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Quiz about TV Western The Virginian
Quiz about TV Western The Virginian

TV Western "The Virginian" Trivia Quiz


This is a general knowledge quiz about the characters, stars, and co-stars of TV's first 90-minute western series. All questions come from seasons 1-8. There are no questions from season 9 when the title was changed to "The Men from Shiloh."

A multiple-choice quiz by Soxy71. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Soxy71
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,784
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
164
Last 3 plays: Guest 38 (3/10), Guest 75 (5/10), Guest 68 (6/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. In "The Fatal Journey," from season two, what did The Virginian do when Molly Wood, the woman he planned to marry, was murdered? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Before hiring on at Shiloh, Trampas was a bit of a rover who didn't hold a steady job. Which episode from season two chronicled his background before his arrival at Shiloh and his rocky start working on the ranch? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who taught Shiloh hand Steve Hill to shoot a six-gun? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What did Trampas say to The Virginian that prompted him to respond, "When you call me that, smile"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of these events did NOT happen to Betsy Garth? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What did Randy Benton see that caused him to comment, "The things you see when you don't have a gun"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In "The Invaders" from season two, Trampas tried to pursue a romance with Margaret Tyrone, but she was not interested because Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which character from Shiloh tried to teach an unschooled neighbor girl to read in the season four episode "The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All." Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Diane Baker guest starred as this person's romantic interest in two episodes. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Betsy Garth married this handsome guest star. Hint



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Most Recent Scores
May 22 2024 : Guest 38: 3/10
May 15 2024 : Guest 75: 5/10
May 05 2024 : Guest 68: 6/10
Apr 02 2024 : Guest 184: 4/10
Apr 01 2024 : Guest 95: 9/10
Mar 27 2024 : Guest 68: 7/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In "The Fatal Journey," from season two, what did The Virginian do when Molly Wood, the woman he planned to marry, was murdered?

Answer: He tracked down the murderers himself.

When the posse The Virginian joined was unsuccessful, he continued tracking the outlaws by himself.
2. Before hiring on at Shiloh, Trampas was a bit of a rover who didn't hold a steady job. Which episode from season two chronicled his background before his arrival at Shiloh and his rocky start working on the ranch?

Answer: "Ride a Dark Trail"

The other episodes listed as possible answers also featured characters with troubled or questionable backgrounds.
3. Who taught Shiloh hand Steve Hill to shoot a six-gun?

Answer: Johnny Wade

Johnny Wade, played by Brian Keith, was the foreman of a neighboring ranch in the episode "Duel at Shiloh" from season one. He took the greenhorn Steve under his wing and taught him how to shoot and earn a living as a cowhand.
4. What did Trampas say to The Virginian that prompted him to respond, "When you call me that, smile"?

Answer: "You'd make a good bank robber."

This exchange happened at the end of the episode "The Accomplice" from season one, which guest starred Bette Davis as a bank teller who identified Trampas as the man who robbed the bank where she worked.
5. Which of these events did NOT happen to Betsy Garth?

Answer: She won a yodeling contest.

She was bitten by a snake in "Hideout" from season three. She contracted typhoid in "A Killer in Town" from season two. Outlaws held her class hostage in "The Brazen Bell" from season one. Roberta Shore, the actress who played Betsy, was an accomplished yodeler, but she did not participate in yodeling contests on the show. She did sing with co-star Randy Boone in several episodes.
6. What did Randy Benton see that caused him to comment, "The things you see when you don't have a gun"?

Answer: Betsy's bumbling boyfriend from Chicago

The episode was season two's "The Intruders," which featured David Macklin as Eddie Tighe, who arrived unexpectedly to visit Betsy. The two of them met in Chicago in a previous episode, "The Fortunes of J. Jimerson Jones," also from season two.
7. In "The Invaders" from season two, Trampas tried to pursue a romance with Margaret Tyrone, but she was not interested because

Answer: She planned to enter a convent.

She had been educated in Catholic schools and was devout in her faith. Trampas was the man her father disapproved of, and he was angry when he thought Margaret had eloped with him. In the end he calmed down when he learned Trampas had escorted Margaret to the convent.
8. Which character from Shiloh tried to teach an unschooled neighbor girl to read in the season four episode "The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All."

Answer: Jennifer Sommers

Elizabeth Grainger attempted to teach a white girl raised by Indians to read in "The Captive" from season five. Stacey Grainger taught a deaf man how to write his name in "Jacob Was a Plain Man," also from season five.
9. Diane Baker guest starred as this person's romantic interest in two episodes.

Answer: The Virginian

The two episodes are "Linda" from season five and "A Love to Remember" from season eight.
10. Betsy Garth married this handsome guest star.

Answer: Glenn Corbett

Glenn Corbett played minister David Henderson, with whom Betsy fell in love, in season four's "The Awakening." Actress Roberta Shore left the series after this episode.

John Saxon was Elizabeth Grainger's love interest in the season seven episode "Vision of Blindness." Saxon and Harrison Ford guest starred as outlaws holding the Graingers hostage in "The Modoc Kid" in season five.

Robert Redford played a convict paroled into Judge Garth's supervision in "The Evil That Men Do" from season two. Betsy developed a crush on him, but he was not romantically interested in her.
Source: Author Soxy71

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