Have you ever had one of those days when everything that can go wrong does? In Fox's new drama "24," Kiefer Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer, tries to survive 24 demanding hours, to put it mildly. Each episode of the show is an hour of real time, so it takes a season of 24 shows to complete one day. Here are some other significant 24s to get you geared up for this high-paced, action-filled, season-long day.


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  • Sarah Lively and Kiefer Sutherland in Fox's "24." Photo: Sarah Lively and Kiefer Sutherland in Fox's "24."
  • "24" Questions

    So, you think you can keep up with this adrenaline-filled series? You think you're tough enough? Before you get in too deep, you'd better study up with this quiz.

    • 1. Who does Kiefer Sutherland's character work for?

      • A. Himself

      • B. FBI

      • C. Government's CTU

      • D. Bill Gates

    • 2. What is Kiefer Sutherland's middle name?

      • A. William

      • B. Frederick

      • C. Dempsey

      • D. All of the above

    • 3. Presidential nominee David Palmer is a/n __________?

      • A. Actor

      • B. Businessman

      • C. Senator

      • D. Pro Athlete

    • 4. Which film was Kiefer Sutherland not in?

      • A. "Stand By Me"

      • B. "A Few Good Men"

      • C. "Dark City"

      • D. "Eight Men Out"

    • 5. Which artist will Kiefer Sutherland play in "Paradise Found?"

      • A. William Blake

      • B. Paul Gauguin

      • C. Auguste Rodin

      • D. Edouard Manet

    • 6. Where did Teri Bauer receive her Bachelor of Arts?

      • A. Maryland Institute, College of Art

      • B. Rhode Island School of Design

      • C. Art Student's League of New York

      • D. Peabody Conservatory

    • 7. What is Teri Bauer's relationship to Jack Bauer?

      • A. Sister

      • B. Daughter

      • C. Cousin

      • D. Wife

    • 8. In what year of high school is Kimberly Bauer?

      • A. 1

      • B. 2

      • C. 3

      • D. 4

    • 9. How is Kimberly Bauer related to Teri Bauer?

      • A. Daughter-mother

      • B. Mother-daughter

      • C. Cousins

      • D. Sisters

    • 10. In what did Nina Myers major at Harvard University?

      • A. Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology

      • B. Asian Studies and History

      • C. Middle Eastern Studies and History

      • D. Psychology and History

    • 11. In what state was David Palmer a senator?

      • A. Delaware

      • B. New Jersey

      • C. California

      • D. Maryland

    • 12. What is David Palmer's marital status?

      • A. Married

      • B. Divorced

      • C. Single

      • D. Widowed

    • 13. In what other TV series did Dennis Haysbert appear?

      • A. "Law & Order"

      • B. "Now & Again"

      • C. "Homicide"

      • D. "Once & Again"

    • 14. From what high school did Karina Arroyave graduate?

      • A. Baltimore School for the Arts

      • B. Beverly Hills High School

      • C. West Hollywood High School

      • D. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts

    • 15. Which of the following is not one of the show's executive producers?

      • A. Ron Howard

      • B. Brian Grazer

      • C. Tony Krantz

      • D. James Cameron

    • 16. Which actress plays Mandy?

      • A. Mia Kirshner

      • B. Mia Sara

      • C. Sarah Lively

      • D. Amanda Peet

    • 17. Which "Nightmare on Elm Street" did Stephen Hopkins direct?

      • A. None of them

      • B. The Dream Child

      • C. Dream Warriors

      • D. The Dream Master

    • 18. Each episode of "24" takes place during ___________?

      • A. One day

      • B. Two days

      • C. One hour

      • D. 24 minutes

    • 19. Which city has not served as a filming location for "24?"

      • A. D.C.

      • B. Los Angeles

      • C. Toronto

      • D. Vancouver

    • 20. Which author did Kiefer Sutherland portray in "Beat?"

      • A. Jack Kerouac

      • B. Allen Ginsberg

      • C. William S. Burroughs

      • D. Clive Barker

    • 21. What did Kiefer Sutherland win an MTV Award for in 1997?

      • A. Best kiss

      • B. Best villain

      • C. Best new director

      • D. Breakthrough artist

    • 22. Who did Dennis Haysbert play in "Major League?"

      • A. Willie Mays Hayes

      • B. Ricky Vaughn

      • C. Pops Morgan

      • D. Pedro Cerrano

    • 23. For what do the letters CTU stand?

      • A. Counter Terrorism Union

      • B. Counter Terrorism Unit

      • C. Combined Terrorism Unit

      • D. Central Terrorism Unit

    • 24. To whom was Kiefer Sutherland once engaged?

      • A. Winona Ryder

      • B. Jami Gertz

      • C. Julia Roberts

      • D. Phoebe Cates

1. "Say Hey Kid" and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays' number (also his number of All-Star Game appearances)
2. Football Hall-of-Famer and Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore's number
3. Number of cans in a case of beer
4. Baltimore's UPN TV affiliate (the new home to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
5. The number at which Missouri entered into the Union
6. President Grover Cleveland's ranking (as well as 22)
7. The age of Kiefer Sutherland when he starred in "Flatliners" and "Young Guns II"
8. Number of hours in Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance auto race.


9. Walt Disney created his first cartoon, "Alice's Wonderland."
10. IBM was founded.
11. The Washington Senators won the World Series against the New York Giants.
12. The First Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

24 years ago

13. Singer Elvis Costello ("Watching the Detectives," "Veronica") legally changed his name from Declan Patrick McManus.
14. Actor Charlie Chaplin ("The Great Dictator," "The Gold Rush") died in Switzerland on Christmas Day, 1977.
15. The King, Elvis Presley, supposedly died on Aug. 16, 1977 at Graceland.