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Trivia Quiz - Rod Serling: Screenwriter and TV Host
What do you know about the mysterious-voiced Rod Serling?
June 07, 2008
TV, Radio & Stage
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1. Where did Rod Serling attend college?
A. Grinnell College
B. Haverford College
C. Hampshire College
D. Antioch College
2. Rod Serling was a U.S. Army paratrooper and demolition specialist in World War II. In what theater did he serve?
A. Pacific Theater
B. North African Theater
C. German Front
D. Italian Front
3. Rod Serling was inspired by what legendary radio and television playwright?
A. Neil Simon
B. Oscar Hammerstein II
C. Norman Corwin
D. Alfred Hitchcock
4. In the early 1950s, Rod Serling worked for local Cincinnati TV station WKRC, where he wrote a series of live TV shows that were to become the precusor to "The Twilight Zone." What was the name of it?
A. Dark Shadows
B. Night Shadows
C. Beyond The Norm
D. The Storm
5. In 1959, Rod Serling began the first of five seasons as host of "The Twilight Zone." On what network did "The Twilight Zone" air?
6. Why did Rod Serling sell his rights to "The Twilight Zone?"
A. he was given an monetary offer he couldn't refuse
B. he believed the studio would never recoup the cost of the show, which frequently went over budget.
C. he was financially broke and needed the money.
D. he hated paperwork and simply wanted nothing to do with holding the rights
7. In 1970, Rod Serling began the first of three seasons as host of a show that focused more on gothic horror and the occult than did "The Twilight Zone." What was the name of the show?
A. The Gothic Ladder
B. Dark Shadows
C. Night Gallery
D. I Am The Night
8. Rod Serling wrote a number of screenplays with a political focus. Which of the following did Serling NOT write?
A. Seven Days in May (1964)
B. Planet of the Apes (1968)
C. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
D. The Man (1972)
9. In 2004, Rod Serling was ranked in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends." Where did they rank Serling?
10. In 1975, the Canadian rock band, Rush released an album dedicated to the memory of Rod Serling. What was the name of the album?
B. Fly By Night
C. Caress of Steel
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