TV Westerns Trivia
The Oregon Trail, The Outcasts, Outlaws, The Outlaws, Overland Trail,
Paradise, Pistols N Petticoats, Pony Express, The Quest, Rango, Riverboat. The Road West
Choose an answer from the
three choices offered after each question and then "Check Your
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
The Oregon Trail
1. Evan Thorpe was disillusioned with his life in his
native Illinois and was taking his three children along the
Oregon Trail to try his hand out West. Darleen Carr played
Margaret Devlin, Evan's love interest. James Garner played
Evan Thorpe in this TV series?
2. Earl Corey and Jemal David were hardened bounty hunters
in this one season Western 1968-1969. Don Murray and Otis
Young played the two characters. Who produced the TV series?
- A. Screen Gems
- B. Warner Brothers
- C. ZIV
- D. MGM
3. In this Western, the good guy and bad guys were
transported to contemporary Texas. Rod Taylor and William
Lucking played the lead characters. Who was NOT a cast member?
- A. Patrick Houser
- B. Charles Napier
- C. Christina Belford
- D. Otis Young
4. This Western lasted two seasons from September 1960 to
September 1962. This hour-long Western showed the struggle
between lawmen and outlaws in the Old West. During the second
season, they added a veteran sidekick to the cast. Who played
this new character?
- A. Barton MacLane
- B. Tex Ritter
- C. Smiley Burnette
- D. Slim Pickens
5. The Western of only 17 episodes, Overland
tells the story of getting the stage safely along The Overland
Trail. This 1960 starred veteran TV Western actor Doug
McClure. Who played the other lead in the TV series?
- A. James Garner
- B. Stuart Whitman
- C. Bob Steele
- D. William Bendix
6. Ethan Allen Cord was an Old West gunfighter. Near
Paradise, his sister died, leaving for him to care for her
four children. Who played Ethan Allen Cord?
- A. Matthew Newmark
- B. Michael Patrick
- C. Brian Lando
- D. Lee Horsley
Pistols N Petticoats
7. This was a Western comedy during the 1966-1967 season.
The series starred Ann Sheridan as Henrietta Hanks who lived
in Wretched, Colorado. Who played Sheriff Sikes?
- A. Gary Vinson
- B. Douglas V. Fowley
- C. Roger B. Smith
- D. Clair Harold
8. This is another short-lived Westerns. This NBC-TV
Western aired in the fall of 1959. The cast included Earle
Hodgins, Grant Sullivan and Don Dorrell.
9. The story of the Beaudine Brothers search for their
captured sister came on the air in September 1976 and lasted
until December. Kurt Russell played Quentin Beaudine and Tim
Matheson played Morgan Beaudine.
10. This Western comedy had Rango an inept, bungling Texas
Ranger. Guy Marks played the Indian and Capt. Horton was
played by Norman Alden. The series ran a half season in 1967.
Who played the lead character, Rango?
- A. Jock Mahoney
- B. Dick Jones
- C. Don Knotts
- D. Tim Conway
11. This Western ran from September 1959 to January 1961
with 44 episodes. Darren McGavin played the riverboat captain
Grey Holden. The other lead was the boat�s pilot Ben
Frazier. Who played Ben Frazier?
- A. Michael McGreevey
- B. Jack Lambert
- C. Dick Wessel
- D. Burt Reynolds
12. What was the riverboat's name?
- A. The Vicksburg
- B. The Yorktown
- C. The Enterprise
- D. The Ranger
The Road West
13. This Western lasted 26 episodes. It was the story of
Benjamin Pride moving his family from Springfield, Ohio to
Kansas shortly after the Civil War. Who was NOT in the cast?
- A. Andrew Prine
- B. Darren McGavin
- C. Barry Sullivan
- D. Kathryn Hays