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No House Last Night? Take this House, MD Trivia Quiz

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Here it is Wednesday, and nothing “House” to discuss (sigh). And no new episodes until April 28 (double sigh). So… to compensate for the loss, I’ve assembled this (not-so-little) quiz. Are you a casual viewer or a fanatic: are you “Clueless” or do you have “The Right Stuff?” Take this quiz to find out, and then check your answers.

Part I: Name That Episode

1. Mention is made of Wilson’s brother.
2. House plays piano (name at least four).
3. House plays guitar (name three).
4. House gets a motorbike.
5. House and Wilson take a spin in House’s Corvette.
6. Cameron runs on a treadmill.
7. House discloses why he became a doctor.
8. House affects a (bad) upper-crust British accent.
9. House harms himself intentionally. (Name three episodes.)
10. Carmen Electra cameos.
11. House loses his department.
12. Chase’s dad dies.
13. We see a picture of Cameron’s dead husband.
14. We meet Foreman’s mother.
15. Wilson moves into House’s house.
16. House faces a judge (name three episodes).
17. House eats cotton candy.
18. House undergoes an MRI.
19. House plans a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
20. House diagnoses mass hysteria.

Part II: House and Music

Music is very important to Dr. House, and he has eclectic tastes. We often see House (and his alter-ego Hugh Laurie) playing or listening to it.

21. Name four instruments that House keeps in his apartment.
22. Name two episodes in which we’ve heard House sing.
23. What type of instrument did John Henry Giles give House as a gift?
24. Name the classical piano piece that House plays on the piano at the end of "Skin Deep".
25. Name the Oscar Peterson piece House plays at the end of "All In".
26. Name the piano piece played by House in "House vs. God".
27. What are two musical pieces House has on his iPod?
28. What’s the first episode in which House played a musical instrument?
29. What brand guitar did house acquire in "Human Error"?
30. What’s the name of the song House played with Dave Matthews in "Half-Wit"?

Part III: The House Soundtrack

The music for the show is often brilliant at evoking the mood of a scene. Name the episode and context for these House musical selections.

31. John Mayer's "Gravity"
32. "Hava Nagila”
33. Ryan Adams' "Desire"
34. Elvis Costello's "Beautiful"
35. Sigmund Romberg operetta The Student Prince
36. Lucinda Williams' "Are You All Right?"
37. Gomez' "See the World"
38. Donovan's "Season of the Witch"
39. Bird York's "In the Deep"
40. Three Dog Night's "One"

Part IV: House General Knowledge

41. Name four languages besides English that House can speak or understand.
42. How many times has Wilson been married?
43. How many times (and in what episodes) have patients died?
44. When did Cameron and Chase first get together?

45. How many canes has House had since the first episode?
46. Who is Ingrid and what is her connection to Wilson and House?
47. What are House’s parents’ names?
48. What’s Chase’s father’s name?
49. What’s House’s address?
50. Name one Woody Allen reference in the series.
51. What is Cuddy’s specialty?
52. What is Cameron’s specialty
53. What is Chase’s specialty?
54. What's wrong with Foreman's mom?
55. Name the three episodes in which we have seen House’s scar.

Part V: House Connections

House has featured guest stars who are famous (or not so famous) for other roles in television, film, and Broadway stage. I've only given you the clues. You provide the names.

56. WKRP in Cincinnati
57. Night Court (extra point if you can name both)
58. Buffy (extra point if you can name more than one)
59. St. Elsewhere
60. 24
61. Heroes
62. Full Metal Jacket
63. X-Files
64. Cabaret
65. Pippin

Part VI: Props

House surrounds himself with lots of objets d'art as well as useful items. They're practically part of the character. Can you tell what these are based on the clues?

66. Red, sweet, sticky
67. Keeps him “warm and cool.”
68. Has a “ginormous scratch”
69. Big, round, red and white
70. Good for grinding your own medications and for smashing your hands
71. Chick Webb
72. He has two by Sota
73. One has flames; one is silver-tipped
74. Pool hall oracle

Part VII: Patient Care

There have been a lot of memorable patients treated at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital over the years. Can you name these?

75. House risked his license to get her a transplant
76. She wrote House love letters
77. Just one word for her: jelly
78. Chase chastely kissed her
79. She had a “tattoo of a skunk” on her shoulder
80. House “ate the berries” to help this young patient
81. House couldn’t “kill her dream”
82. Road trip and a hoagie

Scoring (thanks to my friends at the Hugh Laurie: Too Handsome For Paperwork forum for help with the scoring designations):

More than 75 points: You are “All In.” You probably know this show better than David Shore.
60-75: “Role Model” (for other fans).
50-59: You have “The Right Stuff” but perhaps you need to watch your DVD collection one more time
40-49: You “Need to Know” more about the show to be a true fanatic
Less than 40 points. Alas you are “Clueless” about House. You are probably a "newbie." Keep watching and take this quiz again in a few months.

Answers will appear in this space next week.

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Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."
  • sdemar

    This was hard but I’m not going to stop until I get all the answers. Are you sure you are not David Shore?

  • Brenda Culver

    Hey, thanks for that great quiz!

    I scored about a 76 without even thinking too hard. Do I have a problem? Am I a House addict?

  • Hey, Sdemar — You know I’m not Shore 😉 Keep working at it, you’ll get them all.

    Brenda, glad you did well–I was thinking I may have made this too hard. I’m not sure I’m the person you should ask about whether you’re addicted. I got them all right (of course I wrote it, but…). But in answer to your question–It’s a goooood addiction 🙂

  • sdemar

    Barbara, I’m just razzing with you because I’m a tease:) I think it’s an awesome test and I love it. Yes, I plan to finish. I just need to pull out by boxes of the DVD’s for a little assistance.

    Brenda, congrats. House Addict? Can’t think of a better addiction to have.

  • sdemar

    Barbara, I’m just razzing with you because I’m a tease:) I think it’s an awesome test and I love it. Yes, I plan to finish. I just need to pull out by boxes of the DVD’s for a little assistance.

    Brenda, congrats. House Addict? Can’t think of a better addiction to have.

  • Tourmaline

    Nice one Barbara! I was doing OK until I got to the House Connections section, fell down a bit there :/

    But overall I think I got enough for the 60-75 group. Guess I’ll find out for sure when you post all the answers 🙂

  • The House Connections are definitely hard. IMDB is probably a good place to start if you want to get all of them (although I didn’t use IMDB to write the questions) 🙂

    Good score Tourmaline!

  • Ann

    Wow! I love trivia. I’m afraid I’m “All In.” But, as you say, it’s a good addiction. Congrats, too! In case you haven’t heard yet, there is a link to your quiz on the Fox House main page.

  • Hey, Ann–All In is good, too. Thanks for the congrats. I’m really excited that TPTB have linked to this.


  • blairm.

    Hm..definately didnt know we were supposed to keep score =]. Howerver, i think i did pretty well. And there is nothing better to be addicted to than house, it happens to be my life. Love the quiz, its great.

  • Barbara Barnett

    Thanks, Blairm,

    Answers will be posted on Tuesday or so.

  • blairm.

    Ahh, looking over this quiz for the second time seeing if sleep could have jogged my memory, I thought of a good question for this
    Q: What is House’s ringtone
    A: “What A Man” Linda Lyndell.
    However, that may be fairly obvious. I guess it depends on your addiction level ;].

  • Barbara Barnett

    I’ve posted the answers right here: House Trivia Quiz: The Answers. Enjoy!


  • Laura

    I don’t know if anybody mentioned this yet, but the answer I came up with for question #65 (guest star who was in Pippin) was William Katt, the actor who played the father of Boyd in House Vs. God. He was the guy who played Pippin on the filmed version with Ben Vereen, Martha Raye, and Chita Rivera.

  • Barbara Barnett

    Hi Laura,

    I didn’t know that William Katt starred in the film version of Pippin. I remember him from “Greatest American Hero.” Cool. So House has dealt with the Broadway AND film Pippins.

  • mac

    Those were not personal nor were they attacks They glaring mistakes in the story line.

    I’m sorry I brothered you


  • Barbara Barnett

    Mac–Not sure what you are referring to??????


  • Bev

    A wee nitpick about 62 — R. Lee Ermey’s characters in “House” and “Full Metal Jacket” were not in different branches of the service; they were both in the Marines. I remember him as the sarge in “FMJ” at the end of boot camp telling the recruits, “Today, you people are no longer maggots. Today, you are Marines!” (And I still got the answer wrong because I was thinking all the questions referred to actors who played *patients.*)

    Still confused about 74; the original question was “Pool hall oracle,” but the answer was “no pickles”? Was 74 a different question on the Fox site’s version of the quiz?

    No matter. I had fun with this — and scored higher than I expected!

  • guess

    these questions were harder than i thought they would be. I’ve been watching HOUSE from the beginning and it was still hard.

  • cluressaferd

    How much is each question worth? I dont know what my score is.

  • Barbara Barnett

    Hi Bev…I made an error when I put the answer key up on those two questions. I forgot that I changed them, and when I went back to do the answers I inadvertently used the originals (oops). Of course the pool hall oracle is House’s magic 8 ball. “No pickles was actually the original question (answer=Reuben sandwich).

    Yup. Both were marines. John was a flyer (that’s what I meant) and in Full Metal he was a drill Sergeant (I think).

    Guess–sorry. It was intended to be hard (with some easy questions thrown in. I guess it’s a matter of obsessional degree.)

    cluresaferd–questions are one point each.

    Thanks for playing!

  • Nathan

    LoL, I scored an 80 without even thinking lol i think i am a addict

  • Barbara Barnett

    Nathan–Join the club! Looking forward to some new episodes.

    BTW–I will post my second season episode guide in the next couple of days.

  • Miri

    I’ve had the hardest time coming up with episode names. I keep thinking, “Oh, I know that, the one with the woman who has rabies,” and then sweatin’ the name for ten minutes. I will get through!
    Hint on the musical instruments: he plays all but one on the series “Jeeves and Wooster.” Hugh Laurie fans should see that series and the series “Blackadder.” Which are both on House’s TiVo, as we get a glimpse of it at one point while Wilson’s living there.
    Great quiz, most knowledgeable fan. Tiding me over until new episodes.
    Congrats on the FOX link.

  • Barbara Barnett

    Hi Miri. So glad you’ve been enjoying the quiz. It was fun to write, and surely not my last!

    Thanks for the note about the fox link. The folks over at the official site were very kind in pointing people to the quiz from the House page.

  • Alabama

    I came up with two more actors from Buffy… Clare Kramer, who played Glory on Buffy, was the paralyzed yoga patient in “Meaning,” and Marc Blucas, who was Buffy’s college boyfriend Riley, played the patient in “Top Secret.”

  • Roxanne Ciccozzi


  • Barbara Barnett

    Thanks, Alabama. Thanks for playing (as House would say)

  • Mayelin

    Hi, well the questions are a little difficult, my big problems were House and Music, but I will answer each one of them, because I am an addict to House, I love him and I am not going to stop until know every thing about him and his show.

  • Anon

    You say he affected a “bad” english accent, do you realise Hugh Laurie is english?

  • Barbara Barnett

    Of course I know that Hugh is English. His “bad” accent was ever more the brilliant because he sounds nothing like the voice he used to make that call in Socratic Method. He was affecting an English accent as American might make if he wasn’t an accent expert 🙂


  • Jo

    Hi, Great quiz! i got 76, now I’m scared!! 😀
    just one little answer was wrong – Wilson moved in at the end of “Sex Kills” not “clueless”.

  • Heidi Helene Christensen

    I TOO am a House Adict. I watch all the reruns – last night, Sunday had 6! I usually watch him one or two shows on Monday and one or two on Friday. I may have to purchase an extra station so I can get him on Fox’s other stations!

  • Melissa

    I love the quiz, but I found two mistakes. You also see House’s car in Needle in a Haystack, and he has a special cane for All In.

  • Barbara Barnett

    The special cane in “All In” was the same cane he had in “Sportsmedicine,” which I mentioned. THanks for your addition of the car in Needle. Wasn’t really a mistake, but there are additional answers (as so many of you have pointed out)! Thanks for playing.