The Golden Girls Trivia: Season 1

Grab some friends and gather around a cheesecake! Test your knowledge on Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia to see how much you know about their beginnings.

In the first season of The Golden Girls, we learn a lot about these four mature women like how they met, what they do for a living, and even meet some of their family members. We get to know their distinct personalities as they tackle daily life issues as senior citizens. We tag along on their dates, and we're tickled pink during their humorously entertaining shenanigans. How much do you know about the infancy of this iconic show? See how many of these trivia questions you can answer.

When Rose goes to Boca Raton to tell Mrs. Beatty her husband Al had a heart attack and died, Mrs. Beatty isn't surprised to see a strange woman at her door. What does Rose learn about about Al from Mrs. Beatty?
He was a philanderer/serial cheater.
Episode 15 - In a Bed of Rose's
Mrs. Beatty: He dumped you. You've been dating him and he dumped you, and now you're getting even by telling me.
Rose: No, that's not-
Mrs. Beatty: I've heard this before I can't tell you how many times.
Rose: You have?
Mrs. Beatty: You think you're the first? Please. The first time Al slept with someone else was on our honeymoon.
Rose: No.
Mrs. Beatty: In Paris. The chambermaid. He always had the sign on the door, "Maid service requested". He slept with everyone. Secretaries, school teachers, babysitters, neighbors, friends. Oh, one Easter we gave our little boy some rabbits. They used to look at Al in amazement.
On the day of the bowling tournament, the girls end up sharing the same lane. What does Rose do to aggravate Dorothy and throw her off her game?
She calls Sophia "Ma" during the tournament because she and Sophia knew Dorothy wouldn't like it.
Episode 7 - The Competition

Which Golden Girl said the following?

"If you've got a stallion eating oats out of your hand, best close the gate before you give him the sugar."
Episode 17 - Nice and Easy
Dorothy: You said that, Blanche?
When Dorothy goes to the hospital to have surgery on her foot, Dr. Revell comes to her room to tell her Dr. Ashton will not be performing her surgery. What happened to Dr. Ashton?
Dr. Ashton was subpoenaed in a malpractice suit.
Episode 18 - The Operation
Dr. Revell: Hello, Mrs. Zbornak. My name is Dr. Revell.
Dorothy: Oh, hello.
Dr. Revell: I'm here to tell you that Dr. Ashton won't be able to perform your surgery tomorrow. He's been subpoenaed in a malpractice suit.
Dorothy: You are kidding?
Dr. Revell: I'm afraid not. He's a damn fine doctor too. I wish I were half the doctor he is. By the way, I'll be performing your surgery tomorrow.
Rose finally reveals the truth to her daughter Kirsten about Charlie and why there wasn't much left in her will. What was the truth?
Charlie was a good man, but he was bad with money.
Episode 16 - The Truth Will Out
TRUE OR FALSE: Blanche once lied and told her sister Virginia she was left on the doorstep by gypsies. Blanche told her this simply because Virginia annoyed her.
FALSE. She told this lie to her sister Charmaine.
Episode 16 - The Truth Will Out
Rose says Dorothy has the gift to communicate with animals. She advises Dorothy to use it wisely because it's powerful. Why does Rose believe Dorothy has this gift?
She caught Dorothy talking to a mouse in the kitchen, and it seemingly left through a hole under the sink when Dorothy asked it to leave.
Episode 17 - Nice and Easy
The night before her operation, Dorothy sneaks out of the hospital because she's too afraid to have surgery on her foot due to her phobia of hospitals. Why does she have that phobia?
She was left alone in the hospital when she was 5 years old the day she had her tonsils removed.
Episode 18 - The Operation

Rose and Dr. Jonathan Newman are on a dinner date, and he tells her there is something important they need to discuss. "Rose, in order for a relationship to be complete, each person has to accept the other for what he is. I don't think that can ever happen between us."

Why does he say he can't see her anymore?
She's not Jewish.
Episode 13 - A Little Romance
Which Golden Girl once worked in a factory as an assembly line worker riveting canteens as her part for the war effort?
Episode 23 - Blind Ambitions
After the bowling tournament, Dorothy and Blanche aren't speaking to Rose because she was an ungracious winner. As a peace offering, Rose offers them a trophy with all their names engraved on it to acknowledge how well they bowled. What do Dorothy and Blanche notice about the names on the trophy?
Rose's name is 3 times larger than theirs.
Episode 7 - The Competition
Dorothy: Oh, Rose, can I ask you a question?
Rose: Sure.
Dorothy: Why is your name three times larger than ours?
Rose: Because I'm the one who actually won it. If you ever want to look at it, it'll be in my bedroom.

Rose hasn't been on a date for three months because two men have died after she slept with them: her husband Charlie and Al Beatty. She finally decides to go away for the weekend with Arnie again, but she's hesitant about sleeping with him.

TRUE OR FALSE: Arnie died after Rose slept with him.
Episode 15 - In a Bed of Rose's
On the day of her daughter's wedding, Dorothy is furious at her ex-husband Stanley about how their marriage ended. When she confronts him, she says he walked out on her and didn't say he was leaving. How does Dorothy say she find out her marriage was over?
She received a phone call from Stanley's lawyer.
Episode 2 - Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding
Later in this season, Dorothy says Stanley asked her for a divorce. (Episode 20 - Adult Education)
When Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche enroll in tap dancing class, they call themselves "The Tip Tap Trio". Dorothy misses the dance recital because she had surgery on her foot, and Blanche and Rose perform without her. What was the name of their dancing duo?
The Two Merry Widows
Episode 18 - The Operation
TRUE OR FALSE: Blanche's sister Virginia married one of Blanche's boyfriends.
Episode 4 - Transplant
When the girls meet Blanche's father for the first time, what does Blanche wear?
A dress that looks exactly like the one she wore to her sweet sixteen because it was her father's favorite.
Episode 24 - Big Daddy
Stanley and Dorothy end up spending the night together when Dorothy consoles him about his wife Chrissy leaving. Dorothy reassures the girls it was a one-time event. How does Stanley feel about Dorothy?
He tells Dorothy he wants to get back with her.
Episode 11 - Stan's Return
Rose's blind sister Lily goes back to Chicago after spending some time in Miami, but Rose is very concerned about her sister's well-being. When she goes to Chicago two months later to visit Lily, what is she pleasantly surprised to see when she arrives at the airport?
Lily is there and has learned how to navigate with her guide dog Becky.
Episode 23 - Blind Ambitions
When Dorothy's sister Gloria comes to visit, she tells Dorothy how much she likes being with Sophia and wants to spend more time with her. What does Gloria ask her mother?
She asks Sophia to come live with her.
Episode 12 - The Custody Battle
Blanche wants to buy a new car, but she can't afford it unless she sells her current one. Rose also needs a car. When Blanche gives her car to Rose for a 2-week test drive, what happens while the car is in Rose's possession?
It's stolen.
Episode 14 - That Was No Lady