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Elmer Gantry (film): Quiz


Question 1: Gantry, acting as a moralist, unwittingly invades the ________ where Lulu works, with police and media in tow and sends the prostitutes out of town.
BrothelProstitutionUnited StatesForced prostitution

Question 2: Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis and stars ________ and Jean Simmons.
Academy Award for Best ActorLaurence OlivierBurt LancasterErnest Borgnine

Question 3: ________ as Eddington, newspaper publisher
Hugh BeaumontChuck ConnorsCheyenne (1955 TV series)Dayton Lummis

Question 4: The story's use of a female evangelist bears a resemblance to true-life Sister ________.
United StatesAimee Semple McPhersonSan DiegoLos Angeles

Question 5: Falconer becomes Gantry's lover and loses her ________ to him.
GreeceGoddessVirginityUnited Kingdom

Question 6: The film won ________ for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones) and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Academy Award for Best PictureAcademy AwardAcademy Award for Best Supporting ActorAcademy Award for Best Director

Question 7: Elmer Gantry (________) is a hard-drinking, fast-talking traveling salesman with a charismatic personality.
Burt LancasterAcademy Award for Best ActorLaurence OlivierErnest Borgnine

Question 8: Elmer Gantry at the ________
Internet Movie DatabaseCDNOWBox Office

Question 9: While traveling, he's drawn to the road show of Sister Sharon Falconer (________) and is immediately attracted to the saintly revivalist.
Diana RiggJean SimmonsVanessa RedgraveAnne Bancroft

Question 10: The success of the Falconer-Gantry team is mired by Lulu Baines (________), Elmer's former girlfriend.
Claire TrevorShirley JonesShelley WintersMary Astor

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