Have You Watched 'blackadder Goes Forth'? Sitcom Quiz

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Blackadder Goes Forth is the fourth and final series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 28 September to 2 November 1989 on BBC1. The series placed the recurring characters of Blackadder, Baldrick and George in a trench in Flanders during World War I, and followed their various doomed attempts to escape from the trenches to avoid death under the misguided command of General Melchett.


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  • 1. 

    Blackadder Goes Forth is set during the First World War. When was this?

    • A.

      1818-1825

    • B.

      1890-1900

    • C.

      1914-1918

    • D.

      1919-1925

    • E.

      1939-1945

    Correct Answer
    C. 1914-1918
    Explanation
    Blackadder Goes Forth is a British television series that is set during the First World War. The correct answer, 1914-1918, aligns with the historical timeframe of the war. This period encompasses the years in which the war took place, from its outbreak in 1914 to its conclusion in 1918. The show humorously portrays the experiences of the characters during this significant historical event.

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  • 2. 

    Go to http://tiny.cc/vugK2Who claims that the series is named after him?

    • A.

      Andy Blackadder, Chef at the BBC canteen

    • B.

      Bob Blackadder, Chief Warrant Officer of the British Army

    • C.

      Dr Eric Blackadder, Chief Medical Officer at the BBC at the time of the first programme

    • D.

      Edmund Blackadder, inmate at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr Eric Blackadder, Chief Medical Officer at the BBC at the time of the first programme
    Explanation
    Dr Eric Blackadder claims that the series is named after him. He was the Chief Medical Officer at the BBC at the time of the first program.

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  • 3. 

    Go to http://tiny.cc/k1bqDWhat is Baldrick to Blackadder in every series?

    • A.

      His boss

    • B.

      His servant

    • C.

      His brother

    • D.

      His mother

    Correct Answer
    B. His servant
    Explanation
    In every series of Blackadder, Baldrick is portrayed as Blackadder's servant. This can be seen through their interactions and the way Baldrick carries out tasks for Blackadder. Baldrick is often shown as a bumbling and dim-witted character, while Blackadder is the more intelligent and cunning one. This dynamic of master and servant is a central aspect of their relationship throughout the series.

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  • 4. 

    What is Baldrick’s catchphrase?

    • A.

      "I have a cunning plan"

    • B.

      "I have a funny smell"

    • C.

      "I have an itchy butt"

    • D.

      "I have a headache"

    Correct Answer
    A. "I have a cunning plan"
    Explanation
    Baldrick's catchphrase is "I have a cunning plan." This catchphrase is well-known from the British television series "Blackadder," in which Baldrick, a dim-witted servant, often comes up with supposedly clever and cunning plans that usually end up failing or making the situation worse. The catchphrase has become iconic and is often used humorously to refer to someone who thinks they have a brilliant solution but it is actually flawed or foolish.

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  • 5. 

    Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackadderIn which year is Series 1: The Black Adder set?

    • A.

      1066

    • B.

      1485

    • C.

      1558

    • D.

      1778

    • E.

      1914

    Correct Answer
    B. 1485
    Explanation
    Series 1 of "The Black Adder" is set in the year 1485. This can be inferred from the historical context of the show, which is based on the reign of King Richard IV of England. Richard IV ruled from 1483 to 1485, and his reign ended with his death in the Battle of Bosworth Field, which is depicted in the final episode of the series. Therefore, the correct answer is 1485.

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  • 6. 

    In which period is Blackadder II set?

    • A.

      Mediaeval

    • B.

      Elizabethan

    • C.

      Regency

    • D.

      Victorian

    Correct Answer
    B. Elizabethan
    Explanation
    Blackadder II is set in the Elizabethan period. This can be inferred from the context of the show, as it revolves around the character of Edmund Blackadder, who is a member of the English court during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The show often references historical events and figures from the Elizabethan era, further confirming this setting.

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  • 7. 

    In which centuries is Blackadder the Third set?

    • A.

      16th and early 17th centuries

    • B.

      17th and early 18th centuries

    • C.

      18th and early 19th

    • D.

      19th and early 20th centuries

    Correct Answer
    C. 18th and early 19th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 18th and early 19th centuries. This is because Blackadder the Third is set during the late 18th century, specifically during the Regency era in England. The show follows the misadventures of Edmund Blackadder, who serves as butler to the dim-witted Prince George. The Regency era lasted from 1811 to 1820, which falls within the early 19th century. Therefore, the setting of Blackadder the Third spans both the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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  • 8. 

    Go to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491402/Hugh Laurie appears in all but the first series of Blackadder.What American character does he play in a highly successful TV series (of the same name) set in a hospital? [Write as: Title 1stName Surname]

    Correct Answer
    Dr Gregory House
    Dr. Gregory House
    Doctor Gregory House
    Explanation
    Hugh Laurie plays the character Dr Gregory House in the highly successful TV series "House" set in a hospital.

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  • 9. 

    In the fourth series, who is Blackadder's pencil-pushing nemesis?

    • A.

      Corporal Cutey

    • B.

      Sergeant Sweetheart

    • C.

      Lieutenant Lovely

    • D.

      Captain Darling

    Correct Answer
    D. Captain Darling
    Explanation
    Captain Darling is Blackadder's pencil-pushing nemesis in the fourth series. Throughout the series, Captain Darling is portrayed as a strict and by-the-book officer who constantly clashes with Blackadder's cunning and sarcastic personality. He often tries to undermine Blackadder and is a source of frustration for him.

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  • 10. 

    In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, where did Blackadder Goes Forth rank?

    • A.

      Sixth

    • B.

      Sixteenth

    • C.

      Twenty-sixth

    • D.

      Sixty-sixth

    • E.

      One hundred and sixth

    Correct Answer
    B. Sixteenth
    Explanation
    In the list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute in 2000, "Blackadder Goes Forth" ranked sixteenth.

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