Film Quiz Fridays: To the Moon and Back!

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Check your left ear, right ear, and final frontier for a Friday film quiz that takes in movie music, sound effects, and space exploration on the big screen.

We’ve assembled 30 more questions about films for you to enjoy this week, but before we get cracking, the corrections department would like to point out that last week’s Avatar question featured a mistake – Pandora is a moon, not a planet. And so, as this week marks the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we’ve also included a whole bunch of other moon questions as this week’s specialist subject, and let’s see who knows about moon movies, now, EH? Ahem.

Once 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 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. 1998 – Which Roland Emmerich monster movie had the tagline “Size does matter”?
  2. 2011 – Complete the title of the Rutger Hauer movie – Hobo With A…?
  3. 1993 – What certificate did Jurassic Park receive from the BBFC upon its original UK cinema release?
  4. 2005 – Which romantic comedy connects Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, and Owen Wilson?
  5. 1964 – Born this week, who stars as Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare On Elm Street?
  6. 2018 – Which movie stars Dwayne Johnson as duct-tape-toting security expert Will Sawyer?
  7. 1978 – Who played Inspector Clouseau for the final time in Revenge Of The Pink Panther?
  8. 2002 – What is the first name of Milla Jovovich’s character in the Resident Evil movies?
  9. 1981 – Which Monty Python star plays Robin Hood in Time Bandits?
  10. 2016 – “I’m Not Afraid” by Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott is the remixed theme song to which sci-fi comedy?


ROUND TWO – One Giant Leap…

Another big event from this week in history is the Apollo 11 mission, so here are 10 questions about movies whose stories (or even just their titles) are partly inspired by the moon…

  1. Who plays Neil Armstrong in First Man?
  2. Which 2010 animated comedy revolves around a plot to steal the moon?
  3. Dark Of The Moon is the third instalment of which blockbuster movie series?
  4. Moon is the debut feature by which director?
  5. Which 2000 comedy tells the partly true story of how the moon landing was broadcast live around the world, thanks to a sheep farm in Australia?
  6. Who plays Mission Control flight director Gene Kranz in Apollo 13?
  7. What is the title of the first Wallace & Gromit short?
  8. Which fictional Apollo mission was the subject of a 2011 found-footage horror movie?
  9. Who sang the theme song for the James Bond film Moonraker?
  10. The documentary Room 237 covers the lunar landing conspiracy theory and various other readings of which Stanley Kubrick movie?



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 Hepburn won more Academy Awards for acting – Audrey or Katharine?
  2. Patrick Bateman is the lead character in which satirical horror film?
  3. Which 1980s teen movie features Phoebe Cates, Sean Penn, and Forest Whittaker?
  4. What title connects the third and fourth Hunger Games movies?
  5. Which sound design genius provides the “voice” of R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies?
  6. According to the title of Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western, how many Ways To Die In The West are there?
  7. Which famous brothers did Heath Ledger and Matt Damon play in a 2005 movie of the same name?
  8. How many Dirty Harry movies have been released to date?
  9. Who connects the films Aquaman, Batman Forever, and Paddington?
  10. And finally, which iconic movie motor has the registration plate “GEN 11”?

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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