Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg directed Jurassic Park along with numerous other award-winning movies and box office successes. He has often worked with Tom Hanks, in addition to a variety of other actors.
Who is the park's founder?
Billionaire John Hammond believed in the park's potential and its safety, but unfortunately the park wasn't quite as safe as he had hoped.
Which actor plays Dr. Alan Grant?
Sam Neill plays Dr. Alan Grant, a dinosaur expert who also appears in the third Jurassic Park film.
What is the name of the island in Jurassic Park?
Isla Nublar was the original island featured in Jurassic Park. The second and third films featured Isla Sorna, but Jurassic World returned to the original island.
Based on what we see in Jurassic Park, which dinosaur is generally referred to as the most intelligent dinosaur?
In Jurassic Park, the velociraptor is portrayed as being one of the most intelligent and cunning dinosaurs. Often throughout the film and other movies, we see how the raptors can communicate and plan their attacks.
The velociraptors have a distinct barking sound when they communicate. What real-life animal actually made this sound for the movie?
The sound of the velociraptors communicating is actually the sound of tortoises mating, believe it or not.
What bioengineering company did John Hammond found?
InGen is the name of the bioengineering company founded by John Hammond. There are several "fake" InGen websites in existence to promote the movies.
Which person gets eaten while on the toilet in Jurassic Park?
In a fit of terror, the lawyer ran into the bathroom and sat on the toilet but ended up getting eaten by a T. Rex. Note to self: bathrooms are not a good hiding place when running from a T. Rex.
Which type of dinosaur did Ellie Sattler want to take care of when she discovered it was sick?
Ellie and some of the other characters come across a sick Triceratops, and Ellie decides to stay behind to help take care of it while the others move along.
Which dinosaur in Jurassic Park had a venom-spitting capability and a rattling, expanding neck?
The Dilophosaurus had neither a venom-spitting capability nor an expanding neck in real life. Based off a book by the same name, Jurassic Park's author invented the venom-spitting ability, and director Steven Spielberg added the scary neck.
Near the end of the film, a T. Rex is shown standing among a destroyed building. A banner falls around it. What does the banner say?
"When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" are the words written on the banner that falls around the triumphant T. Rex after it attacks the Velociraptors, saving the humans int he process.
What liquid ripples in a glass when the T. Rex approaches?
While stuck in one of the Jeeps in the rain, the boy notices that the water in the glass is rippling. This image soon became iconic with the approach of a T. Rex.
Jurassic Park is based on a book by the same name. Who is the book's author?
Michael Crichton is the author of the book version of Jurassic Park. It's worth reading the book as well as watching the movie, as several details in the book were changed for the onscreen version.
Which adventure star turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant?
Harrison Ford turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant. Perhaps if he had accepted it, he would be a well-known actor today. Oh wait, he's hugely famous. It's all good.
What year was Jurassic Park released?
Jurassic Park debuted to much fanfare in 1993 and was a massive box office success.
What is the movie's running time?
Jurassic Park has a running time of 127 minutes, which is just over two hours of soaring musical scores and dinosaur goodness. Out of the 127 minutes, only 15 minutes contains dinosaur footage.
Where was most of Jurassic Park filmed?
Jurassic Park was mostly filmed on Hawaii's Kauai Island, even while Hurricane Iniki stormed through.
What does Dennis Nedry use to smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park?
Nedry uses a Barbasol shaving cream can that has been modified to smuggle the embryos out of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. This strategy did not go according to plan due to the torrential rain and a pesky Dilophosaurus.
Which actor played the role of John Hammond?
Richard Attenborough played the role of John Hammond, founder and optimistic believer in Jurassic Park. He passed away in August of 2014, but left a lifetime of memorable movie quotes in his wake.
Which Jurassic Park cast member reprised their role in the fourth film, Jurassic World?
BD Wong plays Dr. Henry Wu in both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, receiving significantly more screen time in Jurassic World. He can also be seen in TV's Gotham.
Which character primarily wears black throughout the film?
Jeff Goldblum's character, Ian Malcolm, is shown wearing black for most of the movie while John Hammond is shown wearing white. The color contrast is meant to show their opposing viewpoints on most things in life.
InGen was mining what in order to find dinosaur DNA?
InGen was mining amber to see if they could find blood-sucking insects and animals trapped inside the amber; then, they could try to extract the blood to determine if the animal had bitten a dinosaur and therefore possessed dinosaur DNA in the blood in its body.
What was the name of the cartoon character designed to explain the dinosaur cloning process to guests?
Mr. DNA was the name of a cartoon character that appeared in a film at Jurassic Park, telling guests how scientists were able to recreate dinosaurs. This cartoon did not appear in the novel, but condensed a good portion of the novel explaining this very process.
What type of dinosaur comes out of the egg in the egg-hatching scene?
In the egg-hatching scene, a baby Velociraptor is born. It was originally supposed to be a Triceratops but was later changed.
What nickname did the movie crew give the Dilophosaurus?
The crew gave the Dilophosaurus the nickname of "Spitter" and was made deliberately smaller than the Velociraptors to avoid confusion.
What is Dr. Alan Grant's job title?
Dr. Alan Grant is a Paleontologist invited to the park by John Hammond. He appears again in Jurassic Park III.
How many people die in the original Jurassic Park movie?
In the first Jurassic Park movie, five people bite the dust. One of the most memorable Jurassic Park deaths involves a lawyer, a bathroom, and a T. Rex.
How many dinosaurs died in the original Jurassic Park movie?
Two dinosaurs die in the original Jurassic Park film, and the pattern of less dinosaur deaths than human deaths continues throughout the film's sequels.
Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna are supposed to be islands off the coast of what country?
Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna are supposed to be islands off the coast of Costa Rica. Filmmakers did try to film the actual movie in Costa Rica but decided to go with Hawaii instead when learning that the Costa Rican government would not allow them to build any roads to get to certain areas where they wanted to film.
Near the beginning of the film, in what state are Dr. Grant and Ellie Sattler excavating?
Montana is the site of real-life fossils as well as fictional ones, as shown by Dr. Grant's excavation in Jurassic Park. Dr. Grant and Ellie Sattler were excavating the fossilized remains of a Velocirapter.
When the park's guests tour the park early in the film, they see a Brachiosaurus with a herd of what?
They see a herd of Parasaurolophus and are very impressed; the lawyer in particular comments that they will make a "fortune."
During the scene showcasing the daily feeding of the dinosaurs, what animal was lowered into the pit?
During feeding time, a cow was lowered into the pit and instantly devoured.
What is the name of InGen's rival corporation?
BioSyn is the name of InGen's rival corporation, and Nedry tries to smuggle the dinosaur embryos out of the park for BioSyn.
Who plays the character of Dennis Nedry?
Wayne Knight, also well-known for his role as Newman on the hit television series, Seinfeld, played Dennis Nedry in the first Jurassic Park film.
What movie is playing on one of Nedry's computer screens?
As a fun Easter egg, Jaws was playing on one of Nedry's computer monitors as a little tribute to Steven Spielberg.
When new technology meets an ingenious scientific theory, one of the most popular franchises to hit the '90s is born. Just think, creating dinosaurs from DNA found in the blood of insects captured in amber! So believable. So logical. And so utterly amazing -- when you see real-life dinosaurs roaming the planet today and not during prehistoric times. It's a brilliant journey that starts with fossils and a money-making enterprise, and ends with real man-eating dinosaurs. Ready to take your journey through Jurassic Park? Hop aboard and ride the rails for an electrifying quiz. Start now!
What do you remember of "Jurassic Park"? The foreshadowing of ripples in the water as the Tyrannosaurus Rex approaches? The smuggling of embryos in a shaving cream container? How about those huge electrified gates? There was so much to appreciate in each scene of this memorable movie. It wasn't only the all-star cast that deserved kudos - the acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg, concocted robotic dinosaurs, hold-your-breath special effects and real-life moral drama. So what are you waiting for? Take the quiz now and remember the very best parts of the movie.It's just a click away. The Velociraptor, Brontosaurus and T. Rex are waiting.
About HowStuffWorks Play
How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!
Get smarter every day! Subscribe & get 1 quiz every week.
Playing quizzes is free! We send trivia questions and personality tests every week to your inbox. By
clicking "Sign Up" you are agreeing to our
years old or over.