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The Lone Ranger

What do you know about The Lone Ranger?
Take this quick FUN TV Westerns Trivia.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1) The series started as a radio drama. It debuted January 30, 1933 on WXYZ radio. 
What city did WXYZ broadcast from?

  1. New York City
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Detroit Michigan

2) The Lone Ranger TV series ran from 1949 to 1957?

  • True or False?

3) In The Lone Ranger TV series, who played The Lone Ranger?

  1. Clayton Moore
  2. Lee Powell
  3. George Letz

4) In 1954, George W. Trendle sold the Lone Ranger rights.
Who did he sell them to?

  1. John Hart
  2. Jack Wrather
  3. Jack Chertok

5) The party finds itself in a murderous ambush arranged by Butch Cavendish.  A group of Texas Rangers, lead by Captain Reid with his brother, were tracking Butch and his gang.
In the TV story of the ambush, who played Butch Cavendish?

  1. Rex Reed
  2. Glenn Strange
  3. Marvin Hart

6) Tonto finds one of the ambushed ranger's alive and nurses him back to health?
Who is Tonto in the TV series?

  1. Chief Thundercloud
  2. Jay Silverheels
  3. John Hodiak

7) The last new radio episode of the Lone Ranger was aired on February 6, 1955.

  • True or False?

8) Since the theme song was so closely associated with the Lone Ranger.  Who remarked, remarked, "An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger"?

  1. CBS News Anchor Dan Rather
  2. CBS New Anchor Walter Cronkite
  3. NBC News Anchor David Brinkley

9) The show beings with "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.... The Lone Ranger Rides Again!" 

  • True or False?

10) Episodes usually ended with one of the characters lamenting the fact that they never found out the hero's name ("Who was that masked man?"), only to be told, "Why, that was the Lone Ranger!" as he and Tonto ride away. 

  • True or False?


The Lone Ranger (Answers)

1) C. 2) True 3) A. 4) B. 5) B. 6) B. 7) False, the actual date was September 3, 1954 8) A. 9) False, it starts with "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-yo Silver!' The Lone Ranger!" The "Return" line was added later as an ending to the "fiery horse" line.  10) True


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