Take The 'Independence Day' Quiz!


By: Allie T.

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Aliens, spaceships, and invasion! How well do you remember the events leading up to the world kicking some alien butt on the 4th of July? Take the quiz to find out!

What happens on July 2nd?

S.E.T.I. gets the first notification of earth's alien visitors. The signal is coming from the moon.


At the beginning of the movie the President's approval rating dips below 40% because the country feels they elected a warrior but got a _______?

On the news programs and in the papers the media is attacking the President's age at why he cannot stand up to Congress.


Before David bike rides off to work, who is he playing chess with?

He and his father are playing chess in Central Park.


The drunk crop duster is ________?

Russell dust crops the wrong field.


The first country to see an alien ship is _______?

In the northern desert. The second confirmed sighting is in the Persian Gulf.


Who stumbles out of their house to grab the newspaper and sees an alien ship?

Hiller turns on the news, watches neighbors move out of their homes, and after grabbing the paper finally sees the ship above him when a heliocoper flies overhead.


How many city-sized spacecrafts arrive at the start?

On Levinson's TV, the newscaster approximated the number between 10 to 15 as he reported the news of the invasion.


What does Levinson discover is hidden within the satellite feed?

Levinson says it is the countdown to extinction.


According to David Levinson, how long do they have before the signal disappears?

In six hours the countdown is over and Levinson says it's, "Checkmate."


Who does David try to warn at the White House of the impending attack?

Constance Spano is David's ex-wife. She hangs up on him thinking that he's just being paranoid.


What happens to the Welcome Wagon dispatched to the alien ship?

The doors open in the spaceship and a single shot is fired destroying the heleicoper.


What happens to the First Lady's helicopter?

She survives the helicopter crash.


Who plays Captain Steven Hiller?

Will Smith can be seen as Howard Inlet in 'Collateral Beauty' and Scott Ward in 'Bright.'


The President was a fighter pilot during the ______?

The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield, were operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm.


The fighter planes cannot attack the spaceships because of an __________ protecting them?

The alien fighter ships that attack the U.S. fighter jets also have the same protective shield.


What does Captain Steven Hiller say after he punches the alien?

After that he lights up a cigar and says now that's a close encounter!


Who drives the truck picking up survivors and finds the First Lady?

Jasmine is Steven's girlfriend. She, her little boy, and a dog named Boomer escaped the attack on Los Angeles.


The President discovers that there is an actual ___

The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is rumored to house aliens and alien spacecrafts.


_________ has been heading up the research department at area 51?

Dr. Okun has been in charge at Area 51 for the last 15 years.


Who picks up Hiller and the alien in tne desert?

Russell claims he was taken and tested on by these aliens. No one beleived him - until now.


What happens when the scientists try to operate on the alien?

The alien takes over the room and uses Dr. Okun as apuppet to communicate. When the alien teelpathcially connects to the Pfreseident, it's killed.


What does the President learn about the aliens when it telepathically connects?

Once the aliens consume every available resource they move on to the next planet.


What do they try to do to destroy the alien spaceship over Houston?

They think they got the target but then they see the ship still in the sky.


Who plays President Thomas J. Whitmore?

Bill Pullman can be seen as President Whitmore in 'Independence Day: Resurgence' and as Lefty Brown in 'The Ballad of Lefty Brown.'


What happens to the First Lady?

The First Lady has internal bleeding that cannot be stopped.


How does Levinson propose they take down the alien's protective shields?

Levinson wants to dock with the mother ship and upload a virus that will span out to all the alien ships.


How does the U.S. contact the rest of the world to set up a massive counter-attack?

Morse code is an alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short signals of light or sound.


How long will Hiller and Levinson have to get out of the mother ship once they upload the virus and fire the nuke?

David assures his ex-wife that they will be on their way before they fire off the nuke.


Before Hiller takes off in the spaceship, he and Jasmine ________?

Levinson and Constance are the witnesses and Jasmine's son is the ring bearer.


Humans fight for the freedom from annihilation on _____?

The President comments in his speech to the troops that if they defeat the aliens today, the 4th of July will not be soely an American Holiday, but an Independace Day for the world.


Before being abducted by aliens and experimented on, Russell was a pilot in the _______ war?

The Vietnam War was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1, 1955, to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.


The President decides to _______?

The President says he belongs in the air. After all, he is a pilot.


Who plays David Levinson?

Jeff Goldblum can be seen as David Levinson in 'Independence Day: Resurgence,' and as the Grandmaster in 'Thor: Ragnarok .'


Hiller tells Levinson that they cannot smoke the cigars until _________?

"The fat lady sings," means that nothing is irreversible until the final act is played out.


Who has the last missile and must fly into the spaceship to save Area 51?

Russell cannot fire his missile, so he must hand deliver it to the spaceship.


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