The Wire: Trivia

Educated guess or just street smart?
Quiz by Snobbroy
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Last updated: September 21, 2021
First submittedMay 24, 2020
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City where the show takes place
Baltimore
Main character and "loose cannon"
Jimmy McNulty
His sturdy (drinking) partner
Bunk Moreland
Creator of the series
David Simon
Actor who portrays Stringer Bell
Idris Elba
Opening theme
Way Down in the Hole
Singer who wrote this song
Tom Waits
How could you tell Omar is comin'
You hear him whistling "Farmer in the Dell"
A method used to surveil the drugdealers
Wiretapping
What the longshoremen have for breakfast
Beer and egg
Whiskey referred to as "Protestant whiskey"
Bushmills
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Nickname given to the area where drugs temporarily become legal
Hamsterdam
Always has a suggestion
"Prop Joe"
Leader of the main organization behind the city's drug import
The Greek
Partially real character portrayed by herself
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
Mayor candidate who "has a little finger in every pie"
Thomas Carcetti
Famous rapper playing "Cheese"
Method Man
Rowdy son of Wee-Bey
Namond Brice
What does Prez eventually end up working as?
Math teacher
Famous quote by Senator Clay Davis
Sheeeeeeeee-it
Season 5 features this newspaper
The Baltimore Sun
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2021
This quiz is bad. First of all, it is Way down in the HOLE. You misspelled it/misheard it. And even if you didn’t, why not accept that anyway? Secondly, how is teacher, school teacher, or middle-school teacher not acceptable to get Prez’s job? The subject is 100% necessary?

Please fix this. The quiz has potential.

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Level 65
Sep 14, 2021
Was it that bad? I must admit English is not my first language, so basic errors like that may happen. It's an honest mistake. Thanks for the constructive feedback. Fixed it now.
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Level 59
Sep 18, 2021
Thanks for the prompt response! Like I said: it has potential. Happy to take it again!
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2021
Cool idea for a quiz, such an excellent series. A couple of suggestions: "surveil" is the verb, not "surveillance". So it would be "Method used to surveil the drugdealers". Also, I found this question's phrasing confusing: "After quitting the police, Prez finds another job" -- it's obvious in retrospect but I suggest rewording it to something like "After quitting the police, Prez finds another job doing this" or "After quitting the police, Prez's new job." Thanks for making this quiz!
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2021
You may want to include a question about the performer of the theme song, since some folks who haven't seen the show will be familiar with him. And if they're not, they should be :)
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2021
Thanks for your response! You make some fair points. Can't really disagree with a missing question regarding the artist either.
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2021
I wrote 'sheeeit', I think. How many 'e's do you need? Apart from that, I liked the quiz. Thanx.
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2021
Adjusted the answer to demand fewer 'e's (and 'i's, you never know) Thanks!