Rockin' and A-rollin': The 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Quiz
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz
Unpack your adjectives, and have a go at what you know about Saturday morning's "Schoolhouse Rock!" — beyond the words to "Conjunction Junction," that is.
Which is a magic number?
Three is a magic number, according to "Schoolhouse Rock!"
Which is a lyric in the opening theme song?
'cause knowledge is power
The theme song goes, "As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower. It’s great to learn, ’cause knowledge is power!"
You may just learn something!
What was the original name of the series?
"Schoolhouse Rock" was originally called "Scholastic Rock."
If you look hard enough, you'll see a naked woman at the end of which episode?
"The Shot Heard 'Round the World"
Look to Southern California for the nude woman on the map at the end of "The Shot Heard 'Round the World."
True or false: Each episode of the series was reviewed by an educational consultant.
This was done by an educational consultant from the Bank Street School of Education.
Name the three conjunction boxcars.
The conjunction boxcars are "and," "but" and "or."
"Schoolhouse Rock" premiered on Saturday, January 6, of what year?
It was the morning of Saturday, January 6, 1973.
Come on down to Lolly's and get your what?
What was the first song recorded for the series?
"Three is a Magic Number"
"Three Is a Magic Number" was the first song written and recorded for the series.
Which number is NOT included in the multiplication series?
The number one is not included in the episodes.
Which song is NOT from "Science Rock"?
"Elbow Room," a song about westward expansion, is part of the "America Rock" series.
Turn the eight on its side and it’s a symbol for what?
Eight on its side is an infinity symbol.
True or false: The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union ..."
It actually reads, 'We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union …"
What genre of music is used to explain the laws of gravity?
"I'm a Victim of Gravity" is sung in 1950s doo-wop style.
Which is NOT about "Intergalactic Janet"?
"No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen."
"She's been to the sun; it's lots of fun."
"There's a fire in my heart and you fan it."
"There's a fire in my heart and you fan it" is from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
When did the musical theater adaptation "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" premiere?
"Schoolhouse Rock Live!" premiered in 1996.
What shows was "Schoolhouse Rock!" up against when the series won its first Emmy?
"Captain Kangaroo" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Sesame Street"
"Schoolhouse Rock" won against "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Sesame Street" for the outstanding children's instructional programming award.
"The Big Blue Marble" and "Make a Wish"
"Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company"
Who sang "The Energy Blues" on the 1996 "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" covers album?
Moby contributed to the album, but it's Biz Markie who sings "The Energy Blues."
Who is my funny little hero?
My hero, Zero, is such a funny little hero.
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla is what kind of noun?
Because it's a name, Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla is proper noun.
How long were the Saturday morning shorts?
Each Saturday morning short was three minutes long.
Which short was NOT included in the series premiere?
"Ready or Not, Here I Come"
It was "My Hero, Zero," not "Ready or Not, Here I Come," that was shown.
"Three Is a Magic Number"
In which short does co-creator Tom Yohe appear as a red bow tie-wearing cartoon version of himself?
"Don't Be a Carbon Sasquatch"
The cartoon version of Tom Yohe has a cameo in "The Good Eleven."
True or false: The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School requested "Telegraph Line."
It's true. The institutions thought it would help first-year medical students.
Which topic was NOT part of the original series?
"Schoolhouse Rock! Earth" did not debut until 2009.
What was Disney accused of when it released "Schoolhouse Rock! Earth"?
ITunes users accused Disney of distributing climate change propaganda.
Which song was rejected as part of the original shorts?
"Do Your Sevenses" was written but never produced.
Who created the series?
David McCall, then president of McCaffrey & McCall, thought up the idea.
Which song was produced for the series' 30th anniversary?
"I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College"
"I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College" is a contemporary song recorded for the 30th anniversary.
Who sang "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" on the 1998 "Schoolhouse Rocks the Vote" album?
Etta James sang "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" on the tribute album.
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