How Well Do You Know TV’s True Golden Age?

The Golden Age of TV produced some of the most iconic shows of all time. How well do you really know TV's golden era? Let's find out just how well versed in TV trivia you really are!
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Who was the cantankerous mayor of Doodyville on "The Howdy Doody Show?"
Fulton J. Sheen
Osgood Conklin
Phineas T. Bluster
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Before becoming the host of the popular game show "To Tell The Truth," he starred on radio as the voice of Superman.
George Reeves
Bud Collyer
Garry Moore
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From what long-running series did we get the catch phrase "What a revoltin' development this is?"
The Honeymooners
Life of Riley
My Little Margie
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Before being dubbed "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1958, the popular show ran under what title?
Toast of the Town
Sundays with Sullivan
The Craft Music Hall
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In the hit show "Bonanza," who was the oldest son of Ben?
Adam
Bo
Luke
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What TV show could you hear, "All we want are the facts Ma'am?"
Dragnet
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
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Which TV show had a main character whose business card contained a chess piece?
Check Mate
Have Gun-Will Travel
Gunsmoke
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Which sitcom was the first scripted program to be shot in front of a live studio audience?
I Love Lucy
Leave it To Beaver
The Gale Storm Show
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Which sitcom starred a real life husband and wife and their two sons?
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Father Knows Best
My Three Boys
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Which TV show started with, "A fiery horse with the speed of light?"
Zorro
The Lone Ranger
Hopalong Cassidy
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Which TV game show required you to know the secret word in order to win a hundred dollars?
Beat the Clock
You Bet Your Life
Truth or Consequences
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Hop Sing was a minor character in which long running TV series?
Rawhide
Maverick
Bonanza
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, we've experienced a bit of a golden era goof! While you may know and love many of the programs of this era, you've forgotten many of the shows that made this era so spectacular. Fret not, with a little trip down memory lane, you can revisit these shows anytime!

C+, Golden Era Goof

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Based on the results of this show, you possess a great degree of golden era greatness! It's obvious that you truly value and love many of the programs that emerged during this period in American history. Well done!

B+, Golden Era Greatness

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Based on the results of this quiz you are golden era sensational! It's obvious that this period in TV history truly holds a special place in your heart. From I Love Lucy to Bonanza, you're well versed in the TV shows of this time period.

A+, Golden Era Sensational

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1
Who was the cantankerous mayor of Doodyville on "The Howdy Doody Show?"
Fulton J. Sheen
Osgood Conklin
Phineas T. Bluster
2
Before becoming the host of the popular game show "To Tell The Truth," he starred on radio as the voice of Superman.
George Reeves
Bud Collyer
Garry Moore
3
From what long-running series did we get the catch phrase "What a revoltin' development this is?"
The Honeymooners
Life of Riley
My Little Margie
4
Before being dubbed "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1958, the popular show ran under what title?
Toast of the Town
Sundays with Sullivan
The Craft Music Hall
5
In the hit show "Bonanza," who was the oldest son of Ben?
Adam
Bo
Luke
6
What TV show could you hear, "All we want are the facts Ma'am?"
Dragnet
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
7
Which TV show had a main character whose business card contained a chess piece?
Check Mate
Have Gun-Will Travel
Gunsmoke
8
Which sitcom was the first scripted program to be shot in front of a live studio audience?
I Love Lucy
Leave it To Beaver
The Gale Storm Show
9
Which sitcom starred a real life husband and wife and their two sons?
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Father Knows Best
My Three Boys
10
Which TV show started with, "A fiery horse with the speed of light?"
Zorro
The Lone Ranger
Hopalong Cassidy
11
Which TV game show required you to know the secret word in order to win a hundred dollars?
Beat the Clock
You Bet Your Life
Truth or Consequences
12
Hop Sing was a minor character in which long running TV series?
Rawhide
Maverick
Bonanza