Film Quiz Friday: Shark Week!

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here are three more rounds of Friday film quizness, including sharks, evil exes, and an unsinkable Molly Brown.

Once again, it’s time for the weekly film quiz they’re calling “a great successor to Bamboozle, which used to be on Teletext” (“they” being high-roller Foximus Prime, who scored a mighty 29 out of 32 in last week’s quiz, and my dad, who I think just misses Teletext). True to form, we’ve come up with 30 more bamboozling movie-related teasers to see you through the weekend.

As always, this is just for fun and there are no prizes for first place – once you’ve completed this week’s quiz, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Here goes…


ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is around about new 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. 1993 – In which film does Sylvester Stallone play mountain rescue ranger Gabe Walker?
  2. 1925 – Who wrote, directed, and starred in the classic comedy The Gold Rush?
  3. 2010 – What is the title of the third movie in The Twilight Saga?
  4. 1999 – Who plays the mummy in The Mummy?
  5. 2013 – Which horror film stars Peter Capaldi as “WHO Doctor”, right before he was cast in Doctor Who?
  6. 1970 – Born this week, who plays 7th evil ex Gideon Graves in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World?
  7. 2016 – Max, Duke, and Snowball are characters in which Illumination animated feature?
  8. 1977 – Who directed the all-star World War II epic A Bridge Too Far?
  9. 2008 – In which comic book movie does Professor X knock Star Lord’s teeth out with an office keyboard?
  10. 1981 – Who does Janet Brown play in the preposterous finale of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only?


ROUND TWO – Sharks On Film

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Jaws, Sharks On Film (as Duran Duran didn’t sing) is the subject of our second round this week.

  1. Which 2018 giant shark blockbuster stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Ruby Rose?
  2. Voiced by Barry Humphries, which character leads the vegetarian shark support group in Finding Nemo?
  3. Who plays a stranded surfer under attack by a great white shark in 2016’s The Shallows?
  4. Which actor famously missed out on collecting his Oscar for Hannah And Her Sisters because he was filming Jaws: The Revenge?
  5. How many Sharknado films have been released to date?
  6. Which implausible gadget does Batman use to fight off an exploding shark in 1966’s Batman: The Movie?
  7. Who directed The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl in 3D, based on his son’s idea?
  8. In which comedy film does Bill Murray’s title character want to destroy a jaguar shark?
  9. Complete the title of the 2009 Asylum horror flick – Mega Shark Versus
  10. “Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark’s fin.” Which rapper stars in and also provides the theme song for Deep Blue Sea?



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. Who plays the title role in 2020’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield?
  2. 1992’s A League Of Their Own is about women playing which sport?
  3. In which country is 2008’s In Bruges mostly set?
  4. Who plays TV news reporter Gale Weathers in the Scream movies?
  5. Excluding documentaries, which of Jim Carrey’s movies has the longest title?
  6. Which Oscar winner plays Molly Brown in 1997’s Titanic?
  7. Blair, Childs, and Windows are all characters in which 1980s horror film?
  8. How many Days Of Summer does Joseph Gordon-Levitt have in the 2009 movie?
  9. Who connects the films Doctor Strange, Spotlight, and State Of Play?
  10. The late, great Joel Schumacher directed Gerard Butler in the 2004 screen version of which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?

FIN! 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 did in the comments below!



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