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The Sesame Street Characters Quiz
by Staff
Sunny day! Sweepin' the clouds away. It's time to take a stroll down "Sesame Street" and see what you know about some of your favorite TV characters — both human and otherwise.

What show name was nixed by "Sesame Street" creators for being too New York-specific?

  • "123 Avenue B"
  • "Alphabet City"
  • "Central Park Place"

Where is "Sesame Street" supposedly located?

  • a mix of streets in Harlem, the Bronx, the Upper West Side and where "West Side Story" was set.
  • Alphabet City
  • the Bronx and Harlem

What is the address of Luis and Maria's iconic brownstone?

  • ABC Sesame Street
  • 123 Sesame Street
  • 1 Sesame Street

What Sesame Street character(s) live in the garden apartment below Luis and Maria at 123 Sesame Street?

  • Olivia Robinson
  • Gordon Robinson
  • Bert and Ernie

What characters were NOT part of "Sesame Street" on its debut on November 10, 1969?

  • Kermit, Grover and Cookie Monster
  • Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and Oscar
  • Snuffleupagus, The Count, Elmo

What "Sesame Street" character was the first to be a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

  • Grover
  • Kermit
  • Cookie Monster

During a Thanksgiving Day episode in 1983, who did adult characters on "Sesame Street" explain had died to Big Bird?

  • Mr. Hooper
  • Mr. Robinson
  • Linda the librarian

In 2002, what new "Takalani Sesame" ("Sesame Street's" South African edition) puppet created controversy?

  • Zuzu
  • Moshe
  • Kami

What president appeared in a PSA with Kami?

  • Bill Clinton
  • George H. Bush
  • George H.W. Bush

What "Sesame Street" character, which appeared from 1970 to 1975, was eventually retired because viewers complained he portrayed a negative stereotype of African-American children?

  • Harvey Kneeslapper
  • Roosevelt Franklin
  • Frank Oz

Who was the first celebrity to make a guest appearance on "Sesame Street?"

  • James Earl Jones
  • Michael Landon
  • Diana Ross

Which "Sesame Street "character's first words were “Don’t bang on my can! Go away”?

  • Oscar
  • Grover
  • The Lecture Lady

What female "Sesame Street" character was added in 2006, the first new female lead in 13 years?

  • Zoe
  • Grundgetta
  • Abby Cadabby

What "Sesame Street" puppet is the only character to have testified before Congress?

  • Elmo
  • Big Bird
  • Kermit

What character's favorite thing are triangles and playing with his best friend Baby Bear?

  • Telly Monster
  • Super Grover
  • Big Bird

Who is Big Bird's best friend?

  • Susan
  • Snuffleupagus
  • Bert

"Sesame Street's" 46th season includes a new cast member. What is her name?

  • Rita
  • Nina
  • Luisa

What "Sesame Street' character teaches children about vocabulary and introduces them to letters and numbers?

  • Rosita
  • Count Von Count
  • Murray

Which character did Jim Henson originally create for a cracker commercial three years before "Sesame Street" debuted?

  • Cookie Monster
  • Grover
  • Oscar

How tall is Big Bird?

  • 8 feet 2 inches
  • 7 feet 9 inches
  • 7 feet 11 inches

Oscar the Grouch wasn't always green. What color was he originally?

  • orange
  • blue
  • gray

In 1980, what famed characters from "Star Wars" visited "Sesame Street?"

  • C-3PO and R2-D2
  • Chewbacca and Han Solo
  • Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker

What actor retired in 2015, after spending 44 years on "Sesame Street" as a writer and the character Maria?

  • Gabriela Rose Reagan
  • Sonia Manzano
  • Sara Compton

Which "Sesame Street" character is the only one with a single to make it on the Billboard charts?

  • Ernie
  • Big Bird
  • Elmo

What does Super Grover sell for Acme, Inc.?

  • doorknobs
  • umbrellas
  • capes

Who gave Big Bird his teddy bear Radar?

  • Mr. Hooper
  • Maria
  • Snuffleupagus

What is Mr. Hooper's first name?

  • Sam
  • Leonard
  • Harold

Guy Smiley is a recurring character on "Sesame Street." What is his job?

  • game show host
  • news reporter
  • politician

What are the small creatures who live in Ernie's window box with his flowers?

  • Twiddlebugs
  • Tattlesticks
  • Piddlepats