It’s A Wonderful Life Trivia Contest!

Surely you’ve watched It’s A Wonderful Life a few times. And perhaps shed a tear or two. Which means you’re ready for the official, world championship It’s A Wonderul Life Trivia Contest created by Susan and me. Here are the questions, the answers are down below, just past the photo of Nick.

And yes, I know this has nothing to do with France or cycling, but what the hell … teacher says every time a bell rings an angel goes for a bike ride. And this is my only blog. Here we go … happy holidays …

  1. What are the names of the two angels in the opening sequence, who summon Clarence?

2. What was Clarence’s profession?

3. How old is Clarence?

4. What book is Clarence reading?

5. Which of George’s ears is the deaf one?

6. What year did George rescue Harry from the frozen pond?

7. What does Violet buy from George at the drugstore and how much does it cost?

8. What is Violet’s last name?

9. What happened to Mr. Gower’s son?

10. What’s the number on the football jersey George is wearing

11. What type of bush does Mary hide in after George “disrobes” her?

12. What is Mary’s last name?

13. What year does Harry Bailey graduate high school?

14. What record does Mary smash when she gets mad at George?

15. What are the first names of the cop and taxi driver, and did Sesame Street borrow them?

16. What are the three most exciting sounds, according to George?

17. Where are Harry and Ruth planning to move?

18. What avian pet does Uncle Billy have?

19. How much money is left in the till after the run on the bank?

20. What is the address of George and Mary’s house?

21. What are the three housewarming gifts George and Mary give to the Martinis?

22. How much did George make per week?

23. What salary did Potter offer George?

24. How much money did Uncle Billy lose?

25. What are the names of George and Mary’s four children?

26. What honor is bestowed upon Harry?

27. What is the name of Zuzu’s teacher?

28. What presidential portrait hangs in the office George has set up in his home?

29. What is Clarence’s last name – and what is his heavenly designation?

30. What two drinks does Clarence consider ordering?

Extra credit: What was the name of the actor who played Nick, and name at least one TV show he later produced. Hint: There’s a Big Bang connection with his name.

Answers

  1. What are the names of the two angels in the opening sequence, who summon Clarence?

Joseph and Franklin

2. What was Clarence’s profession?

Clockmaker

3. How old is Clarence?

293

4. What book is Clarence reading?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

5. Which of George’s ears is the deaf one?

The left one

6. What year did George rescue Harry from the frozen pond?

1919

7. What does Violet buy from George at the drugstore and how much does it cost?

Shoelaces … 2 cents

8. What is Violet’s last name?

Bick

9. What happened to Mr. Gower’s son?

Died of influenza

10. What’s the number on the football jersey George is wearing?

3

11. What type of bush does Mary hide in after George “disrobes” her?

Hydrangea

12. What is Mary’s last name?

Hatch

13. What year does Harry Bailey graduate high school?

1928

14. What record does Mary smash when she gets mad at George?

Buffalo Gals

15. What are the first names of the cop and taxi driver, and did Sesame Street borrow them?

Bert and Ernie

16. What are the three most exciting sounds, according to George?

Anchor chains, plane motors, train whistles

17. Where are Harry and Ruth planning to move?

Buffalo

18. What avian pet does Uncle Billy have?

Crow

19. How much money is left in the till after the run on the bank?

Two dollars, or two simoleons

20. What is the address of George and Mary’s house?

320 Sycamore

21. What are the three housewarming gifts George and Mary give to the Martinis?

Bread, salt, wine

22. How much did George make per week?

$45

23. What salary did Potter offer George?

$20,000

24. How much money did Uncle Billy lose?

$8,000

25. What are the names of George and Mary’s four children?

Pete, Janie, Tommy and Zuzu (possibly slang for Susan)

26. What honor is bestowed upon Harry?

Congressional Medal of Honor

27. What is the name of Zuzu’s teacher?

Mrs. Welch

28. What presidential portrait hangs in the office George has set up in his home?

Lincoln

29. What is Clarence’s last name – and what is his heavenly designation?

Oddbody … Angel Second Class

30. What two drinks does Clarence consider ordering?

Mulled wine and flaming rum punch

Extra credit: What was the name of the actor who played Nick, and name at least one TV show he later produced. Hint: There’s a Big Bang connection with his name.

Sheldon Leonard and … The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle, the Danny Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy)

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