Which Bonanza Character Are You?

By: Teresa M.

Which Bonanza Character Are You?
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About This Quiz

Is your family as big as Ben Cartwright's? You might not have enough children to farm your own thousand-acre ranch, but we're betting you have more in common with a character from "Bonanza" that you realize. Imagine yourself homesteading on the Nevada frontier back in the 1800s. Although things have obviously changed, many things remain the same. Family values are highly featured in "Bonanza," and those are the kind of things that are timeless!

Throughout this "Bonanza" quiz, we'll ask you about yourself. We'll also ask you to picture yourself on a ranch. Whether you prefer going on a cattle roundup or hanging out in the family kitchen, you are sure to be like one of the West's most lovable television men. If you're a little gullible, you might be more like Hoss. Then again, if you're into gambling, you might be more like Little Joe. Your responses to our "Bonanza" questions will help us figure out which one you are!

Spanning the '60s and '70s, "Bonanza" boasted a long-running legacy. You can become part of the Cartwright legacy by placing yourself in one of their boots. How big those boots are will be revealed at the end. Then, you'll know which Bonanza character your personality is most like!


How many acres of land would you like to own?
5 or more
I prefer renting.
I would like 1,000 acres.
I would be happy with a small plot.

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Which word would your mom use to describe you?
Sweet
Reckless
Intelligent
Responsible

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Which Michael Landon show do you like most?
"Little House on the Prairie"
"Bonanza"
"Highway to Heaven"
"Father Murphy"

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How well can you ride a horse?
I've never tried.
I'm pretty good on horseback.
I grew up riding horses.
I would be scared to ride a horse.

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If you were a farmer, what crop would you raise?
Corn
Wheat
Animals
Tomatoes

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What do you think is your best personality trait?
I'm friendly.
I'm fun loving.
I am a natural leader.
I am wise.

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Which southwestern state would you like to visit?
New Mexico
Nevada
Oklahoma
Texas

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Do you own a cowboy hat?
I have a couple of them.
I know I have one here somewhere.
I've never owned a cowboy hat.
I have at least 10 of them.

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What would your job on the ranch have been?
Animal trainer
Farmer
Boss
Cook

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What did you like most about Elizabeth Cartwright?
Elizabeth was a great mother.
She was smart.
She was beautiful.
She was charming.

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Would you have been an outlaw in the Wild West?
I'm too soft for that.
I might have been a gambler, but not an outlaw.
I would have been the law.
When in Rome, right?

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What do you think is most important for a man to do in life?
A man should honor his family.
A man should live with honesty.
A man should rule his house with an iron fist.
A man should work hard.

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Have you ever worn leather chaps?
I don't know what that is.
I wore them once for Halloween.
I wear them around the farm sometimes.
I've never worn chaps.

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Are you a good shot?
I've never fired a gun.
I'm a terrible shot.
I'm a great shot.
I can get the job done.

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What room of a farmhouse would you spend the most time in?
Parlor
Library
Kitchen
Bedroom

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Would you like to raise chickens?
I don't think chickens are for me.
I have a couple of chickens.
I would love to have a whole yard full of them.
I've thought about it.

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Are you good at poker?
I do not have a good poker face.
I am a great poker player.
I'm pretty good at it.
I haven't played poker much.

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What do you think was the hardest thing about life in the 1800s?
The lack of plumbing
Having to find your own food
Dealing with outlaws
Keeping with the technological changes

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Are you more like Hoss or Little Joe?
I'm more like Hoss.
I'm more like Little Joe.
I have traits of both.
I think I'm more like Ben.

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What kind of fence would you put around your property?
White picket fence
Iron fence
Electric fence
I would just build a wall.

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Who got you into "Bonanza?"
My dad.
I grew up with the show.
I was flipping through the channels and discovered it.
I just like old shows.

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How many children would you like to have?
1
2
3 or more
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Are you close with your family?
We live too far apart.
We are very close.
I think we're normally close.
I'm close with some of them.

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Would you say you are old-fashioned?
I'm far from old-fashioned.
I am old-fashioned about some things.
I'm very old-fashioned.
I'm more moderate.

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Which role do you play in your family?
Big brother
Little brother
Father figure
Crazy uncle

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How would you look in cowboy boots?
Natural
Dapper
Goofy
Manly

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Which western do you like most?
"Stagecoach"
"Rio Bravo"
"Unforgiven"
"High Noon"

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How would your boss describe your work?
Dedicated
Accurate
Outside the box
Effective

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Which female "Bonanza" guest star do you think is most beautiful?
Barbara Lawrence
I don't know any of these women.
Hazel Court
Susan Oliver

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When is the last time you watched an episode of "Bonanza?"
It was this morning.
It's been a while.
I don't remember the last time.
I'm watching it right now.

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