So you think you can name all five Brat Pack stars of The Breakfast Club? And you’re actually proud of the fact that you know which Olsen twin was born first? Then grab your No. 2 pencil and take a stab at the following 30 pop-trivia questions. DO NOT leave the room! DO NOT look at the work of the person next to you! DO give yourself two points for every correct answer (see page 280)! If you finish before the allotted time, put down your pencil, close your magazine and sit quietly with your hands folded until the proctor, Regis Philbin, tells you it’s okay to leave.
In how many movies have they appeared together?
3. Hey, just for the record, who did shoot J.R.? Anybody remember?
[ ] Bill Cosby
[ ] Mary Crosby
[ ] Bing Crosby
[ ] David Crosby
[ ] Larry Hagman
4. Which Teletubby did Jerry Falwell’s National Liberty Journal say was gay?
[ ] Tinky Winky
[ ] Dipsy
[ ] Laa-Laa
[ ] Po
What was the Journal’s evidence?
A A controversial episode featuring Joan Crawford
B The character’s lavender color and ever-present handbag
C Unverified reports that the Teletubby had shared a Hamptons summer house with Bert and Ernie
D Suggestive Teletubby dance moves
6. Gary Hart’s presidential hopes sank aboard a boat called:
[ ] If This Boat’s Rockin’ (Don’t Come Knockin’!)
[ ] Monkey Business
[ ] Freudian Sloop
[ ] Bada-Bing-Bam-Boom!
Who accompanied Hart on his fateful trip?
A Fawn Hall
B Fanne Fox
C Elizabeth Ray
D Jessica Hahn
E Gennifer Flowers
F Donna Rice
G Monica Lewinsky
H All of the above
7. Know your Coreys:
[ ] Who starred in the movie Lucas?
[ ] Who starred in the movie Stand by Me?
[ ] Who sang “Sunglasses at Night”?
9. In the following word-finder puzzle, give yourself 2 points for every correct answer.
A Unscramble the following name: FINREJNE
B Mrs. Pitt
C Hates being called “J.Lo”
D ________ Garner
E ________ Aniston
F Starred in Along Came Polly
G Actress Jennifer Connelly’s first name
10. By their hair ye shall know them: Match the hairstyle to the head that made it famous.
[ ] Elvis Presley
[ ] Farrah Fawcett
[ ] Jennifer Aniston
[ ] Pat Benatar
[ ] Donald Trump
[ ] Dorothy Hamill
[ ] The Fonz
[ ] Fabio
[ ] Michael Bolton
11. Yes, they’re everywhere, and they look just like us. But who among the following is actually not a Canadian?
[ ] [US FLAG] Michael J. Fox [CANADA FLAG]
[ ] [US FLAG] Peter Jennings [CANADA FLAG]
[ ] [US FLAG] Shania Twain [CANADA FLAG]
[ ] [US FLAG] Celine Dion [CANADA FLAG]
[ ] [US FLAG] Matt Lauer [CANADA FLAG]
12. On Sex and the City, what is the name of the publication that Carrie writes for?
[ ] The Sun
[ ] The New York Star
[ ] The Trib
[ ] Shag!
13 Match the politician with the food with which they will be forever linked.
[ ] Bill Clinton
[ ] George Bush
[ ] Ronald Reagan
[ ] Jimmy Carter
[ ] Dan Qualyle
E Big Macs
14. River Phoenix collapsed outside…
[ ] The Cotton Club
[ ] The Viper Room
[ ] Kmart
[ ] Studio 54
[ ] The New York Health & Racquet Club
15. Who said, “The heart wants what it wants”?
[ ] Dr. Dean Ornish
[ ] Woody Allen
[ ] Ben Affleck
[ ] Cher
What exactly did that heart want?
A Younger men
B Jennifer Lopez
C Soon-Yi Previn
16 Bombs away! Which one of the following movie flops nearly bankrupted a studio?
[ ] Gigli
[ ] Ishtar
[ ] Shanghai Surprise
[ ] Heaven’s Gate
[ ] Howard the Duck
17. Which one of the following did not appear in the movie St. Elmo’s Fire?
[ ] Molly Ringwald
[ ] Emilio Estevez
[ ] Judd Nelson
[ ] Ally Sheedy
[ ] Rob Lowe
What is St. Elmo’s fire, anyway?
B An electrical discharge
C A 1914 hospital tragedy
18. MATCH THE MOVIE TO THE FAMOUS LINE.
[ ] “I’ll have what she’s having”
[ ] “Leave the gun. Take the cannolis”
[ ] “My name is Inigo Montoya, You killed my father. Prepare to die”
[ ] “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”
[ ] “I think it was ‘Blessed are the cheese-makers’ ”
[ ] “Are you a hooker?…I just thought I was doing great with you”
[ ] “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”
[ ] “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
[ ] “You had me at hello”
20. It’s the year 2000. And Big Mouth Billy Bass is…
[ ] A key witness in the Whitewater scandal
[ ] A singing fish
[ ] The celebrated designer behind White Trash Couture
[ ] The most annoying member of the Bass family
21 What was the number on American Idol winner Ruben Studdard’s jersey and what was its significance?
[ ] 13, his lucky number
[ ] 205, the area code of Birmingham, Ala.
[ ] .424, his Little League batting average
[ ] 8003501212, his fan-club phone number
22. On Friends, what are the names of Ross’s ex-wives?
[ ] Linda, Sarah and Rachel
[ ] Susan, Emily and Rachel
[ ] Faith, Hope and Rachel
[ ] Carol, Emily and Rachel
[ ] Rachel, Rachel and Rachel
23. Match the pretender to the title:
James Brown [ ] A Queen of Soul
Michael Jackson [ ] B King of Queens
Ozzy Osbourne [ ] C The King
Elvis Presley [ ] D King of Pop
Aretha Franklin [ ] E Godfather of Soul
Kevin James [ ] F Prince of Darkness
24 Match the phrase to the person or character who made it famous.
[ ] STEVE URKEL
[ ] CHRIS HARRISON
[ ] STEVE MARTIN
[ ] JIMMIE WALKER
[ ] THE SOUTH PARK KIDS
[ ] CLARA PELLER
B “Where’s the beef?”
C “Did I do thaaaat?”
D “They killed Kenny!”
E “The most dramatic rose ceremony yet”
F “Well excuuuuse me”
25. And the five members of ‘N Sync are:
[ ] Kevin, Justin, JC, AJ & Lance
[ ] John, Paul, Ringo, Justin & Mick
[ ] Lance, Justin, Chris, Larry & Moe
[ ] Chris, JC, Lance, Justin & Joey
[ ] Lance, Justin, AJ, Chris & Kevin
26. What is the official slogan of Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s school?
[ ] “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”
[ ] “Magic happens”
[ ] “Quidditch pro quo”
[ ] “Let the wand choose the wizard”
[ ] “Dragon—the other white meat”
27. The first issue of PEOPLE magazine, dated March 4, 1974, cost:
[ ] 25 cents
[ ] 35 cents
[ ] 75 cents
[ ] 99 cents
[ ] a handful of shiny beads or one (1) small chicken
28. Match the following eight celebrities to the name they were born with.
Marshall Mathers III
Thomas Mapother IV
Eileen Regina Edwards
29. Which of the following is not a rehab center?
[ ] Betty Ford
[ ] Promises
[ ] Hazelden
[ ] Serenity Now
30. IN THE MOVIES OR ON TV, WHICH ONE ACTOR…
had a baby with Elizabeth McGoven
terrorized Meryl Streep
went to the moon with Tom Hanks
bantered with Jack Nicholson
romanced Jennifer Aniston
and danced with Eric McCormack?
[ ] ANDREW McCARTY
[ ] CHRIS COOPER
[ ] KEVIN BACON
[ ] BILL PAXTON
[ ] GARY SINISE
[ ] WILLIAM H. MACY
And now it’s time for…
The Answers to the PCATs
Give yourself 2 points for every correct answer, including Extra Credit answers and each part of questions with multiple answers. A perfect score: 160 points
1 Days of Thunder
EXTRA CREDIT: C
2 6.1 carats
3 Mary Crosby
4 Tinky Winky
EXTRA CREDIT: B
6 Monkey Business
EXTRA CREDIT: F
7 Lucas: C “Sunglasses”: B Stand by Me: A
9 A, B, C, D, E, F, G: Jennifer
10 A) Elvis
B) Pat Benatar
C) The Fonz
D) Michael Bolton
E) Farrah Fawcett
G) Dorothy Hamill
H) Donald Trump
I) Jennifer Aniston
11 Matt Lauer
12 The New York Star
13 Bill Clinton: E George Bush: D Ronald Reagan: B Jimmy Carter: C Dan Quayle: A
14 The Viper Room
15 Woody Allen
EXTRA CREDIT: C
16 Heaven’s Gate
17 Molly Ringwald
EXTRA CREDIT: B
18 “I’ll have what she’s having”: G
“Leave the gun. Take the cannolis”: C
“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”: E
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”: I
“I think it was ‘Blessed are the cheese-makers’ “: H
“Are you a hooker?…I just thought I was doing great with you”: D
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning”: A
“All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”: F
“You had me at hello”: B
19 Brad Pitt
20 A singing fish
21 205, the area code of Birmingham, Ala.
22 Carol, Emily and Rachel
23 James Brown: E
Michael Jackson: D
Ozzy Osbourne: F
Elvis Presley: C
Aretha Franklin: A
Kevin James: B
24 Steve Urkel: C
Chris Harrison: E
Steve Martin: F
Jimmie Walker: A
South Park kids: D
Clara Peller: B
25 Chris, JC, Lance, Justin & Joey
26 “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”
27 35 cents
28 Shania Twain: Eileen Regina Edwards
Tom Cruise: Thomas Mapother IV
Whoopi Goldberg: Caryn Johnson
Eminem: Marshall Mathers III
Snoop Dogg: Cordozar Broadus
Demi Moore: Demetria Guynes
Meg Ryan: Margaret Hyra
Pink: Alecia Moore
29 Serenity Now
30 Kevin Bacon
What Your Score Means
160 POINTS, A PERFECT SCORE: Congratulations! You’re PEOPLE’S founding editor, Richard B. Stolley! Hi, Dick!
145-159 POINTS: A PEOPLE staff recruiter will be calling. Wait right there.
110-144 POINTS: Knowledgeable, but not obsessed. At some point since 1974, you went outside.
60-109 POINTS: Good. But you should never have let your subscription lag during the disco years.
0-59 POINTS: Cheer up. Clearly you’ve spent the past 30 years studying rare orchids in Borneo. So while you’ve won no laurels for your PCAT prowess, you’re almost certainly in line for the next best thing…a Nobel Prize.