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Quiz about Another One Bites The Dust
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Another One Bites The Dust Trivia Quiz


In the old time Westerns, someone always ended up 'biting the dust'. Can you identify the television Westerns in these questions?

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
321,690
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1506
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 68 (10/10), Guest 104 (9/10), Guest 151 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The early 1970s series 'Alias Smith and Jones' starred Pete Duel and Ben Murphy. Duel's character was called Hannibal Heyes. What was Murphy's character's name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 'Bonanza' was a long-running television series featuring the Cartwright family. The middle brother was known by his nickname of 'Hoss', but what was the real name of his character? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One of the earliest television Westerns was 'The Lone Ranger', starring Clayton Moore in the title role. Which actor portrayed his faithful companion, Tonto? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A television series from 1959/1960 was called 'Johnny Ringo'. Yes or no, was this based on a real person?


Question 5 of 10
5. Clint Walker starred in the title role in which Western television series? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 'The High Chaparral' was a Western series which ran from 1967 to 1971. Who played the part of Manolito Montoya? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the Western series 'A Man Called Shenandoah' the lead character suffered from which affliction? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The 1967 series 'Hondo' starred Ralph Taeger. What was the character's surname? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A more recent example of the Western genre was 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman', starring which British actress? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The 1989 mini-series 'Lonesome Dove' was based on a book written by which of these authors? Hint



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1. The early 1970s series 'Alias Smith and Jones' starred Pete Duel and Ben Murphy. Duel's character was called Hannibal Heyes. What was Murphy's character's name?

Answer: Kid Curry

The heroes were former outlaws who wanted to reform and took new identities as Smith and Jones. They were granted a pardon by the territorial governor on condition that they stayed out of trouble for long enough for him to feel they warranted their freedom.

The show revolved around their problems in avoiding being implicated in their previous way of life. Pete Duel died, probably by suicide, in late 1971 and Roger Davis was then cast in the role, although the series was not so popular following this change.
2. 'Bonanza' was a long-running television series featuring the Cartwright family. The middle brother was known by his nickname of 'Hoss', but what was the real name of his character?

Answer: Eric

Set on a ranch called Ponderosa, the series featured Ben Cartwright and his three sons, each borne by a different wife. Lorne Greene played the father, his oldest son, Adam, was portrayed by Pernell Roberts and middle son, Eric aka 'Hoss', by Dan Blocker.

The youngest son was Little Joe, played by Michael Landon, who went on to star in 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'Highway to Heaven'.
3. One of the earliest television Westerns was 'The Lone Ranger', starring Clayton Moore in the title role. Which actor portrayed his faithful companion, Tonto?

Answer: Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels was born as Harold J. Smith in Canada, and was the son of a Mohawk chief. He appeared in films, usually in bit parts listed only as 'Indian', until being cast as Tonto in 1949. The name of his horse in the series was Scout, which is the answer to a question which comes up frequently in British pub quizzes.

The theme music for the series was from Rossini's 'William Tell Overture'.
4. A television series from 1959/1960 was called 'Johnny Ringo'. Yes or no, was this based on a real person?

Answer: Yes

Johnny Ringo was a gunfighter involved with the Clanton Gang in Tombstone in opposition to Wyatt Earp. He died in 1882, apparently by shooting himself, due to depression. There are other theories regarding his death, including being shot by Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday.

The television series was a fictional development of him becoming sheriff of a town in Arizona, having tired of his outlaw life. It starred Don Durant and featured guest stars which included James Coburn and John Carradine.
5. Clint Walker starred in the title role in which Western television series?

Answer: Cheyenne

Clint Walker starred as Cheyenne Bodie, who had been a frontier scout. The series ran from 1955 to 1963 and the character undertook a series of jobs which were chosen to suit the plot of the particular episode. The other options are other television Westerns.
6. 'The High Chaparral' was a Western series which ran from 1967 to 1971. Who played the part of Manolito Montoya?

Answer: Henry Darrow

The series was set in Arizona, and starred Leif Erickson as John Cannon, the owner of the ranch called The High Chaparral. The series covered Cannon's struggles against the army, Apaches and his neighbour in Mexico, who believed the land on which the ranch was situated belonged to him.

The first Mrs Cannon was killed by the Apaches and Cannon quickly married the daughter of the Mexican neighbour in an arranged, dynastic, marriage. Henry Darrow played the new wife's brother, who came along to protect his sister but became an integral part of the ranch.
7. In the Western series 'A Man Called Shenandoah' the lead character suffered from which affliction?

Answer: Amnesia

The series ran from 1965 to 1966 and starred Robert Horton, whose character was found with gunshot wounds and suffering from loss of memory. He assumed the name Shenandoah and the series followed him as he tried to discover his past and real name. Horton also sang the theme tune to the show - 'Oh Shenandoah' - which is probably better remembered than the series itself.
8. The 1967 series 'Hondo' starred Ralph Taeger. What was the character's surname?

Answer: Lane

The series ran for only seventeen episodes before being cancelled. It was based on the 1953 film which starred John Wayne and told the story of Hondo Lane, a former cavalry officer. His native American wife had been killed by US army troopers, and the character spent his time trying to be a peacemaker between the army and the local tribes.
9. A more recent example of the Western genre was 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman', starring which British actress?

Answer: Jane Seymour

Dr. Quinn moved from Boston to Colorado, where she encountered much prejudice against her as a female doctor. When her best friend died from a rattlesnake bite, Dr. Quinn had to take on her three orphaned children. She also found time to conduct a romance with, and eventually marry, frontiersman Byron Sully, played by Joe Lando. The series ran from 1993 to 1998.
10. The 1989 mini-series 'Lonesome Dove' was based on a book written by which of these authors?

Answer: Larry McMurtry

The story was originally written as a screenplay in 1972 for a film which was intended to star John Wayne and James Stewart. The film was shelved as Wayne turned down the role. McMurty then adapted the script into a novel which was published in 1985. The novel was subsequently adapted into a television series, which starred Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and Danny Glover. Larry McMurtry also wrote the screenplay, with Diana Ossana, for the 2005 film 'Brokeback Mountain'.
Source: Author rossian

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