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Movie Magic: Famous Wizards in Film Quiz
by Staff
From Harry Potter to Monty Python, get ready to conjure memories of the wizards in your favorite films. Let this quiz cast its spell on you.

What is the decidedly nonmagical name of the wizard in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"?

  • Tim
  • Darryl
  • Kevin

The High Aldwin is sorcerer to the Nelwyns in what film?

  • "The NeverEnding Story"
  • "Willow"
  • "Labyrinth"

Now let's get to a truly famous wizard. What does the Wizard of Oz gift the Lion in the film?

  • a machete
  • a medal
  • a trophy

Who played "The Wizard of Oz" in the 1939 film?

  • Ed McMahon
  • W.C. Fields
  • Frank Morgan

Who did NOT play Albus Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films?

  • Michael Gambon
  • Ian McKellen
  • Richard Harris

What does "dumbledore" mean in an Old English vernacular?

  • giggly cat
  • boring person
  • bumblebee

Billie Burke played what beautiful wizard in film?

  • Samantha Stephens
  • Glinda, the Good Witch of the North
  • Professor McGonagall

Dr. Strange is a magical sorcerer, at least after his career as what ended?

  • neurosurgeon
  • professor of philosophy
  • ophthalmologist

What wizard knows there's a difference between mostly dead and all dead?

  • Gandalf
  • Merlin
  • Miracle Max

Who plays the sorcerer's apprentice in "Fantasia"?

  • Pluto
  • Daisy Duck
  • Mickey Mouse

In "The Sword in the Stone," there are two wizards. Who is NOT a wizard in the animated film?

  • Merlin
  • Mim
  • Janet

What kind of pet does Merlin have in "The Sword in the Stone"?

  • rat
  • owl
  • cat

What is the owl's name?

  • Archimedes
  • Pythagoras
  • Newton

Gandalf is known as what?

  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Gandalf the White
  • both

Who turned down the role as Gandalf?

  • Richard Harris
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Alan Rickman

In "The Chronicles of Narnia," what is the White Witch's real name?

  • Mim
  • Evelyn
  • Jadis

What rival wizard does Gandalf have a conflict with in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy?

  • Saruman
  • Sauron
  • Bitty Bob

What's Voldemort's real name?

  • Henry Veil
  • Tom Riddle
  • Gerald Trouble

How is Voldemort pronounced?

  • with the "t" audible
  • with a silent "t"
  • neither

How does Jafar control people in "Aladdin"?

  • by hypnotizing them with his eyes
  • with his parrot
  • using his snake staff

What are the names of Ursula's pet eels in "The Little Mermaid"?

  • Louie and Roscoe
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • P.B. and J

What is David Bowie's character's name in "Labyrinth"?

  • Jason
  • Jared
  • Jareth

In "Big Trouble in Little China," Lo Pan needs what to break an ancient curse?

  • a turkey
  • a green-eyed woman
  • a silk bandana

James Hong played Lo Pan in the film, but the actor also has served as what?

  • the president of the Association of Asian/Pacific-American Artists
  • a California congressman
  • poet laureate

We talked about animated Merlin, but let's move to a live action one. Who played Merlin in the 1981 film "Excalibur"?

  • Nicol Williamson
  • Liam Neeson
  • Patrick Stewart

Who plays the Grand High Witch in the 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The Witches"?

  • Holland Taylor
  • Kathy Bates
  • Anjelica Huston

In 2004, Stephen Dillane played Merlin in "King Arthur." What character did he play in "Game of Thrones" — one that was also preoccupied with a certain kind of magic?

  • Ned Stark
  • Stannis Baratheon
  • Tywin Lannister

In "Snow White and the Huntsman," what is the name of the evil queen?

  • Greenwood
  • Ravenna
  • Magnolia

"Matilda" is a genius but also has some interesting wizardlike powers. Who plays her in the 1996 film?

  • Mara Wilson
  • Anna Chlumsky
  • Kirsten Dunst

Richard Pryor played what wizard?

  • Merlin
  • the Wiz
  • Gandalf