35 Jaws Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you a full-on selachimorphaphile or just a fan of classic movies? Get ready to dive into this epic Jaws trivia challenge! 

This timeless picture has been terrorizing audiences for almost five decades. There’s no doubt it is one of the most thrilling, entertaining, and visually exciting movies of all time.

Jaws was praised for its gigantic visual effects without the use of CGI, it also influenced the way feature films were promoted and advertised forevermore. 

This iconic shark thriller led the way and inspired future creature horrors such as Alien, Alligator, Open Water, and Deep Blue Sea, to name just a few. If you like Horror, try this trivia!

Are you prepared to take the plunge and see just how much you can remember? 

Let’s go! 

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General Jaws Trivia Questions 

It’s time to sink your teeth into this first section of our Jaws trivia.

Jaws has become a cultural phenomenon and continues to capture the imagination of audiences to this day. 

From the daunting ‘dun dun’ theme tune to the memorable characters, suspenseful plot, and nightmarish mechanical shark, Jaws has cemented itself as one of the greatest movies of all time.

This first round is sure to get your brain in gear!


1. Jaws has one of the most quotable lines in movie history. What's the line?
You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
2. What year was the movie Jaws released?
3. How many movies are there in the Jaws movie series?
4. Who wrote the novel 'Jaws' which the movie was an adaptation of?
Peter Benchley.
5. What is the name of the fictional town where the movie is set?
Amity Island.
6. What was the mechanical shark's nickname on set?
7. How many academy awards did Jaws win?
8. What item was pulled from the stomach of the first shark caught in the movie?
A Louisiana license plate.
9. How much was offered as a bounty for the shark after it killed a little boy?
10. What species of shark is Jaws?
A Great White shark.

Cast and Crew of Jaws Trivia Questions 

Cast and Crew of Jaws Trivia

It’s not surprising that a movie like Jaws took a lot of brains, hands, and hearts to make.

This next round will take a look at just a few of the people who are responsible for making one of the best-known and most legendary movies in cinematic history. 

While many of the cast and crew were left uncredited at the end of the movie, it did create a pathway for a handful of exceptional careers

As Michael Caine said after filming ‘Jaws: The Revenge’, “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.”

Here we go!

1. Who directed the movie Jaws?
Steven Spielberg.
2. Who composed the iconic theme music for the movie?
John Williams.
3. Who was the shark's first victim in Jaws?
Chrissie Watkins.
4. Which actor played the role of Martin Brody?
Roy Scheider.
5. Which actor was nominated for the 1976 BAFTA for Best Actor for their role in Jaws?
Richard Dreyfuss.
6. What is the name of the artist that created the iconic Jaws poster?
Roger Kastel.
7. Which character says the famous line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”?
Chief Brody.
8. How many films had Steven Spielberg directed before Jaws?
9. What other movie did producer David Brown also work on in 1975 which starred Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy?
The Eiger Sanction.
10. How many mechanical sharks were built to be used in the making of Jaws?

Film Series Jaws Trivia Questions

Film Series Jaws Trivia

The phenomenon of turning movies into a franchise really kicked off in the 1970s (more 1970s trivia here) , so it’s no surprise that a film as successful as Jaws decided to jump onto the bandwagon.

Unfortunately, each film gave us less and less to be thrilled by as they dipped in quality, authenticity, and shock value. 

Jaws 3-D’ was considered to be so bad that the creators decided to make ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ as a direct sequel to ‘Jaws 2’, completely ignoring the plot of the third film.

So, how well can you remember this shark-infested franchise?

Let’s get going! 

1. What year was the sequel to Jaws, titled ‘Jaws 2’, released?
2. Which of the Jaws movies was predominantly set within SeaWorld?
Jaws 3-D.
3. Which two characters appear in all of the Jaws movies?
Michael “Mike” Brody and Sean Brody.
4. What year was the third Jaws film, titled ‘Jaws 3-D’, released?
5. In ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ it is revealed that Chief Brody had passed away. What was the cause of his death?
Heart attack.
6. Which legendary British actor was unable to receive his Academy Award for his role in ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ because he was filming ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ in the Bahamas?
Michael Caine.
7. What year was the fourth and final Jaws film, titled ‘Jaws: The Revenge’, released?
8. How many people were killed by the shark in ‘Jaws 2’?
9. What creatures help rescue Kay and Mike in ‘Jaws 3-D’?
10. How many deaths were shown (or implied) throughout the entire Jaws movie franchise?

What Comes Next Jaws Trivia Questions 

What Comes Next Jaws Trivia

This final round is for grade-A fans only!

Get ready to finish off some of the best and most outrageous quotes from the original movie.

Warning, this round is guaranteed to make you want to rewatch this classic film just one more time!

Are you ready?

1. Well this is not a boat accident! It wasn’t any propeller! It wasn’t any coral reef! And it wasn’t?
Jack the Ripper.
2. Why don’t we have one more drink and go down and?
Cut that shark open.
3. There’s Too Many Captains On This Island. Ten Thousand Dollars?
For me, by myself.
4. I can do anything. I’m the?
Chief of police.
5. All this machine does is swim. And eat. And?
Make little sharks.

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