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Trivia Quiz - Old Time Radio

Before the advent of television, America was entertained by radio programs. See how much you know about the classic radio programs of yesteryear.

Quiz Number: 2478
Date Submitted: April 28, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 47.5 percent
Times Taken: 335 times
Taken by Registered Users: 9

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1. Although Marvin Miller is best known as the title character/narrator of this radio drama series, he has been played by others such as Gale Gordon, Joseph Kearns, and Bill Johnstone. Who is he?
  A.   The Whistler
  B.   The Shadow
  C.   The Great Gildersleeve
  D.   Fibber McGee

2. In terms of characters, the radio and TV versions of Gunsmoke were identical with the exception of the last name of Marshall Dillon's deputy Chester. On TV his last name was Goode. What was it on the radio version?
  A.   Curtis
  B.   Swallowtail
  C.   Proudfoot
  D.   Beavers

3. One of radio's best known crimefighters, his secret identity was Lamont Cranston. By what other name is he known?
  A.   Flash Gordon
  B.   The Man Called X
  C.   The Saint
  D.   The Shadow

4. Which of the following portrayed "Jeff Regan, Private Investigator"?
  A.   William Conrad
  B.   John Dehner
  C.   Alan Reed
  D.   Jack Webb

5. On "The Life of Riley", what was the occupation of Riley's friend Digger O'Dell?
  A.   Factory Worker
  B.   Construction Worker
  C.   Undertaker
  D.   Plumber

6. On "The Jack Benny Program", what famous dramatic actor could be heard occasionally as Jack's much "put upon" neighbor?
  A.   Ronald Colman
  B.   Claude Rains
  C.   George Raft
  D.   Basil Rathbone

7. The role of Paladin in "Have Gun Will Travel" was played on the radio not by Richard Boone, but by this character actor known for his booming voice. Who is he?
  A.   Gale Gordon
  B.   William Bendix
  C.   John Dehner
  D.   William Conrad

8. Don Ameche and Frances Langford played a married couple in what radio comedy series?
  A.   Easy Aces
  B.   The Bickersons
  C.   The Couple Next Door
  D.   Ethel & Albert

9. What breakfast cereal was the sponsor of "The Adventures of Superman"?
  A.   Cheerios
  B.   Wheaties
  C.   Post Toasties
  D.   Kellogg's Pep

10. Charles Russell played what wisecracking radio detective?
  A.   Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
  B.   Nero Wolfe
  C.   Sam Spade
  D.   Richard Diamond, Private Eye®   

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