Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Thursday Quiz LXXXVII

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is a twelve item is-it-or-isn't-it test of your knowledge, reasoning, stamina, and moxie!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will never be able to look at themselves in the mirror again.

2. Don't get all stressed out about it! It's supposed to be fun!

Movies of Steven Spielberg

Life magazine dubbed him "the most influential person of his generation," so love him or hate him, you've probably been influenced by him. For which of the following movies was Mr. Spielberg the director? And for which was he not?

1. Aliens

2. Black Hawk Down

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

4. Empire of the Sun

5. Jaws

6. Munich

7. Schindler's List

8. Splash

9. Stand By Me

10. Terminator

11. The Color Purple

12. Twilight Zone: The Movie

Submit your answers in the comments.


fingerstothebone said...

1. no
2. eh, no?
3. yes
4. yes
5. yes
6. yes
7. yes
8. no
9. yes?
10. no
12. no?

Rebel said...

1 isn't
2 isn't
3 is
4 isn't
5 is
6 is
7 is
8 isn't
9 is
10 isn't
11 is
12 isn't

Elaine said...

Oh, dear. Not being interested, I tend not to pay attention. (I watch a lot of movies...on TV. This means I am more likely to see "Swing Time" than "Twilight Zone: The Movie.)
Here goes nothin':

I say Yes to 3, 6, 7, 10.
I am sure of the first three (I think) but I imagine this is too few to be right. I don't shop by Director, so to speak. I've seen quite a few of the movies...
Pooh. Another gap in my education.

Cartophiliac said...

1. not
3. is
4. not
5. is
6. is
7. is
8. not
9. is
10. not
11. not
12. is

d said...

n n y! n y n y n n n y y

Christine M. said...

1. no
2. no
3. yes
4. yes
5. yes
6. no
7. yes
8. no
9. no
10. no
11. yes
12. no

Nichim said...

1. No
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. No
7. Yes
8. No
9. No
10. Yes
11. No
12. Yes

The only one I'm sure of is 7.

mrs.5000 said...

1 no
2 no
3 yes
4 yes?
5 yes?
6 no
7 yes
8 no
9 no
10 no
11 yes
12 yes?

Anonymous said...

3.Yes, his last decent film.
5.Yes, his only great film.

Kritkrat said...

You've finally come to your senses and come back to a topic I actually have a shot at!

1. no
2. no
3. yes
4. um. no?
5. yes
6. no
7. duh. yes
8. no?
9. no
10. no
11. yes?
12. no

Ben said...

1. I don't think so--I don't think Ridley Scott did this one either, so I'm not sure who did, but I don't think it was Stevie.
2. Naw
3. Yes!
4. Sure?
5. I doubt it
6. No?
7. No?
8. Yes?
9. Yes
10. No
11. Yes
12. No

boo said...

1. isn't
2. isn't
3. is
4. is
5. is
6. isn't
7. is
8. is
9. is
10. isn't
11. is
12. isn't

He has influenced so much. I wonder what it feels like to know that you've influenced the world that way.

Walter Sobchak said...

1. Aliens: No (James Cameron)
2. Black Hawk Down: No (Ridley Scott)
3. Close Encounters: Yes
4. Empire of the Sun: Yes
5. Jaws: Yes
6. Munich: Yes
7. Schindler's List: Yes
8. Splash: No (Ron Howard)
9. Stand By Me: No (Rob Reiner)
10. Terminator: No (James Cameron)
11. The Color Purple: No
12. Twilight Zone: Yes AND No- Spielberg directed one of the four parts of the movie.

Michael5000 said...

1. Aliens -- NO
2. Black Hawk Down -- NO
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- YES
4. Empire of the Sun -- YES
5. Jaws -- YES
6. Munich -- YES
7. Schindler's List -- YES
8. Splash -- NO, although doing my "just to make sure" check enlightened me as to where the bizarre practice of naming girls "Madison" came from, so that's good.
9. Stand By Me -- NO
10. Terminator -- NO
11. The Color Purple -- YES
12. Twilight Zone: The Movie -- YES, he directed one of the segments and produced the whole.

Michael5000 said...

Which means that the TQLXXXVII Gold Star stays right here with Mrs.5000, who identified 11/12 correctly. It's her third Gold.

Also with 11/12, Walter takes the Silver. Walter has grabbed some Monday prizes over the last few weeks; this time, he becomes the 57th person to enter the Thursday winner's circle.

The Blue goes to d, his 5th; la gringissima and Critical Bill take Greens this week, their 7th and 4th respectively.

The Calico Cat said...

Darn bloglines, you made me think M5K was on hiatus...