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The 'Alien' Film Franchise Quiz
by Staff
In this decades-old franchise, Ellen Ripley's intelligence and toughness counters a terrifying extraterrestrial threat. How much do you know about the "Alien" movies?

What's the name of the ship in "Alien?"

  • Sulaco
  • Betty
  • Nostromos

In which year was the first "Alien" movie released?

  • 1981
  • 1979
  • 1984

How long did it take to film the first movie?

  • about three months
  • about half a year
  • about a year

How many movies are there in the "Aliens" franchise?

  • three
  • four
  • five

How does Ripley die at the end of "Aliens 3?"

  • She is shot to death.
  • She throws herself into a furnace.
  • She's sucked into space.

"Alien" provided a breakthrough role for which celebrity?

  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Tom Skerritt

What was the approximate budget for the first film?

  • $10 million
  • $28 million
  • $41 million

Including prequels, what year was the most recent "Aliens" movie released?

  • 2001
  • 2012
  • 1997

How long was the first edit of "Alien?"

  • 90 minutes
  • two hours
  • three hours

After the end of "Alien," how long does Ellen Ripley float through space in suspended animation?

  • eight years
  • 57 years
  • 18 years

What is the official name of the alien creatures?

  • They don't have one.
  • Xenomorphs
  • Clawed creatures

In "Alien," which crew member has secretly been ordered to preserve an alien and give it to the corporation that's funding the expedition?

  • Brett
  • Dallas
  • Ash

Who created the story for "Alien?"

  • Dan O'Bannon
  • James Cameron
  • Ridley Scott

How many Academy Awards did "Alien" win?

  • one
  • two
  • three

James Cameron directed which of the franchise's films?

  • "Alien: Resurrection"
  • "Aliens"
  • "Alien 3"

In "Aliens," which character wants to profit by using the aliens as biological weapons?

  • Dwayne Hicks
  • Carter Burke
  • Bishop

How many Academy Awards has Sigourney Weaver won for her parts in the "Alien" franchise?

  • none
  • one
  • two

In which film does Winona Ryder have a major role?

  • "Alien: Resurrection"
  • "Alien 3"
  • "Aliens"

In "Aliens," who plays Private Hudson?

  • William Hope
  • Bill Paxton
  • Paul Reiser

Which of the franchise's films has the longest running time?

  • "Aliens"
  • "Alien 3
  • "Alien: Resurrection"

Why did director David Fincher distance himself publicly from "Alien 3," which didn't fare as well as the previous films?

  • He said he was ill during shooting.
  • He said the budget was too small.
  • He said studio interference ruined the film.

What's the nickname of the girl who is traumatized by an alien attack in "Aliens?"

  • Leech
  • Newt
  • Frog

What was the approximate budget for "Aliens: Resurrection?"

  • $70 million
  • $90 million
  • $100 million

How many clones do researchers create in an effort to separate Ripley from alien DNA?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

What was the name of the android in "Prometheus?"

  • Paul
  • John
  • David

In "Aliens 3," how does Newt die?

  • a spacecraft crash
  • She dies during stasis.
  • An alien kills her.

Which Hollywood studio company created all of the films?

  • 20th Century Fox
  • Universal Studios
  • Paramount

How does Ripley kill the alien queen at the end of "Aliens?"

  • Rips her in two using the landing gear.
  • Pushes her through an airlock.
  • Sets her on fire.

How many years after "Aliens 3" does the story in "Resurrection" take place?

  • 50 years
  • 100 years
  • 200 years

In "Aliens 3," why do the aliens stop short of killing Ripley?

  • They know she has suffered great loss.
  • She has an alien inside her.
  • They respect her.