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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Austrian Sam Spiegel (through his British company, Horizon Pictures), from a script by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson.

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. The film opens with T.E. Lawrence as a civilian, riding his motorcycle down a narrow English country road, only to be killed when he tries to avoid a collision with two boys who are bicycling on the wrong side of the road.

  • True or False?

2. The film then flashes back to Cairo during World War I, where T.E. Lawrence is a misfit army lieutenant, notable only for his insolence and knowledge of the Bedouin. Who played T.E. Lawrence?

  • Arthur Kennedy
  • Jack Hedley
  • Peter O'Toole

3. Alec Guinness had previously played Lawrence in the play Ross, and was briefly considered for the part, but David Lean and Sam Spiegel thought him too old. Who did Guinness play in Lawrence of Arabia?

  • King Rainier
  • Prince Faisal
  • Prince Hussein

4. Who played Auda abu Tayi?

  • Anthony Quinn
  • Zia Mohyeddin
  • Cher Kaoiu

5. The role of Sherif Ali was originally intended for Horst Buchholz but he was forced to turn it down owing to his commitment to Billy Wilder's movie One, Two, Three (1961). In Lawrence of Arabia, John Dimech played him.

  • True or False?

6. Although 227 minutes long, this film has no women in speaking roles. It is reportedly the longest film not to have any dialog spoken by a woman.

  • True or False?

7. Down to twenty men, Lawrence scouts the enemy-held city of Daraa with Ali, but is taken, along with several Arab residents, to the Turkish Bey. For striking the Bey after he is lasciviously stripped, ogled and prodded, Lawrence is severely beaten and then thrown out into the street. Who played the Turkish Bey?

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Jose Ferrer
  • Abraham Ingrid

8. In Jerusalem, Allenby urges him to go back to the fighting to support his "big push" on Damascus, but Lawrence is a changed, tormented man and, at first, does not want to return. Finally, Lawrence relents and recruits an army, including many killers and cutthroats motivated by money, rather than the Arab cause.

  • Jack Hawkins
  • Mangus O'Hara
  • Morgan Freemon

9. Lawrence is promoted to colonel and then immediately relieved of his command and sent home, his usefulness at an end. The negotiations are left to Feisal and the British and French diplomats. A dejected Lawrence is driven away in a staff car.

  • True or False?

10. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 1962, and won seven, including Best Picture. Who did NOT win an Oscar?

  • Sam Spiegel
  • David Lean
  • Peter O'Toole

Lawrence of Arabia Answers

  1. True
  2. Peter O'Toole
  3. Prince Faisal
  4. Anthony Quinn
  5. False. Omar Sharif played Sherif Ali.
  6. True
  7. Jose Ferrer
  8. Jack Hawkins
  9. True
  10. Peter O'Toole

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