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Jay Silverheels

Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Jay Silverheels1. Silverheels began working in motion pictures in 1937. During the early years of his screen career, appeared in low-budget features, westerns, and serials. What was the name he used?

  • Harry Smith
  • Iron Eyes Cody
  • Chief Matawan

2. Of the near 200 joint ventures Silverheels made with Clayton Moore, the actors co-starred in just 4 features where they did NOT play Tonto and The Lone Ranger: Perils of Nyoka (1942), The Cowboy and the Indians (1949), Cyclone Fury (1951) and The Black Dakotas (1954).

  • True or False?

3. What was the 1948 film that he played Tom Osceola in an uncredited part?

  • Singin' Spurs
  • Key Largo
  • Fury at Furnace Creek

4. In Walk the Proud Land (1956), who did he play?

  • Cochise
  • Tonto
  • Geronimo

5. In the early 1960s, Silverheels helped to establish the Indian Actors Workshop in Echo Park, California as a place where Native American actors could develop their acting skills. The workshop is still active.

  • True or False?

6. In Broken Arrow (1950), who did he play?

  • Cochise
  • Tonto
  • Geronimo

7. Among his later appearances were an episode of The Brady Bunch, as a Native chief who befriends the Bradys in the Grand Canyon.

  • True or False?

8. As Tonto, what was the name of his horse?

  • Scout
  • Templer
  • Topper

9. In 1938 Silverheels faught in the middleweight section of the Golden Gloves tournament. What did he place?

  • First
  • Second
  • Third

10. What year was he inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum?

  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 1997

Where is Jay Silverheels Buried?

Check Your Answers

  1. Harry Smith
  2. True
  3. Key Largo
  4. Geronimo
  5. True
  6. Geronimo
  7. True
  8. Scout
  9. Second
  10. 1993

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