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

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

"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 fascination 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 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!

How did the Clampetts get rich?
They struck oil.
The Clampetts struck oil on their land and became rich. With their newfound wealth, they moved to Beverly Hills, where the show takes place.
They won the lottery.
They invested in the stock market.
They became royalty.

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

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What breed of dog is Duke?
Chihuahua
Bloodhound
Duke is a bloodhound. He is Jed's dog.
Border Collie
Dalmation

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What is Jed's catchphrase?
Make it so!
Well, doggies!
Jed's catchphrase was "Well, doggies!" This is one catchphrase that can still be heard today.
You shall not pass!
Live long and prosper.

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What does Jethro pass his time doing?
Banking
Going to parties
Trying to get as many pretty girls as possible
Jethro passes the time by trying to get as many pretty girls as possible!
Traveling

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When Granny calls herself an M.D., what does that stand for?
Modern Dancer
Master Daydreamer
Magnificent Delegate
Mountain Doctor
M.D. stands for "mountain doctor." In one episode, Granny decides that she might retire from her practice.

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What is Milburn Drysdale's profession?
A policeman
A singer
A historian
The president of a bank
Milburn is the president of the Commerce Bank. Milburn is always trying to keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills to keep their money in his bank.

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Who is Jed's daughter?
Pearl
Margaret
Elly May
Elly May is Jed's daughter.
Granny

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What did the Clampett's call a "cement pond"?
Their swimming pool
The Clampetts call their swimming pool a "cement pond."
Pot holes
Sinks
Bird baths

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Why do the Drysdales always try to keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills?
The Clampetts' money is in their bank.
The Drysdales always try to keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills because their money is in the Commerce Bank where Milburn is the president.
The Clampetts are their favorite family in Beverly Hills.
They like to have parties with the Clampetts.
They like having the Clampetts as neighbors.

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What occupation does Miss Jane have?
A baker
A secretary
Miss Jane is Milburn's secretary.
A housewife
A counselor

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What is one thing that Elly May is not good at?
Wrestling
Cooking
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!
Dancing
Singing

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What year did The Beverly Hillbillies first air?
1930
1980
1962
"The Beverly Hillbillies" first aired in 1962, and became a comedy favorite from then on.
1998

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What does Elly May love?
Modeling
Animals
Elly May loves animals. She always calls her pets her "critters."
Partying
Nothing

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Who is Jethro's mother?
Elly May
Granny
Pearl
Pearl is Jethro's mother and Jed's cousin. Like Jed, her significant other passed away.
Miss Jane

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Who does Miss Jane have a crush on?
Jed
Jethro
Miss Jane has a crush on Jethro.
Milburn
Elly May

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How much was the Clampett family property said to be worth?
$400,000
$50,000
$100,000
$25 million
The property was worth $25 million. This funded the Clampetts' move to Beverly Hills.

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Who is Margaret Drysdale?
Pearl's sister
Elly May's mother
Miss Jane's mother
Milburn's wife
Margaret Drysdale is Milburn's wife.

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Who are the Drysdales?
They're the next-door neighbors.
The Drysdales are the Clampetts' neighbors. Mr. Drysdale is also the president of the Commerce Bank.
They're the owners of the oil company.
They're the most famous family in Beverly Hills.
They're the poorest family in Beverly Hills.

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What spinoff of "The Beverly Hillbillies" had an opposite plot line?
Green Acres
"The Beverly Hillbillies" spinoff is "Green Acres." Its plot line was the reverse of "The Beverly Hillbillies," where the main characters went from riches to rags.
Bewitched
Gilligan's Island
The Real McCoys

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Who is Margaret's rival?
Granny
Margaret's rival is Granny. In one episode, Margaret goes as far as accusing Granny of theft.
Elly May
Jed
Jethro

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Who is Jethrine?
Jethro's twin sister
Jethrine is Jethro's twin sister. She is played by Max Baer Jr., who also plays Jethro.
Elly May's mother
Margaret's sister-in-law
Miss Jane's niece

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What year did "The Beverly Hillbillies" end?
1924
1971
"The Beverly Hillbillies" ended in 1971, marking the end of one of the most-watched sitcoms in the United States.
1953
2004

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Who convinced Jed to move his family to California?
Granny
Elly May
Pearl
Pearl convinced Jed to move his family to California. Thanks to Pearl's encouragement, the Clampetts became millionaires!
Milburn

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What is the name of the show's theme song?
The Beverly Hillbilly Song
The Voyage to Beverly Hills
Over to Beverly Hills
The Ballad of Jed Clampett
The theme song is called "The Ballad of Jed Clampett." It tells the story of Jed and how he became rich.

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What is Granny's real name?
Ellie Sue
Margaret
Daisy Moses
Granny's name is Daisy Moses. She is Jed's mother-in-law.
Mary

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How many seasons of "The Beverly Hillbillies" were there?
2
9
"The Beverly Hillbillies" had nine seasons over a span of nine years. The show was canceled after Season 9 because CBS was looking to target a different audience.
4
1

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What is Jethro always searching for?
His keys
A great deal
Happiness
A job
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!

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What oil company purchased the right to drill on Jed's land?
OK Oil Company
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!
Shell Oil
Oily Company
Spectrum Oil

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What is one of the names of Granny's moonshine?
Mountain Moonshine
Beverly Booze
Tennessee Tranquilizer
One of the names used to refer to Granny's moonshine is Tennessee Tranquilizer!
The Hill's Brew

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What was the name of "The Beverly Hillbillies" reunion movie?
More of the Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies Go Back Home
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies
The reunion movie was called "The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies."
Back to Business with the Beverly Hillbillies

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Who is the only living cast member?
Max Baer Jr
The only living cast member is Max Baer Jr., who played Jethro in the show. As of 2018, he is 80 years old and living in Oakland, California.
Buddy Ebsen
Irene Ryan
Donna Douglas

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Why is "The Beverly Hillbillies" considered one of the most popular sitcoms ever aired?
It had a typical storyline.
It wasn't one of the most popular sitcoms ever aired.
It had high ratings.
"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.
It's funnier than any other show on television.

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What was the name of Jed's deceased wife?
Mary May
Daisy Sue
Linda
Rose Ellen
Jed's deceased wife was named Rose Ellen. She died when Elly May was a young girl.

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What does Miss Jane think that the Clampetts are?
A country band
The poorest family in Beverly Hills
Tourists
Servants
Miss Jane thought that the Clampetts were servants, which almost made her lose her job.

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Do you remember just what ol' Jed was doing when a surprise gush of oil on his property made him an instant millionaire?
Fishing
Hunting
The answer to this question is right in the show's theme song lyrics, which tell viewers that Jed discovered that black gold, that Texas tea, while he was out "shootin' at some food." Yes, Jed barely kept his family fed, but he managed to put food on the table thanks to his hunting skills.
Swimming
Playing a banjo

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Once he became a millionaire and moved the family out west, what hobby did Jed pursue to help him think?
Raising goats
Beekeeping
Whittling
After the family moved to Beverly — Hills, that is — family patriarch Jed Clampett found himself facing a whole new set of problems. When he needed to think, Jed usually settled down onto the curb out front of the mansion to do some whittling.
Painting

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Do you remember the name of the character, played by Frank Cady, who owned the Hooterville General Store?
Sam
Sam Drucker owned the General Store in Hooterville that served the needs of the Clampetts and other locals. While Granny believed Sam was in love with her, he never made a move on the feisty senior. Cady also played Sam Drucker on "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres."
Danny
Andy
Paul

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A staggering 65% of all TV's in the U.S. were tuned into "The Beverly Hillbillies" on January 8, 1964 to see Granny tangle with this animal.
Great white shark
Kangaroo
No matter what you think of the Clampetts, it's indisputable that the series was hugely popular. Two out of three U.S. TV's tuned into the show in January 1964 to see Granny take a kangaroo that she mistook for a jackrabbit. The episode featured a minor appearance from actress Sharon Tate in the role of Janet.
Ostrich
Mountain lion

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Granny dismisses Mark Templeton as a match for Elly because ...
She thinks he is a frogman.
After a tryst with Matthew Templeton in season eight, Elly moves onto his brother Mark Templeton the next season. After seeing the Navy officer in a wetsuit, Granny is convinced that poor Mark is part frog, and is certainly not marriage material for her sweet Elly May.
He's a jerk.
He is poor.
He is an ex-con.

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The uptight Milburn Drysdale suffers from a delicate temperament. How does he relieve an anxiety attack?
Sniffing money
Clampett neighbor and local bank president Milburn Drysdale puts a whole lot of effort into bending to the Clampett's every whim in order to keep their business. Fortunately, a sniff of some cold hard cash is all it takes to ease his frequent anxiety attacks.
Buying Rolexes
Eating candy
Jogging

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If Granny could pick anyone in history to serve as U.S. President, who would get the job?
Her Grampy
John F. Kennedy
Ulysses Grant
Jefferson Davis
Granny is a Confederate through and through, and often explains that the south actually won the Civil War, and Sherman's historic march was actually a retreat to the sea. If Granny could have her way, Jefferson Davis would remain in the White House indefinitely.

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Buddy Ebsen played Jed Clampett on the show, but what role did he take on in the 1993 big screen remake of the series?
Store owner
Grandpa
Doctor
Lawyer
After wrapping up his role as Jed Clampett, Buddy Ebsen starred as private investigator "Barnaby Miller" from 1973 through 1980. When "The Beverly Hillbillies" got a Hollywood movie makeover in 1993, Jim Varney played Jed while Buddy Ebsen appeared as the lawyer Barnaby Miller.

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What are Miss Jane and her boss looking for in the 1981 movie "Return of the Beverly Hillbillies"?
Oil supplies
Diamond mine
Lost jewels
Granny's moonshine
Many of the original cast members of the show reunited in 1981 for the "Return of the Beverly Hillbillies" flick. The movie features Miss Jane and her employer searching for Granny's recipe for White Lightning, a potent type of moonshine that they are hoping could solve the '80s energy crisis.

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Can you remember which family member drove the Clampetts cross the country to their new life in Beverly Hills?
Jethro
It was Jethro Bodine, son of Clampett cousin Pearl, who steered that car to California. Once they arrived, Jethro stayed on with the family to go to school, try his hand at a whole lotta jobs and eat anything he could get his hands on.
Elly May
Jed
Granny

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