31 Sopranos Trivia Questions and Answers

If you were a fan of The Sopranos, why not see how much you have remembered from this critically acclaimed TV show by playing this Sopranos Trivia?

The show made household names of James Gandolfini and Edie Falco and is heralded as one of the greatest TV shows ever made. 

The Sopranos won many awards, including Peabody Awards, and was hailed as the best-written TV series of all time by the Writers Guild of America.

TV Guide ranked it the best television series, but what made this show so fantastic

Let’s find out by playing this Sopranos trivia!

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General Sopranos Trivia Questions and Answers

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The Sopranos is arguably the best American crime drama TV series of all time, and it has a huge following even more than 20 years after its debut.

The plot revolves around James Gandolfini’s character, Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster based in New Jersey, and his challenges in balancing life as the leader of a criminal organization with family life

But this Sopranos trivia isn’t just about the leading man. The following questions will include his family members, rivals, mafia colleagues, his high-school-sweetheart wife, and his patient psychiatrist!

Plus, some random Soprano trivia questions about all aspects of the show! 

Let’s see how much you remember! 

1: What date did the show premiere on HBO?
January 10, 1999.
2: Who is David Chase?
Writer and Producer of The Sopranos.
3: How many Sopranos actors also appeared in the 1990 Martin Scorsese gangster film Goodfellas?
4: Tony Soprano is a member of the DiMeo crime family of New Jersey. What's their New York City counterpart?
The Lupertazzis.
5: What type of anxiety disorder does Tony have?
Panic Disorder.
6: Who did Carmela's actress, Edith Falco, play in HBO's prison drama Oz?
Diane Whittlesey.
7: What is the name of Tony's psychiatrist?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi.
8: Who is the only cast member to appear in every episode?
James Gandolfini.
9: During seasons 2 and 3, which actor had to wear a fat suit to portray their character?
Steve Schirripa.
10: In what year was the final episode aired?

Cast and Characters Sopranos Trivia Questions and Answers 

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The Sopranos features a large cast of characters, and while some only appear in a few episodes or certain seasons, others appear constantly yet sporadically throughout the series

There are those characters that we see get significant amounts of character development as we watch them grow and evolve on screen. 

We have our favorites and those we love to hate, but how much do you know about the cast members behind the characters?

And, just how different could this show have been had Plan A worked out?

Let’s find out in round 2 of this Sopranos trivia! 

1: Who was originally asked to play the role of Carmela Soprano?
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi.)
2: Which actor said they were regularly contacted by real-life 'wise guys' who offered him advice and complimented him on the show's authenticity?
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano.)
3: Who is Corrado' Junior' Soprano in relation to Tony?
4: Which actor only agreed to sign on for the show if it was guaranteed that his character would not be a 'rat' (an informant)?
Tony Sirico, Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri.
5: Who is released from prison at the start of season 2?
Richie Aprile (David Proval).
6: Which Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor was a top choice to play Tony Soprano, but he turned it down?
Ray Liotta.
7: What is the name of Jamie-Lynn Sigler's character?
Meadow Soprano.
8: Which Sopranos actor auditioned for the role of Tony, but producers decided they were better suited to another role (after some adjustments to the character)?
Michael Rispoli, (Jackie Aprile, Sr.)

Seasons and Episodes Sopranos Trivia Questions and Answers 

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The show’s pilot was ordered in 1997, yet The Sopranos didn’t premiere for another 2-years, but when it did, it took the world by storm and quickly became one of the most watched TV shows of all time. 

The Sopranos ran for 6 seasons and aired 86 episodes before it finished in 2007.

Many critics have stated that this show is one of the best written to date, and there is no disputing the emotional rollercoaster some episodes and scenes take you on. 

From the heartbreaking to the heartwarming, the humorous to the harrowing, and everything else in between, this Soprano’s trivia round looks at some of the best seasons and episodes of the series. 

Let’s see how many of the following scenes stood out for you as we play round 3 of this Sopranos trivia. 

1: The first major death scene in the show happens at the end of season 2. Who is killed aboard Tony's boat after being ousted as a rat?
Sal ‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero.
2: In what season do we see the ultimate Melfi episode and her good doctor's strict moral code, bending but not breaking as she internally debates using Tony to get revenge on her attacker?
Season 3 (episode 4).
3: Who does Tony beat to death with his bare hands in one of the series's dirtiest and most violent scenes? (Season 4, Episode 9).
Ralphie (Joe Pantoliano).
4: Whose girlfriend reveals she has been working undercover with the FBI in season 5?
Michael Imperioli's.
5: In season 6, who spoke the following insightful line: 'People only see what you allow them to see?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi.
6: What is stuck to Tony's face after a drunken fist fight with Bobby in the 'Home Movies Episode' of season 6?
A green Monopoly house.

Fascinating Facts about Sopranos Trivia Questions and Answers

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Like every show, The Sopranos has its fair share of fascinating facts; some are pretty well known today, but others have taken much research for me to discover!

If you want to impress your friends with some Soprano secrets, this is definitely the round to pay particular attention to! 

Find out how James Gandolfini portrays real annoyance on screen, who David Chase wanted for the lead role, plus what the show was very nearly called. 

Ready to play the final round of this Sopranos trivia?

Let’s go!

1: For what type of media did creator David Chase develop the story of Tony Soprano and his family?
A movie.
2: Livia Soprano was supposed to die in season 1, but the actress (Nancy Marchand) pleaded with Chase for her to keep working. Why did he graciously agree to this?
Because she was sick with cancer.
3: Who did David Chase desperately want for the role of Tony Soprano but was overruled by producers who didn't want to gamble on a first-time actor for the show's lead?
Steven Van Zandt.
4: What would actor James Gandolfini do to portray genuine irritation and annoyance on screen?
Put a small stone inside his shoe.
5: The FBI recorded the DeCavalcante family discussing The Sopranos. What were they heard saying about the show?
'Is this supposed to be us?'
6: What was the show very nearly called?
Made in New Jersey.
7: What console was the video game The Sopranos: Road To Respect released for?
PlayStation 2.

More Sopranos Trivia Fun – Video Quiz

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