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1. After the credit sequence, the opening shots show that the streets of Bomont are empty. Where is everyone?
A high school football game
Town council meeting
2. The answer was church. The minister of the church is Rev. Shaw Moore (John Lithgow). His daughter, Ariel (Lori Singer) is introduced in the film performing what wild stunt?
She stands between two moving cars
She dances on top of the church
She dives off a bridge
She rides a dirtbike on her hands
3. Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) just moved to Bomont from which city?
New York
4. Ren in introduced in a scene in which he differs in opinion with a group of Bomont locals about the merits of which classic novel?
"The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger
"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
5. Rev. Moore goes to the Hi-Spot Drive in to bring Ariel some money. What does he catch her doing?
Pouring booze from a flask into her milkshake
Fornicating in the back seat of her car with Chuck
Reading "Slaughterhouse-Five"
Inspiring a spontaneous dance party with her boombox
6. Ren gets pulled over by the police for what violation?
He is suspected of drinking and driving
He is playing his music too loud
He ran a red light
He is wanted for questioning
7. According to Ariel's boyfriend, Chuck (Jim Youngs), who are the only people who wear neckties?
City slickers
Old people
8. Who visits Ren at his job to challenge him to a chicken race against Chuck?
Woody (John Laughlin)
Willard (Chris Penn)
9. What type of vehicles are used for Ren and Chuck's chicken race?
School buses
Pickup trucks
10. What song is played during the tractor chicken race sequence?
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" by Kenny Loggins
"All American" by Sammy Hagar
"Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
"Never" by Moving Pictures
11. Ren nearly gets in big trouble at school. What does a teacher catch him doing?
dancing in the hallway
playing loud music in the parking lot
holding a marijuana cigarette
drinking beer in the bathroom
12. The pressures and restrictions prove to be too much for Ren to take. He expresses his anger through dance. What song accompanies his solo warehouse dance?
"I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" by Kenny Loggins
"All American" by Sammy Hagar
"Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
"Never" by Moving Pictures
13. Ariel takes Ren to her secret place. She impresses him with what?
Her dances moves
Her kissing ability
A poem she wrote
A painting she drew
14. Because of the many controversies he becomes embroiled in, Ren is cut from which team at his high school?
Track and field
15. Ren, Willard, Ariel and Rusty (Sarah Jessica Parker) go to a roadhouse outside Bomont to dance and drink. What song is playing when they arrive?
"Hurts So Good" by John Cougar Mellencamp
"Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen
"Dancing In the Sheets" by Shalamar
"Cuts Like a Knife" by Bryan Adams
16. Willard runs into a big problem at the road house. What is it?
They won't let him in with his fake I.D.
Rusty wants to dance, but he doesn't know how
He is beaten up for spilling his beer on a large man
He gets drunk and falls asleep
17. On the way home from the road house, the group drives over a bridge. Who died in a car accident on that same bridge 5 years prior?
Rev. Moore's first wife, Elsa
Ariel's older brother, Bobby
Ariel's younger sister, Mary
Rev. Moore's younger brother, Gabriel
18. Ren is shown teaching Willard how to dance in the form of a musical montage. What song is played during this sequence?
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
"Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams
"Dancing In the Sheets" by Shalamar
"Hurts So Good" by John Cougar Mellencamp
19. Ariel finally, officially breaks things off with Chuck. The encounter quickly turns ugly, and Ariel hits him. Chuck hits her back, saying that he treated her how...?
... as good as he knew how to treat a woman.
... much better than she deserved.
... great!
... decent!
20. So Ren finally gets the ball rolling to have a Senior dance in Bomont. But, ultimately the dance cannot happen without the approval of the town council. What does Ariel do to help Ren prepare for his upcoming appearance before the council?
She pleads with her father to let them have the dance.
She prints up tee shirts that the entire Senior class wears to the council meeting.
She points out character flaws in each of the council members that he can exploit.
She provides him with Bible passages to support his arguments.
21. The town council nearly votes on the matter of the dance without giving Ren a chance to plead his case. Who tells the council that Ren has a right to speak?
Vi Moore (Dianne Wiest)
Ethel McCormack (Frances Lee McCain)
Rev. Moore
22. The council rejects Ren's plan for a dance in Bomont. But they plan to hold the dance anyway, at which location just outside the town limits?
a roller rink
the warehouse where Ren works
Willard's uncle's barn
an abandoned railroad hangar
23. Rev. Moore and Ariel have a heated argument at the church. They are interrupted by news of what?
the venue for the dance was burned down
a group of people are burning books at the high school
the town council is going to hold an emergency session
Ren was just arrested
24. Later, Ren visits Rev. Moore at his home. What is the ultimate purpose of this visit?
to ask his permission to take Ariel to the prom
to yell at him for inciting a book burning mob
to prove to him that dancing is in the Bible
to teach him how to dance
25. Chuck and his crew show up at the prom to beat up Ren and Willard. Ren and Willard end up winning the fight. But when they get back inside, the attendees of the prom are still a little hesitant to dance. How does Ren get the dance party started?
He tells the DJ to put on "Jungle Boogie"
He gives an impassioned speech telling everyone they no longer need to be afraid of dancing
He gets Rev. Moore to come inside and bless the prom
He yells "Let's dance!"

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