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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Quiz
by Staff
The ugly little space alien stole our hearts when he hit the big screen way back in the '80s. So how much do you remember about "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" all these years later?

What does E.T. stand for?

  • extra-terrestrial
  • "Entertainment Tonight"
  • Eastern time

What is the name of the boy who finds E.T.?

  • Elliott
  • Michael
  • Greg

What year was "E.T." released on the big screen?

  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983

Who was the director of "E.T.?"

  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas
  • James Cameron

What candy does Elliott use to lure E.T. out of the backyard shed?

  • Skittles
  • M&M's
  • Reese's Pieces

What are Elliott's siblings' names?

  • Gertie and Michael
  • Greg and Sally
  • Gertie and Alex

Who teaches E.T. to talk?

  • Elliott
  • Gertie
  • Michael

What does E.T. use to create a device to "phone home?"

  • Speak & Spell
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Simon

The kids dress up E.T. in a disguise on Halloween. What is his costume?

  • a ghost
  • a skeleton
  • a ghoul

During the Halloween scene, E.T. gets excited when he sees someone dressed up like what?

  • Yoda
  • a cowboy
  • a pack of Reese's Pieces

Debra Winger provided a temporary voice for E.T. but was also dressed up in the Halloween scene. What is her costume?

  • a monster mask and lab coat
  • Frankenstein's bride
  • Mrs. Claus

Besides Debra Winger, who else provides the voice for E.T.?

  • Californian Pat Welsh
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Ben Burtt

What was the title of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" originally going to be?

  • "Lost on Earth"
  • "A Boy's Life"
  • "Phone Home"

How old was Drew Barrymore when she played the role of Gertie?

  • 9
  • 8
  • 7

What actress played the role of Mary, Elliott's mother?

  • Dee Wallace Stone
  • JoBeth Williams
  • Kathleen Turner

What does Gertie give to E.T. as a farewell gift before he's finally rescued by his kind and departs Earth?

  • a Speak & Spell
  • her cowboy hat
  • the potted geranium

What actor played Elliott's school principal in a scene that was cut from the film?

  • Harrison Ford
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • John Travolta

When "E.T." was released in June of 1982, what movie did it overtake to become the highest-grossing film of all time?

  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "Jaws"
  • "Star Wars"

How long did "E.T." remain the highest-grossing film of all time?

  • 11 years
  • 15 years
  • 22 years

When Michael finds E.T. near death in the river, what animal runs away right as Michael approaches E.T.?

  • squirrel
  • raccoon
  • deer

True or false? The doctors that work on "E.T." in the movie are actual doctors.

  • 1
  • 0

True or false? The iconic shot of Elliott and E.T. flying across the full moon was mostly real.

  • 1
  • 0

When the group of government agents that track E.T. down think he is dead, how does Elliott know he's actually alive?

  • The flower starts to bloom again.
  • His chest starts to glow.
  • He opens his eyes.

When Elliott and his friends get E.T. back to his spaceship, what are the last words E.T. says to Elliott?

  • "I'll be right here."
  • "E.T. phone home."
  • "Be good."

What does E.T.'s spaceship leave behind when it takes off with him on board?

  • rain clouds
  • a rainbow
  • stars

How many awards was "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" nominated for?

  • more than 80
  • more than 50
  • more than 20

"E.T." was nominated for nine Oscars at the 55th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, but lost both to what movie?

  • "Ghandi"
  • "Tootsie"
  • "The Verdict"

Is E.T. male of female?

  • male
  • female
  • neither

What president did director Steven Spielberg personally screen the film for at the White House?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Jimmy Carter

Spielberg came up with a sequel to "E.T." called "E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears," which never went anywhere. In it he revealed E.T.'s real name. What was it?

  • Zrek
  • Kobo
  • Lotty