The HBO Original Programming Quiz
by Staff
Feeling guilty for binge-watching "Game of Thrones" in one weekend, only to follow it with a week of "Girls" episodes and revisiting "The Wire" for the fourth time? Make all that couch-sitting worthwhile by acing this HBO Original Programming Quiz.

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" followed the fictional misadventures of Larry David, the real-life creator of what show?

  • "Seinfeld"
  • "Friends"
  • "Cheers"

What HBO show could be considered an early pioneer of reality television?

  • "The Larry Sanders Show"
  • "Taxicab Confessions"
  • "Generation Kill"

What famous President did Paul Giamatti portray in the HBO miniseries of the same name?

  • James Madison
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson

Andrew Rannells originated the role of Elder Price on Broadway in "Book of Mormon." What HBO show does he regularly appear on?

  • "Ballers"
  • "Sex and the City"
  • "Girls"

"Hard Knocks" follows a team from what league?

  • National Basketball Association
  • National Football League
  • Major League Baseball

Bill Maher hosts what roundtable talk show on HBO?

  • "Last Week Tonight with Bill Maher"
  • "Politically Incorrect"
  • "Real Time with Bill Maher"

What is an upcoming HBO series, currently in development?

  • "The Old Model"
  • "The Young Pope"
  • "The Stupid Scientist"

"The Wire" took place in what American city?

  • Baltimore
  • New York City
  • Chicago

What comedian's first series was on HBO?

  • Dane Cook
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Louis CK

What show was set in Botswana?

  • "The Pacific"
  • "Treme"
  • "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"

What was showrunner David Simon's follow-up to "The Wire?"

  • "Treme"
  • "Generation Kill"
  • "The Corner"

What is the name of Richard Hendricks' start-up in "Silicon Valley?"

  • Hooli
  • Aviato
  • Pied Piper

What HBO show won the most Emmys for any miniseries aired?

  • "Band of Brothers"
  • "Olive Kittredge"
  • "John Adams"

What Aaron Sorkin-penned series lasted three seasons on HBO?

  • "The Newsroom"
  • "Bored to Death"
  • "Boardwalk Empire"

How many seasons was "The Sopranos" on air?

  • ten
  • six
  • twelve

The song "Way Down In the Hole" is a theme for what series?

  • "The Wire"
  • "Treme"
  • "True Detective"

Who does Carrie end up with at the end of "Sex and the City"?

  • No one — she's single and loving it
  • Mr. Big
  • Aleksandr

Krazee Eyez Killa was a character on what show?

  • "The Chris Rock Show"
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • "Mr. Show with Bob and David"

A ghost is a recurring character in what series?

  • "Treme"
  • "Six Feet Under"
  • "Boardwalk Empire"

"The Larry Sanders Show" starred what comedian?

  • Garry Shandling
  • Larry Sanders
  • Johnny Carson

In the series opening credits, Tony Soprano is on what road?

  • Eight Mile
  • Interstate 90
  • New Jersey Turnpike

What HBO show features Adam Driver, who found worldwide fame after portraying Kylo Ren in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens?'

  • "Girls"
  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "True Detective"

What beloved children's show is debuting its 2016 season on HBO?

  • "Sesame Street"
  • "Pokemon"
  • "Daniel Tiger"

How many wives did Bill have on "Big Love?"

  • two
  • three
  • four

Who has narrated (nearly) every season of "Hard Knocks"?

  • Liev Schreiber
  • Paul Rudd
  • Paul Giamatti

What is Johnny Drama's real last name on "Entourage?"

  • Chase
  • Durama
  • Johnson

Debuting in 2016, what series is based on a Michael Crichton film?

  • "Jurassic Park: The Show"
  • "Vinyl"
  • "Westworld"

What was the premise of "Oz?"

  • Four misfits and a cute dog make their way to the Emerald City.
  • a song-and-dance retelling of how "The Wizard of Oz" was made
  • Inmates in high-security prison face brutality and psychological drama.

"Office Space" writer and director Mike Judge created what HBO series?

  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "Ballers"
  • "Enlightened"

What television series spoils the future books the episodes are adapted from?

  • "John Adams"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "The Leftovers"