How Well Do You Know “American Beauty”?

  1. 1. What is the one thing Jane wishes she could change about her body?


    1. Her breasts.


    2. Her butt.


    3. Her nose.

  2. 2. What is the name of Kevin Spacey’s character?


    1. Chaz Lipman


    2. Lester Burnham


    3. Bill Strecker

  3. 3. What is the job Kevin Spacey quits?


    1. Telemarketer.


    2. Life insurance salesman with Homestate Mutual.


    3. Magazine writer at “Media Monthly” magazine.

  4. 4. Why does Lester start working out?


    1. He wants to feel healthier.


    2. He wants to look good naked.


    3. He wants to be able to beat up a guy.

  5. 5. What is the magazine Angela has “been in once” in which she “looked fat,” according to one of her peers?


    1. Teen magazine.


    2. Seventeen magazine.


    3. Redbook magazine.

  6. 6. What is Ricky’s “cover” job so his dad doesn’t catch onto his drug dealing?


    1. Catering waiter.


    2. Sells Cutco knives door-to-door.


    3. Filming weddings and events.

  7. 7. Which of the following things does Ricky NOT film?


    1. His teacher.


    2. A dead bird.


    3. A plastic bag.

  8. 8. What’s the name of the fast food chain where Lester begins working?


    1. Happy Burger


    2. Carl’s Jr.


    3. Mr. Smiley’s

  9. 9. Lester famously throws a plate of what at the wall during this dinner scene?


    1. Arugula


    2. Chicken parmesan


    3. Asparagus

  10. 10. What is Ricky’s father’s secret?


    1. He’s not Ricky’s real father.


    2. He’s gay.


    3. He was a war deserter.

  11. 11. What stops Lester from hooking up with Angela?


    1. He finds out she’s underage when she said she was 18.


    2. He sees a photo of his daughter just before going through with the deed.


    3. Angela tells him it’s her first time.

  12. 12. Angela’s worst fear: ” I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being _______.”


    1. Ordinary


    2. Ugly


    3. A virgin

  13. 13. “American Beauty” is also the name of…


    1. A short story by Nabokov.


    2. A breed of roses.


    3. A strain of weed Ricky sells to Lester.

  14. 14. Did “American Beauty” win the Oscar for “Best Picture”?


    1. Yes


    2. No

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