It chilled the blood of audiences everywhere and generated hysteria towards creatures of the sea. How much do you know about "Jaws?"
The movie "Jaws" was based on which other work of fiction?
- a novel
- a comic book
- a short story
In what year was "Jaws" released?
The book "Jaws" was based on a 4,500-pound shark that was caught where?
- near the Florida Keys
- near Long Island
- near San Diego
What role did Peter Benchley play in the story's big-screen adaptation?
- He wrote the screenplay.
- He was a caterer.
- He was an advisor.
How long was one of the mechanical sharks used in the film?
About how many of the movie's scenes were never mentioned in the book's story?
- about 30
- about 15
- about 10
The shark in the movie is which species?
- Hammerhead shark
- Whale shark
- Great white shark
Who directed "Jaws?"
- James Cameron
- George Lucas
- Steven Spielberg
Why did Spielberg want lesser known actors for "Jaws"?
- He wanted audiences to identify with the characters.
- He didn't want to deal with big egos.
- because of the low budget
What line did Roy Schneider make up on his own during shooting?
- "Ha ha! They're all gonna die."
- "It's only an island if you look at it from the water."
- "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
What is the name of Roy Scheider's character?
How many drafts of the screenplay did Peter Benchley write before handing over his duties to other writers?
Which actor was NOT considered for the part of Martin Brody?
- Charlton Heston
- Jeff Bridges
- Robert Duvall
On how many screens did the film debut?
What did Steven Spielberg think of the movie's theme music the first time he heard it?
- He thought it was funny.
- He said it was bloodcurdling.
- He hated every second of it.
Why did director Spielberg call the shark a "great white turd"?
- It kept malfunctioning.
- It looked entirely fake.
- It was way too expensive for a single prop.
When did the film's producers purchase the rights to make a movie out of the book?
Why did Spielberg decide to reduce the shark's onscreen appearances?
- He became scared of sharks as the project dragged on.
- He thought it was more menacing to simply suggest the shark's presence.
- The prop kept breaking.
How many "Jaws" sequels were made?
The film crew did not harm any animals in the creation of "Jaws."
What was the original, planned budget for "Jaws?"
- $18 million
- $28 million
- $4 million
How much did "Jaws" wind up earning at the box office?
- $280 million
- $470 million
- $190 million
How did Robert Shaw inadvertently delay a scene in the movie?
- He got drunk.
- He forgot which day he was supposed to be on set.
- He had a fight with the director.
In what year was the movie chosen for preservation in the National Film Registry?
How many prop sharks were built for the movie?
What was the film's final budget?
- $9 million
- $6 million
- $7 million
What's one reason the crew chose Massachusetts as a filming location?
- The water was clearer.
- relatively shallow areas far from shore
- fewer real sharks
How much did Universal Pictures spend on advertising for "Jaws?"
- $1.8 million
- almost nothing
Where did the crew shoot footage of real sharks?
How many Academy Awards did "Jaws" win?