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Addresses of the Fictional and Famous Quiz


Identify the fictional inhabitants of these addresses, which cover film, television and literature from either side of the Atlantic.

A multiple-choice quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
394,050
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
830
Awards
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which literary sleuth can most often be found at 221B Baker Street? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The oft-repeated 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, is the address of P Sherman and features in which Pixar film? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which British comedy character has spent at least 182 days living in the Linton Travel Tavern, 400 London Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the four central characters in the US sitcom "Seinfeld" lived at Apartment 5A, 129 West 81st Street, New York? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Derek and Rodney Trotter, the central characters of the sitcom "Only Fools and Horses", live in which London block of flats named for a significant figure in African history? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", what address serves as the headquarters of the titular Order of the Phoenix? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the characters of 1985's "Back to the Future" resides in the garage of 1640 Riverside Drive, Hill Valley, California? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 62 West Wallaby Street, Wigan, Lancashire is the address of which British animated duo? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which TV family makes their home at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Munsters, from the US television series of the same name, call which numbered house their home in Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which literary sleuth can most often be found at 221B Baker Street?

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

Undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular literary detectives, Sherlock Holmes makes his home in London's 221B Baker Street, occasionally with his associate, Dr John Watson, but most of the time with his long-suffering landlady, Mrs Hudson. The enduring address has appeared in pretty much all adaptations of Conan Doyle's stories and the real-life site in London was rewarded with a blue plaque (for historical or cultural importance) in 1990.
2. The oft-repeated 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, is the address of P Sherman and features in which Pixar film?

Answer: Finding Nemo

Despite her terrible ability to remember things for long, Dory, featured in Pixar's "Finding Nemo" (2003) manages to commit the address "P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney" to memory, which helps her and Nemo's father, Marlin, to move ever closer to, well, finding Nemo.

The address belongs to a dentist, full name Philip Sherman, who scoops Nemo out of the sea and places him in his fish tank with other exotic sea life, with the ultimate aim of giving Nemo to his niece as a present.
3. Which British comedy character has spent at least 182 days living in the Linton Travel Tavern, 400 London Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire?

Answer: Alan Partridge

The sports reporter turned talk show host turned regional radio DJ Alan Partridge (played by Steve Coogan) is arguably one of the UK's best comedic creations. The first series of "I'm Alan Partridge" (1997) charted Partridge's post-talk show career (which ended abruptly after he accidentally killed one of his guests live on air) as a very early morning DJ on Radio Norwich, and much of the series was set at the Linton Travel Tavern in Cambridgeshire, where Partridge lived after being kicked out of home by his wife.

The bleak image of a desperate broadcaster living at a motel (which he praises as being "equidistant between London and Norwich"), together with his interactions with the motel staff, is a highlight of this classic series. The motel itself, in reality, was a branch of the Hilton Hotel chain at Watford.
4. Which of the four central characters in the US sitcom "Seinfeld" lived at Apartment 5A, 129 West 81st Street, New York?

Answer: Jerry Seinfeld

The character Jerry Seinfeld lives here during the run of "Seinfeld" (1989-1998), with his buddy Cosmo Kramer living across the hallway in Apartment 5B. Kramer's apartment used to be occupied by Paul Buckman of "Mad About You"; he had sublet the apartment to Kramer according to "The Apartment" episode from season one of "Mad About You".

A Google search for Seinfeld's apartment shows it to also be the home of Vandelay Industries, one of George Costanza's enterprises. By the way, there really is an Apartment 5 at 129 West 81st Street in New York City, but no apartment 5A or 5B.
5. Derek and Rodney Trotter, the central characters of the sitcom "Only Fools and Horses", live in which London block of flats named for a significant figure in African history?

Answer: Nelson Mandela House

Much of the classic British sitcom "Only Fools and Horses" (1981-2003) takes place at the Trotter's council flat in south London, in the amusingly-named Nelson Mandela House. The series as a whole charts the attempts of brothers Derek and Rodney Trotter (David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, respectively) to become millionaires, though many of their business pursuits fail to come to meaningful fruition. Outside the series, the block of flats that bears the appearance of Nelson Mandela House is actually found in Bristol.
6. In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", what address serves as the headquarters of the titular Order of the Phoenix?

Answer: 12 Grimmauld Place, London

The home of the Black family in the "Harry Potter" series of novels, 12 Grimmauld Place is hidden from the view of Muggles (non-magical folk) and concealed between the adjacent 11 and 13 Grimmauld Place. After Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban and the formation of the Order of the Phoenix, number 12 became the headquarters of the Order and a refuge for Harry and co during their search for Voldemort's horcruxes.

In the film adaptations of the books, starting with the aptly-named "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007), the exterior of 23-29 Claremont Square in London was used as the likeness for 12 Grimmauld Place.
7. Which of the characters of 1985's "Back to the Future" resides in the garage of 1640 Riverside Drive, Hill Valley, California?

Answer: Emmett "Doc" Brown

Doc Emmett Brown's 'mansion' was visited by Marty McFly in 1955; apparently Brown's family had been wealthy. The present-day (1985) Doc Brown lived in the garage of the original property as the mansion had burnt down in 1962. The actual properties used for film had been the Gamble House in (exteriors) and the Blacker House (interiors) in Pasadena, California. Hill Valley, CA, where Brown resided, was a fictional town.
8. 62 West Wallaby Street, Wigan, Lancashire is the address of which British animated duo?

Answer: Wallace & Gromit

The iconic mascots of Britain's "claymation" scene, Wallace and Gromit reside at 62 West Wallaby Street in Wigan. In the duo's first major animation, "A Grand Day Out" (1990), Wallace constructs a functioning rocket in the basement of his house, with a view to blasting off to have a holiday on the moon. Later, the address is shared by the criminal Feathers McGraw in "The Wrong Trousers" (1993), acts as the headquarters of Wallace and Gromit's window-cleaning business in "A Close Shave" (1995), the base of operations for their pest control venture in "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005), and even doubles as a fully-equipped bakery when they dabble in door-to-door baked goods delivery in "A Matter of Loaf and Death" (2008).
9. Which TV family makes their home at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield?

Answer: The Simpsons (from "The Simpsons")

The Simpsons' home is located in the Pressboard Estates section of Springfield. Homer bought it with down-payment money given to him by his dad, but when he later couldn't afford the mortgage payments, next-door-neighbor Ned Flanders (744 Evergreen Terrace) bought the house and rented it back to the Simpsons.

The house had different numbers in different episodes (mainly in the early seasons) such as 94 Evergreen Terrace, 723 Evergreen Terrace, and 1094 Evergreen Terrace, but the 742 number was used most frequently.

The 'Evergreen' comes from Evergreen State College in Washington which series creator Matt Groening attended. As for Springfield, Groening confessed in a 2012 "Smithsonian Magazine" article that it was named for Springfield, Oregon, and that he used the name because the 1950s TV show "Father Knows Best" also took place in a Springfield.
10. The Munsters, from the US television series of the same name, call which numbered house their home in Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights?

Answer: 1313

The Munster Mansion was allegedly built on land occupied by an old fort. Like "The Simpsons", it was Grandpa who provided the money for the down-payment. The home was actually a set at Universal Studios and was originally constructed in 1946 for the film "So Goes My Love".

It appeared in street scenes in a number of films and TV shows over the years including "Dragnet", "Murder She Wrote", "Quantum Leap", and it was one of the houses on Wisteria Lane in "Desperate Housewives". During "The Munsters" years, the exterior of the house was modified to make it creepy.
Source: Author eburge

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