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Live From New York: The SNL Quiz
by Staff
"Saturday Night Live" has been around for more than 40 seasons. Take our quiz and see if you’re a superfan or livin’ in a van down by the river.

What year did the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" debut?

  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975

Who is the Canadian-born comedy writer that created "Saturday Night Live"?

  • John Candy
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Dan Aykroyd

What network is host to the comedy show "Saturday Night Live"?

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC

Which U.S. president is Chevy Chase best known for portraying on "Saturday Night Live?"

  • President Carter
  • President Nixon
  • President Ford

Who hosted the debut episode of "Saturday Night Live?"

  • George Carlin
  • Richard Pryor
  • Bill Murray

Which early "Saturday Night Live" cast member played character Samurai Futaba?

  • Bill Murray
  • John Belushi
  • Dan Aykroyd

Who was the youngest host of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Jodie Foster
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Drew Barrymore

President Gerald Ford delivered the "Saturday Night Live" opening line, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night."

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What musical guest tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live?"

  • Sinead O' Connor
  • Madonna
  • Annie Lennox

What is the name of the troupe of comedians and actors featured on "Saturday Night Live?"

  • The Not Ready for Prime Time Players
  • The SNL Players
  • The Not Ready for Saturday Night Players

Who was the oldest person to host "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Miskel Spillman
  • Ruth Gordon
  • Betty White

What "Saturday Night Live" cast member played the character The Church Lady?

  • Mike Myers
  • Seth Myers
  • Dana Carvey

Who is the youngest cast member to appear on "Saturday Night Live?"

  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • Chris Rock
  • Maya Rudolph

Who has appeared 16 times as the host of "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Steve Martin
  • John Goodman
  • Alec Baldwin

What studio is "Saturday Night Live" filmed in at Rockefeller Center?

  • 8H
  • 8B
  • 8C

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is a "Saturday Night Live" cast alumni.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What actress played the consumer affairs reporter Roseanne Roseannadanna on 'Saturday Night Live?"

  • Laraine Newman
  • Gilda Radner
  • Jane Curtain

What is the most successful movie based on a "Saturday Night Live" sketch?

  • "Wayne's World"
  • "The Blues Brothers"
  • "A Night at the Roxbury"

What was "Saturday Night Live" originally named?

  • "Live From New York"
  • "Friday Night Live"
  • "NBC's Saturday Night"

Which iconic Chris Farley character ended his motivational speeches with the line "…when you're living in van down by the river?"

  • Bill Swerski
  • Mike Donnelly
  • Matt Foley

Who was the first female head writer of "Saturday Night Live?"

  • Amy Poehler
  • Tina Fey
  • Jane Curtain

Who was the first cast member to be born after "Saturday Night Live" premiered?

  • Kenan Thompson
  • Colin Jost
  • Michael Che

Which cast member spent 14 years on "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Darrell Hammond
  • Al Franken

Who was the first female host of "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Lily Tomlin
  • Madeline Kahn
  • Candice Bergen

What "Saturday Night Live" cast member played the character Operaman?

  • David Spade
  • Adam Sandler
  • Will Ferrell

Which Beatle has never appeared on "Saturday Night Live"?

  • George Harrison
  • Ringo Starr
  • John Lennon

How many sets of brothers have been cast members on "Saturday Night Live"?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three

Famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti has appeared on "Saturday Night Live" as a musical guest.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who is the oldest cast member to join "Saturday Night Live"?

  • Leslie Jones
  • Michael McKean
  • George Coe

Who is the highest-paid cast member in the history of "Saturday Night Live?"

  • Adam Sandler
  • Chris Farley
  • Will Ferrell