Film Quiz On Disability

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For all the movie-buffs among us, we present you with a smart Filmy Quiz spiced up with interesting facts. Please feel free to play with the following questions.

The answers can be found in this link: Film Quiz Answers but try to complete the quiz on your own.





1. Which of these films is based on the life of a deaf-blind person and is an adaptation of Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life?

o   Khamoshi

o   Koshish

o   U, Me Aur Hum

o   Black

INTERESTING FACT- Helen Keller was an American author, activist and lecturer who was the first deaf/blind person to graduate from college. She was a tireless advocate for people with disabilities and numerous other causes.

INTERESTING FACT- Zamir Dhamle in Ahmedabad is deaf-blind and works for Sense International, is married and has a daughter. Pradip Sinha, in Mumbai, who is also deaf-blind, works as a computer trainer.


2. Which disability does the child Ishaan have in the movie Taare Zameen Par and what disability did his friend have?

o   Dyslexia

o   Alzheimer’s Disease

o   Cancer

o   Autism

INTERESTING FACT -Thomas Edison, the famous inventor, had dyslexia. He patented over a thousand, inventions; among his most famous are: the phonograph (1877), the electric light bulb (1879), the dictating machine, and the motion picture (1896).

INTERESTING FACT -Tom Cruise, the famous actor, who has severe dyslexia, never finished High School although he could memorize his lines and perform on both the stage and screen.


3. In which of these movies has Pooja Bhatt played the role of a person who has schizophrenia, who is later killed in a fire?

o   Border

o   Sir

o   Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee

o   Amnesia

INTERESTING FACT: Schizophrenia is a challenging disorder that makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function normally.

INTERESTING FACT: With the right treatment and support, schizophrenia can be successfully managed.


4. In which of these Hindi movies does Amitabh Bachchan play the role of a 13-year-old boy who has Progeria?

o   Aladin

o   Paa

o   Cheeni Kum

o   Kandahar

INTERESTING FACT– Progeria was first described by Dr Jonathan Hutchinson in 1886 and Dr Hastings Gilford in 1904. It is also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

INTERESTING FACT– In the state of Bihar in India, Bisul Khan and his wife Razia Khatoon have a total of seven children of which five live with the Progeria syndrome.


5. Which of these Hrithik Roshan movies is about a married nurse falling in love with a wheelchair user?   (Do not refer to them as patients)

o   Guzaarish

o   Jodha Akbar

o   Mission Kashmir

o   Krrish

INTERESTING FACT– Navin Gulia, a wheelchair user, is an adventurous personality. He is an ex-army officer who created a world record in an adventure all-terrain driving by driving non-stop for 55 hrs to reach the world’s highest motorable mountain pass, the formidable Marsimik La at 18632 feet in Ladakh. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards.


6. Which of these movies has Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri playing the role of a deaf and mute couple?

o   Dhoop Chhaon

o   Pati, Patni Aur Woh

o   Koshish

o   Khilona

INTERESTING FACT– Deaf people are not dumb. Some deaf people use their voices and some communicate in sign language.

INTERESTING FACT- Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, whose mother and wife were both deaf, was also a great advocate of Oral Education for people with hearing impairment.


7.   Which of these Bollywood movies is about a person with Aspergers Syndrome?

o   My Name is Khan

o   Khamoshi

o   Black

o   Silsila

INTERESTING FACT– Aspergers Syndrome is a form of autism which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people

INTERESTING FACT– Bill Gates, the philanthropist, the founder of Microsoft and the author of several books, is long suspected to have Asperger’s syndrome.


8. In which movies have Amir Khan played the role of a person who has amnesia?

o   Dil

o   Sarfarosh

o   Akele Ham Akele Tum

o   Ghajini

INTERESTING FACT- An amnesia is a form of memory loss. Some people with amnesia have difficulty forming new memories. Others cannot recall past experiences. They usually retain the knowledge of their own identity as well as motor skills.

INTERESTING FACT-Steve Wozniak, the person who co-founded Apple computers with Steve Jobs, had amnesia for a short time after a 1981 plane crash.


9. In which movies have Naseeruddin Shah played the role of a blind person?

o   Sparsh

o   Lamhe

o   Dirty picture

o   Arth

INTERESTING FACT– Binod Behari Mukherjee, one of the pioneers of Indian modern art, a painter and a celebrated muralist, became blind by the age of fifty after which he started making drawings and small sculptures based upon figural images he made by folding papers.

INTERESTING FACT– Preeti Monga from Delhi, blind since the age of six, recipient of the “red and white bravery award” and the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award is the first visually impaired aerobics instructor in the country and is also a motivational speaker and trainer.


10. The film is about two boys who befriend each other. One is blind and the other has lost a foot (amputee).

o   Sholay

o   Sathi

o   Dosti

o   Ganga Jamuna Saraswati

INTERESTING FACT-Sudha Chandran (the Indian actress and classical dancer) dances with a Jaipur foot and today acts in a variety of TV serials.

INTERESTING FACT- KT Udaya Kiran, who is thirty-three years of age and who has completed a PhD in music at the University of Mysore, is blind.


11. In which of these Hindi movies does Nana Patekar play the role of a deaf person?

o   Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

o   Aab Tak Chhapan

o   Khamoshi -The Musical

o   Waqt

INTERESTING FACT – In India, there is an All India Cricket Association for the Deaf. Anjan Bhattacharya, who was born on October 15, 1951, in West Bengal, is deaf and represented India and earned a good name and fame in the sport.

INTERESTING FACT -September 26 is celebrated as the Day of the Deaf in India.


12. Which of these Hindi movies is about a person with Multiple Personality Disorder?

o   Barfi!

o   Aparichit

o   Prem Rog

o   Koyla

INTERESTING FACT – Multiple personality disorder also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personality states are present in, and alternately take control of, an individual.

INTERESTING FACT – Robert Stevenson’s famous novel, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” deals with multiple personality disorder with Dr Henry Jekyll, who is widely respected, successful, and possesses a brilliant intellect, and his alternate personality Mr Hyde who is an amoral character.


13- Which of these Bollywood movies is about a person with autism?

o   Apna Aasmaan

o   Beta

o   Shor

o   Fir Milenge

INTERESTING FACT–Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication and repetitive behaviour.

INTERESTING FACT –The most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between two and three years of age.

INTERESTING FACT– Each individual with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills.


14 -In which of these Hindi movies does Preity Zinta play the role of a Schizophrenia patient?

o   Refugee

o   Koi Mil Gaya

o   Armaan

o   Kal Ho Na Ho

INTERESTING FACT -Schizophrenia is a challenging disorder that makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function normally.

INTERESTING FACT -Schizophrenia can be successfully managed with the right treatment and support.


15 – In which of these Hollywood movies does a man having intellectual impairment (mental retardation) fight for custody of his 7-year-old daughter?

o   Passion Fish

o   Door to Door

o   Water Dance

o   I am Sam

INTERESTING FACT– Intellectual disability (previously known as Mental Retardation) means that an individual mentally develops at a below-average rate.

INTERESTING FACT – Intellectual Disability (sometimes called Cognitive Disability) is not a disease, a contagious condition or a mental illness.

INTERESTING FACT – Children with cognitive disabilities may develop slower than other children in terms of speaking, walking and taking care of themselves (showering, eating, dressing, etc).


16- Which Marathi film features a child with Down syndrome who later takes up competitive swimming?

o   Mokala Shwas

o   Yellow

o   Buddies

o   Ajinkya

INTERESTING FACT- Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder and is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. It is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome.

INTERESTING FACT- Watch the film Indelible, which is India’s official film for The World Down Syndrome Congress, 2012.