'The Daily Show' Quiz

By: Alison Cooper

'The Daily Show' Quiz
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About This Quiz

Are you lost without Jon Stewart as the host of "The Daily Show," or are you learning to love Trevor Noah? Test your knowledge of Comedy Central's long-running late-night news comedy show.
When did "The Daily Show" debut?
1996
The first episode of "The Daily Show" aired on July 21, 1996.
1999
2001

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Who was the first host?
Craig Kilborn
Craig Kilborn was the host before Jon Stewart took over.
Craig Ferguson
Norm Macdonald

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When did Jon Stewart replace Kilborn?
1999
Stewart's first show was Jan. 11, 1999.
2001
2004

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Which show did Craig Kilborn host after "The Daily Show"?
"The Tonight Show"
"The Late Late Show"
Kilborn hosted "The Late Late Show" for five years, until 2004.
"Last Call"

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What segment was always a part of Kilborn's celebrity interviews?
"Five Questions"
Kilborn kept the rights to "Five Questions" when he left the show.
"Truth or Dare"
"Never Have I Ever"

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When did Jon Stewart leave the show?
2012
2013
2015
Stewart hosted for 16 years, until Aug. 6, 2015.

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Who replaced Jon Stewart?
James Corden
Trevor Noah
South African comic Trevor Noah debuted on Sept. 28, 2015.
Samantha Bee

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This "senior correspondent" title has never been used on the show.
climatology
online dating
As far as we know, "The Daily Show" hasn't had a senior online dating correspondent yet.
fantasy culture
youth
antiquities
Latino
casual racism
Beyonce

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Which correspondent reported from the 2010 World Cup?
John Oliver
John Oliver went to South Africa for the World Cup.
Demetri Martin
Samantha Bee

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Who was the 2008 Summer Olympics correspondent?
Jason Jones
Rob Riggle
Riggle's four-part special about the Beijing Olympics was called "Rob Riggle: Chasing the Dragon."
Aasif Mandvi

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Where did correspondent Jason Jones go in 2009?
Iran
"The Daily Show" sent Jones to Iran.
Bolivia
Kazakhstan

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Which former correspondent is married to Jason Jones?
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee and Jason Jones are married with three children.
Olivia Munn
Kristen Schaal

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Jon Stewart went to Capitol Hill twice to help this group get a bill passed.
9/11 first responders
Stewart took up the cause of 9/11 first responders who were advocating for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.
illegal migrant workers
pro-abortion rights doctors

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When does the "Your Moment of Zen" segment happen?
before the theme song
after the host's monologue
at the end of the show
"Your Moment of Zen" is the last segment of the show.

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What band played for Jon Stewart's final "Moment of Zen"?
Phish
Radiohead
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Stewart picked the "The Boss," Bruce Springsteen, to play him out of his final episode.

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When did "The Daily Show" start doing its "Indecision" election segments?
2000
The show started major election coverage in 2000.
2004
2008

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"The Daily Show" broadcast from this state during the 2006 midterm elections.
Florida
Ohio
"The Midwest Midterm Midtacular" broadcast from Columbus, Ohio, for a few days.
California

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In 2012 Stewart gave this presidential candidate his most challenging interview of the campaign.
Herman Cain
Mitt Romney
Barack Obama
Obama's press secretary said Obama's interview with Stewart was his toughest.

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What's the name of the segment Trevor Noah did during the 2016 presidential debates?
"What the Actual Fact?"
Debate claims were scrutinized in "What the Actual Fact?"
"Fact U"
"Fact This"

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These two former presidents have been interviewed on the show.
George H.W. and George W. Bush
Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton
Carter and Clinton are both "Daily Show" fans.
George W. Bush and Bill Clinton

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Who is the only former "Daily Show" correspondent to be nominated for an Oscar?
Steve Carell
Carell was nominated for the 2014 movie "Foxcatcher."
Ed Helms
John Hodgman

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Which of these countries has NOT had a leader or former leader appear on "The Daily Show"?
Mexico
Liberia
Jordan
France
A French president has yet to appear on the show.
Pakistan
United Kingdom

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This disgraced politician was once roommates with Stewart.
Anthony Weiner
Stewart and Weiner shared a postcollege apartment in New York.
Eliot Spitzer
John Edwards

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This former "Daily Show" correspondent does NOT have his or her own news-style show.
Samantha Bee
Larry Wilmore
Stephen Colbert
John Oliver
John Hodgman
Hodgman has a podcast and has showed up on various TV shows, but he doesn't have his own show.

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Who was the celebrity interviewee on Jon Stewart's first show?
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was Stewart's first guest.
Bruce Willis
Nicolas Cage

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Why did John Oliver replace Stewart as host in 2013?
Stewart had pneumonia.
Stewart was directing a movie.
Oliver filled in for Stewart for three months because Stewart was directing a film.
Stewart was in contract negotiations.

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What was the name of the movie Stewart directed?
"Children of Heaven"
"Since You've Been Gone"
"Rosewater"
Stewart directed the 2014 movie "Rosewater," based on the memoir of an Iranian guest on the show.

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Who is the longest-serving correspondent?
Steve Carell
Stephen Colbert
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee was on the show from 2003 to 2015.

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Former correspondent Wyatt Cenac said he got into a fight with Stewart over this 2012 presidential candidate.
Herman Cain
Cenac said in a 2015 interview that Stewart had gotten furious when he questioned the accent Stewart used to imitate Cain.
Mitt Romney
Barack Obama

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Whom did Stewart say was his worst celebrity guest?
Donald Trump
Geraldo Rivera
Hugh Grant
Stewart told "Entertainment Weekly" in 2012 that Hugh Grant had been a terrible guest.

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