Sesame Street Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
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?
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?
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?
In 2009, by what anniversary was Sesame Street the
fifteenth-highest rated children's television show in the United States?
A 1996 survey found that what percentage of all American
preschoolers had watched the show by the time they were three years old?
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?
AS of 2014, how many Grammy awards had it won?
A: 8 Grammy Awards.
Sesame Street was conceived in 1966 during discussions
A: Television producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett.
When was the program premiered on public broadcasting
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
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
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?
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
A: Write comedy.