The Simpsons Quiz

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No beer and no TV makes Homer go something something. Hopefully you'll score higher than "something something" on this quiz of all things Marge, Bart, Flanders, and more!

What is the name of the founder of Springfield?

Hans Springfeld (born 1774), also known as Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield, was the purported historical founder of the town of Springfield.

What does the J stand for in Homer J. Simpson?

"Jay", is a tribute to Jay Ward, an American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right.

What is Kwik-E-Mart worker Apu's last name?

Apu is a naturalized U.S. citizen and holds a Ph.D. in computer science. He graduated first in his class of seven million at the Calcutta Institute of Technology, going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. Apu began working at the Kwik-E-Mart during his college years to help pay off his student loans.

What is Springfield's neighboring rival town called?

The city of Shelbyville was founded by Shelbyville Manhattan in 1796, who held the belief that people should be allowed to marry their cousins, a practice fellow explorer and founder of Springfield Jebediah Springfield disallowed. As a result of this disagreement, the two founders split into separate groups, and went their own ways; since that time, the populaces of Springfield and Shelbyville have held a strong rivalry. The feud continues til this day, with a group of Shelbyville kids stealing the Springfield Lemon Tree.

On what TV show did early shorts of the The Simpsons air?

The shorts first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987 starting with "Good Night".

What's the name of Bart Simpson's best friend?

Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a ten year old boy and Bart's best friend. As the only child of Kirk and Luann Van Houten, Milhouse's most distinctive physical traits are his blue hair, big nose and extreme nearsightedness (depicted by very small eyes), requiring thick glasses. He has average intelligence but very poor social skills. Although devious in his own way, Milhouse is quite gullible, which is why he is often led into trouble by Bart.

Where did Homer and Marge get married?

Shotgun Pete's is a wedding chapel just over the state line. It represents an inexpensive place where weddings are done in a cookie-cutter manner, and is used to repeat customers (couples are given tickets to be punched and the tenth wedding is free!). The wedding chapel's complimentary gift to Marge and Homer was $10 worth of casino chips.

True or False: Bart sang a duet with a Michael Jackson impersonator for Lisa's 8th birthday.

"Happy Birthday, Lisa" is a song from The Simpsons episode "Stark Raving Dad", and is composed by Bart and "Michael Jackson" as a birthday present to Lisa. It has brilliant lyrics such as "Lisa, it's your birthday Happy birthday, Lisa Lisa, it's your birthday Happy birthday, Lisa."

In the episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," first aired in the US in 1989, why is the eponymous family's festive fun nearly ruined?

Bart acquires an offensive tattoo of a heart with the word “mother” written across it, and Marge has to get rid of it before Homer gets wind.

Which Simpsons character repeated the 4th grade?

When Bart nearly had to repeat 4th grade, Otto confessed that it had happened to him. Otto is notable for his drug use, maniacal driving, love of heavy metal music, and propensity for the 1980s junkie lifestyle.

Which of the following is a business that Marge once owned?

After being voted off the Springfield Investorettes, Marge decides to invest in her own business. When the Investorettes take the one business Marge would've possibly considered thinking about joining, Frank Ormand's Pretzel Wagon catches her attention. A conversation with Ormand convinces Marge that Pretzel Wagon is the perfect investment.

Who is Lisa's role-model for playing the sax?

Murphy Kenneth "Bleeding Gums" Hibbert (January 7, 1936 - April 30, 1995) was an idol and role model of Lisa Simpson. A young Bleeding Gums Murphy learned his musical skills at the feet of Blind Willie Witherspoon. Willie wanted to give Bleeding Gums his saxophone, only to be finally told that it wasn't a saxophone and actually an umbrella, meaning that Willie had actually been playing an umbrella for some thirty years. Bleeding Gums explained to Willie that no one informed him of the mistake because "we all thought it was funny".

Which of the following was Maggie's first word(s)?

Elizabeth Taylor appeared for the voicing of Maggie's first word. Bart's first word was “Ay Carumba,” when he saw Homer and Marge having sex. Lisa's first word was, “Bart,” said to stop Bart from running away.

Which Simpson's catchphrase was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2001?

The official definition is: "expressing frustration at the realization that things have turned out badly or not as planned or that one has just said or done something foolish"

What is the name of Mr. Burns assistant?

Smithers has lived with Burns since he was an infant, and though partly raised by him, Burns has never seen Smithers as a stepson or an heir. Nonetheless, his loyalty to his evil boss is sincere. Smithers is a closeted gay man, although most people in Springfield are aware he is gay. He is allergic to bee stings and has hypothyroidism, both of which can kill him. He is also lactose-intolerant.

What is the name of the dog that Bart and Homer bet money on, comes in last in the race, and then they end up adopting into the Simpsons family?

Santa's Little Helper, also known as No. 8 or Suds McDuff of America, is the Simpson family's dog and has been with the family for the whole series.

Which of the following characters is NOT voiced by one of the series' most prolific voice actors, Dan Castellaneta?

Mr. Burns is voiced by Harry Shearer. All of the rest are pure Castellaneta, who also does the voice work for Barney Gumble, Mayor Joe Quimby, Grandpa Simpson, Sideshow Mel and, perhaps his crowning achievement, Hans Moleman.

What did Homer mistake for God in the episode "Homer Loves Flanders"?

Homer tries to talk with God but gets confused by a waffle stuck to his ceiling. Eventually the Waffle God becomes his salvation from hunger.

What is the character Robert Underdrunk Terwilliger Ph.D. also known as?

Voiced by Kelsey Grammar, Dr. Robert "Bob" Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr., better known by his stage name, Sideshow Bob, which he got when he was Krusty the Clown's sidekick. Bob is a self-proclaimed genius, member of the Republican Party, champion of high culture, former children's entertainer-turned-criminal mastermind and Bart Simpson's nemesis.

In which year did "The Simpsons" premier on TV?

The show premiered in 1989, two years after its shorts first aired on Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987 starting with "Good Night".

Which of the following is NOT a classic Bart phrase?

Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson, also known as "El Barto," "The boy" (Homer Simpson), and "Bartman," is the tritagonist of The Simpsons. He is the mischievous, rebellious, misunderstood and "potentially dangerous" eldest child of Homer and Marge.

What is the name of the barbershop quartet that Homer is a part of?

The Be Sharps once consisted of Homer, Apu, Seymour Skinner, and Chief Wiggum (later replaced by Barney Gumble).

What's the going price these days for a Bart Simpson "Don't Have a Cow, Man" t-shirt?

Yes, they still exist and are currently for sale on Fox Broadcasting Company's website for $17.47.

Bits within the show's opening sequence change often, but what part never changes?

The opening sequence is one of the most notable hallmarks of The Simpsons. It differs from episode to episode, with a favorite phrase that Bart has to write on the chalkboard being, "I will not encourage others to fly."

What is the name of Springfield’s elementary school's groundskeeper?

Willie's job is to supervise the children of the school during recess, and clean the halls. He sports red hair and a thick Scottish accent. He is often either a formidable enemy or an invaluable ally to Bart and Lisa, and he has a strained relationship with Principal Skinner.

What does Lisa's Valentine card to Ralph say?

On Valentine's Day, Lisa takes pity on Ralph and gives him a valentine when she sees that he hasn't received any. But Ralph reads too much into Lisa's gesture and, much to Lisa's dismay, relentlessly pursues her.

What is the brand of Homer’s favorite cold beer?

With the catchphrase “Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff”, Duff is Springfield’s most popular beer, and Homer's favorite.

What color is Maggie's pacifier?

Yes, it has been red for over 500 episodes!

How old is Bart?

After all these years, Bart is still ten years old. Despite his youth, Bart has accomplished many things: won an award for his Angry Dad web series, discovered a new comet which was named after him, and starred in a successful band with Milhouse, Nelson, and Ralph Wiggum.

Who is Milhouse named after?

Milhouse Van Houten shares a middle name with the 37th President.

The iconic Simpsons line, "You can't make friends with salad," was said during which episode?

Marge serves lamb chops for dinner, and Lisa cannot eat them. She keeps hearing the bleating voice of the lambs from a petting zoo she'd visited earlier: "Li-i-i-sa, I thought you lo-o-o-ved me-e-eee!" This is also the episode in which Homer hosts a BBQ (or a "BBBQ," as the pig-shaped invitation is printed with a typo), and when meat is flipped through the air, Homer says, "It's just a little airborne, it's still good, it's still good!"

What is the name of the transfer student from Phoenix with whom Milhouse falls in love?

Samantha and Milhouse's relationship causes them to ignore Bart as they spend all their time kissing in the treehouse, and he gets revenge by tattling on them to her father. Her father ends up taking her out of Springfield Elementary and transferring her to Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls, a convent school run by French-Canadian nuns. Milhouse reacts to that with, “How could this happen? We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended up in tragedy!”

Which Ivy League college did Montgomery Burns attend?

The richest (and cruelest) man in Springfield got his start at Yale all the way back in 1914. Burns is thought to have been born between 1891 and 1890, making him the world’s most evil centenarian.

What is the name of Homer’s local pub?

Moe's Tavern, or simply called Moe's, is the local tavern in Springfield. (There's a tavern in Shelbyville called Joe's Tavern). Moe's is the only known tavern in Springfield, and is located right next to King Toot's Music Store.

Which 'Simpsons' season two episode drew 33.6 million viewers, the largest recorded audience in the show's history?

Season two kicked off with a bang when the premiere episode, "Bart Gets an 'F,'" nabbed more than 33 million viewers and cemented the series' place in pop culture history. The episode ranked 31st on Entertainment Weekly's 1999 list of "The 100 Greatest Moments in Television."

What is the name of the First Church of Springfield's minister?

Lovejoy is a Man of God and a marriage counselor. He considers his biggest competitors to be the NFL, warm beds on a Sunday morning, and cable.

What's going on when Ralph Wiggum states, "My cat's breath smells like cat food" ?

In this episode, Ralph wins the diorama contest because his consists of a box of Star Wars action figures, which have of sentimental value to judge Principal Skinner. In this episode Ralph also says another classic line, "I bent my Wookiee."

What is Chief Wiggum's first name?

Commissioner Clarence "Clancy" Wiggum is the head of police of the Springfield Police Department. He is an extreme stereotype of a lazy police officer, with a fondness for donuts and "Chintzy Pop" (made-up popcorn based on Jiffy Pop).

What is the name of the Springfield doctor whose catchphrase is, "Hi everybody!"?

Dr. Nicholas Riviera M.D. is a quack physician who studied at dubious medical schools. He is the inventor of Juice Loosener and Sun & Run.

Who came in second in the Iron Maiden Fitness Pageant women's bodybuilding finals held at the Springfield Convention Center?

Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Bouvier-Simpson provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the Simpson household. Aside from her duties at home, Marge has flirted briefly with a number of careers, ranging from police officer to anti-violence activist.

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