Classic Movie Quiz: What Is Your Film Noir IQ?

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Take this fun quiz and find out what your Film Noir IQ is by answering random trivia questions about the iconic genre.

 Jan 27, 2019
1 of 20What is Humphrey Bogart holding?
Humphrey Bogart, the maltese falcon, celebs, movies
Warner Bros.
The Maltese Falcon
The Wanted Hawk
The Ancient Owl
2 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Noir is French for:
3 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which Noir actor starred, co-wrote and directed, "Citizen Kane"?
Humphrey Bogart
James Cagney
Orson Welles
4 of 20Name This Noir Film!
gloria swanson, sunset boulevard, celebs, movies
Paramount Pictures
Sunset Boulevard
5 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which country's films influenced the Noir genre?
6 of 20Name This Noir Actress!
Bette Davis
Greta Garbo
Lauren Bacall
7 of 20Name This Noir Film!
dana andrews, Laura, noir film, movies
20th Century Fox
The Third Man
The Big Sleep
8 of 20Name This Noir Director!
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Orson Welles
Jack Warner
Billy Wilder
9 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which of the following Noir films was NOT filmed in black and white?
Out of the Past
10 of 20Name This Noir Film!
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United Artists
Some Like It Hot
Mildred Pierce
Double Indemnity
11 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Joan Crawford won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in:
Mildred Pierce
Sunset Boulevard
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
12 of 20Name This Noir Actor!
edward g. robinson, classic stars, celebs
Fred MacMurray
Kirk Douglas
Edward G. Robinson
13 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Films like "Dirty Harry" and "Pulp Fiction" are _______ Noir films.
14 of 20Name This Noir Actress!
veronica lake, classic stars, celebs
Joan Fontaine
Veronica Lake
Barbara Stanwyck
15 of 20Name This Noir Actor!
movies/tv, robert mitchum
Orson Welles
Robert Mitchum
Humphrey Bogart
16 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which Noir film was NOT directed by Alfred Hitchcock?
Strangers on a Train
17 of 20Name This Noir Film!
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United Artists
Out of the Past
Citizen Kane
The Night of the Hunter
18 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which Noir film did Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star together in?
The Big Sleep
In A Lonely Place
19 of 20Name This Noir Director!
Alfred Hitchcock, celebs
Alfred Hitchcock
John Huston
Orson Welles
20 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What are the last dying words of Orson's Welle's character in "Citizen Kane"?
"Forgive me."
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

The genre of Film Noir is a style of storytelling marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace often centering around tales of murder, crime, gangsters and corruption. Film Noir was coined by French critics and was born in the mid 1940s and hit a crucial peak of popularity into the early 1950s. Some of the best movies include The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Laura, Out of the Past, The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers, The Big Sleep, The Third Man and Niagra. These films featured iconic stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Gene Tierney, Veronica Lake, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer, Marilyn Monroe, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Loretta Young.