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Book to Movie: Oscar - Winning Adaptations

written by: Eve
This quiz focuses on famous novels adapted into successful movies.

Question 1:

This actor won an Academy Award for portraying Atticus Finch, a character from Harper Lee's only novel, who represents the ideal of a lawyer and father.
Gregory Peck
Humphrey Bogart
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Robert Duvall

Question 2:

What is the end line of Margaret Mitchel's only novel and of the self-titled Academy Award-winning movie adaptation?
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
So, you see I shall have to marry you.
After all, tomorrow is another day.
I'll go home. And I'll think of some way to get him back.

Question 3:

Winston Groom's price for the screenplay rights to his 1986 novel included a share of the profits. However, Paramount and the film’s producers refused to pay him, and to add insult to injury, Groom's name was not mentioned in any of the six Oscar-winner speeches. Name the novel and the self-titled 1994 movie.
Kramer vs. Kramer
The Silence of the Lambs
Forrest Gump
From Here to Eternity

Question 4:

This Academy Award-winning author and screenwriter is best known for his 1969 novel about the Mafia which he later co-adapted into a film directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Mario Puzo
Tony Ardizzone
James Ellroy
Salvatore Quasimodo

Question 5:

The highly successful movie "Schindler's List", directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on this historical novel by Australian author Thomas Keneally.
The Lost Ark
Schindler's Ark
Noah's Ark
The Unlikely Hero

Question 6:

Which of Peter Jackson's movies based on J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" won all the eleven Academy Awards for which it was nominated?
All of these
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Two Towers (2002)

Question 7:

Name the author of the novel "The Silence of the Lambs" which was adapted into a "Big Five" Academy Award-winning movie.
Thomas Harris
Avery Corman
James Ellroy
Robin Moore

Question 8:

Who is the narrator of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", which was adapted into a multi-Oscar winning film?
Nurse Ratched
"Chief" Bromden
Randle McMurphy
Billy Bibbit

Question 9:

What song, performed by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz", won the Academy Award for Best Original Song?
Love Is a Song
It Really Was No Miracle
Over the Rainbow
If I Only Had A Heart

Question 10:

Emma Thompson won an Academy Award for the "Sense and Sensibility" screenplay based on the novel of the same name by this famous English writer.
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte
George Eliot
Jane Austen


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