QUIZ: How Much Do You Remember About The Popular Western Tombstone?

From crazy cowboys and wild gunfights to desert roads and dark saloons — Tombstone embodied everything a classic western film should. How much do you remember about this iconic movie? Test your knowledge here.

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Although the Western film genre was on the decline, the production team was still able to get lots of A-listers on board. Which one of these actors was not in the movie?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Tombstone became an instant classic thanks to its strong cast — even if it didn’t include Brad Pitt.

Although the Western film genre was on the decline, the production team was still able to get lots of A-listers on board. Which one of these actors was not in the movie?

  • Bill Paxton
  • Kurt Russell
  • Val Kilmer
  • Brad Pitt
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Where did the movie take place?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In the film, the Earp brothers meet up in Arizona and start a new life in the town of Tombstone.

Where did the movie take place?

  • New Mexico
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Texas
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Who did Val Kilmer play?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Val Kilmer played the gambling, gunfighting, wannabe dentist, Doc Holliday.

Who did Val Kilmer play?

  • Doc Holliday
  • Johnny Ringo
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Virgil Earp
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Kevin Jarre was originally scheduled to be the film’s director.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Yep! Kevin Jarre wrote Tombstone but didn’t end up directing it. Instead, Hollywood legend George P. Cosmatos took on the job.

Kevin Jarre was originally scheduled to be the film’s director.

  • True
  • False
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Critics didn’t think Tombstone would be a hit.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Western films were on the decline and many doubted the film’s success. However, Tombstone grossed more than $56 million in ticket sales.

Critics didn’t think Tombstone would be a hit.

  • True
  • False
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Which character did Kurt Russell play?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Kurt Russell was cast as the leading role of Wyatt Earp and was praised for his performance.

Which character did Kurt Russell play?

  • Johnny Ringo
  • Virgil Earp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Wyatt Earp
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Why did Wyatt Earp travel to Arizona?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp travels to Arizona hoping to find silver and gold. He mined both.

Why did Wyatt Earp travel to Arizona?

  • He was looking for gold
  • He had a warrant out for his arrest
  • He was getting a divorce
  • He owed someone money
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Which one of these characters is not an Earp brother?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Doc Holliday is a good friend of Wyatt Earp, but not his brother.

Which one of these characters is not an Earp brother?

  • Doc
  • Wyatt
  • Virgil
  • Morgan
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Where is Doc Holliday originally from?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Doc Holliday is from Georgia, where he planned to be a dentist.

Where is Doc Holliday originally from?

  • The Southwest
  • The Midwest
  • The Northeast
  • The South
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How did Doc Holliday die?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Doc Holliday suffered from tuberculosis and eventually passed away from the disease.

How did Doc Holliday die?

  • Tuberculosis
  • Leprosy
  • Cancer
  • Pneumonia
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Who leads the Cowboys?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Curly Bill led the Cowboys and was the nemesis of Wyatt Earp.

Who leads the Cowboys?

  • Curly Bill
  • Fred White
  • Ike Clanton
  • Doc Holliday
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What did the Cowboys wear around their waists?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Cowboys each wore a red sash around their waist to identify themselves.

What did the Cowboys wear around their waists?

  • A matching belt
  • A branded pocket knife
  • A red sash
  • A bottle of whiskey
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Why did Marshal Fred White attempt to take Curly Bill’s gun?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Marshal Fred White takes Curly Bill’s gun because he was shooting it while high on opium.

Why did Marshal Fred White attempt to take Curly Bill’s gun?

  • It was Marshal Fred White’s gun
  • Curly Bill had a warrant out for his arrest
  • Curly Bill was shooting the gun
  • Curly Bill was not allowed to have the gun
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Who kills Marshal Fred White?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Curly Bill shoots Marshal Fred White after he confronts him.

Who kills Marshal Fred White?

  • Virgil Erp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Curly Bill
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Who takes Curly Bill into custody?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After killing Marshal Fred White, Wyatt Earp takes Curly Bill into custody so that he stands trial for the crime.

Who takes Curly Bill into custody?

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Virgil Earp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Ike Clanton
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Curly Bill was found innocent.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Curly Bill was found innocent of the murder because there were no witnesses.

Curly Bill was found innocent.

  • False
  • True
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What does Virgil Earp outlaw in the town?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After Virgil Earp becomes the marshal, he outlaws guns, which doesn’t sit well with the Cowboys.

What does Virgil Earp outlaw in the town?

  • Gambling
  • Prostitution
  • Alcohol
  • Guns
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Which character was not involved in the shootout at the O.K. Corral?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Johnny Ringo wasn’t present during the shootout.

Which character was not involved in the shootout at the O.K. Corral?

  • Johnny Ringo
  • Doc Holliday
  • Virgil Earp
  • Ike Clanton
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Which character is challenged to a duel by Johnny Ringo?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp is challenged to a final duel by Johnny Ringo.

Which character is challenged to a duel by Johnny Ringo?

  • Virgil Earp
  • Doc Holliday
  • Ike Clanton
  • Wyatt Earp
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Who ends up killing Johnny Ringo?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Knowing that Johnny Ringo would be hard to beat in a one-on-one duel, Doc Holliday takes Wyatt’s place.

Who ends up killing Johnny Ringo?

  • Ike Clanton
  • Doc Holliday
  • Virgil Earp
  • Wyatt Earp
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Which character tries to arrest the Earp brothers?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After the shootout of the O.K. Corral, the sheriff of the town sides with the criminals.

Which character tries to arrest the Earp brothers?

  • Johnny Ringo
  • Ike Clanton
  • Billy Clanton
  • Johnny Behan
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Which Earp brother didn’t survive the Cowboys?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Morgan Earp was shot and killed during a Cowboys ambush.

Which Earp brother didn’t survive the Cowboys?

  • Morgan Earp
  • Wyatt Earp
  • They all survived
  • Virgil Earp
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Who did Wyatt Earp kill while at the train station?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After learning he is being set up, Wyatt Earp kills Frank Stilwell.

Who did Wyatt Earp kill while at the train station?

  • Billy Stanton
  • Doc Holliday
  • Frank Stilwell
  • Johnny Ringo
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Which Cowboy escaped from the O.K. Corral?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Ike Clanton was the only Cowboy able to get out alive.

Which Cowboy escaped from the O.K. Corral?

  • “Curly Bill”
  • Ike Clanton
  • Billy Clanton
  • Johnny Ringo
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Who did Wyatt Earp throw out of the saloon?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Johnny Tyler frequently ran customers out of the saloon thanks to his bad attitude, so Wyatt Earp intervenes.

Who did Wyatt Earp throw out of the saloon?

  • Johnny Tyler
  • Doc Holliday
  • Mattie Blaylock
  • Virgil Earp
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Which character’s body was sent to Wyatt Earp?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Along with sending Sherman McMasters’ body to Wyatt Earp, the sender also asked for a duel.

Which character’s body was sent to Wyatt Earp?

  • Ike Clanton
  • Morgan Earp
  • Sherman McMasters
  • Johnny Ringo
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Did Wyatt Earp kill Curly Bill?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp shoots and kills Curly Bill.

Did Wyatt Earp kill Curly Bill?

  • Yes
  • No
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Who was Wyatt Earp’s fourth and final wife?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Traveling actress Josephine Marcus married Wyatt Earp in 1882.

Who was Wyatt Earp’s fourth and final wife?

  • Urilla Sutherland
  • Mattie Blaylock
  • Josephine Marcus
  • Sally Heckell
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Which character becomes the town marshal?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Virgil Earp becomes a marshal to confront the criminals in Tombstone.

Which character becomes the town marshal?

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Ike Clanton
  • Doc Holliday
  • Virgil Earp
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Where did Wyatt Earp die?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles in 1929.

Where did Wyatt Earp die?

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • California
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What year did Tombstone premiere in theaters?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Tombstone was released on December 24, 1993

What year did Tombstone premiere in theaters?

  • 1983
  • 2003
  • 1993
  • 1973
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Who played Virgil Earp?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Sam Elliot took on the role of Virgil Earp.

Who played Virgil Earp?

  • Bill Paxton
  • Sam Elliott
  • John Tenney
  • Kurt Russell
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Who played Ike Clanton?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Stephen Lang took on the role of Ike Clanton.

Who played Ike Clanton?

  • John Tenney
  • Sam Elliott
  • Kurt Russell
  • Stephen Lang
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What was Wyatt Earp’s job before moving to Tombstone?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp was a peace officer with a notable reputation before relocating to Arizona.

What was Wyatt Earp’s job before moving to Tombstone?

  • A teacher
  • A bartender
  • A peace officer
  • A farmer
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In what business did Wyatt Earp invest his money?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt Earp invests in a saloon in Tombstone after thinking it has potential.

In what business did Wyatt Earp invest his money?

  • An opium den
  • A brothel
  • A whiskey distillery
  • A saloon
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When Wyatt Earp moved to Arizona, who was he married to?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Wyatt was married numerous times, but Mattie Blaylock was his wife when he moved to Tombstone.

When Wyatt Earp moved to Arizona, who was he married to?

  • Josephine Marcus
  • Urilla Sutherland
  • Mattie Blaylock
  • Sally Heckell
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All of the mustaches in Tombstone were real.

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Retry Correct Incorrect All but one of the mustaches were real. Jon Tenney was the only actor who didn’t grow his own, because he was working on another job.

All of the mustaches in Tombstone were real.

  • True
  • False
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What was Mattie Blaylock addicted to?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Mattie becomes addicted to the opiate laudanum, which she started taking for headaches.

What was Mattie Blaylock addicted to?

  • Opiates
  • Nicotine
  • Heroine
  • Cocaine
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Which actor played Curly Bill?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Powers Boothe took on the role of the gunman, rustler, and outlaw Cowboy.

Which actor played Curly Bill?

  • Powers Boothe
  • Charlton Heston
  • Michael Biehn
  • Jason Priestley
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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Uh oh. You don’t know as much about Tombstone as you thought. Time to brush up on your Tombstone trivia. Good job! You know quite a bit about Tombstone. Excellent! You deserve a drink at the saloon.
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