Soap Operas TV Shows

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Soap Operas TV Shows

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Soap operas were intended for and consumed by whom?
    • A. 

      Office workers

    • B. 

      Factory workers

    • C. 

      Housewives

    • D. 

      Teens

  • 2. 
    How is it understood that every soap opera episode ends?
    • A. 

      Happily

    • B. 

      Badly

    • C. 

      To be continued

    • D. 

      Mysteriously

  • 3. 
    How often do daytime soap operas air?
    • A. 

      Three days a week

    • B. 

      Five days a week

    • C. 

      On the weekends

    • D. 

      Mondays and Fridays

  • 4. 
    Why are daytime serial dramas called "soap operas"?
    • A. 

      The original sponsors were soap companies

    • B. 

      The stories are fun and bubbly

    • C. 

      People watched in laundromats

    • D. 

      The stories include cleaning tips

  • 5. 
    What do evening soaps have that daytime soaps do not?
    • A. 

      Commercial breaks

    • B. 

      End-of-season cliffhangers

    • C. 

      Subtitles

    • D. 

      Guest stars

  • 6. 
    What sitcom ran from 1977 to 1981 and poked fun at soap operas?
    • A. 

      Dallas

    • B. 

      Soap

    • C. 

      All In The Family

    • D. 

      The Cosby Show

  • 7. 
    What role does Susan Lucci play on "All My Children?"
    • A. 

      Taylor Fargate

    • B. 

      Colby Chandler

    • C. 

      Erica Kane

    • D. 

      Ava Benton

  • 8. 
    What primetime soap opera featured John Forsythe as Blake Carrington?
    • A. 

      Dallas

    • B. 

      Dynasty

    • C. 

      Knots Landing

    • D. 

      Falcon Crest

  • 9. 
    In 1940, what percent of commercially-sponsored daytime radio broadcast hours was soaps?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      10

  • 10. 
    What primetime cliffhanger inspired the "Who shot J.R?" tagline for the next season?
    • A. 

      Falcon Crest

    • B. 

      Desperate Housewives

    • C. 

      Dallas

    • D. 

      Knot's Landing

  • 11. 
    Originally, how long were radio soap opera broadcasts before they were 30 minutes?
    • A. 

      One hour

    • B. 

      15 minutes

    • C. 

      60 seconds

    • D. 

      90 minutes

  • 12. 
    In what medium did soap operas begin?
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Newspapers

    • C. 

      Magazines

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 13. 
    Why were there no television soaps in the UK until 1970?
    • A. 

      Government restrictions

    • B. 

      There was no daytime television

    • C. 

      People work all day

    • D. 

      There were no advertisers

  • 14. 
    In what year did Susan Lucci begin her career on "All My Children"?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1958

    • D. 

      1977

  • 15. 
    From 1977 through 1983, what special awards honored soap operas?
    • A. 

      Soapy Awards

    • B. 

      Procter & Gamble Awards

    • C. 

      Lever Brothers Awards

    • D. 

      Daytime Emmys

  • 16. 
    "Knots Landing" was a spinoff of what popular primetime soap?
    • A. 

      Falcon Crest

    • B. 

      Dallas

    • C. 

      Dynasty

    • D. 

      The Carringtons

  • 17. 
    What is the world's longest running radio soap opera?
    • A. 

      As The World Turns

    • B. 

      Days Of Our Lives

    • C. 

      Crossroads

    • D. 

      The Archers

  • 18. 
    What soap was the highest-rated program in the UK during the 1980s?
    • A. 

      EastEnders

    • B. 

      The Archers

    • C. 

      The Doctors

    • D. 

      Brookside

  • 19. 
    For how many years was actress Helen Wagnerpart of the cast of "As the World Turns"?
    • A. 

      54

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      28

    • D. 

      29

  • 20. 
    On what soap did actress Rachel Ames play the role of Audrey Hardy?
    • A. 

      Days Of Our Lives

    • B. 

      All My Children

    • C. 

      General Hospital

    • D. 

      Ryan's Hope

  • 21. 
    On "Dallas," who played the part of Jenna Wade?
    • A. 

      Barbara Bel Geddes

    • B. 

      Priscilla Presley

    • C. 

      Victoria Principal

    • D. 

      Charlene Tilton

  • 22. 
    What radio soap was the first to make the transition to television?
    • A. 

      The Guiding Light

    • B. 

      Search For Tomorrow

    • C. 

      As The World Turns

    • D. 

      Days Of Our Lives

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