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The Chisholms

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1) The Chisholms is a western miniseries which airs thirteen episodes from March 29, 1979, to April 19, 1979, and from January 19, 1980, to March 15, 1980. The 1979 episodes showed the family moving from Virginia to Wyoming. When the series resumed in 1980, the pioneers were shown en route along the California Trail from Wyoming to Sacramento, California.

  • True or False?

2) Who plays Hadley Chisholm (1979-80)?

  • Robert Cummings
  • Robert Preston
  • Robert Reed

3) Rosemary Harris plays Minerva Chisholm, Hadley's wife.

  • True or False?

4) Who plays Will Chisholm?

  • Ben Murphy
  • Datton Claxman
  • Timothy Oates

5) In the 1979 episodes, Stacey Nelkin plays Bonnie Sue Chisholm. In the 1980 shows, who plays Bonnie Sue?

  • Dixie Carter
  • Delta Burke
  • Meg Ryan

6) Susan Swift plays Annabel, youngest of the Chisholms and is killed by Indians in a 1979 segment. Swift, at fifteen, returns to the program in the 1980 episodes as a passenger on the wagon train. Who is her new character?

  • Mercy Hopwell
  • Mary Davis
  • Peggy Longhorn

7) In 1980, who plays wagonmaster Cooper Hawkins?

  • Mitch Miller
  • Mitchell Ryan
  • Morgan Chapman

8) Who dies in the episode "Death in the Sierras"?

  • Morgan Jones
  • Jesse Kidd
  • Hadley Chisholm

9) The first episodes is filmed at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site near La Junta on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado.

  • True or False?

10) Who plays the historic figure John A. Sutter, on whose land along the American River, gold is found in 1848 and made known in 1849.

  • Ben Piazza
  • James Almost
  • Amos Moses

The Chisholms Answers

  1. True
  2. Robert Preston
  3. True
  4. Ben Murphy
  5. Delta Burke
  6. Mercy Hopwell
  7. Mitchell Ryan
  8. Hadley Chisholm
  9. True
  10. Ben Piazza

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