The 'NCIS' Quiz


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Test yourself with this "NCIS" quiz, but remember Gibbs' Rule No. 51: "Sometimes you're wrong."

When did the television series "NCIS" premiere?

The television series "NCIS" premiered on Sept. 23, 2003.


What does the acronym NCIS stand for?

NCIS is an acronym for Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The real NCIS traces its roots back to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and officially became a separate branch called the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) within the ONI in 1966.


"NCIS" is a spinoff of which television series?

"NCIS" is a spinoff of the television series "JAG." The pilot for "NCIS" aired in two episodes of "JAG" during the 2003 season.


Agent Gibbs is the leader of the "NCIS" team. What is the character's full name?

Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the full name of the "NCIS" character Agent Gibbs, played by actor Mark Harmon.


Actress Pauley Perrette has a degree in criminology.

Actress Pauley Perrette, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto in the series "NCIS," graduated from Valdosta State College with a degree in criminology.


In the series "NCIS," what is Agent McGee's nickname?

In the series "NCIS," Agent McGee is nicknamed "Probie." Agent Tim McGee is played by actor Sean Murray, who is the stepson of series creator Donald P. Bellisario.


In the series "NCIS," what team does character Agent Gibbs lead?

In the series "NCIS" the character Agent Gibbs leads the Major Case Response Team or MCRT.


What rank did Agent Gibbs hold in the Marines before joining NCIS?

Before joining NCIS, Agent Gibbs was a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps.


Which television network airs the series "NCIS?"

The CBS television network airs the series "NCIS."


What agency did "NCIS" character Caitlin Todd work for before joining the team in season 1?

Caitlin Todd was a Secret Service agent before joining the team in the second episode.


Veteran actor Ralph Waite plays the father of which "NCIS" character?

Ralph Waite plays Jackson Gibbs, the father of Agent Gibbs.


Which "NCIS" character graduated from M.I.T.?

Tim McGee graduated from M.I.T. with a degree in computers. The actor Sean Murray, who plays McGee, enjoys building his own computers in real life.


In the "NCIS" season 3 episode "Under Covers," characters Tony and Ziva go undercover as what?

"NCIS" characters Tony and Ziva go undercover as married assassins in the season 3 episode "Under Covers."


Which season does actress Lauren Holly join the "NCIS" cast as the new director of the agency?

Actress Lauren Holly joins the series "NCIS" as the new director of the agency in season 3.


A young Jethro Gibbs character is played by Mark Harmon's son.

Mark Harmon's son, Sean, plays the young Jethro Gibbs in the series "NCIS."


Which police department did "NCIS" character Tony DiNozzo once work for?

The "NCIS" character Tony DiNozzo worked for the Baltimore Police Department before joining the NCIS team. Actor Michael Weatherly plays Agent DiNozzo in the series.


What is the native language of the "NCIS" character Ziva David?

Hebrew is the native language of the "NCIS" character Ziva David.


What is the nickname of the character Dr. Donald Mallard?

The character Dr. Donald Mallard is nicknamed "Ducky." The character is played by veteran actor David McCallum.


Which "NCIS" character dies in the season 2 finale?

Agent Caitlin Todd dies taking a bullet for Agent Gibbs in season 2 finale. Actress Sasha Alexander plays Agent Todd in the first two seasons of the series.


In season 3, Officer Ziva David is from which intelligence agency?

Ziva David, played by actress Cote de Pablo, is an officer with the Mossad and joins the "NCIS" team in season 3. The Mossad is the real-world intelligence agency of Israel.


Who is the only left-handed "NCIS" character?

Tim McGee is the only left-handed character in the series "NCIS."


Which "NCIS" actor played the character Illya Kuryakin in the 1960s television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?"

Actor David McCallum played Illya Kuryakin in the 1960s television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." As a child, McCallum was a World War II London evacuee.


Which medical drama did "NCIS" actors Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly and Mark Harmon appear in?

"NCIS" actors Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly and Mark Harmon have all appeared in the medical drama "Chicago Hope."


Throughout the series, what is Jethro Gibbs building in his basement?

Throughout the "NCIS" series, the character Jethro Gibbs is seen building a boat in his basement. The boat Gibbs is working on is an Amigo kit sailboat by Glen-L Marine Design.


What city is the setting for the series "NCIS?"

Washington D.C. is the setting for the series "NCIS."


Which "NCIS" star was in a punk band named "Lo-Ball?"

Pauley Perrette was the lead singer in an all-female punk band named "Lo-Ball." The band performed a song titled "Can't Get Me Down" on the "Legally Blonde" soundtrack.


How many spinoff television shows have been created by the series "NCIS?"

The "NCIS" series has inspired two spinoff shows: "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "NCIS: New Orleans."


Which "NCIS" spinoff aired first?

"NCIS: Los Angeles" was the first spinoff to air. It debuted on Sept. 22, 2009. "NCIS: New Orleans" premiered Sept. 23, 2014.


"NCIS" series creator Donald Bellisario served in the Marine Corps.

From 1955 to 1959 Donald Bellisario served in the Marine Corps, reaching the rank of sergeant. In 1959 Bellisario met Lee Harvey Oswald, who was also enlisted in the Corps at the time.


Which "NCIS: New Orleans" star worked with series creator Donald Bellisario on the series "Quantum Leap?"

Scott Bakula, who plays the character Dwayne Pride in "NCIS: New Orleans," also starred in the Donald Bellisario series "Quantum Leap."


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