The Ultimate "Dogma" Quiz

ENTERTAINMENT

Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

Image: View Askew / Productions STKstudio

About This Quiz

It's been 20 years since Kevin Smith's "Dogma" came out to a lot of laughs and a little bit of controversy. The film falls right in the middle of his cinematic universe that started with "Clerks" in 1994 and is still going strong today. "Dogma" deals with a lot of big ideas, including God, religion and racism, in a way that only Kevin Smith can. It has an abundance of that crisp, witty dialog that Smith is famous for, as well as his staple characters of Jay and Silent Bob, wrapped up in what was clearly their craziest adventure of all.

An all-star cast that includes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Alanis Morisette, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, and Alan Rickman make this a stand-out movie. Not to mention the fact it features a demon made of something unmentionable and angels engaging in a New Jersey bloodbath at the film's climax. There's a lot going on and it's absolutely hilarious. If you know the adventures of Jay and Silent Bob like the back of your own hand and you can quote "Dogma" like you lived it, then surely you can answer a few simple questions about it, right? 

Which singer snagged the role of God at the end of the movie?

Alanis Morissette was apparently Kevin Smith's choice to play the role of Bethany in the movie, but Morisette was on tour for a chunk of the filming schedule so she could only make herself available for the very small role of God at the end.

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Ben Affleck accidentally injured himself in one scene — you can actually see it in the movie. What did he do?

There's a scene in the movie in which the characters played by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are looking at various weapons. Affleck picks up a knife and absentmindedly plays with it. At one point, you can see him flinch away, pulling his hand back. He really did cut his finger because he wasn't paying attention.

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What does Alan Rickman's Metatron play with at the Mexican restaurant to send Bethany back home?

The Metatron, played by Alan Rickman, has a brief meeting with Bethany in a Mexican restaurant and then sends her home again with a shake of a pair of maracas. Word is that Rickman wouldn't stop playing with them on set and drove everyone crazy.

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What game was God playing when he went missing at the beginning of the movie?

According to the movie, God likes to take on mortal form to visit the boardwalk and play some skee ball. It's here he gets attacked and is stuck in a coma for most of the movie. At the end, he comes back as Alanis Morissette.

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Which actor, a favorite of Kevin Smith, plays the Golgothan demon?

The very gross Golgothan demon shows up late in the movie and is made from some pretty foul stuff. He's mostly a special effect, but he is voiced by Ethan Suplee, who has been in other Kevin Smith movies.

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How many words does Silent Bob speak in the movie?

Silent Bob obviously stays silent most of the time, but he does have the odd line now and then. In "Dogma," he manages a total of three words. He says, "Thanks" to Rufus at one point, and then in the train scene, he says, "No ticket" as an homage to "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

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Salma Hayek plays the angel Serendipity. What does Azrael call her?

Serendipity is apparently an angel of creativity and when Azrael, played by Jason Lee, first runs into her, he calls her "The Muse." This is because her job was to inspire creativity and art in people throughout history, though in the movie, she's working as an exotic dancer.

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The angels Bartleby and Loki use fake names to pass as humans. What are they?

When Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's angels are on the train with the other characters, they cover their true identities with the names Barry and Larry to stay with the same initials as Bartleby and Loki.

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What was the name of the character who says he was left out of the Bible?

Chris Rock plays the character Rufus who claims he was the 13th apostle and was left out of the Bible because of racism. He says the other 12 apostles got in because they were white.

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There are several orders of angels. What kind does Metatron say he is?

The Metatron claims he is of the order of seraphim, which are considered the highest order of angels and are described in the bible as having six wings. In "Dogma," Alan Rickman's Metatron laments that no one knows who he is because no one made a movie about it.

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