Can you pass this 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' quiz?

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So you think you know 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'? Take our quiz that celebrates the movie's 30th anniversary.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off car scene
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Question 1 of 10 Score: 0

What city does "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" take place in?

American director John Hughes, a Chicago native, called "Ferris" a love letter to his beloved city. Highlights included the downtown parade scene as well as shots within the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off instrument
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Question 2 of 10 Score: 0

What instrument does Ferris claim he can play?

The clarinet scene was completely unscripted. According to legend, someone spotted the instrument on set and American actor Matthew Broderick subsequently claimed he could play it. He could not.

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Question 3 of 10 Score: 0

Ferris’ girlfriend, played by American actress Mia Sara, made her film debut in this movie:

Mia Sara's debut came in "Legend" opposite rising star Tom Cruise. The film, produced by prolific Israeli filmmaker Arnon Milchan, gave Sara an opportunity to audition for Hughes. She reportedly beat out Molly Ringwald for the role of Sloane Peterson.

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Question 4 of 10 Score: 0

What painter's work is Cameron captivated by at the museum?

Cameron becomes fixated on a little girl portrayed in French artist Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." The piece, which utilizes pointillism, gradually loses all meaning as Cameron focuses on the tiny dots.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Baseball scene
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Question 5 of 10 Score: 0

The Chicago Cubs play what team during the baseball scene?

One of the many stops Ferris, Cameron and Sloane make is to take in a Major League Baseball game at Wrigley field between the Cubs and Braves. Based on the uniforms and play-by-play, fans have identified this game as happening on June 5, 1985.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Parade
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Question 6 of 10 Score: 0

What Wayne Newton song does Ferris lip-sync to during the parade scene?

Despite calling it the "most awful song of my youth," director Hughes still ended up using Newton's 1963 hit "Danke Schoen" during the parade scene. Ferris also sang the song during the film's iconic shower monologue. It's one of several beloved musical moments in cinematic history.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Chez Quis
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Question 7 of 10 Score: 0

At the French restaurant Chez Quis, who does Ferris pretend to be?

In addition to visiting Willis Tower, Wrigley Field and the Art Institute of Chicago, Ferris sneaks his friends into a gourmet restaurant by pretending to be Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago.

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Question 8 of 10 Score: 0

What time does Ferris have to be home before his parents?

After saying goodbye to Sloane, Ferris realizes that he only has 5 minutes to make it back home before his parents arrive at 6 p.m. The subsequent "race montage" is a beloved part of cinematic history; with fans even recreating it on YouTube.

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Question 9 of 10 Score: 0

Ferris bemoans to the camera that he asked for a car, but instead got this:

While not the wheels he was dreaming of, Ferris found out that having a computer was still incredibly useful. In the beginning of the movie, he uses it to hack into the school records and change his absences from 9 to a more reasonable 2.

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Question 10 of 10 Score: 0

According to Ferris, what's key to "faking out the parents"?

"You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms," Ferris says in the film. "It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school."

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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