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The Early Years of Westerns (B)

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

1) With which film studio did Tom Mix become a huge Western film star? Film and TV Westerns

  1. Fox

  2. Pathe

  3. Selig

  4. MGM

2) Tom Mix died in an auto crash on October 12, 1940.
What Arizona town was the wreck near?

  1. Phoenix

  2. Tucson

  3. Coolidge

  4. Florence

3) What was the name of Tom Mix's first horse on the silver screen?

  1. Tony

  2. Rex

  3. Old Blue

  4. Trigger

4) What is the first Western movie to win the Big Picture Oscar?

  1. The Avenger

  2. Cimarron

  3. In Old Cheyenne

  4. The Painted Desert

5) The first actor to win the Best Actor Oscar for his Western character?

  1. Warner Baxter

  2. Gary Cooper

  3. Ken Maynard

  4. Walter Huston

6) The 1929 In Old Arizona is adapted from what short story writer?

  1. O. Henry

  2. Tom Barry

  3. Irving Cummings

  4. Raoul Walsh

7) The classic 1930s Cimarron is based on what the novel by the same name. 
Who is the author?

  1. Zane Gray

  2. Edna Ferber

  3. Howard Estabrook

  4. Betty Burbridge

8) Name the dog that was an early Western film star?

  1. Rex

  2. Lassie

  3. Rin Tin Tin

  4. Bullet

9) Name the Western legend that became a Western movie technical advisor?

  1. Tex Ritter

  2. Wyatt Earp

  3. Emmett Dalton

  4. Rex Allen

10) Western movies trace their heritage to William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. 
What dime novel writer made him a hero in 1869?

  1. Arthur Penn

  2. Ned Buntline

  3. Tom Clancy

  4. Ian Fleming

11) Western films came to be known by various names in the industry.
What name were they NOT called?

  1. Hoss-operas

  2. Oaters

  3. Sagebrush sagas

  4. Down Broadway


The Early Years of Westerns [Answers]

1) A. 2) D. 3) C. 4) B. 5) A. 6) A. 7) B. 8) C. 9) B. or C. 10) B. 11) D.

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