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Bonanza

What do you know about Bonanza?  Try this Alan's FUN TV Westerns Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. How many season did Bonanza play on TV?

  • 10
  • 14
  • 18
  • 22

2. Who created the series?

  • Michael Landon
  • Pernell Roberts
  • John Pickard
  • David Dortort

3. Who was NOT an original cast member?

  • Loren Greene
  • Pernell Roberts
  • Dan Blocker
  • David Canary

4. Who was the ranch cook character's name?

  • Hop Sing
  • Little Eagle
  • Candy
  • Mushy

5. The series began on September 12, 1959. When did it finish its run?

  • March 1972
  • January 1973
  • September 1973
  • October 1973

6. During the first season of the show, the guest stars were paid far more than the stars of the show. The show's producers didn't think that the stars were well-known enough to pull in viewers.

  • True or False?

7. Ben Cartwright owned a ranch named the Ponderosa. Where was the ranch located?

  • Lake Tahoe
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Virginia City, Nevada

8. How many episodes were filmed?

  • 225
  • 154
  • 260
  • 350

Lorne Greene

9. Before moving to Hollywood, Lorne was a prominent Canadian newscaster.

  • True or False?

10. What is the age difference between Lorne Greene and the actor, who played his oldest son Adam?

  • 6
  • 13
  • 18
  • 23

11. Lorne had a #1 hit record, a spoken word song. What was the song?

  • The Ballad of Bonanza
  • Wyatt
  • Ringo
  • Little Joe

12. When he was an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the early years of World War II, he was nicknamed "The Voice of Doom" for the combination of his deep voice and the usually gloomy news reports about the war he had to read.

  • True or False?

Pernell Roberts

13. Pernell was born on May 18, 1928. Where was he born?

  • Houston, Texas
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Waycross, Georgia
  • Crawford, Texas

14. When he quit Bonanza the writers wrote his character Adam off by having him move to China.

  • True or False?

Dan Blocker

15. "Hoss" Cartwright was played by Dan Blocker. What was Hoss's first name?

  • Ben
  • James
  • Eric
  • Herman

16. What was Dan's age at the start of Bonanza?

  • 28
  • 30
  • 32
  • 34

17. Where was Dan born?

  • Bowie County, Texas
  • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael Landon

18. Michael's birth name was Maurice Gene Landon

  • True or False?

19. In one of Michael's first staring roles, he played Tony Rivers. What was the movie?

  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  • The Legend of Tom Dooley
  • The Restless Gun
  • The Way We Were

20. He claimed to have chosen his professional name by picking the name Michael Landon out of the Los Angeles telephone directory.

  • True or False?

21. He practiced karate. Who was his teacher?

  • Bruce Lee
  • Chuck Norris
  • Victor French
  • David Carradine

Check Your Answers


 

Bonanza (Answers)

  • 1. 14
  • 2. David Dortort
  • 3. David Canary
  • 4. Hop Sing
  • 5. January 1973
  • 6. True
  • 7. Virginia City, Nevada
  • 8. 260

Lorne Greene

  • 9. True
  • 10. 13
  • 11. Ringo
  • 12. True

Pernell Roberts

  • 13. Waycross, Georgia
  • 14. False? Actually, it was Australia.

Dan Blocker

  • 15. Eric
  • 16. 30
  • 17. Bowie County, Texas

Michael Landon

  • 18. The answer is: False? His real name is Eugene Maurice Orowitz.
  • 19. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  • 20. True
  • 21. Chuck Norris

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