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Hoot Gibson

Hoot Gibson was a rodeo champion and a pioneer cowboy film actor, film director and producer.

What do you know about Hoot Gibson
Enjoy this Hoot Gibson quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

You'll find 12 Questions about Hoot Gibson.

1) Born in Tekamah, NE, August 6, 1892, what was Hoot's birth name?Hoot Gibson

  1. Dick Stanley Gibson
  2. Edmund Richard Gibson
  3. William Stanley Gibson

2. How did he get his nickname, Hoot?

  1. Working for the Owl Drug Company.
  2. He liked to smoke Owl cigars.
  3. He rode a world champion bucking horse Owl.

3. During World War One, Hoot served in the Army.
What rank did he reach?

  1. Corporal
  2. Sergeant
  3. Lieutenant

4. He won the title World's All Around Champion Cowboy
old was he when he won the award.

  1. 20
  2. 30
  3. 40

5. From the 1920s through the 1940s, Hoot Gibson was a major film attraction, ranking second as a western film box office draw.
Who was the top ranking Western star?

  1. John Wayne
  2. Gene Autry
  3. Tom Mix

6. In 1921, he got his big break when he was cast as Sandy in the movie, Action
Who directed the film?

  1. Harry Carey
  2. King Vidor
  3. John Ford

7. In 1933, Hoot injured himself when he crashed his plane while racing cowboy star Ken Maynard in the National Air Races.

  • True or False?

8. Hoot was off the screen for nearly six years before returning.  In 1941, he teamed up with Ken Maynard at Monogram for The Trail Blazers.
Who was the other star in these trio Westerns?

  1. Rex Allen
  2. Bill Elliott
  3. Bob Steele

9. In 1959, John Ford brought Hoot back to the screen in a supporting role with John Wayne.
What was the movie?

  1. The Horse Soldiers
  2. Ocean's Eleven
  3. The Marshall's Daughter

10. In the 1950s the out-of-work cowboy star was reduced to working as a Las Vegas casino greeter and performing in carnivals in order to handle the enormous debts that mounted after a series of cancer operations.

  • True or False?

11. Gibson died: on August 23, 1962, at age 70 in Los Angeles, California
was Gibson's cause of death?

  1. Cancer
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Polio

12. Where was Hoot Gibson buried?

  1. Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
  2. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California
  3. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hoot Gibson [Answers]

1) B. 2) A. 3) B. 4) A. 5) C. 6) C. 7) True 8) C. 9) A. 10) True 11) A. 12) A.  Plot: Magnolia Plot, Lot 92, Grave 6.

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