The Envelope, Please Wesley Snipes: Best Actress? Mira Sorvino's Linda Was Quite Familiar with the Sex-Trade Industry in "Mighty Aphrodite." Verybody's an Expert When It Comes to the Oscars. Well, Maybe Not an Expert, but All of Us Tend to Store Up a Lot of Knowledge about Who Walked Away with the Golden Guy, What They Said at the Podium and What They Were Wearing When They Said It. How Much Do You Know about the Academy Awards? Here's Little Quiz to Help You Find out. We Suggest Doing It during That Segment Where the Boring Man in the Nice Suit Explains the Academy's Voting Rules to the Audience. Careful -- Some of the Questions Are Tricky. Mare Winningham Carries a Tune in "Georgia." Will She Carry the Oscar Monday? Above: "Babe," Short and Sweet. Left: Elisabeth Shue as a Hooker and Nicolas Cage as a Drunk -- Two Oscar-Worthy Roles in "Leaving Las Vegas." Answers 1. C. 2. C. 3. B. 4. A. 5. a 6. C. 7. A. 8. A. 9. D. 10. C. 11. D. (the Epsteins Wrote the Screenplay for "Casablanca") 12. B. 13. a 14. B. 15. B. 16. A. 17. C. 18. C. 19. a 20. D. 21. B. 22. A. 23. D. 24. C. (John Directed and Walter Won for Supporting Actor). 25. D. "Braveheart": Men in Skirts Don't Have to Be a Drag. Oliver Stone: Armloads of Oscars

St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), March 21, 1996 | Go to article overview

The Envelope, Please Wesley Snipes: Best Actress? Mira Sorvino's Linda Was Quite Familiar with the Sex-Trade Industry in "Mighty Aphrodite." Verybody's an Expert When It Comes to the Oscars. Well, Maybe Not an Expert, but All of Us Tend to Store Up a Lot of Knowledge about Who Walked Away with the Golden Guy, What They Said at the Podium and What They Were Wearing When They Said It. How Much Do You Know about the Academy Awards? Here's Little Quiz to Help You Find out. We Suggest Doing It during That Segment Where the Boring Man in the Nice Suit Explains the Academy's Voting Rules to the Audience. Careful -- Some of the Questions Are Tricky. Mare Winningham Carries a Tune in "Georgia." Will She Carry the Oscar Monday? Above: "Babe," Short and Sweet. Left: Elisabeth Shue as a Hooker and Nicolas Cage as a Drunk -- Two Oscar-Worthy Roles in "Leaving Las Vegas." Answers 1. C. 2. C. 3. B. 4. A. 5. a 6. C. 7. A. 8. A. 9. D. 10. C. 11. D. (the Epsteins Wrote the Screenplay for "Casablanca") 12. B. 13. a 14. B. 15. B. 16. A. 17. C. 18. C. 19. a 20. D. 21. B. 22. A. 23. D. 24. C. (John Directed and Walter Won for Supporting Actor). 25. D. "Braveheart": Men in Skirts Don't Have to Be a Drag. Oliver Stone: Armloads of Oscars


1. Elisabeth Shue and Mira Sorvino are nominated for playing prostitutes. Who won in a previous year for a similar role?

A. Richard Gere in "American Gigolo"

B. Jessica Tandy in "Driving Miss Daisy"

C. Elizabeth Taylor in "Butterfield 8"

D. Paul Newman in "The Hustler"

2. Mare Winningham is nominated as a pop music singer. What actress won for playing a famous recording artist?

A. Prince for "Under a Cherry Moon"

B. Bette Midler for "The Rose"

C. Sissy Spacek for "Coal Miner's Daughter"

D. Diana Ross for "Lady Sings The Blues"

3. Which two actresses tied for the Academy Award ?

A. Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis

B. Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn

C. Julie Christie and Julie Andrews

D. Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave

4. "Braveheart" leads the Oscar field with 10 nominations. Which of these other films featuring men in skirts didn't win an Oscar?

A. "A League of Their Own"

B. "Tootsie"

C. "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

D. "Ben Hur"

5. Last year, Tom Hanks became the second person to win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars. Who was the other?

A. Spencer Tracy for "Captains Courageous" and "Boys Town"

B. Burt Lancaster for "Ben Hur" and "To Kill a Mockingbird"

C. Robert De Niro for "Tender Mercies" and "Kramer vs. Kramer"

D. James Stewart for "Philadelphia Story" and "It's A Wonderful Life"

6. Oliver Stone won the Best Director for "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July." Which film won him an Oscar for screenplay?

A. "Wall Street"

B. "The Deer Hunter"

C. "Midnight Express"

D. "JFK"

7. Who among the following composers is the top Oscar holder for film music?

A. John Williams

B. Alan and Marilyn Bergman

C. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

D. Elton John

8. Which pair of sisters have won Oscars?

A. Olivia de Haviland and Joan Fontaine

B. Meg Tilly and Jennifer Tilly

C. Audrey Landers and Judy Landers

D. Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn

9. Which of these actors did not win an Oscar for "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951?

A. Kim Hunter

B. Vivien Leigh

C. Karl Malden

D. Marlon Brando

10. What is the only sequel to win an Oscar as Best Picture?

A. "La Cage aux Folles 2"

B. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

C. "Godfather II"

D. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

11. Which of these sets of twins shares an Oscar?

A. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito

B. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

C. Walter Brennan and Eileen Brennan

D. Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

12. Which actress has been nominated for more Academy Awards than any other?

A. Cher

B. Katharine Hepburn

C. Meryl Streep

D. Bette Davis

13. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

The Envelope, Please Wesley Snipes: Best Actress? Mira Sorvino's Linda Was Quite Familiar with the Sex-Trade Industry in "Mighty Aphrodite." Verybody's an Expert When It Comes to the Oscars. Well, Maybe Not an Expert, but All of Us Tend to Store Up a Lot of Knowledge about Who Walked Away with the Golden Guy, What They Said at the Podium and What They Were Wearing When They Said It. How Much Do You Know about the Academy Awards? Here's Little Quiz to Help You Find out. We Suggest Doing It during That Segment Where the Boring Man in the Nice Suit Explains the Academy's Voting Rules to the Audience. Careful -- Some of the Questions Are Tricky. Mare Winningham Carries a Tune in "Georgia." Will She Carry the Oscar Monday? Above: "Babe," Short and Sweet. Left: Elisabeth Shue as a Hooker and Nicolas Cage as a Drunk -- Two Oscar-Worthy Roles in "Leaving Las Vegas." Answers 1. C. 2. C. 3. B. 4. A. 5. a 6. C. 7. A. 8. A. 9. D. 10. C. 11. D. (the Epsteins Wrote the Screenplay for "Casablanca") 12. B. 13. a 14. B. 15. B. 16. A. 17. C. 18. C. 19. a 20. D. 21. B. 22. A. 23. D. 24. C. (John Directed and Walter Won for Supporting Actor). 25. D. "Braveheart": Men in Skirts Don't Have to Be a Drag. Oliver Stone: Armloads of Oscars
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.