A Trivia Quiz On Television Program History!

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  • 1. 

    Which of these hours would be considered prime time on TV?

    • A.

      1am - 2am

    • B.

      8am - 9am

    • C.

      1pm - 2pm

    • D.

      9pm - 10pm

    Correct Answer
    D. 9pm - 10pm
    Explanation
    Prime time on TV refers to the period when the highest number of viewers are expected to be watching. Typically, this occurs during the evening hours when people are more likely to be at home and available to watch television. Therefore, the correct answer is 9pm - 10pm, as this is a time slot when many popular shows and events are scheduled to attract a large audience.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of these is not a major American TV Network?

    • A.

      Acb

    • B.

      CBS

    • C.

      NBC

    • D.

      ABC

    Correct Answer
    A. Acb
    Explanation
    Acb is not a major American TV Network. The major American TV Networks are CBS, NBC, and ABC.

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  • 3. 

    The person in charge of how a TV show is made is the?

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Director

    • C.

      Sponsor

    • D.

      Writer

    Correct Answer
    B. Director
    Explanation
    The person in charge of how a TV show is made is the director. The director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the production, including working with the actors, setting up shots, and making creative decisions to bring the show to life. They work closely with the writers, actors, and production team to ensure that the vision for the show is executed effectively. The director plays a crucial role in shaping the overall look, feel, and direction of the TV show.

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  • 4. 

    Which type of TV came first?

    • A.

      Color TV Set

    • B.

      Black And White Set

    • C.

      Satellite TV

    • D.

      Projection TV

    Correct Answer
    B. Black And White Set
    Explanation
    Black and White TV Sets came first. Color TV Sets were introduced later as a technological advancement. Satellite TV and Projection TV are also relatively newer technologies compared to Black and White TV Sets.

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  • 5. 

    A TV set that you can easily move around is called a?

    • A.

      Easygo TV

    • B.

      Tv-On-The-Go

    • C.

      Portable Set

    • D.

      Carryall Set

    Correct Answer
    C. Portable Set
    Explanation
    A TV set that you can easily move around is called a portable set because it is designed to be lightweight and compact, making it convenient to carry and transport to different locations. This type of TV allows for flexibility and mobility, allowing the user to easily move it from one room to another or even take it with them on the go.

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  • 6. 

    What night of the week do Loralai and Rory Gilmore have dinner at Emily and Richard's house?

    • A.

      Thursday

    • B.

      Friday

    • C.

      Monday

    • D.

      Wednesday

    Correct Answer
    B. Friday
    Explanation
    Loralai and Rory Gilmore have dinner at Emily and Richard's house on Friday nights.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these shows had the longest first run on TV?

    • A.

      Hart To Hart

    • B.

      The Love Boat

    • C.

      Fantasy Island

    • D.

      Mod Squad

    Correct Answer
    B. The Love Boat
    Explanation
    The Love Boat had the longest first run on TV compared to the other shows listed. This popular show aired from 1977 to 1986, spanning a total of nine seasons. It followed the romantic and comedic adventures of the crew and passengers aboard a cruise ship, making it a beloved and long-running series.

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  • 8. 

    What television journalist began his career covering President Franklin Roosevelt?

    • A.

      Chet Huntley

    • B.

      David Brinkley

    • C.

      Hugh Downs

    • D.

      Walter Cronkite

    Correct Answer
    B. David Brinkley
    Explanation
    David Brinkley began his career as a television journalist covering President Franklin Roosevelt. He was a prominent figure in the field, known for his coverage of political events and his insightful analysis. Brinkley's career spanned several decades, during which he became one of the most respected journalists in the industry. His experience and expertise in covering political figures, including Roosevelt, contributed to his success as a television journalist.

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  • 9. 

    What commercial has a man saying "Mama mia asta some spicy meatball?

    • A.

      Alka-Seltzer

    • B.

      Pepto Bismol

    • C.

      Rolaids

    • D.

      Ragu Spaghetti Sauce

    Correct Answer
    A. Alka-Seltzer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alka-Seltzer. In this commercial, a man exclaims "Mama mia, that's a spicy meatball!" after tasting some food. This phrase has become iconic and is often associated with Alka-Seltzer, a medication used to relieve indigestion and heartburn. The commercial cleverly uses humor to convey the message that Alka-Seltzer can provide relief from the discomfort caused by spicy food.

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  • 10. 

    Who had an Emmy nominated TV special in 1976 called "I Write the Songs"?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Paul Anka

    • C.

      Elton John

    • D.

      Barry Manilow

    Correct Answer
    D. Barry Manilow
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow had an Emmy nominated TV special in 1976 called "I Write the Songs".

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  • 11. 

    In what year did "Little House on the Prairie" end its run on NBC?

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    A. 1983
    Explanation
    "Little House on the Prairie" ended its run on NBC in 1983.

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  • 12. 

    In "Halloween", what object did Laurie Strode bring on her way to her babysitting job?

    • A.

      A Pumpkin

    • B.

      Some Comics

    • C.

      A Scary Movie

    • D.

      A Bag Of Candy

    Correct Answer
    A. A Pumpkin
    Explanation
    Laurie Strode brought a pumpkin on her way to her babysitting job in the movie "Halloween".

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  • 13. 

    How many episodes were there in the 80's TV series "The A-Team"?

    • A.

      52

    • B.

      112

    • C.

      98

    • D.

      76

    Correct Answer
    C. 98
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 98. This means that there were a total of 98 episodes in the 80's TV series "The A-Team".

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  • 14. 

    On the Cosby TV show, Cosby was a?

    • A.

      Baseball Player

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      President Of The United States

    • D.

      Ghost

    Correct Answer
    B. Doctor
    Explanation
    On the Cosby TV show, Cosby played the role of a doctor. This is evident from the character he portrayed and the storyline of the show, which revolved around his experiences as a doctor.

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  • 15. 

    Which show aired on TV first?

    • A.

      The Honeymooners

    • B.

      Cosby Show

    • C.

      Er

    • D.

      Seinfeld

    Correct Answer
    A. The Honeymooners
    Explanation
    The Honeymooners is the correct answer because it aired on TV before the other three shows listed. It premiered in 1955, while Cosby Show premiered in 1984, Er premiered in 1994, and Seinfeld premiered in 1989. Therefore, The Honeymooners is the oldest show among the options given.

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  • 16. 

    What was the 90's hit TV show about a young female lawyer in Boston?

    • A.

      Boston Public

    • B.

      Kojak

    • C.

      Ally McBeal

    • D.

      L.A. Law

    Correct Answer
    C. Ally McBeal
    Explanation
    Ally McBeal was a popular 90's hit TV show that revolved around a young female lawyer in Boston. The show followed the professional and personal life of Ally McBeal as she navigated her career at a law firm, dealt with quirky colleagues, and explored her romantic relationships. The series was known for its blend of comedy and drama, tackling various social issues and exploring the complexities of love and relationships. Ally McBeal became a cultural phenomenon and helped launch the careers of its cast members, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 17. 

    What Disney TV show features Miranda and Gordo?

    • A.

      The Proud Family

    • B.

      The Famous Jett Jackson

    • C.

      Even Stevens

    • D.

      Lizzie McGuire

    Correct Answer
    D. Lizzie McGuire
    Explanation
    Lizzie McGuire is the correct answer because it is a Disney TV show that features two main characters named Miranda and Gordo. The show follows the life of Lizzie McGuire, a teenage girl, and her friends as they navigate through middle school. Miranda and Gordo are Lizzie's best friends who play significant roles in the series.

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