When Disney bought the rights to make new Star Wars movies, part of the deal was also that they would get to make new Indiana Jones movies. According to IMDb, the studio has got Harrison Ford, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg all locked in to make a new Indy movie, but there are no firm dates on when filming will begin or when the movie will be released.
In the meantime, we still have all the classics he's been in before. We have his quest for the Ark and his quest for the Holy Grail. We have the movie where his dad showed up played by the original James Bond, Sean Connery, and the movie where his long lost son finally showed up. We've seen him fall in love and lose people and get married. We've seen a lot of this guy's life, not just his adventures to jungle kingdoms, ancient temples, and underground tombs.
Only the biggest fan of Indiana Jones would dare to go deep into the jungle of this quiz on the character and his movies. So, don a fedora and a leather jacket and toss a satchel over your shoulder and give this quiz a go!
What does Indy's dad call him?
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade introduced us to the titular adventurer's father, and the movie gave us a glimpse of what happened in Indy's upbringing that made him this way. According to Wikipedia, Steven Spielberg thought it was a no brainer to cast Sean Connery in the role of Indiana Jones' father because Connery was the original big-screen James Bond in the first movies. Indiana Jones was conceived to be the new James Bond, so of course, his father would be played by James Bond. What nickname does Indy's dad call him whenever he addresses him throughout that movie?
What is Indy's son's name?
The third Indiana Jones movie had introduced audiences to Indy's dad, so it was only natural for the next step to be introducing us to his long lost son in the fourth movie. There was almost two decades between Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so the movies each feature an Indy of a different generation. In the third movie, he's the young guy who reconnects with his aging father. In the fourth movie, he's the older guy who reconnects with his long lost son. What is Indy's son's name?
Complete the quote: "It belongs in a..."
In the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The Gang Gets Trapped" from season 7, the characters get themselves a fedora, a leather jacket, and a whip and plot to save a vase from a family that has just bought it. The whole philosophy behind their plan to steal back the vase that was sold fair and square at auction is this line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy says the line as a teenager played by River Phoenix and then, in a parallel scene set years later, as an adult played by Harrison Ford. Complete the quote: "It belongs in a..."
What does Indy need the antidote to?
This scene, which opens Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a nightclub in Shanghai, has since been parodied in such TV comedies as Family Guy. It plays around with a familiar trope. The good guy and the bad guy share a drink, and then the bad guy chuckles. But it takes it to the next level by having Indy jump through a window, hop in a cab, take a plane out of the country, and start his next adventure by accident as the plane crashes and he ends up in India. What does Indy need the antidote to?
Who does Indy take under his wing in Temple of Doom?
Jonathan Ke Quan is the name of the kid who played this character in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second Indiana Jones movie. According to IMDb, this was not his only collaboration with Steven Spielberg, as they also worked together on the classic '80s comedy movie The Goonies. According to Wikipedia, he stills acts occasionally as an adult and he has also gotten into the world of stunt choreography as he has gotten older. He was in an episode of Tales from the Crypt. Who does Indy take under his wing in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?
What is the only thing Indy is scared of?
To create a truly iconic character, everything has to be fleshed out. The audience needs to know everything about this character: their wants, their desires, their fears, why they do what they do, everything. George Lucas has applied some of this to Indiana Jones. We know what all of his philosophies about what he does are. We also know the only thing that Indy is scared of. To be fair to him, it is a common phobia. It's nothing unusual. A lot of people are scared of the same thing as Indy. What is the only thing that Indy is scared of?
Which artifact is Indy searching for in The Last Crusade?
The reason why the third Indiana Jones movie is called Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and it's not named after the artifact that Indy spends the movie searching for is that Monty Python had already used that as the title of their first movie. They tackled the legend of King Arthur and his own search for the artifact in their first movie. There's no Arthur in the Indy version, though. There is the ghost of a knight guarding the relic. Plus, the Pythons never got to the actual artifact. Which artifact is Indy searching for in The Last Crusade?
Which friend does Indy meet up with in Cairo?
Like other action movie heroes like James Bond or Jason Bourne or John Wick, Indiana Jones seems to have an endless supply of old friends across the world. No matter where their latest adventure ends up, there is always a friend they can stay with who will help them on their quest. How did they find the time to forge all these relationships? Anyway, in Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indy arrives in Cairo to dig up the Ark, he has a friend who happens to be a master digger. Which friend does Indy meet up with in Cairo?
What is the full name of the Ark?
While the movie is called Raiders of the Lost Ark and everyone just refers to the titular artifact as "the Ark," it actually has a longer name than that. It is a religious relic from actual lore, according to Wikipedia. Like one of the bad guys says in the movie, the Ark is more than just a valuable artifact. Historically, it is known for being a transmitter that can be used to speak to God. Of course, at the end of the movie, this turns out to not quite be the case. What is the full name of the Ark?
Who plays Indiana Jones?
The actor who plays Indiana Jones in the movies is one of the most beloved and acclaimed stars of action cinema. He has played Han Solo in the Star Wars saga, Rick Deckard in two Blade Runner movies, and Richard Kimble in The Fugitive. He was also in the movie Air Force One. Other actors have taken the role of Indiana Jones in TV shows and video games, but only one actor can play him on the big screen, despite the rumors he'll be replaced by Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt (IMDb). Who plays Indiana Jones on the silver screen?
Who took care of the Ark?
At the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, it becomes pretty clear that the Ark is bad news, so Indy sends it off to be taken care of. The moment has since been spoofed by Family Guy. One of the many callbacks to the older movies in 2008's belated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the reveal that the Ark is in one of the crates in the warehouse where an early action scene takes place. Who does Indy say have taken care of the Ark at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark?
Where did Henry Jones get the nickname "Indiana" from?
Indiana is a fine name for a US state, and even for a cinematic adventurer. However, it is not a real name. We know that Indiana Jones' real name is Henry Jones, Jr. and that he just uses the name "Indiana" to sound like a cool explorer who uncovers ancient relics and cities. But we never knew the origin of the nickname until it was revealed by his father, played by Sean Connery, in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Funnily enough, this is also where George Lucas got the name. Where did Henry Jones, Jr. get the nickname "Indiana" from?
What is Sankara?
This question is posed to Indiana Jones by Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It leads to one of the most iconic quotes in the whole Indiana Jones franchise, as Indy's answer to the question has been seen to reflect the point of the whole character. The term Sankara actually refers to the holy stones that Indy will have to retrieve from the bad guys' temple (that's the temple from the title) and it leads audiences into the darkest story in the whole Indiana Jones franchise. As Short Round said to Indiana Jones, what is Sankara?
Complete the quote: "We're not sinking..."
In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy finds himself on a plane that is headed for the side of a mountain. The pilots have jumped out of the plane while everyone was asleep and now, no one is flying the plane. They're going down. Indy has to think quickly while the nightclub singer Willie Scott and the young cab driver Short Round are panicking. He decides to grab a life raft and Willie says this iconic line to indicate how useless a life raft would be in this situation since there's no water and a lot of mountain. Complete the quote: "We're not sinking..."
Who is the mother of Indy's son?
Since Indiana Jones was intended to be a new version of James Bond with fewer gadgets and more action, he has a new love interest in every movie. There's his feisty old flame in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the nightclub singer he takes along for the ride in Temple of Doom and the woman who turns out to be a double agent in The Last Crusade. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull did something different: it brought back an old love interest and made the main villain female. Who is the mother of Indy's son?
As of 2019, how many Indiana Jones movies are there?
According to IMDb, there is a new Indiana Jones movie on the way that is being produced by Disney. Apparently, when they purchased Lucasfilm and therefore gained the rights to make new Star Wars movies, they also gained the rights to make new Indiana Jones movies. Indy has gone on the backburner for a while as the team focuses on the new Star Wars movies, but the new Indy movie is on its way. However, for now, we are just left with all the old movies from back in the day. As of 2019, how many Indiana Jones movies are there?
What does Indy teach in college to pay the bills?
As fun as it might be to travel across the world and discover new treasures and fill in the gaps in history, it does not pay very well. Indiana Jones does what he does for the glory of being the guy who did it. But Dr. Jones pays the bills by teaching at a college. This is why every college professor in popular culture, from Ted Mosby to Ross Geller, has considered themselves to be something of an Indiana Jones figure. He enabled them to think that by being a professor in his spare time. What does Indy teach in college to pay the bills?
Complete the quote: "Why did it have to be...?"
Raiders of the Lost Ark is considered to be one of the greatest action movies of all time, and it is also one of the most quotable. This line comes in the Well of Souls where the Ark of the Covenant is recovered. Indy goes down into the tomb to find the treasure, but he ends up running into the one thing he was hoping to avoid when he's down there in the darkness. This is a classic callback and escalation of the stakes. Complete this Indy quote from Raiders of the Lost Ark: "Why did it have to be...?"
Where is the Ark buried?
The quest to find the Ark only makes up a small part of the plot of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy finds the Ark, and then the bad guys take it from him, and then he tries to take it back and get it someplace safe. But then the bad guys catch up with him yet again and take it back. So, he is taken to watch the Ark be opened and melt everybody's faces in the room. Before all that, he had to dig it up. What is the name of the place where the Ark is buried?
Who played Mutt Williams?
According to IMDb, 2008 was the year that made this Even Stevens actor a star. He had become known for his starring role as Sam Witwicky in the first Transformers movie back in 2007, but now, he had the role of the son of Indiana Jones in the long-awaited sequel, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Plus, he was working on the first of two Transformers sequels he would go on to star in. Who played the son of Indiana Jones, Henry "Mutt Williams" Jones III, in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
What is Harold Oxley's nickname?
John Hurt has appeared in all kinds of movies over the years. He has played roles in blockbusters like the Harry Potter franchise and Hellboy. He has also starred in smaller, more serious movies like The Elephant Man and Midnight Express. He has also appeared in a bunch of movies that walk the fine line between masterful art house filmmaking and mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, like Alien. Hurt sadly passed away a couple of years ago, but before that, he played the role of Harold Oxley in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. What is Harold Oxley's nickname?
Where do Indy and his friends enjoy some unusual cuisine in Temple of Doom?
The Indiana Jones movies usually jet all over the world. Raiders of the Lost Ark jumps between Nepal and Cairo and Peru and, also, Connecticut. But the second movie, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, does not feature that much globe-hopping. It opens in Shanghai and the characters are then whisked away and planted somewhere else on the map when their plane crashes. After that, they are pretty much stuck there until the end of the movie. Before the quest begins, Indy and co enjoy some odd cuisine. Where do Indy and his friends enjoy some unusual cuisine in Temple of Doom?
What supernatural beings are the crystal skulls linked to?
It's a good thing that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas decided against their original idea for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (which involved a haunted house according to Wikipedia) because Indiana Jones fans do not like supernatural things being in these movies. When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull revealed the titular skulls' link to a supernatural being, the fan base was irate. This was parodied in a South Park episode in which Kyle complains that these supernatural creatures do not belong in an Indiana Jones movie. What supernatural being are the crystal skulls linked to?
Which of these is NOT the name of an Indiana Jones villain?
The villains in the Indiana Jones franchise are among the most iconic in movie history. As far as villains created by George Lucas go, no one will ever be able to top Darth Vader. That much is obvious. But as an example, Irina Spalko holds up pretty well. She is the villain played by Cate Blanchett of Blue Jasmine, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. She was acclaimed by critics for her performance, according to Wikipedia, and she's just one of the Indiana Jones villains. Which of these is NOT the name of an Indiana Jones villain?
Who created Indiana Jones?
The creator of the Indiana Jones franchise is also the creator of the Star Wars saga, so this is clearly a guy who knows a good idea when he sees one. According to Wikipedia, he based this creation on the adventure serials he used to watch on TV when he was a kid. This is also where he got the idea for Star Wars, except in that case, it was sci-fi serials like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. He used these as the jumping off point to create the space opera fantasy movie genre. Who created the Indiana Jones character?
What is the name of Temple of Doom's opening musical number?
After Raiders of the Lost Ark was praised as one of the greatest action adventure movies ever made and (according to IMDb) it was a box office smash that got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, it was a no brainer that further installments would follow. When Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom came out, audiences were expecting something bigger and better and more action-packed than Raiders of the Lost Ark, so it was a bold move to open with a musical dance number. What is the name of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom's opening musical number?
What does the knight say about Indy's choice of Holy Grail?
This knight is spending forever guarding the Holy Grail just in case someone like Indiana Jones or the guys following him happen across the ancient relic. But he's not just sitting in a room with one cup; there are dozens of cups, and the final challenge of whoever finds his little cave is to choose which one is the Holy Grail. The guy just before Indy chooses incorrectly because he goes for the fanciest looking chalice with the finest jewels encrusted on it. Indy, instead, goes for a simple little cup and he's right. What does the knight say about Indy's choice of Holy Grail?
Indy and Marion are now married: true or false?
Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood have the most complex relationship in the whole Indiana Jones franchise. They even have a history in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first movie. She is an old flame of Indy's, one who can actually handle herself in the face of danger, and she follows him on the quest to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant. She returned in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which they have even more history. They have a kid together. But are they married? Indy and Marion are now married: true or false? Let's see who knows this one!
What household appliance does Indy hide in to avoid a nuclear blast?
According to Wikipedia, the term "jumping the shark" was coined after Happy Days did a later season episode in which the Fonz jumped over a shark on jet skis. The term means a TV plot that was devised simply because the show has gone on so long that it's out of ideas. A play on this term was coined "nuking the ____" after Indiana Jones escaped a nuclear blast by hiding in a household appliance in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This refers to a movie franchise that's gone on too long. What household appliance does Indy hide in to avoid a nuclear blast?
What is this staff called?
In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has his work cut out for him when he sets out to track down the Ark of the Covenant. He has to jump through all kinds of hoops to find this thing, including holding up this staff to a point of light to see where the light is directed and find the location of the Ark from that. It is pretty exhausting work being Indiana Jones. And his only reward for it is not having his face melt off at the end when the Ark is opened. What is this staff called?
What secret society protects the Holy Grail?
As the movie As Above, So Below shows us, a lot of cities across the world could easily have a hidden network of tunnels burrowed out underneath them. In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indy goes underneath Venice to find a bunch of tombs containing knights from the Crusades. There, he finds the full version of the inscription that his father had been using to find the Holy Grail before he went missing. While Indy himself searches for the Grail, he runs into some trouble with a secret society sworn to protect it. What secret society protects the Holy Grail?
Chronologically, which Indiana Jones movie takes place first?
At a certain point, according to Wikipedia, the filmmakers behind the Indiana Jones franchise decided to make one of the movies a prequel. So, while it is a later installment in the franchise, it is actually the first to take place. This decision was made to get the story out of the Second World War and therefore have their pick of the villains. If a movie is set during the Second World War, the bad guys have been decided by history. In terms of the chronology of the story, which Indiana Jones movie actually takes place before all the rest?
What college does Indy teach in?
The college where Indy works as a professor does not exist in real life. In the movies, it is implied to be a prestigious school like Yale or Harvard or Brown. But it is a fictional college that was, according to Wikipedia, named after one of the producers of the Indiana Jones movie franchise. The producer that this college was named after has, according to IMDb, also produced the Jurassic Park franchise and the Jason Bourne franchise, so he knows a concept for a hit when he sees one. What is the name of the college that Indy teaches in?
What is Indiana Jones' middle name?
An Indiana Jones superfan would be able to identify Indy's real name as Henry Jones, Jr. However, only a real fan would be able to name his middle name, too. It's been mentioned a bunch of times in the expanded media (books, video games, the TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles etc.), but not so much in the movies themselves. So, someone would have to really love Indiana Jones to be able to remember what that middle name is. Or they'd at least have to be someone who scours Wikipedia a lot. Tell us, what is Indiana Jones' middle name?
Who has directed every Indiana Jones movie so far?
According to IMDb, this director has helmed every single Indiana Jones movie so far, and he is also signed on to direct a new one for Disney. Most recently, he directed the VR sci-fi adventure Ready Player One and the true life journalism drama The Post. He has directed movies that were acclaimed by critics, like Munich and Schindler's List, and also crowd-pleasing blockbusters, like Jurassic Park and Jaws and War of the Worlds. According to IMDb, he is currently working on a big screen adaptation of West Side Story. Who has directed every Indiana Jones movie so far?