Silence is golden, so stifle thyself: The Archie Bunker Quiz

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Silence is golden, so stifle thyself: The Archie Bunker Quiz
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About This Quiz

Were you a fan of the 1970s sitcom All in the Family? Did you watch every episode... twice? Do you still catch the reruns whenever possible? Then this quiz is for you. Let's find out how much you really remember about this iconic sitcom.

All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as Archie and Edith Bunker, and with Sally Struthers as their daughter, Gloria (and Rob Reiner as Gloria's husband, meathead... oh, we meant Michael Stivic), it was one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. The show took on subjects such as rape, cancer, abortion, religion, homosexuality, racism, and other touchy subjects in an era when television was supposed to brush such subjects into the closet and under the rug. All in the Family showed that a television show could take on such topics and remain relevant, even popular, as it shared actual messages with the viewing public. And, as curmudgeonly as good old Archie was, his heart was... mostly... in the right place.

So, if All in the Family remains one of your all-time favorite television sitcoms, take this quiz to find out how much you know about the sitcom.

Let's get started now!

What was Archie's nickname for his son-in-law, Michael Stivic?
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Not the only name he had for Michael (played by Rob Reiner), Archie commonly called his son-in-law, "Meathead." ("Dingbat" was Archie's nickname for his wife, Edith. And "little girl" was Gloria.)

Which famous entertainer gives Archie a smooch on the cheek?
Flip Wilson
Sugar Ray Leonard
Richard Pryor
Sammy Davis Jr.
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Sammy Davis Jr., who plays himself, plants a kiss on homophobic Archie.

What's the name of the "All in the Family" theme song?
"Best Friend"
"Movin' On Up"
"Those Were the Days"
"Remembering You"
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"Those Were the Days" is the "All in the Family" theme song, sung by Carroll O'Connor (Archie Bunker) and Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker). "Remembering You" was the closing song.


Which is not an "All in the Family" spinoff?
"The Jeffersons"
"Welcome Back, Kotter"
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There were several spinoffs from "All in the Family," including: "The Jeffersons;" "Maude;" "Archie Bunker’s Place;" "Gloria;" and "704 Hauser." "Good Times" was a spinoff of a spinoff ("Maude").

What's Archie's grandson's name?
Michael Jr.
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Archie's grandson, Gloria and Michael's son, is named Joseph "Joey" Stivic.

What's the name of the bar Archie spent time at, and, ultimately, bought?
The Regal Beagle
The Rusty Anchor
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Called Archie Bunker's Place after Archie buys it, it's Kelsey's Bar when he's a customer.


Mister, we could use a man like who again?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge
Woodrow Wilson
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Included in the lyrics to the "All in the Family" theme song, the line is, "Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again."

Why does Archie go to night school?
to complete his high school diploma
to get his associate's degree
to get his bachelor's degree
to get his commercial driver's license
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Archie enrolls in night school to get his high school diploma -- and a promotion at work.

What was Archie Bunker's job at the Pendergast Tool & Die Company?
forklift operator
foreman on a loading dock
package handler
shipping loader
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Archie worked as a loading dock foreman for Pendergast Tool & Die Company.


"All in the Family" was almost called "Justice for All." What would have been the Bunker's last name?
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Archie Bunker of "All in the Family" would have been Archie Justice if the show had kept its first title, "Justice for All."

If you work for yourself, says Archie, it makes you a what?
B-U-Z-Y, busy!
an entrepreneur
an entramanure
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According to Archie, if he worked for himself he'd be "what ya call an entramanure."

What is "koozeeny"?
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A "koozeeny," is an Archie-ism for zucchini.


Who was considered to play Archie's daughter, Gloria, before Sally Struthers was cast?
Danielle Brisebois
Penny Marshall
Kim Richards
Cindy Williams
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Penny Marshall -- who was, then, Rob Reiner's wife -- was considered for the role of Gloria. Ultimately the role went to Sally Struthers, who producers felt more closely resembled the "Bunker" family.

What, according to Archie, does Italian food cause?
garlic stones
spaghetti and revenge
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According to Archie, Italian food causes "garlic stones."

It was Archie's dream to pitch for what baseball team?
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
New York Mets
New York Yankees
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Archie, who hints he was quite a ball player when he was young, dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees.


Which pair of actors was not cast as Archie's daughter Gloria and son-in-law?
Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner
Kelly Jean Peters and Tim McIntire
Candy Azzara and Chip Oliver
Suzanne Somers and Anson Williams
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Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner weren't the first couple cast as Archie's daughter and son-in-law. Kelly Jean Peters and Tim McIntire were the first pair to be cast in the original pilot (as Gloria and Richard), when the show was called "Justice for All." They were replaced by Candy Azzara and Chip Oliver, and the show was renamed "Those Were the Days." They were then replaced by Struthers and Reiner in "All in the Family."

Where do the Bunkers live?
Staten Island
the Bronx
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The house that stands in for the exterior of the Bunker's home is on Cooper Avenue near 89th Street, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens.

Which U.S. president disliked "All in the Family," in particular for its positive portrayal of LGBT culture (among other things)?
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
Gerald Ford
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Richard Nixon was vocal about his dislike of "All in the Family," mainly because of its LGBT-friendly culture.


Who of the following was not considered for the role of Archie Bunker?
Tom Bosley
Jackie Gleason
Mickey Rooney
Dick York
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Tom Bosley, Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney were all considered for the role. Dick York, well-known for his role on the series "Bewitched," was not in consideration.

What was the name of the cab Archie drives part-time?
Big Jerry's Cab
Checker Cab Compay
Munson's Cab
Sunshine Cab Company
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Archie drove, part-time, for Munson's Cab.

Where does Edith take Archie for their 25th wedding anniversary?
Atlantic City
the Catskills
Niagara Falls
Wildwood, New Jersey
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Edith plans a romantic 25th wedding anniversary in Atlantic City, at the same venue where they went on their honeymoon.


Which British series did creator Norman Lear base "All in the Family" on?
"Are You Being Served"
"Love Thy Neighbour"
"Mind Your Language"
"Till Death Us Do Part"
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Norman Lear's "All in the Family" is based on the British series, "Till Death Us Do Part."

Carroll O'Connor sued, unsuccessfully, for royalties from which "All in the Family" spinoff?
"740 Hauser"
"The Jeffersons"
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Carroll O'Connor sued Norman Lear for royalties from "The Jeffersons." He lost.

According to Archie Bunker, you can't squeeze blood out of what?
a grimstone
a crocus
a rock
a tulip
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You can't, says Archie (who is played by Carroll O'Connor), squeeze blood out of a tulip.


On which finger did Archie wear his wedding band?
his ring finger
his pinkie finger
his middle finger
his index finger
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Archie wore his ring on his middle finger.

Which was not one of Archie's go-to phrases?
"Button your face."
"Waaaaaaait a minute, waaaaaaait a minute, wait!"
"When? When? When?"
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Archie has several favorite catchphrases, but "When? When? When?" isn't one of them.

Where is Archie Bunker's "reclimbing" chair today?
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Castle
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Archie Bunker's recliner can be seen at the National Museum of American History.


Edith answers a personal ad looking for what?
house swapping
new friends
spouse swapping
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Rue McClanahan and Vincent Gardenia guest star as a swinging couple who place the personal ad -- looking for "new friends" -- that Edith innocently answers.

How does Archie mispronounce actress Tatum O'Neal's name?
Potatum O'Neal
Potatum O'Peel
Tatum O'Peel
Tatum Po'Peel
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Archie calls Tatum O'Neal, "Potatum O'Neal."

Archie had a non-combat role in which branch of the military during Word War II?
Army Air Corps
Army Ground Forces
Army Services Of Supply
Marine Corps Aviation
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Archie was in the U.S. Air Corps, which, during World War II, was a branch of the U.S. Army.


According to Archie, what will it be called when California, Oregon, and Missouri fall off the "shelf."
the Continental Divide
the Eastern Continental Divide
the Great Divide
the Northern Divide
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When California, Oregon, and Missouri fall off the "shelf," it'll be the "Continental Divide."

There's a saying Archie likes to use. Which is it?
"A new high in lowness."
"You don't keep running after you catch the bus."
"You're breakin' about 18 laws, maybe even a dozen."
"Sit right down there, seniorora."
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Archie will tell you, there's an old saying that goes, "You don't keep running after you catch the bus."

What kind of beer did Archie drink?
Best Quality
Genesee Cream
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Archie Bunker drank Best Quality Beer (which was known as "the beer in the yellow can").


What does Archie call hors d'oeuvres?
horse ovaries
hoors doovers
hoors doors
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Please, someone, pass the "horse ovaries" to Archie.

What is the "plurable" of you?
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Ye is the "plurable" of you.

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