Mad Men Trivia Quiz (Questions & Answers)

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How well do you know the chain-smoking, day-drinking phenomenon that is Mad Men?

Find out with our Mad Men quiz!

This mid-century set classic starring John Hamm burst onto our screens many years ago with a plethora of well dressed men and badly treated women and has delighted audiences once again with a revival on Amazon Video.

You’ll find Mad Men trivia questions and answers at the bottom of this guide. Feel free to use our quiz to build your own, and if you’d like to buy us a coffee to say thanks, we appreciate it!   

Note: As with all of our TV quizzes, there are spoilers throughout, so only play if you have watched all seasons. 

There are four rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 20 points.

We’ve also included fun Mad Men trivia so you can learn more about the show.

If you’re not sure how to use this quiz, scroll to the bottom for instructions first.

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Free Fun Mad Men Quiz Questions

Mad Men General Knowledge Questions

1. Which famous TV creator was behind Mad Men?

  • Candice Carty-Williams
  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Matthew Weiner
  • Ben Feldmen

2. When was Mad Men first aired?

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007

3. What is the Mad in Mad Men thought to be short for?

  • Madison
  • Madeline
  • Mad
  • Men and Dolls

4. What industry is the show set around?

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Pharmaceuticals 

5. Where is the show mainly set?

  • London
  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago

Mad Men Early Seasons Quiz Questions

1. Peggy meets the father of her child in the very first episode; who is he?

  • Don
  • Kenny
  • Bert
  • Pete

2. Why does Bert advise Don not to fire Pete after he breaks protocol by pitching his own copy?

  • His society connections
  • His rich father
  • His relationship with the accounts
  • He knows too much

3. In episode seven, the agency meets with the team of which presidential hopeful?

  • John F Kennedy
  • Teddy Kennedy
  • George Bush Snr
  • Richard Nixon

4. Which rival agency tries to hire Don in season one, and continue to approach him for years to come?

  • McCann Erickson
  • Putnam and Powel
  • CDC
  • MullenLowe

5. Kodak asks for Don’s help to rename their new projector called The Wheel – what does he come up with as a new name?

  • The Spinner
  • The Ferris Wheel
  • Wheels
  • Carousel

Mad Men Later Seasons Quiz Questions

1. Don makes a trip to California in season four to see the wife of the army lieutenant whose name he stole. What’s her name?

  • Anne
  • Anna
  • Annabell
  • Agatha

2. Peggy begins a friendship with an employee of which company that is based in the same building?

  • Life
  • Flair
  • Coca Cola
  • NME

3. What major sporting event is Lane seen watching in a bar with friends in season five?

  • World Series
  • NBA Finals
  • Football World Cup Final
  • American Open

4. Which account does Megan help win with her first advertising pitch?

  • Coca Cola
  • Jaguar 
  • Lucky Strike
  • Heinz

5. Bert passes away on his couch watching which historic moment on TV?

  • The assassination of JFK
  • The moon landing
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall
  • The first colour TV broadcast

Who Said It Mad Men Round Questions

1. “You’re painting a masterpiece; make sure to hide the brushstrokes”

  • Betty
  • Don
  • Peggy
  • Joan

2. “You’re going to need a stronger stomach if you’re going to be back in the kitchen seeing how the sausage is made”

  • Roger
  • Don
  • Bert
  • Pete

3. “You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.”

  • Peggy
  • Joan
  • Betty
  • Sally

4. “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

  • Don
  • Pete
  • Roger
  • Bert

5. “Men don’t take time to end things, they ignore you until you insist on a declaration of hate”

  • Peggy
  • Betty
  • Joan
  • Sally

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Free Fun Mad Men Quiz Answers

Mad Men General Knowledge Answers

1. Which famous TV creator was behind Mad Men?

  • Candice Carty-Williams
  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Matthew Weiner
  • Ben Feldmen

TV Trivia: Aaron Sorkin created many famous shows, including The West Wing. Why not try our quiz on the political classic?

2. When was Mad Men first aired?

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007

3. What is the Mad in Mad Men thought to be short for?

  • Madison
  • Madeline
  • Mad
  • Men and Dolls

Mad Men Trivia: The term “Madison Avenue” is often used to mean the American advertising industry. Madison Avenue became identified with advertising after that sector’s explosive growth in this area in the 1920s

4. What industry is the show set around?

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Pharmaceuticals 

5. Where is the show mainly set?

  • London
  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago

Mad Men Trivia: Although mainly based in NYC, the agency later open an office in California

Mad Men Early Seasons Quiz Answers

1. Peggy meets the father of her child in the very first episode; who is he?

  • Don
  • Kenny
  • Bert
  • Pete

2. Why does Bert advise Don not to fire Pete after he breaks protocol by pitching his own copy?

  • His society connections
  • His rich father
  • His relationship with the accounts
  • He knows too much

TV Trivia: interested in high society? Try our Bridgerton Quiz next!

3. In episode seven, the agency meets with the team of which presidential hopeful?

  • John F Kennedy
  • Teddy Kennedy
  • George Bush Snr
  • Richard Nixon

4. Which rival agency tries to hire Don in season one, and continue to approach him for years to come?

  • McCann Erickson
  • Putnam and Powel
  • CDC
  • MullenLowe

Mad Men Trivia: McCann Erickson is actually one of the few ‘real’ agencies named in the show.

5. Kodak asks for Don’s help to rename their new projector called The Wheel – what does he come up with as a new name?

  • The Spinner
  • The Ferris Wheel
  • Wheels
  • Carousel

Mad Men Later Seasons Quiz Answers

1. Don makes a trip to California in season four to see the wife of the army lieutenant whose name he stole. What’s her name?

  • Anne
  • Anna
  • Annabell
  • Agatha

2. Peggy begins a friendship with an employee of which company that is based in the same building?

  • Life
  • Flair
  • Coca Cola
  • NME

3. What major sporting event is Lane seen watching in a bar with friends in season five?

  • World Series
  • NBA Finals
  • Football World Cup Final
  • American Open

4. Which account does Megan help win with her first advertising pitch?

  • Coca Cola
  • Jaguar 
  • Lucky Strike
  • Heinz

5. Bert passes away on his couch watching which historic moment on TV?

  • The assassination of JFK
  • The moon landing
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall
  • The first colour TV broadcast

Music Trivia: Have you got an interest in the 1960s in general? Try our 60s Music Quiz next!

Who Said It Mad Men Round Answers

1. “You’re painting a masterpiece; make sure to hide the brushstrokes”

  • Betty
  • Don
  • Peggy
  • Joan

2. “You’re going to need a stronger stomach if you’re going to be back in the kitchen seeing how the sausage is made”

  • Roger
  • Don
  • Bert
  • Pete

3. “You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Vodka and Mountain Dew is an emergency.”

  • Peggy
  • Joan
  • Betty
  • Sally

4. “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

  • Don
  • Pete
  • Roger
  • Bert

5. “Men don’t take time to end things, they ignore you until you insist on a declaration of hate”

  • Peggy
  • Betty
  • Joan
  • Sally

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