How Well Do You Know Famous Cowboys From Popular Western Movies?

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John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Gene Autry, Tom Mix. . . These are just a few of the legendary cowboys from popular Western movies. Are a fan of Westerns and cowboys? If so, then this quiz is perfect for you! It will test you on popular Western films, memorable cowboys, and even the names of some cowboys' horses! Take this quiz to see how much you know about famous cowboys from classic Western movies!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Western film, "My Darling ___________" (1946), featured Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, along with an ensemble cast.

    • A.

      Cinderella

    • B.

      Sugar Pie

    • C.

      Clementine

    • D.

      Valentine

    Correct Answer
    C. Clementine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clementine". The explanation for this is that the question is asking for the missing word that completes the title of a Western film from 1946. The film, "My Darling Clementine", starred Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp and had an ensemble cast.

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  • 2. 

    Which actor played the lead role in "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972), based on the life of mountain man, John Johnson?

    • A.

      Robert Redford

    • B.

      Paul Newman

    • C.

      Clint Eastwood

    • D.

      John Wayne

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Redford
    Explanation
    Robert Redford played the lead role in "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972), based on the life of mountain man, John Johnson.

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  • 3. 

    Which cowboy is known as "The Singing Cowboy"?

    • A.

      Bob Nolan

    • B.

      John Wayne

    • C.

      Eddie Dean

    • D.

      Gene Autry

    Correct Answer
    D. Gene Autry
    Explanation
    Gene Autry is known as "The Singing Cowboy" because he was a famous American singer, actor, and songwriter who starred in numerous Western films. Autry's career was defined by his ability to combine his love for both music and acting, making him a unique figure in the cowboy genre. He popularized the image of a cowboy who not only rode horses and fought villains but also sang songs that resonated with audiences. Autry's musical talents and his contributions to the Western film industry earned him the nickname "The Singing Cowboy."

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  • 4. 

    Which 1963 Western film was supposedly based on "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare?

    • A.

      4 for Texas

    • B.

      Showdown

    • C.

      Hud

    • D.

      McLintock!

    Correct Answer
    D. McLintock!
    Explanation
    McLintock! is the correct answer because it is a 1963 Western film that is known to be loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew." The film stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, and it follows the story of a wealthy rancher who tries to tame his headstrong wife. The film incorporates elements of comedy and romance, similar to the themes explored in Shakespeare's play.

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  • 5. 

    Who is considered to be Hollywood's first Western megastar?

    • A.

      Fred Thomson

    • B.

      Tom Mix

    • C.

      "Broncho Billy" Anderson

    • D.

      Dick Foran

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Mix
    Explanation
    Tom Mix is considered to be Hollywood's first Western megastar. He gained immense popularity in the early 20th century for his roles in Western films, becoming a symbol of the genre. Mix's charismatic screen presence and daring stunts made him a beloved figure among audiences, and he paved the way for the success of future Western stars. His impact on Hollywood and the Western genre solidifies his position as the first Western megastar.

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  • 6. 

    "The Frisco Kid" (1979) is a Western comedy that stars Gene Wilder as a Polish rabbi and _____________ as a bank robber.

    • A.

      Harrison Ford

    • B.

      Clint Eastwood

    • C.

      Robert De Niro

    • D.

      Robert Redford

    Correct Answer
    A. Harrison Ford
    Explanation
    "The Frisco Kid" (1979) is a Western comedy that stars Gene Wilder as a Polish rabbi and Harrison Ford as a bank robber.

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  • 7. 

    What was John Wayne's first major movie?

    • A.

      The Big Trail (1930)

    • B.

      Blue Steel (1934)

    • C.

      The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

    • D.

      The Searchers (1956)

    Correct Answer
    A. The Big Trail (1930)
    Explanation
    John Wayne's first major movie was "The Big Trail" in 1930. This film was significant for Wayne's career as it marked his first leading role and was also one of the first major motion pictures to be filmed in widescreen. "The Big Trail" helped establish Wayne as a leading actor in Hollywood and set the stage for his future success in the film industry.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the shortest cowboy, at 5'2", who appeared in over 70 Westerns?

    • A.

      Ray Bennett

    • B.

      Buzz Barton

    • C.

      Glenn Ford

    • D.

      Chill Wills

    Correct Answer
    B. Buzz Barton
    Explanation
    Buzz Barton is the correct answer because he is the shortest cowboy, standing at 5'2", and he appeared in over 70 Westerns.

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  • 9. 

    Clayton Moore starred as The Lone Ranger on TV in 1949-1957. What was the name of his horse?

    • A.

      Brandy

    • B.

      Silver

    • C.

      Snowy

    • D.

      Buttermilk

    Correct Answer
    B. Silver
    Explanation
    Clayton Moore's horse in the TV show "The Lone Ranger" was named Silver.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following Western movies does NOT star Jimmy Stewart?

    • A.

      Destry Rides Again (1939)

    • B.

      Night Passage (1957)

    • C.

      A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

    • D.

      The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

    Correct Answer
    C. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    Explanation
    A Fistful of Dollars (1964) does not star Jimmy Stewart. The other three movies, Destry Rides Again (1939), Night Passage (1957), and The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), all feature Jimmy Stewart as part of the cast.

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