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The 'Top Gun' Quiz
by Staff
Tom Cruise in Ray-Ban aviators and dress whites, sweaty and shirtless on the beach volleyball court … "Top Gun" had it all. How much do you know about one of the most '80s of all '80s movies? Take this quiz to find out.

When did "Top Gun" come out?

  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1988

Who directed "Top Gun"?

  • Ridley Scott
  • Michael Bay
  • Tony Scott

After "Top Gun," what was Tony Scott's biggest movie?

  • "The Hunt for Red October"
  • "Crimson Tide"
  • "Beverly Hills Cop II"

What was the budget of "Top Gun"?

  • $15 million
  • $55 million
  • $85 million

How much money did "Top Gun" make worldwide?

  • $170 million
  • $350 million
  • $730 million

What's Maverick's real name?

  • Pete Mitchell
  • Steve Cameron
  • Rob Williams

What is his rank?

  • officer
  • naval corporal
  • lieutenant

What is Goose's real name?

  • Dave Jenkins
  • Nick Bradshaw
  • Tim Wilson

What's Goose's rank?

  • systems officer
  • naval flight officer
  • radar intercept officer

On which aircraft carrier are they based?

  • USS Enterprise
  • USS Nimitz
  • USS Ford

Where is the Enterprise at the opening of the movie?

  • Persian Gulf
  • North Sea
  • Indian Ocean

Who is Maverick's wingman during the opening dogfight?

  • Tiger
  • Jaguar
  • Cougar

What kind of planes do they fly?

  • F-15 Eagles
  • MiGs
  • F-14 Tomcats

Where is the Top Gun school?

  • San Diego
  • Honolulu
  • Los Angeles

Why does Maverick get into trouble right off the bat at Top Gun?

  • He gives the finger to an instructor.
  • He buzzes the control tower.
  • He gets into a fistfight with Iceman.

Who is Maverick's love interest in the movie?

  • Lisa Stonington
  • Kathy Delaney
  • Charlie Blackwood

What song does Maverick sing to Charlie at the bar?

  • "Sweet Caroline"
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
  • "Unchained Melody"

What song do Goose and Maverick sing when Goose's wife is in town?

  • "Great Balls of Fire"
  • "Twist and Shout"
  • "Blueberry Hill"

Who plays Goose's wife?

  • Meg Ryan
  • Elisabeth Shue
  • Demi Moore

What is Tom Kazansky's call sign?

  • Iceman
  • Hollywood
  • Jester

What's the call sign of the Top Gun commander?

  • Eagle
  • Viper
  • Renegade

Which veteran character actor plays Viper?

  • Sam Shepard
  • J.K. Simmons
  • Tom Skerritt

What is Viper's connection to Maverick?

  • He was Maverick's first flight instructor.
  • He's Maverick's stepfather.
  • He knew Maverick's dad.

After Goose dies, who is Maverick's new RIO?

  • Merlin
  • Hollywood
  • Iceman

Who is Maverick's wingman?

  • Iceman
  • Jester
  • Renegade

Which actor turned down the role of Maverick because he felt the film glorified the military?

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Matthew Modine
  • Matt Dillon

For how many Oscars was "Top Gun" nominated?

  • none
  • two
  • four

How many Oscars did the movie win?

  • none
  • one
  • two

True or false: Naval aviator recruitment shot up 200 percent because of "Top Gun."

  • true
  • false

True or false: A "Top Gun" sequel is in the works.

  • true
  • false