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Trivia Quiz - Tennessee Ernie Ford: Recording Artist & TV Host

Just a few questions about a talented funny guy and singer.

Quiz Number: 2612
Date Submitted: June 06, 2008
Quiz Categories: Music, Radio
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: 0zero0
Average Score: 39.9 percent
Times Taken: 83 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14
Quiz is about: Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Tennessee Ernie Ford Recording Artist  TV Host
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1. Where was Ernie Ford born?
  A.   Nashville, Tennessee
  B.   Clarksville, Tennessee
  C.   Bristol, Tennessee
  D.   Knoxville, Tennessee

2. What was Ernie Ford's middle name?
  A.   Kemp
  B.   Jennings
  C.   Palmer
  D.   Donaldson

3. On what TV sitcom did Ernie Ford portray the country bumpkin' "Cousin Ernie"?
  A.   "The Beverly Hillbillies"
  B.   "Petticoat Junction"
  C.   "I Love Lucy"
  D.   "Green Acres"

4. After serving in WWII, Ernie Ford was hired as a radio announcer assigned to host an early morning show called what?
  A.   "Early Riser's Hour"
  B.   "Bar Nothin' Ranch"
  C.   "Start the Day Right"
  D.   "Good Mornin'!"

5. What were the names of Ernie Ford's parents?
  A.   Ethel and William
  B.   Maud and Clarence
  C.   Ann and James
  D.   Fred and Anita

6. Which song became Ernie Ford's signature song?
  A.   "Shotgun Boogie"
  B.   "I Love To Tell The Story"
  C.   "Sixteen Tons"
  D.   "Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart!"

7. In October 1991, Ernie Ford fell ill after leaving what affair?
  A.   a country music award show
  B.   an interview with Dinah Shore
  C.   a Gospel Music Association Show
  D.   a state dinner at the White House

8. What year was Ernie Ford inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?
  A.   1985
  B.   1987
  C.   1990
  D.   1991

9. How long did Ernie Ford host his daytime talk show, "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show"?
  A.   1960-1963
  B.   1961-1965
  C.   1962-1965
  D.   1963-1965

10. What was the name of the primetime variety program that Ernie Ford hosted from 1956 to 1961?
  A.   "Pea Pickin' Time"
  B.   "The Ford Show"
  C.   "Hometown Time"
  D.   "Tennessee Trail"®   

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