The 'Empire' TV Show Quiz


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Hip-hop, fame, conflict — it's all in the drama series "Empire." Are you a fan of the Lyon family? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the star-studded TV show.

When did the television series "Empire" debut?

The television series "Empire" premiered in the U.S. on Jan. 7, 2015.


Which network airs the television series "Empire"?

"Empire" airs on the Fox network.


Which industry is featured in the television series "Empire"?

"Empire" features a family involved in the music industry.


What city is the setting for the television show "Empire"?

"Empire" based in New York City, but it's not filmed there.


True or false: "Empire" is set in the 1980s.

"Empire" is set in the present day. The show features many cameo appearances of current musical stars.


Which actor plays the "Empire" character Lucious Lyon?

Terrence Howard is the actor who plays the "Empire" character Lucious Lyon.


What is the parental guideline rating for the television series "Empire"?

TV-14 means that parents are strongly cautioned, and most parents would find the material unsuitable for children under 14 years old.


Which "Empire" character is the CEO of Empire Entertainment?

Andre and Jamal are sons of Lucious Lyon, the CEO of Empire Entertainment.


Which city is the television series "Empire" filmed in?

"Empire" is filmed in Chicago.


Tim Mosley produces the music for the television series "Empire." What is Mosley's stage name?

Tim Mosley, who is more commonly known as Timbaland, produces the music for the television series "Empire." All the songs for the series are original tracks.


What terminal illness is the "Empire" character Lucious Lyon diagnosed with?

Lyon is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.


Which actress plays the "Empire" character Cookie Lyon?

Henson previously co-starred with Terrence Howard in the 2005 movie "Hustle & Flow."


How many sons does the "Empire" character Lucious Lyon have?

Lyon has three sons, all competing for control of Empire Entertainment.


In which season one episode did the rapper Snoop Dogg appear as himself?

Episode 11 is titled "Die but Once."


Which "Empire" character is the oldest son of Lucious Lyon?

Andre Lyon is played by the actor Trai Byers, who is married to "Empire" co-star Grace Gealey.


True or false: The season one tagline for the television series "Empire" is "Music. Family. Power. The battle begins."

This is the season one tagline for "Empire."


In the television series "Empire," what is the character Cookie's real name?

Loretha "Cookie" Lyon is the co-founder of Empire Entertainment.


Which actor from the movie "The Butler" co-created the series "Empire" with Lee Daniels?

Strong also acted in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."


Which "Empire" character is the youngest Lyon son?

Bryshere Y. Gray plays Hakeem in the television series.


In which episode of season one does Jamal Lyon publicly reveal his sexual orientation?

In season one episode eight, titled "The Lyon's Roar," Jamal publicly reveals he is homosexual. Jussie Smollett plays Jamal on the show.


Which actor won a Golden Globe for his or her performance in the series "Empire"?

In 2016, actress Taraji P. Henson won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series – drama.


What is the runtime for episodes of "Empire"?

Episodes of "Empire" have a runtime of about 42 minutes.


Which "Empire" character does the actress Grace Gealey play in the television series?

Anika and Cookie are at odds with each other in the show.


In season one, "Empire" set a record for most consecutive weeks of increased viewership. How many weeks was this?

In season one, the series "Empire" set a record with 12 consecutive weeks of increased viewership. The previous record was five consecutive weeks of increased viewership, set by "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 1999.


How many viewers watched the premiere episode of the series "Empire"?

The premiere episode of the series garnered 9.8 million viewers.


Which feature film director served as a guest director for the "Empire" episode titled "Dangerous Bonds"?

Singleton served as a guest director for the fifth episode of the first season, which aired on Feb. 4, 2015.


Which "Empire" actor earned his role on the series with a FaceTime audition?

Gray earned his role as Hakeem Lyon on the series in a FaceTime audition with executive producer, Brian Grazer.


Which "Empire" character is Andre Lyon's wife?

Actress Kaitlin Doubleday plays Rhonda Lyon.


True or false: Terrence Howard was Lee Daniels' first choice to play the "Empire" lead character Lucious Lyon.

Wesley Snipes was Daniels' first choice to play Lucious Lyon. Taraji P. Henson told Daniels she wouldn’t accept the role of Cookie Lyon unless Terrence Howard got the lead role, and Daniels agreed.


Which actress plays Lucious Lyon's secretary, Becky Williams, in the series "Empire"?

Sidibe is also known for her roles in "Precious" and "The Big C."


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