Monday, December 7, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life!

It’s that time of year for my favorite holiday and one of my favorite movies. To celebrate, I decided to give a quiz to test your knowledge of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The winner gets to pick from a few choices, which I will name later on. You may post your responses in the comments area, or send them by email through my profile. Deadline is December 20. Good luck, everyone! Extended until Sunday, December 27. Winning prize choices:

1) $25 Amazon Gift card

2) Me as a Chicago tour guide for the winner

3) “It’s a Wonderful Life’s” picture on a coffee cup

1) If George was never born, what would be the name of the Building & Loan?

2) What are the years on Harry Bailey’s tombstone?
What day and time on earth is George contemplating dying?
How did George lose his hearing and in what ear?
What is the name of the woman who works at the Building & Loan?
What does Mary say (the quote) in George’s deaf ear when she’s in the drug store as a child?
7) What does Uncle Billy use as reminders?
What is the name of the actor who plays old man Potter?
What are the cop and cab driver’s names?
What does George say (the quote) to his dad at the dining room table after his father tells him to get an education and get out of this town?
What year did Harry Bailey graduate high school?
What book does the angel leave George and what did he write in it (quote it)?
What is the name of the town “It’s a Wonderful Life” takes place?
As a child, what role did the actor who uses the key to open the dance floor play?
What song is Mary and George singing walking home after falling in the pool?
Give the address and the name of the house Mary and George wind up living in?
What three things happen to show George is alive?
Name of the bush Mary hides in after her robe comes off.
What is Mary’s brother’s name?
How old is the angel?
What’s the name of the drug store?
What did Harry achieve at college?
How much money does George and Mary have for their honeymoon?
Why did Mr. Gower put poison in the medication?
What is the name of the angel and what was his profession before he died?
What movie is playing at the cinema when George is running through the town wishing everyone a Merry Christmas?
What are the three things George and Mary give to the Martini family and what do they represent?
How much money does Potter offer George to work for him?
How many children do Mary and George have and what are their names?
What did these men do and/or receive during the war? Burt, Ernie, Marty, Harry and George
What is the name of the male employee who works at the Building & Loan?
32) How much money does Uncle Billy lose?
Where does Violet consider moving to as an adult?
What is the angel’s title?
If George was never born, what would be the name of the town?
What is the complete drink the angel orders?
What book is the angel reading?

Bonus: The world would be different if we were never born. Name one thing you know of that would have changed someone’s life, good or bad.


  1. I just have to chime in on your comments for this post--and this is merely for shock value--but I have never seen this movie! *stands back and folds arms over chest, waiting for "Get OUT!" reaction.* Every time I tell someone this, they insist I can't be serious. But I am. I tried watching it last Christmas for the first time with my husband, because a neighbor who was appalled that I hadn't seen it loaned it to me, and after the first half, both of us fell asleep! Not because I didn't like it, but because it's a 3 hour movie and we were both tired when we put it in.

    Anyhow. I'm looking forward to finishing the second half sometime this season, and I hope you'll repost this quiz next year! :)


  2. *jaw drops* I was heading for the “Shut up!” response. You’re not the first one I’ve met who has never seen this movie.

    I’m a romantic, and when I was younger used to watch the old movies on A&E. The phone scene in this movie with Mary and George is by far, one of the most romantic scenes I’ve seen in a movie.

    I do hope you get to see the end of this film. Maybe make some hot chocolate to keep you up. :D And just so you know, I’m extending the deadline for the quiz since it’s hectic now and some haven’t been able to see the movie yet. But if you can’t participate this year, I’ll be sure to repost next year.

    It’s really great to see you around, Mud. I wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  3. Hi Bea!
    Always appreciate your fun quizzes and the pieces that promote a reader’s participation.
    I just emailed you my best answers as I didn’t want to post them on your Blog and influence someone to give the wrong answer and not win the contest LOL!
    Wish you and the family the best Merry Christmas to date. Also wishing you some first place writing contest wins in the New Year!! I just know they are coming. Keep up the good work.

  4. .
    Hi Veejay!

    Aw, thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them. I got your answers and anyone entering the contest will have a run for their money with your responses. It was a good idea about just sending them. ;)

    I wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for the wishes for winning contests. How sweet of you to wish that for me and to have such confidence in my abilities. I wish you an awesome 2010 and hope all your wishes come true. Take care.

  5. Hello Bea,

    ok, this was a tough and demanding one! But I have to thank you for making me watch the movie. I hate to admit it, but I never watched it before and now I absolutely love it and it will become part of our Christmas Tradition.

    I sent my answers using email for the same reasons Veejay decided to, as I do not want to confuse anyone with answers that are wrong ;)

    Merry Christmas to you, Beas (I know I'm a little late, sorry.....)