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1. What cartoon character used supplies from Acme Corporation to attempt to catch a beepingly fast creature?


answer Answer: Wile E. Coyote

Interesting Information:
Wile Ethelbert Coyote and Road Runner were created by Warner Brothers animation director Chuck Jones in 1948. While trying to catch Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote often fails because the Acme products that he uses malfunction. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Huckleberry Hound, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn

2. Which actress played the role of Peg Bundy on the show "Married...With Children"?


answer Answer: Katey Sagal

Interesting Information:
Katey Sagal's character, Peg Bundy, refuses to cook or clean the house, and prefers looking for new clothes to washing them. Ed O'Neill played Peg's husband, Al Bundy. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Lori Loughlin, Joyce DeWitt, Laura Saunders

3. On the hit show "My Wife and Kids", how many children do Michael and Jay have?


answer Answer: Three

Interesting Information:
Michael and Jay have three children. They have one son named Junior and two daughters named Claire and Kady. Kady is the youngest and she has a best friend named Franklin. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Two, One, Four

4. On the hit show "The Big Bang Theory", which character is played by Jim Parsons?


answer Answer: Sheldon

Interesting Information:
Jim Parsons plays Sheldon, who is a theoretical physicist. Sheldon has a twin sister named Missy. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Leonard, Howard, Raj

5. Which television series finale attracted the most viewers in the United States?


answer Answer: M*A*S*H

Interesting Information:
According to Wikipedia's list of the Most-watched series finales in television history, the finale of "M*A*S*H" attracted the most viewers, with 105.9 million people tuning in for the last episode on February 28, 1983. The series finale of "Friends" is fourth on the list with 52.5 million viewers, "All in the Family" is eighth with 50.7 million, and "ER" is 39th with 16.4 million viewers. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Friends, All in the Family, ER

6. Not including flashbacks, who was the captain of the Enterprise in the original series "Star Trek"?


answer Answer: Kirk

Interesting Information:
James Tiberius Kirk was captain of the Enterprise in the series. However, Pike was shown as a former captain of the ship during some flashbacks in the episode "The Menagerie" (which was really the original pilot, "The Cage," re-used for the series). Archer was the captain of the NX-01 Enterprise ship in the series "Enterprise" and Picard was the captain of the Enterprise-D in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Picard, Archer, Pike

7. Bart is a main character in which animated TV series?


answer Answer: The Simpsons

Interesting Information:
"The Simpsons" tells the story of the Simpson family: Homer (dad), Marge (mom), Bart (son), and Lisa and Maggie (daughters). "American Dad" follows Stan Smith (a CIA agent) and his family. "King of the Hill" follows the family of Hank Hill, while "Family Guy" follows the family of Peter Griffin. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
American Dad, Family Guy, King of the Hill

8. What famous real estate mogul starred in the American version of "The Apprentice"?


answer Answer: Donald Trump

Interesting Information:
The original premise of the show was that the competitors would fight to become Trump's apprentice, with one contestant being 'fired' each week. Trump's catchphrase for the show was "You're fired" and the signal for the contestant to leave the boardroom, where the firings were always held. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Allan Dalton, Michael Bloomberg, Steve Wynn

9. Who hosted "America's Next Top Model?"


answer Answer: Tyra Banks

Interesting Information:
Tyra, who was famous for being a "Victoria's Secret" Model, began the show in 2003 with Janice Dickinson as the 'model' judge on the judging panel. Dickinson was eventually replaced on the panel by Twiggy, who, in turn, was replaced by Paulina Porizkova. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Paulina Porizkova, Janice Dickinson, Twiggy

10. When the TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" began, in what age group were the main characters?


answer Answer: high school

Interesting Information:
The students attended West Beverly High School. Brandon and Brenda (twins) began as the main characters, having just moved to town. The TV series ran from 1990 to 2000. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
college, middle school, college graduates

11. "Cheers" was a sitcom set in what type of location?


answer Answer: bar

Interesting Information:
The exterior location was actually Boston's Bull & Finch Pub. "Cheers" was set in a bar named Cheers, also in Boston. The main character was Sam Malone, a recovering alcoholic baseball player who liked the women... a lot. Sam's love interest initially was waitress Diane Chambers. When actress Shelley Long left the series, her character was replaced with Rebecca Howe, the new manager of Cheers. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
hotel, school, airport

12. "Fawlty Towers" was a TV series set in what type of location?


answer Answer: hotel

Interesting Information:
"Fawlty Towers" only lasted 12 episodes, but the show became a classic British comedy. The hotel, Fawlty Towers, was run by Basil Fawlty and his wife, Sybil. Basil was played by famed Monty Python actor John Cleese. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
bar, airport, school

13. What was the first network in the United States to have 24 hours news?


answer Answer: CNN

Interesting Information:
CNN premiered in 1980. However, it wasn't until the 1991 Gulf War when it first reported the bombing campaign that it became a real household name. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
FoxNews, MSNBC, CNBC

14. Which "Star Trek" show did not take place on a ship?


answer Answer: Deep Space Nine

Interesting Information:
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" took place on a space station, called Deep Space Nine. Also, unlike other primary locations from other shows, it was not constructed by the Federation but rather the Cardassian Union. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Original Series, Voyager, Enterprise

15. Which British sitcom featured the characters Boyce, Racquel and Damien?


answer Answer: Only Fools and Horses

Interesting Information:
"Only Fools and Horses" was a popular British sitcom created and produced by John Sullivan in 1981. Over a span of ten years, it chartered the lives of wheeling and dealing Delboy and his quest to become a millionaire and his long suffering younger brother, Rodney. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
George and Mildred, Rising Damp, The Liver Birds

16. What do contestants on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" receive that lets them know they will be staying on the show for another round?


answer Answer: roses

Interesting Information:
Both of these reality shows feature a group of people competing for the affections of the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Each episode, the Bachelor/Bachelorette gives out roses to the competitors that he/she wants to continue getting to know. The person who does not receive a rose is out of the game. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
a crown/tiara, cupcakes, a piece of paper

17. Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks and David Cook are among the winners of which reality TV show?


answer Answer: American Idol

Interesting Information:
Kelly Clarkson was the winner of the nation-wide singing competition in 2001. Taylor Hicks won in 2006, and David Cook was the winner of the seventh season in 2008. Other "American Idol" winners include Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, and Kris Allen. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice

18. On which television show do the characters work at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc.?


answer Answer: The Office

Interesting Information:
Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam and others work at the regional branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. in Scranton, PA on the show "The Office". The show follows the intra-office politics and dysfunctional relationships among the main characters. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
King of Queens, Numb3rs, Southland

19. What cartoon had the main characters of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty?


answer Answer: The Flintstones

Interesting Information:
Fred Flintstone worked at a rock quarry with his friend, Barney Rubble. Wilma was Fred's wife and Betty was Barney's. Barney and Betty eventually adopt a son, Bam-Bam, while Fred and Wilma have a daughter, Pebbles. "The Flintstones" was a cartoon that children could watch, but many of the jokes were intended for adults. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Jetsons, Gummi Bears, The Snorks

20. Which show was set in a hospital?


answer Answer: ER

Interesting Information:
"ER" starred George Clooney, a semi-alcoholic, woman-loving doctor. The series ran from 1994 to 2009 and all of the main characters from the original season had left by the time the series ended. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Golden Girls, Rescue Me, Cheers

21. What reality TV series featured seven strangers chosen to live together in one (fabulous) apartment?


answer Answer: The Real World

Interesting Information:
"The Real World" was produced by MTV and featured seven strangers in their early 20s who lived together. The city and strangers changed with each season. Some of the cities the show filmed in have been Chicago, Austin, Brooklyn, and Hollywood. "The Real World" is sometimes credited with a surge in reality-based TV series. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Road Rules, Survivor, Top Chef

22. What sci-fi series centered on a man who traveled in a British police box?


answer Answer: Doctor Who

Interesting Information:
The actor who played the Doctor in "Doctor Who" changed many times throughout its production. The most famous nemesis for the Doctor was the Daleks - mechanical creatures that wanted to destroy every living thing in their path. A police box is a kind of phone booth used specifically to call for police aid in Britain. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Star Trek, seaQuest, Earth 2

23. Which TV series featured a group of individuals who were divided into teams and forced to live out in the elements?


answer Answer: Survivor

Interesting Information:
"Survivor" changed locations and participants for each season. The premise was that the people divided into teams and, through competitions, whittled down the number of 'survivors' by voting each other out. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Big Brother, The Real World, Jon & Kate Plus 8

24. Which British television series featured Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison?


answer Answer: Prime Suspect

Interesting Information:
"Prime Suspect" was an award-winning police procedural that ran for seven series between 1991 and 2006. Helen Mirren won three BAFTA Awards and two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of the flawed but effective police detective who was constantly placing her professional goals ahead of her personal life. The series was created by Lynda La Plante, who also created the shows "The Governor", "The Commander" and "Trial and Retribution". Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Governor, The Commander, Trial and Retribution

25. What do they mainly catch on the TV show "Deadliest Catch"?


answer Answer: Crab

Interesting Information:
The show is all about fishing on the Bering Sea and their catch of crab. During one of the episodes a rogue wave hit one of the fishing boats and tipped it on its side before it self-righted. Some of the ships continue to feature through the series. The Time Bandit, Cornelia Marie and Northwestern are some of the boats. The Big Valley featured in series one, though in 2005 it sank with only one crew member alive to tell the tale. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Live Grenades, Tigers, Wild Boars

26. "Melrose Place" was a spin-off of which popular TV show?


answer Answer: Beverly Hills, 90210

Interesting Information:
"Melrose Place" was, like "Beverly Hills, 90210", produced by Aaron Spelling. It began after the second season of "90210". Jake, played by Grant Show, appeared in a few episodes of "90210" in which he and Kelly (Jennie Garth) had a short fling. This storyline was continued in "Melrose Place" for a few episodes, but Jake and Kelly ended up going their separate ways. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Saved By The Bell, Dallas, Ally McBeal

27. Wednesday Addams, from "The Addams Family", was related to Gomez Addams in what way?


answer Answer: daughter

Interesting Information:
Wednesday Addams was the daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams. The son was named Pugsley. Therefore, Wednesday was the daughter of Gomez, and Gomez was the father of Wednesday. "The Addams Family" aired from 1964-1966. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
son, sister, cousin

28. "Nanu, nanu." What actor said this in a television show?


answer Answer: Robin Williams

Interesting Information:
Robin Williams said this as Mork, an alien. He originally played Mork in "Happy Days", and a spin-off was created called "Mork and Mindy". Robin Williams still played Mork, but Mork was living in the late 1970s instead of the 1950s, and he lived in Colorado. "Mork and Mindy" ran from 1978 to 1982. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Will Smith, Tim Allen, John O'Hurley

29. Melissa Gilbert played a main character on which television show?


answer Answer: Little House on the Prairie

Interesting Information:
Melissa Gilbert played Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura was a young girl who lived in the late 19th century. The television series was based on the novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder, about her life. The show ran from 1974 to 1983. It finally ended because it had low ratings, due to Michael Landon leaving the show. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Stairway to Heaven, Seventh Heaven, Home Improvement

30. Who is the show "Everyone Hates Chris" all about?


answer Answer: Chris Rock

Interesting Information:
The show was inspired by the childhood of Chris Rock. This show was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2006 and a People's Choice Award in 2006.

Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Chris Pine, Chris Evans, Chris Klein

31. Which TV series featured Betty Suarez, Amanda Tanen and Marc St. James working at MODE?


answer Answer: Ugly Betty

Interesting Information:
Betty was Daniel Meade's assistant. On the other hand, Marc was Wilhelmina's assistant. Amanda was the funny telephone receptionist. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Beautiful Betty, Lucky Betty, Wonderful Betty

32. Which TV series featured Michael Scofield with his detailed plan to break his brother, Lincoln Burrows out of a prison?


answer Answer: Prison Break

Interesting Information:
The show "Prison Break" premiered in 2005. It concluded its fourth season (series finale) in 2009. Michael Scofield was a structural engineer who robbed a bank to land himself in the same prison where his innocent brother, Lincoln Burrows was incarcerated. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Prison Run, Prison Escape, Prison Away

33. Who played the title role in the CBS series "The Mentalist"?


answer Answer: Simon Baker

Interesting Information:
Simon Baker is "The Mentalist", Charlie Sheen is an actor on "Two and a Half Men", Mark Harmon is on "NCIS", and William Peterson played Gil Grissom on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Charlie Sheen, Mark Harmon, William Peterson

34. Which actor/future director played the role of Michael Stivic on the television comedy, "All In The Family"?


answer Answer: Rob Reiner

Interesting Information:
Rob Reiner, born in 1947, played the part of Michael from 1971-1978. Michael was the liberal son-in-law of Archie Bunker, and often referred to as "Meathead". Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Billy Crystal, Ron Howard, Carl Reiner

35. In which country was the quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" first aired?


answer Answer: Great Britain

Interesting Information:
The original "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" first aired in the UK on 4 September 1998, hosted by Chris Tarrant. Sony Pictures Television International owned and licensed the show format. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
USA, Japan, Netherlands
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