There's a great number of romantic comedies out there, but 10 Things I Hate About You is still placed among the best of them. This is due to a number of factors - great performances, unconventional direction, interesting writing and so on - but simply put, the movie is clearly different from the standard rom com. Its protagonist (or one of them, at any rate) isn't like your average rom com starlet - she's subdued, temperamental and kind of a meanie, for lack of a more digestible word. And the dude of the movie is Heath Ledger, supreme artist extraordinaire and master of theatrical range, in one of his most refreshing, yet simple roles.
Since you're here, it's safe to assume you're a big fan of the film - big enough to seek a test of knowledge, at least. Well, if that's the case, then you've come to the right place. Since we have a PhD in 10 Things I Hate About You, we're quite well equipped to see how much you remember about the movie.
The following is a series of question pertaining to the film's plot, setting and characters. Ace it - or at least pass it - and you might just be as much of a know it all as Kat. Let's find out.
What's this character's name?
Without this character, there wouldn't be 10 Things I Hate About You - this is mainly because she's one of the film's protagonists, depending on how you watch it. Since the movie is so artsy (relative to the standard rom com, whatever that might be), its perspective tends to shift from one character to the next quite fluently. Since most of the movie's on-screen time was spent on this character, we doubt you'll have a problem remembering her name. Let's see.
What about this character?
10 Things I Hate About You wouldn't have featured quite the match made in heaven that it did without this character to be paired with Kat. He's the high school bad boy, and there's no telling what sort of brutish past he's come from. He was portrayed by the dearly departed Heath Ledger, one of the most talented actors in movie history. Given all that, you should definitely be able to get this one right without having to read this far.
Are these two characters related?
Kat and Bianca have a complicated relationship, as viewers quickly realize within a few minutes of watching the movie. Of course, despite the verbal back and forths they engage in throughout the movie, it's clear that there's a deep love and mutual respect at play. Kat, deep down, really does want to help Bianca out, and Bianca never really means any of the rude things she says to Kat. Considering their relationship, are these two actually related? This one should be super easy.
Is Kat a social butterfly?
Kat is a specific type of high school chick, that's for sure. There's no one else like her, to say the least - that's part of what drives Patrick so crazy about her, and part of what draws the audience into her character. Kat is a lot of things, but is she a social butterfly? Those ignorant of 10 Things I Hate About You will struggle with this one, but true fans will get it right with their eyes closed.
Which of the following is NOT a rumor about Patrick?
As you probably know, there are a lot of rumors circulating about Patrick in the 10 Things I Hate About You high school. He's clearly a mysterious, captivating figure, so it's only natural for a rumor mill to be generated around him - especially since it's high school we're talking about. If you truly remember the movie - from its beginning to its end - then we doubt you'll have trouble picking the following rumor that does NOT pertain to Patrick.
What's this jerk's name?
This jerk, right here - you might remember him as one of the rudest, most self-obsessed character in the movie. Despite that being true about him, you can't deny one thing - without his involvement, there wouldn't be much of a story to follow in 10 Things I Hate About You. However you slice it, this jerk is important to the progression of the plot - that doesn't strip him of his "jerk" title, however. What's this guy's name, anyway?
What about this nice guy?
Unlike that last character, this one right here is actually a nice guy, and this is made clear right from the onset of the movie. His role in the film is to assist Cam in getting the girl of his dreams, and he'll stop at nothing to accomplish that mission. Because he's such a charismatic character (despite his clear high school label of "Nerd"), we're sure you'll be able to guess this one with only one hand. Not that you needed two hands for any of the others.
Where is Patrick originally from?
One thing is clear about Patrick from the second he opens his mouth - this man is clearly not from anywhere in North America. Perhaps he's spent some time in the continent, but it's quite obvious that he's descended from elsewhere. If you're an actual fan of 10 Things I Hate About You - and not one of those simpletons who only go around saying they're a fan - then you'll know where Patrick is originally from, and you'll know it well.
What does Kat's father do for a living?
Kat's father is a legendary rom com dad, make no mistake about it. Since his feature in 10 Things I Hate About You, he's made quite the impression on the world - or more specifically, on the legion of the film's fans. Since you've made it this far, maybe you're actually a part of that legion. In that case, you must know a lot about Kat's dad - enough to know what he does for a living, right? Let's find out.
What dating rule does Bianca's father impose upon her?
Like all high school students, Bianca would love to simply go around doing whatever it is that she wants, all the time. However, since she has a legendary father towering over her, she has to follow a certain set of rules - these often pertain to dating specifically. Not wanting her daughter to date at all, but knowing that he'll have to compromise a little, Bianca's father imposes one specific dating rule upon her. Pick that one out of the options below.
What does Joey do in order to convince Patrick to go on a date with Kat?
Despite Kat being an interesting and unique gal in her own way, Patrick wasn't ready to just drop everything he had going on in order to go on a date with her. As it turned out, he needed a bit of persuading in order to do so. That's where Joey comes waltzing in, in all his smug glory. Since it's central to the film's story, you might remember that Joey had to do a little convincing in order to get Kat her date with Patrick. How did he pull it off?
One last time - name the character!
Since we don't want to have you naming characters for the entire quiz (we're not THAT kind of quiz maker, after all), we'll ask you to identify one of the cast members of 10 Things I Hate About You one last time, and be done with the whole concept. Anyway, since this character is so important to the film's plot, we doubt you'll have much trouble with this one. Name the character, and we'll proceed to the next question of the quiz.
What song does Patrick sing to Kat?
Patrick proves himself to be a multi talented man throughout the progression of the film. Well, not exactly - the only thing he proves is his tenacity, whatever that's worth. At least he tries - for instance, you might remember the scene in which Patrick serenaded Kat with his love for her through the art form of song. He might not have the best voice in the world, but it's the thought that counts. Right? Correct answers also count, you know.
What's happening in this scene?
Now, this question is a really tricky one, and only the biggest 10 Things I Hate About You fan will be able to get it right. There aren't any characters pictured here, and the setting surrounding this shot is not exactly clear. However, we can see that there's a hand drill involved, and what looks like a book at the other end of it. Might that be a useful clue for you? Let's hope so, otherwise you might be sweating here.
How does Kat get Patrick out of detention?
You might remember that Patrick got sent to detention at one point in the movie - if you were paying attention, that is, otherwise the scene might have slipped you by. Since Patrick is such a bad boy, it only makes sense that he'd spend some time in detention, but thankfully he had a little help to get him out. Kat was quick to come to his rescue, and she did whatever she could think of to earn Patrick his freedom back.
What language does Cam tutor Bianca in?
Cam might not be the smartest guy at school, even though he's definitely a bit of a nerd. However, if true love is on the line, he'll do absolutely anything it takes in order to get the girl of his dreams. Since Bianca happens to be that girl, he took his opening with her as soon as he discovered it. As it turned out, this opening was a language tutoring program - so what was the language that Cam tutored in?
How much does Joey pay Patrick for his first date with Kat?
By herself, Kat is certainly charming enough to attract a certain type of dude, but Patrick just wasn't that dude at the beginning of the movie. As it turned out, he needed a bit of convincing in order to find the motivation needed to ask her out. Thankfully - or unfortunately, depending on how you look at things - Joey was right around the corner to help him with that motivation. We're talking money, of course - how much was Patrick paid for his first date?
Where does the film get its title from?
10 Things I Hate About You, while being one of the most well known romantic comedies of all time, is particularly distinct for its unique writing and directorial style. The way the film is presented has made it a cult classic, appreciated and rewatched by dedicated fans even years after its initial release. If you happen to be one of the film's real fans, and not just some poser, you'll know where 10 Things I Hate About You gets its title from. Let's see.
What's happening in this scene?
Here is Bianca, in all her jovial glory. She seems to be staring earnestly at someone sitting opposite her - their setting seems to be a library, or a class room at the very least. Aside from that, it's not very clear what else is happening in the scene - you might have to have seen it in order to truly understand. Since you've made it this far, we're sure you've at least seen the movie, but do you remember it well?
When Patrick refuses Joey's prom date payment, what does Joey do to convince him?
At the beginning of the movie, it might have seemed that Patrick was just a jerk who only wanted to date Kat for the money. However, as the film progresses, we see that Patrick does indeed have a heart. Eventually, he starts feeling bad about taking Joey's money, and refuses his payment for a prom date with Kat. Of course, Joey anticipated this, and had a counter offer ready. When Patrick refuses Joey's prom date payment, what does Joey do to convince him?
What does Kat eventually confess to Bianca?
Kat and Bianca might be a little abrasive with each other on the surface, but that's just how teenage siblings behave sometimes. Deep down, there's a real love for each other, and we get to see that in a certain, tender scene between the two. In this scene, Kat confesses something deeply personal to Bianca, and it's certainly a lot to open up about. If you remember 10 Things I Hate About You, then you should definitely remember this one.
Does Michael end up getting the girl?
Michael, like pretty much everyone else in the movie, is out to get the object of his affection. Of course, he spends most of his on screen time helping Cameron with his love endeavor, but really, what he wants more than anything is a bit of romance for himself. He finds his girl eventually, and doesn't let up until he wins her heart - or at least her amused attention. By the film's end, does he succeed in actually getting the girl?
Which song is playing during Kat's famous table dance?
At a certain point in the movie, Kat abandoned all her inhibitions and did exactly what a person does in that situation - she danced on top of a table. Of course, a fair bit of alcohol had a part in this, and Kat was feeling the repercussions of that afterwards. If you recall the house party scene, there was a certain, bumping beat playing to Kat's rhythm. If you're a real 10 Things I Hate About You fan, you'll know what we're talking about.
Which of these is NOT one of the 10 things Kat hates about Patrick?
Since you've made it this far, then you probably know that there's a fair amount of things Kat hates about Patrick, and she actually declared each of them loudly and clearly - to her class mates and the observing world at large. Each of these things has now become iconic, so you should be able to pick which of the following is NOT one of the 10 things Kat hates about Patrick. Let's see if you can manage it - can you?
Who punches who at prom?
Without the epic punching bout during the film's prom scene, 10 Things I Hate About You wouldn't have been wrapped up quite as neatly as it was. Since you're such a dedicated fan, you should be able to recall this scene vividly - particularly its semi violent climax. The prom punches were all in good fun, mostly anyway. It's an important bit of movie trivia, so let's see if you're able to figure it out - who punches who at prom?
What does Kat's father do at the end of the movie to make her happy?
Kat's father, despite being a bit overbearing and concerned, ultimately wants nothing but her happiness. Of course, since he's such a legend, it's hard to imagine ole Walter behaving any other way. You might recall that there was something Kat desperately wanted at the beginning of the movie, and it looked like her father wouldn't give it to her. However, by the film's end, ole Walt ended up turning over a new, more supportive leaf. What does Kat's father do at the end of the movie to make her happy?
What does Kat's poem reveal?
The little poem titled 10 Things I Hate About You - incidentally realized in the film titled 10 Things I Hate About You - is now renowned for its scope and depth. Indeed, when watching Kat's recital of it for the first time, it's hard not to be slightly moved by the work, especially if you realize what the poem actually reveals. Let's hope you're big on subtext, otherwise the answer to this one may very well slip you by.
What does Patrick do with all the dating money he's earned?
Patrick earns quite a bit of dating money throughout the film, to say the least. He earns so much, in fact, that there are virtually countless options of things for him to spend the money on. We are talking about high school, after all, where a few hundred dollars can go a very long way. Whether Patrick spent or saved the money, we won't say. Instead, we'll leave it up to you, as we've been doing - what did Patrick spend his dating money on?
Does Cameron end up getting the girl?
Cameron might not be the Cassanova type, but he's certainly tenacious to say the very least. When he discovered that he had even the smallest chance of going on a date with Bianca, he instantly resorted to doing whatever it took to maximize that chance. By the end of the movie, he either got the girl or he didn't - we'll leave it up to you to decide. You said you're a 10 Things I Hate About You buff, right?
Is Gabrielle Union in the movie?
Here is a picture of lovely actress Gabrielle Union, a staple in certain classic rom coms released throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. You might remember Gabrielle from iconic movies like Bring it On, where she did some excellent work. However, what we want to know now is whether the actress had a part to play in 10 Things I Hate About You. She might seem familiar, but is it because you recognize her from the movie? Let's see.
What about Rachelle Lefevre? Is she in the movie?
Rachelle Lefevre is another actress who was quite popular in the 90s and early 2000s. Her career arguably peaked when she was cast as Victoria in the first Twilight movie - a role granted to her after she built a considerable filmography through her other works. Was one of those other works a feature in 10 Things I Hate About You? Or did this actress have nothing to do with the production? If you're a real fan of the movie, you'll know for sure.
What's the name of the film's high school?
Pictured here is the majestic high school that serves as the setting for 10 Things I Hate About You. There's a lot going on in this school, no doubt about that - too much to list in this entry, for sure. So instead, we'll focus on what you know about the school, specifically its name. Think back on your memory of the film's progression - the high school name was mentioned in it, of course. Click on the proper name below and we'll move on.
What college does Kat wish to attend?
It looks like Kat is staring off pensively in the distance, probably wondering what on Earth she'll be doing after high school. Of course, like most students, college is in her immediate future, and Kat has her sights set on one college in particular. The name of this college was said aloud on multiple occasions in 10 Things I Hate About You, so true fans of the movie have no excuse here. What college does Kat want to attend above all others?
What subject does this character teach?
Although this character looks like he's the same age as all the students in his class, he's actually the one teaching the class. Maybe he was a boy genius and was offered the position due to the innovation he could bring to the curriculum. Or, maybe this was just a strange or interesting casting choice. Either way, take another look at the character and the classroom pictured here. It's obvious that there's a certain subject being taught - which is it?
Does the movie have a happy ending?
For our last entry, we'll send you off with one last picture of dear Kat and dear Patrick - two modern, star-crossed lovers in the throes of true romance. Of course, since it's a modern story, it won't necessarily be given a happy ending. After all, 10 Things I Hate About You i an unconventional rom com, so there's no telling how it wrapped up - unless you've seen it and remember it, of course. If you do, let's see if you can get this last one right.