The Bond ... James Bond Quiz

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The Bond ... James Bond Quiz
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James Bond is about as iconic as a movie (and book) character can be. Grab your exploding pen and let's see how you do on the ultimate Bond quiz. You might earn your license to kill.
How many actors have played James Bond on screen?
seven
six
eight
Counting a lone television appearance, there have been eight actors that suited up for the role of Bond.

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Who was the last director to work with Sean Connery as James Bond?
Guy Hamilton
William Friedkin
Irvin Kershner
Probably best known for directing what is widely regarded as the best Star Wars movie, "The Empire Strikes Back," Irvin Kershner also directed Connery in his return to the Bond role in 1983's "Never Say Never Again."

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True or False: "From Russia With Love" was the first Bond movie to be released in theaters.
True
False
Close, but "Russia" was second to "Dr. No."

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In "Live and Let Die," the stuntman for Roger Moore broke a world record jumping what?
a car
a boat
The classic boat chase in "Live and Let Die" is highlighted by a world-record-breaking jump.
a motorcycle

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What Bond movie was the basis for the very popular Nintendo 64 first-person player game?
"Goldeneye"
Nintendo hit the jackpot with the video game "Goldeneye," regarded as one of the great first-person shooters.
"License to Kill"
"Moonraker"

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For which Bond movie did Duran Duran perform the theme song?
"The Living Daylights"
"Octopussy"
"A View to a Kill"
Duran Duran performed the theme to 1985's "A View to a Kill." Dance into the fire!

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True or False: Bond creator, author Ian Fleming, was a jet-setting womanizer just like the character he created.
True
Some people believe Fleming was his own inspiration for the Bond character.
False

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In "Octopussy," what does Roger Moore's Bond do when he comes face to face with a jungle tiger?
scales a palm tree
tells it to sit
In one of the more unfortunate Roger Moore comedy bits, he tells a tiger to sit, and the tiger complies.
wrestles the beast

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Which actor was the oldest when he made his Bond debut?
Roger Moore
Moore was the oldest Bond when he debuted in "Live and Let Die" at 45.
Sean Connery
George Lazenby

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What did Roger Moore refuse to do in all of his Bond movies, leaving that work to his stuntmen?
run
Roger Moore always felt and looked awkward when he ran, so that's a stuntman you're looking at in the Moore movies.
throw a punch
drive a car

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Who, or what, is "M" in the Bond franchise?
the name of Bond's former partner
the name of Bond's superior
not a name at all, but a job title
Many people think that M is the name of Bond's immediate superior. It's actually the title associated with that job.

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What unfortunate sound effect was added to the scene in "Octopussy" in which Bond swings from a vine in the jungle?
slide whistle
Tarzan yell
"Octopussy" was known for some of its overt slapstick comedy. The Tarzan jungle yell is chief among the offenses.
a monkey screaming

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Who was the first "Bond girl" to appear on the big screen?
Honor Blackman
Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress famously made her debut as the first Bond girl as Honey Ryder in "Dr. No."
Daniela Bianchi

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Who turned down the Bond role in the very beginning of the film franchise?
David Niven
Rock Hudson
Cary Grant
Grant was a friend of Bond producer Cubby Broccoli, but he still turned down the initial Bond role.

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What unique physical feature did Bond villain Dr. No have?
a bionic eye
a third nipple
mechanical hands
Dr. No had mechanical hands. It was Francisco Scaramanga of "Man with the Golden Gun" who had the third nipple.

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Which Bond villain was known for throwing his deadly bowler hat at his enemies?
Blofeld
Oddjob
There have been plenty of great Bond villains, but only Oddjob threw his deadly bowler hat.
Jaws

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In what movie did the villain Jaws speak his only words?
"Moonraker"
In "Moonraker," actor Richard Kiel uttered his only line, "well, here's to us" while toasting his girlfriend.
"The Spy Who Loved Me"
"Live and Let Die"

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What does Sean Connery wear in each of his Bond movies?
a neck scarf
a toupee
Sean Connery has always been a little challenged in the hair department, so he sports a toupee in the Bond movies.
gold cufflinks

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What movie does Sean Connery list as his favorite in the Bond series?
"For Your Eyes Only"
"Goldeneye"
"From Russia With Love"
Connery picked one of his own as his favorite, "From Russia With Love."

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True or False: Maud Adams played the Bond girl role in Sean Connery's 1983 comeback "Never Say Never Again."
True
False
Maud Adams played Octopussy in that same year, but it was Kim Basinger who played Bond girl Domino Petachi.

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What actor, who would later play Bond, first turned down a chance to audition in 1964 because he felt he was too young?
Timothy Dalton
Dalton was the actor who, at 24, felt he was to young to play Bond.
Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan

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The financial woes of what movie studio have delayed the production of the 23rd Bond film?
20th Century Fox
Paramount
MGM
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has put the brakes on the 23rd Bond film until the studio solves some of its financial issues.

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Appearing in six official Bond films, the villain Blofeld is the head of what criminal organization?
SPECTRE
KAOS and CONTROL are both from the Bond spoof TV series "Get Smart." Blofeld headed up SPECTRE.
KAOS
CONTROL

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What was the last James Bond movie to win an Academy Award?
"Live and Let Die"
"Goldeneye"
"Skyfall"
Bond had a couple of Oscar wins for 2012's "Skyfall": The film received an Academy Award for Sound Editing and another for Original Song.

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How many times has a Bond film been nominated for an Academy Award?
seven
three
14
There have been fourteen Oscar nominations for Bond films over the years.

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What was the only Bond theme song to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts?
Carly Simon's "Nobody Does it Better"
Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill"
Once again, you can dance into the fire with Duran Duran on this one.
Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die"

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Who performed the Bond song from 2008's "Quantum of Solace"?
Garbage
Lady Gaga
Jack White and Alicia Keys
Lady Gaga can offer you a quantum of solace, but that doesn't mean she sang the theme song. This one belongs to Jack White and Alicia Keys.

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What singer performed more Bond theme songs than any other artist?
Nancy Sinatra
Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey performed a total of three Bond theme songs.
Gladys Knight

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What was the first Bond novel to be published?
"From Russia with Love"
"Dr. No"
"Casino Royale"
Even though "Dr. No" was the first film released, it was "Casino Royale" that got the book franchise going.

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What TV spy series did Bond creator Ian Fleming have a hand in creating?
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Fleming wrote the children's novel "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and helped create the TV show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
"Get Smart"
"The Saint"

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