The 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Quiz
by Staff
Ferris Bueller uses his charisma to convince his high-school cohorts to escape class for one epic day. How much do you know about "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

Who wrote "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

  • Rob Reiner
  • John McTiernan
  • John Hughes

What year was the movie released?

  • 1983
  • 1986
  • 1988

Why didn't John Hughes release a soundtrack album for the movie?

  • He wanted to be done with the project.
  • He hated two songs in the movie.
  • He didn't think the songs flowed well enough.

During the movie, Ferris routinely breaks the "fourth wall" by doing what?

  • speaking to the camera
  • daydreaming
  • breaking things with tools

How much did the movie gross at the box office?

  • $40 million
  • $70 million
  • $110 million

In earlier versions of the script, what was Sloane's name?

  • Tandy
  • Candy
  • Shandy

What was the movie's budget?

  • $5.8 million
  • $8.3 million
  • $10.7 million

Which actor turned down the opportunity to play Cameron?

  • Patrick Swayze
  • Tom Cruise
  • Emilio Estevez

What sort of sports car does Ferris "borrow" from Cameron's dad?

  • Lamborghini
  • Ferrari
  • Porsche

How long did it take John Hughes to write the script?

  • six days
  • six weeks
  • six years

In which city was most of the film shot?

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Los Angeles

At which museum were the art scenes filmed?

  • DePaul Art Museum
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Which actor tried out for the part of Cameron?

  • Charlie Sheen
  • Tom Cruise
  • John Candy

How many extras turned up to be a part of the parade scene?

  • 10,000
  • 5,000
  • 1,000

What does the license plate on the Ferrari say?


How many Ferraris did the crew have on set for shooting the car scenes?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Even though it was fake, how much did one of the Ferrari replicas sell for in 2013?

  • $235,000
  • $124,000
  • $98,000

What is the name of Ferris' sister?

  • Christie
  • Jeanie
  • Kellie

At one point, a TV spinoff of the movie was planned starring which actress as Jeanie?

  • Joan Cusack
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Geena Davis

Which comedian makes cameos as two different characters?

  • Louie Anderson
  • Howie Mandel
  • Richard Lewis

How old was the actor who played Cameron?

  • 23
  • 25
  • 29

Most of the film was shot in Chicago, but where was the Bueller family house actually located?

  • Long Beach, California
  • Malibu, California
  • San Francisco

How much is a 1961 Ferrari like the one in the movie worth?

  • about $1 million
  • about $2 million
  • about $11 million

What actress did Mia Sara beat out to play the role of Sloane?

  • Molly Ringwald
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Elisabeth Shue

A song from which other hit movie is heard during this flick?

  • "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
  • "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
  • "Star Wars"

Why does Ferris hack into the school's computer system?

  • to change his number of absences
  • to change his grades
  • to get Sloane out of class

Which actress played the role of Jeanie?

  • Kelly LeBrock
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Phoebe Cates

How many times does Ferris change his clothes before leaving the house?

  • four
  • seven
  • nine

What did Charlie Sheen do to look sufficiently irritable before filming his police station scene?

  • He stayed awake for two days.
  • He drank a fifth of Jack Daniels.
  • He took many drugs.

Why was Ben Stein chosen to play one of Ferris' teachers?

  • because of his expressionless voice
  • because of his geeky appearance
  • because of his large nose