Remembering Family Gatherings

At family gatherings, do you play board games, do puzzles and riddles?
Our women’s club did a Cowboys of the Silver Screen Quiz and it was fun to assemble the questions and answers. Here are some of our questions.

1.      Which movie cowboy was known as “The Voice of the West”?
a) Gene Autry . . b) Alan Ladd .. c) Rex Allen ..
d) Tex Ritter .. e) Roy Rogers

2.      Which one of these cowboys does NOT appear on a U.S. postage stamp?
a) Roy Rogers .. b) Gene Autry .. c) The Lone Ranger ..
d) William S. Hart .. e) Tom Mix

3.      What was the name of the first western movie?
a) The Great Train Robbers .. b) The Lucky Texan ..
c) Tall in the Saddle .. d) Rio Grande .. e) King of the Pecos

4.      What was the name of Sgt. Preston of the Youkon’s dog?
a) King .. b) Rex .. c) Nooksack .. d) Asta .. e) Bullet

5.      “Woopee-ti-y-o, get along little doggies, you know that
____________ will be your new home.”
a) Missouri .. b) Montana .. c) New Jersey ..
d) McDonalds .. e) Wyoming

6.      What was John Wayne’s real/birth name?
a) Robert LeRoy Parker .. b) Harry Alonzo Longabaugh ..
c) John Wayne Gacy ..  d) John Wesley Hardin ..
e) Marion Mitchell Morrison

7.      John Wayne made 84 westerns. What were his first and last?
a) Stagecoach .. b) Fort Apache .. c) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon .. d) Hondo ..
e) Rio Bravo .. f) The Big Trail .. g) The Shootist .. h) Rooster Cogburn

8.      Name the three Cartwright brothers – and the actors who played them:
a) ____________________    played by ______________________
b) ____________________   played by ______________________
c) ____________________   played by ______________________

9.      What was Clint Eastwood’s character’s name in “Rawhide”?
a) Heath Barkley .. b) Lucas McCain .. c) Rowdy Yates ..
d) Cat Ballou .. e) Josie Wales

10.  Who among the following real-life people went on
to become “King of the Cowboys”?
a) Gene Autry .. b) Leonard Slye .. c) Tom Mix ..
d) William S. Hart .. e) Tex Ritter

 Match the cowboy with his/her horse:

Roy Rogers     . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Loco
Dale Evans      . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Scout
Gene Autry     . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Diablo
Hopalong Cassidy  . . . . . . . . . .  Silver
The Cisco Kid   . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Topper
Poncho    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Trigger
Tonto       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Champion
The lone Ranger  . . . . . . . . . . .  Buttermilk

Have fun with these questions. I’m sure you can quickly google them for the right answers as well as more trivia questions on cowboys, movies, and everything else.  Break out the jigsaw puzzles and put several of them on tables throughout the house. How long has it been since you played Monopoly?  What games did you grow up with?  Do you remember those times fondly?  Why not do a “Guest Blog” and tell us about some of your favorite family stories.

About Carolyn Leeper

Carolyn's memoir, "Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting" recounts events from her childhood with tributes to her family. She is looking forward to the years ahead. She is also the author of a children's alphabet book: "Come With Me From A to Z". "19 remarkable Northwest Women" profiles women who have found their passion.
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