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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

What do you know about Sergeant Preston of the Yukon? Try this Alan�s TV Westerns Trivia quiz. You�ll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) It was a radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. Under the title Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, it later transferred to television. What was the original titile?

  • Challenge of the Yukon
  • North West Mounted Police
  • Mounties of Canada

2) What was the name of Sergeant Preston�s dog?

  • Rinty
  • Yukon King
  • Rex the Sled Dog

3) The radio show began in 1938, what was the length of the radio program?

  • 15 min.
  • 30 min.
  • 1 hour

4) Who became the shows sponsor beginning in 1947?

  • Ralston � Purina
  • Hershey
  • Quaker Oats

5) When was the series name changed to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon?

  • February 1947
  • November 1951
  • August 1948

6) When did Sergeant Preston of the Yukon first air on TV?

  • September 29, 1955
  • August 12, 1955
  • October 15, 1955

7) Who played Sergeant Preston on TV.

  • Art Mantooth
  • Bob Baker
  • Richard Simmons

8) The theme song for this series, like that of "The Lone Ranger" (1949), is from the operatic repertoire. The music is adapted from the "Overture to Donna Diana: by 'Nikolaus von Reznicek'.

  • True or False?

9) What was the name of Sergeant Preston�s horse?

  • Rip
  • Red
  • Rex

From 1951 to 1958 Dell Comics published 29 issues of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. The first four issues appeared bi-annually, then quarterly, in the weekly catch-all series, Four Color Comics (#344,373,397,419), then assumed its own numbering with issue #5, most-often as a quarterly, but also bi-monthly.

  • True or False?

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Answers

  1. Challenge of the Yukon
  2. Yukon King
  3. 15 min.
  4. Quaker Oats
  5. November 1951
  6. September 29, 1955
  7. Richard Simmons
  8. True
  9. Rex
  10. True

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