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1. Long before Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) was helping Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to win a suit against giants PG&E, she was a former beauty queen. Which title did she win?
Miss Omaha
Miss Des Moines
Miss Wichita
Miss Little Rock
2. What did Mrs. Gump (Sally Field) do in order to get little Forrest into public school?
She bribed the superintendent
She slept with the principal
She made pies for the school board
She moved to a district that would allow him to enroll
3. In Baby Boom, JC Wiatt (Diane Keaton) leaves hectic New York City with new daughter Elizabeth, moves to Vermont and starts her own company, which produces...what?
cloth diapers
stuffed animals
knit blankets and booties
baby food
4. In Juno, what does Juno (Ellen Page) write on the hastily written note to hopeful adoptive mom Vanessa (Jennifer Garner)?
I'm not sure I still want to do this.
If you're still in, I'm still in.
You'll be a wonderful mother.
He's all yours.
5. In which movie did the mother of twins demand that someone obtain for them the unpublished manuscript of a Harry Potter novel?
The Jane Austen Book Club
The Devil Wears Prada
Material Girls
The Nanny Diaries
6. In Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), how many children does Helen North (Lucille Ball) bring into the family when she marries Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda), a widower with 10 children?
7. In The Incredibles, Helen Parr (aka Elastigirl) and her children Violet and Dash have ejected from a plane before it explodes. How does she help her children land safely?
She stretches herself (and them) over to a nearby island
She turns herself into a parachute and floats them down into the water
She turns herself into a rubber band and flings them to safety
She turns into a bubble and bounces with them over to land
8. In Steel Magnolias, what does M'Lynn (Sally Field) do for daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts) in her time of need?
She raises $25,000 for Shelby's medical treatment.
She allows Shelby and her son to live with her after she divorces her husband.
She carries a child for Shelby.
She donates one of her kidneys to Shelby.
9. The end of Parenthood shows the birth of which character's baby?
Helen Buckman Brodsky (Dianne Wiest)
Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen)
Julie Buckman Higgins (Martha Plimpton)
Susan Buckman Huffner (Harley Kozak)
10. In Notorious, how did Madame Anna Sebastian (Leopoldine Konstantin) prevent daughter-in-law Alicia Huberman Sebastian (Ingrid Bergman) from leaving the house once it was discovered that she was an American spy?
She locked Alicia in the wine cellar.
She "accidentally" broke Alicia's tailbone.
She tied Alicia to her bed.
She put poison in Alicia's daily coffee.
11. After twins Susan and Sharon (Hayley Mills) meet at summer camp in The Parent Trap (1961), they decide to pull a switcheroo. Sharon goes to California, masquerading as Susan, to spend time with her father. Where does Susan, masquerading as Sharon, go to meet her mother?
New York City
12. Who has played cinematic mother to Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett and Eliza Dushku?
Natasha Richardson
Felicity Huffman
Meryl Streep
Jamie Lee Curtis
13. Surprise! The real killer in the first film in the ______ series wasn't ________ at all, but actually his mother.
A Nightmare on Elm Street / Freddy Kruger
Hellraiser / Pinhead
Halloween / Michael Myers
Friday the 13th / Jason
14. The Banks family seemed to desperately need a nanny - so Mary Poppins' (Julie Andrews) timing was perfect. Mr. Banks was always busy with work, and Mrs. Banks, although a loving mother, always seemed to be busy fighting for...what?
the right to allow women to vote
protection for abused women and children
more imported furniture and home goods in her house
the chance to be a woman in the workplace
15. In Mask, 16-yr old Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) is having a hard day, so his mother Rusty (Cher) decides to buy him something (after picking up some drugs for herself). What does she get Rocky?
a share of her drugs
a prostitute
a bottle of vodka
a carton of cigarettes
16. In The Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) buys Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) something he says he's never had before. What is it?
clothes that fit
a bed
a backpack
a winter jacket
17. Which movie mom dates astronaut Garret while agreeing to raise her grandchildren after her daughter's untimely death?
Aurora Greenway (Terms of Endearment)
M'Lynn Eatenton (Steel Magnolias)
Mildred Pierce (Mildred Pierce)
Helen Harris (Raising Helen)
18. In Little Miss Sunshine, how does Sheryl (Toni Collette) get her son Dwayne (Paul Dano) to agree to attend his sister Olive's pageant with the rest of the family?
She offers him $1,000 if he goes
She agrees to let him sign up for the flight school he wants to attend
She threatens to tell her husband that Dwayne has been stealing money out of his wallet
She cries and makes him feel guilty
19. Which of these mother/child actors have not co-starred in a movie together?
Anne Meara / Ben Stiller
Ingrid Bergman / Isabella Rosellini
Goldie Hawn / Kate Hudson
Vanessa Redgrave / Natasha Richardson
20. What event was the catalyst for Psycho's Norman Bates' (Anthony Perkins) "transformation" into his mother?
Mrs. Bates divorced her husband (Norman's father).
Mrs. Bates committed suicide.
Mrs. Bates kicked Norman out of the Bates Motel.
Mrs. Bates found a new boyfriend.
21. In Almost Famous, what does Elaine Miller (Frances McDormand) yell out the car window to her son William (Patrick Fugit) as he's heading inside to the Black Sabbath concert?
"I love you, honey!"
"Don't take drugs!"
"Stay away from loose women!"
"Make me proud!"
22. Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) asks daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid) why she can't give her mother the same respect a stranger on the street would give - the respect she is 'entitled to'. 'Mommie Dearest' apparently doesn't like her daughter's answer, as she starts strangling Christina. What was Christina's answer?
"I am not one of your fans."
"You are a horrible mother."
"You are not worthy of my respect."
"I wish you would die!"
23. In Heartbreakers, what song does Max (Sigourney Weaver) - masquerading as Ulga Yevanova - sing on stage while on a date with the wealthy William (Gene Hackman)?
Soviet National Anthem
Sympathy For the Devil
Back in the USSR
24. Stepmom Isabel (Julia Roberts) tells her husband's ex Jackie (Susan Sarandon) that her fear is that on stepdaughter Anna's wedding day, all Anna will be thinking is "I wish my mom were here." What does Jackie say her fear is?
that she will not be there on Anna's wedding day
that Anna will not be wishing she was there
that Isabel will be the one getting to help Anna instead of her
that Isabel will be a huge presence in Anna's life
25. As the Grogan family is saying their final goodbyes to beloved pet dog Marley in Marley and Me, mom Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) puts something into Marley's grave next to him. What is it?
a note saying that Marley had made them a family even before the kids had been born
the stuffed animal that Marley loved to chew
a necklace that Marley had once ingested
Marley's leash

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