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The Ultimate 'Avatar' Quiz
by Staff
This sci-fi epic might be based on another planet, but it took Earth by storm. How much do you know about "Avatar?"

From start to release, how long did it take to create "Avatar?"

  • 8 years
  • 4 years
  • 2.5 years

How long is the theater version of "Avatar?"

  • 2 hours and 11 minutes
  • 2 hours and 22 minutes
  • 2 hours and 42 minutes

What percentage of the movie is computer-generated, as opposed to live action?

  • 60%
  • 40%
  • 25%

Most creatures on Pandora have how many limbs?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

About how many words did a linguist create just for the movie?

  • 400
  • 700
  • 1000

What are banshee bones made from?

  • Carbon fiber
  • Titanium
  • Unobtanium

In Hebrew, the word "na'vi" means what?

  • Adventurer
  • Prophet
  • Magician

What is the primary source of food for the Na'vi?

  • Bird-like creatures
  • Fish
  • Grubs

Where did James Cameron take the actors to prepare them for their roles in a primal jungle setting?

  • Hawaii
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala

Originally, what color were the trees on Pandora supposed to be?

  • Violet
  • Green
  • Blue

How long did it take computers to render each individual frame of CGI in this film?

  • several minutes
  • several hours
  • several days

What kind of tree was the Tree of Souls originally going to look like?

  • Pine
  • Willow tree
  • Cypress

"Avatar" is set in the middle of which century?

  • 25th century
  • 24th century
  • 22nd century

What was the film James Cameron directed before "Avatar?"

  • "Titanic"
  • "Ghosts of the Abyss"
  • "Terminator Genisys"

On its first day of sales, the "Avatar" Blu-ray disc beat the old record set by what film?

  • "The Dark Knight"
  • "Titanic"
  • "Top Gun"

In which country was much of the movie filmed?

  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • New Zealand

In U.S. dollars, how much did "Avatar" gross worldwide?

  • $5.2 billion
  • $2.7 billion
  • $990 million

What promise did James Cameron make to the studio in the event that "Avatar" failed at the box office?

  • He would give up his salary.
  • He would never direct again.
  • He would stick to small-budget indie films.

Which Academy Award did "Avatar" fail to win?

  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director

James Cameron said he got the idea for "Avatar" after watching which movie?

  • "Toy Story"
  • "Pocahontas"
  • "Waterworld"

In feet, about how tall are the Na'vi?

  • 6 feet
  • 8 feet
  • 10 feet

How long did it take the film to gross $500 million?

  • 32 days
  • 73 days
  • 141 days

What's the approximate top speed of the human-built spacecraft in "Avatar?"

  • 490 million MPH
  • 670 million MPH
  • Light speed

In total, how many Avatar movies will there be?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Which tech company created the cloud computing system necessary for the movie?

  • Oracle
  • Apple
  • Microsoft

In the movie, how much is unobtanium worth, per kilogram?

  • $20 million
  • $9 million
  • $5 million

Which actor turned down a role in "Avatar?"

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Matt Damon
  • Both

What sort of celestial body is Pandora?

  • Asteroid
  • Planet
  • Moon

When did James Cameron finish the script for "Avatar?"

  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999

How many servers (computers) were needed to render "Avatar's" data-heavy recordings?

  • 40
  • 400
  • 4,000