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Quiz: How much do you know about Back to the Future?

Great Scott!

ON THIS DAY in 1985, the first Back to the Future film was released in the US.

The sci-fi comedy starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd has since cemented itself as a classic of the 1980s, with the following two films making it one of the most beloved blockbuster franchises of all time. 

But how much do you know about the first film? Test yourself below.

What is the name of Marty McFly's band?
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The Blockheads
The Eggheads

The Pinheads
The Bobbleheads
What speed did the DeLorean need to reach to travel back to the future?
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77 miles an hour
88 miles an hour

99 miles an hour
111 miles an hour
How many gigawatts of electricity does the flux capacitor need to create the power to send the DeLorean through time?
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1.21
12.21

21.12
121.12
What date does Marty travel back to?
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7 September 1955
5 November 1955

21 October 1955
25 November 1956
What are the names of Marty's parents, who he has to make sure fall in love so as not to erase his existence?
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Dave and Linda
Emmet and Clara

Bill and Laura
George and Lorraine
What was the name of Doc Brown's dog in 1985?
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Lassie
Newton

Einstein
Copernicus
Doc and Marty meet in the carpark of a shopping mall at the start of the film - what's the name of the mall when Marty returns in 1985?
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Lone Pine Mall
Twin Pines Mall

Hill Valley Mall
Twin Peaks Mall
Who directed Back to the Future?
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Robert Zemeckis
George Lucas

Steven Spielberg
Stanley Kubrick
What was the theme of Marty's parents' school dance?
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'Love is in the Air'
'Enchantment Under the Sea'

'Fish Under the Sea'
'A Night at the Movies'
Finally, what time does the lightning bolt strike the courthouse clock, sending Marty home?
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8.34pm
9.44pm

10.04pm
11.54pm
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog!
Pawsitively perfect!
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Clever Cat!
Almost purrfect!
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Fintastic!
Flippin' good!
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What are ewe doing?!
Baaaaaaad!
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Turtley Awful!
Shell of a bad effort.
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