Run with "Forrest Gump" by taking this quiz!


By: J.P. Naomi

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Think you know all there is to know about "Forrest Gump?" Prove it by acing this quiz.

"Run, Forrest, run...." Let's face it, you didn't read those words, you actually said them in your head... or maybe you said them out loud. The fact that people hear those words, instead of merely reading them is proof positive of the enduring allure of this iconic movie.

So, what's the appeal?

Never mind Tom Hanks' stellar performance in the role of Forrest, a slow, but lovable, lug who always sees the best in people and life. Never mind the all-star cast of Hanks, Robin Wright as Jenny Curran, Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, and Sally Field as Forrest's mother. And never mind the excellent direction by Robert Zemeckis. The story is a darn good one. Based on a 1986 Winston Groom novel of the same name, the movie, released in 1994, told an engaging and heartwarming tale of the persistence of the human spirit. The film did well at the box office, earning nearly $700 million from a tight budget of only $55 million, and it won a whole host of awards.

Ready to run with Forrest Gump? On your mark, get set, go.

What does the movie start and end with floating through the sky?

At the beginning of the film, the feather lands at Forrest's feet and he picks up the feather and puts it in his book.


Which famous actor played the role of Forrest Gump?

Tom Hanks won an Academy Award for Best Actor in Forrest Gump in 1995!


On and off throughout the movie, where is Forrest Gump?

It's 1981 and he is sitting at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia.


Where did Forrest spend his childhood?

Forrest grew up in Greenbow, Alabama during the 1950s.


What did Forrest have to wear as a child?

Forrest was bullied for his leg braces, but eventually ran away from them and his braces fell off and he ran free and fast!


What is the name of Forrest Gump's love interest throughout the movie?

Jenny Curran was portrayed by actress Robin Wright.


"Jenny and me was like peas and _______."

Forrest narrates that after they first met as kids on the school bus, they were inseparable friends.


Who always told Forrest, "Life was like a box of chocolates?

The full quote is, "My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."


Which famous actress played the role of Forrest's mother?

Sally Field was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.


"Stupid is as _______ does."

This was Forrest's response to Bubba's mother when she asked him, "Are you crazy? or just plain stupid?"


After graduation, Forrest enlists in the _______.

Forrest is really good at his drill exercises!


Who is Forrest's fellow recruit and best friend in the Army?

Bubba's real name was Benjamin Buford Blue.


Which actor played the role of Benjamin Buford Blue?

Mykelti Williamson was born on March 4, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri.


Though in the Army at the time, what does Bubba aspire to be?

Bubba suggests that he and Forrest go into business together once they get out of the Army.


Where are Forrest and Bubba deployed to in the Army?

The Vietnam War occurred from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975.


What happened to Bubba in Vietnam?

Bubba was killed during an ambush. Before he died, he said to Forrest, "I wanna go home."


Where was Forrest shot in Vietnam?

Forrest told President Johnson that he was his "in the butt-ocks" and proceeds to show him!


Who do Forrest and Bubba serve under in Vietnam?

Lt. Dan was played by actor Gary Sinise who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995.


In which year was Forrest Gump released?

Forrest Gump was released on June 23, 1994 and made a whopping $677.9 million at the box office!


When Forrest rescues Lt. Dan in Vietnam, Lt. Dan is...

Lt. Dan lost both of his legs and didn't want to live without his legs, so he was really mad at Forrest for saving his life.


What does Forrest discover he is really good at while he is recovering from his gunshot wound?

Forrest began playing competitively against Chinese teams.


What did Forrest do with the money from his ping-pong paddle endorsement?

Forrest buys a shrimping boat to fulfill his promise to Bubba.


While Forrest is away at war, Jenny joins the ____________.

Forrest reunites with Jenny at an anti-war rally in Washington DC.


For how long did Forrest Gump run?

One day he stopped and said, "I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now.


"I'm not a smart man, but I know what _____ is.

Forrest proposes to Jenny, but she says no, saying, "You don't wanna marry me."


What does Forrest offer to the people at the bus stop?

Forrest is sitting on a bench with a box of chocolates in his lap. He reaches it out and offers a chocolate.


When Forrest goes to visit Jenny, he is introduced to her son named...

Turns out Forrest is a Dad and Jenny named the son after him!


Who joins Forrest on the shrimping boat in honor of Bubba?

Theirs was the only boat to survive Hurricane Carmen and they ended up making a lot of money!!


What does Lt. Dan do with the money from the shrimping boat?

They become financially secure for the rest of their lives!


Towards the end of the movie, who proposes marriage to Forrest?

Although he once proposed to her, now she was ready. Jenny proposes to Forrest and they are married back in Greenbow.


How does Jenny die?

It is presumed, though never specified, that Jenny suffered from HIV/AIDS.


"Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?"

Drill Sergeant replies, "Jesus H. Christ!!"


Prior to the big screen, Forrest Gump was a...

The 1986 novel Forrest Gump was written by Winston Groom.


How many Academy Awards did Forrest Gump win in 1995?

It won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.


What book does Forrest read to his son Forrest as they wait for the school bus?

The original yellow Curious George book cover is seen in the movie.


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