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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie is an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974, to March 21, 1983, bumping the long-running Adam-12 series to Tuesday nights.  The series itself was preceded by a two-hour pilot movie that first aired on March 30, 1974.

What do you know about Little House on the Prairie?  Try this quick quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1. Michael Landon held many hats on this Western including writer, producer and director. The show began in 1974 and left the air in 1983. Landon starred as Charles Ingalls.  Who played his wife Caroline Ingalls?

2. Victor French played their crusty, family friend Mr. Isaiah Edwards. True or False?

3. What is the name of the town?

4. Who was the proprietor of the town's general store?

5. How old was Melissa Gilbert when she began playing Laura Elizabeth Ingalls?

6. A hailstorm leaves the Ingalls' crops in ruin. To recoup the money, Charles and some friendly neighbors, including a light-hearted Irishman, work in a dangerous dynamiting job. What was the name of the episode?

7. What episode is the first appearances of Merlin Olsen and Hersha Paraday as Jonathan and Alice Garvey, friends of the Ingalls' family?

8. When Walnut Grove falls on hard times, the Ingalls, Olesons and Garveys settle in the town of Winoka, where they are met by a cruel local businessman, Miles Standish. This episode marks the introduction of Matthew Laborteaux as Albert, the lovable orphan who is eventually taken in by the Ingalls family. What is the episode?

9. In the episode, "He Was Only Twelve", Charles, Albert, James and Mr. Edwards travel to Sleepy Eye on business. James " wanting to open a savings account with his birthday check from Uncle Jed " walks into the bank as it is being robbed. James is shot and critically wounded. Who plays James?

10. "Times Are Changing" was Michael Landon's final Little House on the Prairie episode.  True or False?

Check Your Answers

Little House on the Prairie [Answers]

  1. 1. Karen Grassle
  2. 2. True
  3. 3. Walnut Grove, Minnesota
  4. 4. Nels Oleson
  5. 5. 10 years old
  6. 6. "100 Mile Walk"
  7. 7. "Castoffs"
  8. 8. "As Long As We're Together"
  9. 9. Jason Bateman
  10. False.  The final NBC series episode is "Hello and Goodbye".

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