How Well Do You Know “Boys Over Flowers”?

By: Talin Vartanian

How Well Do You Know “Boys Over Flowers”?
Image: KBS2

About This Quiz

Love K-Pop music and Korean BBQ? If so, then maybe your interests also lie within Korean TV shows. Some of the more popular ones include "Mr. Sunshine," "Love Alarm" and "Something in the Rain," but today, we're going to focus on something a little more romantic and dramatic: "Boys Over Flowers."

The first episode premiered on Jan. 5, 2009, and since then, the show has received numerous awards. From the KBS drama award for best couple to the Baeksang arts award for most popular male in television, "Boys Over Flowers" has left a heartfelt legacy on its fans and the South Korean culture. But what's this show all about anyway? Well, it features Ku Hye-sun who portrays Geum Jan-di, an "average" girl who suddenly enrolls at a wealthy and elite school after preventing a student's suicide attempt. There, she meets Gu Jun-pyo, who is portrayed by actor Lee Min-ho. Let's just say the two don't get along at first, but romance soon sparks between them. And it turns out that Gu is part of the elite "F4" group, aka the popular guys in school? These are just some of the basic plot points, but it's your job to tell us how the rest of the story goes in this South Korean drama quiz!

Question 1 - F4 What does "F4" stand for?
Flamboyant 4
Fabulous 4
Fiery 4
Flower 4
The rich and elite group known as the "F4" in the show is short for "Flower 4." This is also hinted by the title of the series, "Boys Over Flowers." It's written as 花の4人組 in Japanese.

Advertisement

Question 2 - F4 members Which of these people are not members of the F4 group?
Yoon Ji-Hu
So Yi-jung
Song Woo-bin
Chu Ga-eul
Chu Ga-eul isn't part of the F4 group since she's the BFF of Geum Jan-di. Later on in the show, she begins to crush on one of the other F4 members, So Yi-Jung, who is very wealthy.

Advertisement

Question 3 - Shinhwa High School What's the name of the main high school?
Ochanomizu University Senior High School
Hokkaido Sapporo Nishi High School
Shinhwa High School
The Shinhwa High School in the series is located in Seoul, South Korea, and it's considered to be an upper-class school. The school was also founded by the president of South Korea and one of the authoritative members of the Shinhwa Group.
Sapporo Daiichi High School

Advertisement

Question 4 - kiss Who sees Min Seo-hyun and Yoon Ji-Hu secretly kiss?
Geum Jan-di
Geum Jan-di spots Min Seo-hyun and Yoon Ji-Hu kissing in the third episode, as the two have mutual romantic feelings for each other. Seo-hyun also expresses that she wants to return to France.
So Yi-jung
Oh Min-ji
Ha Jae-kyung

Advertisement

Question 5 - Gu Jun-pyo Gu Jun-pyo is an heir to which of these companies?
SK Group
Shinhwa Group
The clue lies in the main high school of the series: the Shinhwa High School. The Shinhwa Group is in charge of many electronics, telecommunications and car companies, which would make Gu Jun-pyo even richer than he already is.
AhnLab Inc.
BC Card

Advertisement

Question 6 - Kim Ok What is Kim Young-ok's role in this series?
She's the mother of Gu Jun-pyo.
She's the maid of Gu Jun-pyo and his family.
Rich Korean families often hire maids to cook and clean for them, and Gu Jun-pyo is no exception here. Kim Young-ok, the family maid, is portrayed by the famous actress of the same name, Kim Young-ok.
She's the doctor of Gu Jun-pyo and his family.
She doesn't exist in this series.

Advertisement

Question 7 -  Jae-kyung Ha Jae-kyung feels pressure from her family to marry ...
Yoon Ji-Hu
So Yi-jung
Song Woo-bin
Gu Jun-pyo
Ha Jae-kyung is pretty much forced into marriage in order to merge two companies together (in other words, it will help both families make more money). The actress is portrayed by Lee Min-jung.

Advertisement

Question 8 - Yoon Ji-Hu Who has a driving phobia in this show?
Yoon Ji-Hu
So why does Yoon Ji-Hu have a phobia of driving? Because his parents died in a car accident. He was also in the vehicle, but miraculously survived. Ji-Hu is also part of the elite F4 group.
Geum Jan-di
Kang Hee-soo
Na Gong-joo

Advertisement

Question 9 - theme What's the name of the opening theme song?
"Paradise" by T-Max
This song has an upbeat and optimistic feel to it, which is perfect as the opening theme. Some of the lyrics are "Almost paradise, brighter than the morning. Is your love coming towards me, it's as though I have the whole world."
"Because I'm Stupid" by SS501
"Making a Lover" by SS501
"Love Is Fire" by Kara

Advertisement

Question 10 - betrayed Who betrays Geum Jan-di's trust in the show?
Gu Jun-hee
Kang Hee-soo
Oh Min-ji
Oh Min-ji started out as the nice and charming friend of Geum Jan-di, but eventually backstabs her. This is also particularly sad since she was Jan-di's only friend at the high school.
Geum Il-bong

Advertisement

Question 11 - Manga "Boys Over Flowers" is based on which of these manga?
"Hana Yori Dango"
The "Hana Yori Dango" manga serves as the foundation for the "Boys Over Flowers" series, and the two are very similar to each other (minus certain plot points, like the school name change).
"Noblesse"
"Hellper"
"Something About Us"

Advertisement

Question 12 - Im Ye-jin Which actress portrays Geum Jan-di's mother in the show?
Kim So-eun
Im Ye-jin
Im Ye-jin is known for her work on "I Am Really Sorry," "Never Forget Me" and "I Really Really Like You." She has also appeared in a long list of movies, TV shows and variety shows.
Ahn Suk-hwan
Lee Hye-young

Advertisement

Question 13 - shoes Who said the following quote in the show: "Good shoes take you to good places."
So Yi-jung
Min Seo-hyun
Min Seo-hyun was the love interest of Yoon Ji-Hu in the show, but it looks like she was also full of wisdom. She's portrayed by the actress Han Chae-young, who is known for "Autumn in My Heart."
Geum Jan-di
Ha Jae-kyung

Advertisement

Question 14 - Geum Jan-di Where does Geum Jan-di's parents work?
Laundromat
Both of Geum Jan-di's parents own and work at a laundromat. In the pilot episode, Geum Jan-di brings laundry to the elite Shinhwa High School and ends up saving one of the students from suicide.
Restaurant
Factory
They're retired.

Advertisement

Question 15 - France Where does Min Seo-hyun depart to in the third episode?
Australia
Japan
France
At her own birthday party, Min Seo-hyun tells everyone that she's leaving for France. Everyone seems heartbroken, and this is especially true for Yoon Ji-Hu, who has a big crush on her.
Germany

Advertisement

Question 16 - trapped Geum Jan-di and Gu Jun-pyo become trapped in a _________ while out on a date.
Bus
Cable car
Though Geum Jan-di and Gu Jun-pyo seemed to dislike each other at first, the two eventually develop romantic feelings throughout the show. But in the fourth episode, disaster ensues when the two become stuck in a cable car.
Train
Haunted house

Advertisement

Question 17 - Gu Jun-pyo Can you name the actor who plays Gu Jun-pyo in the show?
Kim Hyun-joong
Lee Min-ho
Lee Min-Ho has dabbled in acting, singing and modeling in the South Korean entertainment industry, but he's best known for playing the leader of the F4 group, Gu Jun-pyo, who is cold on the outside but kind on the inside.
Kim Bum
Lee Min-jung

Advertisement

Question 18 - beach Where does the F4 take Geum Jan-di in episode five?
Tristan da Cunha
Bear Island
Île de la Possession
New Caledonia
It looks like Geum Jan-di and the F4 group are getting along quite nicely, because all of them take a relaxing trip to New Caledonia. Geum is also accompanied by her friend Chu Ga-eul.

Advertisement

Question 19 - angry How does Gu Jun-pyo react when he sees Geum and Yoon kiss?
He's overwhelmed with anger.
Gu Jun-pyo was so angry that he decided to go back to Seoul and expel Geum. He also announces that he's going to remove Yoon from the F4 group, which creates a huge drama conflict in the show.
He cries.
He's filled with joy.
He doesn't see them kiss.

Advertisement

Question 20 - sports Can you name one of the sports competitions that are staged between Yoon and Gu?
Soccer
Horseback riding
What better way to unleash your rage than by participating in a horseback riding competition, right? In terms of Gu's mindset, he's doing it so he can win back Guem's heart since she has some feelings for Yoon.
Basketball
Baseball

Advertisement

Question 21 - hospital Who ends up in a hospital in episode eight?
Song Woo-bin
Geum Jan-di
Gu Jun-pyo
Gu Jun-pyo ends up in a hospital because he was involved in an accident. Geum quickly goes there to see how he's doing, and immediately realizes that her heart longs for Gu instead of Yoon.
So Yi-jung

Advertisement

Question 22 - date Geum and Gu eventually go out on a double date with ...
Chu Ga-eul and her boyfriend
A romantic double date ensues between Guem, Gu, Chu and Chu's boyfriend, but tensions arise between Guem and Chu's boyfriend. Earlier in the episode, Gu and Guem argue constantly, but he makes it up with quite a handful of presents.
Min Seo-hyun and her boyfriend
They never go out on a double date.
Oh Min-ji and her boyfriend

Advertisement

Question 23 - Valentine's Day What holiday is it when Geum Jan-di and Gu Jun-pyo decide to go on a date?
Easter
Valentine's Day
It just so happens to be Valentine's Day in the 10th episode of "Boys Over Flowers," but the romantic date turns sour when the couple runs into Gu's mother, who doesn't think highly of Geum.
Christmas Eve
Halloween

Advertisement

Question 24 - Geum Jan-di Can you name the part-time job that Geum Jan-di lands in episode 11?
Babysitter
Waitress
Grocery story cashier
Model
Geum Jan-di becomes a model to earn extra cash, and soon lands on several covers of popular magazines. This is also the episode where she meets Jeha, a fellow freshman at Shinhwa High School.

Advertisement

Question 25 - necklace What does Gu give to Geum as a romantic gift after the big fight with Jeha?
Brand new car
Teddy bear
Custom-made necklace
Nothing spells out "romance" better than a beautiful custom-made necklace, and that's exactly what Gu gives to Geum in episode #12. But she soon loses it on a ski trip and a snowstorm makes it almost impossible to find.
New shoes

Advertisement

Question 26 - swim Think back to the first episode here: What kind of sport does Geum practice throughout this series?
Swimming
Geum seems to be naturally good at swimming, and the show focuses on her swimming practices quite a bit. However, in episode 13, a shoulder injury sadly prevents her from participating in the sport.
Track and field
Soccer
Tennis

Advertisement

Question 27 - engaged Who does Gu Jun-pyo become engaged to in episode 15?
Jung Ho-bin
Ha Jae-kyung
The two mainly become engaged in order to make their families proud, and this breaks Geum Jan-di's heart. She also met Ha Jae-kyung while on a trip to Macau (with the rest of the F4 group).
Min Young-won
Ji Yeon Kook

Advertisement

Question 28 - companies Which two companies begin to merge in episode 17?
Shinhwa Group and Big Hit Entertainment
Shinhwa Group and JK Group
The two large companies, Shinhwa Group and JK Group, begin to merge because of Ha Jae-kyung and Gu Jun-pyo's engagement. The hope is to increase revenue for both of their families.
Shinhwa Group and BC Card
Shinhwa Group and CAS Corporation

Advertisement

Question 29 - jandi Who said the following quote in the show: "The most beautiful encounters are those with handkerchiefs. They wipe away your sweat when you're tired and your tears when you're sad."
Geum Jan-di
Geum Jan-di may be portrayed as a sweet and charming character, but she also has quite a bit of intelligence within her soul. She's also known for some pretty romantic and insightful words of wisdom.
Gu Jun-pyo
Geum Il-bong
Gu Jun-hee

Advertisement

Question 30 - temple Where do Geum and Yoon go to clear their minds?
Movie theater
Tokyo, Japan
Zen garden
Buddhist temple
A lot has happened so far in the "Boys Over Flowers" series, and if we were in the show, we would probably head to a Buddhist temple as well. But it doesn't seem to work, since Geum is treated to more bad news when she returns home.

Advertisement

Question 31 - Jeju Island Where does the big wedding take place in episode 21?
Seoul
Borneo
Jeju Island
The wedding between Gu Jun-pyo and Ha Jae-kyung takes place on Jeju Island, which is a province of South Korea. The real-life island is also known for its museums, theme parks and beautiful scenery.
New Guinea

Advertisement

Question 32 - Ha Jae-kyung Ha Jae-kyung departs the day after her wedding, but where does she go?
New York
So much for a proper honeymoon, right? Ha Jae-kyung heads off to New York after she deliberately ruins her own wedding, which allows Geum Jan-di and Gu to finally be together once again.
California
She returns back to her hometown.
Hawaii

Advertisement

Question 33 - Geum Jan-di Who spreads the rumor about Geum Jan-di's so-called pregnancy?
Na Gong-joo
Yoon Ji-Hu
Kim Ki-bang
Gu Jun-pyo
Gu Jun-pyo is portrayed as a pretty mean guy in the series, as evidenced by the pregnancy rumors he spreads about the main character, Geum Jan-di. Later on in the episode, she punches him right in the face.

Advertisement

Question 34 - Hana Yori Dango "Hana Yori Dango" translates to which of these popular Japanese phrases?
"Gold coins to a cat."
"Not seeing is a flower."
"The stake that sticks up gets hammered down."
"Dumplings over flowers."
The original manga title is based on the "Dumplings over flowers" Japanese proverb. It means that people who go to the flower festival, known as Hanami, tend to gravitate toward the food or gift items instead of the actual flowers.

Advertisement

Question 35 - locations Which of these places is not one of the filming locations for the show?
Macau, China
Cheju Island, South Korea
Tokyo, Japan
Believe it or not, the "Boys Over Flowers" series hasn't filmed in Tokyo yet, but the New Zealand location might come as a surprise to you. Other filming locations include Seoul and Incheon, South Korea.
Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Advertisement

You Got:
/35

Featured