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The 'MacGyver' Quiz
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"MacGyver" gave the classic action hero an everyman feel, relying on clever engineering and everyday objects to stop the bad guys and save the day. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the show, its characters and most memorable moments.

What year did "MacGyver" premiere on television?

  • 1981
  • 1985
  • 1989

How many seasons did the show last?

  • five
  • six
  • seven

Who played the leading role in "MacGyver"?

  • Richard Dean Anderson
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Don Johnson

What is MacGyver's weapon of choice?

  • machine gun
  • lasso
  • Swiss army knife

True or false: MacGyver never used a gun throughout the series.

  • true
  • false

Who is MacGyver's closest friend?

  • James
  • Jack
  • John

How can you tell when Jack is stretching the truth?

  • He laughs.
  • His eye twitches.
  • He wrings his hands.

What is the name of MacGyver's boss?

  • Frank Windsor
  • Dan Smith
  • Pete Thornton

Which of these organizations did NOT employ MacGyver?

  • Department of External Services
  • Phoenix Foundation
  • Spy Center Inc.

Where does MacGyver meet Penny Parker?

  • airport
  • restaurant
  • bank

Who played Penny Parker on the show?

  • Demi Moore
  • Teri Hatcher
  • Courteney Cox

Who is MacGyver's greatest foe?

  • Matlock
  • McDonald
  • Murdoc

Who played the role of Murdoc on "MacGyver"?

  • Bruce McGill
  • Robin Mossley
  • Michael Des Barres

What family of bounty hunters acts a thorn in MacGyver's side throughout the series?

  • Campfields
  • Coltons
  • Hatfields

Who lives next door to MacGyver?

  • Rob
  • Dan
  • Wilt

How many Emmy awards did "MacGyver" win?

  • zero
  • three
  • seven

What "Happy Days" actor was an executive producer on "MacGyver"?

  • Henry Winkler
  • Ron Howard
  • Don Most

True or false: The show relied on a real-life MacGyver to produce scientific guidance for the writers.

  • true
  • false

What was MacGyver's first name?

  • Angus
  • Andrew
  • Axel

What did producers spend $40,000 to craft in a realistic special effect?

  • bus
  • rhino
  • yacht

Where did MacGyver live?

  • trailer
  • apartment
  • houseboat

What year did The WB attempt to relaunch the series as "Young MacGyver"?

  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2007

How many TV movies were made after the series ended?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What did MacGyver use to stop a bomb in the pilot episode?

  • duct tape
  • pencil
  • paper clip

True or false: MacGyver avoided guns because of a tragic childhood incident.

  • true
  • false

What is the name of the musical that Murdoc created for Penny Parker to star in?

  • "The Penny Parker Show"
  • "Cleo Rocks"
  • "Dogs"

What network announced a "MacGyver" reboot in 2015?

  • NBC
  • CBS
  • ABC

True or false: Henry Winkler is named as an executive producer on the "MacGyver" reboot.

  • true
  • false

What actor won the role of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot?

  • Channing Tatum
  • Lucas Till
  • Zac Efron

True or false: There was a "MacGyver" movie in the works in 2012 that never made it to theaters.

  • true
  • false