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The Perils of Pauline (1914 serial): Quiz


Question 1: Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a ________, although some analyses hold that her character was more resourceful and less helpless than the classic damsel stereotype.
Fairy taleGothic fictionDamsel in distressSerial film

Question 2: In 2008, The Perils of Pauline was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the ________ as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
United States CapitolLibrary of CongressUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Congress

Question 3: One of the more famous scenes in the serial was filmed on the curved Ingham Run trestle in ________ on the Reading Company's New Hope Branch (now the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad line).
Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaDoylestown, PennsylvaniaTinicum Township, Bucks County, PennsylvaniaNew Hope, Pennsylvania

Question 4: The term "________" may have originated with the series, owing to a number of episodes filmed on or around the New Jersey Palisades.
Soap operaCliffhangerOne Thousand and One NightsTwin Peaks

Question 5: She is menaced by assorted villains, including ________ and Native Americans.
Barbary corsairsKurtońülu Muslihiddin ReisPiracyHayreddin Barbarossa

Question 6: Pathé, the theatrical distributor, exported the film to ________, where it was recut and adapted for home-movie use.
United KingdomFranceCanadaItaly

Question 7: Neither Pauline nor its successor, The Exploits of Elaine, used the so-called "________" format in which a serial episode ends with an unresolved danger that is addressed at the beginning of the next installment.
Twin PeaksSoap operaCliffhangerOne Thousand and One Nights

Question 8: The Perils of Pauline at the ________
CDNOWAmazon.comInternet Movie DatabaseBox Office Mojo

Question 9: The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring ________ as the title character.
Pearl WhiteThe Fatal RingThe Lightning RaiderParis

Question 10: ________ was involved in plot development.
Marion DaviesFranklin D. RooseveltWilliam Randolph HearstWilliam Jennings Bryan


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