Why It’s the Grease Lyrics Quiz!


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How well do you know the lyrics of the movie "Grease?" Take this quiz to find out.

Grease is the word, is the word, is the word... C'mon, admit it, you sang those words, you didn't read them. If you remember the title tune, performed by Frankie Valli, then you just might do well on this quiz. If you can sing every song word for word, it's a guaranteed ace in the hole.

Who could forget the iconic songs of "Grease," the movie adaptation of the Broadway stage play, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John? If you're wondering how the developers of the movie knew John Travolta could sing, you're probably not old enough to have owned one of his albums. Yup, the one and only former Sweathog (remember Welcome Back Kotter?) crooned his way onto twelve records, and if you followed his career, you already knew he could dance (he shook it in Saturday Night Fever in 1977. Of course, Olivia Newton-John was already an established singer by the time she appeared opposite Travolta as good girl Sandy Olsson. The interesting blend of an actor who had questionable singing talent and a singer who had questionable acting talent arguably worked in this case.

See if you can ace this quiz.

Sandy sings that she’s guessing she’s not the first ever to have this “broken.” What is it?

The lyrics are: "Guess mine is not the first heart broken/ My eyes are not the first to cry.” Yes, this song is a heartbreak anthem.


So if Sandy can’t get over Danny that fast, she says she is hopelessly feeling this about him.

The lyrics are: "There's nothin' else for me to do/ I'm hopelessly devoted to you.” We hear you, girl.


A heartbroken girl like Sandy would know that there’s no ____ a guy that fast.

The lyrics are: "I'm not the first to know/ There's just no getting over you.” Oh Sandy, is he worth it?


If it’s automatic, systematic, and hyyyyyyyyydromatic, what could it be?

The lyrics are: "This car could be automatic, systematic, hydromatic/ Why, it could be Greased Lightnin’!” It’s raring to go!


What season were Danny and Sandy singing about in “___ loving had me a blast, ___ loving happened so fast?"

The lyrics are: "Summer loving had me a blast/ Summer loving happened so fast.” It’s a hot time for our couple.


Greased Lightnin’ is so supreme that girls are supposed to vocally react like this, so say the grease-haired boys.

The lyrics are: "You are supreme/ The chicks'll scream for Greased Lightnin’." That’s confidence!


Sandy urges Danny to shape up, because she needs _______ .

The lyrics are: "You better shape up 'cause I need a man/ And my heart is set on you.” Go, Danny!


Summer dreams could really be ripped at the ___.

The lyrics are: "Summer dreams ripped at the seams.” But, oh, those summer nights, they really mess you up!


So Danny's got the chills, and what’s happening to them chills?

The lyrics are: "I got chills, they're multiplying.” Okay, down, boy!


According to Danny, Sandy’s power is ______.

The lyrics are: "'Cause the power you're supplying/ It's electrifying!” A show of skin will do this indeed!


So the kids and the dance band are all saying that this genre of music is here to stay and will never die. What is it?

The lyrics are: "Rock 'n roll is here to stay/ It will never die.” As they said, it was meant to be that way!


When Rizzo, the leader of the Pink Ladies, was having a sleepover with the gals, they decided to mock newcomer, Sandy, singing how she is “lousy with” her _______.

The lyrics are: "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee/ Lousy with virginity/ Won't go to bed 'til I'm legally wed.” Such a judgmental girl, this Rizzo.


According to Rizzo, Sandra Dee doesn’t do many things, like __ or __.

The lyrics are: "I don't drink (no)/ Or swear (no)/ I don't rat my hair (eew)/ I get ill from one cigarette.” Sandra Dee sounds boring in Rizzo’s point of view.


Like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong, the kids are singing how they go ______.

The lyrics are: "We go together like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong.” They’re also remembered forever as shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom, FYI.


Danny feels pressured to shape up, because Sandy needs a man who can keep her _____ .

The lyrics are: "I better shape up 'cause you need a man/ I need a man who can keep me satisfied.” Ya better hear her, Danny!


Frenchy, the Pink Lady who went to another kind of school, turned out to be a dropout later. What kind of school was this?

The lyrics are: "Beauty school dropout/ No graduation day for you.” Oh poor Frenchy…


What was Frenchy’s Teen Angel guardian encouraging her to do, when she became a beauty school dropout?

The lyrics are: "Beauty school dropout/ Go back to high school.” That angel is smart!


When the Rydell High School kids started dancing in front of national television, they showed the nation they were “born to ___ jive.”

The lyrics are: "Outdanced 'em all, he was born to hand jive/ Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!” Everybody sure did!


As Danny sings “Sandy”, he’s hoping to develop something with her when they leave _________.

The lyrics are: "When high school is done/ Somehow, someway/ Our two worlds will be one.” A guy can hope.


This Elvis Presley song gets played in the dance, as the band sang “You ain’t nothing but a hound _____.”

The lyrics are: "You ain't nothing but a hound dog/ Crying all the time/ You ain't never caught a rabbit/ And you ain't no friend of mine.” So harsh!


Rizzo sings about the worst things she could do, than go with a _______ or two.

The lyrics are: "There are worse things I could do/ Than go with a boy or two.” Rizzo also said "Even though the neighborhood thinks I'm trashy and no good/ I suppose it could be true."


When their Summer Nights turned cold, what did Danny tell Sandy?

The lyrics are: "It turned colder that's where it ends/ So I told her we'd still be friends.” Summer love really fizzles!


How many miles is Greased Lightnin’ burning up?

The lyrics are: "Go Greased Lightnin’/ You're burning up the quarter mile.” It’s also coasting through the heat lap trial — if it gets juiced!


While she acknowledges that she is "wholesome and pure” as seen by others, Sandra Dee finally said this to herself in the reprise song. What did Sandy say?

The lyrics are: "Hold your head high/ Take a deep breath and sigh/ Goodbye to Sandra Dee.” She’s turning over a new leaf.


The drive-in scene found Danny losing his cool and wondering why Sandy did this to him. What did she do?

The lyrics are: "Love has flown all alone/ I sit and wonder why, oh why you left me/ Oh Sandy…” Dude, no means no, is why!


Meanwhile, the girls wanted to know from Sandy if her summer love had one of these...

The lyrics are: "Tell me more, tell me more/ Like does he have a car?” Girls are taken for a ride sometimes…


An old song in the background mentions tears falling on _______.

The lyrics are: "Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart/ Caused by you.” Ouch!


When you’re romantically inclined, they say “Love is a many _______ thing.”

The lyrics are: “Love is a many splendored thing.” How true, if you’re in love...


What term of endearment did Danny and Sandy use in singing "You're The One That I Want?”

The lyrics are: "You're the one that I want/ You are the one I want/ Ooh, Ooh, Ooh honey.” Oh yes indeed!


If you’re still baffled by what Grease is, the opening and ending song is suggesting that it is the time, the place, the motion, and this...

The lyrics are: "Grease is the time, is the place is the motion/ Grease is the way we are feeling.” OK, got it!


There are many changes that happen, and this kind that the heart arranges is described in one word.

The lyrics are: "Those magic changes my heart arranges/ A melody that's never the same/ A melody that's calling your name.” Indeed, when you’re a teen, many changes are brought about by many feelings.


Grease is also described as this...

The lyrics are: "Grease is the word/ Is the word/ Is the word/ Is the word..." Is that clear enough?


Tell me more, tell me more: The boys wanted to know if Danny got __ __ with his summer night.

The lyrics are: "Tell me more, tell me more/ Did you get very far?” Oh, these boys!


So if Sandy’s _____ could talk, it would say, "Fool, forget him!”

The lyrics are: "My head is sayin' 'Fool, forget him'/ My heart is sayin' 'Don't let go.'” So we wonder which will "Hold on to the end."


Rizzo mocked Sandra Dee, even comparing her to Doris Day, since Ms. Day snagged an actor. Which actor was it?

The lyrics are: "Watch it! Hey I'm Doris Day/ I was not brought up that way/ Won't come across/ Even Rock Hudson lost his heart to Doris Day.”


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