The 'Law & Order' Spinoffs Quiz

By: Laurie L. Dove

The 'Law & Order' Spinoffs Quiz
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About This Quiz

How well can you detect your 'Law & Order' skills? See how much you know about the spinoffs of this wildly popular franchise by trying to solve this quiz.
When did the television series "Law & Order" premiere in the U.S.?
1992
1991
1990
"Law & Order" debuted in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 1990.

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Who created the television series "Law & Order"?
David E. Kelley
Dick Wolf
Wolf got his start in television as a writer for the Steven Bochco series "Hill Street Blues."
Steven Bochco

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True or false: The television series "Law & Order" aired on the CBS television network.
true
false
NBC aired "Law & Order."

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How many American television spinoffs came from the series "Law & Order"?
four
Four American spinoff television dramas were created from the series "Law & Order."
three
two

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Which "Law & Order" franchise spinoff was the first to be produced?
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" follows detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

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Which American city is the setting for the original series "Law & Order"?
New York City
"Law & Order" is set in New York City.
Boston
Chicago

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Which "Law & Order" franchise television series is still airing new episodes?
"Law & Order"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is the only franchise series still airing original episodes.
"Law & Order: LA"

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How many episodes of the original "Law & Order" series were made?
456
The original "Law & Order" series aired 456 episodes over the course of 20 seasons.
356
256

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How many "Law & Order" television movies were made?
none
one
The series "Law & Order" inspired one television movie titled "Exiled."
two

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When did "Exiled" originally air?
1996
1998
"Exiled" premiered on Nov. 8, 1998.
2000

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Which year did the spinoff "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" premiere?
1999
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" premiered on Sept. 20, 1999.
2000
2001

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Which "Law & Order" spin-off series features the character Detective Robert Goren?
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was on the air for 10 years.
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury

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Which actor plays the character Detective Robert Goren in the series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"?
Courtney B. Vance
Jamey Sheridan
Vincent D'Onofrio
D'Onofrio made his feature film debut in the 1987 Vietnam War drama "Full Metal Jacket."

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When did "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" premiere?
2001
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" premiered on Sept. 30, 2001.
2003
2005

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How many episodes of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" were made?
95
195
Over the course of 10 seasons, 195 episodes of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" were made.
295

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Who is Detective Goren's partner in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"?
Detective Benson
Lt. Van Buren
Detective Eames
Actress Kathryn Erbe played Detective Alex Eames in the series.

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True or false: The "Law & Order" characters Jack McCoy and John Munch never appear in the series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
true
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is the only New York-based "Law & Order" franchise series in which the characters Jack McCoy and John Munch do not appear.
false

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In which "Law & Order" spinoff series does the rapper and actor Ice-T appear as a regular character?
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T appears in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: LA"

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Which character does Ice-T play in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"?
John Munch
Elliot Stabler
Odafin Tutuola
Ice-T plays Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola.

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Which character does the actress Mariska Hargitay play on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"?
Dr. Melinda Warner
Olivia Benson
In 2005, Hargitay won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series for her portrayal of the character Olivia Benson.
Amanda Rollins

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Which "Law & Order" television series always opens with the line, "In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous"?
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" opens with this well-known line.
"Law & Order"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"

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Which actor from the "Law & Order" franchise was also a U.S. senator?
Jerry Orbach
Sam Waterston
Fred Dalton Thompson
Thompson was a senator for Tennessee. Thompson served the remaining two years of Al Gore's vacated term and was later re-elected to the post. Thompson died on Nov. 1, 2015.

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Which character did Fred Dalton Thompson play on "Law & Order"?
Donald Cragen
Arthur Branch
Thompson plays the District Attorney Arthur Branch. Before his acting career, Thompson was a U.S. attorney and was appointed as counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee.
Adam Schiff

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In which "Law & Order" spinoff series does the actress Bebe Neuwirth star?
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
Neuwirth plays homicide bureau Chief Assistant District Attorney Tracey Kibre on "Law & Order: Trial by Jury." Previously, she was well-known for a recurring role on the sitcom "Cheers."
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: LA"

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When did the spinoff series "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" premiere?
2001
2003
2005
The show premiered on March 3, 2005.

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How many episodes of "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" were produced?
13
Because of low ratings, the series "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" was canceled after only 13 episodes.
23
33

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Which "Law & Order" spinoff series features actors Corey Stoll, Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard?
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
"Law & Order: LA"
"Law & Order: LA" was canceled at the end of its first season.

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Which "Law & Order" franchise series opens with the line, "In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories"?
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" opens with this line.
"Law & Order"

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True or false: The series "Conviction" was a spinoff of the spinoff series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
true
The 2006 spinoff of a spinoff featured the character Alexandra Cabot, played by the actress Stephanie March.
false

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When did the spinoff series "Law & Order: LA" air?
2006-07
2008-09
2010-11
"Law & Order: LA" aired during the 2010-11 television season.

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