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Ready to dive deep into the sea of trivia about the iconic 1975 American thriller, 'Jaws'? This cinematic titan, masterfully directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg, has etched its place in movie history. It tells the tale of a fearless trio bent on halting a monstrous great white shark terrorizing their beach.

Prepare for a thrilling voyage of discovery with our electrifying 'Jaws' trivia questions. To get you more amped up and increase the difficulty of this challenge, we have also added quizzes covering the sequels of 'Jaws'. Each film has its unique plot twists, characters, and shark-filled adventures. How deep does your 'Jaws' knowledge go? Are you ready to prove your mettle and take a bite out of these challenging queries? Let's get started then!

Jaws Movie Trivia Questions

Did you find yourself caught in the tidal wave of 'Jaws' mania back in 1975? How well do you still remember this Spielberg masterpiece? It's time to put on your thinking cap, and dust off those memories. We are starting off this challenge with a quiz about 'Jaws' facts both from and beyond the story of the film. Let's see just how many you can sink your teeth into and answer correctly!

1. Question: What year was 'Jaws' released?

Answer: 1975.

2. Question: Where does the plot begin?

Answer: A beach party on Amity Island.

3. Question: How many sequels were made after the original 'Jaws' movie?

Answer: Three.

4. Question: What was the name given to the shark from 'Jaws', by the film crew?

Answer: Bruce.

5. Question: Who is Quint?

Answer: A shark hunter.

6. Question: Who are the main three characters?

Answer: Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, and Quint. 

7. Question: What causes police chief Martin Brody to accept that the beach is no longer safe for the public?

Answer: Alex Kintner's death. 

8. Question: Who is Ben Gardner?

Answer: A local fisherman.

9. Question: How many sons does Chief Brody have?

Answer: Two.

10. Question: Who among the trio has an aversion towards water?

Answer: Martin Brody.

11. Question: Who plays the role of oceanographer Matt Hooper?

Answer: Richard Dreyfuss.

12. Question: What does Chief Brody toss into the shark’s mouth as it starts entering the sinking boat?

Answer: An oxygen tank.

13. Question: What are the names of Martin Brody’s two sons?

Answer: Michael and Sean Brody.

14. Question: Who was the first shark attack victim?

Answer: Chrissie Watkins.

15. Question: Where do the events take place?

Answer: Amity Island.

16. Question: What is written in white on the hoarding for Amity Island at the beginning of the picture?

Answer: 50th Annual Regatta July 4-10. 

17. Question: At what timestamp is the full shark seen in the movie?

Answer: One hour and 21 minutes.

18. Question: Why does Martin Brody want to close down the beaches?

Answer: Because of shark attacks.

19. Question: What type of shark was it?

Answer: A great white shark.

20. Question: Peter Benchley appears in 'Jaws'. True or false?

Answer: True.

21. Question: Do the lead characters catch the culprit in the beginning?

Answer: No. They catch a tiger shark instead.

22. Question: Who blames Martin Brody for failing to take measures against the attacks?

Answer: Alex’s mother.

23. Question: What does the mayor say ‘Amity’ means?

Answer: Friendship.

24. Question: Whose corpse is revealed as Hooper inspects the abandoned boat?

Answer: Ben Gardener.

25. Question: What kind of ornamentation is found in Quint’s boathouse?

Answer: Shark jaws.

26. Question: Who is Alex Kintner?

Answer: Second victim of the shark attack.

27. Question: What indoor game is Hooper seen playing on the boat?

Answer: Cards.

28. Question: Who said the line, “Not like going down to the pond and chasin' bluegills and tommycods”?

Answer: Quint.

29. Question: What line in the movie sparked the name of the production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions?

Answer: "That's some bad hat, Harry."

30. Question: Who among the trio dies?

Answer: Quint.

31. Question: What does Hooper tie to the spear before firing it into the shark?

Answer: A yellow barrel.

32. Question: Who gets inside the shark cage?

Answer: Matt Hooper.

33. Question: Does the trio plan to poison the shark?

Answer: Yes.

34. Question: How does Quint die?

Answer: The shark attacked him.

35. Question: What character did Murry Hamilton play?

Answer: Mayor Larry Vaughn.

36. Question: How long was the trio estimated the shark to be?

Answer: 25 ft (7.6 m).

37. Question: Who was the one who killed the shark?

Answer: Martin Brody.

38. Question: Brody tossed an oxygen tank into the shark's mouth and shot it with a rifle. True or false?

Answer: True.

39. Question: Who played the role of Martin Brody?

Answer: Roy Scheider.

40. Question: The famous line, "You're gonna need a bigger boat,” was uttered by who?

Answer: Martin Brody.

41. Question: Which famous actor portrayed the character of Quint?

Answer: Robert Shaw.

42. Question: Which actor portrayed the character of Ben Gardner?

Answer: Craig Kingsbury.

43. Question: Does Charlie die in an attempt to catch the great white?

Answer: No.

44. Question: What is the reason given for keeping the beaches open despite the shark attacks?

Answer: Amity Island's economic interest.

45. Question: As Quint sings, how old does he say Mary Lee was when she died?

Answer: 103 years.

46. Question: What celebration is happening on Amity Island?

Answer: 4th of July celebrations.

47. Question: What was the color of the curtains in Brody’s house?

Answer: Yellow.

48. Question: Who is Tippet?

Answer: A dog.

49. Question: “Amity is a summer town. We need summer dollars”. Who says these lines?

Answer: Mayor Vaughn.

50. Question: What is seen written on the vehicle Chief Brody drives off in at the beginning of the movie?

Answer: Amity Police Dept.

51. Question: What does Brody's wife ask him as he is about to board the boat with Hooper and Quint?

Answer: If he's with Dramamine.

52. Question: What color tee is Mr. Quint seen wearing when Hooper and Brody visit his home?

Answer: Grey.

53. Question: Where does the boy, who entailed Chrissie Watkins to the waters before she died, say he is from?

Answer: Hartford.

54. Question: Hooper proposed dissecting the tiger shark's stomach to confirm if they had the real shark. True or false?

Answer: True.

55. Question: Quint has a deep-seated fear of sharks. True or false?

Answer: False.

56. Question: Where does Ellen Brody say she put the extra glasses?

Answer: Martin Brody's black socks.

57. Question: How does Brody reply to Hooper, when asked how his day was?

Answer: "Swell."

58. Question: According to the movie, at what length in the water do most people get attacked by sharks?

Answer: In 3 ft (1 m) of water, about 10 ft (3 m) off the beach.

59. Question: What is the color of the couch inside the boat?

Answer: Red.

60. Question: When Quint says he caught a 16-footer off Montauk once, how many barrels does he say he had to stick in it to bring it down?

Answer: Two barrels.

61. Question: Who confirms that the shark is a great white shark?

Answer: Matt Hooper.

62. Question: What is the color of the box Quint opens in the boat?

Answer: Dark green.

63. Question: What object does Quint say he’s seen a shark eat before?

Answer: A rocking chair.

64. Question: Who amongst the trio is seen constantly eating?

Answer: Quint.

65. Question: As Quint opens his box, how many sets of rope are seen in it?

Answer: Three.

66. Question: Where in the film is the word ‘LOWRANCE’ written?

Answer: On the fish finder in the boat.

67. Question: What does 'the porker' refer to in the movie?

Answer: The great white shark.

68. Question: What is the color of the helicopter seen flying around the beach?

Answer: Yellow.

69. Question: What creature does Hooper say bit through his wetsuit?

Answer: A moray eel.

70. Question: Who is said to have taken part in an arm wrestling contest?

Answer: Quint.

71. Question: Where does Quint say the arm wrestling contest was held?

Answer: San Francisco.

72. Question: What drink was Quint drinking?

Answer: Narragansett beer.

73. Question: After Quint finishes his drink, he throws the can away. True or false?

Answer: False. He crushes it.

74. Question: Which animal dies of a shark attack?

Answer: A dog.

Jaws Trivia Facts

Shark with jaws in ocean

So, you've mastered the plot of 'Jaws', but are you familiar with the fascinating tales from behind the scenes? What about the production process and development of the film? It's time to test your knowledge about the riveting events related to the making of this cinematic sensation. So, let's dip our toes into this ocean of 'Jaws' facts trivia. Are you ready to dive in?

75. Question: Which month of the year did the shooting commence?

Answer: May.

76. Question: What was the combined cost of the mechanical sharks?

Answer: Around $225,000.

77. Question: During filming, whose head got stuck in the mechanical shark’s mouth?

Answer: George Lucas.

78. Question: What is the name of Quint's boat?

Answer: The Orca.

79. Question: Whose dog did a cameo in the movie?

Answer: Spielberg's.

80. Question: Which director was previously set to direct the movie, ‘Jaws’?

Answer: John Sturges.

81. Question: What were the other names proposed by the author for the book ‘Jaws’?

Answer: 'The Stillness In The Water' and 'Leviathan Rising'.

82. Question: Director Steven Spielberg was not present during the shot of the final scene in the film. True or false?

Answer: True. 

83. Question: Where did Scheider first learn of the role?

Answer: At a party.

84. Question: At what location did Steven Spielberg re-shoot the scene where the corpse of Ben Gardner was discovered?

Answer: A swimming pool.

85. Question: How much did 'Jaws' make at the box office?

Answer: $476.5 million.

86. Question: The movie is widely said to have been a favorite of which Cuban personality?

Answer: Fidel Castro.

87. Question: Which are the sole two notes used in the popular ‘Jaws’ theme score by John Williams?

Answer: E and F.

88. Question: Spielberg and Dreyfuss wanted to be a part of 'Jaws 2' but could not due to their commitment to another movie. Which movie was it?

Answer: 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind'.

89. Question: Charlton Heston almost played the part of Martin Brody. True or false?

Answer: True.

90. Question: ‘Jaws’, is rated PG – true or false?

Answer: True. 

91. Question: Who were the sharks named after?

Answer: Bruce Ramer; Steven Spielberg’s lawyer.

92. Question: How old was Steven Spielberg when he directed ‘Jaws’?

Answer: 28 years.

93. Question: Was the line, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”, improvised?

Answer: Yes, by Roy Scheider.

94. Questions: How much did the mechanical shark weigh?

Answer: 2646 lb (1200 kg).

95. Question: Who helped Robert Shaw with his accent for the movie?

Answer: Craig Kingsbury.

96. Question: Which character’s dialogue incorporates old sea stories told in the set by Craig Kingsbury?

Answer: Robert Shaw.

97. Question: What actual incident was ‘Jaws’ inspired by?

Answer: Warfare against a killer shark in New Jersey, 1916.

98. Question: How many Academy Awards did 'Jaws' win?

Answer: Three.

99. Question: The film went into production without a script, cast, or sharks. True or false?

Answer: True.

100. Question: Who thought ‘Jaws’ would destroy his career?

Answer: Steven Spielberg.

101. Who was the director of photography for 'Jaws'?

Answer: Bill Butler.

Jaws: The Revenge Trivia

Are you certain you're the ultimate 'Jaws' aficionado, even when it comes to the fourth movie of the franchise? It's time to prove it! Perfect for those who believe they've conquered every wave in the Jaws film series, this trivia is your shot to demonstrate just how unbeatable you are. Can you clear this quiz without breaking a sweat? Let's find out!

102. Question: What's the full title of the fourth movie in the Jaws series?

Answer: 'Jaws: The Revenge'.

103. Question: In which year was the fourth movie in the franchise released?

Answer: 1987.

104. Question: Who plays the role of Michael Brody, Chief Brody's son?

Answer: Lance Guest.

105. Question: Who is the returning character and actor from ‘Jaws' and 'Jaws 2', to 'Jaws: The Revenge'?

Answer: Ellen Brody, played by Lorraine Gary.

106. Question: Who directed the fourth movie?

Answer: Joseph Sargent.

107: Question: A significant portion of the 'Jaws: The Revenge' was shot in the Bahamas. True or false?

Answer: True.

108. Question: What is the tagline of 'Jaws: The Revenge'?

Answer: "This time, it's personal".

Jaws 3-D Trivia

So, you're boasting that you've kept a keen eye on the whole 'Jaws' series, including the thrilling 'Jaws 3-D'? Well, it's high time we put that claim under the microscope! This is your opportunity to showcase your comprehensive 'Jaws 3-D' knowledge. Are you ready to dive in? Let's see how closely you were watching the film and how much you know about its making.

109. Question: What's the full title of the third movie in the Jaws series?

Answer: 'Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die'.

110. Question: Who directed the movie?

Answer: Joe Alves.

111. Question: Who composed the score for the movie?

Answer: Alan Parker.

112. Question: Which actor portrays the main protagonist, Mike Brody?

Answer: Dennis Quaid.

113. Question: Where does the movie primarily take place?

Answer: SeaWorld, a Florida marine park.

114. Question: What was the tagline used to promote the movie?

Answer: "The third dimension is terror."

115. Question: The third installment of the Jaws franchise had three-dimensional effects. True or false?

Answer: True.

Jaws 2 Trivia

Our next quiz is a challenge to your 'Jaws 2' prowess. Perfect for fans who fancy themselves shark-savvy, this is your chance to prove you're the top fish in the fan pool. Here's a mix of common and lesser-known facts about the film that mostly avid movie buffs keep track of. Ready to ace this challenge? Let's dive in!

116. Question: What year was 'Jaws 2' released?

Answer: 1978.

117. Question: What was the tagline for 'Jaws 2'?

Answer: "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..."

118. Question: Who coined the tagline of the film?

Answer: Andrew J Kuehn.

119. Question: While shooting ‘Jaws 2’, a location other than Martha’s Vineyard was selected. True or false?

Answer: False.

120. Question: Who co-wrote ‘Jaws’ 2?

Answer: Carl Gottlieb.

121. Question: Who was the music composer?

Answer: John Williams.

122. Question: Which cast member claimed that an actual hammerhead shark circled them at a point?

Answer: Marc Gilpin.

123. Question: How much did 'making Jaws 2' cost the studio?

Answer: $30 million.

124. Question: In the second part of the film, what does Brody mistake a school of bluefish for?

Answer: A shark.

125. Question: Who plays the role of Jackie Peters?

Answer: Donna.

126. Question: Where do Brody, Sean, and Jackie await rescue at the end of the movie?

Answer: Cable Junction.

127. Question: Who directed 'Jaws 2'?

Answer: Jeannot Szwarc.

Jaws Movies Filming Trivia

Are you well-acquainted with the 'Jaws' plotline? Do you know the untold stories behind the making of the sequels? We've got a final collection of captivating facts and hidden nuggets covering the entire film series. Prepare for an exciting final quiz to prove your hardcore fan status. Let's see if you've got the chops to conquer our toughest trivia yet!

128. Question: 'Jaws' was briefly the highest-grossing film of all time until 'Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope' was released after two years. True or false?

Answer: True.

129. Question: Who designed the ‘Jaws’ iconic poster?

Answer: Roger Kastel.

130. Question: Which film featured a shark targeting a group of teenagers on a sailing regatta?

Answer: 'Jaws: The Revenge'.

131. Question: Who was removed from the film after disagreeing with the ending of 'Jaws'?

Answer: Peter Benchley.

132. Question: Who were the two shark experts hired for 'Jaws'?

Answer: Ron and Valeri Taylor.

133. Question: Which 'Jaws' sequel featured a baby great white shark being captured and put on display?

Answer: 'Jaws 3-D'.

134. Question: The Indianapolis monologue by Quint was put in the film by whom?

Answer: Howard Sackler.

135. Question: Who initially turned down the offer for one of the lead roles in 'Jaws'?

Answer: Richard Dreyfuss.

136. Question: Where is Martha’s Vineyard located?

Answer: Massachusetts.

137. Question: Shooting 'Jaws' was only supposed to take 52 days, although it went on for how many days?

Answer: 159.

138. Question: The ending of 'Jaws’ was a nod to which of the previous movies of Spielberg’s?

Answers: ‘Duel’.

139. Question: In 'Jaws', who was the first choice to play the character of fisherman, Quint?

Answer: Lee Marvin.

140. Question: How many mechanical sharks were used for 'Jaws'?

Answer: Three.

141. Question: All three mechanical sharks had the same name in the film by Steven Spielberg. True or false?

Answer: True.

142. Question: 'Jaws' is the only movie for which John Williams and Steven Spielberg worked together. True or false?

Answer: False.

143. Question: In 'Jaws: The Revenge', what is the profession of Ellen Brody's new love interest, Hoagie?

Answer: Pilot.

144. Question: John Williams won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for which Jaws movie?

Answer: The first.

145. Question: Which of Steven Spielberg's previous works led to his hiring as the director of 'Jaws'?

Answer: 'Duel'.

And that's a wrap, folks! We've navigated the thrilling waters of 'Jaws' trivia together, delving into intriguing facts and lesser-known details about this iconic film. The film series, especially 'Jaws', was not just a cinematic masterpiece, but also a treasure trove of fascinating behind-the-scenes tales. This trivia challenge is all in good fun, where every question presents a chance to learn something new! So do not be disheartened if a few of them are beyond your film knowledge. Whether you're a casual fan or a die-hard 'Jaws' aficionado, we hope you've enjoyed every bit of this trivia journey and found this approach to learning more about the films to be helpful and entertaining.

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