Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge

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Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge

Are you an old time radio expert or a nostalgia newbie? Let's find out with these twenty general knowledge questions ranging from the simple to the sublime. Good luck!Nedwww. Rusc. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sound technicians regularly used a blown-up basketball bladder filled with BB shots to make the sound of rain and explosions on radio shows. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The radio version of the quiz show $64 Question was called Take It Or Leave It when it was first broadcast on the radio. True or False? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What did Phil Baker, Bob Hawk, Garry Moore, Jack Paar and Eddie Cantor have in common?
    • A. 

      They all hosted the quiz show "Take It Or Leave It"

    • B. 

      They all started on the radio as news readers

    • C. 

      They all worked as sound effects technicians

    • D. 

      They were in an amateur jazz band called "The Radioneers"

  • 4. 
    Where did The Shadow learn the secret of how to make himself invisible?
    • A. 

      The Orient

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 5. 
    Who played the character of The Shadow the longest?
    • A. 

      Bret Morrison

    • B. 

      Orson Welles

    • C. 

      William Johnstone

    • D. 

      Frank Readick

    • E. 

      Jack La Curto

  • 6. 
    The Shadow was always broadcast at 9.30pm. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Roy Rogers real name was Leonard Slye. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Basil Rathbone, who made many appearance as the famous British sleuth Sherlock Holmes, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    For how many years did the excellent mystery anthology series Quiet, Please run for?
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      10 years

    • C. 

      5 years

    • D. 

      2 years

  • 10. 
    Where was Vincent Price born?
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      New York

    • E. 

      Illinois

  • 11. 
    Before becoming one the TV's longest-running detective programs Perry Mason in 1957 the series was aired on CBS radio from 1953 to 1955. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Actor Jack Webb directed and starred in Pat Novak, For Hire before or after he starred in Dragnet?
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      After

    • C. 

      Trick Question - He wasn't in Pat Novak, For Hire

  • 13. 
    What is the claim to fame of the old time radio show Clara, Lu and Em?
    • A. 

      It was the very first radio show broadcast in 1920

    • B. 

      It was the first radio soap opera

    • C. 

      It was the longest running radio show of all time

    • D. 

      It was first show to be taken of air due to a public petition

    • E. 

      It was the first radio show to contain nudity

  • 14. 
    Which radio show has been broadcast continuously since 1950 up to the present day?
    • A. 

      Red Ryder

    • B. 

      Suspense

    • C. 

      Unshackled!

    • D. 

      Fibber McGee & Molly

    • E. 

      The Twilight Zone

  • 15. 
    According to the March 1922 issue of Variety, how many radio sets were in use in the USA?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      250,000

    • E. 

      500,000

    • F. 

      1,000,000

  • 16. 
    In the old time radio show Calling All Cars, which city were the crimes based?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Los Angeles

    • D. 

      Boston

    • E. 

      Miami

  • 17. 
    From which hotel were the early episodes of Amos and Andy broadcast?
    • A. 

      El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, California

    • B. 

      The Sheraton, Manhattan, New York

    • C. 

      Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

    • D. 

      The Knickerbocker Hotel, Los Angeles

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    Which old time radio regular made 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer' a hit?
    • A. 

      Bing Crosby

    • B. 

      Elvis

    • C. 

      Dinah Shore

    • D. 

      Gene Autry

    • E. 

      Bob Hope

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