The opening scene of The Birds takes place in which city?
Socialite Melanie Daniels has arrived at a pet store, to pick up what kind of bird?
Mitch Brenner comes into the same store. What type of bird is he looking for?
|African Grey parrots|
Mitch has seen Melanie before. Where?
Melanie apparently likes pulling practical jokes. She landed up in court because of one that resulted in:
|a plate glass window being smashed|
|a lot of eggs thrown at a florist’s|
|a policeman getting covered in cement|
|a car being pushed off a cliff|
Melanie gets the lovebirds and goes to drop them off at Mitch’s apartment. Where has Mitch gone for the weekend?
In Bodega Bay, Melanie asks the post office clerk for the name of Mitch’s sister. He and his wife have a discussion about whether it is:
|Kelly or Tammy|
|Alice or Lois|
|Lisa or Laura|
|Sandra or Deborah|
Melanie didn’t bring a change of clothes to Bodega Bay. What colour is her outfit?
What is the name of Mitch’s sister?
What type of bird is the first (but not the last) to attack Melanie?
After the seagull attack, Mitch takes her into a nearby restaurant. What is the restaurant’s name?
Mitch’s mother Lydia is played by which actress?
|Jessie Royce Landis|
Mitch has a client who shot his wife in the head six times. What did she do?
|pay the dog more attention than him|
|ask that he wash the dishes|
|change the channel while he was watching a ball game|
|being late to go out for dinner|
Lydia read a story about Melanie in the gossip column. What was it?
|she had an affair with a married Italian prince|
|she gate-crashed the Governor’s Ball while drunk|
|she jumped naked into a fountain|
|a party she hosted was raided by the police|
Melanie has to stay overnight with Annie, an old flame of Mitch’s. What is her occupation?
It’s Cathy’s birthday. How old is she turning?
Melanie tells Mitch she has several jobs – or at least that she does different things on different days. What is not one of them?
|working for the Travelers’ Aid at the airport|
|taking a course in General Semantics at Berkeley|
|working as a hostess for a restaurant|
|chairman of a group sending a Korean boy through school|
What business does Melanie’s father own?
|a gold mine|
|a department store|
What game are the children playing at the birthday party when the birds attack?
|pin the tail on the donkey|
|blindfold taste test|
|blind man’s bluff|
That night, thousands of birds fly into the Brenner residence through the:
The next day, Lydia goes to see Dan Fawcett to discuss their chickem problems. What’s the first hint that not all is well at the Fawcett place?
|a feather floating down from an upstairs room|
|broken teacups hanging from the armoire|
|a picture of Dan and his wife smashed on the floor|
|hundreds of scratch marks on the door|
Melanie drives to the school to pick up Cathy, but finds that the children are busy singing a song. What song are they singing?
|Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me|
|On Top of Old Smoky|
|This Old Man|
Melanie waits outside until the song is finished, completely unaware that hundreds of crows are gathering right behind her on the:
The name of Lydia’s deceased husband – and Mitch and Cathy’s father – is:
Cathy and Melanie stop a help another schoolgirl. Unable to catch up with the others, they seek refuge in:
|a telephone booth|
Mrs Bundy, local ornithologist, doesn’t believe the birds are attacking, and in any case it wouldn’t be possible to wipe them off the earth. How many birds does she say there are in North America?
|two billion, six hundred million breeding land birds|
|three thousand, three hundred and twenty five per square mile|
|five billion, six hundred million, in the summer|
|five billion, seven hundred and fifty million|
The gulls launch an attack on Bodega Bay while Melanie and Mitch are in the Tides. The first person we see them attack is:
|a gas station attendant|
|a mother and her two children|
|a man (Alfred Hitchcock) walking two small dogs|
Where is Cathy during the attack on Bodega Bay?
|the Brenner house|
|the stone church|
The next morning, in what is possibly the dumbest decision by anyone in a movie ever, after everything that has happened, a character hears rustling in a distant room upstairs and decides to go and investigate alone without telling anyone. Which character?
Bonus Question: Of the following, which is not true?
|Tippi Hedren had to spend a week in the hospital recovering from a breakdown after filming the scene where the birds attack her en masse|
|Hitchcock repeatedly berated Taylor for allowing his Australian accent to creep into his performance|
|Veronica Lambert, who played Cathy Brenner, grew up to play the role of Lambert in Alien|
|the woman featured on the poster for the birds is not Tippe Hedren, but Jessica Tandy|