The Christopher Guest Mockumentary Quiz
by Staff
Hope you know your St. Hubbins from your St. Clair, because this Christopher Guest quiz is the real deal. Unlike Christopher Guest films, which are mockumentaries. Some of the questions are just about Christopher Guest in general and "Spinal Tap."

First, a few questions about Mr. Guest himself. Or should we say:

  • Lord Haden-Guest
  • Duke Guest
  • Christopher Haden, Esquire

What is his title?

  • Duke
  • Baron
  • Count

Guest's first foray into mockumentary was as a:

  • actor
  • writer
  • both

What was the first mockumentary he co-wrote?

  • "The Big Picture"
  • "Waiting for Guffman"
  • "This Is Spinal Tap"

When did "This Is Spinal Tap" come out?

  • 1990
  • 1984
  • 1988

What is Guest's non-mockumentary feature film?

  • "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"
  • "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
  • "The Big Picture"

Guest's next turn at filmmaking was what?

  • "Chinatown"
  • "Waiting for Guffman"
  • "The Office Movie"

What competition did Guest's "Best In Show" document?

  • dog shows
  • competitive eating
  • Guinness World Record holders

Which of these is one of the musical acts that stages a reunion in Guest's 2003 "A Mighty Wind?"

  • The Genuflections
  • The Withered Leaves
  • The Folksmen

What holiday is being celebrated in the movie-within-a-movie of "For Your Consideration?"

  • Pentecost
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Purim

Ready to test your Guest mockumentary quote recall? What film has a character recalling meeting her husband "….at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other."

  • "A Mighty Wind"
  • "Best In Show"
  • "For Your Consideration"

"The internet -- is that the one with the email?"

  • "For Your Consideration"
  • "Waiting For Guffman"
  • "Best In Show"

"Here's the Remains of the Day lunchbox. Kids don't like eating at school, but if they have a Remains of the Day lunchbox they're a lot happier."

  • "Best in Show"
  • "Waiting For Guffman"
  • "This Is Spinal Tap"

Let's make it harder. Name the character who said the line: "It's like in the olden days, in the days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves. Say, y'know, 'D'Artagnan!' Y'know, 'How dare you talk to me like that, you!' And smack 'em!'"

  • Corky St. Clair
  • Nigel Tufnel
  • Harlan Pepper

"You know, several, you know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported."

  • Sherri Ann Cabot
  • Dr. Allan Pearl
  • David St. Hubbins

Who in "Spinal Tap" spontaneously combusted?

  • the bassist
  • the A&R man
  • one of their drummers

What kind of dog did Harlan Pepper own in "Best In Show?"

  • Bloodhound
  • Boxer
  • Pitbull

What happened to Spinal Tap's first drummer?

  • He dived headfirst into a raucous audience.
  • a bizarre gardening accident
  • He left to pursue a political career.

In "Waiting for Guffman," Libby Mae Brown works where?

  • Burger King
  • Dairy Queen
  • Burger Town

What was one issue with the Folksmen early records?

  • You had to punch your own hole in the center of the record.
  • muffled sound
  • They were in an imaginary language.

What non-Guest regular appears in "For Your Consideration?"

  • Ricky Gervais
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Daniel Day-Lewis

Who is Guest's writing partner on many of his films?

  • Harry Shearer
  • Michael McKean
  • Eugene Levy

Who directed "This Is Spinal Tap?"

  • Michael McKean
  • Christopher Guest
  • Rob Reiner

What was Reiner's character's name in "This Is Spinal Tap?"

  • Rob Reiner
  • Marty DeBergi
  • Rob Steiner

Parker Posey's character flips out when what stuffed animal is misplaced in "Best In Show?"

  • Busy Bee
  • Bumble Bear
  • Bitsy Baby

"It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."

  • Nigel Tufnel
  • Ron Albertson
  • Jonathan Steinbloom

"Thank God for the model trains, you know? If they didn't have the model trains they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big trains."

  • "This Is Spinal Tap"
  • "For Your Consideration"
  • "A Mighty Wind"

Fred Willard's blustery co-host in "Best In Show" was based on whom?

  • Joe Garagiola
  • Yogi Berra
  • OJ Simpson

"We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about."

  • "Best In Show"
  • "Waiting For Guffman"
  • "For Your Consideration"

Guest's newest film will center on what?

  • wedding photographers
  • Freemasonry
  • professional mascots