"Saved By the Bell" Quiz



By: Kelly Scott

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Do you remember the name of the school that Zack, Kelly and the gang attended? Or, the name of the principal unlucky enough to be responsible for keeping the group out of trouble? What about Screech -- do you know his real name? Prove your "Saved by the Bell" savvy with this quiz!

Can you imagine "Saved by the Bell" without Slater, Jessie and Kelly? Believe it or not, these three were never supposed to be on the show. And while Zack Morris might seem like the center of the show, he started off as just a minor character.

The show that would become "Saved by the Bell" premiered in 1988, and was known then as "Good Morning, Miss Bliss." Back in those days, the series was meant as a vehicle for "Parent Trap" star Hayley Mills, who played a teacher named Carrie Bliss. "Miss Bliss" was set in an Indiana middle school, and while Mark-Paul Gosselaar appeared, he was far from the star of the series.

All that changed the next year when producers realized that the series would work way better if the kids were the stars. In 1989, Miss Bliss got the boot and "Saved by the Bell" premiered. This revitalized series was set in sunny California and featured characters not found in the original series -- including army brat A.C. Slater, brainy Jesse Spano and cute cheerleader Kelly.

Over the next five seasons, viewers watched Zack and Slater fight over Kelly, Screech pine for Lisa and Mr. Belding try to hang onto his remaining hair. The series eventually spawned several spin-offs, which ran through 2000.

Think you know everything there is to know about the series? Take our quiz to prove it!

What is the name of the high school that Zack Morris and friends attend?

Bayside was the high school where the gang attended class.


Which actress played Kelly Kapowski?

Tiffani first appeared in a TV commercial for the Peaches and Cream Barbie Doll. She got her acting break in 1989 when she landed the role of Kelly Kapowski on "Saved by the Bell." This role as the squeaky clean popular cheerleader lasted 5 years.


What is Screech's real name?

Samuel Powers, better known by his nickname Screech, is the stereotypical school nerd. He was a fixture for the entire run of the series.


What nickname does Slater often call Zack?

Zack is often playfully referred to as "Preppy" by Slater.


What is the name of the song that Jessie sings as she breaks down while popping caffeine pills?

Jessie turns to taking over the counter drugs as a result of the pressure with midterms and her singing group, ignoring Slater's warning that the pills can be addictive. When Jessie has a breakdown while rehearsing "I'm So Excited," Zack cancels her performance and calms her down. Jessie undergoes counseling and accepts the fact that no one can be good at everything.


What nickname does Slater use for Jessie when they start dating?

Jessie often criticizes Slater for his insensitive remarks, particularly about women. When he starts dating Jessie, he calls her "Mama."


What was the name of the band that Zack, Kelly, Lisa, Slater, and Screech formed?

Zack Morris was the lead singer and lead guitar player for a band called the Zack Attack. The other members were Kelly (vocals), Lisa (bass guitar), Slater (drums), and Screech (keyboard). While this band never achieved the success that it did in Zack's dreams, it was good enough to get paid to play at local events


When Kelly is nominated as homecoming queen, what potentially shatters her prospects of winning?

Zack "helps" by coming up with a zit cream, but it ends up turning Kelly's whole face mauve. She wins the homecoming queen crown anyway.


What is the name of Screech's girl friend, played by a young Tori Spelling?

Violet Anne Bickerstaff is introduced in season two as Screech's girlfriend, and appears in three episodes in seasons two and three. She appears in episode 21, "House Party", where Screech's parents leave on vacation for Graceland. She also appears in episode 34, "Glee Club", and episode 41, "Check Your Mate".


When the gang switches roles with the faculty during Student-Teacher week, what role does Zack take on?

Zack acts as principal, Kelly as a history teacher and Screech and Lisa as gym teachers. However, things go wrong when Zack is caught in the middle between Kelly and Slater and must decide what the right thing to do is.


What is the name of the actor that plays Principal Belding?

Before pursuing a television career Dennis Haskins worked as a music manager, agent and concert promoter. Among his customers were 'Tom Jones' and Greg Allman. On screen he had guest roles in series like The Twilight Zone (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and many more. His longest lasting role was as "Mr. Belding."


What animal was Bayside's mascot?

In the last episode of season 1, Zack and Slater are involved in the annual prank war against Valley, which takes place the same time as the big cheerleading competition between the schools. Screech is the Bayside tiger and has an important part in Bayside's routine. However, after Zack and Slater kidnap Valley's mascot, two students from Valley kidnap Screech. Fortunately, their plan is ruined when the fake mascot ends up winning the competition for Bayside.


Who took part in a dance contest at The Max and, after hurting an ankle, won with a dance called the "Sprain?"

A dance contest was hosted by famed Casey Kasem and held at The Max. Lisa had a partner all lined up for the dance, but when she sprained her ankle he backed out. Screech agreed to dance with her in the contest anyway. Screech and Lisa won the contest with a new dance known as the "Sprain."


What does the "A.C." of Slater's name stand for?

In the season 4 episode "Love Machine," A.C.'s ex-girlfriend from Berlin visits and calls him by his real name, Albert Clifford. The meaning of the abbreviation "A.C." served as comedic fodder throughout the show's run.


When Zack sprains his knee before a big basketball game, who performs his surgery?

Mr. Belding accidentally trips Zack before a basketball game, causing him to suffer a knee injury, and Zack is afraid of the surgery Lisa's mom will perform to repair the cartilage in his knee. Lisa becomes a candy striper at the hospital where Zack is.


How does Bayside attempt to raise money for new cheerleading uniforms?

Both Zack and Lisa get a reality check about themselves when they start hanging out with their dates from the Date Auction, Lisa with an intellectual guy named Brian and Zach who was purchased by an overweight girl named Wendy. They both learn good lessons: Lisa about how to be yourself instead of acting different to cater to someone you like, and Zack that what's on the inside of a person is what counts.


When Screech's parents go out of town to visit Graceland, leaving Screech and his friends in the house, what does the gang accidentally break?

In order to afford a replacement, the gang plans to hold a fund-raising party so they can hurry to get the new statue before Screech's mother returns home and finds out what happened.


What had the gang been learning about at school that prompted Zach to create a tape with hidden messages like "Zack Morris is a blonde Tom Cruise"?

Some of the other subliminal messages include: Zack Morris is a good kid, Zack Morris is a great guy, Zack Morris is the son I've never had, Zack Morris is a ten.


The gang all get summer jobs at the Malibu Sands Beach Resort (except for Lisa, who is a guest there). Which actress plays Stacey Carosi, the daughter of the gang's boss at the resort?

Leah Remini went on to star in "The King of Queens" as well as "Old School" and "The Talk."


What did Zack score, surprisingly, on his SATs?

Upon graduation from Bayside, Zack was slated to go to Yale, having scored 1502 on the SAT, the highest of the gang despite his slacker reputation. At the end he ultimately attends Cal U with Slater, Screech, and Kelly.


In the Palm Springs Weekend episode, Slater meets and falls for Christine, who is a:

Christine is played by Eva Loseth who later appeared in The Dead Girl, Art House, Picture Perfect, and Doogie Howser MD.


Why doesn't Jessie like her father's fiancee, Leslie, when the gang travels to Palm Springs for the wedding?

Jessie and the gang are invited to her father's wedding, which is being held at the luxury hotel in Palm Springs that her father manages. Jessie is ecstatic at first, but becomes shocked and displeased when she discovers that her father is marrying a much younger woman.


In the episode titled "Fake IDs," what is The Attic?

In this episode, Zack falls for a college girl named Danielle when she drops by The Max to use the phone because she is stranded with a flat tire. In an attempt to impress her, Zack offers to change Danielle's tire, lies about his age and then makes fake IDs so that he, Slater, and Screech can sneak into The Attic, an over-18 nightclub where Danielle is a regular patron.


In episode 15 of season 2, we meet Mr. Belding's brother. What is his name?

Mr. Richard Belding's brother, Rod, a substitute teacher, arrives at Bayside to take the gang's History class. Rod proves instantly popular, and soon Mr. Belding is dismayed to find that the kids prefer his brother to him.


What concert is the gang trying to buy tickets for when they find $5,000 in case in the mall?

In episode 16 of season 3, while in the mall to buy tickets to a concert, the gang find a bag containing $5,000. They decide to use it to buy as many tickets as possible and scalp them, but it appears the two men the money belongs to will do anything to get it back.


What happens when Zack and Tori get trapped in the faculty elevator with Mrs. Belding?

In order to avoid a physics test, the gang throw a baby shower for Mr. Belding's wife, Becky. When they are leaving the school, an earthquake strikes, trapping Zack and Tori in the faculty elevator with Becky, who goes into labor.


What is the name of the fictional movie star who selects Bayside as the site of his anti-drug commercial?

Bayside is chosen by a Hollywood movie star, Johnny Dakota, as the location of an anti-drug commercial. The gang is set to star in the commercial, but when the gang learns that Johnny has been smoking pot at Bayside, they feel deceived and fire him.


Who ends up acting like a terrible boss and treating employees poorly for a class project in which the gang sells friendship bracelets?

When Kelly, Lisa, Screech, and Slater defect from Zach's leadership of the friendship bracelet business, they start selling Buddy Bands, with Screech using the tagline "Get your Buddy Bands! Your forehead's naked without one!"


What does Screech invent when he begins to date Robin, played by Soleil Moon Frye?

The episode starts off with the gang doing a smaller version of "The Today Show" with a segment of Screech cooking up some spaghetti sauce. Once they taste it they are shocked at how good it is and Zack decides to put it on the market and sell it. Screech "thinks" he has a new love interest in a new Bayside student named Robin. Unfortunately the truth is she really thinks he's a dork and only is using her "charm" on him so he'll continue buying her gifts. The gang realizes this and has Zack talk to him. Screech blows him off, claiming that Zack is just jealous that for once a girl is more into Screech than him.


Which two "Saved by the Bell" actors dated in real life?

Though Kelly was scripted as Zack's girlfriend for the show, the actress who played the role of Lisa, Lark Voorhies, was Mark-Paul Gosselaar's real-life girlfriend up to and during the Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992) movie, according to several interviews.


When the gang convinces Mr. Belding to put Bayside High's radio station KKTY back on the air, what segment does Screech host?

Zack becomes the main DJ, Kelly hosts "Desire Hour," Screech tells creepy stories on his "Mystery Theater", Lisa hosts the gossip segment, Jessie reads the latest news, and Slater ineptly handles sports. Slater quits when he finds out everyone thinks he is a bad sports announcer, but returns just when the gang needs him most.


Who wins the Miss Bayside beauty pageant?

The pageant stirred up controversy about sexism, and in turn both Slater and Screech enter as contestants to win a bet over who could win.


When another class assignment puts the gang into pairs to act out married life, who is "married" to Jessie?

Jessie is paired with Slater, Zack with Kelly, and Screech with Lisa. Jessie and Slater argue when Slater states that the important things in keeping a marriage together are trust, understanding, "and great legs."


When Lisa charges almost $400 on her father's credit card, Zack helps her figure out how to earn the money back. Which of the following is NOT on of their money-making schemes?

In the end Lisa, 'fesses up the truth to her father. Lisa begs her father to punish her but instead he tells her she has to keep her job at The Max until she earns enough to pay him back.


Who is the only character to appear in each and every "Saved by the Bell" episode, spin-off and movie?

Series creator and executive producer Peter Engel did not know that Dustin Diamond was only 12 when he cast Screech and later said he would not have cast Diamond if he'd known his age at the time.


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