror film stars Michelle Pfieffer and Harrison Ford as a couple living in a haunted house?
  2. Who directed 2009’s The Hurt Locker?
  3. In which classic 1939 western does John Wayne play the Ringo Kid?
  4. Who plays the Green Hornet in 2011’s The Green Hornet?
  5. Which Hollywood movie studio has the motto “Ars Gratia Artis” on its logo?
  6. “No mercy. No shame. No sequel”, said the first film’s tagline, but how many Scary Movie films have been released to date?
  7. In which country is Pan’s Labyrinth set?
  8. Which 2012 action comedy stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bicycle courier who’s pursued by Michael Shannon’s corrupt cop?
  9. Which director started his feature career with 1925’s The Pleasure Garden and ended with 1976’s Family Plot?
  10. And finally, what word goes before “Boom”, “Mama”, and “Done” to make three comedy movie titles?

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). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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