Take Our Bananas Planet of the Apes Quiz!

We test your knowledge for all things Planet of the Apes with this madhouse of a quiz!

Caesar on horseback in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Photo: 20th Century Studios

Ever since Charlton Heston climbed out of a little rocket ship in the toxic waters of the Forbidden Zone, science fiction has never been the same. The film in which he starred was based on a Pierre Boulle novel, but by the time it reached the big screen, it felt like an epic cinematic version of The Twilight Zone (and it had the Rod Serling writing credit to prove it).

The ending of the film is still one of the all-time great “twists” in cinema history, birthing the first modern science fiction franchise. And it’s never let up since. When Wes Ball’s latest installment in this upside down universe, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, hits big screens this coming weekend, the series will have seen nearly a dozen films released over the span of about 60 years. Some have been good, some have been bad, but almost none of them could ever be accused of being boring.

Nearly each installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise has been wildly different, with various writers and directors using the story of a planet overrun by simians as a metaphor to discuss everything from racism to the ramifications of scientific testing and abuse of animals. In other words, there turns out to be a lot of variety on that damned dirty planet of the apes. And we’re here to test if you’re up-to-date with it all.

In the below quiz, you’ll be asked to test your knowledge of all films bearing the Planet of the Apes moniker, and to find out whether you’re as wise as an orangutan or just a monkey’s uncle.

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