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Gilligan's Island

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

1. Beginning in 1964, how many seasons did Gilligan's Island air?Gilligan's Island

  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 7

2. What actor was offered the role, but he turned it down, believing that the show would never be successful?

  1. Jerry Van Dyke
  2. Forrest Tucker
  3. Don Knotts

3. Alan Hale, Jr. plays the "Skipper". 
What is the Skipper's name?

  1. John Gabriel
  2. Maynard G. Krebs
  3. Jonas Grumby

4. Jim Backus as Thurston Howell, III, the greedy millionaire.
Backus was the well known voice of what cartoon character?

  1. Donald Duck
  2. Bugs Bunny
  3. Mr. Magoo

5. Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, the movie star. When regular shooting began, Louise clashed with producers, because she had believed that she was to be the main focus of the show (despite its title).

  • True or False?

6. Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers.  Many actress competed for the role. 
Who was one actress?

  1. Raquel Welch
  2. Barbara Bain
  3. Jane Seymour

7. Russell Johnson as Roy Hinkley (The Professor). 
Who was originally cast to play the Professor?

  1. Jim Webb
  2. John Gabriel
  3. Martin Morgan

8. Ginger or Mary Ann? The question of which one men prefer, and to a lesser extent, who women view themselves to be more like, has endured long after the end of the series. It has inspired videos, essays, and even the occasional sermon. By most accounts, the wholesome, low-maintenance Mary Ann has consistently outpolled the glamorous but demanding Ginger since the very beginning.

  • True or False?

9. In the first season, who was NOT mentioned in the theme song?

  1. Mary Ann
  2. Professor
  3. Ginger

10. The last episode of the show, "Gilligan the Goddess", aired on April 17, 1967, and ended with the cast being rescued.

  • True or False?

Gilligan's Island [Answers]

1) A. 2) A. 3) C. 4) C. 5) True 6) A. 7) B. 8) True 9) C. 10) False. The last episode of the show, "Gilligan the Goddess", aired on April 17, 1967, and ended just like the rest, with the castaways still stranded on the island. It was not known at the time that it was the last episode, as a fourth season was expected.

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