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The Americans

What do you know about The Americans?
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1) The Americans is the story of the Canfield brothers, Ben and Jeff, who had taken up arms on opposites sides of the Civil War.
Who played Ben?

  1. Darryl Hickman

  2. Dwain Hickman

  3. Jack Lord

2) Who played Jeff?

  1. Maynard Grebbs

  2. Maxwell Dean

  3. Richard Davalos

3) Who played Pa Canfield

  1. Burl Ives

  2. Ward Bond

  3. John McIntire

4) In the episode Harper's Ferry: the Canfield family finds itself split down the middle after the Civil War breaks out when Confederate forces attack the Union arsenal at Harpers Ferry.

  • True or False?

5) A regular-army sergeant is given the job of delivering badly needed guns to a volunteer unit. However, when he sees how badly trained the unit's soldiers are and how inexperienced its captain is, he refuses to complete the mission. This the plot for which episode?

  1. The Regular

  2. Rebellion at Blazing Rock

  3. The Mountain Ridge

6) The series was based on James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians."

  • True or False?

7) Ben is having trouble with his soldiers, who are volunteers and not regular troops. They only signed up for a short time and don't take the war particularly seriously. In addition, Ben's captain his getting on his case because he believes a big battle is brewing and he doesn't want to fight it with ill-disciplined and unmotivated troops.
What is the episode?

  1. On to Washington

  2. The Vicksburg Campaign

  3. On to Richmond

8) In the episode Half Moon Road: Jeff is taken deep into the back country on a potentially dangerous mission--recruiting sharpshooters for the Confederate army from among the reclusive and suspicious backwoods people.
Who played Charlie Goodwin?

  1. Mark Reynolds

  2. Jack Lord

  3. Ted Knight

9) The plot for episode The War Between the States is: Ben finds himself in a quandary when his best friend falls for a Confederate girl.
Who plays the Rebel girl?

  1. Elizabeth Montgomery

  2. Lisabeth Hush

  3. Rachel Ward

10) Congress wants answers as to why the Battle of Ball's Bluff turned so disastrous, and a very angry Union officer believes he has them. The episode was The Inquisitors.

  • True or False?

The Americans

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

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