Quiz: Back to School Movies

This back to school season, test your knowledge of movies about high school.

Quiz

This back to school season, test your knowledge of movies about high school.

1. What pair of young actors starred in both Loser and American Pie?

  • Mena Suvari and Chris Klein
  • Chris Klein and Kirsten Dunst
  • Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari

2. Who played Ferris Bueller's tattletale sister in the 1986 hit Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

3. Dead Poets Society is set at what exclusive prep school?

  • Welton Academy
  • Phillips Academy
  • Manchester Prep

4. What Oscar-winning actress played the title character in the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?

5. Who played Tom Cruise's abusive high-school football coach in the 1983 film All the Right Moves?

6. In the 1989 film Heathers, which actress was NOT named Heather?

7. Jason Schwartzman, the star of the coming-of-age film Rushmore, is the son of which actress?

8. Who played the teacher determined to discipline his hoodlum students in the 1955 film The Blackboard Jungle?

9. In the film Dangerous Minds, which was based on a true story, Michelle Pfeiffer played LouAnne Johnson, a teacher who inspired students other teachers had given up on. What was Johnson's previous profession?

  • A probation officer
  • A Marine
  • A karate instructor

10. The film Clueless was loosely based on what literature classic?

  • Catcher in the Rye
  • Emma
  • Jane Eyre

11. Who directed the definitive film of the 1970s high school experience, Dazed and Confused?

Your Results:

1. What pair of young actors starred in both Loser and American Pie?
Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari

2. Who played Ferris Bueller's tattletale sister in the 1986 hit Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
Jennifer Grey

3. Dead Poets Society is set at what exclusive prep school?
Welton Academy

4. What Oscar-winning actress played the title character in the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?
Maggie Smith

5. Who played Tom Cruise's abusive high-school football coach in the 1983 film All the Right Moves?
Craig T. Nelson

6. In the 1989 film Heathers, which actress was NOT named Heather?
Winona Ryder

7. Jason Schwartzman, the star of the coming-of-age film Rushmore, is the son of which actress?
Talia Shire

8. Who played the teacher determined to discipline his hoodlum students in the 1955 film The Blackboard Jungle?
Glenn Ford

9. In the film Dangerous Minds, which was based on a true story, Michelle Pfeiffer played LouAnne Johnson, a teacher who inspired students other teachers had given up on. What was Johnson's previous profession?
A Marine

10. The film Clueless was loosely based on what literature classic?
Emma

11. Who directed the definitive film of the 1970s high school experience, Dazed and Confused?
Richard Linklater

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