Grab The Gold With The "National Treasure" Quiz

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Discover what you know about Ben's hunt for the treasure!

What is the name of the ship that they find at the start of the movie?

Charlotte was an English merchant ship built in the River Thames in 1784 and chartered in 1786 to carry convicts as part of the First Fleet to New South Wales.

Who is Ben's computer genius that he brings along on the adventure?

Ben and Ian find Riley in a windowless cubical when they talk him into treasure hunting. Riley does not want to go back there ever again.

What does Ben find on ship?

A Meerschaum pipe is a smoking pipe made from the mineral sepiolite. Meerschaum is German for foam of the sea.

Who is the villain with an endless supply of money that wants the treasure?

Ian Howe will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it resorts to thief or murder.

What does Ben decide to steal after meeting Abigail Chase for the first time?

Ben is standing over the Declaration of Independence reciting a part of the declaration he loves the most. Realizing he has an obligation to stop Ian, he vows to steal the Declaration of Independence.

Ben paraphrases who when he shows Riley there is a way to steal the Declaration of Independence?

Ben's Thomas Edison quote "I didn't fail; I found out 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb." Ben then adds, "But he only needed to find one way to make it work."

Ben decides to steal the Declaration of Independence when it's in the ___________?

The Preservation Room is where they clean, repair, and maintain all the documents and their storage housings when they are not on display or in the vault.

When Ben meets Dr. Chase for the first time, he asks if her accent is Pennsylvania Dutch. What does she reply with?

The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic.

What is Ben's middle name?

Ben's first and middle names are after Benjamin Franklin.

Why does Ben send Abigail the missing button from George Washington's campaign?

Before giving it to her, he coated the button with an invisible substance. He needed her to handle the button and then go to the keyboard to enter her password to get into the Preservation Room. From there Riley could look at the keyboard and come up with password anagrams from the buttons she pushed.

What is the fake name Ben gives Abigail at their first meeting?

He gives her a fake name because the name Gates has a bad reputation of being the family with the conspiracy theory about the Founding Fathers.

What is Abigail's password to get into the Preservation Room?

Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. It is a national park.

What does Ben find in a brick wall by the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall?

Along with the regular clear lenses, these bifocals have special added red, blue, and green lenses.

How much does Ben pay for a fake Declaration of Independence?

Ben also "buys' the real Declaration of Independence and uses a credit card to pay for it all. That's how the FBI figures out who he is.

What member of the Gates family thinks the legend of the treasure is a fool's errand?

Patrick complains that he wasted 20 years of his life chasing the treasure. Now he's the black sheep of the family since he has a job, health insurance, and a pension.

Who plays Benjamin Gates?

Nicolas Cage can be seen as Gary Faulkner in 'Army of One' and as John Dromoor in 'Vengeance: A Love Story.'

What does Ian steal from Abigail?

Ben bought a reproduction of Declaration of Independence in the National Archives store as he was stealing the real one.

What does Ben think is on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

Ben hopes that there is a invisible map that leads directly to the treasure. What he finds is more clues.

Where does Ben meet Abigail for the first time?

The National Archives holds the records of the United States Federal government.

What does Patrick offer Riley, Ben, and Abigail when they arrive at his house with the Declaration of Independence?

After warning Ben that they had better not be there because of that dumb treasure he offers them some pepperoni pizza.

Who plays Riley Poole?

Justin plays Doug in 'The Hangover' movies and Josh Barrett in the TV series 'Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life.'

When the trio tries to read the invisible map on the back of the Declaration of Independence they use lemon juice only and fail. What do they need to add with the lemon juice to make the map visible?

Ben and Abigail first breathe together on the map and see something become visible. They use a hairdryer for the rest of the document.

To crack the code on the back of the map, Ben needs several letters written by Benjamin Franklin to the New England Courant. What pen name did Ben use when writing the letters?

Mrs. Silence Dogood was a pen name used by Benjamin Franklin to get his work published in the New-England Courant, a newspaper founded and published by his brother James Franklin.

Patrick donated the Silence Dogood to the ______ long before Ben and crew arrived on his doorstep.

The Franklin Institute is located in the heart of Philadelphia. It is one of America's most celebrated museums—a renowned leader in science and technology.

A _________ is found on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

An Ottendorf cipher is a book cipher in which the key is some aspect of a book or other piece of text.

Where do Ben, Abigail, and Riley go shopping for new clothes after the Gala?

Ben and Abigail are in dressing stalls next to one another discussing why Ben's father jumped to the conclusion that Abigail is pregnant when they arrived unannounced to his home.

What does Riley know that draws a blank with Ben when it comes to their discussion on time?

Englishman William Willett led the first campaign to implement daylight saving time.

Who cast the Liberty Bell?

John Pass and John Snow cast the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. It's this bell that would ring to call lawmakers to their meetings and the townspeople together to hear the reading of the news.

Who plays Ian Howe?

Sean Bean can be seen as Boromir in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and as John Marlott in the 'The Frankenstein Chronicles.' Sean frequently takes roles where his character dies.

When wearing Ben Franklin's bifocals, what does the map on the back of the Declaration of Independence read?

Along with "Heere at the Wall" there is a cross and the symbol for trinity. Once Ben discovers that if you raise the blue lens and look through the green only, he discovers more clues.

The clue from Ben Franklin's bifocals sends the trio to ________?

Originally built in 1696-97, the church was the first site of King's College, now Columbia University, and is the burial place of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton.

The FBI agent that hunts down Ben is also a _________?

Freemasonry consists of fraternal organizations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.

Once inside of the church, they find the entrance to the treasure chambers behind a _________?

The last clue is for them to look under Parkington Lane. At first they think it's a street that runs under the church, but realize Parkington Lane is a person.

Who plays Abigail Chase?

Diane Kruger can be seen as Kathy Ertz in 'The Infiltrator' and as Elizabeth in 'Fathers & Daughters.'

When they find the treasure, what excites Abigail?

The library was part of a larger research institution called the Museum of Alexandria, where many of the most famous thinkers of the ancient world studied. The library was created by Ptolemy I Soter, who was a Macedonian general and the successor of Alexander the Great. Most of the books were kept as papyrus scrolls.

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