How Much Do You Know About Famous Big-Screen Action Heroes?

By: John Miller

How Much Do You Know About Famous Big-Screen Action Heroes?
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Hollywood cranks out action films by the hundreds, but only a few characters are truly memorable. How much do you know about the most famous action heroes on the big screen?
Which action star is sometimes simply called "007"?
John McClane
James Bond
Numerous men have played the role of a famous spy named James Bond. But no matter the actor, all of them are at some point called "007," Bond's code number.
Indiana Jones

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What is one of Wolverine's superpowers?
He can see through buildings.
He can eat 100 hot dogs.
Super healing
Wolverine is a tough, clawed character with amazing healing abilities. He regenerates tissues so quickly that he can take an incredible amount of abuse.

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Who is the X-Wing pilot who blasts the Death Star in "Star Wars"?
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
In "Star Wars," Luke learns to set aside his fears and trust his instincts ... and then he pulls the trigger. Moments later, the Death Star ends in a huge explosion.
Anakin Skywalker

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Which action hero has a vulnerability to kryptonite?
Mr. X
Superman
Superman is nearly invincible. But he has a well-known vulnerability to kryptonite, and his enemies aren't afraid to leverage that weakness against him.
Catwoman

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Which tough guy character first appeared in a novel called "First Blood" before shooting up the big screen?
Travis Bickle
Elwood Blues
John Rambo
John Rambo is the protaganist of "First Blood." Sylvester Stallone made the character famous in a series of popular "Rambo" movies.

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Who splatters terrifying extraterrestrials by the dozens in "Alien"?
Batwoman
Ellen Ripley
Sigourney Weaver turned in a performance for the ages in "Alien," as a soldier named Ellen Ripley. Ellen is at first horrified by the aliens she's battling, but in the end, she'll show them no mercy.
Scarlett O'Hara

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Who is "The One" in "The Matrix"?
Bob
Neo
In the twisted digital world of "The Matrix," Neo penetrates the veil of illusion around his life and controls his fear. In doing so, he also saves the world.
Chad

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Which costumed hero is sometimes called the "Caped Crusader"?
Superman
Batman
Batman is the Caped Crusader, the savior of Gotham City. Without him, the Joker would run wild.
Spider-Man

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Actress Milla Jovovich plays the part of which action heroine in "The Fifth Element"?
Lotta
Leeloo
Jovovich is Leeloo, who sets off on a mission to help take down the evil Mr. Zorg. Her communication skills, however, may pose a problem.
Leia

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Who is the menacing star of "A Fistful of Dollars"?
The Man With No Face
The Man With No Name
Clint Eastwood's breakout role as The Man With No Name made him a star in the Western genre. His character is a dark, forbidding hero.
The Man With No Manhood

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William Wallace is a fierce Scottish warrior in which wrenching war movie?
"Braveheart"
Mel Gibson puts his crazy eyes to good use as William Wallace in "Braveheart." You'll have to decide for yourself whether freedom is worth evisceration.
"Frozen"
"Up"

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What's the name of a blue-collar wannabe boxer who gets a chance at the heavyweight title?
Rudy
Rocky
Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" and insisted on the starring role, too. He got the part and made Rocky Balboa an unforgettable movie sports star.
Randy

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Who is the crafty heroine of the "Tomb Raider" movies?
Princess Leia
Lara Croft
She's both smart and beautiful, and Lara Croft is also brave -- she's the woman who's willing to crawl through tombs in "Tomb Raider."
Sarah Connor

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Ethan Hunt is the clever and seemingly invincible star of the _____ movies.
Mission: Impossible
Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is the indomitable action hero in the "Mission: Impossible" movies. He experiences physical trauma that should probably have killed him years ago.
Bourne
Indiana Jones

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Who fights terrorists in a high-rise building in "Die Hard"?
John McClane
Bruce Willis smirks his way through "Die Hard" as John McClane, the renegade cop famous for uttering an unmentionable catchphrase as he blasts bad guys galore.
Alex Keaton
Josh Jones

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Who is the woman who sacrificed everything for her son in the "Terminator" movies?
Laurie Strode
Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor starts off as a pretty helpless character in "Terminator." But by the final film, she's evolved into a mother who will do anything to save her son.
Susan Vance

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Who eats monkey brain soup in a movie called "Temple of Doom"?
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones is no stranger to bizarre and twisted situations as he adventures across the world. But the monkey brain soup scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," is one of the grossest and most hilarious scenes in his movie series.
Han Solo
Jack Ryan

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In "Fight Club," who is the character who's also called The Narrator?
Ethan Edwards
Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden is The Narrator in "Fight Club." Whoops, we already forgot the first rule of Fight Club.
Gordon Gekko

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She spends much of her time slaying vampires. She is _____.
Buffy
Sarah Michelle Gellar shot to fame as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She strides fearlessly into bloody confrontations that would shock and horrify most action heroes.
Stuffy
Puffy

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Who is the courageous character who stands up to a killer named Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"?
Annie Hall
Margo Channing
Clarice Starling
Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, is the wide-eyed investigator ensnared in Lecter's evil plans. But she somehow manages to survive his homicidal urges.

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Who leads his men to their deaths against the Persian hordes in "300"?
Queen Elizabeth
King David
King Leonidas
King Leonidas was the real-life king of Sparta who came to life in "300." He and his muscular, oiled-up men do their best to fend off the Persians, but they wind up making the ultimate sacrifice.

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Which cocky hero drives a super-fast spaceship called the Millennium Falcon?
Robin Hood
Carl Spackler
Han Solo
Han Solo is the swaggering hero who smuggles goods using his fast ship, the Millennium Falcon, in "Star Wars." But he actually turns out to be a pretty good guy.

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Iron Man gets his amazing powers from which tool?
A witch's spell
A special suit
Billionaire Tony Stark has the money to make an incredible armored suit that gives him incredible powers. The question is, will he always use those powers for good, or evil?
A magical necklace

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Who somehow survives an onslaught of carnage by Michael Myers in "Halloween"?
Sarah Connor
Laurie Strode
Jamie Lee Curtis became a star thanks in large part to her role as Laurie in "Halloween," a low-budget action/horror film. She scrambles around through numerous scenes but somehow evades a horrific death.
Ellen Ripley

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Who is the human/vampire hybrid heroine in "Underworld"?
Selene
Selene, played by Kate Beckinsdale, is the human/vampire cross who is really, really good at killing. But she realizes that the human side of her may have a larger say in her destiny.
Margaret
Lisa

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Which action hero relies heavily on a round shield for protection?
Captain America
Captain America is the beefy hero clad all in red, white and blue. His iconic shield serves a dual role as a weapon and defense against blows.
Lieutenant Russia
Private Canada

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Who is the "Warrior Princess"?
Xena
Lucy Lawless is famous for her role in "Xena: The Warrior Princess." Xena sets out to right her wrongs by battling evil the world over.
Lena
Amy

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Who boldly goes where no one has gone before?
Darth Vader
Captain Kirk
In "Star Trek," Captain James T. Kirk is the leader of the Enterprise. He boldly goes where no Federation ships have gone before.
Han Solo

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____ sets off to revenge the death of her unborn child in "Kill Bill: Volume 1."
The Supermodel
The Bride
Uma Thurman is The Bride, a woman betrayed by her former lover. She sets out on a quest of revenge in memory of her late unborn child.
The Dolt

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Who must survive the horrifying Hunger Games and lead her people to freedom?
Catwoman
Princess Leia
Katniss Everdeen
Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself for the Hunger Games, knowing that she'll likely die. In the end, she escapes the games and triumphantly frees a downtrodden society.

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