30 Forrest Gump Trivia Questions

Forrest Gump is a beloved classic film that’s nothing short of a cult status. This heartwarming story of a man with a low IQ who achieves incredible success and adventures has left a lasting impression on all those who want to achieve something big in life

If you’re a fan of Forrest Gump or simply want to test your knowledge, we’ve put together a set of trivia questions to challenge your memory. 

Let’s see how well you know Run, Forrest, Run! 

Forrest Gump Trivia Questions

  1. What is the name of the boat Forrest buys and dedicates to his fallen friend in Vietnam?

  2. Forrest Gump starts his epic run across the United States after his mother’s death. How many times does he crisscross the country?

  3. Jenny introduces Forrest to a particular lifestyle while they are in Washington D.C. What kind of lifestyle is it?

  4. Forrest Gump receives a sponsorship deal for using a certain product while playing ping-pong. What is the product?

  5. In one of his letters to Jenny, Forrest describes a famous musician he met who stayed in their hotel. Who is this musician?

  6. What specific type of shrimp dish does Bubba NOT mention in his list of shrimp dishes?

  7. Forrest’s speech at the Vietnam rally in Washington D.C. gets muted by a technical mishap. What does he actually say during this muted portion, as revealed by the actor Tom Hanks in interviews?

  8. Forrest Gump has a habit of saying a particular phrase whenever he introduces himself. What is the full phrase?

  9. Lieutenant Dan makes a New Year’s resolution that involves a future business venture with Forrest. What is the resolution?

  10. What is the name of the book Forrest writes about his running experience across America?

  11. During his ping-pong matches, Forrest Gump uses a particular technique that baffles his opponents. What is it?

  12. Forrest receives a letter from Apple Computer Inc., thanking him for his investment. What is the unique way Forrest describes this investment to others?

  13. Forrest’s running attire becomes iconic. What color are the shorts he wears during his cross-country run?

  14. What is the name of the hurricane that destroys the shrimping boats in Bayou La Batre, except for Forrest’s?

  15. At the New Year’s Eve celebration in 1972, Forrest and Lieutenant Dan meet a group of performers. What is the name of the band?

  16. How does Forrest assist in the Watergate scandal discovery?

  17. Forrest Gump starts a successful business with Lieutenant Dan. What is the name of their company?

  18. During Forrest’s run, he inspires a bumper sticker and a t-shirt slogan. What are they?

  19. What gift does Forrest give to Bubba’s mother after he starts the shrimping business?

  20. Forrest meets three U.S. Presidents in the movie. Name one event that leads to him meeting each president.

  21. Forrest Gump mentions he was named after a relative associated with a certain historical period. Who is this relative and what is his connection to history?

  22. During Forrest’s cross-country run, he gives advice to a man struggling with a T-shirt business. What specific advice does Forrest inadvertently give that leads to a popular T-shirt design?

  23. Forrest Gump’s mother has a specific saying about life. What is it?

  24. Which famous American football coach recruits Forrest to play for the University of Alabama?

  25. Forrest encounters a group of people on his run who are protesting. What are they protesting against?

  26. What is the first job Forrest takes after graduating from college?

  27. Forrest and Jenny reunite during a heavy rainstorm. What is Jenny doing when Forrest finds her?

  28. Forrest makes a significant donation to a church and a hospital. What is the hospital’s specialization?

  29. What game does Forrest play with President Kennedy at the White House?

  30. After returning from his run, Forrest sees his house has become a tourist attraction. What specific item do tourists frequently steal as a souvenir?


  1. Jenny.

  2. He crisscrosses the country 3 times.

  3. The Anti-War (Vietnam War Protest) lifestyle.

  4. Ping-pong paddles (sponsored by the company that makes them).

  5. Elvis Presley.

  6. He does not mention shrimp sushi.

  7. “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”

  8. “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.”

  9. To go into the shrimping business with Forrest.

  10. “Gump & Co.”

  11. He plays without ever missing a ball, essentially playing defensively until his opponents make a mistake.

  12. “Some kind of fruit company.”

  13. Red.

  14. Hurricane Carmen.

  15. The Doors (although this is a fictional portrayal as The Doors did not actually perform at this event in the movie).

  16. He reports suspicious lights in the Watergate complex while staying in the hotel across the street.

  17. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

  18. The bumper sticker says “Shit Happens,” and the t-shirt has a smiley face with the words “Have a Nice Day.”

  19. He gives her a check, making her financially independent and able to quit her job as a housemaid.

  20. Meeting President Kennedy after being named an All-American (football), President Johnson for receiving the Medal of Honor (Vietnam), and President Nixon for being a member of the All-American ping-pong team.

  21. He was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a founder of the Ku Klux Klan, which his mother says is about “remembering your roots.”

  22. While running, Forrest steps in dog poop, and when the T-shirt business owner complains about stepping in it too, Forrest replies, “It happens,” leading to the creation of the “Shit Happens” T-shirt.

  23. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

  24. Bear Bryant.

  25. They are protesting the Vietnam War.

  26. He works as a groundskeeper, mowing the grass of a football field.

  27. She is playing guitar in a strip club.

  28. It specializes in veteran care, specifically for those who lost limbs in war.

  29. There is no scene where Forrest plays a game with President Kennedy; he simply meets him to be honored for his All-American football achievements, saying, “I gotta pee” due to drinking too many Dr. Peppers.

  30. Signs that say “Run, Forrest, Run” and “Stop, Forrest, Stop.”
Forrest Gump Trivia Questions

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