THE REALLY TOUGH MOVIE QUIZ

  
By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 weeks ago  •  56 comments


THE REALLY TOUGH MOVIE QUIZ
 

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MOVIES & TV - CLASSIC to CURRENT


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PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS IN A COMMENT, HINT AT OR POST MOVIE NAMES OR QUOTES OR YOU WILL RUIN THE QUIZ FOR EVERYONE ELSE. POST YOUR ANSWERS IN A PRIVATE NOTE TO ME, 'BUZZ of the ORIENT', AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND THE CORRECT ANSWERS .

Don't forget that I'm on the other side of the world (of most of you) and I could be asleep when you send your answers, so be patient - I will get to your PN as soon as I can .

PLEASE, PLEASE READ WHAT IS BELOW IN ORDER TO GET A BETTER SCORE.  IT IS ALWAYS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS INTRODUCTIONS. 

This is a quiz for those who love the movies, and actually watch them, maybe more than once, and remember details, because you will not be able to name the movies unless you do.  The clues identify specific facts or items or scenes or situations or scenarios from the movies, so you will have to have remembered them from watching the movie or having read the synopsis or a book from which the movie may have been adapted.  However, if the book differs from the movie, the movie rules.  Every one of the movies have been used by me in a previous quiz or quizzes, they are mostly movies that have been popular, and I have seen every one of them myself.  So see if you can name the movies from the clues.

THE RULES

Again, I will be lenient and a mis-spelling or missed capitalizing or punctuation or omitting or inserting a "The" or "A" will still be considered okay.  If my clue is applicable to another movie and you can convince me that the clue is as applicable to it as the movie I meant you will still get a point.  Do not present me with more than one movie for a question or I cannot score it, and remember that I never put the same movie more than once in the quiz.

I don't expect high scores for this quiz, but please see if you can identify the movies from these clues:

Please number your answers the same as the questions.

1.   Cremation ashes in a Chock Full o' Nuts can

2.   A thank you gift of an engraved gold ring

3.   A box of chocolates

4.   Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do

5.   A rain that washed leprosy away

6.   The necklace was in the jacket pocket

7.   Bring the last surviving brother home

8.   The western novel is missing the last page

9.   A feather for winning a tournament

10.  A Quaker woman shoots and kills a man

11.  A baseball hit smashes a clock

12.  Driving a Buick convertible round and round a circle

13.  There was no riot at the Saturday night dance

14.  Brooks took care of and distributed the books

15.  A man ends up as a fish in a river when he dies

16.  Royalty working in a fast food restaurant

17.  50 basketball successful foul shots in a row

18.  He brings her his recently deceased grandmother's shawl 

19.  Eating a ham sandwich high on a misty mountain

20.  Love and hate tattoos


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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

A real change of pace this time, and not one for amateur occasional movie watchers but for movie mavens and aficionados.  I have used all of these movies for quizzes before, there are many genres, and they are mostly fairly well known or popular movies.  Although I have seen every one of the movies I don't expect others to have done the same.  I know there'll not be the kind of high scores as there have been on the recent quizzes, especially the last one, but this is a REAL challenge, and it will probably be hard to even get a passing score, but even that could make you the winner.  So please give it a try, and remember as always...

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS IN A COMMENT HERE, HINT AT OR POST MOVIE NAMES OR QUOTES OR YOU WILL RUIN THE QUIZ FOR EVERYONE ELSE. POST YOUR ANSWERS IN A PRIVATE NOTE TO ME, 'BUZZ of the ORIENT', AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND THE CORRECT ANSWERS.

The quiz will be open for a week, and close Sunday evening at about 9:30 p.m. New York City time.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
2  Snuffy    2 weeks ago

hmmm,  interesting.  A quick run thru gives me about a half dozen answers.  This will be fun.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @2    2 weeks ago

That could be a winning score.  LOL

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
2.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    2 weeks ago

Answers sent in..   this was a good one.  Thanks.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Received and scored.  Thank you. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
3  Jasper2529    2 weeks ago

Well, you've out-done yourself this time, Buzz! I haven't participated in too many of your movie quizzes, and this one might be more difficult for me. But ... I'll give it a good try!  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jasper2529 @3    2 weeks ago

I thought it was about time to put movie watchers to a real test. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
4  Snuffy    2 weeks ago

Bump back to the front page - come on guys, this was a fun one.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @4    2 weeks ago

Thanks.   Every little bump is appreciated.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
5  charger 383    2 weeks ago

I might get a few right

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @5    2 weeks ago

Don't be so modest - you'll do better than that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

I should have saved the word "reticent" for this quiz - up for two days and only Snuffy has played. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
6.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    2 weeks ago

I'm working on it! Still have 10 to go ... I'm slow this time. jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jasper2529 @6.1    2 weeks ago

You're only slow because this is the most difficult quiz than I've made for a long time.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
6.1.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.1    one week ago

Indeed it is! Only 4 more to go. (bump)

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
6.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Jasper2529 @6.1.2    one week ago

Take your time.  If you need I can give you the 4 answers.  After all, the more  you get wrong the better my chances are to be #1 here.   

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Oh, and (bumpity bump)

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
6.1.4  Jasper2529  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.3    one week ago

Thanks! I got another one ... maybe!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1.5  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.3    one week ago

LOL

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.1.6  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.5    one week ago

Okay, you've now been scored.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
6.2  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    2 weeks ago

I sent them in on the 18th?

I will do again and resend.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @6.2    2 weeks ago

Got it, and replied to you. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
7  Nowhere Man    one week ago

Answers up Brother...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @7    one week ago

Received and scored.  Thank you. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

NOTICE:  This quiz will be closed 12 hours from now, i.e. at around 9:30 Sunday evening New York City time.  So far 5 have participated and the scores were better than I had anticipated for a difficult quiz.   Anyone is still intending to PN their answers to me should know that I will soon be turning off my computer for the night, but I will score your submission in the (my) morning before I close the quiz.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
9  charger 383    one week ago

will get what I can figure out in this afternoon, Have a good night

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

LAST CALL:  This quiz will close in abouit 3 hours, at about 9:30 a.m. New York City time.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
11  charger 383    one week ago

Sent some guesses to you

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @11    one week ago

 Received and scored.  Thank you.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

I just checked my PNs and there are no further submissions, so this quiz is now closed.  I warned that it would be a tough one, a quiz wherein it was necessary to actually be familiar with the movies.  I allowed a few alternative answers that were not what I had meant because IMO they were also relevant to the clues.  The top prize goes to Nowhere Man who scored 17 out of 20.  Second best was Snuffy with 15, and coming in third was Kathleen with 12.  Honourable Mention goes to Split Personality who scored 11.  Two others played.  Next quiz will go back to the old two-picture clues.  Here are the answers, including my explanation for the clues:

1.   The Bucket List - the ashes of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were buried in Chock Full 'o Nuts cans.
2.   Schindler's List - When Schindler (Liam Neeson) left at war's end, the freed prisoners gave him a gold ring made from their teeth fillings that was engraved with "Who saves one life saves the world entire" in Hebrew.
3.   Forrest Gump - He said "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're going to get."
4.   2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL the computer sang that song as he was being turned off.
5.   Ben-Hur - When Jesus was crucified, the rainstorm washed away the leprosy from Ben-Hur's mother and sister.
6.   Titanic - Billy Zane put the Heart of the Ocean necklace in his jacket pocket, and forgetting it, wrapped the jacket around Kate Winslett, who left with it.
7.   Saving Private Ryan - the easiest clue.  Matt Damon was sent back home because his three brothers already gave their lives to WW2.
8.   The Magic of Belle Isle -  Nine year old Finnegan O'Neal purchases author Monty Wildhorn's (Morgan Freeman's) Western novel The Saga of Jubal Mclaws for a discount because the last page is missing.
9.   A Knight's Tale - William Thatcher's (Heath Ledger's) first trophy for being champion jouster was a feather.
10. High Noon - Gary Cooper's new bride, Grace Kelly, a Quaker, shot and killed one of Cooper's pursuers.
11. The Natural - Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) hit a home run that smashed the stadium's big clock.
12. Rain Man - Austistic Dustin Hoffman drove the Buick Roadmaster convertible around and around in circles.
13. The Grapes of Wrath - a riot was set up to ruin the camp's Saturday night dance but it was stifled and the police were shown there was no riot.  Saturday Night Fever would have been a good answer as well.
14. The Shawshank Redemption - Brooks was the prisoner who circulated the books among the cells using a pushcart, and was in charge of the original library.
15. Big Fish - Albert Finney, in a story told to him by his son, becomes a big fish in the river when he dies.
16. Coming to America - Eddie Murphy is an African Prince who comes to America and works in a McDonald's-type restaurant.
17. Finding Forrester - Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) and a competitor classmate each sink 50 basketball foul shots in a row.
18. An Affair to Remember - At the end of the movie Cary Grant delivers his just deceased grandmother's shawl to the disabled Deborah Kerr.
19. Goodbye Mr. Chips - While on a walking tour, and having climbed up a mountain that becomes covered with mist, Mr. Chipping (Robert Donat) meets Katherine (Greer Garson) who gives him a ham sandwich that he eats
20. Night of the Hunter -  Robert Mitchum had the words LOVE and HATE tattooed on his fingers.  The 1991 Cape Fear was another good answer because the villain had LOVE and I assume HATE tattooed just above his wrists.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
12.1  Snuffy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    6 days ago

Congrats Nowhere Man for first place.

Buzz, I liked this quiz.  Thanks.  Were all the clues answered?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
12.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Snuffy @12.1    6 days ago
Were all the clues answered?

I believe no one got #'s 8 & 19, all the rest had at least one correct answer.... And yeah, it was the best one yet...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @12.1    6 days ago

Nowhere Man is correct.  6 members played, and none got numbers 8 and 19 correct.  Number 8 was a movie that not many watched even though it starred a top actor - Morgan Freeman, but it got bad reviews, and number 19 was a movie from back in the past, but one I've used previously on my quizzes more than once.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
13  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

Hi Buzz,

I only knew 3,4,7,11,12,14, hence why I didn't participate.

On the other hand, I've seen 14 of those movies, which tells you why knowing what you find important, might not be what I find important.

Hummm, maybe I should make up a movie quiz and see how well you do??

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13    one week ago

That would have put you in last place. 

It's not just watching a movie, it's being aware of the details in it.  Often enough watching a movie a second or third time exposes details we might have missed on the first viewing.  The clues in the ones you said you knew were not the most important details in those movies. 

JohnRussell once posted a movie quiz and I only got 10 out of 20 on it, so I know I'm as vulnerable as anyone else if someone else posts a quiz.  And as Joe E Brown said at the end of Some Like it Hot, "Nobody's Perfect". 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1    one week ago
That would have put you in last place. 

Well, Gee Buzz, you think I didn't know that?

Every one of those movies I have seen at least twice, if not more. I don't use google when I take your quizzes either, and the ring clue could have been also Lord of the Rings. Also, what details stick out to one person, might not stick out to another. Hence, why in court, multiple eyewitness accounts often conflict with each other. To prove my point, I will give you one quick question. What movie is this? 

btw... anyone can answer this, not just Buzz.

512

512

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
13.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1.1    one week ago
and the ring clue could have been also Lord of the Rings.

Sorry Perrie, couldn't have been Lord of the Rings... They were inscribed rings yes, but none of them were given as gifts...

Only two movies would qualify under the clue as given, The obvious answer is Schindler's List, which I thought was an easy answer... The other is Breakfast at Tiffany's which was the difficult answer...

Where Miss Golightly was given a gold ring in thanks for all the delightful times she had created at Tiffany's... That the answer I gave, but, it is the wrong answer... Although technically Miss Golightly's ring was gold it was not real gold as depicted in Schindler's List, Miss Golightly's ring was a crackerjack prize, pot metal with goldtone plating...

Buzz was aiming for real gold...So, the answer I gave, Breakfast at Tiffany's, was declared wrong...

Yes, sometimes, it is all about what is important to the viewer...

And I haven't a clue what movie your referring to... {chuckle} no clue at all..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1.1    one week ago

In Lord of the Rings when was the ring ever a gift?  

When I do my picture clues, I provide a link to a limited number list such as a "Best 100...." IMDb list and suggest it be reviewed in order to narrow down the possibilities.  You just post 2 pictures and say guess which one of the tens of thousands of movies do these pictures represent.  No, the only one on the top of my head because of the first image would have been "Rabbit Proof Fence" but the second image means nothing to me - hills?  country?  

There were scores of 17 and 15 so the quiz was not impossible.  Members got lower scores but they did the quiz for the fun and challenge.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1.3    one week ago

When I wrote and posted my previous comment I didn't realize Nowhere Man had posted his comment. 

A gold ring is made of real gold or at least plated with real gold, not a plastic ring coloured gold.  That was my deciding factor that differentiated Breakfast at Tiffany's from Schindler's List.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
13.1.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1.3    one week ago

Maybe they think like you Buzz... IDK... and I told you that I don't use your lists and there was no list offered here. But I see you didn't come up with the movie I posted, which is my point. 

Here is my clue. Animated movies.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1.6  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13.1.5    one week ago

Sorry, I'm not going to be baited into this. You've had perfect scores on my quizzes before, and you'll probably get them again.  There won't be another quiz like this very tough one, so if you're not happy, I'm not forcing you to play.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
13.1.7  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1.3    6 days ago

All the rings of power were given as gifts.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
13.1.8  Snuffy  replied to  Ender @13.1.7    6 days ago
All the rings of power were given as gifts.

I thought they were given under the illusion of gifts but in reality were given in order to bring the bearers under the power of Sauron as enslaved to the One Ring.  I think the closest to a gift there was in the Lord of the Rings was when Bilbo left the One Ring for Frodo when Bilbo left the Shire.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1.9  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @13.1.7    6 days ago

I didn't see that happening in the movies, and as I said in the introduction to the quiz, where there is a difference in the books and the movies, the movies rule. 

However, I thank you for your opinion, and since you did proffer one, why don't you try the quizzes?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.1.10  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @13.1.8    6 days ago

I don't think we know that Bilbo left it for the purpose of being a gift to Frodo, but we know that the "Schindler Jews" meant it to be a gift to Schindler, even to the extent of sacrificing the gold fillings in their teeth for that purpose. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
13.1.11  Nowhere Man  replied to  Snuffy @13.1.8    6 days ago
I thought they were given under the illusion of gifts but in reality were given in order to bring the bearers under the power of Sauron

The rings came to those who would obey, none of them were given as gifts, when one acquired a ring he had a choice, obey or abandon the ring...

Bilbo abandoned the ring when he decided it was time to leave, but he left it in a place where Frodo Baggins would find it.... (or it would find him)

The rings weren't ever a gift, they were a handcuff chaining the bearer or wearer to the one... But a handcuff that the bearer had to choose to accept...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
13.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13    6 days ago

 When I watch a movie I pay attention to the plot, the acting, the directing, and the camera work. I think I would make a good movie critic. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @13.2    6 days ago

LOL.  You've already proven yourself to be a good critic.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
13.2.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  JohnRussell @13.2    6 days ago
I think I would make a good movie critic. 

Well, that is one thing we can agree on John, for the most part you are a decent movie critic... Maybe you should start your own column...

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
14  Jasper2529    6 days ago

Buzz -

I'm sorry that some people seem to be sore losers and have tried to turn this quiz into a slap fight and criticism of you. Please don't let them discourage you. I didn't score well on this one, but I look forward to your future movie quizzes!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jasper2529 @14    6 days ago

Thank you Jasper.  The type of aftermath discussion here is similar to the individual ones by means of PNs, but as I had said before, dealing with those issues is part of the enjoyment I get from the whole quiz process.  I don't think he will mind my saying so, but I have particularly appreciated, and learned from, my after-quiz discussions with Nowhere Man, who certainly knows more about "the movies" than I do. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
14.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1    6 days ago

Thank you for that Buzz... as far as Perrie's clues? think Sandalford England....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @14.1.1    6 days ago

Of all the quizzes I have posted over the years, I never posted one about animated movies for a reason - I'm really not into them at all, at least not since I was a little kid.  Over the past number of years the only ones I think I've watched were Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Up, and recently one that did impress me greatly - The Red Turtle. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
14.1.3  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.2    6 days ago

Yep, I haven't watched an animated movie for over 50 years, but I've read a lot of reviews of such, so I do know some of them....

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
15  Nowhere Man    6 days ago
"I will give you one quick question. What movie is this?  btw... anyone can answer this, not just Buzz."

Watership Down 1978.... Since no one else is taking a shot at it...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16  author  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago

I've decided to make the next quiz easier.  It will be movies in which Nicolas Cage acted, and will go back to the two-picture clues, which in most cases will be easy indications of titles, but there will still be some  more difficult ones - after all, there has to be SOME challenge.  Cage acted in 95 movies, and you can start preparing yourself - all the quiz movies will be ones that are listed on the IMDb All Nicolas Cage Movies Ranked web site (in case you want to start preparing yourself).  It will be posted within the next couple of days.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Participates
16.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16    5 days ago
Nicolas Cage ... It will be posted within the next couple of days.

Looking forward to it!

 
 

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