Sesame Street Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions about the TV show Sesame Street.

 

Sesame Street Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Sesame Street?
A: It is a long-running American children's television series.

Who created the show?
A: Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

The program is known for its what?
A: Educational content.

When did the series premiere?
A: On November 10, 1969.

What did the Sesame Street, producers and writers use, for the first time, on a children's TV show?
A: Educational goals and a curriculum to shape its content.

It was also the first time a show's educational effects on young children were what?
A: Studied.

The show was initially funded by what?
A: Government and private foundations.

 

By 2006, there were independently produced versions, or "co-productions", of Sesame Street broadcast in how many countries?
A: Twenty.

In 2001 how many viewers were there of various international versions of Sesame Street?
A: Over 120 million.

By the show's 40th anniversary in 2009, it was broadcast in more than how many countries?
A: 140.

In 2009, by what anniversary was Sesame Street the fifteenth-highest rated children's television show in the United States?
A: 40th.

A 1996 survey found that what percentage of all American preschoolers had watched the show by the time they were three years old?
A: 95%.

In 2008, it was estimated that how many Americans had watched the series as children?
A: 77 million.

As of 2014, Sesame Street has won how many Emmy Awards?
A: 159.

 

AS of 2014, how many Grammy awards had it won?
A: 8 Grammy Awards.

Sesame Street was conceived in 1966 during discussions between who?
A: Television producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett.

When was the program premiered on public broadcasting television stations?
A: On November 10, 1969.

After its thirtieth anniversary in 1999 the show incorporated a popular segment known as what?
A:  "Elmo's World".

What did the show receive upon its fortieth anniversary in 2009?
A: The show received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy at the 36th Daytime Emmy Awards.

When Sesame Street first aired, most researchers believed that young children did not have what?
A:  Long attention spans.

Sesame Street was built around what single, breakthrough insight?
A: That if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them".

One of the creators primary goals was preparing very young children for what?

 
A: School, especially children from low-income families.

During the 1980s, the show incorporated the real-life experiences of the show's what?
A: Cast and crew.

In 1998, the CTW accepted what, to raise funds for Sesame Street and other projects?
A: Corporate sponsorship.

For the first time, they allowed "what" by their first corporate sponsor, to air before and after each episode?
A: Short advertisements.

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader called for a what?
A: Boycott of the show, saying that the CTW was "exploiting impressionable children".

Cooney credited the show's high standard in research procedures to what two Harvard professors?
A: Gerald S. Lesser, and Edward L. Palmer.

Norman Stiles, head writer in 1987, reported that most writers would "burn out" after writing how many scripts?
A: About a dozen.

Cooney and the producers felt that it would be easier to teach writers how to interpret curriculum than to teach educators how to do what?
A:  Write comedy.