Test Your Grey's Anatomy Knowledge


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About This Quiz

"Grey's Anatomy" is an American medical television series created by Shonda Rhimes that has been airing on ABC since 2005. The show's name is a play on an old English human anatomy textbook, called "Gray's Anatomy,"  written by Henry Gray. Throughout its run, the show has won Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actor's Guild Awards, and it was the network's highest-rated and highest-revenue-earning drama show.  The show is full of laughs in the midst of sad and dark moments that notoriously require viewers to have a box of tissues nearby. 

The show is centered around an intern doctor named Dr. Meredith Grey, who wants to step out from under the shadow of her mother's medical success and make a name for herself in the field. It also focuses on the lives of the other interns, residents and attending physicians at the hospital, who try to manage their careers while trying to find balance in their personal lives. 

How much do you really know about "Grey's Anatomy"? Did you just hop on the bandwagon, or were you one of their original fans? Do you remember how Dr. Derek Shepherd died or who left Dr. Christina Yang at the alter?  Lets see how well you know one of the most popular series on television by taking this quiz!

Grey’s Anatomy was created by _________?

Before getting her big break, Shonda worked a variety of odd jobs including as an office administrator. Her big break as a writer came when she co-wrote the HBO movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" in 1999 and in 2001 she wrote "Crossroads," Britney Spears' debut film. In the wake of the success of "Grey's Anatomy" she's the show-runner of its spin-off "Private Practice" as well as political drama series "Scandal."


Who garners the nickname “The Nazi?”

Bailey earns that nickname from her colleagues because of her fierce personality and blunt attitude.


Who are Meredith’s three half-sisters?

Thatcher Grey is the father of Meredith, Lexie, and Molly. Maggie is Ellis's daughter, Meredith's mom, who gave her up for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy with Dr. Richard Webber.


Who is Maggie Pierce’s biological father?

When Dr. Maggie Pierce began to work at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital she explained that Ellis Grey was her mother and Webber figured out he was the father.


Who dies as a result of the plane crash at the end of Season Eight?

Mark Sloan dies from his injuries after the rescue. Lexie is crushed under debris and dies from a hemothorax while Mark holds her hand.


Who is hit by the bus in the episode, “Now or Never?”

George was on his way to spend time with his mother before he left to be an Army trauma surgeon.


Why do Callie and Arizona go to court after their divorce?

When the trial concluded Arizona was awarded full custody but eventually they worked out a schedule so they both could spend time with her.


What secret does April keep from Jackson when they sign the divorce papers?

April’s first baby, Samuel, is born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II and dies shortly after birth.


Who is Meredith’s “person” after Cristina leaves the show?

Played by Justin Chambers, Karev is considered to have one of the darkest character arcs on the show. He's one of the original five interns who was seen as a frat boy type but slowly unveils a softer side.


Which doctor does Meredith blame for Derek’s death?

After the car accident she ordered Derek get a CT scan but they kept pushing it back to get him into surgery for abdominal bleeding. He was pronounced brain dead and Meredith had to take him off life support. Penelope is devastated but Meredith tells her to continue saving lives and that she'll always have to carry the memory of Derek's death.


Who leaves Cristina at the altar?

Burke decided not to marry Cristina because he realized he was trying to make Cristina into the woman he wanted.


Why doesn’t Jo accept Alex’s marriage proposal?

Jo is drunk when she reveals her secret to Andrew DeLuca. Her first husband was abusive and she was afraid to divorce him since that would lead him to find her. She and Alex eventually marry.


What is the name of the fictional hospital before its name-change to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital?

Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital owned and run by doctors.


Who are Sofia’s biological parents?

Callie and Mark hooked up after Arizona left Callie to work in Malawi.


Who elopes to Las Vegas in Season Three?

Callie started the show in Season Two as the former head of orthopedic surgery. She divorced George after he cheated on her.


Which surgical intern does Dr. Pierce have an affair with?

Working as an EMT is what lead to DeLuca to attend medical school. He became uncomfortable when they went public since she was an attending and consequently ended the relationship.


What show is a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy?

"Private Practice" ran on ABC from 2007 – 2013 which followed the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) after she leaves Seattle Grace Hospital in order to join a private practice in LA.


Why does Owen hate Riggs?

It is Owen who told his sister to get on the helicopter that crashed and killed her.


Dr. Addison is board certified in ______ and ______?

Dr. Addison is one of the foremost neonatal surgeons in the country and a medical geneticist at the Seaside Health and Wellness. Maternal–fetal medicine is also known as perinatology.


Who does Cristina give her board shares to?

Alex is an attending peds surgeon.


Who delivers April’s second baby?

He does an emergency C-section at Meredith’s house with no anesthesia. She and Jackson named the baby Harriet, after Harriet Tubman.


What is Amelia Shepherd addicted to?

When Derek found out he convinced the board she wasn't fit to do her job but felt terrible afterward.


What is the adoptive name of Izzie’s daughter?

Eleven-year old Hannah suffers from leukemia in Season Two and her parents come to the hospital asking for Izzie to donate bone marrow. She's hesitant at first but donates in the end, only catching a glimpse of her daughter. Izzie had named her Sarah.


Who purchases Derek’s Airstream?

Owen sells the Airstream in Season 12 Episode 23 after selling the firehouse. He eventually sells the trailer after purchasing a house.


Who does Jackson leave for April?

Stephanie attended April's wedding with Jackson and during the ceremony, Jackson stood up and confessed his love for April. They later marry.


When Amelia, Meredith, and Maggie leave the church, what do they do?

This is after Amelia runs away from the church deciding not to go through with her wedding to Owen.


Who does Edwards fall in love with that dies during brain surgery?

Kyle Diaz is played by Wilmer Valderrama. He flirted with Dr. Stephanie Edwards during his hospitalization but developed meningitis and died in the OR.


Before Ben Warren is a surgical resident, he is a _________?

Ben is married to Miranda Bailey and later becomes firefighter and EMT for the Seattle Fire Department.


Who does Meredith hook up with at the end of Season 12?

Nathan Riggs is a cardiothoracic surgeon who worked with April during her time in Jordan. They eventually break up and he moves to Malibu with Megan.


Who guest stars as a surgeon looking to recruit Arizona for her fellowship?

Geena Davis portrays Nicole Herman in seasons 11 and 14. She's stern and hard to please when mentoring Arizona.


Why does Dr. Blake move to NYC?

Dr. Blake moves to NYC on her own leaving Callie in Seattle after receiving the Preminger Grant, which is a funded year of residential research at the Preminger Research Center.


What country is Zola Grey Shepherd from?

Located in southeast Africa, Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Zola was adopted by Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd after she arrived at the hospital when she was six months old with spina bifida.


Where did Meredith meet Derek for the first time?

Joe is the owner of the bar which is across from the hospital where doctors go grab a drink after work. Meredith meets Derek the day before she realizes he's a doctor at the hospital where she's working.


How many episodes are in Season One?

"Grey’s Anatomy" was a mid-season replacement that is why there are only nine episodes.


How did Dr. Heather Brooks die?

Dr. Brooks dies before she finished her internship though they repaired her subdural brain bleed. A personalized lab coat was accidentally made for her which Shane discovered in an empty cubby.


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