Comedy Movies Quiz Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Comedy Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. 1. A comedy is a movie that features _______ characters and scenes. tragic comical dramatic a) tragic b) comical c) dramatic 2. In his early silent movies, Charlie Chaplin used a form of visual comedy called screwball goofball slapstick a) screwball b) goofball c) slapstick 3. What do we call a clever and witty way of talking that was often used in screwball comedies? farce satire banter a) farce b) satire c) banter 4. Movies that find something funny in things like war, illness and death can be called black comedies romantic comedies gross-out comedies a) black comedies b) romantic comedies c) gross-out comedies 5. In goofball comedies like Dumb and Dumber, we laugh when characters do and say very _______ things. clever stupid mean a) clever b) stupid c) mean 6. What can we call a comedy in which characters face ridiculous or unlikely situations? a farce a mockumentary a spoof a) a farce b) a mockumentary c) a spoof 7. A political satire is a film that uses comedy to _______ politics and politicians. keep up with get out of make fun of a) keep up with b) get out of c) make fun of 8. Which type of comedy are the Naked Gun films that poke fun at detective movies? spoofs capers gags a) spoofs b) capers c) gags 9. What is the usual abbreviation of "romantic comedy"? RC rom com roman come a) RC b) rom com c) roman come 10. What do we call comedies that spoof films showing real people in the real world? comic realism mockumentary docudemy a) comic realism b) mockumentary c) docudemy Your score is: Correct answers: Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.