Annual Christmas Old Time Radio Quiz

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Annual Christmas Old Time Radio Quiz

Here's the RUSC Old Time Radio Quiz. Lots of questions have been entered into the question bank so it will be different every time you do it. Each time twenty questions will be selected at random to put you to the test. Good luck my old time radio friend!Ned Norriswww. Rusc. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following cowboy sidekicks is Wild Bill Hickok's Deputy?
    • A. 

      Chester Proudfoot

    • B. 

      California Carlson

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Pancho

    • E. 

      Jingles

  • 2. 
    Which Big Band leader also played on the Burns and Allen Radio Show?
    • A. 

      Charlie Barnet

    • B. 

      Benny Goodman

    • C. 

      Ken Carpenter

    • D. 

      Artie Shaw

    • E. 

      Count Basie

    • F. 

      Duke Ellington

  • 3. 
    Which female actress in the movie, Gone With The Wind, later on played Mary Livingstons Maid on The Jack Benny Show?
    • A. 

      Butterfly McQueen

    • B. 

      Portland Hoffa

  • 4. 
    In the series 21st Precinct, long time star Cpt. Canelli was replaced on his promotion by Cpt. Cronin played by an actor who made a mark in TV in the same sort of role. Who was it?
    • A. 

      James Gregory - Inspector Luger on 'Barney Miller'

    • B. 

      Ray Collins - Lt. Tragg on 'Perry Mason'

    • C. 

      Broderick Crawford - Chief Dan MAthews on "Highway Patrol"

    • D. 

      Lee Marvin - Lt. Frank Ballinger on 'M Squad'

  • 5. 
    Who played the part of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke?
    • A. 

      William Conrad

    • B. 

      Parley Baer

    • C. 

      Howard McNear

    • D. 

      Harry Bartell

    • E. 

      Barney Phillips

  • 6. 
    An annual radio Christmas present was an adaptation of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol'. Who played the part of Ebenezer Scrooge?
    • A. 

      Lionel Barrymore

    • B. 

      Monte Wooley

    • C. 

      Ed Wynn

    • D. 

      Edgar Bergen

  • 7. 
    Beaulah, one of at least two spin offs of the Fibber Magee & Molly Show, followed the story of a 40's African-American housekeeper, funny thing was:
    • A. 

      The part was played by 'Molly McGee' who had to juggle this and the original Fibber show

    • B. 

      Part was played by the same actress who played the similar part of 'Birdie" on 'The Great Gildersleeve'

    • C. 

      Protests from the newly created Domestic Workers of America lead to its early demise

    • D. 

      Beaulah was in reality a male actor

  • 8. 
    In the early radio episodes of Dragnet, Chief of Detectives Ed Backstran was played by someone who later had great success as a TV actor. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Raymond Burr - TV's Perry Mason

    • B. 

      Chuck Connors - TV's the Rifleman

    • C. 

      James Arness - TV's Matt Dillon

    • D. 

      Peter Falk - TV's Colombo

  • 9. 
    On Fibber McGee and Molly, what was the real name of Teeny the little girl who lived next door?
    • A. 

      Molly

    • B. 

      Alice

    • C. 

      Elizabeth

    • D. 

      Beulah

    • E. 

      Fibber

  • 10. 
    What are the names of the husband and wife on The Couple Next Door?
    • A. 

      Ethel & Albert

    • B. 

      Betty & Bill

    • C. 

      They have no names, they call each other Dear

    • D. 

      Millie and Dick

  • 11. 
    Which old time radio cowboy had a horse named Trigger?
    • A. 

      Roy Rogers

    • B. 

      Lone Ranger

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Hopalong Cassidy

    • E. 

      Wild Bill Hickok

  • 12. 
    What was the name of Cisco Kid's horse?
    • A. 

      Diablo

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Champion

    • D. 

      Trigger

    • E. 

      Scout

    • F. 

      Topper

  • 13. 
    Which of the following was NOT a regular visitor to the Fibber McGee and Molly household?
    • A. 

      Mr. Whipple the harried husband of 'Sweetie Pie'

    • B. 

      Bombastic Wistfull Vista Mayor La Trivia

    • C. 

      The old timer - 'That's not the way I heared it'

    • D. 

      Luigi the Italian Immigrant

  • 14. 
    In the early days, the Magee's (of Fibber McGee and Molly fame) had a boarder. Who was he?
    • A. 

      Molly's dipsomaniacal uncle Dennis

    • B. 

      Sven the janitor at Fibber's lodge

    • C. 

      Mr. Wilcox the Johnson's wax spokesman

    • D. 

      Trick Question - there was no boarder

  • 15. 
    In the Great Gildersleeve, who wasn't a Jolly Boy?
    • A. 

      Nephew Leroy

    • B. 

      Mr. Peavy the Druggist

    • C. 

      Floyd the Barber

    • D. 

      Judge Hooker

    • E. 

      The Summerfield Police Chief

  • 16. 
    In Bold Venture, the Bogarts, Humphrey and Lauren, were based in a resort hotel in:
    • A. 

      Havana

    • B. 

      Martinique

    • C. 

      Key West

    • D. 

      Bermuda

  • 17. 
    Dragnet star Jack Webb named his first child after a frequent radio guest star. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Stacy Harris

    • B. 

      Harry Bartell

    • C. 

      Martin Milner

    • D. 

      Vic Perrin

  • 18. 
    Dennis Day, from the Jack Benny show, was married to the sister of which actress?
    • A. 

      Ann Blyth

    • B. 

      Loretta Young

    • C. 

      Linda Darnell

    • D. 

      Ann Margaret

  • 19. 
    Fill in the blank for this famous old time radio series. Life with _____
  • 20. 
    Which old time radio regular made 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer' a hit?
    • A. 

      Gene Autry

    • B. 

      Elvis

    • C. 

      Bing Crosby

    • D. 

      Dinah Shore

    • E. 

      Bob Hope

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