The 'All in the Family' Quiz

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About This Quiz

Even in the '70s, way before "political correctness" became a thing, Archie Bunker's brand of bigotry was enough to raise eyebrows. Yet that was part of the point. The star of "All in the Family," produced by Norman Lear, Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor) was created as a way to bring dinnertime conversations to the world of sitcom TV.

The groundbreaking show made us think about our prejudices — everything from homosexuality and draft-dodging to women's rights and gun control. It also tackled uncomfortable issues such as rape and open marriages. That was pretty heavy stuff back then, especially with the show airing after such lighthearted fare as "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Green Acres" and "Hee-Haw."

During its run, viewers got to witness all of Archie's foibles, along with wife Edith's subservience to Archie (although her character developed into a more independent woman as the series went on). Open-minded daughter Gloria — and especially her husband, the liberal Mike — were perfect foils for Archie's staunch prejudices.

"All in the Family" filmed 202 episodes during its nearly decade-long run. During that period, it was the highest-rated show on TV for five years.

Take our quiz to see how much you remember about this series that changed television.

Who played daughter Gloria Stivic?

The Bunkers had one daughter, Gloria, played by Sally Struthers.

What term of endearment did Archie use to describe his son-in-law?

Rob Reiner played Michael Stivic — or Meathead, as Archie preferred to address him.

Where did the Bunkers live?

The Bunkers lived at 704 Hauser St. in Astoria, Queens.

Who was Archie's best friend?

Allan Melvin played Archie's friend, neighbor and fellow World War II veteran Barney Hefner on the show.

What character was played by Bea Arthur?

Bea Arthur guest starred as Edith's cousin Maude Findlay, who clashed with Archie over President Roosevelt's legacy.

Whom does Archie describe as the funniest man in the world?

Archie describes co-worker Stretch Cunningham as the funniest man in the world and is shocked to learn at Stretch's funeral that he was Jewish.

Where does Archie Bunker work?

When the series begins, Archie is a dock foreman at the Prendergast Tool and Die Co.

What is the name of the Jeffersons' son?

Lionel is the Jefferson's son and a good friend to Mike Stivic.

True or false: Archie and Edith move into the Jeffersons' home when they move out.

Gloria and Mike move into the Jefferson's place when George and Louise move to Chicago. Archie and Edith stay put.

What is the name of the Bunker's grandchild?

Gloria and Mike have a son named Joey in December 1975, making Edith and Archie grandparents for the first time.

What does Archie buy at the start of season eight?

When season eight begins, Archie buys Kelcy's Bar and renames it "Archie's Place."

What does Edith use to escape a would-be rapist?

In one infamous episode centered around Edith's 50th birthday, she escapes a sexual predator by shoving a cake in his face.

What is "Edith's Problem" during season two?

"All in the Family" took a bold look at menopause during this season two episode, with Edith going through angry spells where she orders Archie to "stifle!"

Where did Archie meet Sammy Davis Jr.?

Archie meets Sammy Davis Jr. while moonlighting as a cab driver. Davis famously kissed the bigoted Bunker at the end off the episode.

What is the title of the theme song on "All in the Family"?

Archie and Edith meet at the piano to sing "Those Were the Days" at the start of each episode.

True or false: In real life, Jean Stapleton was an incredible singer.

That horrendous singing voice of Edith's was all acting. Stapleton was actually a trained singer who performed in many musicals early in her career.

True or false: "All in the Family" had more spinoffs than any sitcom in history.

With seven spinoffs, "All in the Family" was the TV spinoff king.

Which of these was NOT a spinoff of "All in the Family"?

"All in the Family" spawned both "Maude" and "The Jeffersons," but not "What's Happening!!"

Which came first — "Archie Bunker's Place" or "Gloria"?

"Archie Bunker's Place" premiered in 1979 and was a direct "All in the Family" spinoff. "Gloria" came a few years later, in 1982.

Who was the producer behind "All in the Family"?

In addition to "All in the Family," Norman Lear also produced hits like "Sanford and Son," "One Day at a Time," and "The Jeffersons."

True or false: Lear nixed an "All in the Family" reboot in 2014.

After months of rumors, Lear finally announced in 2014 that he'd decided that the time wasn't right for an "All in the Family" reboot.

True or false: Harrison Ford turned down the role of Michael Stivic.

The "Star Wars" actor turned down the role because he felt that Archie's bigotry was too crude.

"Good Times" was a spinoff of which "All in the Family" spinoff?

"Good Times" spun off from "Maude." Florida Evans, the matriarch of "Good Times" used to be Maude's maid, though no explanation was provided for how Florida moved from New York to Chicago, the setting for "Good Times."

What was the name of George Jefferson's brother on the show?

George's brother Henry, played by Mel Stewart, left the show in the fourth season to move to Chicago.

Who moves in with the Bunkers during the show's final season?

Archie and Edith's empty nest is full once more when niece Stephanie moves in during season nine.

How many seasons did the groundbreaking series "All in the Family" run?

Carroll O'Connor and company starred in 208 episodes over nine seasons.

During which season did Sherman Hemsley make his first appearance on "All in the Family"?

He may seem like an integral part of the show, but George Jefferson never actually appeared on the show until the fourth season, though his wife and son were seen much earlier than that.

What year did the series premiere?

"All in the Family" hit the airwaves for the first time on Jan. 12, 1971. The series ended in 1979.

How many seasons did "Archie Bunker's Place" run?

The spinoff lasted for four seasons and featured Archie as he attempted to master life without Edith.

What killed Edith Bunker?

In "Archie Bunker's Place," viewers learned that Edith died in her sleep after having a stroke.

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