The 'M.A.S.H' Source & Spinoff Quiz
by Staff
The hilarious hijinks of these military surgeons became the stuff of legend, but their lives were often tinged by the sadness and tragedy of war. How much do know about M.A.S.H?

The MASH phenomenon began with what?

  • a book
  • a feature film
  • a comic book

What was Richard Hooker's occupation prior to writing the book about MASH?

  • lawyer
  • military surgeon
  • air force pilot

How many sequels were there to the original MASH book?

  • four
  • eight
  • 14

In what year is MASH (the film) set?

  • 1951
  • 1953
  • 1955

Which actor plays Hawkeye in the MASH film?

  • Robert Duvall
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Elliot Gould

What was the budget for the MASH movie?

  • $3 million
  • $13 million
  • $33 million

How many Academy Award nominations did the MASH film receive?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

What was the name of the song used for both the film and the TV show?

  • "Living in the USA"
  • "Suicide is Painless"
  • "Born in the USA"

Who wrote the lyrics for "Suicide is Painless?"

  • Mike Altman
  • Johnny Mandel
  • Ken Prymus

Why did Robert Altman ask his son to write the lyrics for the film's theme song?

  • He wanted his son to become famous.
  • He was overwhelmed with the film's editing, which was months past deadline.
  • He wanted the lyrics to be stupid.

How many spinoffs (total) emerged from the TV series?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Hawkeye's character is NOT referred to as once married in which version of MASH?

  • the book
  • the TV show
  • the film

Who plays the role of Duke Forrest in the MASH movie?

  • Tom Skerritt
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Elliot Gould

Who does BJ Hunnicutt replace during the course of the TV series?

  • Maxwell Klinger
  • Frank Burns
  • Trapper John

Why did CBS reject one episode of the TV show?

  • It showed soldiers crying in an operating room.
  • It showed soldiers trying to make themselves sick to avoid combat.
  • It depicted soldiers defecting from their units.

What was the MASH spinoff TV series called?

  • AfterMASH
  • PostMASH
  • NextMASH

How many episodes of "AfterMASH" aired on TV?

  • 62
  • 31
  • 15

In which country does "AfterMASH" take place?

  • Korea
  • United States
  • Vietnam

From which state does Hawkeye Pierce hail?

  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Ohio

In which war did director Robert Altman serve?

  • WWII
  • WWII
  • Korean War

In which branch of the military did Alan Alda serve?

  • Air Force
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy

How long did it take Larry Gelbart to adapt the movie to a pilot episode for TV?

  • Two days
  • Two weeks
  • Two years

What scenes were nearly edited out of the movie?

  • scenes with obscene language
  • scenes with nudity
  • scenes with surgery

Which character was the only one to appear in all 256 episodes of the TV show?

  • Hawkeye
  • Radar
  • Margaret Houlihan

McLean Stevenson originally auditioned for which part?

  • Hawkeye
  • Trapper John
  • Radar

Tom Skerritt said that about what percentage of the film's dialogue was improvised?

  • about 25%
  • about 50%
  • about 80%

MASH (the movie) is regarded as one of the first Hollywood movies to use which vulgar word?

  • the F-word
  • the S-word
  • the B-word

How is Henry Blake's character written out of the TV show at the end of the third season?

  • He develops heart problems and is giving medical discharge.
  • His homeward-bound plane is shot down.
  • He is discharged and sent home.

In the movie, which actor played Trapper John McIntyre?

  • Elliot Gould
  • Tom Skerritt
  • Roger Bowen

Who replaces the character of Lt. Col. Henry Blake?

  • Sherman Potter
  • Frank Burns
  • Charles Winchester