Quiz: The 'Gilligan's Island' Quiz
The 'Gilligan's Island' Quiz
By: Staff Writer
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About This Quiz

Don't get lost. Take this "Gilligan's Island" quiz and test your castaway knowledge.

Here's a blast from the past! "Gilligan's Island" was a sitcom that ran from September 26, 1964 to April 17, 1967, although it seems like it ran longer. The show ran for three seasons and a total of 98 episodes, 99 if you count the pilot. The show ran in black and white in 1964 and 1965 9the first season) and in color for the remainder of the show. But, whether the castaway's adventures were in black and white or color, the show was entertaining and engaging. Viewers couldn't wait for the next week's episode.

The show was about the SS Minnow, but you knew that. You probably also know that the Skipper, played by Alan Hale Jr., and First Mate Gilligan, played by Bob Denver, tried their best to keep the Minnow from running aground on an uncharted island, but thank goodness that bit of land was there or they all would have drowned. Of course, since the island was uncharted, rescuers would never know where to find them... at least for three years. Still, even after all that time, the castaways were in good shape because of their diverse talents of finding food, making shelter, and developing technology well enough to survive.

If you think you know all there is to know about "Gilligan's Island," take this quiz now.

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What was the name of The Skipper’s boat?
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How did The Skipper affectionately address Gilligan?
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Gilligan’s Island aired between September 26, 1964 and April 17, 1967, what interesting changes happened during the airing of the entire series?
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From what location did the “three-hour tour” leave?
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Who was offered the role of Gilligan first?
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Gilligan’s Island enjoyed solid ratings during its original run, but then what happened during the following decades of syndication?
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The pilot episode, titled "Marooned", was filmed in November 1963, although it aired later. What happened during filming that the cast and crew will never forget?
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There were three spin-offs of the show. Which of these is one of them?
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When frustrated, what did the Captain use to hit Gilligan?
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As Thurston Howell III, Jim Backus used some of the voice inflections and mannerisms of another role he played. What role was that?
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The castaways called him “Captain” and “Skipper,” but what was his real name?
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Three of the seven castaways are plagued by evil twins. Who are they?
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Where did the character Mary Ann grow up?
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Bamboo-made items where often featured on the show. Which of these is an example?
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Which of these is another example of the show's inventiveness?
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One of the many themes that ran through the series included strangers appearing on the island and getting back home without rescuing the others. Which one of these characters was discovered by the castaways?
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In the 1966-67 season, the sitcom’s rating had fallen out of the top 30. What show aired at the same time on another channel, pushing down its popularity?
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As the saying goes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Are you aware of all the clones and parodies there have been of Gilligan’s Island? If so, which of these sound familiar?
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And now the big debate, Ginger or Mary Ann? One way to answer this is: who got the most fan mail?
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Although it seemed as if they were shipwrecked forever, how many episodes of Gilligan’s Island were aired?
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Last question, where did the castaways end up in the final episode?
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