The World War I Movies Quiz


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There's no shortage of movies about the Great War. If you're a film buff and a history know-it-all, then this is the perfect quiz for you.

Charlie Chaplin played the lead role in this 1918 short about World War I.

Charlie Chaplin appeared in the 1918 short film "Shoulder Arms" as a doughboy on the Western Front during World War I. Chaplin was also the writer and director of the film.

Which World War I movie was the actor Rudolph Valentino's first leading role?

The 1921 World War I movie "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" was Rudolph Valentino's first leading role in a film.

True or false: World War I was fought from 1914 to 1918.

World War I began on July 28, 1914, with Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia. World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918.

Who directed the 1928 World War I movie "Four Sons"?

John Ford directed the 1928 World War I film "Four Sons." The silent drama depicted a Bavarian widow's life as her four sons fight for opposing sides in the war, all eventually losing their lives

Which World War I movie is an American film that follows young German recruits into battle?

"All Quiet on the Western Front" depicts the extreme physical and psychological demands of war.

This World War I movie follows character Dick Courtney through the difficulties of commanding British fighter pilots.

The 1930 film "The Dawn Patrol" was remade eight years later with a nearly identical script.

Which World War I film did the millionaire Howard Hughes direct?

At a price of $3.8 million, "Hell's Angels" was the most expensive film that had been produced up to the time of its release, which was Nov. 15, 1930.

What was the average life expectancy of World War I fighter pilots?

The average life expectancy of World War I fighter pilots after they entered active duty shortened to mere weeks. In fact, it has been estimated that a World War I fighter pilot would fly an aircraft only 40 to 60 hours before being shot down.

This World War I movie was based on an Ernest Hemingway novel of the same title.

Hemingway did not like the film interpretation of his novel "A Farewell to Arms" because he felt it was overly romanticized.

Which World War I film starred Lionel Barrymore ?

The 1936 World War I film "The Road to Glory" told the story of French soldiers' life in the trenches and starred Lionel Barrymore.

Which actor played Jerry Plunkett in the World War I movie "The Fighting 69th"?

"The Fighting 69th" stars James Cagney as the leading character named Jerry Plunkett.

Gary Cooper won an Oscar for this World War I movie.

Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his portrayal of the leading character Alvin York in the 1941 film "Sergeant York." The biographical movie depicts York's experiences as an exceptional marksman and, ultimately, his legacy as one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I.

Which World War I film features a hard-drinking riverboat captain and an unlikely passenger?

"The African Queen" is a 1951 adventure film set in Africa during World War I. The film depicts the unlikely and sometimes comical union of a hard-drinking riverboat captain and an overtly religious woman as she searches for safe passage and takes on a German gunboat in the process.

Which actress was the leading lady in the World War I film "The African Queen"?

Katharine Hepburn played leading lady Rose Sayer in the movie. Hepburn received an Academy Award nomination for best actress in a leading role for her work in the film.

Which actor plays riverboat Capt. Charlie Allnut in "The African Queen"?

Bogart won an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut.

Which World War I movie starred Peter O'Toole as a British officer leading an army against the Turks?

Peter O'Toole played the lead role in "Lawrence of Arabia," a World War I movie about a British officer who leads an army of Arabian desert tribes against the Turkish army. The film is based on the true story of T.E. Lawrence.

True or false: The movie "Lawrence of Arabia" was nominated for an Academy Award in 1963 but did not win.

"Lawrence of Arabia" won seven Academy Awards in 1963. The film won the Oscar in the categories of best picture, best director, best cinematography, best art direction – set decoration, best sound, best film editing and best music.

Which Oscar-winning actress starred in the World War I film "Darling Lili"?

Andrews won an Oscar for her role in the 1965 musical "Mary Poppins."

This 1971 World War I movie is about a quadruple amputee who struggles with his injuries.

"Johnny Got His Gun" tells the story of a quadruple amputee who is also rendered blind, deaf and mute after a mortar attack.

How many aircraft did a World War I pilot need to shoot down to be considered an ace?

A World War I pilot was considered an ace after downing five enemy aircraft. The term was first used by the French press when they nicknamed pilot Adolphe Pegoud "<i>L'as</i>" or "The Ace" after he brought down five enemy planes.

Which World War I film, released in 1976, features Malcolm McDowell?

The 1975 World War I movie "Aces High" features Malcom McDowell as Maj. John Gresham, an ace fighter pilot.

Which Australian actor stars in the World War I film "Gallipoli"?

Mel Gibson stars in the World War I film "Gallipoli." The film tells the story of a group of Australian soldiers sent to fight a Turkish army on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.

Which movie is a World War I tale of three brothers from Montana?

"Legends of the Fall" was released in 1994 and stars Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas as the brothers.

Which Ludlow brother does the actor Brad Pitt play in the movie "Legends of the Fall"?

Pitt plays Tristan, the oldest Ludlow brother, in the movie "Legends of the Fall." Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas play Alfred and Samuel, respectively.

"In Love and War" is based on the real-life experiences of which American author?

The movie is based on the real-life World War I experiences of Ernest Hemingway in Italy, including significant injuries he sustained during the war and a brief love affair during his recovery.

Which actor played the role of Ernest Hemingway in the World War I movie "In Love and War"?

Actor Chris O'Donnell played Ernest Hemingway in the 1997 movie.

Which feature film stars James Franco as World War I fighter pilot Blaine Rawlings?

Franco earned a pilot's license in preparation for "Flyboys."

True or false: The movie "Flyboys" is based on a real unit of American volunteer pilots in the French military.

The movie "Flyboys" is based on the French military unit Lafayette Escadrille, a group composed mostly of American volunteer fighter pilots.

Who directed the 2011 World War I movie "War Horse"?

The Spielberg film was nominated for six Oscars, including best motion picture of the year.

Which British actor played the "War Horse" character Maj. Jamie Stewart?

Benedict Cumberbatch played Maj. Jamie Stewart in the 2011 movie "War Horse."

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