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Fictional Teachers

written by: Eve
 
This quiz focuses on teachers in movies and literature. How many of them can you identify?

Question 1:


The movie “To Sir, with Love” stars Sidney Poitier as a teacher confronted with a class of arrogant and provocative students. In what city is the movie set?
London
Liverpool
San Francisco
New York City

Question 2:


What fictional teacher, portrayed by Robin Williams, told his students that, if they felt daring, they could call him "O Captain! My Captain!"?
Jaime Escalante
John Keating
Mark Thackeray
George Feeny

Question 3:


This movie tells the story of a former U.S. Marine who becomes a teacher nicknamed "white bread" by her minority students.
Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Minds
Finding Forrester
Freedom Writers

Question 4:


In what novel does Charles Dickens depict Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, the teacher who teaches his students "nothing but facts"?
Hard Times
Bleak House
Great Expectations
Dombey and Son

Question 5:


"Now tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin reading with a fresh mind" are words Miss Caroline addresses to Jean Louise, the narrator of this novel.
North and South
The Millstone
Jerusalem the Golden
To Kill a Mockingbird

Question 6:


What 2007 movie, based on a true story, ends with a note that Erin Gruwell successfully brought many of her students to graduation and college?
Freedom Writers
The Ron Clark Story
Dangerous Minds
The Diary of Anne Frank

Question 7:


Name the Gus Van Sant movie in which Robert Crawford, a haughty literature professor, accuses Jamal Wallace of plagiarism.
Finding Forrester
Dead Poets Society
Beautiful Mind
Good Will Hunting

Question 8:


The movie "Stand and Deliver" is centered around Jaime A. Escalante, who gave up a steady well-paid job to become a dedicated teacher in a school where rebellion runs. What subject did Mr. Escalante teach?
physics
biology
mathematics
chemistry

Question 9:


Which of these actors has played both a disruptive student and an inspiring teacher?
Richard Harris
Sidney Poitier
Sean Connery
Hugh Grant

Question 10:


Which of these films does not tell the story of a real life teacher?
The Ron Clark Story
Stand and Deliver
The Principal
Dangerous Minds

 


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