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What do you know about Gunsmoke? Take this quick FUN TV Westerns Trivia. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV WesternsBurt Reynolds

1. The young 26-year-old actor got a lead in Gunsmoke.  What was his character's name?

  • Percy Crump
  • Nathan Burke
  • Quint Asper
  • Ed O'Connor

2. What years was Burt Reynold a star on Gunsmoke?

  • 1962 - 1965
  • 1957 - 1960
  • 1958 - 1961
  • 1964 - 1967

3. Besides helping Marshall Dillon, what was Burt's job in Gunsmoke?

  • gunsmith
  • bartender
  • rancher
  • blacksmith

Ken Curtis

4. What is Ken Curtis' birth name?

  • Ken Gates Curtis
  • William Curtis Gates
  • Curtis Wain Gates
  • Wain Kenneth Curtis

5. Before beginning his acting career, he sang with what Big Band?

  • Tommy Dorsey's band
  • Jimmy Dorsey's band
  • Glen Miller's band
  • Gene Krupa's band

6. Ken appears in Gunsmoke several times before becoming one of the lead characters. When did he first appear?

  • April 25, 1959
  • January 31, 1959
  • April 9, 1960
  • December 8, 1962

7. Previous to starring in Gunsmoke, Ken had one of the leads in another TV series. What was the series?

  • High Tide
  • Wagon's West
  • Ripcord
  • Whirlybirds

Buck Taylor

8. His father was a famous Western side kick. What was his name?

  • Smiley Burnette
  • Dub "Cannonball" Taylor
  • Rufe Davis
  • Pat Butrum (sp)

9. When was the first time Dub appeared in Gunsmoke?

  • March 1967
  • February 1966
  • September 1965
  • December 1968

10. What year did Buck become one of the Gunsmoke stars?

  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968

Roger Ewing

11. Roger played Clayton Thaddeus "Thad" Greenwood. What years did you have the role?

  • 1959-1961
  • 1962-1964
  • 1972-1974
  • 1965-1967

Glenn Strange

12. In 1961, Glenn began to play Sam Noonan, Kitty's bartender at the Long Branch in 1961. He play the role until 1973. He played in about 218 Westerns, most of the time the bad guy. However, what did he do originally?

  • Sing
  • Rope
  • Shooting
  • Rodeo

13. What was Glenn's nickname?

  • Shorty
  • Peewee
  • Slim
  • Owl

14. In the mid-1940's, Glenn worked in another movie genre. What was it?

  • Playing Singers
  • Playing dancers
  • Playing dead bodies
  • Playing monsters

15. Who portrayed Marshall Matt Dillon on CBS Radio's Gunsmoke (1952-1961)?

  • William Conrad
  • Robert Conrad
  • James Arness
  • Will Rogers Jr.
Check Your Answers

Gunsmoke 2 (Answers)

Burt Reynolds

  • 1. Quint Asper
  • 2. 1962 to 1965
  • 3. blacksmith

Ken Curtis

  • 4. Curtis Wain Gates
  • 5. Tommy Dorsey's band
  • 6. January 31, 1959
  • 7. Ripcord

Buck Taylor

  • 8. Dub "Cannonball" Taylor
  • 9. February 1966
  • 10. 1967

Roger Ewing

  • 11. 1965-1967

Glenn Strange

  • 12. Sing
  • 13. Peewee
  • 14. Playing monsters
  • 15. William Conrad

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