"The Shawshank Redemption" Trivia and Answers

"The Shawshank Redemption" is an oddball and as such TriviaQN loves it! This is a film that almost flopped at the time of its release but is now considered by many to be the best film of the 1990s. But are you aware of the wealth of trivia surrounding the film? TriviaQN is here to educate and entertain you with our multiple choice questions on it!

Hard

What tool does Andy use in shaping his chess pieces in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: A rock blanket
More information: Andy used a rock blanket to shape and polish rocks into the chess pieces on his window. It probably helped in his escape as well.

Hard

What did Stephen King do with his $1,000 proceeds from the rights to film the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Framed it and posted it to director, Frank Darabont.
More information: Stephen King framed the $1,000 check and mailed it to the movie's director, Frank Darabont.

VeryHard

What opera song lifted Frank Darabont's spirit whenever he experienced writer's block during his writing of the "The Shawshank Redemption" movie's script?

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Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
More information: Frank Darabont often got his inspiration by listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Easy

In exchange for doing Hadley taxes, what does Andy request from him in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Beer
More information: Andy requests for beers for the guys in exchange for his services to Captain Hadley.

Medium

Red's full name in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is?

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Answer: Ellis Boyd Redding
More information: Red's full name in the movie is Ellis Boyd Redding.

Medium

Why did the production team decide to fine anyone who showed up late in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Because shooting scheduling was very tight
More information: Because they had a very tight schedule, The producers threatened to fine anyone that showed up late to set late.

Easy

The Shawshank Redemption is based on the novella written by who in the movie?

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Answer: Stephen King
More information: The Shawshank Redemption is based on Stephen King's 1982 Novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

Easy

In the end, what does Norton do in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: He commits suicide
More information: After Andy had exposed all his corrupt activities and murders, Norton commits suicide before the authorities could reach him.

Medium

Red had how many parole hearings through out the course of the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: 3
More information: Red (played by Morgan Freeman) had a total of 3 parole hearings in the course of the movie.



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