Free Wheel of Fortune TV Game Show Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Who created the game show "Wheel of Fortune"?
A: Merv Griffen.
The show features a competition in which contestants solve
A: Word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman.
What do the contestants win?
A: Cash and prizes like trips and cars.
Wheel of fortune is often referred to as what?
When did “Wheel” premiere?
A: January 6, 1975.
On what Television network did Wheel air?
A: NBC .
Wheel aired on NBC until when?
A: June 30, 1989.
After some changes were made, the series returned on July
17, 1989 as part of what TV network’s daytime lineup?
On January 14, 1991, Wheel moved back to where?
Wheel aired on NBC until it was cancelled on what date?
A: September 20, 1991.
The popularity of the daytime series led to a nightly
edition being developed which began on what date?
A: September 19, 1983 and continues to air to this day.
Who hosted the original network version?
A: Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford, with Charlie O'Donnell as its announcer.
In what year did O’Donnell leave?
A: In 1980.
Who replaced O’Donnell?
A: Jack Clark.
When did Chuck Woolery leave?
A: In 1981.
Who was Chuck Woolery replaced by?
A: Pat Sajak.
When did Susan Stafford leave?
Who replaced Susan?
A: Vanna White.
After Stafford's departure how many individuals auditioned
for the part?
A: Over 200 .
Merv selected three possible replacements; Griffen
Bartholomew, Vicki McCarty, and who?
A: Vanna White.
After Clark died in 1988, M. G. Kelly took over briefly as
announcer until who returned in 1989?
Who has hosted the syndicated version continuously?
A: Sajak and White.
Wheel of Fortune ranks as the longest-running syndicated
game show in the United States, with how many episodes aired?
What did TV Guide name the show in a
A: The "top-rated syndicated series".
In 2013, TV Guide ranked it at what number in its list of
the 60 greatest game shows ever?
Each round has a category and a blank
word puzzle, with
each blank representing a hat?
A: Letter in the answer.
The "Wheel" is a roulette-style wheel mechanism with 24
spaces, most of which are labeled with dollar amounts, two Bankrupt wedges, and
A: Lose a Turn, both of which forfeit the contestant's turn.
Each game features how many contestants?
A contestant spins the wheel to determine a dollar value
and guess a what?
During a turn, a contestant with enough money can buy a
"what" for a flat rate of $250?
Calling a correct letter keeps the wheel in the
In Rounds 1–3, the wheel contains what four special tags?
A: The Wild Card, a Gift Tag, and two ½ Car tags.
The Wild Card may be used to call an additional what?
A: Consonant after any turn, or taken to the bonus round to call an extra consonant there.
Each game also features three what?
A: Toss-Up puzzles.