2018 in Review: What did we learn about the silent era this year? Take the quiz!

Only a few days remain in 2018 so let’s take the opportunity to find out what we learned in the last 11 and a half months. It’s quiz time!

I gathered up some interesting questions from the silent films I reviewed in 2018 and I hope you will have some fun with them. I tried not to be as diabolical as I usually am with these things.

Update: I neglected to set the quiz to show the answers to participants! Sorry about that, I fixed it.

The sources for the answers are listed below. If you have trouble displaying the quiz, here is a direct link.

Psst! I am leaving some space between the quiz and the answer key just in case you don’t want hints.

Answers found in:

The ‘?’ Motorist

Within Our Gates

Nick Winter and the Theft of the Mona Lisa

Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Journey

Captain Kidd’s Kids



The Children in the House

The Song of Love

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Answer Key:

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Spain
  3. Kafka
  4. Amundsen
  5. DeMille baby vamp
  6. Location shoot
  7. No women
  8. Eugene Pallette
  9. Hit on the head
  10. Very little Wilde dialogue


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    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Oops! I just realized that I neglected to set the quiz to show results to the participants!

      I went ahead and set that up and opened the quiz for multiple users in case someone needs to retake it.

      1. Marie Roget

        Thanks! Only missed one question, so 90%! That’s pretty good considering I thought I’d flubbed at least four. So I’m not a “D” student in Silent Filmology after all 😀

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