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The Dexter Quiz
by Staff
If killing is your hobby, death is your profession and mixing the two is your passionate approach to the human condition, your name might just be "Dexter," the serial killer with a moral code.

Dexter Morgan was played by what talented actor?

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Michael C. Hall
  • Gary Oldman

In what year did "Dexter" premiere?

  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2009

What was the main ingredient in most of the gallons and gallons of pretend blood used on the show?

  • maple syrup
  • corn syrup
  • coconut oil

Jennifer Carpenter played Dexter's adopted sister Debra. What relationship did Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall share in real life?

  • They are cousins.
  • They were married.
  • They are actually sister and brother.

What character on the show was loosely based on real-life BTK serial killer Dennis Rader?

  • Arthur Mitchell
  • Harry Morgan
  • Special Agent Frank Lundy

Debra Morgan, Dexter's sister, has a colorful vocabulary. In fact, she's well known for dropping the F-bomb pretty regularly. About how many times did she use this particular word in the eight seasons of the show?

  • 750
  • 871
  • 996

What popular star was originally tapped to play Dexter and passed on the opportunity?

  • Jeremy Renner
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Christian Bale

What insect appears in the opening credits of the show?

  • an ant
  • a cockroach
  • a mosquito

Although Dexter is a serial killer, he does live by a code. Who taught him to spare the innocent?

  • his sister
  • his adoptive father
  • his imaginary friend Harry

Dexter keeps trophies of his kills. What does he collect from his victims?

  • blood
  • ears
  • fingernails

Dexter's sister Debra is on his case a lot, but that's to be expected. What does she do for a living?

  • She's a policewoman.
  • She's a nurse.
  • She's a lawyer.

"Dexter" premiered on what premium cable network?

  • HBO
  • Showtime
  • Starz

Dexter has a preferred modus operandi. Where does he like to dispose of bodies?

  • in water
  • in landfills
  • as medical waste

As far as Dexter is concerned, one category of human is definitely off the cutting table. Who would Dexter never hurt?

  • a nun
  • a pregnant woman
  • a child

The runny, gooey, fake red blood on the show was a made-to-order liquid. Some of the stationary puddles and pools were made from another more solid substance, though. What was it?

  • acetate
  • glass
  • PVC

The show was set in which city and state?

  • Miami, Florida
  • San Francisco, California
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What Parental TV rating did "Dexter" originally receive?

  • It was not rated.
  • TV-14
  • TV-MA

How long did it typically take to film a kill room scene on "Dexter?"

  • 5 to 7 hours
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • over 12 hours

Although the story takes place in Miami, Florida, most of the exterior shots were filmed, not in the Sunshine State, but where?

  • North Carolina
  • California
  • Mexico

What is Dexter's occupation at the end of the series?

  • maker of license plates
  • lumberjack
  • morgue attendant

What style of shirt was Dexter fond of wearing?

  • a Henley
  • an oxford shirt
  • a Polo shirt

Actor David Zayas played what character on the show?

  • Harry Morgan
  • Vince Masuka
  • Angel Batista

What was Dexter's job?

  • forensic accountant
  • coroner
  • blood spatter analyst¬†

Dexter and Rita (Julie Benz) had a baby boy. What was his name?

  • Brian
  • Harry
  • Harrison

The character of Dexter was originally the brainchild of what author?

  • Jeff Lindsay
  • Stephen King
  • Dean Koontz

Yvonne Strahovski was fresh off what network series when she took on the role of Hannah McKay in "Dexter?"

  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Chuck"
  • "Revolution"

"Dexter" had a successful run on Showtime. How many seasons did it air original programming?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

Bloodthirsty inclinations run in Dexter's family, notably in his biological older brother. What was his brother's name?

  • Brian Moser aka Rudy Cooper
  • Bill Tomb aka Gary Wrapper
  • Ryan Bell aka Jason Cask

Rita Bennett (played by Julie Benz) was Dexter's wife and the mother of his son. In which season finale was she murdered (not by Dexter)?

  • fourth
  • fifth
  • sixth

How old was Dexter when he witnessed his mother's murder?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7