The Ultimate Sister Act Quiz!

By: J.P. Naomi
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What happens when a lounge singer witnesses a mob crime? She goes undercover as a nun, of course! Take this quiz to remember all of your favorite scenes from Sister Act!

In which year was the premiere of Sister Act?

Sister Act was released on May 29, 1992. It was rated PG and ran for 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Who was the director of Sister Act?

Emile Ardolino died on November 20, 1993, at the age of 50. He was also known for his work as director of Dirty Dancing.

What is the name of the lead female character in Sister Act?

She was born Deloris Wilson and attended a Catholic school as a young child. She later adopted a different last name for her career,

Which famous actress plays the role of Deloris?

Whoopi Goldberg was born on November 13, 1955, in Manhattan, New York. She is known for her roles in The Color Purple, Deep South, and Ghost.

What is Deloris' profession?

Whoopi Goldberg began her career in 1982. She not only acted as a singer in this movie, but she also recorded her own music.

What is Deloris' new last name as a singer?

Deloris Van Cartier was a great stage name for Deloris Wilson. She performed on stage with two other women.

What is the name of Deloris' stage act?

The Ronelles were a parody of The Ronettes - a 1960s-themed act. Deloris performed with two other women in sparkly dresses and fancy hairdos.

What was the name of the club where The Ronelles performed?

The Moonlite Lounge was part of the Nevada Club. There is a real Moonlight Lounge in New Mexico, but not a Moonlite Lounge in Nevada.

Who is Vince LaRocca?

Vince LaRocca runs the Nevada Club where Deloris performs. He is not so much into legal activities and this will eventually get Deloris into trouble!

Who does Deloris witness Vince killing?

Deloris walks in the room while Ernie is being executed. Since she is a witness, Vince wants to kill her too!

Vince orders Joey and who else to kill Deloris?

Willy is portrayed by actor Richard Portnow. He was born on January 26, 1947, and has been acting since 1980.

What is the name of the police detective who helps Deloris?

Eddie Souther is portrayed by Bill Nunn. Bill was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 1953. He died of leukemia in 2016.

Where does Deloris go into witness protection?

Eddie takes her to a Roman Catholic Church. Deloris is fully against the idea, but in order to give Eddie time to track down and arrest Vince, Joey, and Willy, she'll need to stay at the church.

What is the name of the church where Deloris will stay?

St. Katherine's Roman Catholic Church is run by a strict nun. Deloris is deeply against this idea, but she is forced to stay there and follow the game plan.

Where is St. Katherine's Church located in Sister Act?

St. Katherine's is located in a shady, run-down neighborhood of San Francisco. The idea of disguising Deloris as a nun came from Eddie Souther.

Who is the head nun in charge of St. Katherine's?

The Reverend Mother is totally against the idea of a lounge singer coming into her convent. However, Monsignor O'Hara and Souther convince her that Deloris must stay.

Which famous actress plays the role of Reverend Mother?

Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith on December 28, 1934. She is a British actress and still active as of 2016!

What is the sisterly name given to Deloris?

Sister Mary Clarence naturally objects to all of the rules of being a nun. She has a negative attitude as soon as her stay begins!

What characteristic describes Sister Mary Lazarus?

Sister Mary Lazarus is rather deadpan. She is portrayed by actress Mary Wickes. Wickes was born in 1910 and was 82 when filming Sister Act!

Actress Kathy Najimy plays which sister in Sister Act?

Kathy Najimy was born on February 6, 1957, in San Diego, California. Sister Act was her first major role in film.

Who is the shy and quiet nun who befriends Mary Clarence?

Sister Mary Robert is portrayed by actress Wendy Makkena. She landed her first movie role in Eight Men Out in 1988.

Where does Sister Mary Clarence sneak off to one night, against convent rules?

Mary Clarence is followed by some of the other nuns. They eventually get caught and are scolded by the Reverend Mother.

What punishment does the Reverend Mother give to Mary Clarence?

Mary Clarence joins the disorganized choir and the nuns find out about her vocal talent. They plead with her to direct them.

In a miraculous turnaround of the choir, Mary Clarence leads the choir in their first performance of what song?

The choir begins Hail Holy Queen in a traditional manner, much to the delight of the Reverend Mother, but then shifts into a gospel rock and roll performance which she does NOT like one bit!

Reverend Mother is disgusted by the rock and roll performance and orders which sister to take over the choir once again?

The Reverend Mother tells Sister Mary Lazarus to resume her role as choir director. The name Lazarus is frequently referenced as a restoration of life. The Bible story tells of Jesus restoring life to Lazarus four days after his death.

Who plays the piano for the choir?

Sister Alma is portrayed by actress Rose Parenti. Rose was born in 1911 and died four years after the release of Sister Act.

Who convinces the Reverend Mother that Deloris is actually good for the choir and the church?

Monsignor O'Hara is portrayed by actor Joseph Maher, born on December 29, 1933. He passed away six years after the release of Sister Act.

How does Mary Clarence change a performance of My Guy into a church-appropriate song?

As the choir continues their amazing performances, more and more people are coming in from the streets to attend church. This is a transforming choir!

Much to the surprise and delight of the nuns, who is scheduled to visit the church to hear the choir?

The camera shows the back of the Pope from the balcony as he watches the choir sing. At the end of the performance, Mary Clarence points up to the balcony in praise.

What song do Deloris and the choir sing for the Pope?

I Will Follow Him was a hit song, recorded in 1962. Deloris rearranged it and turned it into a church-appropriate song that was loved by all.

What is the name of the police officer on Vince's payroll?

Detective Tate was portrayed by Guy Boyd, but he was not listed in the credits. He was born in 1943 and is still actively working as of 2016.

What gift does Mary Robert give to Mary Clarence on her first night in the convent?

"Out of bed you daisy head" - the alarm clock was a daisy flower clock. Mary Robert innocently gave it to Mary Clarence, who was having a hard time adjusting to life as a nun!

Sister Mary Clarence says, "And by the power invested in me, I pronounce us" what?

At their first meal together, the nuns ask Mary Clarence to say grace. She makes up a prayer: Bless us, oh Lord, for these Thy gifts which we are about to receive. And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of no food, I will fear no hunger. We want you to give us this day, our daily bread. And to the republic for which it stands, and by the power invested in me, I pronounce us ready to eat. Amen.

What does Deloris do before Willy and Joey attempt to kill her?

Deloris prays: Lord, I want you to forgive Willy and Joey, because they know not what they do. They're only doin' what Vince told 'em to do, because Vince is too chicken to do it himself! So he's called upon these two men to take care of his business! So I want you to forgive them, Lord. Espectum, espertum, cacoomb, toutu, eplubium. Amen!

Where is the Moonlite Lounge located?

Some of the nuns hop in a helicopter and head to Reno to rescue Mary Clarence, who they now know is Deloris Van Cartier! By the end of the film, the bad guys head to jail and Deloris stays in touch with the nuns of St. Katherine's.

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