Photo: Emily Bennett-Coles
Surprise! Today is the tenth anniversary of
The Notebook, the Nicholas Sparks book turned film phenomenon that made Ryan Gosling A Thing, inspired countless wedding photos, and made us all wish we were better at letter-writing. Vulture was going to throw a party in honor of this momentous occasion, but then we all started weeping and couldn’t plan anything, so instead we made a quiz. Take it now and discover once and for all: Are you a bird? (Because Vulture is, and always has been, a bird.)
How Well Do You Know
What color is the bathing suit Allie wears during the “I'm a bird” speech?
What does Noah say he wants for breakfast the morning after he and Allie have sex?
Pancakes, bacon, chicken
Bacon, omelette, grilled-cheese sandwich
French toast, bacon, chicken
Eggs Benedict, bacon, orange juice
What do the nurses call Old Noah?
When did Noah and Allie meet?
September 6, 1942
June 6, 1943
June 6, 1940
June 6, 1934
And how old was Allie when she met Noah?
How many Teen Choice Awards did The Notebook win?
When Noah and his dad used to watch the lights change, how did they go?
“From green to red to yellow”
“From red to green to yellow”
“From yellow to green to red”
“From green to yellow to red”
What's the first song Allie and Noah dance to? / What song does Noah hum in the street?
“My One and Only Love”
“Memories of You”
“I'll Be Seeing You”
“Time After Time”
Who sings “I'll Be Seeing You”?
In a deleted scene, what does Old Noah give to his children?
His woodworking business
The notebook with their story written in it
The Windsor Plantation
What poem is Noah reading to his dad when Allie finds them?
Robert Frost's “Birches”
Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
Walt Whitman’s “Spontaneous Me”
Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Brook”
Why does Noahs dad make him read poetry aloud?
He was painfully shy.
He couldn’t read.
He is dyslexic.
Finish Mr. Hamilton's joke: “This bug goes, 'Daddy, I don’t understand.' He goes, 'Well, in theory, we're both millionaires. But in reality ...'
“We’re both just bugs.”
“We live with a bunch of whores.”
“We’re both broke as hell.”
“We both eat dirt”
Where does Noah first see Allie?
On the bumper cars
On the Ferris wheel
Playing a carnival game
Getting dunked in the dunk tank
What’s the first thing Noah asks Allie?
“Wanna go out sometime?”
“Wanna ride the Ferris wheel?”
“Wanna dance with me?”
“What's your name?”
How much money does Noah make at the lumberyard?
About 60 cents an hour
About 40 cents and hour
About a dollar an hour
He refuses to answer
What newspaper does Allie see Noah in?
The Daily Journal
The Free Press
The Charleston Weekly
The Post and Courier
What is the name of Noah’s fixer-upper house?
The Windsor Plantation
The Seabrook Mansion
What song does Allie play on the piano before their thwarted sex attempt?
What is the name of the Hamilton's maid?
What color is the car that Allie leaves for Sarah Lawrence in?
How many letters did Noah write to Allie?
What's the name of Noah's postman?
What is the name of Allie and Noah's son?
Where does Allie go to school?
What is the name of Lon’s company?
When Lon proposes to Allie, what color dress is she wearing?
Where does Martha Shaw live?
When Allie meets Noah at a theater for an ambush double-date, what’s playing?
Some Like It Hot
Who stars in
What show do Allie and Lon go see?
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
In the Good Old Summertime
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
On the Town
What is the name of Martha Shaw’s dead husband?
What color are Noah’s eyes?
How many children to Noah and Allie have?
How long does Allie say she waited for Noah?
Which one of these is not one of Old Allie and Old Noah’s nurses?
What is Allie’s “surprise” at the end of the arrows?
Finish this line: “Science only goes so far ...”
“and then comes hope”
“and then comes God”
“and then comes man”
“and then comes luck”
Noah is “an arrogant son of a bitch” and Allie is:
“a flippant jackass”
“an annoying slut”
“a shrieky witch”
“a pain in the ass”
What do Old Noah and Old Allie drink together?
What is the name of the book Old Noah is reading to Old Allie?
“The Story of Our Lives”
“The Story of Us”
Who is director Nick Cassavetes related to?
Who does Old Allie say has “a pretty name”?
What color does Allie say she wants the shutters on her house to be?
When Allie and Noah first strip for each other, what does Allie take off
What reason does Noah give as to why he won’t sell the Windsor Plantation?
They're offering too much.
They're offering too little.
What is Old Noah’s doctor’s name?
What did Ryan Gosling say when he and Rachel McAdams accepted the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss?
“I'd like to first thank God.”
“It was my pleasure.”
“Happy to be of service.”
“I'll do it again anytime.”