Don't Dream It, Be It: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Quiz

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Don't Dream It, Be It: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Quiz
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When it hit theaters in 1975, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" bombed. But don't judge a book by its cover. See how much you know about what became a cult classic. We see you're shivering with antici ... pation.
What ever became of Rocky's gold hot pants?
they're part of the SPiN memorabilia collection
they're part of the Planet Hollywood memorabilia collection
they're part of the Hard Rock memorabilia collection
they're part of the Cracker Barrel memorabilia collection
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Wrong Answer

Peter Hinwood sold them through an auction house in 1994, and now Rocky's gold hot pants are part of the Hard Rock memorabilia collection.

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Whose lips famously appear in the movie's opening credits?
Patricia Quinn
Nell Campbell
Susan Sarandon
Kimi Wong
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Wrong Answer

Patricia Quinn's lips appear in the movie's opening credits (but Quinn isn't the one singing the song).

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Whose lips famously appear on the movie poster?
Patricia Quinn
Lorelei Shark
Susan Sarandon
Kimi Wong
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Wrong Answer

Model Lorelei Shark's lips appeared on the movie poster.

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What's on the radio in Brad's car?
the Dr. Demento Show
the Wolfman Jack Show
radio mystery theater
Richard Nixon's resignation speech
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Wrong Answer

Before breaking down, Brad and Janet are listening to Richard Nixon's resignation speech.

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What newspaper does Janet have with her?
Chicago Tribune
The New York Times
The Plain Dealer
Wall Street Journal
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Wrong Answer

Janet is carrying a copy of The Plain Dealer with her.

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Who is the narrator of this story?
Dr. Frank N Furter
Rocky Horror
The Criminologist
Vincent Price
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Wrong Answer

"The Criminologist," played by Charles Gray, is the narrator of this story.

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Which Rolling Stone wanted to play the Dr. Frank N Furter movie role?
Charlie Watts
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Ronnie Wood
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Wrong Answer

Mick Jagger is said to have wanted the Dr. Frank N Furter role.

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Who, in addition to Barry Bostwick, auditioned for the role of Brad?
Chevy Chase
Elliot Gould
Steve Martin
Tim Matheson
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Wrong Answer

Steve Martin auditioned for the role of Brad.

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Before he was in "Rocky Horror," what role did Barry Bostwick have in the Broadway version of "Grease"?
Danny Zuko
Kenickie Murdoch
Vince Fontaine
Tom Chisum
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Wrong Answer

Before his role in "Rocky Horror," Barry Bostwick played Danny Zuko in the Broadway version of "Grease."

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What happened at the Waverly Theater in New York City's Greenwich Village on April Fool's Day 1976?
the first audience participation
the first midnight showing of "Rocky Horror"
the first night of the stage production
the premiere of "The Brad and Janet Show"
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Wrong Answer

The first midnight showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" took place at the Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village on April Fool's Day in 1976.

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Who was accused of being an imposter and thrown out of a midnight showing at the Waverly Theater?
Barry Bostwick
Tim Curry
Richard O'Brien
Susan Sarandon
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Wrong Answer

Tim Curry was accused of being an imposter, despite having called ahead, and was kicked out of a midnight showing at the Waverly Theater.

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Which classic film is not mentioned in the opening song "Science Fiction, Double Feature?"
"Glen or Glenda"
"Forbidden Planet"
"Doctor X"
"King Kong"
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Wrong Answer

"Doctor X," "Forbidden Planet" and "King Kong," among several others, are mentioned in "Science Fiction, Double Feature." "Glen or Glenda," from 1953, is not.

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It's just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. And then, what?
put your hands on your hips
you bring your knees in tight
that really drives you insane
you're spaced out on sensation
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Wrong Answer

Then, you put your hands on your hips. Say, do any of you guys know how to Madison?

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Who was an influence on Dr. Frank N Furter's voice?
Queen Elizabeth II
Patricia Curry
both
neither
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According to Tim Curry, he made the Frank N Furter voice a bit like Queen Elizabeth II and a bit like his mother, Patricia Curry.

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Which isn't a prop used in audience participation?
plastic forks
rice
toast
rubber gloves
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Wrong Answer

Audience participation includes rice, rubber gloves and toast (whether it's buttered or not is controversial). But not plastic forks.

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What is hidden beneath Frank-N-Furter’s throne?
a camera
a trapdoor
a sleeping cat
an Easter egg
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A literal Easter egg is hidden under the throne. How did this come to be? The story goes there was a real Easter egg hunt on the set, and some eggs can be seen in the movie.

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What convention is meeting at the castle?
the Annual Slovenian Convention
the Annual Slovakian Convention
the Annual Transvestite Convention
the Annual Transylvanian Convention
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Wrong Answer

"Frank N Furter" was hosting the Annual Transylvanian Convention.

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Which item is not on the grocery list in the lab?
bread
sugar
peanut butter
two hypodermics
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The grocery list, written on the lab wall, includes flour, eggs, bread, sugar and two hypodermics.

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What does the tattoo on Dr. Frank N Furter's upper right arm say?
4711
BOSS
MOM
ROCKY
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Wrong Answer

The tattoo on his upper right arm says "BOSS."

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Does Brad have any tattoos?
yes
no
yes, but it's very, very, very, very, small
certainly not!
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Wrong Answer

As he explains, "Certainly not!"

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What part of his body is Rocky missing?
his eyebrows
his little finger
his nipples
his belly button
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Wrong Answer

Because he was made and not born, Rocky didn't have an umbilical cord -- and no umbilical cord means no navel.

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Where does Dr. Frank N Furter tell Brad and Janet he's from?
Denton, Ohio
outerspace
Planet Schmanet
Transexual, Transylvania
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Wrong Answer

Frank, he'll tell you in Sweet Transvestite, is from Transexual, Transylvania.

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What record does "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" hold?
longest-running in theaters
longest-running off-Broadway
longest-running on Broadway
longest-running on TV
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All those late-night showings add up. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the longest-running theatrical film.

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Which member of the cast wrote the original musical, called "The Rocky Horror Show"?
Little Nell (Columbia)
Patricia Quinn (Magenta)
Charles Gray (The Criminologist)
Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff)
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Richard O'Brien wrote the original musical and co-wrote the screenplay for the film version.

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If you're in the audience, what should you do when Brad yells "Great Scott!"
throw toast
throw a roll of toilet paper
throw rice
throw confetti
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Wrong Answer

When Brad yells "Great Scott!," participating moviegoers throw a roll of (Scott) toilet paper.

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Whose performance -- dialogue and singing -- was dubbed over with a different voice?
Peter Hinwood (Rocky Horror)
Meat Loaf (Eddie)
Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff)
Barry Bostwick (Brad)
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Wrong Answer

It's said because Peter Hinwood, who played Rocky Horror, couldn't stay in key, his songs were dubbed (and we hear singer Trevor White). In the end, his dialogue was dubbed, as well.

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How many days does it take Frank N Furter to make you a man?
one
three
five
seven
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Wrong Answer

In just seven days, Frank N Furter can make you a man. Dig it if you can.

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What kind of device does Dr. Scott imagine the sonic transducer is?
a type of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device
a type of bomb
a type of overthruster
evil, by way of the Eighth Dimension
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Dr. Scott supposes that the sonic transducer is a type of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device.

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What does Frank N Furter use the sonic transducer for?
to freeze Rocky
to freeze Riff Raff
to freeze Magenta and Columbia
to freeze Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott
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Frank N Furter immobilizes Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott with the sonic transducer.

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What is the machine called that Magenta uses to transform Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott into naked statues?
the Alpha-Omega
De-Evolution
Medusa
The Noisy Cricket
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Magenta turns Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott into stone statues with Medusa.

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What does Riff Raff's laser shoot?
a beam of infrared radiation
a beam of pure anti-matter
a beam of ultraviolet light
a photon beam
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Wrong Answer

His laser can shoot a beam of pure anti-matter.

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Who, in the end, is an alien?
Frank N Furter
Magenta
Riff Raff
all of them
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Wrong Answer

Riff Raff reveals he, Magenta and Frank N Furter are aliens.

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Which of these films was not shot at the same house that was used as Frank N Furter's castle?
"The Brides of Dracula"
"The House in Nightmare Park"
"The Man in Black"
"Men in Black"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Men in Black" was not shot at Oakley Court, the name of the Victorian mansion that starred as Frank N Furter's castle.

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Which is the (semi-) sequel to "Rocky Horror"?
"Planet, Schmanet, Janet"
"Shock Treatment"
"The Brad and Janet Show"
"The Rocky Horror Show"
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Wrong Answer

"Shock Treatment," which premiered in 1981, is more of a follow-up on Brad and Janet than a true sequel. Rocky Horror alums Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Little Nell all returned.

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What was "Rocky Horror" selected for by the Library of Congress, in 2005?
the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
the Kennedy Center Honors
the Kluge prize, for criticism in the arts and humanities
preservation in the National Film Registry
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"Rocky Horror" was chosen for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry in 2005.

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