She has been the reigning queen of New York City’s 16th Precinct for nigh on 21 years and she has served as the de facto leading lady on Law & Order: SVU since the pilot episode. But with a backstory as complicated and storied as any daytime serial heroine, how much do you truly remember about Olivia Benson? Take our 10-question trivia quiz and then check your answers at the bottom.
1.) What is Olivia’s middle name?
2.) What title does Olivia currently hold amongst her fellow NYPD brethren?
- Senior Detective
3.) At what age did Olivia become engaged?
4.) True or False: Olivia’s mother was named Selena. Bonus Points: What was her mother’s occupation?
5.) From what college did Olivia graduate?
- Sarah Lawrence
- Marymount Manhattan
6.) How many suspects has Olivia been forced to kill while performing her duties?
7.) Olivia is fluent in all the following languages except _
8.) True or False: Olivia’s adopted son is named Noah Preston.
9.) When Olivia went undercover inside a women’s prison to investigate allegations of rape by a corrections officer, what did she pose as?
- A fellow corrections officer
- Prison Psychiatrist
- Social Worker
10.) How many days was Olivia held hostage by rapist/murderer William Lewis?
1.) Margaret. 2.) Captain. 3.) 16. 4.) False. SERENA Benson was an English professor at Hudson University. 5.) Siena. 6.) Three. She has shot and killed serial rapist Roger Silver, serial killer Eric Plummer, and rapist Tom Cole. 7.) Farsi. She is also skilled in Spanish, and she claims to be able to read the Miranda warning in at least two further languages. 8.) False. His name is Noah PORTER. 9.) Inmate. 10. Four. On that final day, she managed to free herself of her bonds and attack him with the aid of an iron rod.
Law & Order: SVU is tentatively scheduled to return to NBC’s Thursday night lineup on November 12, 2020. Check your local listings for airtimes.