The Truman Show quiz

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Olivia Cantor

4 Min Quiz

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The Truman Show is a very controversial dark comedy film in the ‘90s which still carries a very timely theme, especially in today’s media-saturated world. Think you can recall details of this film? Take the quiz and find out!

The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by this Australian filmmaker.

The last film Peter Weir directed is The Way Back released in 2010.

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The intriguing story is based on the script written by this award-winning scriptwriter.

Niccol won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Truman Show.

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Who is the lead character of The Truman Show?

Truman is a fictional character who’s being filmed as a real character. Yes, it’s that meta.

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Who played Truman Burbank?

The Truman Show gave comedian Carrey the chance to show off some of his dramatic acting side.

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The Truman Show is about a man who doesn’t know that he is the star of this kind of TV show.

Aptly enough, the reality show is called The Truman Show, but Truman doesn’t know that.

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The Truman Show is “set” in this fictional town.

Seahaven is a huge set set up inside a huge dome to look like a real town.

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What is the name of the TV director-creator of The Truman Show?

Christof was played by Ed Harris.

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The director created a trauma for Truman so he won’t be tempted to cross the waters and explore life outside Seahaven. What kind of trauma is this?

An adult Truman feels seasick even before setting foot in a boat, no thanks to a childhood trauma.

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How did Truman acquire his aquaphobia?

Due to this incident, the fear of crossing any body of water, even just a bridge, was successful in installing this fear in poor Truman.

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What is Truman’s wife’s name?

In this TV show-within-a-film, though, Meryl is actress Hannah Gill playing Meryl.

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What is Truman’s job?

The desk job is rather boring to Truman already, who’s yearning for an adventure.

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What is Meryl Burbank’s job?

Meryl is always in a nurse costume and rides a bike to work.

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The vintage look of Seahaven is inspired from this painter’s works of art.

Norman Rockwell's paintings and other '60s postcards were the visual pegs of the film's production designers.

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Truman has one true love, apparently, but it's not his wife. What is her name?

Lauren was played by Natascha McElhone.

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In reality, Lauren is Sylvia, an actress who wanted to tell Truman the truth about himself. What happened to her?

It was made to appear that Lauren’s parents were moving, so they had to leave Seahaven abruptly.

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Where did Lauren’s dad say they will move to?

Due to this Fiji incident, Truman developed a hidden desire to go there, which became a motivation for him to conquer his fears.

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Truman discusses his life frustrations with his best friend. What is his name?

In a friendly way, Marlon tries to discourage Truman from leaving Seahaven and pursuing adventures.

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What is Marlon’s job in the show?

Truman and Marlon always try to chill after work.

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Since the TV show makes money through advertising, Meryl always advertises items in this "hidden" manner.

Meryl always turns to "product placement mode” whenever she introduces an item to Truman’s TV audience.

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For his own product placement, what item does Marlon always carry around whenever he’s meeting Truman after work?

As his signature product, Marlon always advertises the same beer brand throughout the show.

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What incident does Truman first suspect that something is going on in his world?

On his way to work one day, he “accidentally" hears his every move being broadcast over the car radio.

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What other incident happens which Truman suspects as out of the ordinary?

In order to test his new theory of conspiracy, Truman goes inside a building unscheduled, to the shock of the cast and crew working there.

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While millions are tuned in to The Truman Show, many also think it’s inhuman and want to stop it. What is this counter-movement called?

The Free Truman movement thinks it’s improper for people like Truman to be unknowingly subjected to media audiences that way.

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How long has Truman been in the reality TV show?

Truman was the first baby adopted by a corporation, the one responsible in producing The Truman Show.

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In the film, how old is Truman when he experiences being restless in Seahaven?

Truman laments that he has reached 30 without even seeing the world.

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In true TV melodrama fashion, Christof resurrects Truman’s “dead” father and gives him this classic TV soap opera disease.

The writers of the show throw in this sudden amnesia plot when the actor who played Truman’s father reappeared on the set unannounced.

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A talk show that discusses The Truman Show also airs in the film. What is its title?

TruTalk is where people discuss the goings-on of The Truman Show and its characters.

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Where is Christof’s production office located in Seahaven?

The ever-present moon atop the makeshift town serves as the eye that sees all in Truman’s world.

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What does Truman do to test his theory to a disbelieving Meryl that everything is controlled around him according to his actions?

Truman tests the intentional traffic that happens and the different artificial roadblocks to hinder him from leaving Seahaven.

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Truman decides to escape one day, prompting Christof to do this for the first time.

The whole town’s cast and crew tried to find Truman when they stopped airing live on TV.

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Where did they find the escaped Truman?

Truman tried to cross the sea for the first time in his life.

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What did Christof do to stop Truman from leaving?

Christof hopes to scare Truman with the storm, but he kept on sailing.

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Truman finally reaches one end of the dome wall, and is surprised to see this there.

A long staircase leads to the exit door, which excited Truman to see.

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What is Truman’s signature catch phrase?

Truman says this to people he greets on a regular basis in the morning, like his neighbors.

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When The Truman Show finally went off the air, what did the viewers do?

People reached out for the TV Guide to see what else is on.

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