The Ultimate 'Avatar' Quiz

By: Staff

5 Min Quiz

From start to release, how long did it take to create "Avatar?"

It was a monumental project.

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How long is the theater version of "Avatar?"

It is epic in scope and in length.

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What percentage of the movie is computer-generated, as opposed to live action?

The CGI was so well-executed that the movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Most creatures on Pandora have how many limbs?

The Na'vi are unusual in that they only have four limbs.

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About how many words did a linguist create just for the movie?

The words were constructed in a way that they wouldn't sound like English.

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What are banshee bones made from?

Banshees can be vicious but they also serve the Na'vi.

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In Hebrew, the word "na'vi" means what?

In the movie it refers to a community of creatures that live on Pandora.

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What is the primary source of food for the Na'vi?

They are skilled hunters but spare most forest creatures.

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Where did James Cameron take the actors to prepare them for their roles in a primal jungle setting?

The ploy helped prepare both the crew and cast mentally for their tasks.

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Originally, what color were the trees on Pandora supposed to be?

Producers decided that blue was just too weird and ruined the suspension of disbelief.

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How long did it take computers to render each individual frame of CGI in this film?

Each frame was only 1/24 of a second.

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What kind of tree was the Tree of Souls originally going to look like?

Cameron decided that he wanted the trees to have tendrils.

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"Avatar" is set in the middle of which century?

The technologies on display are much more advanced than ours.

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What was the film James Cameron directed before "Avatar?"

The long hiatus between films did nothing to hurt his reputation.

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On its first day of sales, the "Avatar" Blu-ray disc beat the old record set by what film?

At 1.5 million discs, it more than doubled the Batman record

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In which country was much of the movie filmed?

The wild landscape was fitting for the movie's premise.

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In U.S. dollars, how much did "Avatar" gross worldwide?

It is the highest grossing movie of all-time.

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What promise did James Cameron make to the studio in the event that "Avatar" failed at the box office?

Not that he really needed the money, anyway.

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Which Academy Award did "Avatar" fail to win?

Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for "The Hurt Locker."

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James Cameron said he got the idea for "Avatar" after watching which movie?

It was, perhaps, an unusual source of inspiration for a sci-fi flick.

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In feet, about how tall are the Na'vi?

They tower over their human counterparts.

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How long did it take the film to gross $500 million?

No movie has ever made so much money so quickly.

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What's the approximate top speed of the human-built spacecraft in "Avatar?"

In the movie we still haven't managed to achieve light speed.

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In total, how many Avatar movies will there be?

The immense success of the first film led to three sequels.

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Which tech company created the cloud computing system necessary for the movie?

The system was named Gaia and made specifically for the movie.

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In the movie, how much is unobtanium worth, per kilogram?

Its superconducting properties make it extremely valuable.

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Which actor turned down a role in "Avatar?"

Neither actor wanted the role, and Cameron didn't try to convince them otherwise.

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What sort of celestial body is Pandora?

It is a lush, tropical moon.

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When did James Cameron finish the script for "Avatar?"

But technological limitations hindered his ability to actually bring his concept to the big screen.

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How many servers (computers) were needed to render "Avatar's" data-heavy recordings?

That also included about 104 terabyes of RAM.

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This sci-fi epic might be based on another planet, but it took Earth by storm. How much do you know about "Avatar?"

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