The 'Matrix' Trilogy Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

The 'Matrix' Trilogy Quiz
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About This Quiz

The adventures of Neo take him in and out of reality and illusion. How much do know about "The Matrix" trilogy?
In what year did the first "Matrix" movie hit theaters?
1999
It pulled in around $460 million at the box office.
2001
2002

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Who wrote "The Matrix?"
Bill Pope
Joel Silver
The Wachowski Brothers
Larry and Andrew are both now openly transgender women who go by the names Lana and Lilly; they also directed the movie.

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Why didn't the studio want the Wachowskis to direct the first "Matrix" movie?
They wanted too much money for the film's budget.
They had no experience.
To prove their skills, they created a thriller called "Bound," which received positive reviews.
They were rumored to be homosexuals.

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"The Matrix" was originally supposed to be realized in which format?
TV series
comic book
The Wachowski brothers had previously written comics for Marvel.
novel

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What is Thomas Anderson's occupation before his adventures begin?
Software programmer
But he also does a lot of illegal hacking on the side.
IT help desk
Hardware designer

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Which pill does Anderson take?
red pill
The drug opens his mind to reality and leads to his transformation into Neo.
blue pill
green pill

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In "The Matrix Reloaded," the Oracle tells Neo that to get to the Source of the Matrix, he must first find what?
Himself
Trinity
The Keymaker
The Keymaker turns out to be a computer program visually represented by an elderly man.

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Where was "The Matrix" filmed?
Chicago, Illinois
Sydney, Australia
Lower taxes were a major factor in determining the shooting location.
London, England

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The Oracle gives what baked good to Neo?
bread
cinnamon roll
cookie
She offers him candy at one point, too; he refuses it

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What was the budget for the first "Matrix" film?
about $30 million
about $60 million
For an untested pair of directors, it was a lot of money to play with.
about $80 million

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What was the approximate budget for "The Matrix Reloaded"?
about $150 million
The success of the first movie gave the studio confidence that the money would be a good investment; the movie earned more than $740 million.
about $90 million
about $220 million

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Seraph is the guardian of which character?
Keymaker
Oracle
You have to get through him in order to see the Oracle.
Trinity

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After "The Matrix Reloaded," was released, how long did it take for the studio to launch "The Matrix Revolutions?"
Three years
Two years
Six months
Fans didn't have to wait long to see how the trilogy played out.

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In "The Matrix Reloaded," the Merovingian is also known as what?
Seraph
The Frenchman
The Merovingian holds the Keymaker captive.
The Keymaker

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Which actor turned down the part of Neo?
George Clooney
Brad Pitt
Will Smith
Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and other big names were also considered for the role.

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Who turned down the part of Morpheus?
Tom Hanks
Sean Connery
Instead, the famous role went to Laurence Fishburne, who knocked it out of the park.
Bruce Willis

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Why did Will Smith later say he turned down the role of Neo?
He wanted better roles.
He wasn't mature enough.
He also said that he though he would have messed up the movie if he had taken the gig.
He thought the script was too weird.

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Over how much time does the first "Matrix" film span?
a year and a half
Over the course of that time, Neo goes from office drone to ultimate hero.
four years
eight months

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In Greek mythology, Morpheus is what kind of god?
the God of Illusions
the God of Dreams
Every part of "The Matrix" is grounded in some sort of symbolism.
the God of Reality

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How many Oscar awards did "The Matrix" win?
one
four
It faced off with "The Phantom Menace" and won Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, as well as Best Sound Editing and Best Sound.
six

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Each scene that happens in the computer world is tinted which color by the filmmakers?
blue
violet
green
Those scenes that happen in the "real" world are tinted blue.

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In one of the final fight scenes of the trilogy, the rain drops are also what?
electrical impulses
bullets
computer code
The code symbolizes the unraveling of the Matrix.

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Why was Keanu Reeves in a neck brace while training for "The Matrix?"
He fell down a flight of stairs.
He had neck surgery.
The brace slowed him down but didn't stop him from mastering Neo's skills.
He hurt himself during martial arts training.

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Why did the directors want to shoot exterior scenes in Oakland, Calif., during the winter instead of summer?
Summer is just too hot in Southern California.
to make sure there was no plant life
The bleak world needed to be as bleak as possible.
to make sure there was cold air (so you'd see the actors' breaths)

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How much money did the first scene of "The Matrix" cost?
$1 million.
$10 million.
The Wachowskis leveraged the scene's awesomeness to ask for more money to make the rest of the film.
$2 million

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Why does Keanu Reeves thumb his nose before a fight scene with Morpheus?
to honor Bruce Lee
Reeves made up this part on his own; the late kung fu master Bruce Lee often performed a similar gesture.
as a way of telling off people who didn't think he deserved the role
He was fighting a horrible cold.

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How long did the primary actors have to train for fight scenes?
nearly a year
four months
The Wachowskis wanted all of the lead actors to do the work, not stunt doubles.
10 weeks

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How many automobiles did the film crew wreck during shooting?
30
300
Luckily for the film's budget, GM donated the cars.
80

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How long did it take to film the highway chase scene in "The Matrix Reloaded?"
three hours
three weeks
three months
An incredible amount of work went into this single scene.

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What percentage of the three-minute lobby gunfight in "The Matrix" was computer-generated, as opposed to real effects?
about 50%
about 80%
zero
It took a week and a half to film the scene using old-school technology instead of computer graphics.

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You Got:
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