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The Virginian

The Virginian is a western-themed television series which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was the first western to air in 90-minute installments each week (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). It was loosely based on the Owen Wister novel.

What do you know about the TV series The Virginian
Try this Western TV Trivia quiz
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

The Virginian 1) The series revolved around a foreman, played by James Drury, who went by the name The Virginian; his real name was revealed in the ninth season the show was on the air.

  • True or False?

2) In the TV series "Decision", James Drury played The Virginian (1 episode, 1958).

  • True or False?

3) The series took place in Medicine Bow, Wyoming, and revolved around The Virginian's quest to maintain an orderly lifestyle for the ranch he worked on.
What was the of the ranch?

  1. Shiloh Ranch

  2. Box H Ranch

  3. Circle G Ranch

4) Who played Trampas?

  1. Cyd Malcome

  2. Doug McClure

  3. George Carson

5) In season 1 to 4, who played Judge Henry Garth?

  1. Lee J. Cobb

  2. Don Quine

  3. David Hartman

6) Roberta Shore, as Betsy, was the daughter of Judge Henry Garth during season 1 to 4.

  • True or False?

7) During the ninth and final season, Colonel Alan MacKenzie takes over the ranch.
Who played MacKenzie?

  1. Joel McCrea

  2. Stewart Granger

  3. DeForest Kelly

8) Who played Tate in season 9?

  1. Clint Eastwood

  2. Lee Majors

  3. Tim Matheson

9) Betsy the daughter of Judge Garth, is actually adopted, a fact only ever mentioned in the second episode of the show.

  • True or False?

10) The theme song was titled "Lonesome Tree." 
Who wrote the song?

  1. Percy Faith

  2. Stanley Wilson

  3. Tony Martinelli

The Virginian (Answers)

1) False. His real name was never revealed in the nine years the show was on the air. 2) True 3) A. 4) B.
5) A. 6) True 7) B. 8) B. 9) True 10) A.

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