How Well Do You Remember "We Bought A Zoo?"


By: J.P. Naomi

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Imagine spending your entire life's savings to buy a worn-down zoo. Now put two kids in the mix who desperately miss their mom. Take this quiz to relive the heartwarming moments of "We Bought a Zoo!"

The main character in "We Bought a Zoo" is ______ Mee.

"We Bought a Zoo" is loosely based on a memoir written by Benjamin Mee. He is the lead character in the film.


Which famous actor played the role of Benjamin Mee?

Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is married to Luciana Bozan Barroso.


In what year did "We Bought a Zoo" premiere?

The film was released on December 23, 2011. The memoir was published in 2008.


How many children does Benjamin have?

Benjamin has a son and a daughter. His son is 14 and his daughter is 7 years old.


Where is Benjamin's wife?

Benjamin's wife passed away. He grieves her loss throughout much of the film.


What was Benjamin's late wife's name?

Katherine Mee is portrayed by Stephanie Szostak. She appears in Benjamin's thoughts/dreams from time to time throughout the film.


"We Bought a Zoo" was directed by Cameron Crowe, who is well known for directing which famous film?

Cameron Crowe is best known for directing "Jerry Maguire." He also directed "Vanilla Sky," "Almost Famous," "Roadies" and "Elizabethtown."


What is Benjamin's 14-year-old son's name?

Dylan is portrayed by actor Colin Ford. Ford has also appeared in films such as "Under The Dome," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," and "Supernatural."


Who is Rosie?

7-year-old Rosie is portrayed by actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones. Jones was born on October 10, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia.


What is Benjamin's realtor's name?

Mr. Stevens takes Benjamin on many different house tours. He is portrayed by actor J.B. Smoove.


Besides Mr. Stevens, who accompanies Benjamin on his hunt for a new house?

Only when he sees how happy Rosie seems, does Benjamin know he has found the right house. And it's a lot more than just a house!


With which type of animal is Rosie playing when Benjamin decides to buy the zoo?

"We Bought a Zoo" was made on a $50 million budget. It grossed more than $120 million at the box office.


Who tries to dissuade Benjamin from buying the zoo?

In addition to Duncan, Dylan also does not believe his dad should buy the zoo. He would prefer to stay near his friends.


What is Duncan's relationship to Benjamin?

Duncan is portrayed by actor Thomas Haden Church. He is known for his roles in "Sideways," "Spider-Man 3" and "Wings."


Acting out against his mother's death, what trouble has Dylan gotten himself into?

"We Bought a Zoo" was filmed at six different locations. All locations were in California, though the original story comes from England.


How does Dylan work through the stress of his mother's death?

After his mother's death and the family's move to the zoo, Dylan is struggling. He is no longer in school and turns to his art sketches - which have taken on a more morbid tone.


What is the zookeeper's name?

Kelly's last name is Foster. She leads the zoo staff with her warm love for the animals and her diligent work ethic.


What is Kelly's 13-year-old cousin's name?

Lily Miska is portrayed by actress Elle Fanning. Fanning was born on April 9, 1998 as is the sister of actress Dakota Fanning.


Where does Lily go to school?

Lily is homeschooled. She develops a crush on Dylan, who returns the feelings.


Who is Walter Ferris?

USDA stands for United States Department of Agriculture. Ferris must make sure that the zoo is up to the required standards.


After Mr. Ferris' surprise inspection, how much will the list of repairs cost Benjamin?

Inspector Ferris is portrayed by actor John Michael Higgins. Higgins was born on February 12, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts.


What is the zoo's accountant's name?

Rhonda was portrayed by actress Carla Gallo. She served not only as the zoo's bookkeeper, but also as its secretary.


Where does Benjamin get the money to repair the zoo?

Despite warnings from his brother against using money from the investment account, Benjamin decides to use it for the repairs. Duncan was encouraging him to get out of the zoo money pit and start anew.


"You know, sometimes all you need is _______ seconds of insane courage."

Benjamin has a heart-to-heart talk with Dylan and says, "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."


Which famous actress plays the role of Kelly Foster?

Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in Manhattan, New York. She is divorced from Ryan Reynolds and currently separated from Romain Dauriac.


What happens when Mr. Ferris returns to the zoo for the re-inspection?

Mr. Ferris is not pleased, since he wanted them to fail again. However, he wishes them well.


Dylan says to his father, "You never ask me how I'm doing. You never even taught me how to ________!"

Despite everything, Dylan is still not completely pleased by the turn his life has taken since his mother died.


After whom was Dylan named?

Dylan says to Lily, "I was... I wasn't named after Bob Dylan. I was named after a dog named Dylan." She replies with a laugh, "I don't really care. Who cares."


In a flashback, what does Katherine say to Benjamin when he asks her, "Why would an amazing woman like you even talk to someone like me?"

This was Benjamin's 20 seconds of courage moment when he walked up to Katherine in the diner and said "hi" to her for the first time. At the end of the film, he brought his kids to the same location to share that moment with them.


What is predicted prior to the opening of the zoo?

The worst rainstorm in 100 years is predicted to wash out the zoo's grand opening. However, the weather clears in time.


Why haven't any visitors shown up for the grand opening?

Once Benjamin, Kelly and the rest of the staff find a block in the road, they see behind it a long line of people waiting to get in!


What was blocking the road at the entrance to the zoo?

A tree had fallen during the rainstorm. The staff quickly helped the zoo's visitors climb over it and make their way to the grand opening.


What happens to all of the tickets on opening day?

Once they run out of tickets, Benjamin and Kelly end up together in the office, looking for more. They bump heads and share 'a moment.'


After sharing a brief kiss in the ticket booth, when does Kelly suggest that she and Benjamin can do it again?

Benjamin kisses her back and replies that he is looking forward to it.


What does Benjamin use as the new logo for the zoo?

Colin Ford was born on September 12, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to acting, he is also a voice actor.


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