Can You Pass This “New Girl” True or False Quiz?

By: Beth Hendricks

Can You Pass This “New Girl” True or False Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Have you ever heard of the sitcom "Three's Company" that ran on television from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s? It followed three roommates, but what made it more interesting was that one of the roommates was male while the other two were women. If you've never seen it, you can imagine confusion and hilarity ensued. Think of "New Girl" as a modern reboot of that classic, except this time it's Jess and her roommates: Winston, Nick, and Schmidt. (Notice a theme there?)  

"New Girl" lasted seven seasons, running from 2011 to 2018, but its re-runs persist, and it's available to stream, earning new fans of the old sitcom every day. Remember that time the landlord discovered Jess was living in the apartment and all the guys decided he had the hots for her? What about the introduction of Julius Pepperwood? And let's not forget the long list of cameos, ranging from Taylor Swift to the purple-loving Prince himself.

Even though it has been a few years since the last new episode of "New Girl," we want to see whether you count yourself an OG fan of the show or not. Do you remember Winston's cat's name? What movie did Jess watch on repeat after her breakup? Check "true" or "false" as you read through these trivia questions, and we'll figure out if it's true that you're a "New Girl" know-it-all!

Crying To get over her heartbreak, Jess watches "Ghost" on repeat.
True
False
Jess' comfort movie of choice isn't "Ghost," but "Dirty Dancing," which she watches on repeat after her breakup. Her friends later try to cheer her up with a rousing rendition of "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Later in the series, Nick mistakenly claimed that "Ghost" is her breakup movie of choice.

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True American The roommates create a history-based drinking game called Fake American.
True
False
The roommates' history-based drinking game is actually called "True American." Jess describes it as, "50% drinking game, 50% life-size Candy Land." Really, it's just an excuse to drink and scream, "JFK, FDR!"

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True
Since she tends to be disappointed by how her birthday turns out, she likes to skip the hoopla and go on a movie date by herself. On one such occasion, Nick surprises her with a "Happy Birthday" video he and gang made that plays before the movie she goes to.
False

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First At the start of the series, Jess moved in with the guys because she got evicted.
True
False
Like many of us, Jess fell victim to heartbreak. At the start of the series, she moves out of the place she shared with her boyfriend because she discovered that he cheated on her ... in their home. That's just cold!

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Suit Schmidt pretends to be the son of a famous politician to impress a girl.
True
When you're trying to get in good with a Republican hottie, what better way to impress her than by claiming you're the son of Mitt Romney? And that's exactly what Schmidt does, although the results aren't what he had hoped.
False

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Teacher Jess may be the "New Girl," but that doesn't pay the bills. She earns a paycheck as a teacher.
True
It's true! Jess is a schoolteacher — at least early on in the series. In the second season, she finds herself facing a layoff. Later, she takes on a position teaching creative writing to adult learners and eventually becomes a school principal.
False

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Schmidt Nick and Schmidt go way back, having met in elementary school.
True
False
Nick and Schmidt do share some history, but it only dates back to their collegiate days, not their elementary school days. The boys met while attending Syracuse University, where each was majoring in different things.

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Roommate In an apartment full of roommates, Jess is the only woman.
True
We gave you a clue to this in the description before the quiz started. Did you remember it? Jess moves into an apartment where she finds herself the only woman among three male roommates.
False

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True
During a low-key bachelorette party, Jess and Cece watch the 1980's miniseries version of "Anne of Green Gables." The girls remark about how much they love Gilbert. Cece even goes as far to say that while she loves Schmitt, “I would ruin my life for Gilbert.”
False

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True
False
Oh, Winston has a stolen cat alright, but its name is Furguson, not Mr. Fluffers. Furguson used to live with Winston's ex-girlfriend, but once she cheated on him, Winston AND the cat both left.

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True
You probably thought it was "Christina" or something different, didn't you? But, no! Jess' full name includes a middle name used predominantly for men — Christopher. We kind of dig it, though!
False

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Thanksgiving The first time Jess invites Paul over for dinner is on Thanksgiving.
True
Well, consider it making a big splash! Jess chooses Thanksgiving, of all days, to invite Paul over for dinner. The big problem? All of the guys already had their own holiday plans. Well, maybe another time then.
False

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Zombie Nick chooses to name his first novel, "Three Dudes and a Diva."
True
False
Nick's first novel is actually titled, "Z Is For Zombie," but it's met with less than a lukewarm reception by Schmidt, who calls it the worst thing he has ever read. At least use proper grammar, Nick, gosh!

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Lunch As a child, Winston was frightened of his cafeteria lunch ladies.
True
We can think of lots of things about school that terrified us, but the lunch ladies wouldn't even make the long list! The roommates don't discover Winston's weird fear until a blind date turns ugly.
False

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Prince Cece and Jess find themselves as guests at a party thrown by Jon Bon Jovi.
True
False
We love us some Jon Bon Jovi, but he's not the superstar who invites Cece and Jess to an all-night party. The musician hosting the party is none other than Prince, who appeared on the show in 2014.

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Horse Alien horses? Jess and Nick both believe that horses came from outer space.
True
It seems like a pretty insane belief for one person to have, let alone two people who know each other! But it's true. Both Jess and Nick believe that horses originated in outer space.
False

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Athlete Schmidt was a professional athlete before moving in with the roomies.
True
False
There is a former professional athlete in the house, but it's not Schmidt. Before moving in with the roommates, Winston was a professional basketball player on a team in Latvia for two years.

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Trench Nick wore a woman's trench coat that was accidentally delivered to their loft.
True
The woman's trench coat gives Nick so much confidence that he even wears it out when the guys go out to pick up girls. Later in the episode, Nick and Jess kiss for the first time, sans trench coat.
False

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Dice Schmidt convinces Jess to use a dating app called "Refrigerdating."
True
False
Believe it or not, there really is a dating app called "Refrigerdating." (Feel free to Google that when you have time.) On "New Girl," however, the dating app the pair use is called "Dice."

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Fraiser Jess does a mean impression of Dr. Lilith Sternin from "Frasier" during one episode.
True
False
Dr. Lilith Sternin played the love interest of Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcom "Frasier" that ran on NBC for 11 seasons. But it was the namesake of the show that Jess impersonates — Crane himself. Fun fact: Zooey Deschanel once appeared on "Frasier!"

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True
Is it Pope? Pastor? What about Bishop? Ding-ding-ding! Winston's last name in the series is Bishop. Winston is an unusual character who steals a cat, drives a bus and enjoys playing jokes on others.
False

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Laywer Nick had plans to be a doctor, studying medicine while in school.
True
False
Nick's educational path was in law, not medicine, and we learn in season 1 that he likely dropped out of law school. He later attempted the bar exam in California just to prove he could do it.

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Douchebag Schmidt and Nick purchase a bar that they name "The Douchebag Jar."
True
False
Nick and Schmidt team up to own a bar that they call "The Griffin." The infamous "Douchebag Jar" does exist, though, but it's inside the roommates' apartment — a method of trying to fix Schmidt's outlandish behavior.

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Nancy Drew Jess writes fan fiction about girl detective Nancy Drew in her free time.
True
Girl detective Nancy Drew is one of Jess' favorite fictional characters. Hey, we love her, too! The Nancy Drew character was first introduced in 1930, making Jess Day an old soul!
False

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True
False
Nick's alter-ego is actually named Julius Pepperwood. Julius comes to life on the series after Nick's book flops. Curious about Dwight Schrute? He is a character from the wildly popular sitcom, "The Office."

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Jury Jess' character missed multiple episodes in season 5 because she was in jail.
True
False
Jess wasn't in jail, but she was on jury duty, according to the writers of "New Girl." The real reason behind Jess' mysterious absence? It was Zooey Deschanel's real-life pregnancy, which was not written into the show.

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Prank Ever the prankster, Winston's biggest joke is getting prank married on the show.
True
There's nothing Winston won't do for a laugh, and he does indeed get prank married during the series' fifth season. His prank bride (is that a thing?) is Rhonda. The two launch divorce proceedings but not until the sixth season.
False

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Brooklyn "New Girl" shared a crossover with the FOX show, "Almost Family."
True
False
The crossover with "New Girl" is with the FOX show, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," not "Almost Family." Characters from each comedy made cameo appearances on the opposite show, marrying the two together.

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Detroit Jess pretends to like the Detroit Pistons to gain favor with Coach.
True
This one goes back a ways! Coach predates Winston, but when Jess moves into the apartment, she's eager to become fast friends with all the roommates. She pretends to like Coach's favorite team as a way of bonding.
False

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Guitar The musically inclined Jess teaches others to play the guitar on "New Girl."
True
False
Jess share her love of music with, um, problem students, but her instrument of choice is the handbell, not the guitar. Even Winston gets into the act and learns the unusual instrument.

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True
Nick and Jess, a classic will-they-or-won't they TV couple, do get married in the final season of "New Girl." Nick spends much of the season trying to find the perfect time to propose to Jess. Eventually, he does it at an outdoor screening of "Dirty Dancing."
False

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Grow Up Before moving in with the guys, Jess grew up in Washington.
True
False
Jess is actually from Oregon (which makes sense when you think about Cece's run-in with Mick Jagger in Portland). The roommates make a trip together to Oregon during the series, from their apartment in Los Angeles.

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True
False
Schmidt does have a lifelong idol, but it's Michael Keaton — you know, of old-school "Batman" fame. Schmidt believes he and Keaton have been corresponding since his childhood, but it's later revealed to be his mother and roomies.

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Brianna Jess smashes one of her students' projects in retaliation for her making fun of her.
True
Oh, those sassy students! Briana finds herself the target of Jess' frustration after Briana uploads a video to YouTube making fun of the teacher. Jess has the last laugh, though, ruining the girl's science fair project.
False

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True
False
Schmidt's fear — like many of us — is spiders ... eek! In an episode titled "Spiderhunt," the roommates are looking for a spider that's loose in the apartment and tormenting Schmidt. We don't blame you, Schmidt!

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