Sunday, January 01, 2006

Special Trivia Test: It's A Wonderful Life


The Christmas Season is winding down. I hope everyone has had a chance to watch again my favorite Christmas Movie Tradition: Frank Capra's It’s a Wonderful Life. In my classroom, there's always a test on audio-visual presentations. So here's your test. Let's everyone pitch in and see how many you can answer. Give Jane Ann and Ol' Wally a little competition!



1. What does Harry use for a sled in the opening scenes?

2. Young George Bailey is very proud to announce to Mary and Violet that he has been nominated for membership in what group?


3. What did the principal do when the floor opened over the swimming pool?


4. On what song did George and Mary harmonize the night of the dance?


5. What kept George from going off to see the world after his brother’s high school graduation?

6. When Mary’s mother asks what George is doing in their home, what does Mary say?


7. What kept Mary and George from going on their honeymoon?

8. With what song did Ernie and Bert seranade the newlyweds?


9. Uncle Billy had several pets. Which is seen most often in the film?


10. What memory aid does Uncle Billy use to help him remember important chores and events?

11. Why was George classified 4-F by the Selective Service?


12. George offers to perform an amazing feat for Mary. This feat is later painted by Mary and the painting ends up framed in their home. What was it?


13. As they wait for Harry’s train, George asks Uncle Billy about the three most exciting sounds in the world:
What does Billy guess? What are George’s three?

14. What did Mary present to the new homeowners?


15. What yearly salary did Potter offer George?


16. How did George finish the following sentence as he turned down Mr. Potter’s offer? “In the whole vast configuration of things, I say, you’re nothing but a scurvy little __________.”


17. Who loses $8000?


18. Who is waiting to talk to George when he learns about the missing money?


19. What book is the angel, Clarence, reading?


20. What is Clarence’s last name?


21. How old does he say he will be “...next May”?


22. What is his rank?


23. What does he order at Nick’s Bar?


24. What happens when a bell rings?


25. When Clarence takes George to “Pottersville” how is Mary described?


26. George is very happy to find something in his pocket when he meets Bert on the bridge near the end of the movie. What was in his pocket?

27. What movie is playing at the theater in Bedford Falls when George returns?


28. Who is the last person to donate money to the fund to help George out of his predicament?


29. What completes this message from Clarence to George? “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the ___________.”


30. Who is said to have borrowed the names of the cabbie and cop from this movie for two famous characters he invented? (His production company denies it.)






The Answers:

1. What does Harry use for a sled in the opening scenes?
A snow shovel

2. Young George Bailey is very proud to announce to Mary and Violet that he has been nominated for membership in what group?

The National Geographic Society

3. What did the principal do when the floor opened over the swimming pool?

He grinned and jumped in himself!

4. On what song did George and Mary harmonize the night of the dance?

Buffalo Gals

5. What kept George from going off to see the world after his brother’s high school graduation?
His father's stroke and subsequent death

6. When Mary’s mother asks what George is doing in their home, what does Mary say?
"He's making violent love to me, Mother!"

7. What kept Mary and George from going on their honeymoon?
A run on the Bailey Brothers Building and Loan

8. With what song did Ernie and Bert seranade the newlyweds?

I Love You Dearly

9. Uncle Billy had several pets. Which is seen most often in the film?

A crow (or raven)

10. What memory aid does Uncle Billy use to help him remember important chores and events?
String around his finger - sometimes several

11. Why was George classified 4-F by the Selective Service?

His bad left ear

12. George offers to perform an amazing feat for Mary. This feat is later painted by Mary and the painting ends up framed in their home. What was it?

Lasso the moon.

13. As they wait for Harry’s train, George asks Uncle Billy about the three most exciting sounds in the world:
What does Billy guess? What are George’s three?
  • GEORGE (cont'd): Thar she blows. You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are?
  • UNCLE BILLY: Uh-huh. Breakfast is served; lunch is served; dinner . . .
  • GEORGE: No, no, no, no! Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.
14. What did Mary present to the new homeowners?
"Bread, that this house may never know hunger. Salt, that life may always have flavor. And wine, that joy and prosperity may reign forever."

15. What yearly salary did Potter offer George?

$20,000

16. How did George finish the following sentence as he turned down Mr. Potter’s offer? “In the whole vast configuration of things, I say, you’re nothing but a scurvy little __________.”

spider

17. Who loses $8000?

Uncle Billy (and Potter steals it)

18. Who is waiting to talk to George when he learns about the missing money?

The bank examiner

19. What book is the angel, Clarence, reading?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

20. What is Clarence’s last name?
Oddbody

21. How old does he say he will be “...next May”?

293

22. What is his rank?
Angel Second Class (Till the end of the movie, anyway)

23. What does he order at Nick’s Bar?

Mulled wine

24. What happens when a bell rings?

An angel gets his wings

25. When Clarence takes George to “Pottersville” how is Mary described?

An "Old Maid" librarian (and she is definitely made to look the part: it's hilariously non-PC!)

26. George is very happy to find something in his pocket when he meets Bert on the bridge near the end of the movie. What was in his pocket?
"Zuzu's petals" (Rose petals)

27. What movie is playing at the theater in Bedford Falls when George returns?

The Bells of St. Mary's

28. Who is the last person to donate money to the fund to help George out of his predicament?
The Bank Examiner

29. What completes this message from Clarence to George? “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the ___________.”

Wings

30. Who is said to have borrowed the names of the cabbie and cop from this movie for two famous characters he invented? (His production company denies it.)

Jim Henson -- Ernie & Bert

4 Comments:

Blogger Terrell said...

I am in awe of my youngest child. She has not seen IAWL this year, and yet she was able to correctly answer 21 of the 30 questions! Wow!

9:17 PM  
Blogger JBL said...

These are the questions I was able to answer. I am so mad at myself for not remembering the answers to the others. I have watched this movie so many times and thought I would be able to answer more of them!



3. What did the principal do when the floor opened over the swimming pool?

HE FELL IN!



9. Uncle Billy had several pets. Which is seen most often in the film?

A BIRD??



10. What memory aid does Uncle Billy use to help him remember important chores and events?


A STRING AROUND HIS FINGER.


11. Why was George classified 4-F by the Selective Service?


BECAUSE OF HIS HEARING.


12. George offers to perform an amazing feat for Mary. This feat is later painted by Mary and the painting ends up framed in their home. What was it?


LASSO THE MOON.


17. Who loses $8000?

UNCLE BILLY.



24. What happens when a bell rings?

AN ANGEL GETS ITS WINGS.


25. When Clarence takes George to “Pottersville” how is Mary described?

DON'T REMEMBER THE EXACT WORDS...BUT SHE WAS PLAIN, FRUMPY AND WORKED IN THE LIBRARY.

26. George is very happy to find something in his pocket when he meets Bert on the bridge near the end of the movie. What was in his pocket?

SOMETHING THAT WAS MARY'S (I THINK, BUT CAN'T THINK WHAT IT WAS)

27. What movie is playing at the theater in Bedford Falls when George returns?

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE??


28. Who is the last person to donate money to the fund to help George out of his predicament?

HIS BROTHER.


29. What completes this message from Clarence to George? “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the ___________.”


WINGS

30. Who is said to have borrowed the names of the cabbie and cop from this movie for two famous characters he invented? (His production company denies it.)

THE CREATOR OF SESAME STREET CHARACTERS WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME AT THE MOMENT.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Terrell said...

Jane answered seven of the questions correctly and the Triviator has awarded her half credit on two others for a total of 8 correct out of 30 or 27%. Our trivia champion needs to practice! :-)

Who can do better?

12:00 PM  
Blogger JBL said...

I'm dying to know which ones I got right. I can't wait until you give us the answers.....have I told you this is fun!!!!

12:16 PM  

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