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John Williams Quiz

The John Williams Quiz.

The art of cinema has become one of the defining elements of expression in contemporary times. Since the Hollywood machine has become an absolute juggernaut of an industry, movies are entwined with pop culture as a singular thread that defines the pattern it is a part of. Multiple movies are so prolific that they have helped to define the cultural landscape of the ages they released in. What has helped cinema stand out when compared to other art forms is how it incorporates elements from multiple different aesthetic fields to produce a single controlled artistic statement.

There is, of course the visual element of the cinematography of a movie. Beyond that, there is the written element of the script and dialogue. But rounding the entire package out is the auditory element of a film. Even in the age of silent movies there were scores released to compliment the visuals of the film. Once synchronized audio came out, scores and dialogue could be perfectly packaged as a part of the movie. The score became a critical element to evoking emotion to filmmakers. Few other writers of cinema scores can claim to stand on the same level as John Williams.

Even if his name is not immediately familiar, I’m certain you know at least one of his legendary movie tunes. He was the king of the blockbuster theme. With a musical background and a flair for the dramatic, Williams was able to condense entire movie experiences into breath-taking themes. He became a pop culture icon for a job that was not particularly appreciated before his time.

How much do you know about this legendary composer? Take our John Williams Quiz to find out.

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What nation does John Williams originally hail from?
The U.K.
The U.S.A.
Sweden
New Zealand

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For how many Academy awards has Williams been nominated in the span of his career?
28
36
41
52

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Who is the only person in history with more Academy Award nominations than John Williams?
Maggie Smith
Harrison Ford
Walt Disney
Steven Spielberg

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Williams' score to what 1977 film earned such great acclaim that the American Film Institute has called it the greatest score of all time in 2005?
Star Wars
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Dolemite
Excalibur

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How many Grammy's has Williams won in his time?
25
31
38
45

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For which of the following famous film series did Williams write the scores for the first three movies?
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Star Trek
Harry Potter
Toy Story
Rocky

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Williams wrote the scores for E.T. and Schindler's List. What is the name of the director of these films who commonly works with Williams?
Stanley Kubrick
Ron Howard
Steven Spielberg
George Lucas

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What 1975 thriller movie did Williams write the iconic score of?
The Birds
Halloween
Psycho
Jaws

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How many Academy Awards did John Williams win in his time?
One
Three
Five
Eight

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Williams wrote the theme and opening fanfare for what year's Summer Olympics?
1972
1976
1980
1984

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What is the name of the famous main theme to the Indiana Jones series which Williams wrote?
"The Hero's Journey"
"The Raiders March"
"Off for Treasure"
"Taste of Adventure"

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Williams wrote the theme for what television station's weekly American Football broadcast?
N.B.C.
Fox
C.B.S.
A.B.C.

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Which of the following films was a 1993 smash-hit blockbuster directed by Spielberg that Williams wrote the iconic score to?
Toy Story
Spider-Man
Jurassic Park
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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What 1978 superhero movie did John Williams write the iconic score for?
Superman
Batman
Spider-Man
Iron Man

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When adjusted for inflation, of the 25 highest grossing U.S. Box Office films of all time, how many of them did Williams write scores for?
5
8
12
15

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