How well do you know Nicholas Sparks' movies?



By: Jouviane Alexandre

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Nicholas Sparks has released tons of popular books and they have been recreated into even bigger films. From "The Notebook" to "Dear John," how well do you remember Nicholas Sparks' films? Find out with this quiz!

Which of these films was Nicholas Sparks' first movie adaptation?

"Message in a Bottle" was Nicholas Sparks' first film adaptation of his 1998 novel. The film was released in 1999 and starred Kevin Costner and Robin Wright.


Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter were the two main characters of which Nicholas Sparks film?

"A Walk to Remember" was Nicholas Sparks' second film adaptation. The novel was released in 1999 and the film three years later. The film told the story of two seemingly different high school students who fall in love.


Which film did Ryan Gosling star in?

Ryan Gosling starred in the 2004 film, "The Notebook." Possibly one of Sparks' most known film adaptations, the movie also starred Rachel McAdams and even went on to win 8 Teen Choice Awards.


In the 2008 film, "Nights in Rodanthe," which actor plays Richard Gere's son?

James Franco starred in the 2008 film, "Nights in Rodanthe," alongside Richard Gere and Diane Lane. He played Richard Gere's son. Both father and son are physicians in the movie.


Which "Mean Girls" actress starred in the 2010 film, "Dear John"?

Although Rachel McAdams starred with Amanda Seyfried in the 2004 cult classic, "Mean Girls," Rachel McAdams starred in "The Notebook" while Amanda Seyfried starred in "Dear John."


"The Last Song" starred which Disney Channel actress?

Miley Cyrus made her name as Hannah Montana on Disney Channel, and, in 2010, she starred in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' 2009 novel, "The Last Song."


Which of these films is about a man in the armed forces who tracks down a woman from a photograph?

In 2008, Nicholas Sparks released the novel "The Lucky One," and it became a film adaptation in 2012. The film follows the story of Logan Thibault, a marine who tracks down a woman from a photograph he found while overseas.


Julianne Hough starred in which of these movies?

"Safe Haven" was the 2013 film adaptation, starring both Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. The film was released on Valentine's Day.


In which film is the main character, Dawson, shot and killed by his father?

The 2014 film, "The Best of Me," stars James Marsden as Dawson Cole, a man who rekindles a relationship with his high school sweetheart before he is ultimately killed by his abusive father.


In "The Longest Ride," what does the character Luke Collins do for a living?

In the 2015 film, "The Longest Ride," Luke Collins is a bull rider who is initially injured before he returns to the sport. Along the way, he meets his potential love interest, Sophia, an art student.


As of 2016, what is Nicholas Sparks' most recent film?

Nicholas Sparks' most recent film is the 2016 adaptation of his 2007 novel, "The Choice." The story follows two neighbors who fall in love.


In "Message in a Bottle," which newspaper does Theresa Osborne work for?

In the film, "Message in a Bottle," Theresa works as a researcher who finds the message in a bottle that leads her to the author, Garret Blake.


Jamie Sullivan in "A Walk to Remember" often wore a green cardigan. When Landon gifts her with a new one, what color was it?

In "A Walk to Remember," Landon and his friends are seen making fun of Jamie's sweater. When their relationship grows, he gifts her with a new sweater to wear.


Noah and Allie are the couple from which film?

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in the 2004 film, "The Notebook," as Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, respectively.


In "Nights in Rodanthe," on which continent does Paul die?

In "Nights in Rodanthe," Paul Flanner travels to South America to try to rebuild a relationship with his son. While they are they, he gets caught in a mudslide and is killed.


Which two Nicholas Sparks films are centered around men in the Armed Forces?

Both "Dear John" and "The Lucky One" are centered around men in the Armed Forces. Channing Tatum stars as John Tyree in "Dear John," as a member of the Army Special Forces, while Zac Efron stars in "The Lucky One" as a marine.


In "The Last Song" what song do Ronnie and Will sing together in the car?

In a popular scene in the 2010 film, "The Last Song," Ronnie and Will are seen driving around in his car when "She Will Be Loved" comes on the radio. Will discovers Ronnie's ability to sing and soon joins in with her.


Which Netflix actress stars opposite Zac Efron in "The Lucky One?"

Taylor Schilling, the star of the Netflix hit series, "Orange is the New Black," stars opposite Zac Efron in the 2012 film, "The Lucky One." She stars as Beth Green.


Many Nicholas Sparks films take place in what state?

Although born in Nebraska, Nicholas Sparks moved to North Carolina after he married his wife in 1989. Many of his novels and films take place in the state. "Message in a Bottle," "A Walk to Remember," "Nights in Rodanthe," "The Last Song," "Safe Haven," "The Longest Ride" and "The Choice" all take place in North Carolina.


What kind of transplant does Amanda's son need in "The Best of Me?"

In "The Best of Me," Amanda's son needs a heart transplant. After her son is able to find a donor, a year later she finds out it was Dawson, who had been shot and killed by his father.


In "The Longest Ride," Sophia moves to North Carolina from which city?

Sophia starts off as an art intern in New York City before she meets Luke in North Carolina. Although she travels back and forth, she ultimately leaves New York and settles into a life with Luke in NC.


What is Travis' profession in "The Choice?"

In "The Choice," Gabby discovers that her neighbor Travis is a veterinarian when she brings her dog to the vet after believing his dog impregnated her own.


In which of these films do both members of the couple survive?

In Nicholas Sparks' stories, he is known for killing off one of his characters. In many of his stories, one of the leading characters passes away, which is true for four of his film adaptations. In "The Notebook," both characters pass away together in old age.


In "A Walk to Remember," what song does Mandy Moore sing during the play scene?

In the play scene during the film, "A Walk to Remember," Mandy Moore's character, Jamie Sullivan, sings the song, "Only Hope." All of the other songs are heard throughout the film, while "Cry" is played during the end credits.


In "The Notebook," where does Noah convince Allie to lie?

In a popular scene in the 2004 film, Noah convinces Allie to lie down in the middle of the road with him. Later, they dance in the street.


"Law and Order: SVU" star, Chris Meloni, also starred in which Nicholas Sparks film?

Christopher Meloni starred in the 2008 film, "Nights in Rodanthe," as Jack Willis, Adrienne's (Diane Lane) estranged husband. After leaving the family, he returns with hopes of reconciling with his wife.


In "Dear John," what does John's father collect?

In "Dear John," his father has an extensive coin collection. When Savannah's husband, Tim, gets cancer, John sells most of the collection to help pay for Tim's treatment.


Which character passes away in "The Last Song?"

In "The Last Song," Greg Kinnear stars as Steve Miller, a pianist and composer who is suffering from cancer. After spending one last summer with his children, he dies from the illness.


Beth's brother, Drake, had a nickname while in the Marines. What was it?

Drake Green's death is shown at the beginning of the film, "The Lucky One." While Logan (Zac Efron) knows him as "Aces," he later realizes in the film that he was Beth's brother.


What is Katie Feldman's real name in "Safe Haven?"

In "Safe Haven," Erin moves to North Carolina and gives herself the name Katie. After "Wanted" posters appear of her, she has to come clean about her dark past and abusive husband.


Where does "The Best of Me" take place?

Although most of his locations are set in North Carolina, "The Best of Me" takes place in Louisiana. Another setting for his films is South Carolina, where "The Notebook" and "Dear John" take place.


In "The Longest Ride," what is the name of the couple that Luke and Sophia learn about?

In "The Longest Ride," Luke and Sophia save a man from a car crash. After visiting him in the hospital, they learn of the love story between him and his late wife, Ruth.


In which film does one of the characters fall into a coma?

In "The Choice," Gabby falls into a coma after getting involved in a car accident. Although they both had to deal with "the choice" of choosing each other, it soon becomes clear that Travis' choice is whether to take Gabby off life support.


In "The Notebook," what is Allie suffering from in old age?

In "The Notebook," Allie is suffering from dementia. Noah is sitting in the hospital with her, reading their journals in the hopes that she remembers their love story and relationship.


In "A Walk to Remember," what occupation is Landon pursuing at the end of the film?

In "A Walk to Remember," Landon has a strained relationship with his father, a cardiologist. After Jamie's leukemia takes its toll, they are able to reconcile.


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