Quiz: TV Crime Shows

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Quiz: TV Crime Shows

Test your knowledge of TV crime shows.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In this week’s magazine, Nancy Franklin writes about the new crime show “Detroit 1-8-7.” What do the numbers signify?
    • A. 

      The number of the precinct where the characters work

    • B. 

      The section of the California Penal Code that deals with murder

    • C. 

      The section of the Michigan Penal Code that deals with drug trafficking

    • D. 

      The police radio signal code for backup

  • 2. 
    For which show is the following the theme song?
    • A. 

      “Hawaii Five-O”

    • B. 

      “JAG”

    • C. 

      “Miami Vice”

    • D. 

      “The Mod Squad”

  • 3. 
    In the Playbill for “Lombardi,” the new Broadway play that Michael Schulman wrote about last week, what per cent of the actors list “Law & Order” as one of their credits?
    • A. 

      Seventy-five

    • B. 

      Fifty

    • C. 

      Twenty-five

    • D. 

      Ten

  • 4. 
    Put the following laws in order based on when they were first passed: A) The Immigration Reform and Control Act B) The Americans with Disabilities Act C) The Economic Recovery Tax Act D) The North American Free Trade Agreement
    • A. 

      A; B; C; D

    • B. 

      D; C; B; A

    • C. 

      C; A; B; D

    • D. 

      B; A; C; D

  • 5. 
    Perry Mason, the title character of the popular TV series based on the detective novels by Erle Stanley Gardner, got his name from…
    • A. 

      Gardner’s dapper downstairs neighbor

    • B. 

      A real-life lawyer from the nineteen-twenties

    • C. 

      The company that published a magazine Gardner liked as a child

    • D. 

      The hero in the bedtime stories Gardner’s mother told him as a child

  • 6. 
    This car is associated with which show?
    • A. 

      “Colombo”

    • B. 

      “Nash Bridges”

    • C. 

      “The Mod Squad”

    • D. 

      “77 Sunset Strip”

  • 7. 
    Which order of shows corresponds with these catchphrases or taglines: "Just the facts, ma'am"; "Book 'em, Danno!"; One White, One Black, One Blonde; Not your regular hero
    • A. 

      “The Rockford Files”; “Mod Squad”; “Hawaii Five-O”; “Dragnet”

    • B. 

      “Dragnet”; “The Rockford Files”; “Mod Squad”; “Hawaii Five-O”

    • C. 

      “Dragnet”; “Hawaii Five-O”; “Mod Squad”; “The Rockford Files”

    • D. 

      “Mod Squad”; “Hawaii Five-O”; “Dragnet”; “The Rockford Files”

  • 8. 
    What was Gerald Lloyd (Kookie) Kookson III, from “77 Sunset Strip,” known for doing?
    • A. 

      Killing

    • B. 

      Womanizing

    • C. 

      Playing poker

    • D. 

      Combing his hair

  • 9. 
    For which show is the following the theme song?
    • A. 

      “N.Y.P.D.”

    • B. 

      “Quincy, M.E.”

    • C. 

      “Dragnet”

    • D. 

      “Matlock”

  • 10. 
    “The Untouchables,” a series about the Chicago crime-fighters who went after Al Capone, was later turned into a movie directed by whom?
    • A. 

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • B. 

      Martin Scorsese

    • C. 

      Brian De Palma

    • D. 

      Sidney Lumet

  • 11. 
    The structure of shows like “Colombo,” which reverse the standard “whodunit” approach by telling the audience off the bat who the perpetrator is, has been called what?
    • A. 

      Hedunit

    • B. 

      Howdidit

    • C. 

      Howcatchem

    • D. 

      Whodundid

  • 12. 
    What is Colombo’s first name?
    • A. 

      Phillip

    • B. 

      Stan

    • C. 

      Doc

    • D. 

      He never reveals it

  • 13. 
    Which actor’s career got a jump-start from “21 Jump Street”?
    • A. 

      Johnny Depp

    • B. 

      Leonardo DiCaprio

    • C. 

      Ethan Hawke

    • D. 

      Edward Norton

  • 14. 
    For which show is the following the theme song?
    • A. 

      “Maverick”

    • B. 

      “Peter Gunn”

    • C. 

      “Hill Street Blues”

    • D. 

      “Bourbon Street Beat”

  • 15. 
    Before Pierce Brosnan was James Bond, he was Remington Steele. What else might Remington refer to? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Cologne

    • B. 

      Steel guitars

    • C. 

      Shotguns

    • D. 

      Power tools

  • 16. 
    When “Charlie’s Angels” reached No. 1 in the ratings, what did Farrah Fawcett credit?
    • A. 

      The writing

    • B. 

      The casting

    • C. 

      The chemistry among the actresses

    • D. 

      The fact that none of them wore bras

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