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Sesame Street Trivia

Below you will see a series of questions. Please click the appropriate button of the answer of your choice. When you are finished you can check your scores and find out your grade. Good luck (and you can always try it again)!

1. Who cast the first adult stars on Sesame Street?
The children
Joan Ganz Gooney, Creator
Jon Stone, Producer
PBS Executives

2. The first episode of Sesame Street was sponsored by which letters?
W, S, and E
W, H, and E
W, S, and O
W, H, and O

3. Who invented a box that made a ringing sound?
Herbert Birdsfoot
Cookie Monster

4. What was Ernie trying to remember when he tied string on each of his fingers?
Take a bath
Play his drums
Buy more string
Bert’s birthday

5. In a News Flash, what happened to Sleeping Beauty after she was kissed by the prince?
She woke up and married the prince
She turned into a frog
She yelled at the prince for waking her up and continued sleeping
The prince fell asleep

6. Who gave Big Bird his teddy bear, Radar?
Mr. Hooper
Mr. Snuffle-upagus

7. Which lyric from Fat Cat comes directly after: See the small ball on the tall wall?
See it fall in the hall
See it crawl, give it's all
See it stall, wear a shawl
And call "Hi y'all!"

8. Who was the first celebrity to appear on Sesame Street?
Stevie Wonder
Ray Charles
James Earl Jones
Bill Cosby

9. What does Supergrover’s secret identity sell for Acme, Inc.?
Rubber duckies

10. Alice Snuffle-upagus is how old?
18 months
None of the above

11. What character was Jon Stone referring to when he wrote “Good character, bad bit.” to Norman Stiles?
Count Von Count
Oscar the Grouch
Cookie Monster
Guy Smiley

12. Who started the Bobketeer Club?
Big Bird

13. Who was the inspiration for Oscar's personality?
A waiter
A taxi driver
A doorman
Jon Stone’s uncle

14. What was Mr. Hooper’s first name?

15. Which celebrity described appearing on Sesame Street as the crowning achievement of their career?
Noah Wyle
John Goodman
Rosie O’Donnell
Barbara Walters

16. Which of the following parts did Herry not play in a pageant?
A germ
The sun
A potato
A butterfly

17. Ernie once locked Bert out to give him a surprise party. Which Muppet was not there?
Roosevelt Franklin
Herbert Birdsfoot
Guy Smiley

18. Kermit used a machine to test Cookie's intelligence. Which of the following was not one of its parts?
A balloon
A water tap
A glass window
A hammer

19. The introduction of Zoe was heralded as a positive step for the representation of women on Sesame Street by which publication?
People magazine
Time magazine
The National NOW Times
Ms magazine

20. When Bert was warm, Ernie tried to cool him off. What did he NOT do?
Open the window
Turn the fan on
Put an icepack in his sweater
Throw a bucket of water over him

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Quiz Written by: Jogchem Jalink, Annika Abel, Cindy Chapman and Phillip Chapman


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