The West Wing Trivia Quiz (Questions & Answers)

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Widely regarded as one of the best TV shows to ever grace our screens, how much can you remember about the iconic series The West Wing?

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

We’ve also included fun The West Wing related trivia so you can learn more about the show.

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Fun The West Wing Quiz

The West Wing General Knowledge Quiz Questions

1. In which year did The West Wing first air on American TV?

  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

2. How many seasons are there of The West Wing?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

3. Which branch of government is The West Wing set in?

  • Legislative
  • Executive
  • Judicial
  • Ministerial

4. Who created The West Wing?

  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Terence Winter
  • JJ Abrams
  • Russel T Davies

5. When the show begins, what year is the Bartlet administration in?

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th

The West Wing President Bartlet Questions

1. Known to friends as Jed, what is President Bartlet’s first name?

  • James
  • Julian
  • Josiah
  • Joshua

2. What state did President Bartlet represent as Governor before becoming President?

  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York 
  • New Mexico

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3. What political party was President Bartlet a member of?

  • Republican
  • Democratic
  • Independant
  • Workers’ Party

4. What college did President Bartlet attend?

  • Columbia
  • Brown
  • Duke
  • Notre Dame

5. Which actress played his wife, Dr Abigail Bartlet?

  • Stockard Channing
  • Allison Janney
  • Moira Kelly
  • Arlene Dahl

The West Wing Early Seasons Questions

1. Which world famous actor left the show after Season Four due to contract disputes?

  • Martin Sheen
  • Rob Lowe
  • Tom Hanks
  • Anthony Hopkins

2. The first episode features the President injuring himself doing what?

  • Riding his bike into a tree
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Cutting his hand with a knife
  • Crashing his car

3. In Season Two, five agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency are taken hostage in which country?

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Cuba
  • Columbia

4. Toby discusses the inclusion of a member of which overseas political party in the guest list of a White House event with British Ambassador Lord John Marbury?

  • Sinn Féin
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Christian Democratic Union of Germany
  • The Conservatives

5. In the final episode of Season Four, President Bartlet temporarily steps down from the Presidency using which amendment of the constitution?

  • 24th
  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th

The West Wing Later Seasons Questions

1. A world-renowned pianist is welcomed to the White House for a controversial solo performance; which country are they from?

  • Russia
  • North Korea
  • Cuba
  • Slovakia

2. In which kids’ TV show does Dr Abigail Bartlet briefly appear?

  • Sesame Street
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Disney Club
  • Barney & Friends

3. Where are the peace talks held between Israel and Palestine in Season Six?

  • The White House
  • Camp David
  • President Bartlet’s farm
  • Camp America

4. What happens on the night that Matt Santos is elected to replace President Bartlet?

  • Josh gets shot
  • Leo quits
  • Toby’s twins are born
  • Leo dies

5. In the final hours of his Presidency, President Bartlet pardons Toby, but what was his crime?

  • Embezzling funds
  • Leaking classified information
  • Destroying evidence
  • Bribery

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The West Wing Quiz Answers

The West Wing General Knowledge Quiz Answers

1. In which year did The West Wing first air on American TV?

  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

2. How many seasons are there of The West Wing?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

3. Which branch of government is The West Wing set in?

  • Legislative
  • Executive
  • Judicial
  • Ministerial

4. Who created The West Wing?

  • Aaron Sorkin
  • Terence Winter
  • JJ Abrams
  • Russel T Davies

The West Wing Trivia: Aaron Sorkin is a prolific writer and creator; he’s also responsible for the smash hit movies A Few Good Men and The Social Network 

5. When the show begins, what year is the Bartlet administration in?

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th

The West Wing President Bartlet Answers

1. Known to friends as Jed, what is President Bartlet’s first name?

  • James
  • Julian
  • Josiah
  • Joshua

The West Wing Trivia: President Josiah Bartlet is a direct descendent of the real-world signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Dr Josiah Bartlett

2. What state did President Bartlet represent as Governor before becoming President?

  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York 
  • New Mexico

You may also like our NYC and New Hampshire Quiz!

3. What political party was President Bartlet a member of?

  • Republican
  • Democratic
  • Independant
  • Workers’ Party

4. What college did President Bartlet attend?

  • Columbia
  • Brown
  • Duke
  • Notre Dame

5. Which actress played his wife, Dr Abigail Bartlet?

  • Stockard Channing
  • Allison Janney
  • Moira Kelly
  • Arlene Dahl

The West Wing Early Seasons Answers

1. Which world famous actor left the show after Season Four due to contract disputes?

  • Martin Sheen
  • Rob Lowe
  • Tom Hanks
  • Anthony Hopkins

2. The first episode features the President injuring himself doing what?

  • Riding his bike into a tree
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Cutting his hand with a knife
  • Crashing his car

3. In Season Two, five agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency are taken hostage in which country?

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Cuba
  • Columbia

4. Toby discusses the inclusion of a member of which overseas political party in the guest list of a White House event with British Ambassador Lord John Marbury?

  • Sinn Féin
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • Christian Democratic Union of Germany
  • The Conservatives

5. In the final episode of Season Four, President Bartlet temporarily steps down from the Presidency using which amendment of the constitution?

  • 24th
  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th

The West Wing Trivia: The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution has been used six times since its creation, most recently by President Biden when he underwent a routine operation

The West Wing Later Seasons Answers

1. A world-renowned pianist is welcomed to the White House for a controversial solo performance; which country are they from?

  • Russia
  • North Korea
  • Cuba
  • Slovakia

2. In which kids’ TV show does Dr Abigail Bartlet briefly appear?

  • Sesame Street
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Disney Club
  • Barney & Friends

3. Where are the peace talks held between Israel and Palestine in Season Six?

  • The White House
  • Camp David
  • President Bartlet’s farm
  • Camp America

4. What happens on the night that Matt Santos is elected to replace President Bartlet?

  • Josh gets shot
  • Leo quits
  • Toby’s twins are born
  • Leo dies

The West Wing Trivia: the actor who plays Leo, John Spencer, sadly passed away in 2005 whilst still filming the show.

5. In the final hours of his Presidency, President Bartlet pardons Toby, but what was his crime?

  • Embezzling funds
  • Leaking classified information
  • Destroying evidence
  • Bribery

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