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The Simpsons

Choose an answer from the three choices offered after each question and True or False.  Then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

The Simpsons1. Matt Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name.

  • True or False?

2. On December 17, 1989 the first half-hour show aired on Fox Network. What was the show's title?

  • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
  • "Take Me Home, Homer"
  • "Homer's Big Blast"

3. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program and as of 2008 it tied as the longest running American primetime television series. What show did it tie in 2008?

  • Gunsmoke
  • Bonanza
  • The Tracy Ullman Show

4. Homer is the boorish father of the Simpson family. He works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is crude, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, and lazy; however, he is also fiercely devoted to his family . Despite the suburban blue-collar routine of his life, he has had a number of remarkable experiences. Who is the voice of Homer?

  • George Takei
  • Harry Shearer
  • Dan Castellaneta

5. At ten years of age, Bart is the eldest child and only son of Homer and Marge, and the elder brother of Lisa and Maggie. Bart's most prominent character traits are his mischievousness, rebelliousness, disrespect for authority, and sharp wit. Who is the voice of Bart?

  • Yeardley Smith
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Matt Groening

6. Marge�s image is typically that of a stereotypical sitcom mother, who is sometimes portrayed as naive, gullible and optimistic. Despite having higher morals than most other characters, Marge has had her fair share of wild escapades throughout the show�s history. Julie Kavner is the voice of Marge. What TV show did she play Brenda Morgenstern?

  • Rhoda
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Lou Grant

7. At eight years of age, Lisa is the middle child of the Simpson family and eldest daughter of Homer and Marge, younger sister of Bart and elder sister of Maggie. She is highly intelligent, plays the saxophone, has been a vegetarian since the seventh season, has been a Buddhist since season thirteen and supports a number of different causes. Who is of the voice of Lisa?

  • Mary Hill
  • Yeardley Smith
  • Lisa Groening

8. Maggie is the youngest child of Marge and Homer, and sister to Bart and Lisa. She is often seen sucking on her pacifier, and when she walks she trips over her clothing and falls on her face. Due to the fact that she can not talk, Maggie is the least seen and heard in the Simpson family. Who has spoken a few words as Maggie?

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Ed Harris
  • Harry Morgan

9. The Simpsons takes place in the fictional American town of Springfield, without any geographical coordinates or references to U.S. states that might identify which part of the country it represents.

  • True or False?

10. On February 9, 1997, The Simpsons, with the episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", becomes as the longest-running prime-time animated series in the United States. What show does it surpass?

  • The Flintstones
  • The Ruff and Ready Show
  • The Jetsons

Check Your Answer

  1. True
  2. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
  3. Gunsmoke
  4. Dan Castellaneta
  5. Nancy Cartwright
  6. Rhoda
  7. Yeardley Smith
  8. Elizabeth Taylor
  9. True
  10. The Flintstones

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