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Trivia Quiz - 60 Minutes: The Basics

Test your knowledge on the long running news magazine, "60 Minutes."

Quiz Number: 3495
Date Submitted: October 23, 2010
Quiz Categories: TV News Shows
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: FRANKL1965
Average Score: 51.2 percent
Times Taken: 51 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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60 Minutes The Basics

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1. In what year did 60 Minutes make it's debut?
  A.   1968
  B.   1970
  C.   1971
  D.   1973

2. Through 2010, 60 Minutes has only aired on one network. Can you name the network?
  A.   ABC
  B.   NBC
  C.   CBS
  D.   PBS

3. Mike Wallace was one of two of the original 60 Minutes hosts. Who was the other?
  A.   Dan Rather
  B.   Andy Rooney
  C.   Harry Reasoner
  D.   Ed Bradley

4. What brand of stopwatch is featured during the opening of the show?
  A.   Timex
  B.   Bulova
  C.   Aristo
  D.   Citizen

5. Who created 60 Minutes?
  A.   Les Moonves
  B.   Don Hewitt
  C.   Fred Silverman
  D.   Walter Cronkite

6. What year did Andy Rooney begin his regular on air segment, "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney"?
  A.   1968
  B.   1975
  C.   1978
  D.   1980

7. As of 2010, 60 Minutes has won 78 Emmy awards. Which primetime show has won more?
  A.   Seinfeld
  B.   Frasier
  C.   Saturday Night Live
  D.   None

8. Which Canadian news show served as an inspiration for 60 Minutes?
  A.   This Hour Has Seven Days
  B.   CTV National News
  C.   W-FIVE
  D.   The Nature of Things

9. Which newscaster, who joined the 60 Minutes team in 1970, took over for Harry Reasoner when he left for ABC News in 1978?
  A.   Roger Mudd
  B.   Morley Safer
  C.   Charles Kuralt
  D.   Morton Dean

10. Which part-time correspondent has also hosted "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"?
  A.   Regis Philbin
  B.   Meredith Vieira
  C.   Bryant Gumbel
  D.   Paula Zahn®   

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