Treat Yo Self to the 'Parks and Recreation' Quiz
By: Mark Mancini
"Parks and Recreation" aired its final episode in 2015, but if you’re still fantasizing about the waffles at JJ’s Diner or quoting the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, this quiz is for you. Come on over and treat yo self to a trip down Memory Lane — conveniently located right next to Lot 48 in a rising city named Pawnee, Indiana.
Question 1 of 10
What was the name of the oddball cult that took over Pawnee in the '70s?
Under these eccentric doomsayers, the city's official slogan became "Zorp is dead. Long live Zorp!"
Question 2 of 10
At age 18, Ben Wyatt became the mayor of his hometown — only to bankrupt the city. How'd that happen?
He gave every teacher a massive raise.
He broke the bank on an indoor winter sports complex.
Decades later, Ben still gets some grief for Partridge, Minnesota's "Ice Town" fiasco.
He purchased a fleet of amphibious police cars.
Question 3 of 10
Fill in the blank: In real life, Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) is married to the actress who played ________.
The psychotic Tammy 2 is depicted by Megan Mullally of "Will & Grace" fame. She and Offerman tied the knot back in 2003.
Question 4 of 10
Tom Haverford liked to make up his own slang. What did he call "desserts?"
And in his parlance, root beer was "super-water," forks were "food rakes" and cars were "go-go mobiles."
Question 5 of 10
When did Leslie Knope finally get to meet Duke Silver, Ron's musical alter ego?
at the Pawnee-Eagleton Unity Concert
Ron tried to keep his jazz-playing stage persona under wraps until season six, when the Duke stole the show at Leslie's big concert.
at Lil' Sebastian's memorial service
Question 6 of 10
What happened to Andy when he tried to "dine and dash" out of the hospital without paying his bill?
He tripped over a set of crutches.
He ran face-first into an ambulance.
"Call an ambulance! A *different* ambulance!"
He got his head stuck in some drywall.
Question 7 of 10
Leslie's main opponent in her city council campaign was Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), whose family owned what Pawnee-based company?
Late in the race, Sweetums installed horrendously unfair voting machines that doled out gift certificates when the user voted for Bobby.
Question 8 of 10
Which of these actual politicians did NOT make a cameo on "Parks and Rec"?
Cruz never appeared in the series, but lots of other political figures brushed shoulders with Pawnee's government employees, including McCain and Gillibrand, as well as Joe Biden and Newt Gingrich.
Question 9 of 10
Before Ben made them buy plates, what were April and Andy eating off of?
"Adulting" didn't come naturally to these two, but they eventually relented and bought some household necessities in season three.
Question 10 of 10
What awesome-sounding horror flick did Donna live-tweet at City Hall's Halloween movie screening?
"Death Canoe 4: Murder at Blood Lake"
Unfortunately, this isn't a real movie, but we'd totally pay to see it — especially if Donna Meagle came along.
"Attack of the Killer Potatoes"
"Zombie Axe-Murderers, Part Six"
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