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King Vidor: Quiz


Question 1: In the same year, he made the classic Show People, the last silent film of ________, a comedy about the film industry in which Vidor had a cameo as himself.
Charlie ChaplinOrson WellesMarion DaviesWilliam Randolph Hearst

Question 2: He directed the Kansas sequences in The Wizard of Oz (including "Over the Rainbow") when director Victor Fleming had to replace ________ on Gone with the Wind, but never received screen credit.
My Fair Lady (film)A Star Is Born (1954 film)The Philadelphia Story (film)George Cukor

Question 3: In 1967, Vidor researched the unsolved 1922 murder of fellow director ________ for a possible screenplay.
Roscoe ArbuckleWilliam Desmond TaylorGloria SwansonElla Margaret Gibson

Question 4: King Vidor at the ________
CDNOWAmazon.comBox Office MojoInternet Movie Database

Question 5:
  • Suzanne (born 1918) (Florence later married ________, who adopted Suzanne);
    Malcolm SargentArturo ToscaniniFritz KreislerJascha Heifetz

Question 6: Vidor entered in the ________ for the longest career as a film director: beginning in 1913 with Hurricane in Galveston and ending in 1980 with a short documentary on painting entitled The Metaphor.
Land speed recordNBA recordsGuinness World RecordsMotorcycle land speed record

Question 7: In ________ from 1915, he worked on a variety of film-related jobs before directing a feature film, The Turn in the Road, in 1919.
Western United StatesUnited StatesNew EnglandHollywood, Los Angeles, California

Question 8: His grandfather, Charles Vidor, was a refugee of the ________ who settled in Galveston in the early 1850s.
Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867Bertalan SzemereLajos KossuthHungarian Revolution of 1848

Question 9: King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an acclaimed American ________ whose career spanned nearly seven decades.
Sound designFilm editingPre-productionFilm director

Question 10: A freelance newsreel cameraman and cinema ________, he made his debut as a director in 1913 with Hurricane in Galveston.
Video projectorSlide projectorMovie projectorHolography


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