Answers at the end for this Richard Linklater-centric examination of the nature of existence and also maybe hanging out.


1. “Slacker,” Linklater’s second feature after the little-seen “It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books,” was shot in ...


A. 1987


B. 1988


C. 1989


D. 1990


E. 1891, based on the amount of traffic


2. Which band was famously pursued for, but not actually on, the soundtrack to “Dazed and Confused,” neither the movie itself nor soundtrack albums?


A. Alice Cooper


B. Edgar Winter Group


C. Bob Dylan


D. Led Zeppelin


E. Nirvana


3. Which Philip K. Dick novel became a 2006 Linklater movie starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and a pre-”Iron Man” Robert Downey, Jr.?


A. “Minority Report”


B. “Blade Runner“


C. “A Scanner Darkly”


D. “The Man in the High Castle”


E. “Lonesome Dove”


4. Who played the “Me” in “Me and Orson Welles,” Linklater’s 2009 picture about the Mercury Theatre’s famous production of “Julius Caesar?”


A. Zac Efron


B. Zach Galifianakis


C. Zach Braff


D. Zachary Quinto


E. Zachary Taylor


5. What is the correct order of the “Before” movies?


A. “Before Midnight,” “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset”


B. “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset” “Before Midnight,”


C. “Before Sunrise,” “Before Midnight,” “Before Sunset”


D. “Before Midnight,” “Before Sunset,” “Before Sunrise”


E. “After Midnight, ”We Gonna Shake,“ “Your Tambourine”


6. “Last Flag Flying” was billed as a sequel, then it wasn’t billed as such, to what early 1970s New Hollywood classic?


A. “Five Easy Pieces”


B. “The Last Detail”


C. “The King of Marvin Gardens”


D. “Carnal Knowledge”


E. “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes”


7. In the opening scene of “Slacker,” where is Linklater’s character coming from when he gets into the cab?


A. A bus stop


B. An airport


C. The University of Texas


D. A bus station


E. Are we really coming from, or going to, anywhere, man?


8. Who wrote the play upon which Linklater’s 1996 movie “SubUrbia” was based?


A. David Mamet


B. Eric Bogosian


C. Aaron Sorkin


D. Aeschylus


E. All of the above


9. Where does “Bernie,” based on a real story about a real murder in a real Texas town, take place?


A. Paris


B. Buda


C. Carthage


D. Smithville


E. Oklahoma


10. What is the “top priority of the summer” in “Dazed and Confused?


A. A Kiss concert


B. An Aerosmith concert


C. A ZZ Top concert


D. Football practice


E. Your mom


ANSWERS: 1. C 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. B 7. D 8. B 9. C 10. B