Film Quiz Friday: A Quiz Called Wanda

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“What would an intellectual do?” Try this week’s film quiz, which includes teasers on movie rules, actor anagrams, and the movies of Jamie Lee Curtis – that’s what.


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Of her acting career, Jamie Lee Curtis once said “The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.” We like her a lot too, and so, in between the release of Halloween Kills last month and her birthday next week, we’ve got some questions about her movies in amongst the usual rounds of cinematic trivia.

Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Whether you get the answers right or wrong (or left, as we mistakenly thought with that Frodo’s finger question last week), please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Most of all, have a great weekend!


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. 1999 – In Fight Club, what is the first rule of Fight Club?
  2. 2004 – What is the full title of the second Bridget Jones movie?
  3. 2021 – Which new Netflix action caper stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot?
  4. 1992 – Who plays Nathaniel “Hawkeye” Poe in The Last Of The Mohicans?
  5. 2013 – Dr Ryan Stone and Lieutenant Matt Kowalski are the only on-screen characters in which film?
  6. 1996 – “Welcome to the witching hour” is a tagline for which supernatural teen horror movie?
  7. 1982 – Born this week, whose movie roles include Selina Kyle, Jane Austen, and the White Queen?
  8. 2018 – Which Steve McQueen film is based on a 1980s ITV drama series of the same name?
  9. 2009 – Who plays Jennifer Check in Jennifer’s Body?
  10. 1979 – What is the name of the song that closes Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and later became a UK chart hit in the 1990s?


ROUND TWO – The Jamie Lee Curtis Round

Next, 10 questions about the filmography of Jamie Lee Curtis, from her scream-queen fare to her dazzling comedy work, and back again…

  1. Which Psycho star is Curtis’ real-life mother, and co-starred with her in The Fog and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later?
  2. On a related note, who plays the daughter with whom Curtis’ character swaps bodies for a day in 2003’s Freaky Friday?
  3. In which 1990s film does Curtis play legal secretary Helen Tasker?
  4. In Knives Out, Curtis plays one of two large adult children of slain mystery author Harlan Thrombey – who plays the other one?
  5. What is the Shakespearean name of Curtis’ character in 1983’s Trading Places?
  6. Which horror movie character joined Curtis in an acceptance speech for her 2020 MTV Movie Award for Greatest Scream Queen Of All Time?
  7. Complete the title of the 2001 spy thriller – The Tailor Of
  8. Which John Grisham adaptation stars Curtis and Tim Allen as a couple who decide to go on holiday for the festive season?
  9. Which Oscar-winning filmmaker directed 1990’s Blue Steel?
  10. Which 1997 comedy was billed as a “spiritual sequel” to A Fish Called Wanda, with the same cast playing new characters?



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 dual roles of Artemus Gordon and President Ulysses S. Grant in 1999’s Wild Wild West?
  2. In which 2013 film does Leonardo DiCaprio play Jordan Belfort?
  3. What word goes before Birds, Fire, and Guy to make the titles of three different movies?
  4. Which environmentally conscious band perishes in the polluted Lake Springfield at the start of The Simpsons Movie?
  5. In which 2005 family film does Julia Roberts play a spider?
  6. Who plays Dr Zhivago in 1965’s Doctor Zhivago?
  7. Dirk Diggler is the main character in which 1997 film?
  8. According to the title of a 2012 comedy, how many years is Emily Blunt engaged to Jason Segel?
  9. In which 1988 crime comedy does the late, great Dean Stockwell play Mafia don Anthony “Tony the Tiger” Russo?
  10. And finally, which actor and filmmaker’s name is an anagram of OLD WEST ACTION?

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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