Rusc Old Time Radio Quiz

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Rusc Old Time Radio Quiz

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. 
    Which Big Band leader also played on the Burns and Allen Radio Show?
    • A. 

      Charlie Barnet

    • B. 

      Benny Goodman

    • C. 

      Ken Carpenter

    • D. 

      Artie Shaw

    • E. 

      Count Basie

    • F. 

      Duke Ellington

  • 2. 
    Which female actress in the movie, Gone With The Wind, later on played Mary Livingstons Maid on The Jack Benny Show?
    • A. 

      Butterfly McQueen

    • B. 

      Portland Hoffa

  • 3. 
    In the series 21st Precinct, long time star Cpt. Canelli was replaced on his promotion by Cpt. Cronin played by an actor who made a mark in TV in the same sort of role. Who was it?
    • A. 

      James Gregory - Inspector Luger on 'Barney Miller'

    • B. 

      Ray Collins - Lt. Tragg on 'Perry Mason'

    • C. 

      Broderick Crawford - Chief Dan MAthews on "Highway Patrol"

    • D. 

      Lee Marvin - Lt. Frank Ballinger on 'M Squad'

  • 4. 
    Who played the part of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke?
    • A. 

      William Conrad

    • B. 

      Parley Baer

    • C. 

      Howard McNear

    • D. 

      Harry Bartell

    • E. 

      Barney Phillips

  • 5. 
    In the early radio episodes of Dragnet, Chief of Detectives Ed Backstran was played by someone who later had great success as a TV actor. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Raymond Burr - TV's Perry Mason

    • B. 

      Chuck Connors - TV's the Rifleman

    • C. 

      James Arness - TV's Matt Dillon

    • D. 

      Peter Falk - TV's Colombo

  • 6. 
    On Fibber McGee and Molly, what was the real name of Teeny the little girl who lived next door?
    • A. 

      Molly

    • B. 

      Alice

    • C. 

      Elizabeth

    • D. 

      Beulah

    • E. 

      Fibber

  • 7. 
    What are the names of the husband and wife on The Couple Next Door?
    • A. 

      Ethel & Albert

    • B. 

      Betty & Bill

    • C. 

      They have no names, they call each other Dear

    • D. 

      Millie and Dick

  • 8. 
    Which old time radio cowboy had a horse named Trigger?
    • A. 

      Roy Rogers

    • B. 

      Lone Ranger

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Hopalong Cassidy

    • E. 

      Wild Bill Hickok

  • 9. 
    What was the name of Cisco Kid's horse?
    • A. 

      Diablo

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Champion

    • D. 

      Trigger

    • E. 

      Scout

    • F. 

      Topper

  • 10. 
    In the Great Gildersleeve, who wasn't a Jolly Boy?
    • A. 

      Nephew Leroy

    • B. 

      Mr. Peavy the Druggist

    • C. 

      Floyd the Barber

    • D. 

      Judge Hooker

    • E. 

      The Summerfield Police Chief

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Which of the following cowboy sidekicks is Wild Bill Hickok's Deputy?
    • A. 

      Chester Proudfoot

    • B. 

      California Carlson

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Pancho

    • E. 

      Jingles

  • 14. 
    In which year was the first radio news broadcast made?
    • A. 

      1920

    • B. 

      1905

    • C. 

      1910

    • D. 

      1915

    • E. 

      1925

  • 15. 
    On which radio network was the Mercury Theatre on the Air classic War of the Worlds first broadcast?
    • A. 

      CBS

    • B. 

      NBC

    • C. 

      Mutual

    • D. 

      ABC

  • 16. 
    Where was the setting for Father Knows Best?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Deep South

    • D. 

      Midwest

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    What was Lauren Bacall's real name?
    • A. 

      Betty Joan Perske

    • B. 

      Lauren Perske

    • C. 

      Laura Bacall

    • D. 

      Betty Bacall

  • 19. 
    In Bold Venture, the Bogarts, Humphrey and Lauren, were based in a resort hotel in:
    • A. 

      Havana

    • B. 

      Martinique

    • C. 

      Key West

    • D. 

      Bermuda

  • 20. 
    Fill in the blank for this famous old time radio series. You Bet Your _____
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