Do You Know All of These Famous Western Shows?

By: J.P. Naomi

Do You Know All of These Famous Western Shows?
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About This Quiz

Cowboys are still a thing today right? Well maybe not as much as they use to be in the past, but movies such as the Magnificent Seven (2016) showed that the world may yet still be interested in Westerns. A Western, by definition, is a genre of show or movie that centers around the cowboy way of life. A life that includes saloons, cowboy boots (and hats), damsels in distress and of course, gold and guns. This kind of TV genre was very popular during the 1950s and 1960s when there were easily hundreds of them airing all around the world. Eventually, classic Westerns were categorized into varied groups of subgenres. These included comedy Westerns, space Westerns, fantasy Westerns and even horror Westerns.

But some of the most popular shows to ever play on our TV screens included Lonesome Dove, Gunsmoke and the more modern, Deadwood. And the baddest (yes, we deliberately spelled it this way) outlaws and cowboys were none other than Marshal Dillon, Josh Randall, and Raylan Givens. They acted out the stories like they were real life, which some of them actually were.

I mean really, who doesn't love stories with bounty hunters, outlaws, ranchers, and lawmen? Well, you better, especially if you want to ace this amazing TV Westerns quiz!



Gunsmoke What was the name of the western featuring Marshal Matt Dillon in Dodge City?
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
"Gunsmoke" premiered as a one-hour TV show in 1955. It ran 635 episodes for 20 years, ending in 1975.
Bonanza
The Virginian

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Rifleman This show followed the adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle, and his son.
Boots and Saddles
Brave Eagle
The Americans
The Rifleman
"The Rifleman" starred actor Chuck Connors as a rancher, and actor Johnny Crawford as his son. The show lasted five seasons from 1958 - 1963.

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Wagon Train Starring Frank McGrath and Terry Wilson, ________ Train was on its way from post-Civil War Missouri to California.
Wagon
"Wagon Train" premiered in 1957 and ran 284 episodes through 1965.
Cattle
Locomotive
Rancher

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Wyatt Hugh_O'Brian The Life and Legend of _______Earp starred actor Hugh O'Brian from 1955 - 1961.
Jacob
Wyatt
Hugh O'Brian was born on April 19, 1925 in Rochester, New York. He passed away at the age of 91 in 2016.
Adele
Kenneth

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Ben Cartwright Bonanza followed the adventures of Ben _______ and his sons while running their ranch and supporting their community.
Burr
Landon
Cartwright
"Bonanza" ran for 430 episodes from 1959 - 1973.
Connors

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Have Gun - Will Travel A man referring to himself as "Paladin" can be found in which famous TV western?
The Virginian
Have Gun - Will Travel
"Have Gun - Will Travel" debuted on CBS and aired from 1957 - 1963. It was one of the few TV shows to spawn a popular radio series as well, which aired in 1958.
Death Valley Days
Adventures of Rin Tin TIn

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Maverick In the 1957 series "Maverick," Bret and Bart are well-dressed _________.
Plumbers
Gamblers
Actors James Garner and Jack Kelly star as big poker players from Texas, in "Maverick." The show aired from 1957 - 1962.
Accountants
Butchers

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Rawhide Gil Favor is the trail boss of a continuous cattle drive in one of the most popular TV westerns of all time...
Lonesome Dove
Rawhide
"Rawhide" ran from 1959 - 1966 and featured Clint Eastwood and Eric Fleming among the cast.
Little House on the Prairie
Firefly

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Wyoming The Shiloh Ranch featured in the TV western, "The Virginian," was located in __________ Territory of the 1890s.
Southern
Louisiana
California
Wyoming
Starring Doug McClure, James Drury, and Lee J. Cobb, "The Virginian" debuted in 1962.

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Barkley Family "The Big Valley" followed the adventures of the ________ family in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Jones
Thomas
Barkley
"The Big Valley" debuted in 1965 and ran for 112 episodes until 1969.
Adams

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Could You Be a Wild West Sheriff What is the name of the western in which two Secret Service agents work for the government in the Old West?
Houston: The Legend of Texas
The Wild Wild West
Starring actors Robert Conrad and Ross Martin, "The Wild Wild West" ran 104 episodes from 1965 - 1969.
How the West Was Won
Into the West

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How Much Do You Remember About the TV Western, Cheyenne This black and white western, featuring Clint Walker, was the first hour-long dramatic series on television...
Hell on Wheels
Deadwood
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Cheyenne
"Cheyenne" was directed by Irving J. Moore and ran for seven seasons beginning in 1955 until 1963.

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Wanted Dead or Alive This famous western was the story of a Civil War veteran who made a new living as a bounty hunter in the WIld West of the 1870s...
The Rifleman
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Steve McQueen starred as a Civil War vet who carried a sawed-off rifle in his holster.
Deadwood
Streets of Laredo

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The High Chaparral The Cannon family ran this ranch in the Arizona Territory of the 1870s...
The High Chaparral
"The High Chaparral" was created by David Dortort. Starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, it ran from 1967 - 1971.
Sugarfoot
Blood River
Pancho Villa

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Sugarfoot When law school graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune, his lack of cowboy abilities earns him the nickname ________.
Bronco
Sugarfoot
Will Hutchins stars as Sugarfoot in this series. It debuted in 1957 and aired 69 episodes until 1961.
Fury
Circus Boy

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Roy Rogers What was the name of Roy Rogers' sidekick in "The Roy Rogers Show"?
Pat Brady
Pat Brady was born on December 31, 1914 in Toledo, Ohio. He was actually born as O'Brady but dropped the O somewhere along the way!
Dale Evans
Larry Kent
Christian Nyby

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Lawman This western is the story of Dan Troop, who is offered the job of town marshal following the murder of the previous one!
Daniel Boone
Lawman
Starring John Russell, Peter Brown and Peggie Castle, "Lawman" debuted in 1958 and ran 156 episodes until 1962.
State Trooper
Zorro

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Sherman "Laramie" featured the _________ brothers and a drifter named Jess.
Houston
Sherman
"Laramie" starred John Smith and Robert Fuller. It premiered in 1959 and aired for 124 episodes, ending in 1963.
Robinson
Carr

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Which Little House on the Prairie character are you? This was the story of the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century Midwest...
Death Valley Days
Tales of Wells Fargo
Little House on the Prairie
One of the most beloved family westerns of all time, "Little House on the Prairie" was created by Blanche Hanalis, debuted in 1974, and aired through 1983.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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Kung Fu Western What is the only thing a Shaolin Monk has to protect himself as he roams the American West?
His Kung Fu skills
"Kung Fu" was a popular American western which debuted in 1972. Each of the 63 episodes was one-hour long.
His machete
His mother's locket
His father's memory

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The Rebel What was the name of the western which portrayed a young Confederate Army veteran named Johnny Yuma?
The Rebel
Johnny Yuma was an aspiring writer. He was portrayed by actor Nick Adams.
Daniel Boone
The Cisco Kid
Branded

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Jane Seymour Which famous actress played the role of Dr. Quinn in "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"?
Kathy Bates
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour portrayed Dr. Quinn from 1993 - 1998. She was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in London, England in 1951.
Meryl Streep
Diane Keaton

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George Montgomery Cimarron City was a one-hour western starring George _________ from 1958 - 1959.
Abbott
Bartlett
Montgomery
George Montgomery was born on August 29, 1916 in Brady, Montana. He was once married to Dinah Shore.
Rogers

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Alias_Smith_and_Jones Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry were outlaw cousins in this famous western of 1971...
Boots and Saddles
Alias Smith and Jones
"Alias Smith and Jones" starred actors Pete Duel and Ben Murphy. The show was created by Glen A. Larson.
The Adventures of Kit Carson
The Restless Gun

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Tales of Wells fargo Set in the 1870s and 1880s, __________ followed the adventures of Dale Robertson as special agent Jim Hardie...
Into the West
Tales of Wells Fargo
This series was influenced by the biography of Wells Fargo detective Fred J. Dodge.
Crossfire Trail
Firefly

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F Troop What was the name of the satirical sitcom about US soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West of the 1860s?
Empire
F Troop
"F Troop" debuted on September 14, 1965 in black and white. Its second season aired in color!
Frontier
Frontier Circus

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Zorro Zorro's real name was ______ Diego de la Vega.
Juan
Sergio
Cabral
Don
"Zorro" debuted in 1957 and ran for 82 episodes until 1959.

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Laredo_(TV_series) Set on the Mexican border, ________ starred Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers...
Laramie
Bordertown
The Long Ranger
Laredo
"Laredo" debuted in 1965. It aired 56 episodes over the course of two years.

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Branded western "Branded" starred actor Chuck Connors as US Army Cavalry Captain Jason ________ in 1965...
McCord
"Branded" aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966. It was sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. time slot.
Howard
Harrison
Herber

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26 Men "26 _______" was a TV western about the Arizona Rangers who were commissioned in 1901 by the Arizona Territory legislature.
Council
Men
"26 Men" debuted on October 15, 1957 and ended on June 30, 1959 after 78 episodes.
Ranchers
Civilians

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Ty harden "Bronco," which aired on ABC from 1958 - 1962, starred this famous actor...
John Wayne
James Garner
Ty Hardin
Ty Hardin was born Orton Whipple Hungerford, Jr. on January 1, 1930 in New York City. He has been married eight times!
Bob Nolan

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The Restless Gun This show was about a skilled gunfighter named Vint Bonner who preferred peaceful resolutions wherever possible...
Deadwood
The Restless Gun
Starring John Payne as Vint Bonner, "The Restless Gun" aired on NBC between 1957 and 1959 for 78 episodes.
Conagher
The Big Valley

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DickWest What was the name of The Range Rider's partner?
Dick West
Dick West was portrayed by actor Dick Jones. Jones was born Richard Percy Jones in 1927.
Gene Autry
Stanley Andrews
Buffalo Bill

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Gene Autry What was the theme song to "The Gene Autry Show" from 1950 - 1956?
"Back in the Saddle Again"
Written by Gene Autry and Ray Whitley, this song was released in 1939.
"Happy Trails"
"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"

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Colt 45 Actor Wayde Preston starred as government agent Christopher __________ in a popular western bearing his last name...
Holt
Colt
"Colt .45" was the name of the television series. It aired on ABC from 1957 - 1960 and was based on the film with the same name.
Jefferson
Booth

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