Can You Ace this "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" Quiz?


By: J.P. Naomi

5 Min Quiz

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How to ... Ace This Quiz! 

While Andie might've been trying to detail how to lose a guy in 10 days, you might be wondering how to pass this quiz of 35 questions. If you're the ultimate How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days fan, everyone could use some pointers from you!

In 1998, Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long released their cartoon book, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days: The Universal Don'ts of Dating. Should you call him your boyfriend the morning after? Is it okay to call his friends for advice the day after you meet? All the cringe-worthy things you could think of, these women had it covered. 

While we all love paperback, the book was soon brought to the movie screen. In 2003, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey joined forces for the romantic comedy based on the Alexander/Long book. The film followed a women's magazine writer set on writing a definitive list of how to get a man to break up with you. Little did she know, she was set against an advertising exec determined to make her fall in love with him. 

You might've laughed, cried, scoffed, and rolled your eyes, but just how well do you remember How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? Will you lose the guy and this quiz all in one go? We hope not, but let's see who comes out on top at the end of this relationship!

What's the name of the lead female character?

Andie Anderson is a fun-loving single girl. She works as a writer for a magazine.


What's the name of the lead male character?

His full name is Benjamin Barry. His friends call him Ben for short.


What does Ben do for a living?

He works in advertising.


Andie writes for a magazine called _________.

Andie works at Composure.


Benjamin Barry and his team are trying to win an advertising pitch about _______.

There are two other members of Ben's advertising team. Their names are Tony and Thayer.


Who plays Benjamin Barry?

Matthew McConaughey plays the male lead.


Andie is Lana's "_______ Girl."

Lana's assignment for Andie is to write a story on How-to ... lose a guy in 10 days. If she writes this article, Lana tells Andie she'll give her more freedom in her writing.


Who plays Andie Anderson?

Kate Hudson plays Andie.


How many days does Ben have to make any woman fall in love with him?

Aware of Andie's writing assignment, the Judys suggest Andie to Ben as the woman he needs to fall in love with him in order to win the bet. They point her out at a party calling her, 'the blonde with the pretty smile'.


What did Ben find in Andie's purse that she 'mistakenly' left behind at his place?

He 'accidentally' knocks over the purse and finds Knicks tickets. Little does Ben realize that Andie planted them and left the purse at his place on purpose!


Where does Ben's family live?

He and Andie travel there for a weekend.


What movie do Ben and Andie go to see?

While at the movie, Andie keeps talking to Ben and disturbs the other movie-goers. One of them gets so mad, he punches Ben in the face!


While at the Knicks game, what does Andie desperately 'need'.

She tells Ben that she's parched. When he returns, she takes a sip and asks him for diet. She makes Ben miss the end of the exciting game!


Ben's professional rivals are Judy Spears and Judy ______.

Judy Spears is played by actress Michael Michele. Judy Green is played by actress Shalom Harlow. They were known as 'The Judys' in the movie.


Who plays Lana, Andie's boss?

Bebe Neuwirth plays Lana.


What does Andie nickname Ben's manhood?

Andie says, "Little, big, little, big? I don't know. We will find out!" This rightfully so causes Ben to suggest alternative names that are more masculine, "Something like a Spike, a Butch, a Krull the Warrior King!"


Who is Ben's boss at work?

Phillip is played by actor Robert Klein.


When Andie goes to Ben's family house, she hears them yelling. What does she find them doing?

The family is out on the back porch playing "Bulls**t". The family leader board reveals Ben is in the lead, but his family helps Andie beat him at his own game!


What does Ben teach Andie to do on Staten Island?

During this scene, they are eating ice cream, and then he teaches her about the clutch, etc. She takes off and he hops on the bike behind her to help!


How much does Ben pay the therapist for their couples therapy session?

At the end of the movie he realizes that the therapist was actually one of Andie's coworkers and tells her that she owes him $300! It was from the couples therapy session that came the suggestion of taking Andie home to Staten Island.


Ben thinks that Andie has tickets to a second New York Knicks game, but really he ends up at a _______.

Ben was unpleasantly surprised to learn that Andie's "tickets" were not exactly what he was hoping for!


What does Andie buy and leave at Ben's place as a symbol of their love?

She refers to it as their 'love fern', and wants Ben to take care of it like their relationship. When she thinks the plant has died, she asks Ben, "Are you gonna let us die too?"


How long have Andie and Ben been dating when they go to see the therapist?

Ben asks the therapist if that's too soon to be seeing a therapist. Andie says, "Well, Ben, seven days isn't like a lifetime or anything ..." And he replies, "It's like a week."


What is the name of the diamond account that Ben is vying for?

The DeLauers host a diamond party. It is at this party where the bet comes to an end.


What's the color of Andie's dress at the diamond party?

Andie's yellow dress was designed by celebrity designer Dina Bar-El. It had a long open back and Ben thought she looked stunning.


What's the name of the diamond that Andie gets to wear at the party?

The Isadora is a yellow diamond.


What song does Andie sing at the diamond party?

Ben joins her and they begin changing the words to the song to insult each other.


What type of drink does Mrs. DeLauer drink?

Mrs. DeLauer asks Ben to order her a drink at the bar. She has a crush on him despite their obvious age difference.


What's the slogan for the diamond account?

Frost Yourself was created by Ben, but inspired by Andie. Phillip then shouts it out the window, "Women of New York! Frost Yourself!"


Where is Andie headed for an interview after she leaves Composure?

Andie wants to write about politics, religion, and other topics besides beauty and dating, but Lana won't let her. Therefore she heads to D.C. to pursue a new journalism career.


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