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Trivia Quiz - Diff'rent Strokes: The Cute Little Sitcom That Could


Diff'rent Strokes was a cute little sitcom that actually tackled some mature subjects - a racially mixed family, drug use and pedophilia. "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"!!!!

Quiz Number: 3354
Date Submitted: April 05, 2010
Quiz Categories: American TV Sitcoms
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: catherine
Average Score: 66.7 percent
Times Taken: 347 times
Taken by Registered Users: 19

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Diffrent Strokes The Cute Little Sitcom That Could
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1. What city was the setting for "Diff'rent Strokes"?
  A.   Boston
  B.   New York City
  C.   Los Angeles
  D.   Chicago

2. Arnold and Willis Jackson were adopted by Mr. Drummond when their mother passed away. How did Mr. Drummond know the boys' mother?
  A.   they lived next door
  B.   they were fellow parishoners at church
  C.   Mrs. Jackson was Mr. Drummond's maid
  D.   they were friends in college

3. Three different actresses played the role of the Drummond's maid. Which of the following was NOT one of them?
  A.   Charlotte Rae
  B.   Esther Rolle
  C.   Nedra Volz
  D.   Mary Jo Catlett

4. Why was Dana Plato, who played Kimberly, released from the show in 1984?
  A.   she became pregnant
  B.   she wanted to pursue other roles
  C.   contract dispute over money
  D.   she wanted her character to "grow up" and take on more adult challenges

5. Who played the role of Arnold Jackson?
  A.   Todd Bridges
  B.   Gary Coleman
  C.   Jimmie Walker
  D.   Fred Berry

6. What was Philip Drummond's occupation?
  A.   film director
  B.   doctor
  C.   owner of the Trans Aillen Co. Housing Development
  D.   owner of Philip Drummond Contracting

7. What was the occupation of Margaret "Maggie" McKinney, Philip Drummond's wife (they married in season 6)?
  A.   interior decorator
  B.   high school counselor
  C.   television news anchor
  D.   television aerobics instructor

8. Who replaced Dixie Carter in the role of Margaret "Maggie" McKinney in 1985?
  A.   Loretta Swit
  B.   Mary Ann Mobley
  C.   Jo Ann Pflug
  D.   Sally Kellerman

9. Who played the role of Willis Jackson?
  A.   Todd Bridges
  B.   Gary Coleman
  C.   Haywood Nelson
  D.   Ernest Lee Thomas

10. A season 5 episode called "The Reporter" dealt with drug abuse. What presidential first lady guest starred in this episode?
  A.   Betty Ford
  B.   Barbara Bush
  C.   Rosalyn Carter
  D.   Nancy Reagan


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