Entertainment Quiz #6

  1. Which film-maker has received the most Academy Awards (as at 2006)?
  2. What is the name of the wood where Winnie the Pooh lives?
  3. Who wrote the longest-running play The Mousetrap?
  4. Which writer created the fictional British MI6 spy George Smiley?
  5. Bob Hoskins played crime boss Harold Shand in which 1979 film?
  6. What film featured the ukulele-playing singer 'Sugar' Kane?
  7. What is Jennifer Beale's day job in the 1983 film Flashdance?
  8. On which Shakespeare play is the 1961 film West Side Story based?
  9. Who sang the original theme song to the British 1966 film Alfie, starring Michael Caine?
  10. Which film was re-named Flight Pacific 121 and then changed back to its original title?
  11. Which iconic rock music frontman sang backing vocals on Carly Simon's 1973 hit You're So Vain?
  12. Who played Jeff's (James Stewart's) girlfriend Lisa Carol Fremont in the 1954 Hitchcock film Rear Window?
  13. Who directed the 1969 western The Wild Bunch and the 1971 thriller Straw Dogs?
  14. What is Wendy's surname in Peter Pan?
  15. In which film does the Oscar-winning song Secret Love feature?
  16. How many UK chart number ones did the Beatles have (as a group)?
  17. What type of shop is 84 Charing Cross Road in the 1986 film of the same title?
  18. Which US soul singer was shot dead in 1964 aged 33?
  19. Which country was the location of the second UK TV series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet?
  20. What was the name of the character played by Richard Beckinsale in UK TV series Porridge?
  21. What was the name of the strip club in the 1996 film Striptease starring Demi Moore?
  22. Which group removed the strings from their guitars in protest when they were forced to mime on Top Of The Pops in 1977?
  23. Which actor played the King in the 1995 film The Madness of King George?
  24. What does Robert Mitchum's character have tattooed on his knuckles in the 1955 film the Night of the Hunter?
  25. What is the real name of the comedian who devised and plays the character Avid Merrion?
  26. What is the name of the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the US TV series Sex and the City?
  27. Which actress plays the date (Nadia Gates) of Bruce Willis (Walter Davis) in the 1987 film Blind Date?
  28. What dance hit does David Brent hum during his famous dance routine in UK TV comedy The Office?
  29. In which Thomas Hardy novel does the character Bathsheba Everdene appear?
  30. Soeur Sourire was the stage name of the 1960's singer who was better known as whom?

Entertainment Quiz #6 Answers

  1. Which film-maker has received the most Academy Awards (as at 2006)? Walt Disney (48 in his lifetime, according to his Disney corporation biography)
  2. What is the name of the wood where Winnie the Pooh lives? Hundred Acre Wood
  3. Who wrote the longest-running play The Mousetrap? Agatha Christie (first performed in London's West-End in 1952, and still running there, as at 2006)
  4. Which writer created the fictional British MI6 spy George Smiley? John le Carre
  5. Bob Hoskins played crime boss Harold Shand in which 1979 film? The Long Good Friday
  6. What film featured the ukulele-playing singer 'Sugar' Kane? Some Like It Hot (1959, Marilyn Monroe played 'Sugar' Kane, alongside 'Josephine' and 'Daphne' played by Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis)
  7. What is Jennifer Beale's day job in the 1983 film Flashdance? Welder
  8. On which Shakespeare play is the 1961 film West Side Story based? Romeo and Juliet
  9. Who sang the original theme song to the British 1966 film Alfie, starring Michael Caine? Cilla Black (Cher sang the theme song on the American release of the film and the soundtrack)
  10. Which film was re-named Flight Pacific 121 and then changed back to its original title? Snakes on a Plane
  11. Which iconic rock music frontman sang backing vocals on Carly Simon's 1973 hit You're So Vain? Mick Jagger
  12. Who played Jeff's (James Stewart's) girlfriend Lisa Carol Fremont in the 1954 Hitchcock film Rear Window? Grace Kelly
  13. Who directed the 1969 western The Wild Bunch and the 1971 thriller Straw Dogs? Sam Peckinpah
  14. What is Wendy's surname in Peter Pan? Darling
  15. In which film does the Oscar-winning song Secret Love feature? Calamity Jane (1953, starring Doris Day)
  16. How many UK chart number ones did the Beatles have (as a group)? Seventeen (No, I am not going to list them all..)
  17. What type of shop is 84 Charing Cross Road in the 1986 film of the same title? Bookshop
  18. Which US soul singer was shot dead in 1964 aged 33? Sam Cooke
  19. Which country was the location of the second UK TV series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet? Spain
  20. What was the name of the character played by Richard Beckinsale in UK TV series Porridge? Lennie Godber
  21. What was the name of the strip club in the 1996 film Striptease starring Demi Moore? The Eager Beaver
  22. Which group removed the strings from their guitars in protest when they were forced to mime on Top Of The Pops in 1977? The Stranglers (performing Go Buddy Go)
  23. Which actor played the King in the 1995 film The Madness of King George? Nigel Hawthorne
  24. What does Robert Mitchum's character have tattooed on his knuckles in the 1955 film the Night of the Hunter? The words 'Love' and 'Hate'
  25. What is the real name of the comedian who devised and plays the character Avid Merrion? Leigh Francis (who comes from Leeds, not Transylvania)
  26. What is the name of the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the US TV series Sex and the City? Carrie Bradshaw
  27. Which actress plays the date (Nadia Gates) of Bruce Willis (Walter Davis) in the 1987 film Blind Date? Kim Bassinger
  28. What dance hit does David Brent hum during his famous dance routine in UK TV comedy The Office? Disco Inferno (originally by the Trammps, 1976)
  29. In which Thomas Hardy novel does the character Bathsheba Everdene appear? Far from the Madding Crowd
  30. Soeur Sourire was the stage name of the 1960's singer who was better known as whom? The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire means Sister Smile; real name Jeanine Deckers, she was actually a nun Sister Luc Gabriel from Belgium - her big hit was Dominique, Christmas 1963)

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