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Steve McQueen War Films of the 60's

written by: spartanman47
 
A quiz on one of my favorite actors, Steve McQueen, and two of his most famous war classics, The Great Escape and The Sand Pebbles. The younger quiz takers may need some help but the 40s and up will recall these films for sure.

Question 1:

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What was the last name of the character that Steve McQueen played in the film The Sand Pebbles?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 2:

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In The Sand Pebbles, the US river gunboat that McQueen was assigned to was actually known under what name?
USS Avenger
San Pablo
USS McKinley
Sha Pei Ra


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Question 3:

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In the film The Great Escape, there were 3 tunnels. Which of the following tunnels was discovered by the Germans first?
John
Tom
Harry
Dick


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Question 4:

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The character in The Great Escape who dug the escape tunnels (played by Charles Bronson) was actually claustrophobic since childhood.
True
False


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Question 5:

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Who was Steve McQueen's love interest in the movie The Sand Pebbles?
Polly Bergen
Faye Dunaway
Ali McGraw
Candice Bergen


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Question 6:

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What was the nautical biblical name in The Sand Pebbles that the rest of the crew, according to the captain (Richard Crenna), stuck on McQueen’s character after some ship misfortunes?



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Question 7:

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Where were the characters played by Steve McQueen, James Garner and Donald Pleasance escaping towards in The Great Escape?
Italy
Bavarian Alps
Swiss Alps
France


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Question 8:

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In The Great Escape, the characters played by Steve McQueen and James Garner, along with another American prisoner of war, gather as many turnips as they could find and distill them in their own still to make a drink for morale boosting on the 4th of July.
False
True


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Question 9:

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The character of which of these actors starring in the film The Sand Pebbles survived in the end?
Steve McQueen's
Gavin McCloud's
Richard Attenborough's
Richard Crenna's


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Question 10:

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In the film The Great Escape, the escape leader (R.Attenborough) plans the escape of 250 prisoners. However, how many did initially escape?
none escape
19
150
76


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Question 11:

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In The Sand Pebbles, the actor Mako was taken by a mob of Chinese, hung up on a bamboo cross and tortured by being slashed by knife blades in front of the US gunboat. What did he eventually cry out in Chinese in his dying moments?
Save yourselves!
Never give up!
Please shoot me!
I forgive you!


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Question 12:

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In The Great Escape, does the character played by James Coburn escape the prison camp?
Yes
No


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