Try Your Luck and Strike a High Score With the Beverly Hillbillies Quiz!


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Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed...

Everyone loves a good "rags to riches" story - it's why we're so fascinated with tales of lottery winners, or with people like J.K. Rowling or Oprah, who rose from poverty to build their own empires. This enchantment with stories of people from modest means who later struck it rich comes from a deep down hope that maybe, with a little luck, that that could be us someday. It's also a big part of what made '60s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" so popular. After all, no one started off poorer than the Clampetts, and look where they ended up!

Of course, the enduring appeal of the show comes down to more than its rags to riches theme; the series also happened to hit the air at a time when Americans were starting to lament city life, and seeking a simpler life out in the country. This rural obsession helped make Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Elly May into household names, and also spawned a steady stream of shows set in the country, from "Petticoat Junction" to "Green Acres" and "Hee Haw."

Now, just in case you find yourself striking oil like Jed, you might be interested in knowing that the Clampetts home from the show's opening credits hit the market in late 2017. Known as Chartwell, the Bel Air property is among the most expensive homes in America, with a price tag of $350 million. That's a whole lot of bubblin' crude.

Think you know all there is to know about this down-home family and their new life in the big city? Take our quiz to prove your "Beverly Hillbillies" IQ!

At the beginning of the series, the Clampetts became rich by ______.

The Clampetts struck oil on their land and became rich. With their newfound wealth, they moved to Beverly Hills where the show takes place!


By the series end, there were ______ seasons of the Beverly Hillbillies.

The Beverly Hillbillies had nine seasons over a span of nine years. The show was cancelled after Season 9 because CBS was looking to target a different audience.


The Beverly Hillbillies first aired in ______.

The Beverly Hillbillies aired in 1962, and became a comedy favorite from there on.


Jed's deceased wife on the show was ______.

Jed's deceased wife was named Rose Ellen. She died when Elly May was a young girl.


Granny was from ______.

Granny is from Tennessee. It's thought that this might be where the whole family moved from, but no one knows for sure.


Jed's dog Duke was a ______.

Duke is a bloodhound. He is Jed's dog.


The Drysdales are______.

The Drysdales are the Clampetts' neighbors. Mr. Drysdale is also the President of the Commerce Bank.


Granny's real name is ______.

Granny's name is Daisy Moses. She is Jed's mother-in-law.


Jethro seems to always be in search of ______.

Jethro is always looking for a job. He's tried everything - working at the bank, becoming a stunt double, even joining the Navy as a frogman!


Jed's catchphrase is ______.

Jed's catchphrase was "Well, doggies!". This is one catchphrase that can still be heard today.


Granny is always calling herself an M.D., which stands for ______.

M.D. stands for "mountain doctor". In one episode Granny decides that she might retire from her practice.


Elly May is good at many things, but ______ is not one of them.

Elly May is not good at cooking. In one episode, a miller bought one of Elly May's cakes to use as a grindstone in his mill!


Granny has several names for her moonshine, but one of the most popular is ______.

One of the names used to refer to Granny's moonshine is Tennessee Tranquilizer!


The Beverly Hillbillies theme song is one of the most recognizable on TV, although most people don't know it is named ______.

The theme song is called "The Ballad of Jed Clampett". It tells the story of Jed and how he became rich.


One of Jethro's favorite past times is ______.

Jethro passes the time by trying to get as many pretty girls as possible!


Milburn Drysdale may be the Clampett's neighbor, but he may be more recognizeable on the show as ______.

Milburn is the President of the Commerce Bank. Milburn is always trying to keep the Clampett's in Beverly Hills to keep their money in his bank.


______ purchased the rights to drill for oil on Jed's land?

OK Oil Company purchased the right to drill on Jed's land. They paid the Clampetts more than they ever would have imagined, and that is how they made the money to relocate to Beverly Hills!


The Beverly Hillbillies is considered one of the most popular sitcoms that ever aired due to its ______.

The Beverly Hillbillies was considered one of the most popular sitcoms ever aired because of the high ratings it received. The first two seasons made it number one in the United States.


As of 2017, ______ is the only surviving main cast member of The Beverly Hillbillies.

The only living cast member is Max Baer Jr. who played Jethro in the show. As of 2016, he is 78 years old and living in Oakland, California.


______ was the name of The Beverly Hillbillies reunion movie?

The reunion movie was called "The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies".


After the discovery of oil, the Clampett's property was said to be worth ______.

The property was worth $25 million. This funded the Clampetts move to Beverly Hills.


They may seem like an odd couple, but Miss Jane has a crush on ______.

Miss Jane has a crush on Jethro!


______ convinced Jed to move his family to California after becoming rich.

Pearl convinced Jed to move his family to California. Thanks to Pearl's encouragement the Clampetts became millionaires!


Most people call it a ______, but the Clampetts preferred calling it a cement pond.

The Clampetts call their swimming pool a "cement pond".


The Beverly Hillbillies produced a spin-off with a similar, yet reversed plot, named ______.

The Beverly Hillbillies spin-off is Green Acres. Its plot line was the reverse of The Beverly Hillbillies, where the main characters went from riches-to-rags.


Miss Jane is Mr. Drysdale's ______.

Miss Jane is Milburn's secretary.


While she only appeared in the first season, Jethro's mother, ______ is often referred to throughout the series.

Pearl is Jethro's mother. Like Jed, her significant other passed away.


Magaret Drysdale is best known as ______.

Margaret Drysdale is Milburn's wife.


One of Elly May's favorite things are ______.

Elly May loves animals. She always called her pets her "critters".


Margaret's biggest rival in the Beverly Hillbillies is ______.

Margaret's rival is Granny. In one episode, Margaret goes as far as accusing Granny of theft.


Miss Jane has a big misunderstanding in the Beverly Hillbillies first episode. She mistakes the Clampetts for ______.

Miss Jane thought that the Clampetts were servants, which almost made her lose her job!


Jed's only daughter is ______.

Elly May is Jed's daughter.


Max Baer Jr. plays two characters: Jethro and Jethrine who is ______.

Jethrine is Jethro's twin sister. She is played by Max Baer Jr., who also plays Jethro.


One of the ongoing themes throughout The Beverly Hillbillies occurs with the Drysdales trying to keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills because ______.

The Drysdales alway try to keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills because their money is in the Commerce Bank that Milburn is the President of.


After nine seasons, The Beverly Hillbillies series ended in ______.

The Beverly Hillbillies ended in 1971, marking the end of one of the most-watched sitcoms in the United States.


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