Pay It Forward: Summary, Quotes & Meaning


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According to Trevor's idea in Pay it Forward, how many different people do you have to do favors for?

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1. Who gives Trevor the assignment to change the world in Pay it Forward?

2. What does Arlene think she can stop doing if Trevor is ''with me on this'' in Pay it Forward?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions in this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of the 2000 movie Pay It Forward. You will be quizzed on your familiarity with specific characters and plot points in the film.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Facts that you will need to know about Pay It Forward when taking this quiz include:

  • How many people Trevor says one needs to do favors for
  • Which character gives Trevor the assignment to 'change the world'
  • What Arlene will try to stop doing if Trevor is 'with me on this'
  • Why Arlene and Eugene break up
  • Which event shows that there is hope for a better world following Trevor's death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as to how many people one must 'pay it forward' according to Trevor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens following Trevor's death that indicates there is hope for the kindness he strived for to continue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge answer questions about Arlene and Eugene's relationship

Additional Learning

Further develop your knowledge about this movie by using the lesson titled Pay It Forward: Summary, Quotes & Meaning. Details discussed in this lesson include:

  • How Trevor starts off his 'pay it forward' idea
  • What happened to Eugene when he was younger
  • Who the character Chris Chandler is and his role in the movie
  • How Trevor dies
  • What the overall point or message of the movie is