The 'Scandal' Television Series Quiz

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The 'Scandal' Television Series Quiz
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How much do you know about the secrets Olivia Pope and her staff keep? Take this quiz on "Scandal" to see if you can match wits with this cast of secret-keepers.
Which actress plays the lead role of Olivia Pope in the television series "Scandal"?
Julianna Margulies
Tea Leoni
Kerry Washington
Washington was also in the movies "Django Unchained" and "Confirmation."

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Who is the creator of the television series "Scandal"?
Shonda Rhimes
Rhimes also created the successful television series "Grey's Anatomy."
Michelle King
Barbara Hall

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When did "Scandal" premiere in the U.S.?
2010
2012
"Scandal" premiered in the U.S. on April 5, 2012.
2014

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True or false: "Scandal" is set in New York City.
true
false
The setting for the series is Washington.

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Which "Scandal" character is a former CIA operative?
Quinn
Abby
Huck
Huck is a former assassin for B613.

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Which company does the "Scandal" character Olivia Pope own?
Olivia Pope & Associates
Olivia Pope & Associates is a public relations agency specializing in crisis management.
Washington Associates
DCPR

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Where is "Scandal" filmed?
Washington
Los Angeles
"Scandal" is filmed in Los Angeles.
New York City

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What former White House job did Olivia Pope have in the series "Scandal"?
chief of staff
national security advisor
communications director
Pope was a White House communications director.

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Which actress plays the "Scandal" character Quinn Perkins?
Darby Stanchfield
Katie Lowes
Lowes plays the character Quinn Perkins, a member of Olivia Pope's crisis management team.
Bellamy Young

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Which character is the president of the United States in the series "Scandal"?
Fitzgerald Grant
Grant ran for president against Democrat Samuel Reston.
Cyrus Beene
David Rosen

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Which actor plays the role of President Fitzgerald Grant?
Joshua Malina
Jeff Perry
Tony Goldwyn
Goldwyn also acted in "Divergent."

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Which network airs the television series "Scandal" in the U.S.?
USA
ABC
The ABC television network airs "Scandal."
Fox

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What is the runtime of each episode of the television series "Scandal"?
26 minutes
39 minutes
43 minutes
Each episode of the television series "Scandal" has a runtime of about 43 minutes.

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Which Los Angeles-area building is used as a stand-in for White House exterior shots for the series "Scandal"?
Griffith Observatory
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library is in San Marino, California.
Los Angeles City Courthouse

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Which "Scandal" character is played by the actress Darby Stanchfield?
Abby Whelan
Abby was once married to Charles Putney, the son of a former Virginia governor.
Mellie Grant
Sally Langston

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What is the name of the first lady?
Molly
Mellie
The first lady's name is Mellie, which is short for Melody.
Millie

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True or false: Mellie Grant is played by the actress Bellamy Young.
true
Young plays the "Scandal" character Mellie Grant in the television series. Young's audition script featured only two lines of dialogue.
false

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What do the members of Olivia Pope & Associates call themselves in the series "Scandal"?
secret keepers
warriors
gladiators
They call themselves "gladiators in suits."

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Which "Scandal" character does Olivia Pope have an affair with in the television series?
President Grant
Grant tried to get her fired off his campaign staff when he realized he was falling in love with her.
White House chief of staff
Vice President Langston

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Which actress plays Vice President Sally Langston?
Erica Shaffer
Portia de Rossi
Kate Burton
Previously, Burton had a recurring role in the "Extant" TV series as character Fiona Stanton.

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What is Olivia Pope's middle name?
Catherine
Carolyn
Olivia Pope's middle name is Carolyn.
Colette

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Which of the following is NOT an official tagline of the television series "Scandal"?
We bury the secrets.
"We bury the secrets" is not one of the official taglines of the television series "Scandal."
The secret is out.
no looking back

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The third and sixth seasons of the television series "Scandal" were shortened due to the pregnancies of which actress?
Katie Lowes
Kerry Washington
Washington is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.
Darby Stanchfield

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What is the television parental guideline rating for the series "Scandal"?
TV-PG
TV-MA
TV-14
The TV-14 rating suggests that a program contains material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years old.

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Which actor plays the "Scandal" character Huck in the television series?
Guillermo Diaz
Diaz also acted in the TV show "Weeds."
Joshua Malina
Scott Foley

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Which of Olivia's employees was once named Lindsay Dwyer?
Abby
Huck
Quinn
Olivia Pope gave Lindsay Dwyer a new identity as Quinn Perkins and eventually hired her.

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Which "Scandal" character is the White House chief of staff?
David Rosen
Cyrus Beene
Beene has a daughter named Ella.
Jake Ballard

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Which actor plays the character Cyrus Beene?
Joe Morton
Columbus Short
Jeff Perry
Perry also acted on the popular show "Nash Bridges."

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True or false: The character Olivia Pope is based on the real-life "fixer" Judy Smith.
true
Smith, who served as deputy press secretary to George H.W. Bush, also works as co-executive producer on the series "Scandal."
false

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Which character is the assistant U.S. attorney in the television series?
Rowan Pope
David Rosen
Actor Joshua Malina plays Rosen.
Hollis Doyle

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