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How well do you know “Law and Order”?

The television series “Law and Order” ran for twenty seasons (13 Sep 1990 – 24 May 2010), a total of 456 episodes. It spawned a bunch of spin-offs including one set in the UK. A crime drama, the show was divided into two parts. In the first half it focused on the police catching the criminal while the second half focused on the trial. Known for its grittiness, the show was also known for its excellent writing. The plots were often “ripped from the headlines” meaning they were based on real incidents. How much do you know about the series?

  • Question of

    The police detectives always worked in pairs. During the 20 seasons, how many different detectives were there? (The main ones investigating the cases, not the captains.)

    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
  • Question of

    In one episode Detective Lennie Briscoe’s daughter Kathy dies. What was the cause of death?

    • Car accident
    • Murdered
    • Drug overdose
    • Heart attack
  • Question of

    Detective Rey Curtis’ wife suffered from, and eventually died, from which disease?

    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Leukemia
    • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Question of

    In the episode “Who let the dogs out?” (Season 12, Episode 1), McCoy prosecutes the owners of an attack-trained pitbull who had mauled a jogger to death. Which past or current Fox News Channel personality was the prosecutor in the real case on which this story is based?

    • Bill O’Reilly
    • Megyn Kelly
    • Neil Cavuto
    • Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • Question of

    All of the main detectives have been men.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    In the last season, Lieutenant Anita Van Buren faces a personal crisis. What was it?

    • She had cancer
    • Her husband left her
    • Her son was arrested
    • She was being investigated for corruption
  • Question of

    What did Jack McCoy’s father do for a living?

    • Lawyer
    • Accountant
    • Professor
    • Policeman
  • Question of

    Detective Cyrus Lupo worked with which NYPD unit between his two stints at the 27th Precinct?

    • Special Victims
    • Intelligence Division
    • Major Case Unit
    • Internal Affairs
  • Question of

    Which of these is not true of both Lennie Briscoe and Jack McCoy?

    • They’ve both been married twice
    • They are both alcoholics
    • They were both raised Catholic
    • They are/were both estranged from their daughters
  • Question of

    Detective Mike Logan was demoted because

    • He punched a city councilman
    • He took a bribe
    • He planted drugs on a man
    • He had an affair with his Captain’s wife


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Written by Gary J Sibio

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