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1. Paul Blart is a ______________. (This is a nice softball to get you warmed up. The questions will get a bit more difficult......)
Texas Ranger
Mall Cop
Pet Detective
2. Which Pixar character reported to Henry J. Waternoose?
Bob Parr
Carl Fredricksen
Anton Ego
James P. Sullivan
3. He's played a football coach, an astronaut (sorta), a rancher and a space travel administrator:
James Garner
Billy Bob Thornton
Owen Wilson
Clive Owen
By way of explanation.....
In the films Friday Night Lights, Astronaut Farmer (for the 2nd and 3rd items) and Armageddon
4. For which agency did Tom Clancy movie hero Jack Ryan primarily work?
Secret Service
5. Michael Keaton plays a somewhat dense character named Ray Nicolette in Out of Sight. As the t-shirt he wears rather blatantly proclaims, this is Ray's profession:
Bank robber
FBI agent
Substitute teacher
Money launderer
6. This actress played a character that worked at a fashion magazine called Poise:
Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary
Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30
7. In Clerks, Dante Hicks is "not even supposed to be here today." What store is "here"?
Quick Stop
Go Mart
8. Larry Daley tried to survive the chaos that unfolded every night in which museum in the original Night at the Museum?
American Museum of Natural History in New York
The Smithsonian National History Museum of American History in Washington, DC
National History Museum in Philadelphia
J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
9. In Say Anything...., as Diane Court dates Lloyd Dobler, she becomes aware that her father is being investigated for tax evasion in conjunction with his job:
As a state treasurer
Running a nursing home
As a boxing promoter
Running a philanthropic foundation
10. Actresses Kerri Russell, Bridget Fonda, Kirsten Dunst and Jessica Simpson have all played what profession in movies?
Police officer
By way of explanation.....
For the films Waitress, It Could Happen to You, Spider-Man and The Dukes of Hazzard
11. Johnny Castle, Honey Daniels, Nina Sayers and Pierre Dulaine were all accomplished:
Hair stylists
By way of explanation.....
In the movies Dirty Dancing, Honey, Black Swan and Take the Lead
12. In a 2000 comedy, what is the profession of a man named Gaylord, who has a girlfriend named Pam who teaches school?
Male gigolo
School superintendent
Crossing guard
13. The main character of this musical romantic comedy owns a hotel on a Greek island:
Mamma Mia!
Singin' in the Rain
14. Throughout the majority of Saving Private Ryan, the stateside occupation of Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) is a mystery to the men in his company. Miller eventually discloses that he teaches:
Physical Education
French Literature
English Composition
15. To be a super villain, it's not enough to do evil - inevitably, you also have to supervise others. To whom did Frau Farbissina, Mustafa, Patty O'Brien and Random Task all answer?
Gru ( Descpicable Me)
Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)
Goldfinger (Goldfinger)
The Joker (The Dark Knight)
16. In Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Del Griffith (John Candy) sells rather unusual items. What are they?
Replacement toothpaste caps
Shower curtain rings
Hydroponic gardens
17. At the beginning of Ocean's 11 (2001), we see a down-on-his-luck Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) making money by:
Consulting with banks on security
Teaching movie stars how to play cards
Being a bouncer in a strip club
Selling used cars
18. Three of these women won a Best Actress Oscar for playing a singer. Which won did not?
Marion Cotillard
Sissy Spacek
Nicole Kidman
Reese Witherspoon
By way of explanation.....
Cotillard played Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose; Spacek was Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter; Witherspoon played June Carter Cash in Walk the Line; Kidman played writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours
19. At Initech, Peter Gibbons comes in at least fifteen minutes late and spaces out for about an hour before and after lunch. This leads him to conclude: "I'd say in a given week I probably only do about _____ of real, actual, work."
15 minutes
an hour
two hours
half a day
20. As the title character Norma Rae, Sally Field tries to unionize the workers in what industry?
21. In Gung Ho, what is the name of the automobile company that buys the factory, closes it and then re-opens it?
Assan Motors
Gedde Motorworks
Hugo Auto
22. Before trying to "be all he could the Army," John Winger held what job at the beginning of Stripes?
Pizza Delivery
23. Which of these guys has not portrayed a character that had a job working as an insurance agent or with an insurance company?
Jack Nicholson
Craig T. Nelson
Jim Carrey
Matt Damon
By way of explanation.....
Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt, Craig T. Nelson in The Incredibles and Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (even though he just believed he was an insurance salesman and not a TV star.)
24. What position does math genius Will Hunting (Matt Damon) hold at MIT?
Admissions clerk
25. If you are having to pick between a job and college, consider this wisdom from what movie?"But I'd just as soon keep workin', though, keep a little change in my pocket. Better than listenin' to some dipshi!, doesn't know what the hell he's talkin' about, anyway!"
Animal House
Good Will Hunting
Dazed and Confused

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