Classic TV Challenge
by Staff
When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years?

What's the longest continuously running game show in television history?

  • "Wheel of Fortune"
  • "Jeopardy"
  • "The Price is Right"

Which classic game show, hosted by Monty Hall, required contestants to choose prizes hidden behind three different doors?

  • "Concentration"
  • "Let's Make a Deal"
  • "Truth or Consequence"

What 1965 television flop centered around a talking object?

  • "Supertrain"
  • "My Mother the Car"
  • "Pink Lady and Jeff"

What year did the first television drama air?

  • 1928
  • 1932
  • 1936

What classic TV star got his start in music by playing a song at the end of every episode of his hit television show?

  • Donnie Osmond
  • Ricky Nelson
  • Desi Arnaz

What was the name of the ranch in "Bonanza"?

  • Ticonderoga
  • The Horse Shoe
  • The Ponderosa

What prime-time drama holds the record for the second most-watched episode in TV history?

  • "Law & Order"
  • "Dallas"
  • "The Simpsons"

Which of the following TV shows had the longest run?

  • "Lassie"
  • "Gunsmoke"
  • "Knots Landing"

What company is responsible for producing the original soap operas?

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg's

What soap opera, which started airing in 1952, has produced more than 15,000 episodes?

  • "Guiding Light"
  • "Days of Our Lives"
  • "As the World Turns"