Quiz: Time to get down with this Dirty Dancing Quiz!
Time to get down with this Dirty Dancing Quiz!
By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

It was the classic story of good girl meets misunderstood bad boy that had us all wishing our families were part of the resort-going crowd. The love story! The throwback costumes! The dancing! The soundtrack! Together they transported audiences from the late 1980s back to summer in the early ’60s where we watched a sheltered Baby have her eyes opened to love and some of the bigger truths of the world.

Baby is the apple of her father’s eye. She’s heading to college in the fall. And once she’s finished with that she’ll join the Peace Corps, marry someone just like her dad, and go on to save the world. But she winds up taking a summer detour on the way to accomplishing that super impressive to-do list. And while she’s on this journey of personal discovery, we are treated to some fantastic dancing, surprisingly subversive sub-plots, and a happy ending with one of the most memorable quotes in modern movie history.

In addition to the great story and choreography, Dirty Dancing had an incredibly popular soundtrack. The combined popularity of the movie and the soundtrack brought about a revival of ’60s oldies favorites. Tons of kids became obsessed with the same music their parents had loved a generation before. The album was so successful it sold more than 11 million copies and stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for over 4 months!

So how much do you really remember about this beloved bit of American pop culture? Do you remember the first song Baby and Johnny danced to? Do you remember the creative place they worked on their balance? Do you remember why they needed to rehearse a dance in the first place? Who did Baby have to step in for? And where was their big show? Do you remember the actors who played in the starring roles? Which one also starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? How about which one also contributed a song to the soundtrack?

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you can answer these questions just as easily as you can name every member of the Brat Pack.

Whether you’ve seen the movie one time or 100, you can’t help but love the final scene. Johnny comes back into the picture like a leather-clad knight in shining armor to make things right with Baby and her family and for himself. And, of course, there’s that legendary line that even people who haven’t seen the movie can quote!

So if you’re feeling nostalgic for this staple of your childhood, or even if you just watched the movie for the first time last week, kick off your Keds, put on your dancing shoes, and have “the time of your life” with this delightful Dirty Dancing quiz!

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Which year did Dirty Dancing premiere?
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Who plays the lead female role of Frances Houseman?
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What is the name of the lead male character in Dirty Dancing?
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Which famous actor plays the role of Johnny Castle?
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The Houseman family went on a vacation to a resort located in ________.
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"Nobody puts Baby in a _________."
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What song is playing during the opening credits of Dirty Dancing?
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In which decade is Dirty Dancing set?
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What is the occupation of Baby's father Jack Houseman?
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What is the name of Baby's older sister?
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Who first teaches the sisters how to do the merengue?
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Where is Baby planning to attend college in the fall?
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Who is Penny's dance partner?
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What does Baby carry to the staff party?
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What song are the staff 'dirty dancing' to when Baby arrives to their party?
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Who is Lisa dating during their time in the Catskills?
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How much money does Penny need?
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Who is responsible for Penny's pregnancy?
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From where does Baby get the $250 for Penny's abortion?
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Who fills in for Penny for her performance at the Sheldrake?
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How much dancing experience does Baby have prior to filling in for Penny?
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Who does Dr. Houseman think is responsible for Penny's pregnancy?
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Where do Johnny and Baby have their first sexual encounter?
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While rehearsing their final dance, why does Baby keep laughing?
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How does Baby know that Johnny didn't steal Vivian's husband's wallet?
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Who sings "She's Like the Wind" on the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack?
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What is Lisa wearing as she performs in the resort's finale?
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What song do Johnny and Baby dance to in the final scene of Dirty Dancing?
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Penny tells Baby, "Go back to your _______, Baby."
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What is the first dance that Baby and Johnny rehearse together?
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What is the signature move in Johnny and Baby's final dance together?
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What color dress is Baby wearing in the final scene?
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To teach Baby the importance of balance, where does Johnny take her to practice dancing?
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