Test Your Knowledge: The Wire

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

The title of the show refers to what?

All types of monitoring technolgies are prominently displayed in many episodes

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Who created the show?

His experience as a journalist is evident in the show's realism

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Who compsed the show's theme song, "Way Down in the Hole"?

The same song was sung by different artists at the beginning of each season

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Which actor played Jimmy McNulty, the star of the first season?

West is actually English and won acclaim for his ability to create a believable Baltimore accent

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Which network originally created the show?

It is now considered one of the network's all-time best series

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Which character commits some of the most heartless and vicious murders?

Her unsettling lack of empathy allowed her to hurt people with zero mercy

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How many total episodes were there?

The show ran for five seasons

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Season two revolves around which part of the city?

Many episodes are shot right on the waterfront

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Which celebrity rapper has said "The Wire" is his favorite TV show?

Eminem had Dominic West speak during a skit on one of his albums

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What is the name of the song that Omar Little ominously whistles?

The actor was actually incapable of whistling so the sound had to be created by another person

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Which famous musician plays a role as a recovering drug addict in several episodes?

Earle also has a well-established real-life struggle with substance abuse

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This character was based on a real-life, drug-addled informant with a photographic memory?

The real-life character was paid $50 each time his information led to an arrest

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Which character leads a violent drug gang?

His arrogant sense of superiority eventually costs him

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Which character was supposed to die in the first season but was spared?

HBO executives persuaded David Simon to keep her alive because of her character's on-screen power

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Which group recorded the theme song for season one of the show?

Their uplifting image was a stark contrast to the show's darkness

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For all of the violence in the show, the police fire their weapons how many times in five seasons?

And it's always the same guy with the itchy trigger finger, Roland Pryzbylewski

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Which character mercilessly kills Snoop, just before she can instead kill him?

He is always suspicious of the other gang members

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Which NFL figure appears on the center of Frank Sobotka's dartboard?

Irsay abruptly moved the Baltimore Colts to Cleveland, saddening the entire city

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Before he was cast as Cedric Daniels, Lance Reddick auditioned for which two other parts?

His distinguished mannerisms gave him the appropriate air of authority for the part

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Chris and Snoop dispose of their victims' bodies where?

There are so many abandoned buildings that the bodies go unnoticed for months

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Who takes over the gang's business when Avon goes to prison at the end of season 1?

Bell's loyalty doesn't last long and he begins betraying Avon almost immediately

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Tired of the drugs and violence, Major Bunny Colvin does what at the end of his career on the police force?

Nicknamed "Hamsterdam," the experiment actually helps to lower violent crime for a short time

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In order to increase the budget for police work, what does McNulty unethically do?

He even manipulates crime scene victims to sell his ploy and secure emergency funding

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Which author called Snoop, "Perhaps the most terrifying female villan ever to appear in a television series"?

If anyone would know, it would be King

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Which police officer loses his gun in the third season?

It's a serious issue that causes consternation for multiple scenes

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Bodie works for Avon until his loyalties switch to what gangster?

Marlo forced him to do his bidding

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Season four revolves around which city institution?

Many episodes focus on the struggles of four eighth-grade boys

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Bunk constantly mentions his wife but she never appears in the show. What's her name?

Her background presence often causes Bunk to drink excessively

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Which legitimate business does Stringer Bell yearn to pursue?

The street life catches up with him before he can fulfill his dreams

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What's the color of the ribbon that McNulty's fake serial killer ties to each victim's arm?

Eventually his scheme unravels, just like the ribbons themselves

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This gritty drama featured urban decay and drug abuse at its worst. How much do you know about "The Wire"?

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