Quiz: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Enjoy this no-pressure quiz packed with behind-the-scenes facts to see just how well you know the heartwarming blockbuster. 

SPOILERS: If you haven’t seen the movie yet, put on some socks – we recommend the E.T. Athletic Be Good– and watch it already!

Let’s start easy:

1. Which one is E.T.?

Fun Fact: E.T.’s face was inspired by different historical figures – including Albert Einstein. Other features included those of writers Ernest Hemingway and Carl Sandburg. The alien’s aesthetic is due to Spielberg's great work with the incredible designer Carlo Rambaldi.

2. Who finds him and where?

a) Gertie in the attic

b) Elliott in the woods

c) Michael in the garden

d) Elliott in the shed

Fun Fact: Most films are not shot in chronological order due to conflicts with locations, schedules, budgets etc. However, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the few studio-film exceptions that was filmed in order. Spielberg made that decision to make it easier for the children to have continuity as if it were real life.

3. Finish this sentence: “E.T. phone _____________.”

a) Dad

b) Mom

c) The sun

d) Home

Fun Fact: Many of the doctors and nurses that appear in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial were not actors. They were real-life emergency room technicians told to treat E.T. the same way they would treat a real person.

4. Where does E.T. point when he says, “I’ll be right here”?

a) Elliott’s forehead

b) Elliott’s heart

c) Gertie’s heart

d) Gertie’s forehead

Quiz Answers: C, B, D, A

Now it’s time to rewatch this classic!

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