The Ultimate Breakfast Club Quiz


By: J.P. Naomi

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Everyone knows Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald starred in "The Breakfast Club," but do you know the name of the character she played, or which fellow student she hooked up with in the closet on that fateful Saturday? If you think you know everything there is to know about this classic '80s flick, take our quiz and see if you've got what it takes to earn a perfect score.

It's hard to believe that a movie about a group of kids serving Saturday detention managed to be so interesting, and yet "The Breakfast Club" not only topped the charts when it was released in 1985, but remains a beloved film favorite to this day.

Regularly touted as a perfect representation of '80s teen culture, it's clear that fans found something to relate to in this movie about five seemingly unrelated youth. Because as it turns out, all of us are more than what we are labeled by society, and in every one of us is a brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal and a basket case -- and of course, so much more. 

Think you can make it through an entire Saturday at the Shermer High School library and put up with the strict Richard Vernon? Take our quiz to find out!

"Your middle name is _______, as in puke!"

Allison steals Brian Johnson's wallet and reads off all of his personal information from his license including his height, weight and social security number!


The Breakfast Club, an American coming-of-age comedy-drama was released in which year?

1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes, and the film was digitally remastered and re-screened across America in 2015 for its 30th anniversary!


The five main actors in The Breakfast Club became known by the media as the _________.

The core members of the Brat Pack -young actors who frequently appeared together in teen 80s movies are considered to be: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.


Where is Shermer High School located?

The date, name and location of the school including zip code 60062 is revealed in the opening narration in Brian Johnson's voice!


Andrew the Athlete was in detention for doing what?

Andrew felt pressure by his father to be number one. "I won't tolerate any losers in this family!... Win! Win! Win!"


Vernon tells Bender, "The next screw that falls out will be you," Bender replies, "Eat... My... ________"

"Eat my shorts" is the start of a back and forth bit between Vernon and Bender where Vernon dishes out 8 more detentions to Bender! Brian Johnson argues that it's only seven because he was keeping track!


When Vernon asks Bender what he would do if his dope was on fire, Bender says that's impossible because it is where?

Judd Nelson, who played John Bender, won an MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his performance in The Breakfast Club in 1985. This was his 3rd film in his acting career.


One year prior to the Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall starred together in this other Hughes' film.

Towards the end of filming Sixteen Candles, John Hughes' asked Ringwald and Hall to be in The Breakfast Club. They were the first two actors to be cast.


What is the theme song to The Breakfast Club?

This song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of The Breakfast Club. It was recorded on July 10, 1984 and peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list in 1985.


Who plays Andrew Clarke, the athlete in The Breakfast Club?

Emilio Estevez originally auditioned for the role of John Bender, but John Hughes couldn't find anyone to play Andrew Clarke, so Estevez was recast into that role!


In which year was The Breakfast Club released?

The Breakfast Club was released on February 15, 1985 and grossed more than $38 million at the box office!


Which member of The Breakfast Club was known as the "basket case"?

Allison Reynolds was played by actress Ally Sheedy who also starred in St. Elmo's Fire, also released in 1985, with Judd Nelson.


Which member of The Breakfast Club was known as "the brain"?

Brian made himself a fake ID, which Ally found in his wallet. His explanation for having a fake ID was so he could vote!


Which member of The Breakfast Club was known as "the athlete"?

Despite his fit physique for the role of Andrew, Emilio Estevez was only 5'6" tall!


Which member of The Breakfast Club was known as "the criminal"?

Judd Nelson began his acting career in 1983. His first major hit was The Breakfast Club and he is still working as an actor to this day. He currently has 4 different movies in post-production due out in 2016 and 2017.


Which member of The Breakfast Club was known as "the princess"?

Most recently, Molly Ringwald has been starting in a TV series called Raising Expectations playing the role of Paige Wayney.


Bender asks Vernon if this famous singer knows that Vernon raids his wardrobe...

"Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?"


The 5 students ask Vernon if this drink will be made available to them to avoid dehydration during their detention...

"Uh, Dick? Excuse me, Rich? Will milk be made available to us?" Andrew says they are extremely thirsty and Claire says she has a really low tolerance for dehydration.


At the end of the detention period, who does Claire end up kissing?

She even gives him one of her diamond earrings to put in his ear piercing!


What does Claire bring for lunch?

When Claire asks Bender where his lunch is, he replies, "You're wearing it." He then proceeds to criticize her for not accepting a guy's tongue in her mouth, but that she's willing to eat raw fish, rice and seaweed!


A naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a ______ under the other.

Bender starts this joke as he crawls above the ceiling tiles trying to escape the closet. Before he can get to the punchline, the ceiling gives way and he falls out from the ceiling.


Vernon runs from his office to respond to the loud noise he heard (as Bender fell from the ceiling). What did he call the loud noise?

While Vernon tries to determine the cause of the 'ruckus', Bender is hiding under the table where Claire is sitting. He sneaks a peak at Claire's underpants and she starts coughing and kicking him under the table, suggesting to Vernon that was the noise he heard.


Don't mess with the bull, young man, you'll get the...

Vernon says this to Bender as the morning of detention begins.


What is Bender doing when Vernon finds him in the gym?

He tells Vernon he's thinking about trying out for a scholarship. From here Vernon locks him in a closet which he then escapes.


Bender pokes fun at Andrew for this required wrestling uniform...

Bender says he can be just like Andrew, all he needs is a lobotomy and some tights!


What is the janitor's name?

After Bender pokes fun at Carl for his work in the custodial arts, Carl informs the group that their clock is 20 minutes fast.


How many hits will it take Andrew to fight Bender?

Andrew threatens to fight Bender if he didn't stop teasing Claire.


Who does Allison kiss by the end of the movie?

Andrew is very impressed by Allison following her makeover by Claire who put her hair back in a headband, changed her clothes and put some makeup on her.


When Bender learns Claire's name, he tells her it is a ______ girl's name.

Claire explains that it is a family name, but Bender insists it's a fat girl's name and proceeds to detail how she will push maximum density once she 'squeezes out a few puppies.'


Who is Bender referring to when he asks "how do you suppose he rides his bike?"

Claire asks him to leave her alone, but Bender continues, "I mean even if he had a nice personality and a cool car... although you'd probably have to ride in the backseat because his nuts would ride shotgun"


Who chews on their fingernails in the quiet library that everyone can hear?

Bender tells Allison that if she keeps eating her hand, she won't be hungry for lunch!


What was The Breakfast Club rated?

This film was rated R for relevant scenes in the following categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.


What does Allison shake onto her pencil drawing to make snow?

In real production, the snow was achieved by sprinkling Parmesan cheese!


Who is laying across the front of the cover poster for "The Breakfast Club"?

The film's poster features all five of the characters huddled together but each representing their stereotype. Claire is laying out in front like a true princess!


Detention took place in which area of the school?

The movie was filmed at Maine North High School in Des Plaines, Illinois. The same setting was used for the interior school scenes of John Hughes' next film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off!


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