The 'Dawson's Creek' Quiz

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The 'Dawson's Creek' Quiz
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About This Quiz

Did you spend your teen years obsessing over the love triangle between Dawson, Pacey, and Joey? Remember which character got hot and heavy with a teacher? And do you know what Dawson's secret passion is -- other than the girl next door? If you know the answers to these questions, you might have what it takes to ace our "Dawson's Creek" quiz!

The mid-90s was the start of a teen-centric media craze that dominated film and television. At the movies, teens turned up to see classics like "Clueless," "She's All That," "American Pie," and "Can't Hardly Wait." On the small screen, "My So-Called Life," "Party of Five," "Buffy," and "90210" dominated the ratings. 

It was during this teen pop culture era that "Dawson's Creek" premiered on The WB in 1998. Set in the small coastal community of Capeside, the show had all the drama and angst that teens were looking for; mature discussions of sex, alcoholism and drug use, homosexuality, and the scandalous revelation that Dawson's parents were enjoying an open marriage. The show is also remembered for presenting the first prime-time male-on-male kiss ever seen on television in a 2000 episode titled "True Love."

Think you can answer any question we throw at you about this classic series? Put on Paula Cole's "I Don't Want to Wait" for background noise and take our "Dawson's Creek" quiz!



When did "Dawson's Creek" premiere?
1996
1998
The first episode aired on Jan. 20, 1998.
2000

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How long was the show on the air?
three years
five years
"Dawson's Creek" made it 5 1/2 seasons. The finale aired on May 14, 2003.
seven years

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Who sang the theme song to "Dawson's Creek"?
Sarah McLachlan
Paula Cole
Paula Cole performed "I Don't Wanna Wait."
Sheryl Crow

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Where did "Dawson's Creek" take place?
Capeside
Capeside, Massachusetts, was a fictional town in Cape Cod.
Brookhaven
Woodlands

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Where was it filmed?
Rhode Island
Delaware
North Carolina
"Dawson's Creek" was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Give the last name of the "Dawson's Creek" character: Dawson.
Armstrong
Leery
His full name is Dawson Wade Leery.
McIntosh

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Give the last name of the "Dawson's Creek" character: Joey.
Potter
Her full name is Josephine Lillian Potter.
Sawyer
Hawkins

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Give the last name of the "Dawson's Creek" character: Pacey.
Weidman
Higgins
Witter
His full name is Pacey J. Witter.

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Give the last name of the "Dawson's Creek" character: Jen.
Lindley
Her full name is Jennifer Lindley.
Rosen
Bryant

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Give the last name of the "Dawson's Creek" characters: Jack and Andie.
Link
McPhee
Their last name is McPhee.
Knowles

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What's the name of the restaurant where Joey works?
The Beachcomber
The Ice House
The Potter family owned The Ice House, but Joey's dad burns it down.
Capeside Cafe

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What does Dawson's mom do?
chef
teacher
news reporter
Gail Leery is an anchorwoman for the Capeside TV station.

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What is Dawson's dream job?
filmmaker
Dawson's idol is Steven Spielberg.
actor
singer

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What does Jen call her grandmother?
G-Mom
Grams
Jen (and sometimes Jack) lives with Helen "Grams" Lindley.
Nana

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How does school villain Abby Morgan die?
She hangs herself.
She drowns.
Jen and Abby crash a wedding reception and get drunk. Abby falls off a dock and drowns.
She's in a car wreck.

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Why does Andie leave Capeside?
Her dad gets transferred.
She moves to France.
She goes to a mental health treatment center.
Andie, having been treated for her mental condition, decides to spend senior year with her aunt in Italy.

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"Dawson's Creek" made history by being the first prime-time network show to do this.
show two men kissing
The first "passionate" male gay kiss on prime time was between Jack and Ethan.
show male nudity
be censored for teenage sex

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What's the name of Pacey's boat?
True Love
Pacey named his boat the "True Love" and invited Joey to sail away with him.
Quick Wit
Josephine

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What does Pacey write on the wall he rents for Joey?
"Ask me to stay."
Pacey's heading off on the "True Love" and wants Joey to ask him to stay. Instead, she goes with him.
"Please say yes."
"Dawson is a wimp."

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What kind of business does Joey open with her sister?
restaurant
bed-and-breakfast
Bessie and Joey honor their late mother's dream by opening a bed-and-breakfast.
day care

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Joey loses her virginity to …
Dawson
Pacey
Joey and Pacey finally do it on a ski trip in season four.
Jack

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Dawson loses his virginity to …
Jen
Jen and Dawson have sex in season five while they're at a film festival.
Joey
Andie

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Where does Dawson go to college?
University of Southern California
Dawson goes to film school at USC, but he drops out and moves back to Massachusetts.
University of California, Los Angeles
New York University

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Joey's college friend Audrey is played by Busy Philipps, who also starred in this high school show.
"The Wonder Years"
"Freaks and Geeks"
Philipps played Kim Kelly on cult classic "Freaks and Geeks."
"Saved by the Bell"

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Which character dies while the kids are in college?
Dawson's dad
Mitch Leery dies in a car accident while reaching down for a dropped ice cream cone.
Jen's grandmother
Joey's sister

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How far does the show fast-forward for the final episode?
a year
five years
The action jumps five years into the future for the finale.
10 years

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Does Joey end up with Dawson or Pacey?
Dawson
Pacey
Joey tells Dawson that he's her soulmate but that she wants to spend her life with Pacey.
neither of the above

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Which main character dies in the series finale?
Jen
Jen, who has already dealt with breast cancer, succumbs to a heart condition.
Dawson
Joey

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Who gets custody of Jen's young daughter?
Dawson
Grams
Jack
Jen leaves Amy to Jack and his partner.

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With whom does Jack end up?
Doug Witter
Jack's life partner is "Deputy Doug," Pacey's brother.
Henry Parker
Ethan Brody

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