Desperate Housewives Quiz



By: J.P. Naomi

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

For a group of friendly neighborhood housewives, these ladies know how to get themselves into trouble. Can you recall all the scandals, murders, and betrayals from this series? Find out by taking this quiz!

For how many seasons did Desperate Housewives run?

Desperate Housewives originally aired for eight seasons on ABC from October 3, 2004 to May 13, 2012.


On which street do the housewives live?

The set for Wisteria Lane is actually located inside Universal Studios Hollywood and known as "Colonial Street" which has been used in many motion pictures and tv shows.


What is the name of the town where the housewives all live?

Fairview is a fictional town in the fictional Eagle State.


Which famous actress plays the role of Susan Mayer?

Teri Hatcher won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in Desperate Housewives.


Which famous actress plays the role of Lynette Scavo?

Prior to joining the cast of Desperate Housewives, Felicity Huffman had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Frasier. She currently stars in the TV series American Crime.


Which famous actress plays the role of Gabrielle Solis?

Prior to starring on Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria played the role of Isabella Brana on The Young and the Restless from 2001-2003. She currently serves as an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids.


Actress Marcia Cross plays the role of which desperate housewife?

On the show, Bree has been married three times. Her husbands' names in order are Rex Van de Kamp, Orson Hodge, and Trip Weston.


Desperate Housewives is narrated by the character Mary Alice Young who dies in the pilot episode. How does she die?

The character of Mary Alice Young is portrayed by Brenda Strong. Strong was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her narration as Mary Alice Young.


This actress, singer and fashion designer starred as Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives from 2010 - 2012.

Vanessa Williams was actually the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title in 1984!


Desperate Housewives writer and producer Marc Cherry is also known for his producing and writing of this other all-female lead cast television series.

Marc Cherry wrote and produced The Golden Girls in its final two years. Following Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry continues to collaborate with Eva Longoria on the TV series Devious Maids.


What was the name of Gabby's husband?

Carlos Solis was played by Ricardo Chavira and acted in each episode of Desperate Housewives. Most recently he has acted on the hit TV series Scandal as Francisco Vargas.


Bree's second husband Orson Hodge is played by which famous actor?

Kyle MacLachlan acted in 96 episodes of Desperate Housewives. Orson met Bree in Season 2 and six months after dating, he proposed to her. They divorced in Season 7.


In Season 1, who does Gabby have an affair with?

John Rowland, the gardener employed by Gabby and Carlos Solis, is played by actor Jesse Metcalfe. In 2005, Metcalfe won a Teen Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for this role in Desperate Housewives!


Season 2 begins with the mystery of this new neighbor who moved onto Wisteria Lane in the middle of the night:

Betty Applewhite is played by actress Alfre Woodard. Her stint on Desperate Housewives lasted from 2005-2006.


In Season 4, which housewife fakes a pregnancy and plans to raise her teenage daughter's illegitimate child as her own?

Bree's daughter Danielle gives birth to a baby boy who they name Benjamin. Bree and Orson convince Danielle to give them the baby and send her to college and buy her a convertible.


After trying to conceal this secret, Lynette finally confesses to her neighbor friends that she is...

Lynette is diagnosed in season 3 and undergoes chemotherapy in season 4. In the final episode of season 5, she fears her cancer is back because she starts feeling ill, but really she is pregnant with another set of twins!


What type of business did Lynette and Renee start together?

Unbeknownst to Lynette until later in Season 7, her husband Tom and Renee had a one-night stand 20 years ago which happened right after Tom and Lynette were engaged to be married!


What is the occupation of Mike Delfino, the husband of Susan?

Mike Delfino is played by actor James Denton who acts in all 8 seasons of Desperate Housewives. Most recently in 2016, James Denton had a guest appearance on Devious Maids.


In order to make ends meet, which housewife accepts a job to appear on a website while she does housework in lingerie?

Her husband Mike had accumulated so much debt in the past year that Susan is desperate to make some money. They end up moving off of Wisteria Lane and rent their house out to Paul Young.


Why is Carlos Solis arrested and imprisoned in Season 1?

This wasn't the only bad thing that Carlos did - he also tampered with Gabrielle's birth control in order to orchestrate her pregnancy! She was unsure of who the father was because she had also been sleeping with John the gardener.


What was the running time of each episode of Desperate Housewives?

Add in 15 minutes of commercials and this was aired on Sunday nights from 9-10pm EST!


Gabby's daughters are Juanita and...

Celia was played by actress Daniella Baltodano who began acting at the age of 4.


How many episodes of Desperate Housewives are in Season 1?

Season 1 ran from October 3, 2004 to May 22, 2005.


What type of item does Karen McCluskey bitterly recall that her husband bought her on every anniversary?

On their last anniversary, he gave her a vacuum cleaner and then he died two weeks later - she didn't cry!


Who struck Juanita Solis with their car in Season 1 and was not revealed until Season 6?

Andrew Van de Kamp is played by actor Shawn Pyfrom. Both Bree and Rex attempt to cover up his hit and run accident that landed Gabby's mother Juanita in a coma.


In Season 7, which housewife needs a new kidney?

Susan loses one kidney after being trampled during a violent riot on a neighborhood protest of Paul Young's plan to open a halfway house on the street. It is then discovered that her second kidney is deformed and she is at risk of renal failure. She ends up receiving a donated kidney from Beth who commits suicide and leaves her kidney to Susan!


Lynette's twin boys are named Porter and ...

Preston Scavo is actually played by two actors! Brent Kinsman from seasons 1-4 and then Max Carver from seasons 5-8 due to character's aged appearance relative to the 5-year jump that occurred at the end of season 4.


Why did Zach break into the Van de Kamps' home?

Zach is the "adopted" son of Paul and Mary Alice, though his birth parents are Deirdre Taylor and Mike Delfino. Earlier in this particular episode, Zach and Bree had discussed how Christmas always made them feel safe.


Whose house is completely destroyed in the tornado of season 4?

Karen McCluskey is played by actress Kathryn Johnson who is also well known for her role as Dolores Landingham on The West Wing. She passed away on June 2, 2012 from lung cancer - coincidentally, almost three weeks following her on-screen death from cancer on Desperate Housewives.


Who was the first gay couple to live on Wisteria Lane?

Bob Hunter is played by Tuc Watkins and Lee McDermott is played by Kevin Rahm. They first appeared in season 4 and continued through the series finale.


Which husband found their nanny Claire naked doing laundry and subsequently fired her?

Tom realizes it's time to fire Claire after realizing that both he and Lynette think he has a crush on Claire! Guilty as charged!


Confined to a wheelchair in Season 6, who does Bree hose off in the front yard?

Orson, depressed and angry, refuses to say 'please' and won't take a bath. Bree is fed up and goes after him with the hose. They finally make up after this falling out!


Who is Victor Lang?

Gabrielle marries Victor Lang in season 3. He serves as the Mayor of Fairview. Victor Lang is played by actor John Slattery and best known for his role as Roger Sterling on Mad Men


Who murdered Martha Huber?

Paul Young murdered Martha Huber after she admitted to blackmailing his late wife. He in turn tried framing Mike Delfino for the murder.


At the end of season 7, the housewives all agree to cover up the murder of who?

During a dinner party, Alejandro attempts to harm Gabby. Carlos, knowing that Alejandro raped Gabby as a child, kills him and together Susan, Lynette and Bree all agree to cover up the crime in support of Gabby.


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