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Dances with Wolves

What do you know about the Western Dances with Wolves? Try this Western Film FUN Trivia. "Check Your Answers" at the bottom of the page.

Film and TV Westerns1. How many Academy Awards did the picture win?

  • 1 award
  • 5 awards
  • 7 awards

2. Kevin Costner won an Academy Award for Dances with Wolves. What award did he win?

  • Best Actor
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay Adaptation

3. Despite portraying the adopted daughter of Graham Greene's character Kicking Bird, Mary McDonnell, then 37, was actually two months older than Greene, and less than two years younger than Tantoo Cardinal, the actress playing her adoptive mother.

  • True or False?

4. Who composed Dances with Wolves' Award-winning score, which became a very popular film score?

  • John Barry
  • Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Andre Previn

5. What is Kevin Costner's character in Dances with Wolves?

  • Lieutenant John J. Dunbar
  • Captain Bernard Hayes
  • Col. George Crook

6. Some Sioux youths hear that Dunbar is at the old fort and attempt to capture his horse in order to become heroes. Dunbar's horse escapes by pulling off the rider holding on his bridle and returns to the post. This happens again later when several adult members of the tribe try to take the horse but the man holding the horse's reins is again pulled off and the horse escapes. What is the horses name?

  • Trigger
  • Champ
  • Cisco

7. What role does actor Wes Studi play in Dances with Wolves?

  • Pawnee warrior
  • Magua
  • Joe Leaphorn

8. Who said, "Sir knight? I've just pissed in my pants... and nobody can do anything about it."?

  • Major Fambrough
  • Lieutenant Elgin
  • General Tide

9. Michael Blake's daughter Audrey Blake, plays Stands With A Fist as a child. She is seen running away from the Pawnee party that killed her family in the dream sequence.

  • True or False?

10. Dances with Wolves was only the second Western (up to that time) to win the Academy Award's Best Picture.  The other one was the 1931 winner. What was the movie?

  • Cimarron 1931 (film)
  • Billy the Kid
  • Stagecoach

Check Your Answers


Dances with Wolves [Answers]

  1. 7 awards
  2. Best Director
  3. True
  4. John Barry
  5. Lieutenant John J. Dunbar
  6. Cisco
  7. Pawnee warrior
  8. Major Fambrough
  9. False, Kevin Costner's daughter Annie Costner
  10. Cimarron (1931 film)

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