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How Did You Score on Our Jurassic Trivia Quiz?

Find out who won free tickets to a screening of the latest film tonight


Summer is blockbuster time. Now up: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hitting thousands of screens across the country today. Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles from the 2015 megahit Jurassic World.

We posted a trivia contest on our site this morning to give the rabid Jurassic fans among us a chance to see the latest installment in the popular series. When it ended at 1 pm, the names of those who answered all the questions correctly were entered in a drawing for two free tickets to a screening tonight, Friday, June 22, at AMC Loews Boston Common at 7:45 pm.

The winner is Marie Vearling (CGS’13, Sargent’15), a Questrom School of Business Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy administrator.

The questions and correct answers to our quiz are below. Thanks to all who took part.

1. The Fallen Kingdom score was composed by Oscar winner Michael Giacchino, composer of the Up (2009), Inside Out (2015), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) scores. Which Oscar-winning composer created the iconic score for the original Jurassic Park?

John Williams (Hon.’85)

 2. Spielberg’s original film was adapted from a novel by this best-selling author.

 Michael Crichton

 3. Which actor did Spielberg persuade to come out of a 14-year retirement to costar in 1993’s first film?

Richard Attenborough

 4. To create the sound of a T. rex’s roar in the original film, sound designers reportedly had to combine sound clips from a tiger, an alligator, and which baby animal?

An elephant

 5. Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, worked at Jurassic Park as a Velociraptor trainer in Jurassic World (2015), but prior to that was employed in which US military branch?


 6. Harvard geneticist George Church says it may one day be possible to re-create actual dinosaurs by examining the genomes of existing animals to replicate ancient DNA. He is already researching this process for which ancient animal?

The woolly mammoth

7. Paleontologists credited Jurassic Park with portraying dinosaurs accurately—the filmmakers consulted paleontologists during the production—but the latest films have been criticized for ignoring what recently discovered feature of dinosaurs?

Many dinosaurs had feathers.

 8. Known for uttering the iconic line, “Life finds a way,” in the original film, this actor is returning to the Jurassic franchise for the first time since appearing in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Jeff Goldblum

 9. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom what natural disaster threatens the island and its dinosaurs?

A volcano

 10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had its world premiere on May 21 in which European city?


Check out a trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here.

Sarah Wells can be reached at swells21@bu.edu.

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