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  • 1. 

    How many westerns did John Wayne appear in?

    • A.

      56

    • B.

      76

    • C.

      86

    • D.

      66

    Correct Answer
    B. 76
    Explanation
    John Wayne appeared in 76 westerns. This means that throughout his career, he acted in a total of 76 movies that fell under the western genre. Westerns were a popular genre during the time John Wayne was active in the film industry, and he became known for his roles in these types of movies. His extensive filmography and numerous appearances in westerns solidify the answer of 76.

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  • 2. 

    How many movies did John Wayne die in?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    John Wayne died in 8 movies.

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  • 3. 

    Who does John Wayne call "Blankethead" in "The Searchers"?

    • A.

      His Niece Lucy

    • B.

      Jeffrey Hunter

    • C.

      Chief Scar

    • D.

      Mose Harper

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeffrey Hunter
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Searchers," John Wayne's character refers to Jeffrey Hunter's character as "Blankethead." This nickname is likely given to him due to his Native American heritage, as Native Americans often wore blankets as part of their traditional clothing. The use of this nickname may also be a reflection of the racial tensions and prejudices present during the time period in which the movie is set.

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  • 4. 

    In which film did John Wayne fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War?

    • A.

      She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

    • B.

      The Searchers

    • C.

      Fort Apache

    • D.

      The Horse Soldiers

    Correct Answer
    B. The Searchers
  • 5. 

    Who played Lt. Greenhill in the movie "The Searchers"?

    • A.

      Patrick Wayne

    • B.

      Michael Wayne

    • C.

      Harry Carey, Jr.

    • D.

      Ben Johnson

    Correct Answer
    A. Patrick Wayne
    Explanation
    Patrick Wayne played Lt. Greenhill in the movie "The Searchers."

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  • 6. 

    Who kills the Indian Chief named Scar in the film, "The Searchers"?

    • A.

      Martin Pauley

    • B.

      Colonel Greenhill

    • C.

      Ethan Edwards

    • D.

      Captain Clayton

    Correct Answer
    A. Martin Pauley
    Explanation
    In the film "The Searchers," Martin Pauley kills the Indian Chief named Scar.

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  • 7. 

    What does Wayne do to Scar after he is killed in "The Searchers"?

    • A.

      He Buries Him

    • B.

      He Shoots Him A Second Time

    • C.

      He Scalps Him

    • D.

      He Spits On Him

    Correct Answer
    C. He Scalps Him
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Searchers," Wayne scalps Scar after he is killed. This action is a brutal and vengeful act, symbolizing the deep hatred and desire for revenge that Wayne feels towards Scar. Scalping was a common practice among Native American tribes as a way to humiliate and dehumanize their enemies. By scalping Scar, Wayne not only seeks to inflict further harm on his enemy but also asserts his dominance and superiority over him. This act highlights the violent and ruthless nature of Wayne's character in the film.

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  • 8. 

    What does the character Pepper always do in the movie "Chisum", which causes great annoyance?

    • A.

      Mumbles

    • B.

      Stutters

    • C.

      Repeats Everything Chisum Says

    • D.

      Clicks A Lighter Open And Shut

    Correct Answer
    A. Mumbles
    Explanation
    In the movie "Chisum", the character Pepper is known for mumbling, which causes great annoyance to the other characters.

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  • 9. 

    In what town does "The Shootist" take place?

    • A.

      St. Louis

    • B.

      Cheyenne

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Carson City

    Correct Answer
    D. Carson City
    Explanation
    "The Shootist" is a novel written by Glendon Swarthout and later adapted into a film starring John Wayne. The story is set in Carson City, Nevada. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks for the town where the events of "The Shootist" take place, and Carson City is one of the options provided.

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  • 10. 

    Who directed the John Wayne movie "The Sons Of Katie Elder"?

    • A.

      John Ford

    • B.

      Howard Hawks

    • C.

      John Huston

    • D.

      Henry Hathaway

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry Hathaway
  • 11. 

    Who did John Wayne suggest play the Ringo Kid in "Stagecoach" before he was given the role?

    • A.

      James Arness

    • B.

      Burt Lancaster

    • C.

      Lloyd Nolan

    • D.

      Gary Cooper

    Correct Answer
    C. Lloyd Nolan
    Explanation
    John Wayne suggested Lloyd Nolan play the Ringo Kid in "Stagecoach" before he was given the role.

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  • 12. 

    Which actor appeared with John Wayne in "The Searchers", constantly replying "Thank you kindly"?

    • A.

      Ward Bond

    • B.

      Hank Warden

    • C.

      John Qualen

    • D.

      Chuck Morrison

    Correct Answer
    B. Hank Warden
    Explanation
    Hank Warden appeared with John Wayne in "The Searchers" and constantly replied "Thank you kindly".

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  • 13. 

    In the movie "El Dorado", what was the name of John Wayne's horse?

    • A.

      Cochise

    • B.

      Scout

    • C.

      Paint

    • D.

      Scar

    Correct Answer
    A. Cochise
    Explanation
    In the movie "El Dorado," John Wayne's horse was named Cochise.

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  • 14. 

    In what John Wayne movie did writer George Plimpton have a cameo role?

    • A.

      Chisum

    • B.

      The Sons Of Katie Elder

    • C.

      Rio Lobo

    • D.

      True Grit

    Correct Answer
    C. Rio Lobo
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rio Lobo," writer George Plimpton had a cameo role.

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  • 15. 

    In the John Wayne film "El Dorado", who plays Joey McDonald?

    • A.

      James Caan

    • B.

      Angie Dickinson

    • C.

      Johnny Crawford

    • D.

      Michele Carey

    Correct Answer
    D. Michele Carey
    Explanation
    Michele Carey plays the character Joey McDonald in the John Wayne film "El Dorado".

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  • 16. 

    From what novel was the movie "El Dorado" adapted?

    • A.

      Taming Of The West

    • B.

      The Sheriff Of Destiny

    • C.

      Two Rode Together

    • D.

      The Stars In Their Course

    Correct Answer
    D. The Stars In Their Course
  • 17. 

    In the John Wayne movie "El Dorado", where do Cole and Mississippi visit a gunsmith?

    • A.

      Black Thorn

    • B.

      Cuervo

    • C.

      El Dorado

    • D.

      Tombstone

    Correct Answer
    B. Cuervo
    Explanation
    In the John Wayne movie "El Dorado", Cole and Mississippi visit a gunsmith in Cuervo.

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  • 18. 

    In the movie "Rio Bravo", what does John Wayne tell Feathers he does by himself?

    • A.

      Sleep

    • B.

      Drink

    • C.

      Shave

    • D.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    C. Shave
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rio Bravo", John Wayne tells Feathers that he shaves by himself. This implies that he is independent and does not rely on others for personal grooming tasks. Shaving is often seen as a personal and private activity, so by mentioning this, John Wayne's character is asserting his self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

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  • 19. 

    Which actor in the John Wayne movie "El Dorado" did the paintings in the opening credits?

    • A.

      Ed Asner

    • B.

      John Gabriel

    • C.

      Olaf Wieghorst

    • D.

      James Caan

    Correct Answer
    C. Olaf Wieghorst
    Explanation
    Olaf Wieghorst is the correct answer because he was not only an actor in the John Wayne movie "El Dorado" but also the artist who did the paintings in the opening credits.

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  • 20. 

    In "The War Wagon", how does Wayne get Lomax to stop eating and listen to him?

    • A.

      Throws His Fork

    • B.

      Pulls His Gun

    • C.

      Dumps Food In His Lap

    • D.

      Breaks His Chop Stick

    Correct Answer
    D. Breaks His Chop Stick
    Explanation
    Wayne gets Lomax to stop eating and listen to him by breaking his chopstick.

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  • 21. 

    Which actor/actress appeared in the most John Wayne movies?

    • A.

      Paul Fix

    • B.

      Ward Bond

    • C.

      Maureen O'Hara

    • D.

      Bruce Cabot

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul Fix
    Explanation
    Paul Fix appeared in the most John Wayne movies.

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  • 22. 

    Two John Wayne films originally shared a title, which was what?

    • A.

      Sagebrush Trail

    • B.

      New Frontier

    • C.

      The Desert Trail

    • D.

      The Dawn Rider

    Correct Answer
    B. New Frontier
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "New Frontier." This is because the question asks for the title that two John Wayne films originally shared. Out of the given options, only "New Frontier" fits this criteria as it is the title that was shared by two John Wayne films.

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  • 23. 

    Although Maureen O'Hara is considered John Wayne's leading lady, with whom did he work most often?

    • A.

      Nancy Shubert

    • B.

      Ella Raines

    • C.

      Anna Lee

    • D.

      Mae Marsh

    Correct Answer
    D. Mae Marsh
    Explanation
    John Wayne worked most often with Mae Marsh. Although Maureen O'Hara is often considered his leading lady, it is Mae Marsh who appeared in the most films with John Wayne.

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  • 24. 

    John Wayne was cast as singing cowboy Singin' Sandy in "Riders of Destiny" and dubbed by whom?

    • A.

      Dick Foran

    • B.

      Jack Kirk

    • C.

      Ken Curtis

    • D.

      Glenn Strange

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack Kirk
    Explanation
    Jack Kirk was the person who dubbed John Wayne's singing voice in the film "Riders of Destiny." This means that while John Wayne portrayed the character Singin' Sandy on screen, it was Jack Kirk who provided the vocals for the character's songs.

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  • 25. 

    What was the name of John Wayne's ship in "The Sea Chase"?

    • A.

      Red Witch

    • B.

      Ergenstrasse

    • C.

      Rockhampton

    • D.

      Prinz Eugen

    Correct Answer
    B. Ergenstrasse
  • 26. 

    In "The Searchers", Martin is how much and what type of Indian?

    • A.

      He Is 1/8 Comanche

    • B.

      He Is 1/8 Cherokee

    • C.

      He Is 1/4 Comanche

    • D.

      He Is 1/4 Cherokee

    Correct Answer
    B. He Is 1/8 Cherokee
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Searchers", Martin is portrayed as being 1/8 Cherokee. This means that he has a small percentage of Cherokee ancestry. This information is important in understanding Martin's character and his connection to the Native American culture depicted in the film.

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  • 27. 

    In the John Wayne movie "The Searchers", what does Ethan give to his niece Debbie?

    • A.

      A New Doll

    • B.

      A Gold Locket Like Her Sister's

    • C.

      A Bracelet

    • D.

      A War Medal

    Correct Answer
    D. A War Medal
    Explanation
    In the John Wayne movie "The Searchers", Ethan gives his niece Debbie a war medal. This suggests that Ethan has returned from war and wants to give Debbie a meaningful and sentimental gift. The war medal symbolizes Ethan's bravery and sacrifice, and by giving it to Debbie, he may be passing on a piece of his own personal history and legacy to her.

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  • 28. 

    In "The Searchers", what was the name of Ethan's niece Debbie's doll?

    • A.

      Topsy

    • B.

      Barbie

    • C.

      Karin

    • D.

      Lucy

    Correct Answer
    A. Topsy
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Searchers," Ethan's niece Debbie's doll was named Topsy.

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  • 29. 

    In the John Wayne movie "The Searchers", what does a Comanche need to reach heaven?

    • A.

      Two Braids

    • B.

      His Long Hair

    • C.

      A Buffalo Skin Burial Cloth

    • D.

      Both Eyes

    Correct Answer
    D. Both Eyes
    Explanation
    In the John Wayne movie "The Searchers", a Comanche needs both eyes to reach heaven. This suggests that the Comanche believe that having both eyes is necessary for a person to have a complete spiritual journey after death. This could be a cultural or religious belief specific to the Comanche tribe portrayed in the movie.

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  • 30. 

    In "The Searchers", who sent Ethan a letter with a piece of Debbie's calico apron?

    • A.

      Jemima Futterman

    • B.

      Jerem Futterman

    • C.

      George Futterman

    • D.

      John Futterman

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerem Futterman
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Searchers," Jerem Futterman sent Ethan a letter with a piece of Debbie's calico apron.

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