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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Rat Race

written by: leviathan2000
This quiz focuses on two hilarious movies: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "Rat Race." Enjoy!

Question 1:

Who directed "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "Rat Race," respectively?
Blake Edwards and Stephen Spielberg
Robert Aldrich and Garry Marshall
Federico Fellini and Tim Burton
Stanley Kramer and Jerry Zucker

Question 2:

Who played bank robber "Smiler" Grogan in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"?
Buster Keaton
Jack Benny
Jimmy Durante
Don Knotts

Question 3:

In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," how much money did "Smiler" hide?

Question 4:

Who played the bystanders at the scene of "Smiler" Grogan's car accident in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"?
Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, and Milton Berle
Sid Caesar, Jim Backus, Jonathan Winters, Selma Diamond, and Jerry Lewis
Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle, Norman Fell, Edie Adams, and Peter Falk
Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett, William Demarest, Andy Devine, and Carl Reiner

Question 5:

In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," what were the professions of the five people who witnessed "Smiler" Grogan's death?
edible seaweed company owner, dentist, two comedy writers, and truck driver
doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, vagabond, and secretary
business manager, stunt man, scientist, movie producer, and psychiatrist
teacher, nurse, dentist, foreman, and professional sports player

Question 6:

In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," once the witnesses have heard about the money "Smiler" has stashed, they begin their race to Santa Rosita. Unbeknownst to them, the Captain of the the Santa Rosita police department, C. G. Culpepper, has been working on "Smiler's" case and suspects that the others know where the money is. Consequently, he tracks their movements, hoping to be led to the money. Who played this cagey police captain?
Cary Grant
Spencer Tracy
E. G. Marshall
Humphrey Bogart

Question 7:

What type of aircraft do the Crumps charter to get to Santa Rosita in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"?
Lear jet
hot air balloon
World War I era biplane

Question 8:

In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," what happens at the new gas station owned by Irwin and Ray?
Lennie Pike destroys the gas station.
All of the various groups looking for the money show up at the gas station at the same time.
The gas station blows up.

Question 9:

In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," Captain Culpepper finds the money and heads to Canada.

Question 10:

After ending up in traction and being arrested for the theft of the money, Capt. Culpepper says that he will never laugh again. However, something happens in the hospital room to make him finally laugh. What happens in the hospital room at the end of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"?
Culpepper's wife leaves him.
Mrs. Marcus, the loud-mouthed, pestering mother-in-law to J. Russell Finch, slips on a banana and hurts her bottom.
Culpepper realizes he knows where there is more money hidden by "Smiler" Grogan.
The police do not charge Culpepper for taking the money.

Question 11:

The movie "Rat Race" was inspired by "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and had the same basic plot. What year did "Rat Race" come out?

Question 12:

How much money was up for grabs in the movie "Rat Race"?

Question 13:

In what city is the train station with the storage locker located in the movie "Rat Race"?
Santa Rosa, NM
Silver City, NM
Colorado City, AZ
Sun City, AZ

Question 14:

In the movie "Rat Race," there are six teams racing to find the money. Which of the following teams is incorrect?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Brecklin Meyer and Amy Smart
Jon Lovitz and Kathy Majimy
Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson
Seth Green and Vince Vieluf

Question 15:

Did the character Enrico Pollini suffer from the medical condition narcolepsy in the move "Rat Race"?

Question 16:

In the movie "Rat Race," who played the eccentric woman with the squirrels?
Kathy Bates
Gloria Allred
Kathleen Marshall
Jenica Bergere

Question 17:

What is the character Zack Mallozzi's profession in the movie "Rat Race"?
postal worker
ambulance driver
toy dealer

Question 18:

Discredited NFL referee Owen Templeton ends up driving a bus full of Mae West look-alikes in the movie "Rat Race."

Question 19:

Is it true that in the movie "Rat Race", casino owner Donald P. Sinclair placed a bet on who, among the high rollers, would throw up first on the airplane?

Question 20:

Which musical act performed at the charity event at the end of the movie "Rat Race"?
Better Than Ezra
Hot Chocolate
The Four Tops


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