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The Ultimate John Hughes Movies Quiz
by Staff
John Hughes nailed the 1980s with films like "The Breakfast Club." Brat-packed with great actors, his movies made teens everywhere feel like it was OK to be themselves. But how much do you know about Hughes' life and other films?

One of John Hughes' first jobs was writing for which magazine?

  • "MAD"
  • "National Lampoon"
  • "Esquire"

Which movie spun off John's first screenwriting credit?

  • "Home Alone"
  • "Pretty in Pink"
  • "Animal House"

What fictional city is home to many of Hughes' films?

  • Shermer, Ill.
  • Sherman, Ill.
  • Shermrock, Ill.

Many of John's movies are named after what type of creative work?

  • books
  • songs
  • paintings

Which band's songs are often sung by characters in his movies?

  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Otis Redding
  • The Beatles

Which movie was John Hughes' directorial debut?

  • "Pretty in Pink"
  • "Sixteen Candles"
  • "Weird Science"

John Hughes had a special pen pal for a couple of years. Who was it?

  • his high school sweetheart
  • the wardrobe designer from "Pretty in Pink"
  • a teenaged babysitter

What was his highest grossing movie?

  • "Home Alone"
  • "The Breakfast Club"
  • "National Lampoon's Vacation"

John Hughes made many box office hits. Which of these films goes down on his record as a financial flop?

  • "Nate and Hayes"
  • "Reach for the Rock"
  • "Dutch"

What was John Hughes' pen name?

  • Jake Ryan
  • John Hanes
  • Edmond Dantès

Which film is a documentary about Hughes' life?

  • "Don't You Forget About Me"
  • "If You Leave"
  • "Weird Science"

The premiere episode of which sitcom was dedicated to John Hughes?

  • "30 Rock"
  • "Community"
  • "The Office"

What did John Hughes use to record his thoughts and ideas?

  • tape recorder
  • legal pad
  • Moleskine notebook

When did John Hughes meet his wife, Nancy?

  • in high school
  • working at National Lampoon
  • at the premiere of "Sixteen Candles"

Which of these stars was NOT in the Brat Pack?

  • Judd Nelson
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • John Cryer

Which John Hughes film was ranked No. 1 in Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies?

  • "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • "The Breakfast Club"
  • "Pretty in Pink"

In what year did John Hughes die from a heart attack?

  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2009

Though John Hughes set many of movies in the suburbs of Illinois, where was he born?

  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Lansing, Mich.
  • Davenport, Iowa

Which one of Hughes' film stars shares his birthday?

  • John Cusack
  • Ally Sheedy
  • Molly Ringwald

What was the last movie John Hughes directed?

  • "Curly Sue"
  • "Home Alone 3"
  • "Dennis the Menace"