The Ultimate All in the Family Know-It-All Quiz

By: Jim Moore
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
The Ultimate All in the Family Know-It-All Quiz
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About This Quiz

Do you know it all about "All in the Family"? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know.

"All in the Family" was a 1970s television show that was hailed as the first reality show - of course, not reality in the way that we see it on television today. What critics mean by reality in this case is that "All in the Family" was one of the first prime-time television shows to portray life as it really was. Tossing aside the rose-colored glasses common in television up until this point and exploring the down-and-dirty side of racism, sexism and bigotry, "All in the Family" explored issues such as cancer, religion, abortion, rape, homosexuality, infidelity, impotence and war. "All in the Family" wasn't into the standard TV show formula of the stay-at-home mom, working-class dad and kids who never tackled much more in life than a skinned knee. This groundbreaking show brought issues that affect everyone out of the shadows and into the minds and living rooms of the public. Now, that's reality.

So, if you loved Archie, Edith, Gloria and Meathead... uh, sorry, Michael... you might do well on this "All in the Family" quiz.

Let's get started.

What British TV show inspired All in the Family?
The Rag Trade
Till Death Do Us Part
All in the Family creator, Norman Lear, was inspired by the British working-class comedy, Till Death Do Us Part.
All Gas and Gaiters
Steptoe and Son

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What New York borough did the Bunkers live in?
Staten Island
Brooklyn
The Bronx
Queens
Throughout the run of the series, many references were made to the Bunker's borough of Queens.

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What African American celebrity once kissed Archie Bunker?
Nipsey Russell
Red Foxx
Sammy Davis, Jr.
It was Sammy Davis, Jr. in the legendary "Sammy's Visit" episode.
Rosey Grier

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Name the clergyman whose name Archie always got wrong.
Reverend Fisher
Reverend Felcher
Archie often called Reverend Felcher, "Reverend Fletcher." (And Archie was often a "belcher.")
Reverend Fuller
Reverend Filmont

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Who's cab did Archie drive for extra money?
Kelsey's
Cunningham's
Hefner's
Munson's
Archie drove a cab belonging to the recurring character, Bert Munson, played by Billy Halop (veteran of the Dead End Kids films).

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What song did Archie and Edith sing at the piano and sing?
Our Old LaSalle
For the Good Times
Side by Side
Those Were the Days
Those Were the Days was written for the show by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (the songwriting team of Bye Bye Birdie).

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Who played the voice of Richard Nixon in an All in the Family episode?
Frank Gorshin
Rich Little
Rich Little portrayed the voice of President Richard M. Nixon In the Season 1 episode, "Writing the President."
Fred Travalena
John Byner

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Which future Starsky and Hutch star played an artist friend of Mike Stivic's?
David Soul
David Soul played handsome artist, Szabo Daborba, in the 1971 episode, Gloria Poses in the Nude.
Paul Michael Glaser
Antonio Fargas
Bernie Hamilton

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What African-American family moved in two doors down from the Bunkers?
The Emersons
The Huxtables
The Winslows
The Jeffersons
Mike & Gloria's friend, Lionel Jefferson, along with his whole family, moved into the neighborhood during Season 1.

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What local bar did Archie hang out in?
Duke's
Kelsey's
Archie hung out at Kelsey's, owned by Tommy Kelsey, who was played by Bob Hastings (Lt. Carpenter from McHales's Navy).
Malone's
Moe's

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What did Archie find out about his pal, Stretch Cunningham while preparing Stretch's eulogy?
Stretch was an ex-con.
Stretch didn't really like him.
Stretch was gay.
Stretch was Jewish.
In Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye (Season 7) Archie discovers that his pal, Stretch, was Jewish.

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What was Archie's grandson's name?
Michael
Eddie
Joey
Mike and Gloria named their little boy, Joey, in Season 6.
George

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Name Edith's cousin who got her own show.
Maude
The indomitable Cousin Maude (played by Bea Arthur) arrived for a visit in Season 2 and went on to star in her own hit sitcom with the clever name, Maude.
Louise
Ethel
Betty

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What was Archie's famous nickname for his son-in-law?
Dingbat
Airhead
Meathead
Actor/Director Rob Reiner (Mike Stivic) will always be known affectionately to millions as "Meathead."
Chowder Head

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What's the name of the board game Mike Stivic got upset about?
Social Study
Therapy Session
Psych Class
Group Therapy
In The Games Bunkers Play (Season 4), Mike gets upset when he feels targeted during a game called Group Therapy.

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What was Archie Bunker's definition of a "meathead?"
Dead from the neck up
In the Season 2 episode, Flashback: Mike Meets Archie, Archie himself, provided the definition, "dead from the neck up."
Numb from the brain on down
A brain stuck in neutral
A brain like a cow's behind

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What song did Edith, Mike and Gloria once perform in the living room?
Those Were the Days
When I'm Calling You
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
In Season 4, Edith found some sheet music for Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, leading to an impromptu living room performance.
Some Enchanted Evening

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Who had the nickname "Meathead" before Archie's son-in-law?
Archie Bunker
In the episode, Et Tu, Archie, Archie's old work buddy of tells how Archie earned the nickname "Meathead" his first day on the job.
Stretch Cunningham
George Jefferson
Tommy Kelsey

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How many years were Archie and Edith married before Edith got an engagement ring?
6 years
10 years
17 years
26 years
In Season 5/Episode 1. Archie bought Edith an engagement ring after 26 years.

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What bygone pet was once a member of the Bunker household?
Benji the dog
Arthur the cat
Several times, Archie referred to his less-than-cordial relationship with Arthur the cat.
Stuart the fish
Eddie the turtle

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Mike's Uncle Casimir helped plan his and Gloria's wedding. What was Casimir's profession?
Florist
The episode, Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding , includes Mike Stivic's Uncle Casimir, ex-Marine and current florist.
Plumber
Architect
Mechanic

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What big-deal bowling team did Archie try out for?
The Strikers
The Splits
The 10-Pins
The Cannonballers
In Archie and the Bowling Team (Season 3), Archie was all excited about trying out for a top-tier team called The Cannonballers.

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How did Mike and Gloria meet?
At a protest
On a blind date
Gloria met Mike on a blind date arranged by her friend, Debbie Ballantine.
In a class
In central Oark

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What was the Bunkers' address?
46 Myrtle
704 Hauser
The house number 704 and the street name Hauser were mentioned several times during the run of All in the Family.
88 Steinway
783 Hillside

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What was Archie's pet name for Gloria?
Little Girl
In Flashback: Mike Meets Archie, Gloria said she wasn't his little girl anymore and Archie was not happy.
Gloriosky
G-L-O-R-I-A
Shortcake

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Name the young African American man who was a friend of the Bunker family.
Lamont
Lionel
Yep. It was Lionel Jeffferson, scion of the Jefferson dry-cleaning empire that would bring the neighborhood its first African American family.
Lester
Lawrence

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How many All in the Family "spin-off" shows were there?
5
Can you believe it? There were five! In order of appearance, they were: Maude, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker's Place, Gloria and 704 Hauser.
3
2
4

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All in the Family had a great supporting cast. Who did the memorable James Cromwell play?
Tommy Kelsey
Harry Snowden
Stretch Cunningham
Long before he starred in Babe, James Cromwell was known to millions as Stretch Cunningham.
Jimmy McNabb

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Barney Hefner was another great character, played by the familiar Allan Melvin. Whose boyfriend did he play in a different show?
Ann in One Day at a Time
Shirley in The Partridge Family
Esther in Sanford and Son
Alice in The Brady Bunch
Yep. He was Alice's pal, Sam the butcher, on The Brady Bunch.

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What were Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson's first names?
George and Louise
George and Louise Jefferson were the parents of Lionel Jefferson on All in the family and on The Jeffersons.
Fred and Elizabeth
Russell and Anna
James and Florida

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Lionel Jefferson had an uncle on the show. What was his name?
Joe
Buster
Henry
We actually met Uncle Henry before we met George Jefferson.
Buck

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What did Archie provide that helped with delivering a baby in an elevator?
A newspaper
As Archie put it, in Season 2, "I was the only one that had the daily news when it was needed."
His jacket
His hat
Hot water

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Archie once got drunk after accidentally locking himself in the cellar. What did he drink?
Polish vodka
Archie, at first, underestimated the strength of a bottle of Polish Vodka while locked in the cellar during Season 4.
Puerto Rican rum
Irish whiskey
Mexican tequila

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What eyewitnesses scared Archie's lawyer off a case in Season 1?
Two Mormon missionaries on bicycles
A bus filled with Girl Scouts
A station wagon filled with nuns
Archie's lawyer, Mr. Rabinowitz, quoted an old saying, "In a court of law, you can't beat a station wagon filled with nuns."
Four rabbis in a Buick

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Ready for the big finish? What iconic TV personality wrote All in the Family's famous Sammy Davis, Jr. episode?
Bill Dana
Bill Dana, veteran of much television comedy, directed that episode.
Steve Allen
Sid Caesar
Carl Reiner

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