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The Ultimate Steven Spielberg Quiz
by Staff
He is the most commercially-successful director ever in movie making. How much do you know about Steven Spielberg?

What was the name of Spielberg's first romantic film?

  • "Always"
  • "Amblin'"
  • "The Color Purple"

For how many Academy Awards was "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" nominated?

  • five
  • nine
  • 12

In what city was Spielberg born?

  • Cincinnati
  • San Jose
  • Tampa Bay

Which Spielberg film starred Dan Akroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi and other big name actors?

  • "Twilight Zone: The Movie"
  • "Empire of the Sun"
  • "1941"

Why did Spielberg decide against shooting scenes for "Schindler's List" in the Auschwitz concentration camp?

  • out of respect for victims
  • He couldn't get permission.
  • The logistics were too difficult.

Spielberg got writing credit for which creepy movie?

  • "Arachnophobia"
  • "Gremlins"
  • "Poltergeist"

Which actress appeared in his first major film?

  • Janet Blair
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Elisabeth Bergner

The set of which Spielberg project resulted in a helicopter crash that claimed two lives?

  • "Twilight Zone: The Movie"
  • "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
  • "Jaws"

Why was he rejected for admission into the University of Southern California's film program?

  • He'd been arrested.
  • He had low grades.
  • His work was unimpressive.

How many extras did Spielberg need for the scenes of Omaha Beach in "Saving Private Ryan?"

  • 500
  • 1,000
  • 1,500

Spielberg was afflicted by which learning disability?

  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia

How long did Spielberg take to shoot the D-Day scenes for "Saving Private Ryan?"

  • 10 days
  • two months
  • 90 days

Executives repeatedly turned him down for a directing gig on which franchise?

  • "Need for Speed"
  • "James Bond"
  • "Star Wars"

What role did Spielberg play during the creation of "Flags of Our Fathers?"

  • producer
  • special effects director
  • director

How many Academy Awards has Spielberg won?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

The movie "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" was passed to Spielberg by what other director?

  • George Lucas
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • David Lynch

Spielberg met his wife on the set of which movie?

  • "Gremlins."
  • "The Money Pit"
  • "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

What was the name of the TV movie that helped Spielberg land his first film directing gigs?

  • "The Last Gun"
  • "Fighter Squad"
  • "Duel"

Which composer has worked on many of Spielberg's films?

  • John Williams
  • John Barry
  • Jerry Goldsmith

What was the name of Spielberg's very first completed film?

  • "Room 666"
  • "Firelight"
  • "Duel"

"Firelight" formed a foundation for which future film?

  • "Fighter Squad"
  • "Jaws"
  • "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

Which of his film's starred both Dakota Fanning and Tom Cruise?

  • "Lions for Lambs"
  • "Minority Report"
  • "War of the Worlds"

Why did Spielberg's grandparents flee Russia for the United States?

  • religious persecution
  • unemployment
  • war

For how many Academy Awards was "Lincoln" nominated?

  • four
  • seven
  • 12

What role did Spielberg play for 2015's "Jurassic World?"

  • writer
  • executive producer
  • director

What is Spielberg's approximate net worth?

  • about $8 billion
  • about $3 billion
  • about $900 million

Which Spielberg film is based on novel written by J.G. Ballard?

  • "Empire of the Sun"
  • "Amistad"
  • "Minority Report"

After getting permission to make the movie, why did Spielberg wait a decade to create "Schindler's List?"

  • He was busy with family.
  • He wasn't mature enough.
  • He was afraid of backlash.

With which director did Spielberg work to create "Raiders of the Lost Ark?"

  • James Cameron
  • George Lucas
  • Martin Scorsese

Which Spielberg film was released in 2004?

  • "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
  • "Munich"
  • "The Terminal"