Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #1

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Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #1

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! Ned www. Rusc. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    What do the radio shows Blondie, Dick Tracy, Li'l Abner, Popeye the Sailor, Little Orphan Annie, and Red Ryder have in common?
    • A. 

      They were all first broadcast in the 1930s

    • B. 

      They were all adapted from comic strips

    • C. 

      They were all became broadway musicals

    • D. 

      They were all adapted from broadway musicals

    • E. 

      They were all made into full-length films

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were famous for playing Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson on radio and in films. Is it true that none of the episodes in which Rathbone and Bruce starred on the radio were filmed with the two actors as Holmes and Watson?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Which year and month is widely considered to be the anniversary of the end of the old time radio era?
    • A. 

      June 1959

    • B. 

      July 1960

    • C. 

      August 1961

    • D. 

      September 1962

    • E. 

      October 1963

    • F. 

      November 1964

  • 7. 
    How many episodes of The Adventures of Sam Spade were broadcast between 1946 and 1951?
    • A. 

      51

    • B. 

      81

    • C. 

      131

    • D. 

      221

    • E. 

      301

  • 8. 
    The lead character of Broadway Is My Beat was a hardened New York City cop who worked homicide. What was the character’s name?
    • A. 

      Danny Clover

    • B. 

      Danny Glover

    • C. 

      Jack Webb

    • D. 

      Lamont Cranston

    • E. 

      Danny Webber

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Who played Amos in the Amos 'n' Andy?
    • A. 

      Freeman Gosden

    • B. 

      Charles Correl

    • C. 

      James "Jim" Jordan

    • D. 

      J. Carrol Naish

  • 11. 
    Which science-fiction show came first?
    • A. 

      Dimension X

    • B. 

      X Minus One

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    On which radio network was the Mercury Theatre on the Air classic War of the Worlds first broadcast?
    • A. 

      NBC

    • B. 

      CBS

    • C. 

      Mutual

    • D. 

      ABC

  • 14. 
    What was the name of the detective played by Jack Webb in Dragnet?
    • A. 

      Jack Friday

    • B. 

      Joe Friday

    • C. 

      Jim Friday

    • D. 

      James Friday

    • E. 

      Joey Friday

  • 15. 
    What was Abbott and Costello’s signature routine?
    • A. 

      What's on next?

    • B. 

      It's your turn?

    • C. 

      Who's on first?

    • D. 

      Who's next?

  • 16. 
    Who played the married protagonists John and Blanche Bickerson?
    • A. 

      Goodman Ace and Jane Ace

    • B. 

      Howard Duff and Lurene Tuttle

    • C. 

      James Monks and Virginia Gregg

    • D. 

      Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce

    • E. 

      Don Ameche and Frances Langford

  • 17. 
    Where was the setting for Father Knows Best?
    • A. 

      Deep South

    • B. 

      Midwest

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Alaska

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 18. 
    Fibber McGee and Molly was one of the longest running radio shows. Across how many decades did the broadcasts span?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 19. 
    The Great Gildersleeve was a spin-off show of which radio situation comedy?
    • A. 

      Fibber McGee and Molly

    • B. 

      Little Gildersleeve

    • C. 

      Easy Aces

    • D. 

      The Bickersons

    • E. 

      Amos 'n' Andy

  • 20. 
    In which year was the first radio news broadcast made?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1915

    • D. 

      1930

    • E. 

      1905

    • F. 

      1910

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