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'The Big Bang Theory' Quiz
by Staff
If you know the difference between a bat'leth and a broadsword, you may share Sheldon Cooper's love of "Star Trek" on the popular series "The Big Bang Theory." What else do you know about Sheldon's universe and the people he shares it with?

Which of the six principal actors on the show is the eldest?

  • Mayim Bialik
  • Jim Parsons
  • Johnny Galecki

In what year did The Big Bang Theory premiere?

  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2011

Sheldon has a fraternal twin sister who is not a genius. What's her name?

  • Missy
  • Dawn
  • Crystal

Physicists Sheldon and Leonard work at what university?

  • Stanford
  • Caltech
  • Cornell

There were two pilot episodes for "The Big Bang Theory." The first was rejected, after which the premise was changed somewhat, resubmitted, and picked up by CBS. What two key actors appear in both pilots?

  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon) and Johnny Galecki (Leonard)
  • Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj)
  • Kaley Cuoco (Penny) and Jim Parsons (Sheldon)

Which major cast member has a black belt in karate?

  • Kunal Nayyar (Raj)
  • Simon Helberg (Howard)
  • Melissa Rauch (Bernadette)

Which dynamic duo is responsible for creating "The Big Bang Theory?"

  • Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady
  • Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings
  • Peter Casey and David Lee

Which female cast member has worked as a standup comedian?

  • Melissa Rauch
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Mayim Bialik

Which character in the show uses the gotcha catchword "bazinga."

  • Sheldon
  • Leonard
  • Howard

Sheldon and Leonard's apartment has one bathroom and two bedrooms. On what floor of the building is it located?

  • third
  • fourth
  • fifth

Each "Big Bang Theory" character has a signature article or articles of clothing. Can you guess what Raj's happens to be?

  • sandals
  • sweater vests
  • henley style shirts

Which of the six lead characters was the last addition to the story?

  • Bernadette Rostenkowski
  • Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Raj Koothrappali

Actor Kevin Sussman has something in common with the character Stuart Bloom he plays on the show. What is it?

  • He actually worked in a comic book store.
  • He's shy in real life.
  • He considers himself unlucky.

There's a clever — and not so obvious — reference to pi (the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle as rounded to 3.14) on the show's set. What is it?

  • Sheldon and Leonard's building address includes the number 314.
  • Amy's apartment number is 314.
  • There are approximate 314 steps from the lobby to Sheldon and Leonard's door.

Sheldon is a big fan of "Star Trek." With which character does he most identify?

  • Kirk
  • Spock
  • Picard

You probably already know Sheldon loves to say bazinga when he pulls a prank. In which season was the word first introduced?

  • first
  • second
  • fourth

Both Sheldon and Leonard's last names (Cooper and Hofstadter) are taken from real people who won which prestigious awards?

  • Nobel Prizes
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • Academy Awards

Sheldon, Leonard and Amy play musical instruments (the theremin, cello and harp respectively) and the actors behind the characters do as well. Only one actor learned an instrument from an early age, though. Who is it?

  • Mayim Bialik
  • Jim Parsons
  • Johnny Galecki

Which male character on the show usually wears glasses?

  • Sheldon
  • Leonard
  • Raj

What actor on the show has a doctorate in real life?

  • Kunal Nayyar
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Johnny Galecki

Bernadette has a distinctive voice that can change from girlish to squeaky to thunderous. Melissa Rauch, the actress behind the diminutive Bernadette, based the voice on what person in her life?

  • her mom
  • her first grade teacher
  • her best friend

Jim Parson's favorite number sometimes appears on his TBBT costumes, often on T-shirts. What digit does he favor?

  • 7
  • 13
  • 73

An evil incarnation of Wil Wheaton is a popular character on the show. His comments on what social media platform helped him get the part?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Howard's house may look a bit familiar. It was used in another sitcom. Which one was it?

  • "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • "Roseanne"
  • "Blossom"

Amy is allergic to what popular fruit?

  • strawberries
  • avocados (Yes, they're a fruit.)
  • peaches

Early in its development, what was the working title for the show?

  • "What You Don't Know"
  • "Nerds Unite"
  • "Lenny, Penny, and Kenny"

Which cast member was at one time a nationally ranked amateur tennis player?

  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Jim Parsons
  • Kevin Sussman (who plays Stuart Bloom)

It pays to be an actor on a popular television show. In 2014, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Jonny Galecki received substantial increases to what amount per episode?

  • $500,000
  • $750,000
  • $1 million

When Jim Parsons first auditioned for TBBT, he wasn't aware it was a comedy. What type of programming did he think it was?

  • a reality show
  • a game show
  • a commercial

What actress played the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz?

  • Carol Ann Suzi
  • Brenda Vaccaro
  • Valerie Harper