The Big Bang Theory true or false quiz

Can you tell your Cheesecake Factory from your Vartabedian Conundrum? Take our quiz to find out how well you know Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the gang...

The Big Bang Theory is back on E4 tonight after a mid-season break, so what better time to get your geek on and test your intimate knowledge of the show? Take our challenging quiz to find out how well you really know the science-centric sitcom…


True or false?

1. The actors who play Leonard and Penny actually dated for two years during filming.

2. The show’s original working title was Lenny, Penny and Kenny.

3. In real life, Kunal Nayyar, the actor who plays Raj, is just as unlucky in love as his character.

4. Lenoard’s last name is a reference to two famous scientists.

5. Sheldon has been seen working on numerous equations and experiments during the series, including the Prestidigitation Approximation and the Vartabedian Conundrum.

6. Sheldon’s catchphrase “bazinga” is so popular that a new species of bee has been named after it.

7. Penny’s surname is Jones.

8. Howard once used a ventriloquist’s dummy to try to snare a date.

9. Mayim Bialik, who plays Sheldon’s squeeze Amy Farrah Fowler, has a PHD in Neuroscience, just like her character…

10. Penny was the first character the show’s creators developed and the starting point for the friendship group.

11. Tom Lehrer’s The Elements was the original theme tune to the Big Bang Theory.

12. Raj’s inability to speak to women without the help of an alcoholic tipple is based on writer Chuck Lorre’s experiences at college.

13. Kaley Cuoco, who plays bubbly blonde Penny, was once a nationally-ranked tennis player.

14. Soft Kitty, the song Sheldon makes Penny sing to him when he is sick, is actually the song Jim Parson’s mum used sing to him when he was little.

15. Wannabe actress Penny works at TGI Fridays to pay the bills.

16. As the most romantically successful male member of the group, Leonard has had a total of eight love interests.

17. Howard’s pajamas of choice are a good old-fashioned flannelette.

18. Leonard and Penny broke up the last time because he declared his love for her and she didn’t reciprocate.

19. Howard’s astronaut nickname is Rocket Man.

20. Sheldon and Amy met through an online dating site.


The Big Bang Theory returns tonight at 8pm on E4