Failsafe/ Dr. Strangelove Quiz
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What was the go code that sent the Vindicators to bomb Russia in Failsafe?
Why does General Black kill himself at the end of the movie Failsafe?
He couldn't handle the fact that he killed millions of people including his family and the President's wife.
What option does Dr. Strangelove suggest to the President at the end of the movie in regard to a nuclear war destroying the world?
He suggested that they could live underground until the nuclear damage is over and it is safe to return up top.
Why did General Ripper kill himself in Dr. Stangelove ?
He didn't think that he could take being tortured and didn't want to give up the codes to recall the planes.
What did the Russian ambassador tell the President will happen if Russia got nuked?
A nuclear bomb will automatically detonate and there was no way that it could be stopped. It had a half life of 93 years.
What was the compromise that the President made with Russia?
The compromise was that once Moscow was bombed and the president was dead then Russia could bomb New York.
Why did General Ripper start World World III?
He believed that Russia was trying to defeat the US by tampering with bodily fluids. He believed that the flouridation in the water was a communist conspiracy.
Why didn't the pilots of the Vindicators respond to the president's orders to return back to base and not bomb Russia?
The pilots were trained that after a certain amount of time after receiving the go codes they wouldn't listen to verbal commands for the president's voice could be imitated.
Why did Colonel Cascio attack General Bogan in the SAC room?
He wanted to take over command at SAC and felt that General Bogan was making a mistake in stopping the planes from bombing Russia.
The go codes were sent by ______________ in Dr. Strangelove, while the go codes were sent because __________.
General Ripper; mechanical failure
Why was General Black considered a "dove" even though he was a "hawk"?
General Black was considered a "dove" because he wanted to make peace instead of going to war.
True or False: Professor Groteschele tried to make peace and wanted to stop the American planes from bombing Russia.
False. Professor Groteschele tried to convince the people of SAC to attack Russia first and to gain the upperhand.
True or False: The president used the blue phone to get in touch with the president of Russia to tell him what was going on.
False he used the red phone
True or False: In the movies Dr Strangelove and Failsafe, the Russian ambassador help the US find a solution to the predicament that they were in.
True or False: Dr. Strangelove and Professor Groteschele both wanted the US to attack Russia with nuclear bombs.
False Professor Groteschele wanted to attack but Dr Strangelove gave the president solutions on how to survive.