Know your movie quotes? Take the quiz

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Are you one of those people who can't resist spewing out classic movie quotes whenever you get the chance? We've rounded up some of the most memorable lines from film history, and we want to see how well you know them. So put your movie knowledge to the test. Good luck, and may the Force be with you!

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Help deranged motelier and amateur taxidermist Norman Bates finish this sentence: "A boy's best friend is his ____."

In Alfred Hitchcock's seminal proto-slasher film "Psycho," Mr. Bates has a famously, umm, complicated relationship with his beloved mum, Norma.

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While we're on the topic of disturbed matriarchs, which actress was Faye Dunaway channeling when she clearly instructed "No wire hangers, ever!"

If you've ever seen the camp-fest that is "Mommie Dearest" (1981), you're probably well-aware that it's based on the best-selling tell-all memoir written by Christina Crawford, adopted daughter of screen legend Joan. You could best describe their relationship as being strained. 

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In "The Silence of the Lambs," what did Jame Gumb demand that his would-be victim "put in the basket?"

"It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again ..." Just as we all know what cannibalistic comestible Dr. Hannibal Lector enjoyed "fava beans and a nice Chianti" with, the skin-moisturizing contents of Buffalo Bill's famous basket have also been firmly cemented into the film quote lexicon.

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What Tom Cruise-starring movie is the quote "I feel the need — the need for speed!" from?

C'mon, you know the words: "Revvin' up your engine/Listen to her howlin' roar/Metal under tension/Beggin' you to touch and go/Highway to the Danger Zone/Ride into the Danger Zone!"

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"Hasta la vista, baby" is without a doubt Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous on-screen catchphrase. What movie is it from?

In the original "Terminator" film from 1984, everybody's favorite Austrian body-builder-turned-action-movie-star-turned-governor-of-California muttered another just-as-classic catchphrase that — like "Hasta la vista, baby" — is still very much kicking around: "I'll be back."

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Complete Norma Desmond's famous line from "Sunset Boulevard:" "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my _____."

Mae West, Greta Garbo, Pola Negri and Mary Pickford were all considered or approached by director Billy Wilder to star as Norma Desmond, a former silent-film-star-turned-delusional-weirdo who lives in a crumbling Sunset Boulevard manse with her faithful butler and pet monkey. Gloria Swanson ended up snagging the iconic role.

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"They're here!" But in which film?

That line, of course, belongs to cinema's most adorable ghost abductee, young Carol Anne Freeling (the late Heather O' Rourke) from 1982's "Poltergeist." This terrifying haunted house film forever changed how we look at static-filled TVs and suburban sprawl — not to mention oversized clown dolls.

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It's time yet again to name that Tom Cruise movie. The quote in question: "You can't handle the truth!"

It wasn't Cruise who was given this choice line — one of the most (annoyingly) oft-repeated movie quotes of the early 1990s — in Rob Reiner's military courtroom drama. That honor goes to Jack "Here's Johnny!" Nicholson who was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for his scenery-chewing turn as the hateful Col. Nathan R. Jessup.

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Al Pacino is a man of many famous movie quotes. What film is "Attica! Attica!" from?

When Pacino's character, a counter-culture folk hero from Brooklyn named Sonny Wortzik, chants "Attica! Attica!" to the police and throngs of curious onlookers gathered outside the bank that he's in the process of robbing, it's a direct reference to 1971's deadly uprising at New York's Attica Correctional Facility. If you've never seen "Dog Day Afternoon," you should.

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The protagonists in an early Steven Spielberg summer blockbuster require a bigger what?

The late Roy Schneider's famous ad-lib, "You're gonna need a bigger boat" is, of course, from Spielberg's fishy 1975 thriller, "Jaws." It's a classic line to be sure, but our favorite quote from the "Jaws" franchise comes in the regrettable (but amazing) third installment via Louis Gossett Jr., playing the owner of a SeaWorld-esque establishment besieged by marauding great whites: "You're talkin' about some damn shark's mother?"

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"I'll have what she's having ..." Name that classic rom-com:

If you visit Katz's Delicatessen on Manhattan's Lower East Side, you can still sit in the exact same spot where Harry Burns shared a meal with a rather enthusiastic Sally Albright. That deadpan line, by the way, was provided by director Rob Reiner's mother, Estelle, who played a fellow Katz's patron.

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"A martini. Shaken, not stirred" comes from the mouth of none other than James Bond. What film did 007 say this classic line in?

Released in 1964, "Goldfinger" was the third Bond film starring the original 007, Sean Connery. The super-suave Scottish actor played Bond a total of six times; Roger Moore, however, played the dapper MI6 agent on seven different occasions, first stepping into the role in 1973's "Live and Let Die."

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"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Name the late '70s Oscar heavyweight:

We can thank Australian actor Peter Finch, who in the role of a unhinged news anchor Howard Beale delivers one of cinema's all-time great diatribes. Finch was awarded a posthumous Oscar in 1977 for his performance in "Network." Interestingly enough, only one other person has won a posthumous Academy Award for acting: Heath Ledger, also an Aussie, won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as the Joker in 2009's "The Dark Knight."

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Finally, which movie quote ranks numero uno in the American Film Institute's rankings of the 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time?

The number one movie line of all time according to the AFI was spoken by Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) to Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in Victor Fleming's epic historical romance, "Gone With the Wind." When the film was released in 1939, the quote was considered to be a bit naughty as the word "damn" was actually forbidden per the 1930 Motion Picture Association's Production Code.

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Bonus question! In Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," what does Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore claim to love the smell of in the morning?

In a critically lauded Vietnam War film perhaps best known for chaotic behind-the-scenes drama (thanks in part to Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, who was not only frequently three sheets to the wind on set but also suffered a minor heart attack), the most memorable line comes from one of the more sane cast members, Robert Duvall: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

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