Can You Ace This “Family Ties” Quiz?

By: Olivia Cantor

Can You Ace This “Family Ties” Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Sha la la la! What happens when two former flower children find themselves middle-aged and raising kids? There ain't nothing they can't love each other through! Test your "Family Ties" knowledge with this quiz.
"Family Ties" is about a family with which last name?
Seaver
Keaton
"Family Ties" is about the Keaton family.
Tanner
Bower

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What's the name of the oldest kid?
Adam P. Keaton
Aaron P. Keaton
Alex P. Keaton
Michael J. Fox plays Alex P. Keaton.
Andrew P. Keaton

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Where does Steven Keaton work?
A newspaper
A TV station
Steven works at WKS, a local public television station.
A school
A bank

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Alex P. Keaton is a feisty young man who is an unapologetic and proud follower of which political party?
Democratic
Republican
Alex was a fan of Reaganomics during the '80s.
Green
Libertarian

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What is Elyse Keaton's job?
Engineer
Architect
Elyse is an architect.
Journalist
Psychiatrist

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"What would we do, baby, ________ ________?" Can you finish this lyric from the theme song?
Without love
Without kids
Without peace
Without us
"What would we do, baby, without us? And there ain't no nothing we can't love each other through. What would we do, baby, without us? Sha-la-la-la."

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What's the name of the second Keaton kid, often portrayed as an airhead compared to Alex?
Carol
Mallory
Mallory is the second oldest Keaton kid.
Ashley
Samantha

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What are Steven and Elyse's politics?
Conservative
Liberal
The show was actually pitched to TV networks as “hip parents, square kids."
They used to be conservative but are now liberal.
They used to be liberal but are now conservative.

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Who plays Steven and Elyse?
Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns
Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal
Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter
Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter play the parents.
James Eckhouse and Carol Potter

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What's the name of the third Keaton kid?
Ben
Rudy
Jennifer
Jennifer is played by Tina Yothers.
Randy

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Which president does Alex especially admire?
Richard Nixon
Alex admires Richard Nixon. He has a framed picture of the former president on his bedside and even had a lunch box with him on it.
George H.W. Bush
Gerald Ford
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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What's the nickname of their nerdy neighbor?
Boner
Skippy
Keaton friend and neighbor Irwin Handelman's nickname is "Skippy".
Cockroach
Jazz

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Where does the Keaton family live?
Columbus, Ohio
They live in Columbus, Ohio.
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Buffalo, New York
Boston, Massachusetts

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Being a young Republican, Alex dresses conservatively, often sporting which of these trademark items?
Bowtie
Necktie
Alex also tries to influence his younger brother to dress and think the same way he does.
American flag pin
Suspenders

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What character does Tracy Pollan, Fox’s real-life wife, play on the show?
Eleanor Reed
Elisa Reed
Ellen Reed
Contrasting with Alex’s conservative beliefs, Ellen is a feminist artist.
Emma Reed

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Which future "Friends" actress had a recurring role as Lauren Miller, Alex's other serious girlfriend on the show?
Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox played Lauren Miller, who like Ellen, also had feminist leanings.
Jennifer Aniston
Lisa Kudrow
Paget Brewster

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What does the "P" in Alex P. Keaton stand for?
Progress
Peace
Alex's full name is Alex Peace Keaton. His parents were Peace Corps. members.
Pacifist
Patriot

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Tom Hanks plays Alex’s uncle. Which serious problem does he have?
Depression
Gambling
Kleptomania
Alcoholism
Ned botches a job interview because he's drunk.

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What's the name of the youngest addition to the Keaton clan?
Andrew
Andrew is played by Brian Bonsall.
Chrissy
Nicky
Olivia

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During the 1980s, the show was brave enough to present controversial issues like sexual harassment. Which kid gets harassed by an older man?
Jennifer
Mallory
A family friend they call Uncle Arthur kisses Mallory against her will.
Andrew
Alex

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In "A Keaton Christmas Carol," the show puts its own spin on the holiday classic. Which character is the Scrooge of the story?
Jennifer
Steven
Alex
In the episode, Jennifer is the Ghost of Christmas Past and Mallory is the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Mallory

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Jennifer does a book report on a classic that her school banned. What's the book?
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"Animal Farm"
"Nineteen Eighty-Four"
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Jennifer gets suspended for writing the book report. The school board reconsiders her suspension, though.

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What newspaper does Alex read?
"The Wall Street Journal"
He reads "The Wall Street Journal."
"The Boston Globe"
"The New York Times"
"The Chicago Tribune"

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During the first two seasons, Alex really wants to attend which college?
Yale
Harvard
Princeton
Alex opts to help Mallory with a personal issue instead of finishing his Princeton interview.
Columbia

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Where does Alex go to college?
Grant
Hudson
Leland
Leland University is a fictional school.
Hillman

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