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

Bonanza1) How many season did Bonanza play on TV?

  1. 10

  2. 14

  3. 18

  4. 22

2) Who created the series?

  1. Michael Landon

  2. Pernell Roberts

  3. John Pickard

  4. David Dortort

3) Who was NOT an original cast member?

  1. Loren Greene

  2. Pernell Roberts

  3. Dan Blocker

  4. David Canary

4) Who was the ranch cook character's name?

  1. Hop Sing

  2. Little Eagle

  3. Candy

  4. Mushy

5) The series began on September 12, 1959. 
When did it finish its run?

  1. March 16, 1972

  2. January 16, 1973

  3. September 16, 1973

  4. October 16, 1973

6) During the first season of the show, the guest stars were paid far more than the stars of the show.  The show's producers didn't think that the stars were well-known enough to pull in viewers.

  • True or False

7) Ben Cartwright owned a ranch named the Ponderosa.
Where was the ranch located?

  1. Lake Tahoe

  2. Carson City, Nevada

  3. Las Vegas, Nevada

  4. Virginia City, Nevada

8) How many episodes were filmed?

  1. 154

  2. 260

  3. 350

  4. 430

9) A new character named Griff King was added to lure younger viewers. Griff, in prison for nearly killing his abusive stepfather, was paroled into Ben's custody and got a job as a ranch hand. Several episodes were built around his character.
Who played Griff King?

  1. John Belushi

  2. Mark Harmon

  3. Tim Matheson

  4. Kurt Russell

10) Bonanza featured a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that was orchestrated by David Rose and arranged by Billy May for the TV series.  Jay Livingston and Ray Evans also wrote the theme to TVís Mr. Ed.

  • True or False

Bonanza (Answers)

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

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