The Ultimate Sex and the City Quiz

By: Kelly Scott
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The Ultimate Sex and the City Quiz
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About This Quiz

Think you can ace this "Sex and the City quiz?" Prove it.

HBO sure struck it rich with this one (of course, HBO has a habit of picking winners, don't they?). "Sex and the City" ran for a total of six seasons and 90 episodes. During its run, the series invited women all over the world to question, explore, and have fun while Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) did the same for her weekly column on... well... sex and the city. 

Bradshaw used her friends, Charlotte York (Kristen Davis), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) as inspiration and support. The show was based in part on a 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell. Bushnell, like Bradshaw, wrote a racy weekly column for a newspaper and turned those columns into essays for her book. Bushnell went on to write other books, including Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries.

The show garnered dozens of awards, including seven Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and three SAG awards. Additionally, both TIME and Entertainment Weekly listed the show as one of the all-time best television shows. Overall, however, critical reception was not good, with critics claiming that the show was a bad influence on adolescents and that the character of Bradshaw was selfish and childish. Regardless, the show still retains millions of fans who catch reruns on a regular basis.

Are you ready to take the Ultimate "Sex and the City" quiz? Let's get started.


What was the cause of Samantha’s red face at Carrie’s book release party?
Too much blush
A sunburn
A chemical peel
She was embarrassed.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Samantha tried her best to hide the redness with a black hat and veil covering her face!

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What was the name of Charlotte’s dog?
Elizabeth Taylor
Princess
Miss Molly
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Charlotte had both a Jack Russell Terrier named Henry in a season 2 episode, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Elizabeth Taylor in season 6.

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Which of Carrie’s boyfriends picked up cards from the NYC streets hoping for a full deck?
Big
Berger
Aidan
Aleksandr
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Berger, like Carrie, was a writer and used the word scrunchie in his book.

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What phrase did a man dressed in a sandwich costume taunt Miranda with as she walked by?
“Do you want ketchup and mustard on that?”
“What’s your name?”
“Eat me.”
“Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs here!”
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The man behind the costume eventually intrigued Miranda but turned out to be a young geeky boy.

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After Carrie criticizes Berger for using the word “scrunchie” in his book, he replies, “Oh yeah? Nice ______!”
Dress
Shoes
Purse
Hat
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carrie had just told him if she made a mistake she would want him to tell her too! She immediately took it off and ran across the street up to her apartment totally offended!

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Which of the four girls was stood up by all of her friends at a restaurant for her birthday?
Samantha
Carrie
Miranda
Charlotte
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carrie sat at a big round table and kept telling the waiter that all of her friends would arrive soon. She was so sad she went home and took a shower, and when she got out Charlotte was there and completely scared her!

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What did Carrie’s boyfriend Aidan do for a living?
He was unemployed.
He was a model.
He was a writer.
He owned a furniture store.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carrie and Aidan dated twice. The first time, Aidan broke up with Carrie when she confesses to sleeping with Big. The second time, Aidan proposes to Carrie and she accepts, but they later break up due to Carrie's inability to commit.

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What was Trey MacDougal’s mother’s name?
Bunny
Betsy
Betty
Barbie
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Wrong Answer

Bunny MacDougal was played by actress Frances Sternhagen, who has been nominated five times for a Tony Award and received one for her work in "The Good Doctor."

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Which of the following was NOT one of Miranda’s boyfriends?
Skipper
Steve
Stanford
Robert
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Played by actor Willie Garson, he was often referred to as the “Fifth Lady” on the show.

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Following their breakup, Miranda and Robert had a custody battle over which of the following?
Their son
The elevator
Their daughter
The stairwell
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Robert did a sensual impersonation of Miranda and she quickly relinquished the elevator to him.

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Which famous singer once had a cameo on Sex and the City as a dating interest of Carrie?
Sting
Jon Bon Jovi
Seal
Marc Anthony
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Wrong Answer

Carrie met Jon Bon Jovi in the therapist’s office where she was trying to get over Big, and he was there because he would lose interest in women after sleeping with them. Needless to say, things didn’t work out between the two!

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What was the name of the cover story of the New York Magazine where Carrie lands on the cover looking horrible and smoking a cigarette?
“Single and Fabulous”
“Single and Smoking”
“Smoking Hot”
“Single in the City”
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

After the girls hit a salsa bar all night, Carrie is late and in rough shape for a photo-shoot for Stanford's boyfriend Nevin's magazine. In the same episode, Charlotte starts dating her handy-man and Samantha dates a club owner who calls them a "we" right away.

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Which borough of New York City did Miranda and Steve move to?
Manhattan
Brooklyn
Staten Island
Queens
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Miranda was reluctant but gave in to Steve so that their son Brady would have a yard in which he could play.

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What was Smith Jerrod’s real name that Samantha was averse to?
James
Joshua
John
Jerry
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Jerry" was too close to his last name and she didn’t think it was good for his image. Samantha began marketing Smith Jerrod as the “Absolut Hunk”.

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Where did Charlotte meet her future husband Harry Goldenblatt?
In a coffee shop
At church
In her divorce lawyer’s office
At the gym
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Harry Goldenblatt was played by famous actor Evan Handler who is also known for his work in Californication (2007), The Three Stooges (2000) and One Life to Live (1968).

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What is the name of the location where Samantha meets Smith Jerrod for the first time?
Bed
Raw
Studio 54
Monkey Bar
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Wrong Answer

Samantha had a standoff with the last patron remaining at the restaurant, and ended up paying her bill so she would leave – resulting in Samantha taking Smith home.

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Following a move overseas to be with Aleksandr Petrovsky, who travels to Paris to ‘rescue’ an unhappy Carrie and bring her back to New York?
Miranda
Samantha
Big
Charlotte
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Charlotte arranged a secret plan with Big to help ‘go get our girl’ back from Paris!

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When Charlotte tries to set up Anthony and Stanford, what is the first thing that Anthony wants to know?
“How old is he?”
“Where is he from?”
“What does he do for a living?”
“Who would play him in a movie?”
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When Anthony meets Stanford for the first time, he is utterly disappointed, but the two are later married in Sex and the City 2.

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What is the name of Aidan’s dog?
Lassie
Buddy
Pete
Bolt
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carrie loses Pete on a walk and searches for him for hours in the rain and returns home only to find him at the apartment with Aidan.

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Where does Miranda meet Steve for the first time?
At a doctor’s office
On the sidewalk
At the gym
At a bar
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Steve was working and Miranda was waiting for a long time for Carrie to show up. Steve and Miranda went back to her place that night!

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Who was Samantha’s first monogamous relationship was with?
Richard Wright
Maria Diega Reyes
Smith Jerrod
Charlotte’s brother Wesley
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Maria was a Brazilian lesbian artist who took to Samantha and piqued her interest sexually.

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Miranda’s judgmental Ukranian nanny Magda once replaced Miranda’s vibrator with what item?
A new vibrator
A Virgin Mary figurine
A box of tissues
One of her son’s toys
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Magda was played by American-born Lynn Cohen who is also known for her work in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Eagle Eye (2008) and Munich (2005)..

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Which male character famously coined the term “abso-f***-ing-lutely”?
Mr. Big
Skipper
Richard Wright
Steve
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In both the first and last episodes, Mr. Big says this to Carrie when she invites him up to her apartment late at night.

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Each episode, Carrie would sit down at her laptop and ponder her thoughts. She “couldn’t help but __________...”
ask
think
wonder
ponder
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carrie always couldn’t help but wonder about a particular topic that would end in a question, and be the topic of her column (and that episode!).

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Upon meeting a new love interest, which of the four girls converts to Judaism?
Samantha
Carrie
Charlotte
Miranda
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

She converted to Judaism so that Harry Goldenblatt would want to marry her!

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When Carrie and Aidan go to his rustic country home, whom else does she invite to visit?
Miranda
Stanford
Charlotte
Mr. Big
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mr. Big was having girl problems and Carrie thought it would help him to be around people. Much to the dismay of Aidan! The two started a muddy brawl in the front yard!

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When is the girls’ favorite time of the year?
Restaurant Week
Fleet Week
Christmastime
Valentine’s Day
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This particular episode, “Anchors Away” was intended to subtly acknowledge the events of 9/11 through Carrie’s love for New York City.

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Mr. Big’s second wife Natasha was played by which famous entertainer?
Martha Stewart
Lucy Liu
Bridget Moynihan
Alanis Morissette
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bridget Moynihan plays the young, 27-year old wife who Mr. Big cheats on with Carrie.

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When Miranda didn’t hear back from a dating interest, Carrie’s boyfriend Berger explains to Miranda that the guy is just ___________.
Busy.
Tired.
Not that into her.
Working a lot.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This episode was the inspiration for the self-help book and later movie “He’s Just Not That Into You”.

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What happens when Samantha finds one gray hair down under?
She gets a Brazilian wax.
She plucks it out.
She dyes her pubic hair.
She calls her therapist.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Unfortunately Samantha dyed it red and then she had an even bigger problem!

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How does Samantha finally land an appointment with a renowned female oncologist?
She offers to pay double.
She promises the receptionist a meet ‘n greet with Smith Jerrod.
She passes out in the doctor’s office.
She puts her on the guest list at a new night club.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Samantha promises the receptionist a meet-n-greet with Smith Jerrod; and the promise of a kiss from Smith also gets an appointment for her friend the nun!

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Who was the one man who Samantha was never able to fully seduce?
A celibate monk
A dildo model
A firefighter
A sailor
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In this episode, the girls are invited to an engagement party and Samantha picks up a TV agent, but she soon switches her attentions to a very attractive Franciscan monk, and offers her charitable PR services in a vain attempt to seduce him.

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What did the other three girls do when Charlotte told them she wouldn’t be having bridesmaids in her second wedding?
They started crying.
They pleaded for her to change her mind.
They stormed out of the restaurant.
They screamed with absolute joy.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In the end, Charlotte changed her mind, but the girls were of course thrilled to stand by her on her special day with Harry.

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To what or whom did Carrie famously exclaim, “Hello, Lover!”?
Mr. Big
A beautiful new pair of shoes in a window
Berger
An extra dirty martini
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While window-shopping with Samantha, Carrie exclaims “hello lover” as she looks longingly at a new pair of Manolo Blahniks.

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What is Mr. Big's full real name?
Charles Michael Byrd
John James Preston
Henry B. Sweeney
William Crenshaw
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The first name of "Mr. Big" (played by Chris Noth) is revealed only in the final episode. His whole name is learned in the follow-up movie Sex and the City (2008).

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