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The Early Years of Westerns

What do you know about The Early Years of Westerns?  Try this Western Film FUN Trivia
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom of the page.

1) What is the first movie and Western to tell a story? Film and TV Westerns

  1. The Last of the Mohicans
  2. The Great Train Robbery
  3. Stagecoach
  4. Kit Carson

2) What year was the first Western film made?

  1. 1900
  2. 1901
  3. 1903
  4. 1905

3) Who was the first "King of the Cowboys?"

  1. Gilbert M. Anderson
  2. Roy Rogers
  3. Gene Autry
  4. Tom Mix

4) Director Edwin S. Porter filmed the 1903 "The Great Train Robbery" in what state?

  1. California
  2. Arizona
  3. Texas
  4. New Jersey

5) Who is the first Western star?

  1. Broncho Billy
  2. Bronco Billy
  3. Tom Mix
  4. Hoot Gibson

6) As a Broadway stage actor, William S. Hart big break came in the 1899 version of Ben Hur
What character did he play?

  1. Judah Ben-Hur
  2. Quintus Arrius
  3. Messala
  4. Sheik Ilderim

7) When William S. Hart became a movie star in 1914, how old was he?

  1. 49
  2. 44
  3. 39
  4. 29

8) William S. Hart was the first Western star to feature his horse as a character in his movies.
What was Hart's horses' name?

  1. Trigger
  2. Silver
  3. Fritz
  4. Tarzan

9) What early Western star publicity claims as being born in Texas but was really born near Du Bois, Pennsylvania?

  1. Tom Mix
  2. Roy Rogers
  3. Hoot Gibson
  4. Gilbert Anderson

10) What early silent movie cowboy star was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma April 17, 1890.

  1. Rex Allen
  2. Art Acord
  3. Butch Cassidy
  4. Art Mix

The Early Years of Westerns [Answers]

1) B. 2) C. 3) A. 4) D. 5) A. 6) C. 7) A. 8) C. 9) A. 10) B.

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