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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?
The Simpsons
Frasier
Ozzie and Harriet
Friends

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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?
Colgate (toothpaste)
Tide (laundry detergent)
Dawn (dishwashing detergent)
Bulova (watches)

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

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.
Los Angeles Precinct
The Streets of San Francisco
Men on the Streets
Dragnet

Question 17:


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

 


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