The 'Despicable Me' Quiz

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The 'Despicable Me' Quiz
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Ace this "Despicable Me" quiz or face the shrink ray … No, no, no, we said shrink ray, not stink ray!
Which character is the villain-turned-hero in the animated feature "Despicable Me"?
Vector
Dr. Nefario
Gru
Gru is the character who becomes a villain-turned-hero in "Despicable Me." Actor Steve Carell voices the character Gru.

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What year was the movie "Despicable Me" released?
2010
"Despicable Me" was released July 9, 2010. The film grossed more than $251 million in the U.S., ranking it at No. 7 on the list of top grossing movies of 2010.
2011
2012

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Which actress plays the voice of Gru's mom in "Despicable Me"?
Kristen Wiig
Julie Andrews
Actress Julie Andrews voices Gru's mother.
Jane Fonda

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Which studio provided the animation for the 2010 feature "Despicable Me"?
Illumination Mac Guff
The Paris-based studio Illumination Mac Guff provided the animation for the film "Despicable Me," which was released by Universal Pictures.
DreamWorks
Pixar

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True or false: Gru's first name is Felonious.
true
Viewers can catch a glimpse of Gru's first name, Felonious, on his adoption application.
false

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Directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud provide the voices of which characters in "Despicable Me"?
the carnival barkers
the orphan girls
the Minions
Directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud provided the voices of most of the Minions in the movie "Despicable Me." Renaud voiced Dave the Minion, while Coffin voiced Minions Tim, Bob, Mark, Phil and Stuart.

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Which "Despicable Me" character says, "Cookie robots! I said cookie robots!"?
Gru
Gru's assistant, Dr. Nefario, mistakenly created boogie robots. This led Gru to make this exclamation.
Mr. Perkins
Vector

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Which former Nickelodeon star voices the character Margo?
Amanda Bynes
Victoria Justice
Miranda Cosgrove
Cosgrove worked for Nickelodeon for nearly nine years and once appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the highest-paid child actor per episode in 2010.

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What color are Gru's Minions?
blue
purple
yellow
Gru's Minions are yellow. The small creatures were so popular with audiences that a prequel called "Minions" was released in the summer of 2015.

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Which name does not belong to one of the orphan girls in "Despicable Me"?
Agnes
Elizabeth
The three orphan girls are named Agnes, Margo and Edith. There is no Elizabeth.
Margo

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Which character is Gru's elderly assistant?
Mr. Perkins
Fred McDade
Dr. Nefario
Dr. Nefario is Gru's elderly assistant in the movie "Despicable Me." Actor Russell Brand voices the character Dr. Nefario.

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Where do the three orphan girls live before they are adopted in the movie "Despicable Me"?
Miss Hattie's Home for Girls
The three orphan girls live at Miss Hattie's Home for Girls before they are adopted.
Mr. Perkins Home for Children
The Sunnydale Orphanage

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What does the villain Vector hide behind his lair?
a pyramid
Vector hides an Egyptian pyramid behind his lair. Actor Jason Segel voices Vector in the film.
the Eiffel Tower
the Statue of Liberty

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When was the animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" released?
2012
2013
The movie was released on July 3, 2013. The film grossed more than $83 million during its opening weekend and went on to be the third highest grossing film of 2013.
2014

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What are the orphan girls selling door-to-door at the beginning of "Despicable Me"?
candles
cookies
They are selling cookies to raise money for Miss Hattie's Home for Girls.
popcorn

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True or false: The minion language in "Despicable Me" was improvised by each minion voice actor.
true
false
The directors actually wrote a language for the Minions in "Despicable Me." Each word spoken by the Minions in the film translates to an actual word.

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What amusement park do the girls beg Gru to take them to in "Despicable Me"?
Super Silly Fun Land
Super Silly Fun Land was modeled after Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, California, which closed in 1967.
Disneyland
Six Flags

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Which character says, "Squid launcher! Oh yeah!"?
Gru
Vector
The villain Vector is showing his father his latest invention when he exclaims, "Squid launcher! Oh yeah!"
Mr. Nefarious

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What does Gru plan to steal to regain his status as supervillain in "Despicable Me"?
Stonehenge
the sun
the moon
Gru plans to steal the moon to regain his supervillain status.

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Which actress plays the voice of the villain Scarlet Overkill in the animated movie "Minions"?
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
The role marks the first time Bullock, an Oscar-winning actress, has played a villain.
Kate Hudson

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Which organization asks for Gru's help in "Despicable Me 2"?
the FBI
the CIA
the AVL
The Anti-Villain League, or AVL, recruits Gru. Gru teams up with AVL agent Lucy Wilde, voiced by actress Kristen Wiig.

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When was the animated film "Minions" released?
2014
2015
"Minions" was released on July 10, 2015. The "Despicable Me" prequel grossed more than $1.1 billion in worldwide box office sales, making it the highest grossing animated film of 2015.
2016

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In "Despicable Me 2," which villain is in hiding as the restaurant owner Eduardo Perez?
El Macho
Actor Benjamin Bratt voices Eduardo/El Macho. Javier Bardem and Al Pacino were both considered for the role before Bratt was awarded it.
El Gato
El Guapo

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Who is the president of the Bank of Evil?
Mr. Lehman
Mr. Smith
Mr. Perkins
Actor Will Arnett gained weight to play the voice of the heavyset Mr. Perkins in an effort to make his voice work more authentic.

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Which 1960s television show does not appear in the department store scene in the movie "Minions"?
"The Saint"
"Bewitched"
"Hogan's Heroes"
The television shows that appear in the "Minions" department store scene are "The Saint," "Bewitched" and "The Dating Game." The television show "Hogan's Heroes" does not appear.

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Which "Minions" character is voiced by actor Jon Hamm?
Herb Overkill
The carpet in Herb's lab was modeled after the carpet seen in the 1980 Stephen King thriller "The Shining."
Professor Flux
Walter Nelson

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True or false: Actress Kristen Wiig plays the character Miss Hattie in "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2."
true
false
Kristen Wiig plays different characters in each movie: Miss Hattie in "Despicable Me" and Lucy in "Despicable Me 2."

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What is the title of the book Gru reads to the girls in "Despicable Me"?
"Sleepy Kittens"
Gru reads the girls a bedtime story called "Sleepy Kittens." A "Sleepy Kittens" board book was actually published as a marketing tie-in two months before the release of "Despicable Me."
"Three Little Kittens"
"The Sleepy Children"

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Which character says, "He's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!"?
Margo
Edith
Agnes
During a "Despicable Me" scene, Agnes sees a stuffed unicorn and proclaims, "He's so stuffy, I'm gonna die!" Elsie Fisher, who voices Agnes, began acting at the age of 5.

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What movie are the Minions auditioning for during the end credits of "Despicable Me 2"?
"Despicable Me 3"
"Minions"
The Minions are auditioning for the 2015 animated feature "Minions."
"The Secret Life of Pets"

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