Rick Lubbers, Forum Communications, Published November 08 2012
Test your 007 IQ with this James Bond quiz
Everyone’s favorite secret agent is getting a little long in the tooth — he celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this year — but he still has a license to kill, and his newest flick, “Skyfall,” comes out this weekend.
But do you know the difference between an Aston Martin DB5 and a Walther PPK?
Would you recognize Ernst Blofeld if you stumbled upon his volcanic lair?
Just what is a “Moonraker” anyway?
So, before you hit the theater, take a stab at this James Bond super-spy quiz and see if you’re worthy of being a Double-O for MI6. (Remember, a true secret agent would never use Google!)
Today’s quiz is brought to you by the letters Q and M.
1. Let’s start with an easy one, shall we? Name your favorite James Bond film. (No, this isn’t a trick question!)
2. How does Bond like his favorite drink, a vodka martini, prepared?
A. Stirred, not shaken
B. Shaken and stirred
C. Shaken, not stirred
D. On the rocks
3. Name the singer of the “Skyfall” theme.
A. Taylor Swift
B. Daniel Craig
D. Katy Perry
4. Ursula Andress set the standard for Bond girls with her famous white bikini in 1962’s “Dr. No.” What color bikini did Halle Berry wear in 2002’s “Die Another Day”?
B. It was an itsy bitsy yellow polka-dot bikini
5. What actor portrayed Bond only once, in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”?
A. George Hamilton
B. George Harrison
C. Boy George
D. George Lazenby
6. Which of the Double-O’s get knocked off at the beginning of “Octopussy”?
7. Who is the only actress to be a Bond girl twice?
A. Jane Seymour
B. Maud Adams
C. Teri Hatcher
D. Diana Rigg
8. What Bond theme became the biggest hit on the Billboard Top 100 charts?
A. “Goldfinger” — Shirley Bassey
B. “Live and Let Die” — Paul McCartney & Wings
C. “A View to a Kill” — Duran Duran
D. “Nobody Does It Better” — Carly Simon
9. Which Bond film featured the world record for the longest speedboat jump in a film?
B. “The Man with the Golden Gun”
D. “Live And Let Die”
10. Bond falls in love and gets married in what film?
A. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
B. “Quantum of Solace”
C. “You Only Live Twice”
D. “Die Another Day”
11. How did Bond author Ian Fleming come up with the name of his famous secret agent?
A. Found it in the New York City phone book.
B. It’s the name of a Caribbean bird expert.
C. His wife suggested it.
D. Fleming’s dog was named James Bond.
12. What is Mr. Bond’s weapon of choice?
13. What is Bond’s favorite vehicle, driven in half a dozen films?
14. Mr. Bond battled the evil organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in a few films. What does that acronym stand for?
1. As long as you named any of Bond’s myriad films, you get a point. But deduct a point if you picked “Never Say Never Again.” That’s not an official Bond flick.
2. C — Shaken, not stirred
3. C — Adele
4. D — Orange
5. D — George Lazenby
6. A — 009
7. B — Maud Adams (“The Man With The Golden Gun” and “Octopussy”)
8. C — “A View to a Kill” — Duran Duran
9. D — “Live and Let Die” (120 feet, to be exact)
10. A — “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (Sadly, Bond becomes a widower shortly after their nuptials.)
11. B — It’s the name of a Caribbean bird expert.
12. A Walther PPK. He’s carried that gun in nearly every movie.
13. Aston Martin DB5. Great car, but how cool is the Lotus that turns into a submarine in “The Spy Who Loved Me”?
14. Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (try saying that 10 times fast!)
(Give yourself 1 point for every correct answer for questions 1-11, 2 points for questions 12 and 13 and 6 points for nailing No. 14):
0-5: You have met Mr. Bond, right?
6-10: What kind of Double-O are you? Please report to Q for more training.
11-15: You’re a decent secret agent, but make sure to watch your back.
16-20: Good job, you just saved the world.
21: Oh, James!