How well do you remember "Jaws"?

By: Torrance Grey
Image: Zanuck/Brown Productions Universal Pictures

About This Quiz

Think you know all there is to know about the 1975 movie Jaws? Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember.

If you read the book Jaws by Peter Benchley, you would probably have agreed that it would make a great movie. But, no one could have anticipated that a mechanical shark could have inspired so much fear in beachgoers that they avoided the nation's beaches for months.

Who knew that a movie with a budget of a mere $9 million would end up grossing over $470 million (the highest ever until the release of Star Wars in 1977)? In fact, the movie almost made back its production costs in the first weekend.

The film pushed movie boundaries in several ways, mainly in its use of suspense. However, the technique Spielberg used in the movie wasn't intentional, but rather the result of those crazy mechanical sharks. Unfortunately for Spielberg, the sharks did not always cooperate, often refusing to work at all, so he was forced to use sound, specifically music, to let viewers know that the shark was near. This type of suspenseful play was a technique used heavily by Alfred Hitchcock, and it certainly worked for Spielberg... and millions of viewers.

If you're ready to swim with the big fish, take this quiz! 

What is the name of the island on which "Jaws" takes place?

What are the residents about to celebrate and profit from?

Where is Chief Martin Brody from?

What kind of dog do the Brodys have?

What line of work is Amity Island's mayor in?

How much is the bounty Mrs. Kinter offers for the shark that killed her son Alex?

What do the two townie men throw off the pier to attract the shark?

What kind of shark do the local fishermen catch, that is believed to be the killer?

What fear does Chief Brody suffer from?

When Hooper cuts open the shark, what surprising object does he find?

How does Quint get everyone's attention at the town meeting?

Why is Brody's son Michael admitted to the hospital?

To what does Hooper compare the shark's tooth that he found in the destroyed boat?

What distracts the townspeople from seeing the shark enter the pond?

What is the name of Quint's boat?

What kind of knot does Quint demand Hooper make to prove his skills?

Which line did Roy Scheider ad-lib?

What scar does Hooper say tops the scar-comparing contest?

On what doomed ship did Quint serve?

Who is Brody trying to call when Quint smashes the radio?

Why does Hooper go down in the shark cage?

Why is Hooper unable to shoot the shark from the safety of the cage?

How does Hooper survive after the shark destroys the cage?

How does Quint die?

How does Brody kill the shark?

How do Brody and Hooper get back to land?

How many people total does the shark kill?

Who played the shark hunter Quint?

Who played marine biologist Matt Hooper?

What was the name of the novel that inspired "Jaws"?

Who did "Jaws" author Peter Benchley play in the movie?

Steven Spielberg famously named the mechanical shark "Bruce" after whom?

What is the MPAA rating for the film?

Which of these is NOT a sequel to "Jaws"?

Why doesn't the mayor agree to close the beach on the Fourth of July weekend?

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