The Ultimate Rocky Movies Quiz!


By: Torrance Grey

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About This Quiz

Did you watch every "Rocky" movie ever made? If you did, you just might ace this quiz. Give it a go to find out just how much you remember of these popular movies.

Ahhh, "Rocky"... the ultimate movie about how the little guy, with a solid heart and a lot of hard work, can come out on top against all the odds. The movie pulled at the heart of every American moviegoer with this story about the American dream - work hard and you can be/do anything you want.

The initial low budget film turned into a powerhouse series of seven total films: "Rocky," "Rocky II," "Rocky III," "Rocky IV," "Rocky V," "Rocky Balboa," and "Creed," and spanned a time period of almost three decades. The first "Rocky" film was released in 1976, and the last film, "Creed," was released in 2015.

The "Rocky" franchise was spawned from one low-budget film with a budget of only $1 million and went on to earn $225 million at the box office, making it the biggest earner of 1976. The movie even won three Oscars. Sylvester Stallone himself wrote the screenplay for the film, which made him a household name.

Can you hold our own on this "Rocky" quiz? Let's find out.

What year was the first Rocky movie released?

Rocky won Best Picture for 1976.


Who wrote the screenplay for the first film?

Incredibly, Stallone is supposed to have written the script in 3 days.


What is Rocky's day job in the first film?

Rocky's soft heart gets him in trouble with his boss.


Where does Adrian, Rocky's love interest, work?

Rocky drops by a lot to flirt, but she's initially painfully shy.


How does Paulie, Adrian's brother, get her to go out with Rocky?

Paulie, an alcoholic, is given to outbursts and tactlessness throughout the series.


Why does Apollo Creed choose to fight the unknown Rocky?

Creed was proving that America is the Land of Opportunity.


Who actually wins the fight in the first film? (It's amazing how many people don't remember this).

As the exhausted boxers cling to each other late in the fight, Apollo says, "Ain't gonna be no rematch" and Rocky says, "Don't want one."


Why does Apollo decide on a rematch with Rocky?

Apollo taunts the now-retired Rocky into accepting the bout


What medical crisis does Adrian undergo in "Rocky II"?

After she awakens, she gives her blessing to the rematch with Apollo Creed.


How did Rocky come up with his nickname, "The Italian Stallion"?

The scene with the reporter illustrated how ill-trained Rocky was talking to the media.


Whom does Rocky stop briefly to visit on his way to the rematch with Apollo?

Father Carmine gives him a quick blessing from an upstairs window.


Near the beginning of Rocky III, what shocking secret does Mickey reveal?

Rocky has had ten successful title defenses by this point.


What pushes Rocky into accepting the match with Clubber Lang?

Lang also suggests what Mickey later confirms -- that Rocky has been fighting easy opponents.


Who had a cameo as "Thunderlips," the wrestler Rocky fights in a charity match?

Hogan's cameo came in montage that showed how popular and media-savvy Rocky had become since the second film.


Where do Apollo and Rocky train for the rematch with Lang?

Apollo's training incorporates more speed and strategy into Rocky's straightforward 'brawler' style


What 'favor' did Apollo ask of Rocky in return for his training?

The credits roll just after the first exchange of blows.


In "Rocky IV," who does Ivan Drago fight before Rocky?

Apollo dies as a result of the punishing bout.


What does Drago say after Apollo is rushed from the ring, severely injured?

Rocky threw in the towel, but too late to save Apollo.


Where does Rocky train for his bout with Drago?

In contrast, Drago is seen training in a state-of-the-art Soviet facility.


Which actress, popular in the 80s, played Drago's wife Ludmilla?

Not to be confused with Connie Nielsen, who is also Danish.


In "Rocky V," how does the Balboa family lose their fortune?

The family moves back to south Philly, and Adrian even goes back to work at the pet shop.


Why is Rocky able to hold onto Mickey's old gym, despite losing everything else?

Rocky re-opens the gym, leading to his new career as a trainer.


What is the name of the young fighter that Rocky trains in the fifth film?

George Washington Duke was the name of the promoter Gunn defects to.


What is Rocky's (and his son's) real first name, revealed in the 5th film?

Robert Jr. was played by Sage Stallone.


What is Paulie's hobby, seen prominently in "Rocky Balboa"?

Paulie is painting at the meat-packing plant when Rocky comes to visit, and carries a painting under his arm when he gets laid off.


What is the name of Rocky's Italian restaurant?

Rocky serves as maitre'd there and tells patrons stories from his ring days.


What name does Little Marie's son go by?

Rocky befriends Steps, who becomes part of his corner crew at the climactic fight.


What is the final shot/image in "Rocky Balboa"?

Earlier, Rocky is seen to hide a chair at the cemetery so he can sit and visit her.


In "Creed," who took Donnie in after his time in juvenile detention?

Donnie's last name is Johnson; he unwillingly changes it to Creed later.


Who plays Rocky Jr. in "Creed"?

Sage Stallone and Milo Ventimiglia played Robert Jr. in previous films.


Where does the climactic fight in "Creed" take place?

Liverpool was the hometown of Donnie's opponent, "Pretty" Ricky Conlan.


What is the outcome of the Creed-Conlan fight?

The early and late films in the series rejected Cinderella endings for bittersweet realistic ones.


Which is the only movie in the series to end with a street fight?

Rocky fights his former protege, Tommy Gunn, outside a bar.


Who directed the first "Rocky" film?

He won Best Director for the 1976 film, and returned for the fifth film.


Where do the famous "Rocky Steps" lead up to?

On about any good-weather day, you can see tourists jumping around in imitation of Rocky there.


What was the dead-broke Stallone trying to sell before he broke through with "Rocky"?

The story has a happy ending: Butkus the dog appeared in the first movie, and afterward Stallone could certainly afford his food.


How many Oscars did "Rocky" win?

Stallone was nominated again, this time as Best Supporting Actor, for the much-later "Creed."


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