Film Quiz Friday: the Too Many Elvises edition

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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some more movie quiz questions! Questions like “What’s with all the Elvis questions?”, probably.

Did you know that since 1998, an average of 18 movies every year have referenced Elvis Presley in some way or another? It surprised us too, and we’ve no other excuse than that for this week’s specialist subject. Happily, we’ve sandwiched it with plenty of more general knowledge trivia, including the already world-famous “this week in history” round.

Thank you very much for all your feedback on last week’s quiz – we’ve once again included the answers in a separate post, linked at the bottom. But for now, grab yourself a pen and paper, put on your thinking caps and blue suede shoes, and let’s get cracking…

ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

In our first round, we’ve got some questions 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. 2017 – Which TV series inspired a movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario?
  2. 1986 – Which sci-fi comedy movie had the tagline “Number 5 is alive”?
  3. 2007 – Which Trainspotting star plays Don in the horror sequel 28 Weeks Later?
  4. 1992 – Which animated film has the subtitle The Last Rainforest?
  5. 2012 – Which horror comedy features the zombified Buckner family?
  6. 1944 – Born this week, who directed the films THX 1138 and American Graffiti?
  7. 1997 – In which film does Bruce Willis play the character Korben Dallas?
  8. 2004 – Which Greek hero does Brad Pitt play in the sword-and-sandals epic Troy?
  9. 1980 – As well as playing Coco Hernandez, Irene Cara sang the chart-topping, Oscar-winning theme song to which teen movie?
  10. 2010 – Which UK TV chat show host reportedly inspired Russell Crowe’s infamous Robin Hood accent?

ROUND TWO – Hail To The King

From movies where Elvis played people, to movies where people played Elvis, there’s a lot to go on when you’re asking questions about The King on film…

  1. Set in Nevada, which 1964 film stars Elvis Presley (the real one) as Lucky Jackson?
  2. Which Best Picture Oscar winner depicts Elvis learning his hip-shaking dance moves from a 9-year-old boy with leg braces?
  3. In Happy Feet, Memphis the penguin is based on Elvis – which musical star of stage and screen provides his voice?
  4. Whose character proclaims “Elvis has left the building” at the end of Independence Day – Will Smith or Jeff Goldblum?
  5. In which 2002 horror comedy does Bruce Campbell’s retired Elvis fight a mummy?
  6. Which former Batman plays Elvis-like figures in both Top Secret! and True Romance?
  7. Which Disney animated film has a soundtrack made up of Elvis hits?
  8. Which comic book hero arrives on a jetpack to the sound of Elvis’ An American Trilogy at the end of their 2010 movie?
  9. Which singer has a cameo role as Elvis in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story?
  10. And, because we’re Film Stories – according to the title of the 2001 crime drama, how many miles from Graceland is Kevin Costner’s Elvis impersonator?


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 iconic movie character connects Margaret Hamilton and Mila Kunis?
  2. Which British TV character was Indahouse in his 2002 feature film debut?
  3. In what decade is the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them set?
  4. Mary Patrick, Mary Lazarus, and Mary Robert are all characters in which 1990s comedy?
  5. Which three films make up Baz Luhrmann’s Red Curtain trilogy? (3 points)
  6. Which 1986 comedy sees Tom Hanks and Shelley Long doing some home improvement?
  7. In the Kung Fu Panda films, what kind of animal is Master Oogway?
  8. Who plays Sergeant Rita Vrataski in Edge Of Tomorrow?
  9. What is Stifler’s first name in the American Pie movies?
  10. And finally – in Part 8, he took Manhattan. In Part 9, he went to Hell. Where did Jason Voorhees go next?

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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