Can you pass the mega Monk trivia quiz?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: July 21, 2021, 9:10AM

Adrian Monk has many, many fears but fortunately, trivia is not one of them. Tony Shalhoub played the quirky detective for eight seasons of mysteries. Monk may be the center of attention, but the show served up loads of colorful characters and guest stars.

We have several questions about them — as well as some other Monk facts. It takes a true TV trivia expert to ace this one. See if you can pass the test!

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  1. Prior to portraying Monk, Tony Shalhoub was best known for playing a taxi driver on this sitcom.
  2. Monk originally aired on a cable channel. Which network was it?
  3. What was the name of Monk's wife who perished from a car bomb?
  4. What did Monk's wife do for a living?
  5. This actor played Monk's brother, Ambrose Monk, and won an Emmy for his performance.
  6. What is the name of Monk's FIRST assistant?
  7. Sharona Fleming is from which state?
  8. What is the name of Sharona's son?
  9. In "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man," Monk claims he has how many phobias?
  10. Monk is a huge fan of this musician — and even meets the legend in ""Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger."
  11. This legendary singer-songwriter performs the Monk theme song, "It's a Jungle Out There."
  12. Who is the rapper in "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"?
  13. Ted Levine, who plays Homicide Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, memorably played which movie serial killer?
  14. What is the name of Natalie Teeger's daughter?
  15. Which of Monk's psychiatrists appears in more episodes?
  16. How many different actors portrayed Monk's nemesis, Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck?
  17. True or false: Tony Shalhoub is the only cast member to appear in all 125 episodes.
  18. This was the title of an online spin-off series that depicted Monk as a middle-school boy.
  19. How many Monk mystery novels have been published to date?
  20. Monk won how many Emmy Awards?
  21. Monk takes place in which West Coast city?
  22. In the episode "Mr. Monk and the Game Show," seen in the image at the top of this quiz, what is the name of the fictional game show?
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