Time to get down with this Dirty Dancing Quiz!

By: J.P. Naomi

Time to get down with this Dirty Dancing Quiz!
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About This Quiz

It was the classic story of good girl meets misunderstood bad boy that had us all wishing our families were part of the resort-going crowd. The love story! The throwback costumes! The dancing! The soundtrack! Together they transported audiences from the late 1980s back to summer in the early ’60s where we watched a sheltered Baby have her eyes opened to love and some of the bigger truths of the world.

Baby is the apple of her father’s eye. She’s heading to college in the fall. And once she’s finished with that she’ll join the Peace Corps, marry someone just like her dad, and go on to save the world. But she winds up taking a summer detour on the way to accomplishing that super impressive to-do list. And while she’s on this journey of personal discovery, we are treated to some fantastic dancing, surprisingly subversive sub-plots, and a happy ending with one of the most memorable quotes in modern movie history.

In addition to the great story and choreography, Dirty Dancing had an incredibly popular soundtrack. The combined popularity of the movie and the soundtrack brought about a revival of ’60s oldies favorites. Tons of kids became obsessed with the same music their parents had loved a generation before. The album was so successful it sold more than 11 million copies and stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for over 4 months!

So how much do you really remember about this beloved bit of American pop culture? Do you remember the first song Baby and Johnny danced to? Do you remember the creative place they worked on their balance? Do you remember why they needed to rehearse a dance in the first place? Who did Baby have to step in for? And where was their big show? Do you remember the actors who played in the starring roles? Which one also starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? How about which one also contributed a song to the soundtrack?

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you can answer these questions just as easily as you can name every member of the Brat Pack.

Whether you’ve seen the movie one time or 100, you can’t help but love the final scene. Johnny comes back into the picture like a leather-clad knight in shining armor to make things right with Baby and her family and for himself. And, of course, there’s that legendary line that even people who haven’t seen the movie can quote!

So if you’re feeling nostalgic for this staple of your childhood, or even if you just watched the movie for the first time last week, kick off your Keds, put on your dancing shoes, and have “the time of your life” with this delightful Dirty Dancing quiz!

Which year did Dirty Dancing premiere?
1985
1987
Dirty Dancing was release on August 21, 1987.
1989
1992

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Who plays the lead female role of Frances Houseman?
Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey was born on March 26, 1960.
Cynthia Rhodes
Kelly Bishop
Demi Moore

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What is the name of the lead male character in Dirty Dancing?
Robby
Johnny
Johnny Castle is his full name!
Bobby
Ricky

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Which famous actor plays the role of Johnny Castle?
Jon Bon Jovi
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze passed away on September 14, 2009.
Jack Weston
Max Cantor

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The Houseman family went on a vacation to a resort located in ________.
Hawaii
Punta Cana
The Catskill Mountains
The Catskill Mountains are located in upstate New York.
The Grand Canyon

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"Nobody puts Baby in a _________."
Corner
This is a famous line by Johnny in Dirty Dancing.
Bag
Joke
House

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What song is playing during the opening credits of Dirty Dancing?
Big Girls Don't Cry
Be My Baby
Be My Baby was sung by the Ronettes.
Hungry Eyes
I've Had The Time of My Life

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In which decade is Dirty Dancing set?
1950s
1960s
The movie is set during the summer of 1963.
1970s
1980s

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What is the occupation of Baby's father Jack Houseman?
Attorney
Fireman
Doctor
Dr. Jack Houseman is the personal physician of the resort owner.
Teacher

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What is the name of Baby's older sister?
Barbara
Jane
Nicole
Lisa
Lisa is played by actress Jane Bruckner.

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Who first teaches the sisters how to do the merengue?
Penny Johnson
Penny Johnson is a former Rockette, played by Cynthia Rhodes.
Johnny Castle
Robbie Gould
Mrs. Houseman

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Where is Baby planning to attend college in the fall?
Salem State University
Mount Holyoke College
She wants to study economics of underdeveloped countries.
UMass Amherst
Harvard University

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Who is Neil?
The grandson of the owner Max
Baby reluctantly dances with Neil Kellerman and is not impressed with him!
The Houseman's dog
Lisa's boyfriend
Penny's dance partner

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Who is Penny's dance partner?
Max
Neil
Robbie
Johnny
Max yells at Johnny and Penny to stop dancing together and get the guests to pay for lessons.

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What does Baby carry to the staff party?
Beer
Brownies
Watermelon
"I carried a watermelon" is a famous quote from Dirty Dancing.
Pizza

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What song are the staff 'dirty dancing' to when Baby arrives to their party?
Tutty Fruity
Hungry Eyes
Do You Love Me?
Do You Love Me was performed by The Contours.
Love Man

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Who is Lisa dating during their time in the Catskills?
Robbie
Robbie Gould is a Yale medical student and a water at the resort.
Johnny
Penny
Neil

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How much money does Penny need?
$50
$100
$150
$250
Penny needs $250 in order to get an abortion.

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Who is responsible for Penny's pregnancy?
Johnny
Robbie
Baby threatens Robbie of his job if he doesn't accept the $250 for Penny's abortion.
Neil
Billy

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From where does Baby get the $250 for Penny's abortion?
Her mother
She holds a fundraiser at the resort
Her savings account
Her father
Baby's father always told her that if someone was in trouble then she should help. He gives her the money.

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Who fills in for Penny for her performance at the Sheldrake?
Lisa
Baby
Baby offers to fill in, and Johnny agrees to teach her the moves.
Mrs. Houseman
Robbie's ex-girlfriend

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How much dancing experience does Baby have prior to filling in for Penny?
Very little
Since she has little experience, her progress is slow as Johnny begins to teach her.
She knows tap and jazz
She's pretty good
She is a professional

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Who does Dr. Houseman think is responsible for Penny's pregnancy?
Robbie
Johnny
When Dr. Houseman comes to treat Penny after her botched abortion, he asks who is responsible for Penny, and Johnny says he is - not meaning that he got her pregnant though!
Neil
Max

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Where do Johnny and Baby have their first sexual encounter?
Out in the field
In Johnny's car
In Johnny's cabin
"I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you!"
On the dance floor

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While rehearsing their final dance, why does Baby keep laughing?
Johnny passed gas
Johnny told a joke
It tickles!!
This scene where he raises her arm up and caresses it down causes Baby to laugh because she's ticklish!
Lisa walked in on them

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How does Baby know that Johnny didn't steal Vivian's husband's wallet?
Because Lisa stole it
Because she was with him all night
Even though she knew her father would be upset, Baby confessed that she was with Johnny all night so that he wouldn't get fired!
Because she stole it herself
Because she saw Robbie with it

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Why is Johnny eventually fired from his job at the resort?
He missed a performance
For having a relationship with a guest
Cue "She's Like the Wind"!
For arguing with his boss
For calling in sick too often

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Who sings "She's Like the Wind" on the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack?
Kenny Rogers
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze was not only an actor and dancer but a singer as well!
Bill Medley
Eric Carmen

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What is Lisa wearing as she performs in the resort's finale?
A hula outfit
She sings Hula Hana.
A ballroom gown
A bathing suit
A winter coat

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What song do Johnny and Baby dance to in the final scene of Dirty Dancing?
She's Like the Wind
I've Had the Time of My Life
I've Had the Time of My Life was written by Patrick Swayze and Stacy Widelitz.
In the Still of the Nite
You Don't Own Me

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Penny tells Baby, "Go back to your _______, Baby."
Cabin
Bungalow
House
Playpen
Penny says this to Baby who is trying to help her. She thinks baby is too young to understand her problems.

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What is the first dance that Baby and Johnny rehearse together?
Salsa
Pachenga
Mambo
Later, they dance a cha-cha together, and also pachenga
Cha-Cha

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What is the signature move in Johnny and Baby's final dance together?
The lift!
It took them a lot of practice to get this right. They even rehearsed in the water to help with the lift.
The twirls
The dip
The arm sequence

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What color dress is Baby wearing in the final scene?
Black
Blue
Red
Pink
It is a very flowy dress that fans out when she twirls!

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To teach Baby the importance of balance, where does Johnny take her to practice dancing?
The local gymnastics gym
On a tree trunk
They dance to 'Hey! Baby" on a tree trunk that stretches out over a stream of water.
On a boat
On the hood of his car

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