Mastermind Club

Quiz 2022

Number 18
Film & TV

Set by Mel kinsey



1/ Broadcast by HBO from 2002- 2008, The Wire’ is a crime drama television series uses mainly little-known actors and sometimes real-life personalities to portray the relationship between law enforcement and various other institutions. In which US city is this series set?   


2/ Which 2004 feature film directed by Michel Gondry derives its title from a line in the poem `Eloisa to Abelard’ by Alexander Pope? It opens with the shy Joel Barish and the carefree Clementine Krucynski meeting each other on a Long Island Railroad train from Montauk, New York to Rockville Centre. The technology firm known as Lacuna Inc. plays a major role in the plot of this movie.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

3/ In ‘Star Wars : The Force Awakens’, what is the name of the oceanic planet to which Rey travelled in search of Luke Skywalker? It is the location of the first Jedi Temple, now long fallen into ruin. 


4/ In the 2010 computer-animated comedy film ‘Despicable Me’ and is subsequent sequels, which actor voiced the super-villain named Felonious Gru? In ‘Despicable Me 3’, he will voice both Gru and his long-lost twin, Dru.   

Steve Carrell

5/ Running from 2008 to 2014, which US dark fantasy TV series is based on ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ series of novels by Charlaine Harris? Centering on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), it tells the story of the co-existence of humans with vampires in Bon Temps, a fictional Louisiana town.   

True Blood

6/ Born 1967, which Canadian actress had starring roles in the movies ‘Chocolat’, ‘Red Planet’ and ‘Memento’, but is best known for her role as Trinity in the ‘Matrix’ trilogy?  

Carrie-Ann Moss

7/ The forensic accountant-turned-detective Alan Gamble, the pompous paleontologist Rick Marshall, the evil tycoon Lord Business and the near-impossible to kill henchman Mustafa -are all roles played by which Hollywood actor? 

Will Ferrell

8/ Voiced by David Schwimmer, what sort of animal is Melman, in the ‘Madagascar’ series of animated films by Dreamworks? He is a hypochondriac who is in love with Gloria the hippopotamus. 

A Giraffe

9/ Starring Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson, who witnessed something shocking on her daily commute, ‘The Girl on the Train’ is a 2016 movie based on the debut novel by which British author?

Paula Hawkins

10/ Born 1992 in London, which actress starred as Rey, the protagonist of the 2015 movie ‘Star Wars : The Force Awakens’?  

Daisy Ridley

11/ Which American actress and singer-songwriter sang ‘Let It Go’ – the theme song of the 2013 Disney animated film `Frozen’, and also provided the voice for Elsa, the protagonist in the movie?

Idina Menzel

12/ Who directed the film adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel ‘Life of Pi’, for which he won a Best Director Oscar in 2012? 

Ang Lee

13/ With movies such as ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, which Italian director and producer is credited with inventing the genre known as ‘Spaghetti Westerns’?

Sergio Leone

14/ The Dream Warriors’ (1987), The Dream Master’ (1988) and The Dream Child’ (1989) were films belonging to which series, the debut installment being a 1984 movie directed by Wes Craven?

A Nightmare on Elm Street

15/ The 1896 novel ‘Quo Vadis’ by Henryk Sienkiewicz and the film adaptation of 1951 are set in Rome in the time of which emperor? 


16/ Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2007 for ‘No Country for Old Men’, and played the role of the villainous Raoul Silva in the Bond film `Skyfall’? 

Javier Bardem

17/ Born in Kentuckyin 1952, which film-maker is widely considered one of the key figures of the New Queer Cinema Movementof the early 1990’s? His noted works include ‘My Own Private Idaho’, ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘Milk’

Gus Van Sant

18/ Starring Jim Carey, which 1999 biographical movie about the late entertainer Andy Kaufman derives its title from a 1992 song by REM? 

Man on the Moon

19/ The 2010 Disney animated film ‘Tangled’ is loosely based on which fairy tale?


20/ Which 1995 James Bond movie was the first to star Pierce Brosnan and also the first in the series not to take story elements from the works of Ian Fleming?


21/ Who played the role of the elven lord Elrond in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ & ‘The Hobbit’ film series, agent Smith in ‘TheMatrix’ trilogy and V in ‘V for Vendetta’? 

Hugo Weaving

22/ Directed by George Cukor, in which 1944 mystery thriller film features a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into thinkiing she is insane? it won Ingrid Bergman her first Best Actress Osacar. 


23/ What is the name of Jack Sparrow’s ship in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series of films? Noted for its astonishing speed, its name forms part of the title of one of the movies in the series.

The Black Pearl

24/ Featured in the 1994 Disney animated film The Lion King’, Timon and Puumba are a comic duo. Puuma is a warthog, but what sort of creature is Timon?

A Meerkat

25/ Directed by Michael Mann, the 1986 feature film ‘Manhunter’ saw the screen debut of which famous character played by Brian Cox?

Dr. Hannibal Lecter