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Boob Tube Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
High Def, Plasma, LCD, even Black and White - we all have TV sets. Here's a quiz on the tube.

Question 1:


Which sitcom aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966 after a ten-year run on radio?
Friends
Ozzie and Harriet
The Simpsons
Frasier

Question 2:


Which of the following comedies has been on TV the most number of years?
Seinfeld
M*A*S*H
Ozzie and Harriet
The Simpsons

Question 3:


This is considered the first American sitcom with a gay character.
"Soap"
"The Nancy Walker Show"
"The Corner Bar"
"Barney Miller"

Question 4:


In what year was the word "bastard" first used on TV?
1964
1974
1984
1960

Question 5:


Which show was the first to have an episode which dealt with abortion?
All in the Family
Room 222
Good Times
Maude

Question 6:


In which country was the term "television" coined?
Canada
France
The United Kingdom
The USA

Question 7:


What year marked the first broadcast of a baseball game?
1949
1939
1929
1946

Question 8:


Who was the first US President to address the nation on TV?
Hoover
Eisenhower
FDR
Truman

Question 9:


The first scheduled TV broadcasts, which began in 1928, originated in which US state?
New York
Massachusetts
New Jersey
California

Question 10:


Which children's show, hosted by Bob Smith, aired on NBC from 1947 to 1960?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


Which company paid for the first TV ad?
Dawn (dishwashing detergent)
Bulova (watches)
Colgate (toothpaste)
Tide (laundry detergent)

Question 12:


Which was the first soap opera broadcast on an American television network?
Halls of Ivy
Faraway Hill
Love of Life
Love of Ivy

Question 13:


Which of these television networks came first?
CBS
NBC
Fox
ABC

Question 14:


Which of the following was the first women's advocacy show?
The Ladies Hour
Girl Talk
The Ladies' Home Journal Hour
Leave It To The Girls

Question 15:


Which game show was hit by a scandal in 1958?
The $64,000 Question
The $64,000 Challenge
Twenty-One
Jeopardy

Question 16:


This popular police show, which ran from 1951 to 1959, is famous for its very quick paced and "to the point" dialogue. It starred Jack Webb as police detective Joe Friday, badge#714.
Men on the Streets
The Streets of San Francisco
Los Angeles Precinct
Dragnet

Question 17:


What was the occupation of TV personality Harry Volkman?
TV news caster
TV variety show host
TV weatherman
TV game show host

 


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