Can't Hurry Love: 'The Bachelor' Quiz

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OK "Bachelor" Nation. The ABC show just wrapped up its 20th season, and it's time to test your "Bachelor" IQ. Do you know your Ben Higgins from your Ben Flajniks?

Who was the very first bachelor on Season 1?

The first Bachelor to appear on the show was Alex Michel. Remember him?

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True or false? Alex Michel proposed to Amanda Marsh on the season finale.

False. He actually didn't propose. The two began dating after the finale and broke up several months later. (Shocking, right?)

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How many shows did the first season of "The Bachelor" run?

The first season of "The Bachelor" was just six episodes. That was about seven real weeks to get to know each other.

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How many spinoff shows has "The Bachelor" produced?

There have been three spinoffs from "The Bachelor" -- "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise" and "Bachelor Pad."

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Which Bachelor is the only one to come on the show twice, after not finding love the first time around?

Brad Womack set a few firsts for the show. He's the only one to try his hand at being the "Bachelor" twice and to reject both of the final two women. He didn't choose either DeAnna Pappas or Jenni Croft his first time around. He did, however, propose to Emily Maynard on his second "Bachelor" attempt, but the relationship didn't last.

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Which Bachelor proposed to Melissa Rycroft, but then broke up with her on the season finale, revealing that "he changed his mind."

That would be Jason Mesnick. He got engaged to Rycroft and then dumped her on live national TV. Then he asked for another chance with the runner-up Molly Malaney, which she accepted. (You can't make this stuff up people!)

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What is the name of the show where the female contestants reveal details about "The Bachelor?"

"The Women Tell All" is the final episode right before the season finale. It can get ugly.

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How many couples from "The Bachelor" are actually still together?

Yikes! Just two couples that came together from "The Bachelor" are still going strong -- Jason Mesnick and his wife Molly Malaney, and Sean Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudici. A few couples from "The Bachelorette" are also still together, including Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth.

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Aside from host Chris Harrison, who has appeared on more episodes of "The Bachelor" than anyone else?

Brad Womack has appeared in 22 episodes of "The Bachelor." Sean Lowe has been in 21 and Becca Tilley has been in 19 (and still hasn't found love!).

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On episode 1 of Ben Higgins' season, several women show up with animals for the parading out of the limos. What animal did NOT show up for the first impression meetings with Ben?

Guess a bulldog has no place on "The Bachelor."

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Which Bachelor starred in the 19th season after becoming a fan favorite during his time on the Bachelorette with Andi Dorfman?

Chris Soules "placed" third on Andi's season of "The Bachelorette" and became "The Bachelor," proposing to Whitney Bischoff. The couple announced their engagement was off shortly after the season finale aired.

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True or false? Barney went to San Francisco to convince Lily to get back together with Marshall.

True! Despite being known as a total womanizer, Barney often showed he loved his friends.

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Juan Pablo Galavis proposed to Nikki Ferrell on the season finale of "The Bachelor" Season 18.

False. Galavis didn't propose to Ferrell, but they did decide to stay in a relationship. Later they appeared on the reality show "Couples Therapy" and eventually split in October 2014.

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What blogger has been sued twice by "The Bachelor" producers for routinely leaking spoilers about the show via his blog.

NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television, a division of Warner Bros., have sued Steve Carbone and RealitySteve twice, alleging that he induces contestants into breaching their confidentiality pledges.

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Who did Ben Higgins end up proposing to on the 20th season of "The Bachelor?"

Despite telling both JoJo and Lauren he was in love with them, Ben proposed to only Lauren and sent JoJo home heartbroken.

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Which woman from Ben Higgins's season was named the Bachelorette for season 12?

Even though producers reportedly offered it to Caila Quinn first, season 12 Bachelorette is JoJo Fletcher.

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Hunky Bachelor Travis Lane Stork is now a host on what television talk show?

Stork appears on the health-focused daytime talk show "The Doctors."

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True or false? "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison has had acting roles on several TV shows.

True. Harrison has done his fair share of acting and had roles on "Alias," "The Practice," "Six Feet Under" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."

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Which Bachelor went on to host the TLC home improvement show "Date My House?"

Bob Guiney, Bachelor from Season 4, hosted the short-lived show on TLC. Guiney has also hosted "GSN Live" from 2009 until the show ended in 2011.

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This Bachelor proposed to Mary Delgado, who was arrested three years later for punching him in the mouth.

Byron Velvick proposed to Mary Delgado during Season 6. The couple remained together for five years, until the split in December 2009.

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After failed stints on "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelor," he was rumored to have had a fling with Kris Jenner.

After getting his heart broken by Ashley Hebert on "The Bachelorette," and then being humiliated by the villainous Courtney Robertson on "The Bachelor," Ben Flajnik is rumored to have "rebounded" with Kris Jenner. Go figure.

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How many roses have been given out during the 20 seasons of "The Bachelor?"

Since the airing of the first episode on March 25, 2002, 1,184 roses have been given out by "The Bachelor" contestants.

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True or false? There have been more relationship success stories from show crew than show contestants.

True. There have been seven marriages between crew members, including executive producer Pete Scalettar and supervising producer Cassie Lambert Scalettar.

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How many countries have been visited during the 20 seasons of "The Bachelor?"

Travel is one of the perks of being on "The Bachelor." The contestants have visited 44 countries during the 20 seasons the show has aired.

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How long does it take to shoot a season of "The Bachelor?"

It takes just seven weeks to film an entire season of "The Bachelor," which means the Bachelor meets 25 or more women, dates them, narrows them down to his "soul mate" and proposes all in seven weeks. It's shocking that just two out of 20 relationships have lasted.

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Which of the following "jobs" have women NOT claimed to have while contestants on "The Bachelor?"

Believe it or not, women did use manscaper and former Miss Illinois as their job titles. And while no one has yet claimed to be a cat enthusiast, Kelly from Season 18 was a "dog lover." What a job!

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True or false? The stars of "The Bachelor" get paid to be on the show.

True! Reports vary about exactly how much, but it appears the salary to be "The Bachelor" (and "Bachelorette") can range anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000 for a season. Maybe it is better to be the runner-up.

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True or false? "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison released his debut romantic novel in May 2015.

True. Harrison's romantic novel, "The Perfect Letter," didn't get the best reviews … but they're funny to read at least.

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How many episodes of "The Bachelor" have aired after the season finale of season 20?

The popular show has aired 210 episodes in its 20 seasons on television.

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Before he began hosting "The Bachelor," Chris Harrison started his television career where?

Chris Harrison began his television career covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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