75th Anniversary Of TV Quiz

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TV Shows Quizzes & Trivia

For several generations, the television has thrilled, amazed and educated us. Take our on-line quiz to test your TV smarts!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year does the first TV commercial air?
    • A. 

      1941

    • B. 

      1951

    • C. 

      1955

    • D. 

      1958

  • 2. 
    Whose presidential inauguration was first to air?
    • A. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 3. 
    What iconic television show premiered on Oct. 1, 1955?
    • A. 

      Leave it to Beaver

    • B. 

      I Love Lucy

    • C. 

      The Honeymooners

    • D. 

      Lassie

  • 4. 
    In 1958, the quiz show "Twenty-One" was abruptly canceled when it was revealed its results were rigged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show before the Beatles?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    How many seasons did the original "Star Trek" have?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 7. 
    In 1969, Apollo II astronaut Buzz Aldrin is the first person to step on the moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In 1972, the series Maude (in a two-part episode) tackled what controversial issue?
    • A. 

      Death and dying

    • B. 

      Women's liberation

    • C. 

      Gun rights

    • D. 

      Abortion

  • 9. 
    In 1976, who became the first female co-anchor of any network evening news?
    • A. 

      Katie Couric

    • B. 

      Barbara Walters

    • C. 

      Judy Woodruff

    • D. 

      Gwen Ifill

  • 10. 
    What "baby boomers" show first aired in 1975?
    • A. 

      Laugh-in

    • B. 

      Thirtysomething

    • C. 

      Saturday Night Live

    • D. 

      Hee Haw

  • 11. 
    In 1977, what ABC miniseries became a national and ratings sensation?
    • A. 

      The Thornbirds

    • B. 

      Roots

    • C. 

      Rich Man, Poor Man

    • D. 

      North and South

  • 12. 
    On Jan. 24, 1995, the O.J. Simpson murder trial began and is broadcast live, pre-empting network soap operas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The popular show "American Idol" airs on June 11, 2002 and is based on a German show.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What year does Oprah Winfrey end her 25-year daily talk show?
    • A. 

      2001

    • B. 

      2004

    • C. 

      2008

    • D. 

      2011

  • 15. 
    What show aired its entire first season on Netflix?
    • A. 

      Breaking Bad

    • B. 

      House of Cards

    • C. 

      Game of Thrones

    • D. 

      Arrested Development

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