Rockin' and A-rollin': The 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Quiz

By: Maria Trimarchi

Rockin' and A-rollin': The 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Quiz
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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?
one
two
three
Three is a magic number, according to "Schoolhouse Rock!"

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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!"
Let's make contact!
You may just learn something!

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What was the original name of the series?
"Education Rocks"
"Scholastic Rock"
"Schoolhouse Rock" was originally called "Scholastic Rock."
"School of Rock"

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If you look hard enough, you'll see a naked woman at the end of which episode?
"Interplanet Janet"
"Little Twelvetoes"
"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."

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True or false: Each episode of the series was reviewed by an educational consultant.
true
This was done by an educational consultant from the Bank Street School of Education.
false

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Name the three conjunction boxcars.
and, but, or
The conjunction boxcars are "and," "but" and "or."
by, for, from
across, beyond, over

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"Schoolhouse Rock" premiered on Saturday, January 6, of what year?
1969
1972
1973
It was the morning of Saturday, January 6, 1973.

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Come on down to Lolly's and get your what?
adjectives
adverbs
Get your adverbs there!
nouns

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What was the first song recorded for the series?
"Elementary, My Dear"
"I Got Six"
"Three is a Magic Number"
"Three Is a Magic Number" was the first song written and recorded for the series.

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Which number is NOT included in the multiplication series?
one
The number one is not included in the episodes.
two
four

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Which song is NOT from "Science Rock"?
"Do the Circulation"
"Elbow Room"
"Elbow Room," a song about westward expansion, is part of the "America Rock" series.
"Electricity, Electricity"

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Turn the eight on its side and it’s a symbol for what?
infinity
Eight on its side is an infinity symbol.
peace
Tao

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True or false: The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union ..."
true
false
It actually reads, 'We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union …"

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What genre of music is used to explain the laws of gravity?
country
doo-wop
"I'm a Victim of Gravity" is sung in 1950s doo-wop style.
folk

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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."

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When did the musical theater adaptation "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" premiere?
1996
"Schoolhouse Rock Live!" premiered in 1996.
1998
2000

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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"

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Who sang "The Energy Blues" on the 1996 "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" covers album?
Biz Markie
Moby contributed to the album, but it's Biz Markie who sings "The Energy Blues."
The Lemonheads
Moby

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Who is my funny little hero?
Lucky Seven Sampson
Pluto
Zero
My hero, Zero, is such a funny little hero.

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Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla is what kind of noun?
common noun
pronoun
proper noun
Because it's a name, Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla is proper noun.

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How long were the Saturday morning shorts?
one minute
three minutes
Each Saturday morning short was three minutes long.
five minutes

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Which short was NOT included in the series premiere?
"Elementary, My Dear"
"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"
"The Four-legged Zoo"

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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"
"Lucky Seven Sampson"
"The Good Eleven"
The cartoon version of Tom Yohe has a cameo in "The Good Eleven."

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True or false: The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School requested "Telegraph Line."
true
It's true. The institutions thought it would help first-year medical students.
false

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Which topic was NOT part of the original series?
civics
Earth
"Schoolhouse Rock! Earth" did not debut until 2009.
economics
history

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What was Disney accused of when it released "Schoolhouse Rock! Earth"?
fraud
libel
plagiarism
propaganda
ITunes users accused Disney of distributing climate change propaganda.

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Which song was rejected as part of the original shorts?
"Do Your Sevenses"
"Do Your Sevenses" was written but never produced.
"Playin' Hooky"
"The New Math"

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Who created the series?
Bob Dorough
David McCall
David McCall, then president of McCaffrey & McCall, thought up the idea.
George Newall
Lynn Ahrens

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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.
"Presidential Minute"
"This for That"
"Walkin' on Wall Street"

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Who sang "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" on the 1998 "Schoolhouse Rocks the Vote" album?
Aretha Franklin
Etta James
Etta James sang "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" on the tribute album.
Tina Turner

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You Got:
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