Can you answer real Jeopardy! questions about TV Westerns?

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Jeopardy! premiered on television in 1964, the same year that Bonanza was the most-watched program on television. Daniel Boone premiered that year, too. No wonder that over the years Jeopardy! has asked a lot of questions — well, "answers" — about TV Westerns.

We've rounded up some of our favorites from J! Archive. See how many you can get right before this wild trivia bucks you off!

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  1. TV ACTORS & ROLES $200: He played pro baseball with the Chicago Cubs before he became "The Rifleman"
  2. SCREEN STARS $200: 4-time Oscar nominee & star of TV's "Big Valley", said to have once been the highest-paid woman in U.S.
  3. THAT OLD "BLACK" MAGIC $400: Early in his career, Burt Reynolds played Quint Asper, one of these on "Gunsmoke"
  4. MOVIE TEENAGERS $400: In 1957 this future "Bonanza" star gave a hair-raising performance in the classic "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"
  5. TV NOSTALGIA $100: She played a Chinese mail-order bride on "Bonanza" before she starred in "That Girl"
  6. TELEVISION $500: Doc Holliday, played by Douglas Fowley, didn't appear in this Western until 1957, in its third season
  7. BLACK & WHITE TV $600: For years "Gunsmoke" & this Western about folks headin' west were the No. 1 & 2 shows on TV
  8. TITLES OF PRINCE CHARLES $800: He's the Earl of this, also a "Gunsmoke" deputy
  9. "MOORE" OR "LES" $100: In 1979, Wrather Corp. got a court injunction forbidding him to wear his mask in public
  10. STATE TREES $1000: Montana's tree is this type of pine; "Bonanza" men called it home
  11. TV THEMES $1,700 (Daily Double): This Western's theme's little-known lyrics include "1 for 4, 4 for 1, this we guarantee"
  12. THE CHUM BUCKET $1000: From 1949 to 1957 Mohawk Jay Silverheels faithfully played this TV companion
  13. OUTLAWS $1600: "Bonanza" star Lorne Greene had a No. 1 hit about this outlaw, the "fastest gun in the West"
  14. TOUGH TV TRIVIA $600: This TV Western's episode titled "3 Queens Full" was a "Bonanza" spoof featuring the dumb Wheelwright clan
  15. O $800: In 1949 this cereal brand sponsored "The Lone Ranger" TV show
  16. TV ACTORS & ACTRESSES $500: He was the star of the 1950s TV series "Medic", so it could have been called "Have Scalpel Will Travel"
  17. "OD" WORDS $2000: An old gun accessory, or an overseer, like Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates on TV's "Rawhide"
  18. TV WESTERNS $400: Each season this show started out from St. Joseph, Mo. & reached California in the spring
  19. TV WESTERNS $500: From 1956-59, on separate shows, these 2 characters were billed as "Marshal of Dodge City"
  20. TV WESTERNS $100: This Gene Barry lawman wore a derby & fancy clothes & carried a gold-topped cane

Can you answer real Jeopardy! questions about TV Westerns?

Your Result...

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MichaelSkaggs 28 months ago
18/20. The two I got wrong were tough ones.
Tresix 28 months ago
100%! I took a guess on the Cheerios question.
Snickers 29 months ago
A lot better than I thought I would do 17/20
DerekBird 36 months ago
You got 17 out of 20
Did these questions buck you off your ride… or did you show them who's the Hoss?

Missed #6, #15, and #19.
Dario 36 months ago
17 out of 20! Got numbers 6, 17, and 18 wrong. 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
JB36 36 months ago
Chester was never deputy. Can't rely on other answers being correct.
EllisClevenger 45 months ago
You got 19 out of 20
Did these questions buck you off your ride… or did you show them who's the Hoss?
Missed #15.
Randall 45 months ago
After watching a lot of these western series on MeTV and reading the credits, it seems pretty evident to me that many spy/PI and adventure shows and even sci fi like Star Trek" came from the minds of the writers of many of the scripts for them, for a few examples, Sam Rolfe created HGWT, while Rolfe later developed TMFU, Roy Huggins wrote for Maverick and went on to create the RF, and last but not least Gene Roddenberry wrote a lot of scripts for Westerns before incorporating the basic good vs. evil ethos and other aspects of some type of universal justice into a scifi motif when this country had a cold war with the U.S.S.R at the time and a "MAD" philosophy was considered the best defense posture at the time...for a more direct connection among other episodes remember the STTOS episode reenacting the shootout at the OK corral for destroying the Melkotion buoy....some of the parallels between the two genres are truly extraordinary... but that is just my observation.
Randall 37 months ago
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GloriaFuller 48 months ago
I got 17 out of 20, Clever dudes.
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