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Audie Murphy

What do you know about Audie Murphy
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 24 points!

1) On January 26, 1945 in cold temperatures and with 24 inches of snow on the ground, the battle at Holtzwihr (France) began with Murphy's unit at an effective strength of 19 out of 128. Wounded in the leg during heavy fire, he continued this nearly single-handed battle for almost an hour.
What award did he win for the fight?Audie Murphy

  1. Silver Star

  2. Gold Star

  3. Medal of Honor

2) He enlisted in World War Two as a private.
When the war ended and he was discharged from the Army, what was his rank?

  1. Major

  2. Captain

  3. First Lieutenant

3) After seeing the young hero's photo on the cover of the July 16 edition of Life Magazine and sensing star potential, actor James Cagney invited Murphy to Hollywood in September 1945.  Despite Cagney's expectations, the next few years in California were difficult for Murphy.

  • True or False?

4) In 1950, he stars in The Kid from Texas .
What famous Old West character does he play?

  1. Billy Stanton

  2. Billy the Kid

  3. John Wesley Hardin

5) What is the 1951 Civil War movie that he plays "The Youth"?

  1. The Red Badge of Courage

  2. Bad Boy

  3. Beyond Glory

6) In the 1955, To Hell and Back. Audie is the star.  He plays himself during the Korean War.

  • True or False?

7) What is the 1953 movie he plays Reb Kittridge?

  1. Bonanza

  2. Wagon Train

  3. Gunsmoke

8) The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe. Audie plays Cash Zachary.
Who plays his big brother Ben?

  1. Burt Lancaster

  2. Kirk Douglas

  3. James Garner

9) To Hell and Back grossed almost ten million dollars during its initial theatrical release, and at the time became Universal's biggest hit of the studio's 43-year history. This movie held the record as the company's highest-grossing motion picture until 1975.
What is the movie that broke the record?

  1. Jaws

  2. Star Wars

  3. Happy Days

10) In 1959, he starred in the No Name on the Bullet western, in which his performance was well-received despite being cast as the villain, a professional killer who managed to stay within the law.

  • True or False?

11) Just after noon on May 28, 1971, during Memorial Day weekend, Murphy was killed when his private plane crashed into a Virginia mountain near Catawba, Virginia, 20 miles west of Roanoke.
What was the mountain's name?

  1. Brush Mountain

  2. Rifleman Mountain

  3. Tipton Mountain

12) Where is Audie Murphy buried?

  1. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California

  2. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

  3. Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Texas


Audie Murphy
[Answers]Angels on your pillow

1) C.  2) C..  3) True  4) B.  5) A.  6) False. The movie's setting is World War II.  7) C.  8) A.  9) A.  10) True  11) A. 12) B.

Score for this page: _______

  1. Medal of Honor
  2. First Lieutenant
  3. True
  4. Billy the Kid
  5. The Red Badge of Courage
  6. False. The movie's setting is World War II.
  7. Gunsmoke
  8. Burt Lancaster
  9. Jaws
  10. True
  11. Brush Mountain
  12. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


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