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  • 1. 

    In "The Comancheros", what was Jake Cutter's wife's name?

    • A.

      Bess

    • B.

      Anne

    • C.

      Tess

    • D.

      Pilar

    Correct Answer
    A. Bess
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bess. In the movie "The Comancheros," Jake Cutter's wife is named Bess.

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  • 2. 

    In "The Comancheros", how long has it been since Wayne's wife died?

    • A.

      4 Years, 4 Months And 15 Days

    • B.

      1 Year, 1 Month And 12 Days

    • C.

      2 Years, 2 Months And 13 Days

    • D.

      3 Years, 3 Months And 14 Days

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 Years, 2 Months And 13 Days
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 Years, 2 Months And 13 Days. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the duration since Wayne's wife died in the movie "The Comancheros".

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  • 3. 

    In "The Comancheros", what was the name of Jake Cutter's niece?

    • A.

      Miranda

    • B.

      Melinda

    • C.

      Bessie

    • D.

      Bethie

    Correct Answer
    C. Bessie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bessie. In the movie "The Comancheros," Jake Cutter's niece is named Bessie.

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  • 4. 

    In "The Comancheros", how long has it been since Melinda's husband died?

    • A.

      2 Years

    • B.

      1 Year

    • C.

      3 Years

    • D.

      4 Years

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 Years
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Comancheros", it has been 4 years since Melinda's husband died.

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  • 5. 

    In "The Comancheros", where was Melinda's husband killed?

    • A.

      Battle Of San Juan

    • B.

      Battle Of The Alamo

    • C.

      Battle Of San Jacinto

    • D.

      Battle Of Bunker Hill

    Correct Answer
    C. Battle Of San Jacinto
    Explanation
    Melinda's husband was killed in the Battle of San Jacinto.

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  • 6. 

    In "Big Jake", how many men crossed the Rio Bravo to kidnap his grandson?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    In the movie "Big Jake," a total of 9 men crossed the Rio Bravo to kidnap his grandson.

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  • 7. 

    In the Western classic, "Big Jake", how much ransom money was asked for by the kidnappers?

    • A.

      1000000

    • B.

      1000

    • C.

      10000

    • D.

      100000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1000000
    Explanation
    In the Western classic, "Big Jake", the kidnappers asked for a ransom of 1000000.

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  • 8. 

    John Wayne broke his leg in real life while filming which of these movies?

    • A.

      True Grit

    • B.

      Alamo

    • C.

      Big Jake

    • D.

      Chisum

    Correct Answer
    A. True Grit
    Explanation
    John Wayne broke his leg in real life while filming the movie "True Grit."

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  • 9. 

    In the movie "Blue Steel" what actress co-stars with John Wayne?

    • A.

      Vera Ralston

    • B.

      Bettie Davis

    • C.

      Carol Baker

    • D.

      Eleanor Hunt

    Correct Answer
    D. Eleanor Hunt
    Explanation
    Eleanor Hunt is the correct answer because she co-stars with John Wayne in the movie "Blue Steel".

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  • 10. 

    In what year was In "Old California" released?

    • A.

      1944

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1942

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    C. 1942
    Explanation
    "In Old California" was released in 1942.

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  • 11. 

    Who wrote and directed "The Fighting Kentuckian"?

    • A.

      Tom Heichert

    • B.

      John Breen

    • C.

      George Waggner

    • D.

      John Ford

    Correct Answer
    C. George Waggner
    Explanation
    George Waggner wrote and directed "The Fighting Kentuckian".

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  • 12. 

    In the movie "Brannigan", John Wayne plays a detective from what American city?

    • A.

      Buffalo N.Y.

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicago
    Explanation
    In the movie "Brannigan," John Wayne portrays a detective from Chicago. This can be inferred from the fact that the options provided are different American cities, and the correct answer, "Chicago," aligns with the theme and setting of the movie.

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  • 13. 

    How many Tennesseans were under John Wayne's command as Davy Crockett in the 1960 version of "The Alamo"?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4000

    • C.

      266

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    D. 23
  • 14. 

    At his death in 1979, how many grandchildren did "The Duke" John Wayne have?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    D. 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20. This means that at the time of "The Duke" John Wayne's death in 1979, he had a total of 20 grandchildren.

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  • 15. 

    Which John Wayne film includes the line: "There's some things a man just can't run away from"?

    • A.

      Rio Bravo

    • B.

      Stagecoach

    • C.

      The War Wagon

    • D.

      Chisum

    Correct Answer
    B. Stagecoach
    Explanation
    In the film "Stagecoach," the line "There's some things a man just can't run away from" is included. This suggests that the film explores the idea that certain challenges or responsibilities cannot be avoided, and one must face them head-on.

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  • 16. 

    "San Timoteo" was the original production title of what 1970's John Wayne movie?

    • A.

      Eldorado

    • B.

      Rio Bravo

    • C.

      Rio Lobo

    • D.

      Chisum

    Correct Answer
    C. Rio Lobo
    Explanation
    "San Timoteo" was the original production title of the 1970's John Wayne movie "Rio Lobo".

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  • 17. 

    The movie "In Harms Way" was released in what year?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    B. 1965
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1965. This means that the movie "In Harms Way" was released in 1965.

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  • 18. 

    In the John Wayne movie "Big Jake", how many kidnappers were killed at the McCandles' ranch?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    In the movie "Big Jake", only one kidnapper was killed at the McCandles' ranch.

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  • 19. 

    In the movie, "The Wings of Eagles", who played the part of Jughead?

    • A.

      Ben Johnson

    • B.

      Dan Daily

    • C.

      Harry Carey Jr

    • D.

      Chill Wills

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Daily
    Explanation
    Dan Daily played the part of Jughead in the movie "The Wings of Eagles".

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  • 20. 

    How does John Wayne break his neck in "The Wings of Eagles"?

    • A.

      Plane Crash

    • B.

      Car Accident

    • C.

      Falls Down Stairs

    • D.

      Gets Into A Fight

    Correct Answer
    C. Falls Down Stairs
    Explanation
    In "The Wings of Eagles," John Wayne breaks his neck by falling down the stairs. This suggests that the accident occurs inside a building or a house, rather than involving any form of transportation like a plane crash or a car accident. Getting into a fight is also unrelated to the cause of his injury.

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  • 21. 

    Who played the movie producer that John Wayne saw about writing movies in "The Wings of Eagles"?

    • A.

      Ben Johnson

    • B.

      Dan Daily

    • C.

      Ward Bond

    • D.

      Kirk Douglas

    Correct Answer
    C. Ward Bond
    Explanation
    Ward Bond played the movie producer that John Wayne saw about writing movies in "The Wings of Eagles".

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  • 22. 

    Which company produced the movie "The Wings of Eagles"?

    • A.

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    • B.

      Warner Brothers

    • C.

      Republic

    • D.

      Paramount

    Correct Answer
    A. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Explanation
    "The Wings of Eagles" was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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  • 23. 

    Who produced "Cahill, U.S. Marshall"?

    • A.

      Howard Hawks

    • B.

      M.J. Frankovich

    • C.

      Michael Wayne

    • D.

      Hal H. Willis

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Wayne
    Explanation
    Michael Wayne is the correct answer because he produced "Cahill, U.S. Marshall".

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  • 24. 

    Who was the director of "Cahill, U.S. Marshall"?

    • A.

      Andrew V Mclaglen

    • B.

      John Ford

    • C.

      George Waggner

    • D.

      Henry Hathaway

    Correct Answer
    A. Andrew V Mclaglen
    Explanation
    Andrew V Mclaglen was the director of "Cahill, U.S. Marshall".

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  • 25. 

    Who directed and produced "Hatari"?

    • A.

      Howard Hawks

    • B.

      Michael Wayne

    • C.

      Andrew V Mclaglen

    • D.

      Hal H Willis

    Correct Answer
    A. Howard Hawks
    Explanation
    Howard Hawks is the correct answer because he both directed and produced the film "Hatari". Howard Hawks was a renowned American film director and producer, known for his versatility and contributions to various genres. He had a successful career spanning several decades and directed numerous acclaimed films, including "Bringing Up Baby," "His Girl Friday," and "The Big Sleep." In the case of "Hatari," Hawks not only directed the film but also served as its producer, making him the correct choice for this question.

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  • 26. 

    In what year was "Hatari" released?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1962

    • D.

      1959

    Correct Answer
    A. 1961
    Explanation
    "Hatari" was released in 1961.

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  • 27. 

    In the movie "Rooster Cogburn", what did Goodknight tell Rooster he had a lot of?

    • A.

      Nerve

    • B.

      Steel

    • C.

      Vinegar

    • D.

      Brass

    Correct Answer
    D. Brass
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rooster Cogburn", Goodknight tells Rooster that he has a lot of brass. This means that Goodknight is implying that he has a lot of courage, boldness, or audacity. The term "brass" is often used metaphorically to describe someone who is fearless or unafraid to take risks. Therefore, Goodknight is asserting that he possesses a great deal of bravery or nerve.

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  • 28. 

    In "Rooster Cogburn", how many men did the bad guy Hawk have riding with him?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rooster Cogburn", the bad guy Hawk had nine men riding with him.

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  • 29. 

    Who was originally supposed to play the character of John Wayne's deputy, Dude, in "Rio Bravo"?

    • A.

      Montgomery Clift

    • B.

      Rock Hudson

    • C.

      James Dean

    • D.

      Harry Carey, Jr

    Correct Answer
    A. Montgomery Clift
    Explanation
    Montgomery Clift was originally supposed to play the character of John Wayne's deputy, Dude, in "Rio Bravo".

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  • 30. 

    Chill Wills, John Wayne's co-star in "The Alamo", had made which previous film about the mission?

    • A.

      San Antonio

    • B.

      Davy Crockett

    • C.

      The Iron Mistress

    • D.

      The Man From The Alamo

    Correct Answer
    D. The Man From The Alamo
    Explanation
    Chill Wills, John Wayne's co-star in "The Alamo", had previously made the film "The Man From The Alamo" about the mission.

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