The Golden Girls Trivia: Season 5

Did Blanche write a novel? Did Sophia move out? Is Dorothy terminally ill? Is Rose living with HIV? Test your Golden Girls knowledge of season five.

In the fifth season of The Golden Girls, the ladies don't let up on the hilarity, but they also rise to the occasion and grapple with very serious issues. Rose hangs in the balance as she waits for possibly devasting news from her doctor, Sophia is challenged with growing older while remembering the good times of her youth, Dorothy faces the temptations of a past addiction, and Blanche grieves the lose of a close family member that's very near and dear to her heart. How much detail do you know about how the girls handled these topics? See how many of these trivia questions you can answer.

TRUE OR FALSE: Back in St. Olaf, a traditional Christmas starts with a pageant consisting of shepherds, angels, and two wise men.

Episode 12 - Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas
Rose: I sure miss a traditional St. Olaf Christmas.
Dorothy: Uh, excuse me, Rose, do we have time to run out and get hit by a bus?
Rose: First there'd be the Christmas pageant with the shepherds and the angels and the two wise men.
Blanche: There were three wise men, Rose.
Rose: Not in St. Olaf.

What did Sophia say Dorothy's nickname was in elementary school? (Hint: She and Blanche's prison pen pal, Merrill Kellogg, had the same nickname.)

Episode 13 - Mary Had a Little Lamb

The girls' house is selected for the president's visit. They're excited but nervous because of what Dorothy may say. She's adamant about confronting the president with her list of issues. She finally comes face-to-face with him, and he asks her for suggestions about education. What does she say?

Nothing. She chokes up.
Episode 26 - The President's Coming! Part 2
Dorothy: I think he got the message.

TRUE OR FALSE: Sophia once kept her friend company while she committed suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills.

False. Sophia convinced her not to do it.
Episode 7 - Not Another Monday

Sophia's been secretly driving Rose and Blanche's cars. Blanche ran out of gas, and Rose thought her car was stolen. When Sophia returns home one day, Dorothy notices she's carrying a thick phone book. Why does she have the book?

She sits on the phone book to see over the steering wheel.
Episode 8 - That Old Feeling
Dorothy: Ma, why are you carrying that phone book?
Sophia: I can carry a book. It's a free country. Even the Statue of Liberty carries a book.
Dorothy: You were driving again.
Sophia: Who says?
Dorothy: This phone book is still warm. You were sitting on it so you could see over the steering wheel.
Sophia: You know me, safety first.

Which Golden Girl's father was part owner of a doughnut shop?

Episode 12 - Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas

Sophia suddenly comes into $170,000 and buys Dorothy a box of expensive watches. When Dorothy asks her mother where the money came from, Sophia says the government is being kind by sending her extra social security checks. Why is she receiving extra money?

She's receiving extra money due to an error in the system.
Episode 15 - Triple Play
Dorothy: Ma, I want to know. Now, where did you get the money?
Sophia: The government is being kinder and gentler by sending me a lot more social security checks than they used to.
Dorothy: The computer made a mistake. Ma, that money doesn't belong to you. Now how much are we talking about?
Sophia: Enough to have you rubbed out if you rat on me.

Which Golden Girl married her husband's business partner? He was also her late best friend's husband.

Sophia. She married Max Weinstock.
Episode 26 - The President's Coming! Part 2

Which Golden Girl is so passionate about preserving swamps and wetlands that she spearheaded a campaign for the Save the Wetlands organization that included a press release, petitions, and a banquet?

Episode 19 - 72 Hours
Dorothy: What an idiot! Of all the lame-brained, moronic dopes. I mean, if ever I wanted to reach right through the phone and strangle somebody!
Sophia: Not really a morning person, are you, Pussycat?
Dorothy: It's this caterer that I hired for my Save the Wetlands banquet. He's a week late with the menu. Now he tells me that he's going to serve wild duck and crayfish. They come from the wetlands. It's like holding a "save the whales" function on a Japanese trawler.
Sophia: Is there an open bar?
Dorothy: You know, Ma, that's part of the problem. Nobody cares. Do you realize what would happen if there were no swamps?
Sophia: New Jersey wouldn't have a state smell.

Which Golden Girl said she has an affection for bayous because she became a woman in one?

Episode 19 - 72 Hours

Blanche first tells the girls she lost her virginity to Billy...or Bobby...or Ben. Someone whose name started with a "B". (Season 1, Episode 22 - Job Hunting)

She later tells the girls she lost her virginity at her grandmother's plantation. (Season 7, Episode 11 - Room Seven)

Sophia: I thought you lost it in a hot-air balloon.
Dorothy: I thought you lost it at a pancake breakfast.
Blanche: Well, those don't count. I mean, they did at the time, but this is the definitive "where I lost my virginity" story.
Sophia: It's really nice of you to share something so personal with us, Blanche. In a bayou. You slut.

Blanche and Rose often have late-night conversations with Sophia. After their talks, Sophia kisses them good night, but only Blanche gets a piece of hard candy. Why doesn't Sophia give candy to Rose?

She afraid Rose will choke on it.
Episode 20 - Twice in a Lifetime
Rose: I can't sleep. And what's worse, I went to Sophia's room for one of our talks, and then I remembered she left, thanks to you, Dorothy.
Dorothy: You had late-night talks with my mother?
Rose: All the time.
Dorothy: And she gave you hard candy?
Rose: No. I'd ask, but she was always afraid I'd choke on it.

TRUE OR FALSE: Rose swore she would never tell another St. Olaf story until someone confessed that one of her stories changed their life.

Episode 21 - Sisters and Other Strangers

Which Golden Girl is a member of the Sierra Club, a leading advocate for protecting wild places, wildlife, and the environment?

Episode 26 - The President's Coming! Part 2