ER Quiz

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Think you know all there is to know about ER? Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember.

"ER," the '90s medical drama that started it all, sort of set the tone for the requirements of television doctors. Eye candy only, thank you.

Created by Michael Crichton (yes, THAT Michael Crichton... of Jurassic Park fame), the show debuted in the fall of 1994 and ran for a whopping 15 seasons and 331 episodes. The long-running series remains one of the longest running prime time television series in small screen history. The show won over 100 awards during its run and jump-started the careers of George Clooney and Noah Wyle. Several other cast members, although they had appeared in other films and series' before "ER," realized career success because of the show - think Julianna Margulies. The show showed off its star power with numerous notable guest stars as well, including Shia LeBeouf, Kirsten Dunst, Zac Efron, Eva Mendes, and Nick Offerman.

Since the show ended, other shows have tried and realized success with the same formula: handsome doctors, workplace relationships, and the exciting setting of the hospital environment.

How well do you think you'll do on this quiz? Get started to find out.


What is the name of the hospital where ER takes place?

County General Hospital was a fictional hospital!

Where was County General located?

Based in Chicago, though mostly filmed in Warner Brothers Burbank Studios in California.

How long was each episode of ER with commercials?

Episodes were about 44 minutes with 16 minutes of commercials - though the first pilot episode was more of a 2-hour movie!

What date and time did ER air for its entire run?

ER is the 3rd longest-running drama after Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the longest-running American primetime medical drama of all time.

For how many seasons did ER run?

ER ran for 15 seasons with 331 episodes! It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards!

Which of the following was NOT part of the original cast of the show in 1994-1995?

Goran Visnjic played the role of Dr. Luka Kovac on ER from 1999 - 2009.

Who played the role of Dr. Doug Ross?

Clooney earned three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 1995, 1996 and 1997 - all times losing to co-star Anthony Edwards!

Actor Anthony Edwards played the role of which doctor?

Anthony Edwards appeared as Mark Greene in 181 episodes of ER

Which actress plays the role of Carol Hathaway?

Carol Hathaway was a nurse at County General Hospital. She held a main role appearing in 132 episodes of ER.

How did Dr. Mark Greene die?

Mark Greene travels to Hawaii to live out his final days, Rachel and Ella go there to be with him too.

What song is playing in the dramatic episode while Dr. Mark Greene passes away?

Hawaiian Israel Kamakawiwoʻole plays a beautiful ukulele rendition of "Over the Rainbow" that will forever remind ER viewers of this sad goodbye to Dr. Green!

Which doctor's arm was severed by a helicopter?

Robert Romano was portrayed by actor Paul McCrane in 107 episodes from 1997 - 2008. He was killed off the show by yet another helicopter accident!

Which doctor was portrayed by actor Noah Wyle?

Noah Wyle led the cast of ER with the most number of episodes at 254.

Which doctor began the show as a nurse?

Abby Lockhart put her medical training on hold and became a full-time OB/GYN nurse while her then-husband completed his medical school. Once they divorced, she resumed her training and became a physician in 2000.

Abby's biopolar mother is played by which famous actress?

Sally Field appeared in 12 episodes between 2000 and 2006.

Which doctor is married to Dr. Greene?

Corday and Greene start dating in Season 5. In Season 7, they get married after finding out that she is pregnant with their daughter Ella.

What is the name of Dr. Greene's daughter from his previous marriage?

Rachel causes a bit of stress in Dr. Greene's life as she grows into a mischievous teenager throughout the show.

Mekhi Phifer appeared on ER as which character?

Mekhi Phifer was on ER from 2002 to 2008. His character died in an explosion in the first episode of the final season.

What was the name of the desk clerk in the emergency room?

Jerry Markovic was portrayed by actor Abraham Benrubi. In the later seasons, he was promoted to supervising emergency services coordinator - which required no additional work, just that he wear a tie!

Which doctor walks with a forearm crutch?

It was revealed in Season 11 that Weaver's limp was caused by congenital hip dysplasia.

Dr. Tony Gates was played by which famous actor?

Best known for being "Uncle Jesse" on Full House, John Stamos appeared as a main character in 65 episodes of ER.

Which doctor's son, Reese, is deaf?

Reese is born by Benton's former girlfriend Carla Reese. He is born prematurely and after complications, he becomes deaf.

Who was Neela married to before he was killed in action in Iraq?

Michael Gallant was portrayed by actor Sharif Atkins. He appeared in 60 episodes of ER, his last being "The Gallant Hero & the Tragic Victor" in 2006.

Famous Actress Angela Bassett appeared as this character on ER from 2008 - 2009.

Angela Bassett appeared in 16 episodes as a main cast member during ER's final season.

After being passed over for tenure in favor of John Carter, this character left for a tenured position in Iowa.

Susan Lewis, played by Sherry Stringfield, began ER as one of the original cast members from 1994 - 1996. She left and later returned in 2001 - 2005, departing the show once again in season 12.

Dr. Carter left the show at the end of season 11. To where was he moving?

Dr. Carter fell in love and moved to Africa with his new wife Makemba "Kem" Likasu.

Dr. Carter and his medical student ___________ were stabbed by a schizophrenic patient.

Lucy Knight appeared in 37 episodes from 1998 - 2000 and was portrayed by actress Kellie Martin.

This Spanish-speaking nurse appeared in more than 200 episodes, one of the most by any other cast member.

It was revealed in season 14 that Chuny's real name was Ethel!

This EMT was the brother of Dr. Greg Pratt...

Sam Jones III appeared in 16 episodes of ER as Charlie "Chaz" Pratt, Jr.

This ER star is also known for his role as Darryl in the comedy film Coming to America.

Eriq La Salle began his career on Broadway in 1985. He was soon cast alongside Eddie Murphy in Coming to America in 1988; and just 6 years later landed the role of Dr. Peter Benton on ER.

In seasons 6 and 7, Actor Erik Palladino plays this protocol-breaking resident on ER...

Kerry Weaver finally gets her chance to fire Malucci when she discovers him having sex in an ambulance with a paramedic.

Several episodes of ER featured Dr. Kovac, Dr. Carter and Dr. Pratt in which African country?

This was a move by producers John Wells to shed light on the situation in the Congo and Darfur.

When she leaves the show in beginning of season 15, to whom is Abby married?

Abby leaves County General after accepting a position in Boston where she moves to with Luka with their son Josip for a new start.

In the series finale, what does Dr. Carter use his family fortune to do?

The Joshua Carter Center was a medical clinic for the underprivileged. Carter opened it once he became the head of his family foundation per his grandmother's will.

Who is the creator of ER?

Michael Crichton was a novelist and medical doctor. He passed away on November 4, 2008 at the age of 66.

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