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The Ten Commandments (1956)

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture that dramatized the Biblical story of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. Who produced and directed the movie?

  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Yul Brynner

2. Who played Moses?

  • Mike Connors
  • John Carradine
  • Charlton Heston

3. The Paramount mountain at the beginning of the movie is replaced with Mount Sinai and the sky is red.

  • True or False?

4. Who played Pharaoh Rameses II?

  • John Derek
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke
  • Yul Brynner

5. The original choice for the role of Nefretiri was Audrey Hepburn. The ultimate decision not to cast her was due to her less-than-voluptuous figure. Anne Baxter, the final choice for the role, filled out her sheer costumes in a manner that more closely resembled period wall paintings of Egyptian ladies.

  • True or False?

6. Other well-known talent in the film's "cast of thousands" included Herb Alpert as a Hebrew drummer, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as a slave, Michael Ansara as an Egyptian taskmaster, Robert Vaughn as a spearman and a Hebrew, Clint Walker as a Sardinian captain and DeMille himself as the film's narrator, all uncredited.

  • True or False?

7. Who is NOT a writer of the screenplay?

  • J.H. Ingraham (novel Pillar of Fire)
  • A.E. Southon (novel On Eagle's Wing)
  • Amos Moses (novel Jerry Reed)

8. Charlton Heston won his first Oscar playing Moses.

  • True or False?

9. "Where's your Messiah now?", a famous line from the Ten Commandments. Who said the line?

  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Vincent Price
  • Mike Connors

10. Although Rameses II and Seti I were historical figures, Rameses' wife's name was Nefertari, not "Nefretiri", as in the film. This queen, though well-known, is not to be confused with the even more famous queen Nefertiti, who lived 75 years earlier. Both names mean "Beautiful."

  • True or False?

The Ten Commandments Answers

  1. Cecil B. DeMille
  2. Charlton Heston
  3. True
  4. Yul Brynner
  5. True
  6. True
  7. Amos Moses (novel Jerry Reed)
  8. False. He won it once for Ben Hur.
  9. Edward G. Robinson
  10. True

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