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Quiz about The Devil Wears Prada BookFilm Differences
Quiz about The Devil Wears Prada BookFilm Differences

'The Devil Wears Prada': Book/Film Differences Quiz


Lauren Weisberger wrote 'The Devil Wears Prada' based on her experiences at 'Vogue'. The book was made into a film in 2006, but there are several major changes between the two.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,613
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
8 / 15
Plays
105
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Question 1 of 15
1. In the film, Andy Sachs is going out with a chef called Nate. What is the name and profession of her boyfriend in the book?
Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. In the film, Andy's friend Lily works at an art gallery. What is her occupation in the book? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. What is Emily's surname in the book? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. In the film, Miranda Priestley is American. What nationality is she in the book? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. The film misses out one major detail about Miranda's background: she's Jewish, and 'Miranda Priestley' isn't her real name. What IS her real name? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Nigel is a major character in the film, but does he appear in the book?


Question 7 of 15
7. In both the book and the film, Miranda drinks coffee from Starbucks, and fetching it is one of Andy's daily tasks. However, in the book, Andy takes advantage of her 'Runway' privileges and buys coffee for who else, besides Miranda? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. What is the name of the handsome young writer that Andy meets in the book? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Lily is less prominent in the film than in the book. Which of these is NOT true about Lily in the book? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. In the film, Miranda decides to take Andy to Paris instead of Emily, and Emily is later hit by a car and hospitalised. What stops her from going to France in the book? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. The film misses out a major event that happens while Andy is in Paris with Miranda, which causes Andy to have doubts about whether she should stay there. What event is this? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Does the plot line from the film about Jacqueline Follet replacing Miranda as editor of 'Runway' appear in the book?


Question 13 of 15
13. What impossible demand does Miranda make in the book that finally convinces Andy to give up her job? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. In the film, Andy throws her mobile phone in a fountain to signify that she has finally had enough of Miranda and 'Runway'. In the book, she essentially gets herself fired in a different way while at a fashion show. What does she do? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. In both the book and the film, Andy and her boyfriend split up because her job is driving them apart, and they barely spend time together. In the film, Andy's boyfriend gets a job in Boston, and they start dating again. Do Andy and her boyfriend get back together at the end of the book?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the film, Andy Sachs is going out with a chef called Nate. What is the name and profession of her boyfriend in the book?

Answer: Alex, a teacher

In the book, Andy's boyfriend is a teacher called Alex Fineman. He works with disadvantaged children in a rough inner city school, and also does tutoring on the side.
2. In the film, Andy's friend Lily works at an art gallery. What is her occupation in the book?

Answer: PhD student in Russian Literature

Lily plays a much bigger role in the book than she does in the film. In the book, she's an old childhood friend of Andy's, who was raised by hippy parents. As a result, she is something of a free spirit. She and Andy move in together while she does her Russian Literature PhD.
3. What is Emily's surname in the book?

Answer: It isn't given

Emily is never given a surname in the book; in fact, none of the 'Runway' staff are except Miranda and a couple of other writers. However, in the sequel, 'Revenge Wears Prada', and 'When Life Gives You Lululemons', where she is the protagonist, her surname is given as Charlton, presumably inspired by the film.
4. In the film, Miranda Priestley is American. What nationality is she in the book?

Answer: English

Miranda was American in the film, and Emily was English, because neither Meryl Streep nor Emily Blunt wanted to do foreign accents. However, in the book, she is revealed to be from the East End of London, and speaks with an RP accent. In fact, when a posh English woman called Mimi phones the office, Andy initially thinks it's Miranda.
5. The film misses out one major detail about Miranda's background: she's Jewish, and 'Miranda Priestley' isn't her real name. What IS her real name?

Answer: Miriam Princhek

Miranda's backstory is given in the book, and reveals that she originally came from an Orthodox Jewish family. She left school to work as an assistant to a British designer, took night classes in French, and moved to Paris to work for 'Chic', a French fashion magazine, before moving to the French 'Runway'.

She also changed her name from Miriam Princhek to the more English-sounding 'Miranda Priestley'. (Weisberger does make a couple of cultural mistakes here - British paper money is referred to as 'notes', not 'bills', and a working-class girl of Miranda's background would not have 'graduated' high school at seventeen - sixteen would have been the maximum age.)
6. Nigel is a major character in the film, but does he appear in the book?

Answer: Yes

Nigel is a very different character in the book, and has far less of a role than the film version, who is more of a composite of Emily and Jeffy, who is in charge of the Closet. (The Closet is a room which contains all clothes and accessories which may be needed for shoots, and Andy also gets clothes from there.) He is the creative director and a tall, eccentric gay black man whose speech is written in capitals.

He is also friendlier to Andy than the film Nigel. He is thought to have been based on the fashion journalist André Leon Talley, a former 'Vogue' editor at large.
7. In both the book and the film, Miranda drinks coffee from Starbucks, and fetching it is one of Andy's daily tasks. However, in the book, Andy takes advantage of her 'Runway' privileges and buys coffee for who else, besides Miranda?

Answer: Homeless people

Andy, much to Emily's annoyance, spends her coffee runs smoking, chatting to Lily and Alex on her phone, and buying extra coffees for homeless people to get back at Miranda and 'Runway'. She buys a Mocha Frappuccino for a man who sleeps outside a bank, a Caramel Macchiato with whipped cream for an old woman, and a large Amaretto Cappuccino for a Nigerian man who sells CDs. Andy is also allowed to skip the queue as the manager of the branch is a huge fan of Miranda.
8. What is the name of the handsome young writer that Andy meets in the book?

Answer: Christian Collinsworth

Christian's surname is Thompson in the film, but in the book, his name is Christian Collinsworth. Andy meets him at a party held by Marshall, a celebrity colourist. Later in the book, he runs into her and Lily while they're at Benihana celebrating Lily's birthday.
9. Lily is less prominent in the film than in the book. Which of these is NOT true about Lily in the book?

Answer: She gets angry with Andy for talking to Christian.

On the contrary, Lily isn't at all bothered that Christian blatantly fancies Andy and even encourages her to flirt back, believing that Andy needs to loosen up a little. Throughout the book, Lily's drinking habits get more and more out of control, with her getting through bottles of vodka and bringing home dodgy men from nights out (including said sleazy Aussie).

She also almost gets Andy into trouble at work when she phones Andy about their new house, and Andy has to hang up because of Miranda being there.
10. In the film, Miranda decides to take Andy to Paris instead of Emily, and Emily is later hit by a car and hospitalised. What stops her from going to France in the book?

Answer: She has mononucleosis.

The charity event in which Andy saves Miranda from humiliation does not happen in the book, and Miranda has always intended to take Emily to Paris - Emily mentions trying on outfits for the trip earlier in the book - but Emily comes down with mononucleosis and is in quarantine.

Her doctor has to speak to Miranda to confirm that Emily is genuinely ill. Miranda takes Andy as, according to Emily, she thinks the assistants in Paris are useless, and even Andy would be better! Alex is furious with Andy as he had been planning to go to a homecoming weekend with her at the time of the Paris trip, and had to make several arrangements. Andy tries to explain that she has to go because of her job, but Alex isn't interested.
11. The film misses out a major event that happens while Andy is in Paris with Miranda, which causes Andy to have doubts about whether she should stay there. What event is this?

Answer: Lily is seriously injured in a car crash.

While Andy is at a party held by friends of Miranda's - who turn out to be Christian's parents - both her mum and Alex call her and leave messages on her phone asking her to call them back. Andy senses something is wrong, and phones her mum, who reveals that Lily is in hospital.

She is in a coma as the result of a car crash - she drove directly into a taxi - and the doctors say it's a miracle that she is still alive. Alex also reveals that Lily had got back with an old boyfriend and was driving his car as he was too stoned to drive. Andy is devastated, especially as Alex wants her to come home.
12. Does the plot line from the film about Jacqueline Follet replacing Miranda as editor of 'Runway' appear in the book?

Answer: No

Jacqueline Follet is a movie-only character, and the plot line about her replacing Miranda is not in the book. While Andy is in Paris with Miranda, she attends an award ceremony in the hotel, for which she is expecting to write a speech (which luckily passes muster with Miranda), a party and a fashion show.
13. What impossible demand does Miranda make in the book that finally convinces Andy to give up her job?

Answer: She wants Andy to renew her daughters' passports so they can attend a party the following night.

While Miranda and Andy are at a fashion show, Miranda rages at Andy because Annabelle, the twins' nanny, has called her to inform her that the twins' passports have expired. Miranda wants them to be at the party, and expects Andy to somehow renew the passports in time for the girls to arrive at the party. Andy realises that this is impossible, and snaps.
14. In the film, Andy throws her mobile phone in a fountain to signify that she has finally had enough of Miranda and 'Runway'. In the book, she essentially gets herself fired in a different way while at a fashion show. What does she do?

Answer: She swears at Miranda.

Funtrivia being a family site, I can't print what Andy says, but it is very rude! She leaves the party and gets a taxi back to the hotel, and during the journey, Emily calls her to tell her that she's been fired. Christian then phones Andy and asks her for details, but she blows him off. She catches the next plane home, and temporarily moves in with her parents, along with Lily.
15. In both the book and the film, Andy and her boyfriend split up because her job is driving them apart, and they barely spend time together. In the film, Andy's boyfriend gets a job in Boston, and they start dating again. Do Andy and her boyfriend get back together at the end of the book?

Answer: No

Alex is upset because he thinks Andy has changed, and not in a good way, and that she kept prioritising her job over her friends and family. Andy wants to stay friends with Alex, but Alex isn't so sure as they weren't friends before they got together.
Source: Author Kankurette

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