Television In The 50's

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Television In The 50

1950's Television Trivia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Zorro, a half-hour Walt Disney Productions TV series based on the well-known Zorro character, premiered October 10, 1957 on ABC.Who is Zorro?
    • A. 

      Don Diego de la Vega

    • B. 

      Miguel Demetrio Lopez Velasquez Garcia

    • C. 

      Don Juan Ortega

  • 2. 
    “Ladies and gentlemen, the story you're about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the __________.”
  • 3. 
    This CBS western was the longest running in the history of television.
    • A. 

      The Virginian

    • B. 

      Gunsmoke

    • C. 

      Wild, Wild West

    • D. 

      The Rifleman

  • 4. 
    Dale Robertson was agent Jim Hardie in this show that had its debut in 1957.
    • A. 

      Tales of the Texas Rangers

    • B. 

      Tales of Wells Fargo

    • C. 

      High Chaparral

    • D. 

      Bonanza

  • 5. 
    Name the half hour comedy detailing the adventures of Sergeant Ernie Bilko.
    • A. 

      The Phil Silvers Show

    • B. 

      Flipper

    • C. 

      Invaders

    • D. 

      Mod Squad

  • 6. 
    A journey from Missouri to California after the Civil War was the background for this western. The trips were led by Major Seth Adams and his assistant/scout Flint McCullough. Charlie Wooster was the cook.
    • A. 

      Cheyenne

    • B. 

      Death Valley Days

    • C. 

      Rawhide

    • D. 

      Wagon Train

  • 7. 
    Newlyweds Gus (Bill Williams) and Vickie (Betty White) were the stars on this half hour comedy.
    • A. 

      Gidget

    • B. 

      Date with the Angels

    • C. 

      Keep It In The Family

    • D. 

      I Love Lucy

  • 8. 
    The story of the life of the Jim Anderson family.
    • A. 

      Leave It To Beaver

    • B. 

      Father Knows Best

    • C. 

      One Life to Live

    • D. 

      The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

  • 9. 
    What television program had a carrot stealing rabbit and a sleeping/talking clock.
    • A. 

      Mister Roger's Neighborhod

    • B. 

      Captain Kangaroo

    • C. 

      Ding Dong school

    • D. 

      Romper Room

  • 10. 
    This television show had a dog named Fang.
    • A. 

      Lunch with Soupy Sales

    • B. 

      Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

    • C. 

      The Gumby Show

    • D. 

      The Howdy Doody Show

  • 11. 
     This show's leading character had an uncle named Tonoose.
    • A. 

      Bachelor Father

    • B. 

      Make Room For Daddy

    • C. 

      My Three Sons

    • D. 

      Family Affair

  • 12. 
    The sadder the story, the more applause for that person. The one with the saddest story was usually the winner.
    • A. 

      You Bet Your Life

    • B. 

      This is Your Life

    • C. 

      To Tell The Truth

    • D. 

      Queen For a Day

  • 13. 
    Viewers wanting to scare themselves half to death while having a smile on their faces could tune into this series of short stories.
    • A. 

      The Edgar Allen Poe Hour

    • B. 

      Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    • C. 

      Fright Night

    • D. 

      The Edge of Your Seat

  • 14. 
    A bus driver and a sewer worker were the main characters on this comedy classic that debuts in 1955
    • A. 

      My Best Friend

    • B. 

      Home at Last

    • C. 

      Best Friends

    • D. 

      The Honeymooners

  • 15. 
    Child star Jackie Cooper played the lead in this sitcom where advice was often given by a basset hound.
    • A. 

      Everyone's Hero

    • B. 

      The Jackie Cooper Show

    • C. 

      The People's Choice

    • D. 

      Animal Crackers

  • 16. 
    Chief Dan Matthews' adventures with the California Highway Patrol provided excitement in this 1955 early action show.
    • A. 

      The Desert Law

    • B. 

      C.H.I.P.S.

    • C. 

      Highway Patrol

    • D. 

      California Cops

  • 17. 
    The popular western, "Cheyenne", premiered in 1955. What was Cheyenne's last name?
    • A. 

      Bodie

    • B. 

      Jones

    • C. 

      Bodine

    • D. 

      Smith

  • 18. 
    "Gunsmoke" star James Arness' brother Peter Graves was the owner of the Broken Wheel ranch in this 1955 series about a black stallion.
    • A. 

      Tornado

    • B. 

      Dynamite

    • C. 

      Fury

    • D. 

      Black Fury

  • 19. 
    Who starred in the 1950-56 series 'The Cisco Kid'?
    • A. 

      Ramon Navarro

    • B. 

      Duncan Renaldo

    • C. 

      Gilbert Roland

    • D. 

      John Gilbert

  • 20. 
    What was the name of Zorro's silent sidekick?
    • A. 

      Antonio

    • B. 

      Renaldo

    • C. 

      Fernando

    • D. 

      Bernardo

  • 21. 
    What was the name of the cantankerous old character who was a thorn in everyone's side on the early kids' favorite, It's Howdy Doody Time?
    • A. 

      Phineas T. Bluster

    • B. 

      Buffalo Bob

    • C. 

      Norton Nork

    • D. 

      Gheeba-Gheeba

  • 22. 
    "Captain Kangaroo" was on the air for many years. What was the name of the talking timepiece on the show?
    • A. 

      Tiny Time

    • B. 

      Grandfather Clock

    • C. 

      Mr. Chimes

    • D. 

      Miss Hour Glass

  • 23. 
     Bill Cullen was the original host of this game show which, in a different format, is still a daytime favorite.
    • A. 

      Jeopardy

    • B. 

      Password

    • C. 

      The Price is Right

    • D. 

      The Family Feud

  • 24. 
    "Goodnight Chet, Goodnight _______"