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The Elmore Leonard Quiz - Crime Writer Extraordinaire

A quiz about a favorite of mine, American crime writer Elmore Leonard. Sadly he passed away today. Maybe you'll recognize some of his works. Enjoy! 14 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Elmore Leonard was born Oct. 11, 1925 in what city?

  • Coral Gables, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Gary, IN

Question 2 Photo

What genre were his first writings in the 50's and 60's?

  • Westerns
  • Educational
  • Advertising
  • Crime

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Which of these "does not" describe the usual Leonard character?

  • Morally Ambivalent About Crime
  • Black Humored
  • Wickedly Acute Depiction of Human Behavior
  • Judgmental and Condescending

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Who is this actor that starred in the 1959 film adaptation of his book "3:10 to Yuma"?

  • Audie Murphy
  • Glenn Ford
  • Charleton Heston
  • Henry Fonda

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What 1972 film starring Clint Eastwood did Leonard write the screenplay for?

  • Two Mules for Sister Sara
  • The Enforcer
  • Joe Kidd
  • The Eiger Sanction

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What 1967 film starring Paul Newman was based on his story about a white man raised by Apaches?

  • Hombre
  • Trail of the Apache
  • Shalako
  • A Crooked Sky

Question 7 Photo

What company did Leonard write ads for early in his career?

  • RCA
  • Schlitz Beer
  • Chevrolet
  • Marlboro

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Director Steven Soderbergh stayed faithful to the story and dialogue in the film starring George Clooney based on what Leonard novel?

  • Oceans Eleven
  • Out of Sight
  • Bandits
  • Intolerable Cruelty

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What is the name of this actor who starred in the 1974 film "Mr. Majestyk" Leonard wrote the screenplay for?

  • James Coburn
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Steve McQueen
  • Charles Bronson

Question 10 Photo

What actor played Chili Palmer in "Get Shorty" and "Be Cool," both based on Leonard novels?

  • John Travolta
  • Bruce Willis
  • Dennis Farina
  • Danny Devito

Question 11 Photo

What Leonard novel was Quentin Tarantino's film "Jackie Brown" based on?

  • Freaky Deaky
  • Killshot
  • Rum Punch
  • Pronto

Question 12 Photo

The TV series "Karen Sisco" was based on the character from the film "Out of Sight." Who played Sisco in the film?

  • Eva Mendez
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Zoe Saldana

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What actor currently portrays U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on the series "Justified" which is based on short stories by Leonard?

  • Jared Padalecki
  • Dylan McDermott
  • David Boreanaz
  • Timothy Olyphant

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Which of these titles is NOT a short story featuring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens?

  • Killshot
  • Pronto
  • Riding the Rap
  • Fire in the Hole