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TV Series Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary on the TV Series page in our Vocabulary section.

1. A current affairs show is about

reality TV
current events
famous affairs
a) reality TV b) current events c) famous affairs

2. A good sitcom will make you

a) laugh b) cry c) scream

3. Most of the people in reality TV shows are

trained actors
professional dancers
members of the public
a) trained actors b) professional dancers c) members of the public

4. One episode of a TV series usually goes for 30 to 60

a) minutes b) days c) seasons

5. To watch all the episodes of an old TV series, you can pay to stream them or buy

an old cable
a boxed set
a TV channel
a) an old cable b) a boxed set c) a TV channel

6. When was free-to-air TV first broadcast?

the 1950s
the 1980s
the 2000s
a) the 1950s b) the 1980s c) the 2000s

7. What do commercial television channels sell in order to make money?

a) televisions b) viewers c) advertising

8. HBO, one of the oldest US cable TV channels, mostly shows

movies and TV series
news and current affairs
a) sports b) movies and TV series c) news and current affairs

9. What do the letters BBC stand for?

British Boxing Channel
Broadcast Britannia Company
British Broadcasting Corporation
a) British Boxing Channel b) Broadcast Britannia Company c) British Broadcasting Corporation

10. Government-funded public television channels don't usually show

TV series
free-to-air sport
a) TV series b) free-to-air sport c) commercials

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.