Film Quiz Friday: The Prequelizer!

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Just before you thought it was safe to go back in the water, your weekly film quiz covers prequels, double bills, and various other movie-related oddments.


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With further instalments of The Scorpion King and Fantastic Beasts making headlines this week, we’ve decided to go back a few weeks and follow up our Sequelizer quiz with a round of 10 questions about movie prequels. If you don’t know the difference between The Purge and The First Purge, then never fear – there are 20 more general film-related questions to enjoy too.

Once you’ve got to the end, (or the start!) 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. Now, let’s go back to the beginning…


ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is 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. 1997 – In Face/Off, who plays FBI agent Sean Archer at the start of the film – Nicolas Cage or John Travolta?
  2. 2003 – In Seabiscuit, what kind of animal is Seabiscuit?
  3. 1987 – Which Steve Martin comedy is a modernised retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac?
  4. 2007 – Released separately in the UK, the Grindhouse double feature comprises Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and which Robert Rodriguez film?
  5. 2019 – GARTH DOOLIE is an anagram for the title of which twisty crime thriller?
  6. 1969 – Born this week, who plays satellite designer and astronaut Jake Lawson in Geostorm?
  7. 1991 – Which drama connects Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, and Robin Williams?
  8. 2014 – Which James Bond actor plays the November Man in the spy thriller The November Man?
  9. 1980 – Which John Carpenter-directed horror film co-stars real-life mother and daughter Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis?
  10. 1999 – Ratcatcher is the debut feature by which Scottish director?


ROUND TWO – The First Round!

Set before Round One but released afterwards for some reason, Round Two delves into the world of movie prequels – the Good, the Bad, and The Phantom Menace…

  1. What call sign is given to the team of rebels who steal the Death Star plans in a 2016 prequel of the same name?
  2. Havana Nights is a prequel to which 1987 romantic drama?
  3. Which 1995 Kevin Smith film is set the day before the events of Clerks?
  4. Which Oscar-nominated star plays the teenage lead in Transformers prequel Bumblebee?
  5. What is the full title of the big-screen prequel to the TV series Twin Peaks?
  6. Who plays Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy?
  7. When Harry Met Lloyd is a prequel to which 1994 comedy?
  8. Which 2015 animated prequel revolves around a plot to steal Queen Elizabeth II’s crown?
  9. In the X-Men series, Alexandra Shipp plays the younger version of which mutant?
  10. Which film prequel’s opening scene takes place at a nightclub called Obi Wan?



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 real-life dictator is portrayed as Satan’s lover in South Park: Bigger, Longer, And Uncut?
  2. Who directed the 2020 crime caper, The Gentlemen?
  3. “Cold Buttocks”, “Four Below Zero”, and “Rasta Rockett” are all international titles for which sports movie?
  4. Which country shares its name with a 2008 epic romance starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman?
  5. Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, which romcom is a remake of the 1940 film The Shop Around The Corner?
  6. Who plays the Mariner in 1995’s Waterworld?
  7. How many Ice Age films have been released to date?
  8. Duke, McNamara, and Chandler are the surnames of the three title characters in which 1980s teen movie?
  9. Who does Michael Shannon play in 2016’s Elvis & Nixon – Elvis Presley or Richard Nixon?
  10. And finally, what animal connects movies directed by Woody Allen, Ang Lee, and Joel Schumacher?

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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