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.

Blanche's daughter Rebecca comes to visit, and Blanche is thrilled they're bonding over conversation. During breakfast on the lanai, they both agree to tell each other everything - no more secrets. What surprising news does Rebecca tell her mother?

She's having a baby by artificial insemination.
Episode 3 - The Accurate Conception

After Sophia and Martha Lamont attend the funeral of Martha's best friend, Martha treats Sophia to a fancy dinner. She says there will be no more birthdays for her, and that she has too many illnesses. She asks Sophia to come to her house the next night to keep her company. Why does she want Sophia there?

Martha wants Sophia there because she plans to commit suicide, and she doesn't want to die alone.
Episode 7 - Not Another Monday

Which Golden Girl participated in the drama club in high school and was voted most humorous girl in her class?

Episode 9 - Comedy of Errors

Which Golden Girl dated one of Miami's most successful lawyers that also dressed as a clown on the weekends and entertained sick children in the hospital?

Episode 5 - Love Under the Big Top

Rose receives a letter in the mail from the company her husband Charlie used to work for. The company's gone bankrupt and so has their pension fund. Rose won't be receiving pension checks anymore, and she can't afford to live without them. What does she decide to do?

She decides to look for a new job. The counseling center doesn't pay enough for her to live without the pension checks.
Episode 4 - Rose Fights Back

TRUE OR FALSE: All of Rose's children were conceived on St. Olaf holidays.

Episode 3 - The Accurate Conception
Rose: All our children were conceived on special St. Olaf holidays. Adam was conceived on the day of the princess pig when they had the pig crowning. And Ginella was conceived on Hay Day. That's the day we St. Olafians celebrate hay.
Dorothy: Rose, do you think you could wrap this up before Rebecca goes into labor?
Rose: Then there was the day of the wheat when everybody came to town dressed as sandwiches. Charlie and I forgot to put cheese between us, and before I knew it, there was Kirsten.

Blanche once told Rose and Sophia that her mother nicknamed her "peacock". Why did she call her that?

Because she was so beautiful
Episode 1 - Sick and Tired (Part 1)
Sophia: Why peacock?
Blanche: Because I was so beautiful. Anyway, she said-
Rose: I don’t find peacocks so beautiful. They’ve got skinny necks, and they shriek.
Blanche: It doesn’t matter, Rose.
Rose: And they attack chickens!
Blanche: I don’t care about chickens, Rose. She didn’t call me chicken. She called me peacock!
Rose: You look more like a chicken when you’re angry. Your neck sticks out like a chicken.

Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose are babysitting for a couple that attends Rose's church. The baby is sick with an ear infection, and he won't stop crying. Rose suggests they sing to him to help him go to sleep. What song do they sing?

Mr. Sandman
Episode 7 - Not Another Monday

After dating for three months, Dorothy's lawyer beau Ken says he needs to talk to her about something very important. The girls are excited because they think he's going to propose marriage. When Ken arrives at the house, what does he tell Dorothy?

He's becoming a full-time circus clown. He says entertaining as a clown has been the one bright spot in his life.
Episode 5 - Love Under the Big Top

TRUE OR FALSE: Rose's husband Charlie was fired from selling insurance and later worked for an iron company selling parts for farm equipment.

False. He worked for an iron company selling horse shoes.
Episode 4 - Rose Fights Back

Rose tells the girls her co-worker Roger Barton doesn't like her, but he gets along with everyone else in the office. She tries her best to be friendly to him but to no avail. When Roger's dog Sparky dies, Rose wants to show how much she cares. What does she decide to do?

She buys him another pet, a cat named Buster.
Episode 9 - Comedy of Errors

Which Golden Girl implied that her husband was well endowed? (Hint: She said a bull would've been jealous of her husband.)

Episode 10 - All That Jazz
Rose: The hardest part for me was explaining to my Kirsten the difference between boys and girls. I knew the time had come, but I kept putting it off. Finally, I decided it was time to take the bull by the horns.
Blanche: So you told her?
Rose: No! I took the bull by the horns, turned him around, and showed her what makes a bull a bull.
Dorothy: You are kidding, Rose.
Rose: No! That’s how my mother taught me.
Blanche: Honey, didn’t that give you a false impression about what a man would look like?
Rose: It sure did. Can you imagine my surprise on my wedding night with Charlie? Boy, that bull would’ve been jealous!

Blanche's mother-in-law has died and her brother-in-law Jamie visits to settle her part of the estate. When Blanche sees Jamie, he reminds her so much of her husband George, and she believes she's in love with him. When she expresses her feelings to Jamie, what does he say?

He tells Blanche she's in love with the memory of his brother George, and that he's not his brother.
Episode 8 - That Old Feeling

Which Golden Girl once said her destiny was to be become a great romance novelist?

Episode 1 - Sick and Tired (Part 1)

What is the name of the local consumer reporter that Rose goes to for help on fighting against age discrimination?

Enrique Mas
Episode 4 - Rose Fights Back

What is the name of the protest organization that Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose join to help save dolphins from tuna fishermen's nets?

Friends of Sea Mammals
Episode 5 - Love Under the Big Top

Rose goes to the pound and gets a cat for Roger Barton, the co-worker who doesn't like her. She wants to replace the loss of his dog with a new pet as an act of kindness. Unfortunately, Roger returns the cat back to Rose. Why doesn't he want the cat?

The cat mauls him and eats his pet parakeet.
Episode 9 - Comedy of Errors

TRUE OR FALSE: Blanche wore yellow to her husband George's funeral.

False. She wore red because her husband liked the color.
Episode 8 - That Old Feeling

Blanche wore red to Phil's funeral, Dorothy's younger brother. She said she doesn't believe in wearing black. (Season 6, Episode 12 - Ebbtide's Revenge)

Blanche also told Rose and Sophia that she got married in a red dress. Season 6, Episode 23 - What a Difference a Date Makes)

Rose complains about her stressful job working for a consumer reporter. She's testing products all day and night and doesn't get much sleep. Dorothy and Blanche suggest she talk to her boss Enrique Mas. When Rose speaks to him about her stress, what does he tell her?

He's hiring an assistant for her.
Episode 10 - All That Jazz

Sophia receives her membership card for The Shopper's Warehouse where everything is sold in bulk. She goes overboard buying wholesale items she either doesn't need or will never fully consume. Why does she like shopping there?

She said it makes her feel immortal.
Episode 4 - Rose Fights Back