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Are you excited to attempt this "TV And Major Events Quiz?" There are so many events that have occurred in this world around the year 2008-10. Many of these events or important facts take part in the news. In this quiz, you will be tested on how well you understand these news events and facts. So, take this challenge and score at least 70 percent on this quiz. Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the five major TV broadcast networks in the United States?

    • A.

      DISNEY, ESPN, HBO, PBS, STARZ

    • B.

      ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW

    • C.

      PBS, TNT, ABC, CBS, NBC

    • D.

      CNN, FOX, ESPN, PBS, HBO

    • E.

      DISCOVERY, HISTORY, PBS, ABC, WEATHER

    Correct Answer
    B. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW. These five networks are considered the major TV broadcast networks in the United States. They have a wide reach and are known for producing popular and widely watched shows. Each network has its own unique programming and target audience. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CW have been established for many years and have a significant presence in the American television industry.

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  • 2. 

    What does the abbreviation NBA stand for?

    • A.

      National Baseball Association

    • B.

      National Broadcast Association

    • C.

      National Basketball Association

    • D.

      National Bankers Association

    Correct Answer
    C. National Basketball Association
    Explanation
    The abbreviation NBA stands for National Basketball Association.

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  • 3. 

    The full name of the US President?

    • A.

      Barack Hussein Obama

    • B.

      Barack Obama

    • C.

      Barack Obama II

    • D.

      Hussein Barack Obama

    Correct Answer
    A. Barack Hussein Obama
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Barack Hussein Obama. This is the full name of the former US President. His first name is Barack, his middle name is Hussein, and his last name is Obama. The other options either do not include his full name or have the names in a different order.

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  • 4. 

    How many Senators serve in the US Congress?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      365

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 100
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 100 because there are 100 Senators who serve in the US Congress. Each state is represented by two Senators, totaling to 100 Senators in total.

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  • 5. 

    How many Congressmen serve in the US Congress?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      365

    • C.

      276

    • D.

      500

    • E.

      435

    Correct Answer
    E. 435
    Explanation
    There are 435 Congressmen who serve in the US Congress. This number is fixed and determined by the Reapportionment Act of 1929, which set the limit of the House of Representatives at 435 members. Each state is allocated a certain number of seats based on its population, and these seats are then filled by elected representatives. Therefore, the correct answer is 435.

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  • 6. 

    How many terms can a US President serve?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      No limit

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    A US President can serve a maximum of two terms. This is stated in the 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, which was ratified in 1951. The amendment limits the President to being elected to office for a maximum of two terms, or a total of eight years. This was implemented to prevent any one individual from holding too much power and to ensure a peaceful transition of leadership.

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  • 7. 

    How many states are in the United States of America?

    • A.

      49

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      51

    • D.

      52

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    The United States of America consists of 50 states. This is the correct answer because there are currently 50 states in the country, including states such as California, Texas, and New York. Each state has its own government and is represented in the federal government.

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  • 8. 

    Which nation did Muammar Gaddafi lead?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Libya

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Iraq

    • E.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    B. Libya
    Explanation
    Muammar Gaddafi was the leader of Libya. He ruled the country from 1969 until his death in 2011. Gaddafi was known for his authoritarian rule and his controversial policies. He played a significant role in shaping Libya's domestic and foreign policies during his tenure.

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  • 9. 

    What is the currency of England?

    • A.

      Dollar

    • B.

      Pound

    • C.

      Euro

    • D.

      Crown

    • E.

      Krone

    Correct Answer
    B. Pound
    Explanation
    The currency of England is the pound. The pound sterling, commonly referred to as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, which includes England. It is one of the oldest currencies in the world and is widely used in England for daily transactions and financial activities.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the Super Bowl this year?

    • A.

      Steelers

    • B.

      Giants

    • C.

      Cardinals

    • D.

      Saints

    • E.

      Patriots

    Correct Answer
    B. Giants
    Explanation
    The Giants won the Super Bowl this year.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2008?

    • A.

      Mitt Romney

    • B.

      John McCain

    • C.

      Mike Huckabee

    • D.

      Sarah Palin

    • E.

      Newt Gingrich

    Correct Answer
    B. John McCain
    Explanation
    John McCain was the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2008. He ran against Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election. McCain, a senator from Arizona, had a long and distinguished political career, including serving in the military and as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He was known for his conservative views and experience in foreign policy. Although he ultimately lost the election to Obama, McCain's candidacy was significant and widely recognized.

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  • 12. 

    For what company is Mark Zuckerberg CEO?

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      News Corp.

    • D.

      Facebook

    Correct Answer
    D. Facebook
    Explanation
    Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook. This is evident from his role as one of the co-founders of Facebook and his continued leadership of the company.

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  • 13. 

    What is the capital city of Ohio?

    • A.

      Cincinnati

    • B.

      Cleveland

    • C.

      Columbus

    • D.

      Dayton

    Correct Answer
    C. Columbus
    Explanation
    Columbus is the capital city of Ohio. It is the largest city in the state and serves as the center for government and administration. Columbus is known for its diverse economy, vibrant arts and culture scene, and prestigious educational institutions.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital city of China?

    • A.

      Beijing

    • B.

      Shanghai

    • C.

      Hong Kong

    • D.

      Taipei

    Correct Answer
    A. Beijing
    Explanation
    Beijing is the capital city of China. It is the political, cultural, and educational center of the country. As the capital, Beijing houses important government institutions, including the National People's Congress and the State Council. It is also home to many historical and cultural landmarks, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Beijing's status as the capital city makes it the most logical and correct answer to the question.

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  • 15. 

    Which person does not appear on the Fox News Channel?

    • A.

      Glenn Beck

    • B.

      Bill O'Reilly

    • C.

      Sean Hannity

    • D.

      Sheppard Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Glenn Beck
    Explanation
    Glenn Beck does not appear on the Fox News Channel.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is NOT a US government agency?

    • A.

      Treasury

    • B.

      EPA

    • C.

      Red Cross

    • D.

      FEMA

    Correct Answer
    C. Red Cross
    Explanation
    The Red Cross is not a US government agency. It is an international humanitarian organization that provides assistance during emergencies and disasters. While it collaborates with government agencies and receives some funding from the government, it operates independently and is not directly controlled by the US government. The other options, Treasury, EPA, and FEMA, are all US government agencies responsible for various functions such as managing the country's finances, protecting the environment, and coordinating disaster response, respectively.

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  • 17. 

    What do the Tony Awards honor?

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      TV Shows

    • C.

      Plays

    • D.

      Movies

    Correct Answer
    C. Plays
    Explanation
    The Tony Awards honor plays.

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  • 18. 

    Who do we remember on Civil Rights Day?

    • A.

      John F Kennedy

    • B.

      Robert Kennedy

    • C.

      Martin Luther King

    • D.

      Abraham Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    C. Martin Luther King
    Explanation
    We remember Martin Luther King on Civil Rights Day because he was a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He played a crucial role in advocating for racial equality and justice, and his efforts significantly contributed to the advancement of civil rights for African Americans. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech and his nonviolent approach to activism continue to inspire and resonate with people around the world. Therefore, he is rightfully remembered and honored on Civil Rights Day.

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  • 19. 

    Who is honored in Washington DC with an obelisk?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      James Madison

    • D.

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • E.

      George Washington

    Correct Answer
    E. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington is honored in Washington DC with an obelisk. The obelisk is known as the Washington Monument and it stands as a tribute to the first President of the United States, George Washington. The monument is one of the most iconic landmarks in Washington DC and serves as a symbol of the nation's founding and its first leader.

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  • 20. 

    Lady Gaga is an advocate against what?

    • A.

      Animal cruelty

    • B.

      Bullying

    • C.

      Strip mining

    • D.

      Walmart

    • E.

      Conformity

    Correct Answer
    B. Bullying
    Explanation
    Lady Gaga is an advocate against bullying. Throughout her career, she has been vocal about her own experiences with bullying and has used her platform to raise awareness and support for anti-bullying initiatives. She has spoken openly about the importance of kindness and acceptance, and has actively worked to create a more inclusive and compassionate society. Lady Gaga's advocacy against bullying has made a significant impact, inspiring many to stand up against this harmful behavior and promote a culture of empathy and respect.

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  • 21. 

    Which is heaviest?

    • A.

      A ton of lead

    • B.

      A ton of feathers

    • C.

      A ton of granite rock

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The weight of an object is determined by its mass, and all three options in the question are given as a ton. Therefore, a ton of lead, a ton of feathers, and a ton of granite rock would all have the same weight since they have the same mass. Thus, none of the above options is heaviest.

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  • 22. 

    Which country speaks Tagalog as the primary language?

    • A.

      Laos

    • B.

      Cook Islands

    • C.

      Philippines

    • D.

      Nigeria

    • E.

      Fiji

    Correct Answer
    C. Philippines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Philippines because Tagalog is the primary language spoken in the country. Tagalog is one of the major languages in the Philippines and is widely used in government, education, media, and daily conversations. It is also the basis of the Filipino national language.

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  • 23. 

    Who said, "Ask not what your country can do for you."?

    • A.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Martin Luther King

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      Harry Truman

    • E.

      John F Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    E. John F Kennedy
    Explanation
    John F Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you." This famous quote was part of his inaugural address in 1961. Kennedy was urging Americans to prioritize what they could do for their country rather than expecting the government to provide for them. This statement encapsulates his call for civic responsibility and active citizenship.

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  • 24. 

    What real estate mogul announced he would not seek the US presidency?

    • A.

      Bloomberg

    • B.

      Trump

    • C.

      Kerry

    • D.

      Huckabee

    • E.

      Christie

    Correct Answer
    B. Trump
    Explanation
    Donald Trump, a real estate mogul, announced that he would not seek the US presidency. This decision was significant as Trump had previously run for president in 2016 and was elected to the office. However, in this particular instance, he decided not to pursue another term as president.

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  • 25. 

    What was discovered in Al Capone’s vault?

    • A.

      Guns

    • B.

      Money

    • C.

      Papers

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    D. Nothing
    Explanation
    When the vault of Al Capone was opened, it was discovered that there was nothing inside. This was a highly anticipated event as Capone was a notorious gangster and there were speculations about what valuable items or evidence could be found in his vault. However, the disappointment came when it was revealed that the vault was empty, leading to the phrase "Al Capone's vault" becoming synonymous with a big letdown or anticlimax.

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  • 26. 

    Christian Bale plays a grown-up caped crusader in which 2005 superhero flick? 

    • A.

      Hulk

    • B.

      Batman Begins

    • C.

      X2

    • D.

      Green Hornet

    Correct Answer
    B. Batman Begins
    Explanation
    Christian Bale plays a grown-up caped crusader in the 2005 superhero flick "Batman Begins." This film serves as the origin story of Batman, exploring his transformation from Bruce Wayne to the iconic superhero. Bale's portrayal of Batman in this movie received critical acclaim and helped to revitalize the Batman franchise.

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  • 27. 

    In the ABC series "Wife Swap," how long do the women exchange families and houses? 

    • A.

      One Month

    • B.

      Three Days

    • C.

      10 days

    • D.

      One year

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 days
    Explanation
    In the ABC series "Wife Swap," the women exchange families and houses for a period of 10 days. This allows them to experience a different lifestyle and gain insights into another family's dynamics and routines. The duration of 10 days strikes a balance between giving the participants enough time to adapt to their new environment and allowing for a meaningful exchange of perspectives and experiences.

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  • 28. 

    The ABC series "Modern Family" stars which Latin American actress whose first appearance was in a Pepsi commercial? 

    • A.

      Sofia Loren

    • B.

      Rita Moreno

    • C.

      Judy Reyes

    • D.

      Sofia Vergara

    Correct Answer
    D. Sofia Vergara
    Explanation
    Sofia Vergara is the correct answer because she is a Latin American actress who first appeared in a Pepsi commercial. She is best known for her role in the ABC series "Modern Family". Sofia Loren, Rita Moreno, and Judy Reyes are not the correct answers as they do not match the given description.

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  • 29. 

    The Fox television series "Arrested Development" stars which former 80's teen star? 

    • A.

      Michael J. Fox

    • B.

      Jason Batemen

    • C.

      Fred Savage

    • D.

      Rick Schroeder

    Correct Answer
    B. Jason Batemen
    Explanation
    Jason Bateman stars in the Fox television series "Arrested Development." He is a former 80's teen star known for his roles in shows like "Silver Spoons" and "Valerie." Bateman's portrayal of Michael Bluth in "Arrested Development" has been highly acclaimed and has helped solidify his career as a versatile actor in both comedy and drama.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following created the popular CSI television series on CBS?

    • A.

      Dick Wolf

    • B.

      Anthony Zuiker

    • C.

      Sidney Sheldon

    • D.

      Steven Bochco

    Correct Answer
    B. Anthony Zuiker
    Explanation
    Anthony Zuiker is the correct answer because he is the creator of the popular CSI television series on CBS. The CSI franchise, which includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY, revolutionized the crime procedural genre and became a huge success. Zuiker's creative vision and storytelling skills played a significant role in the show's popularity and longevity.

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  • 31. 

    Before his successful movie career, Robin Williams played a lovable alien in which space-themed television show?

    • A.

      3rd Rock from the Sun

    • B.

      Lost in Space

    • C.

      Mork & Mindy

    • D.

      Battlestar Galactica

    Correct Answer
    C. Mork & Mindy
    Explanation
    Robin Williams played the lovable alien Mork in the space-themed television show "Mork & Mindy" before his successful movie career.

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  • 32. 

    Which dance pros on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" are brother and sister? 

    • A.

      Edyta & Alec

    • B.

      Derek & Julianne

    • C.

      Jonathan & Anna

    • D.

      Cheryl & Tony

    Correct Answer
    B. Derek & Julianne
    Explanation
    Derek and Julianne Hough are the dance pros on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" who are brother and sister.

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  • 33. 

    What was the first commercially-licensed television game show? 

    • A.

      Wheel of Fortune

    • B.

      Twenty One

    • C.

      Truth or Consequences

    • D.

      Jeopardy!

    Correct Answer
    C. Truth or Consequences
    Explanation
    Truth or Consequences was the first commercially-licensed television game show. It was created by Ralph Edwards and first aired in 1941. The show involved contestants performing wacky stunts or answering trivia questions in order to win prizes. It gained popularity and paved the way for future game shows on television.

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  • 34. 

    Who was the female star of the 1960's sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie?"

    • A.

      Elizabeth Montgomery

    • B.

      Yvonne De Carlo

    • C.

      Carolyn Jones

    • D.

      Barbara Eden

    Correct Answer
    D. Barbara Eden
    Explanation
    Barbara Eden was the female star of the 1960's sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." She played the role of Jeannie, a genie who falls in love with an astronaut and tries to help him with her magical powers. The show was popular during its time and Barbara Eden's portrayal of Jeannie became iconic.

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  • 35. 

    Who was the star of the 1990's teen sitcom "Blossom?" 

    • A.

      Sarah Gilbert

    • B.

      Alicia Silverstone

    • C.

      Jenny Garth

    • D.

      Mayim Bialik

    Correct Answer
    D. Mayim Bialik
    Explanation
    Mayim Bialik was the star of the 1990's teen sitcom "Blossom."

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  • 36. 

    What was the name of the dim-witted Kommandant in the 1960's TV comedy, "Hogan's Heroes?" 

    • A.

      Colonel Klink

    • B.

      Kommandant Klank

    • C.

      Colonel Klunk

    • D.

      Kommandant Klonk

    Correct Answer
    A. Colonel Klink
    Explanation
    Colonel Klink is the correct answer because he was the dim-witted Kommandant in the 1960's TV comedy, "Hogan's Heroes." The other options (Kommandant Klank, Colonel Klunk, Kommandant Klonk) are not the correct names of the character.

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  • 37. 

    What was the name of CTU agent Jack Bauer's wife in the hit FOX drama, "24?"

    • A.

      Torry

    • B.

      Tamara

    • C.

      Teri

    • D.

      Kim

    Correct Answer
    C. Teri
    Explanation
    Teri was the name of CTU agent Jack Bauer's wife in the hit FOX drama, "24."

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  • 38. 

    Which actress played the role of Martha Logan on FOX's hit drama "24?" 

    • A.

      Jean Kelly

    • B.

      Penny Johnson

    • C.

      Cherry Jones

    • D.

      Jean Smart

    Correct Answer
    D. Jean Smart
    Explanation
    Jean Smart played the role of Martha Logan on FOX's hit drama "24."

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  • 39. 

    Who played Lucille Ball's sidekick and best gal pal in "The Lucy Show?" 

    • A.

      Gale Gordon

    • B.

      Lucie Arnaz

    • C.

      Vanda Barra

    • D.

      Vivan Vance

    Correct Answer
    D. Vivan Vance
    Explanation
    Vivan Vance played Lucille Ball's sidekick and best gal pal in "The Lucy Show."

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  • 40. 

    Which of the Douglas sons was the first to get married on the 1960's sitcom, "My Three Sons?"

    • A.

      Chip

    • B.

      Robbie

    • C.

      Ernie

    • D.

      Mike

    Correct Answer
    D. Mike
    Explanation
    Mike was the first to get married on the 1960's sitcom, "My Three Sons."

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  • 41. 

    Which U.S. state did "The Bob Newhart Show" take place in? 

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Vermont

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      Maine

    Correct Answer
    A. Illinois
    Explanation
    "The Bob Newhart Show" took place in Illinois. This is evident from the fact that the main character, Bob Newhart, played the role of a psychologist named Dr. Robert Hartley who had his practice in Chicago, Illinois. The show often featured references to Chicago and its surroundings, further confirming that the setting of the show was in the state of Illinois.

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  • 42. 

    Which 1980's sitcom did Valerie Harper quit because of a salary dispute? 

    • A.

      Rhoda

    • B.

      The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    • C.

      The Hogan Family

    • D.

      Blame it on Rio

    Correct Answer
    C. The Hogan Family
    Explanation
    Valerie Harper quit the sitcom "The Hogan Family" in the 1980s due to a salary dispute.

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  • 43. 

    Futurama was created by which American cartoonist? 

    • A.

      Seth MacFarlane

    • B.

      Matt Groening

    • C.

      Scott Fellows

    • D.

      Jared Hess

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Groening
    Explanation
    Matt Groening is the correct answer because he is the American cartoonist who created the animated television series Futurama. Groening is also known for creating another popular animated series, The Simpsons. His unique artistic style and wit have made him a prominent figure in the world of animation.

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  • 44. 

    Carlton Cuse was a writer on which TV cult classic? 

    • A.

      24 on FOX

    • B.

      Mad Men on AMC

    • C.

      ABC's Lost

    • D.

      Breaking Bad on AMC

    Correct Answer
    C. ABC's Lost
    Explanation
    Carlton Cuse was a writer on ABC's Lost, a TV cult classic. Lost was a popular and critically acclaimed show that aired on ABC. Cuse's involvement in the show suggests that he played a significant role in its development and success.

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  • 45. 

    On NBC's hit sitcom "30 Rock" which is Tina Fey's character, Liz Lemon's favorite major league baseball team? 

    • A.

      Pirates

    • B.

      Yankees

    • C.

      Mets

    • D.

      Phillies

    Correct Answer
    D. Phillies
    Explanation
    In the hit sitcom "30 Rock," Liz Lemon's favorite major league baseball team is the Phillies.

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  • 46. 

    On NBC's hit sitcom "30 Rock,", Liz Lemon tries to get out of jury duty by dressing up as which famous sci-fi character? 

    • A.

      Uhura (Star Trek)

    • B.

      Princess Leia (Star Wars)

    • C.

      Judy Robinson (Lost in Space)

    • D.

      Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who)

    Correct Answer
    B. Princess Leia (Star Wars)
    Explanation
    In the hit sitcom "30 Rock," Liz Lemon tries to avoid jury duty by dressing up as Princess Leia from "Star Wars." This refers to an episode in which Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey, uses her love for "Star Wars" to try and manipulate the situation. By dressing up as Princess Leia, Liz hopes to appear too eccentric and unfit for jury duty.

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  • 47. 

    Elisabeth Sladen Smith starred in which BBC sci-fi television show? 

    • A.

      Red Dwarf

    • B.

      Doctor Who

    • C.

      Torchwood

    • D.

      Edge of Darkness

    Correct Answer
    B. Doctor Who
    Explanation
    Elisabeth Sladen Smith starred in Doctor Who, a BBC sci-fi television show.

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  • 48. 

    Courtney Thorne Smith appeared in which 2000's sitcom on ABC? 

    • A.

      Modern Family

    • B.

      8 Simple Rules

    • C.

      George Lopez

    • D.

      According to Jim

    Correct Answer
    D. According to Jim
    Explanation
    Courtney Thorne Smith appeared in the 2000's sitcom "According to Jim" on ABC.

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