Are You Hopelessly Devoted to “Grease”?


By: Lenore Brown

5 Min Quiz

Image: Paramount Pictures / Allan Car Production / Robert Stigwood Organization / Polydor Records

About This Quiz

"Grease" is a beloved movie featuring some of the most iconic characters in pop culture history. How much do you remember about this high school musical?

What's the name of the high school where much of the movie takes place?

Rydell High School is where much of Grease takes place.


What's the name of the group of tough leather-jacket wearing guys?

The T-Birds are a group of leather-jacket wearing high school guys who are "too cool for school" and are known for getting barely passing grades, smoking, working on their cool cars, and dating the coolest ladies. Their greased-up hair requires frequent combing.


What's the name of Rizzo's group of ladies?

They were The Pink Ladies. Their matching pink jackets made these ladies easy to spot.


In what decade does the movie take place?

Grease takes place in the 1950s and features characters dressed in '50s fashions, like poodle skirts, blouses, and leather jackets for the guys. Some fantastic 1950s cars in beautiful colors are also featured.


Which actor played Danny Zuko?

John Travolta plays the irresistibly-charming Danny Zuko in "Grease." He's the classic example of trying to be one thing with his friends and another with the girl he likes. Travolta's performance of "Sandy" is memorable for his crooning of "why - y - y- y..."


What's the name of the television show that did a live broadcast from Rydell High?

National Bandstand was the name of the entertainment show that was to film a live dance-off competition at Rydell High. The couples got excited, but some got a little too crazy. If you received a tap on the shoulder from a judge, you were out. Danny ended up winning the competition -- but not with Sandy.


During the dance-off competition, what did the song tell the dancers they were born to do?

They were born to hand jive!


Where is Sandy Olsson from?

Sandy's family recently moved to America.


What were Rydell High's school colors?

As shown by the color of the cheerleaders' uniforms, the poms, and the letter sweaters, Rydell High's colors were red and white. The jocks at the school were typically seen wearing white sweaters with the red Rydell High emblem on them.


What refrain does everyone sing in "Summer Nights?"

The characters find themselves singing "tell me more, tell me more" when eagerly wanting to hear more about Sandy and Danny's summer fling. The guys want to know if Danny "got very far" and the girls want to know if it was "love at first sight."


Which pink lady wanted to enroll in beauty school?

Frenchy was bored with high school and wanted to drop out and enroll in beauty school. She later ends up dyeing her hair pink and feels like she's not cut out for beauty school. Cue the song, "Beauty School Dropout."


"Grease is the word, is the word that you heard. It's got groove, it's got ________." Can you fill in the blank?

Barry Gibb wrote the opening song for "Grease," which told audiences that "Grease is the word." Apparently, "grease" has groove and meaning, as well as being the time, place and motion. The song performed very well on the charts and was the perfect opening song.


Which character thinks she might be pregnant?

Rizzo has a thing with Kenickie and isn't very careful. She later thinks she might be pregnant, which throws her relationship with Kenickie for a loop.


The T-Birds say that the car they're working on could be "Greased ________." Can you fill in the blank?

"Greased Lightnin'" is the name of the song that Danny and his friends sing about their racing car. With snazzy dance moves and a transforming car, this is one of the most memorable numbers from the musical.


Who sang "Beauty School Dropout?"

Known as one of the first teen idols, Frankie Avalon had several hits and also starred in the "Beach Party" film series. Frenchy can hardly believe her eyes when she sees him begin to sing to her about dropping out of beauty school.


What color shirt did Danny wear at the dance-off competition?

Danny's shirt was pink, which looked very nice with his black suit for the dance-off competition.


What kind of special event was going on outside the school at the end of the movie?

Rydell High had a carnival to celebrate the end of the school year. From pie-throwing games to carnival food to fun rides, the kids could be seen having a blast. This is where Sandy reveals her "bad Sandy" get-up.


What's the name of the T-Birds' rival gang?

The Scorpions were the T-Birds' rival gang that drove around in a flashy black car with flames on the sides. They show up throughout the movie, always slinging threats at the T-Birds.


What's the name of the malt shop in the movie?

Frosty Palace was the name of the malt shop where the kids hung out. It's also the setting of the "Beauty School Dropout" song.


Who's the announcer and judge of the dance contest?

Vince Fontaine was the announcer and judge at the National Bandstand dance contest at Rydell High. Marty took a liking to him even though he was substantially older than she was. She tried to captivate him with her fancy green dress and charms.


What band performed at the dance-off competition?

Johnny Casino & The Gamblers provided the music at the dance-off competition.


What does Danny give Sandy at the drive-in?

Danny gives Sandy his ring. She sees it as his effort to go steady with her and be respectful of her. However, he later tries to go all the way with her and she ends up storming out of the drive-in, leaving him all by his lonesome.


Where does the drag race take place?

Thunder Road was the place where locals often drag raced, and it's where the T-Birds and the Scorpions had their match. The leader of the Scorpions wanted to race for pink slips.


What's Marty's last name?

Marty Maraschino introduces herself to Vince Fontaine by explaining that her last name is like the cherry, which really gets his attention.


During Danny and Cha Cha's spotlight dance, what inappropriate event happens live on television?

Thet sneak over to the camera during Danny and Cha Cha's spotlight dance, pull down their pants, and moon the camera!


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