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Quiz about Vintage Soap Opera Pairs or Groups
Quiz about Vintage Soap Opera Pairs or Groups

Vintage Soap Opera Pairs or Groups Quiz


A quiz about characters/actors connected by a single soap opera, that premiered in 1970 or before. Match them with their daytime TV soap opera. Unless you were old enough to watch soap operas in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s you might want to take the untimed

A multiple-choice quiz by missnlindsey. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
missnlindsey
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
382,244
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. On which soap opera, set in Oakdale, IL, would viewers have followed the turbulent relationship between Bob Hughes and Lisa Miller Hughes in the 1960s? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This couple, Scott (Mike Farrell) and Julie (Susan Seaforth) were fictionally wed in a 1970 episode of which soap opera, supposedly set in the town of Salem? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which soap set in Bay City featured a story-line featuring Mac Cory and Rachel Davis Cory? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This couple, Barnabas Collins and Josette DuPres, were featured in this Gothic soap opera. For most of the run of the show, their love was a main theme, yet this love was never requited. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Mark Elliott (David Birney) and Laura Donnelly (Donna Mills) started their careers on this soap, which aired from 1967-1973. The characters of Mark, Laura, and Laura's sister Iris, played by Leslie Charleson, were involved in a love triangle. Eventually the character Laura decided not to become a nun and thereafter married Mark Elliott. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Christina Crawford and her mother, the legendary actress Joan Crawford, appeared in the same role (Joan Borman Kane) on what soap opera? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This central family in the early years of the TV broadcast included patriarch and working class immigrant Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz) who was known to share his wisdom with others, and Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer), his formidable daughter-in-law. Which TV soap opera featured the Bauers? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This daytime soap was a departure from the usual soap storylines that focused on dysfunctional family and friend interactions or the hub-bub of a hospital. This soap took on subjects such as dirty cops, drug pushers, gangsters, extortion, homicide, and global conspiracies.The show featured 2 supercouples. They were Schuyler Whitney (Larkin Malloy) and Raven Swift (Sharon Gabet) and Adam Drake (Donald May) and Nicole Drake (Maeve McGuire). Which of these is the correct soap? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which long-running soap opera featured the following well-known actors- Marsha Mason, Roy Scheider, Robert Alda, Paul Michael Glaser, Jessica Walter, and Christopher Reeve? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In this long-running soap opera the lead character, Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, is played by daytime serial's grande dame, actress, Mary Stuart. Her best friends on the show were Stu and Marge Bergman played by Larry Haines and Melba Rae. Which soap was it? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. On which soap opera, set in Oakdale, IL, would viewers have followed the turbulent relationship between Bob Hughes and Lisa Miller Hughes in the 1960s?

Answer: As the World Turns

In the 1960s, young Dr. Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) married Lisa Miller (Eileen Fulton) when Lisa's character became pregnant. They divorced 5 years later due to a volatile relationship fueled by Lisa's narcissism and adultery. Over the run of the show, which ended in 2010, Bob had 5 other wives, and Lisa had 7 other husbands, but their core relationship persisted, possibly making them daytime soap's first supercouple.
2. This couple, Scott (Mike Farrell) and Julie (Susan Seaforth) were fictionally wed in a 1970 episode of which soap opera, supposedly set in the town of Salem?

Answer: Days of Our Lives

After "Days of our Lives", Mike Farrell became better known for his 1975-1983 portrayal of Dr. B.J. Hunnicutt on the hit TV series "M.A.S.H."

Susan Seaforth Hayes portrayed Julie on "Days of our Lives" ("DOOL") from 1968-1984 continuously, but in fact has appeared in episodes of "DOOL" in all 6 decades that the show has been on the air. In 1974 Susan married her husband, Bill Hayes, a love interest (Doug Williams) on "DOOL".
3. Which soap set in Bay City featured a story-line featuring Mac Cory and Rachel Davis Cory?

Answer: Another World

From May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999, the soap opera "Another World" aired on NBC. The storyline of Rachel (Robin Strasser) and Mac Cory (Douglass Watson) figured prominently in the metamorphosis of Rachel's character from evil villainess to a more multi-faceted person.
4. This couple, Barnabas Collins and Josette DuPres, were featured in this Gothic soap opera. For most of the run of the show, their love was a main theme, yet this love was never requited.

Answer: Dark Shadows

On the daytime TV serial, "Dark Shadows", which ran from 1966 to 1971, Barnabas Collins played by actor Jonathan Frid joined the cast in 1967. The role of Barnabas Collins, introduced Gothic horror elements to the show, and Frid is often credited with saving the show from almost certain cancellation.

The Barnabas Collins character was a heady mixture of charisma in the ultimate bad boy, a vampire. Barnabas' love interest, throughout the centuries as the show featured time travel, was Josette DuPres' (Kathryn Leigh Scott). Original TV cast members Jonathan Frid, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker (the witch, Angelique), and David Selby (Quentin Collins) reunited in England in 2012 for a cameo appearance in the "Dark Shadows" movie starring Johnny Depp.

This movie was Jonathan Frid's final performance before his death.
5. Mark Elliott (David Birney) and Laura Donnelly (Donna Mills) started their careers on this soap, which aired from 1967-1973. The characters of Mark, Laura, and Laura's sister Iris, played by Leslie Charleson, were involved in a love triangle. Eventually the character Laura decided not to become a nun and thereafter married Mark Elliott.

Answer: Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Mark Elliott and Laura Donnelly, on "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", were played by a number of actors, yet David Birney and Donna Mills are the most memorable and widely known. When these 2 main actors left the show, the ratings took a nose dive, leading to the show's cancellation in 1973.
6. Christina Crawford and her mother, the legendary actress Joan Crawford, appeared in the same role (Joan Borman Kane) on what soap opera?

Answer: The Secret Storm

The role was 27-year-old Christina's but when she took emergency sick leave, "Mommie Dearest", Joan Crawford, who was in her mid-60s, filled in, purportedly so that the role would not be recast before Christina could return. Ratings for the show nearly doubled for the 4 days that Joan appeared.
7. This central family in the early years of the TV broadcast included patriarch and working class immigrant Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz) who was known to share his wisdom with others, and Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer), his formidable daughter-in-law. Which TV soap opera featured the Bauers?

Answer: The Guiding Light

When this soap opera broadcast its last episode on September 18, 2009, this daytime serial was the longest-running soap opera in history. The radio show was started in 1937 on NBC and ten years later the radio show switched networks to CBS. Then from 1952 till its cancellation in 2009 it was broadcast on CBS. This adds up to a total of 72 years (15 years on radio and 57 years on TV).
8. This daytime soap was a departure from the usual soap storylines that focused on dysfunctional family and friend interactions or the hub-bub of a hospital. This soap took on subjects such as dirty cops, drug pushers, gangsters, extortion, homicide, and global conspiracies.The show featured 2 supercouples. They were Schuyler Whitney (Larkin Malloy) and Raven Swift (Sharon Gabet) and Adam Drake (Donald May) and Nicole Drake (Maeve McGuire). Which of these is the correct soap?

Answer: The Edge of Night

Because "Edge of Night's" themes were gritty, dark, and more criminally sophisticated in nature; the show garnered more male viewers than any previous or contemporary soap by roughly 40%. This soap was so popular that when it was cancelled by the network, the show ended with a cliffhanger because CBS was sure another network would immediately pick up the show.

Unfortunately, the show ended then and the cliffhanger was never resolved.
9. Which long-running soap opera featured the following well-known actors- Marsha Mason, Roy Scheider, Robert Alda, Paul Michael Glaser, Jessica Walter, and Christopher Reeve?

Answer: Love of Life

In the early days of "Love of Life", it was owned by conglomerate American Home Products and syndicated by CBS affiliates, which meant that there were no commercial interruptions. All ads appeared either before or after the show.
10. In this long-running soap opera the lead character, Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, is played by daytime serial's grande dame, actress, Mary Stuart. Her best friends on the show were Stu and Marge Bergman played by Larry Haines and Melba Rae. Which soap was it?

Answer: Search for Tomorrow

Many notable actors appeared on "Search for Tomorrow". They include, Kevin Bacon, Angela Bassett, Olympia Dukakis, Morgan Fairchild, Larry Hagman, Don Knotts, Susan Sarandon and others.
Source: Author missnlindsey

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