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The 'Law and Order: SVU' Quiz
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You love Benson. You miss Stabler. And you can't stop watching "Law and Order." Take our challenge to see if you could be part of the elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit (SVU).

What was "Law & Order: SVU" supposed to be called?

  • SVU
  • Sex Crimes
  • Special Victims

True or false? "Law & Order: SVU" is the longest-running prime-time drama currently on TV.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What New York precinct is the Special Victims Unit?

  • 12th
  • 64th
  • 16th

What NBC show was Detective John Munch originally on?

  • "Homicide: Life on the Street"
  • "Law and Order"
  • "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"

How many children does Detective Elliot Stabler have with his wife Kathy?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2

Who is John Munch's second partner on SVU?

  • Lennie Briscoe
  • Monique Jeffries
  • Odafin "Fin" Tutuola

What happened to Assistant District Attorney Alex Cabot?

  • She's killed in a drive-by shooting.
  • She entered the federal Witness Protection Program.
  • She retires.

When did the first episode of "Law & Order: SVU" air?

  • Sept. 20, 1999
  • Sept. 22, 1998
  • Aug. 31, 1999

What Emmy Award-winning actress plays Detective Eliot Stabler's bipolar mother?

  • Carol Burnett
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Ellen Burstyn

How many years were Detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler partners?

  • 12
  • 9
  • 8

Who becomes Olivia Benson's partner when Detective Elliot Stabler abruptly resigns from the police force?

  • Detective Sonny Carisi
  • Detective Nick Amaro
  • Detective Amanda Rollins

Which SVU actor has appeared in more episodes of the "Law & Order" franchise than any other character?

  • Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson)
  • Dann Florek (Capt. Donald Cragen)
  • Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch)

True or false? Academy Award-nominee Bradley Cooper was in an episode of SVU that also starred Angela Lansbury, Alfred Molina and Rita Moreno.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or false? In its 17th season, SVU will air an episode inspired by the hit reality show "The Bachelor."

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What famed actress portrayed the role of Janis Donovan, a woman with multiple personalities who is accused of child abuse?

  • Cynthia Nixon
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

What unit did Fin Tutuola transfer from when he joined SVU?

  • narcotics
  • vice
  • internal affairs

What kind of addiction does Captain Donald Cragen deal with?

  • alcohol
  • sex
  • opioids

Who takes over as SVU's interim supervisor when Captain Cragen retires?

  • Olivia Benson
  • John Munch
  • Fin Tutuola

True or false? Olivia Benson is the child of rape.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many children does Fin Tutuola have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Why did Detective Amanda Rollins join SVU?

  • She was promoted.
  • She was transferred.
  • She moved from Atlanta.

Not long after Detective Amanda Rollins joins SVU, Captain Cragen finds out she is hiding an addiction to what?

  • alcohol
  • gambling
  • sex

Who is Ed Tucker?

  • captain of Internal Affairs
  • detective in SVU
  • Amanda Rollins' husband

True or false? "Law & Order" is currently the last remaining show in the American "Law & Order" franchise.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many awards has "Law & Order: SVU" been nominated for?

  • 132
  • 112
  • 97

How many Prism Awards has SVU been nominated for?

  • 14
  • 8
  • 4

True or false? Kelli Giddish made her SVU debut as a rape victim named Kara Bawson.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or false? Rafael Barba, played by Raúl Esparza, is SVU's first regular male assistant district attorney.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many countries and territories view "Law & Order: SVU?"

  • more than 250
  • more than 150
  • more than 100

Fill in the blank. In the criminal justice system,__________. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."

  • sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous
  • sexually-based crimes are considered especially heinous
  • sexual crimes are considered especially heinous