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38 MASH Trivia Questions

MASH, the classic American television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1972 to 1983, has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. 

Set during the Korean War, this beloved show blended humor and drama as it followed the lives of the dedicated medical personnel at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. 

If you’re a fan of MASH and think you know everything there is to know about Hawkeye, Radar, Hot Lips, and the gang, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test with these MASH trivia questions. 

Challenge yourself and see how well you remember this iconic series.

MASH Trivia Questions

  1. What are the names of the three surgeons from the 4077th MASH who appear in the first season of the show?

  2. In the series, what is the full name of the character commonly known as “Radar”?

  3. What was the title of the final episode of MASH, and on what date did it air?

  4. Which character in MASH was known for wearing dresses, and what was his reason for doing so?

  5. Who replaced Henry Blake as the commanding officer of the 4077th MASH unit?

  6. What was the nickname of Major Margaret Houlihan and who gave it to her?

  7. What are the real names of the actors who played Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre?

  8. In the show, what is the full name of the character known as “Father Mulcahy”?

  9. What is the name of the Korean houseboy who works for the surgeons in the MASH unit?

  10. What type of vehicle is commonly used for transporting wounded soldiers to the 4077th MASH?

  11. In which U.S. state was Hawkeye Pierce born and raised?

  12. What is the name of the spin-off series that followed the end of MASH?

  13. Which character, introduced in later seasons, is known for his fondness for practical jokes?

  14. What does the acronym MASH stand for?

  15. Who composed the theme song for the MASH TV series, and what is the song’s title?

  16. Which character was played by two different actors during the series?

  17. What hobby does Colonel Potter have that is frequently shown in the series?

  18. In which season does Radar O’Reilly leave the show?

  19. What is the nickname given to the 4077th MASH’s public address announcer?

  20. Who does Margaret Houlihan marry in the series?

  21. What is the name of the local bar where the MASH personnel often spend their downtime?

  22. Which character is known for his religious faith and serves as the unit’s chaplain?

  23. How does Henry Blake die in the series?

  24. What is the name of Hawkeye’s father?

  25. What is the name of the Korean War veteran and amputee who appears in two episodes?

  26. Who played the role of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III?

  27. What is the name of Trapper John McIntyre’s wife?

  28. What is the name of the local Korean entrepreneur who interacts frequently with the MASH unit?

  29. What was the name of the episode in which Colonel Potter arrives at the MASH unit?

  30. What medical condition does Hawkeye suffer from in the final episodes of the series?

  31. In what year did the MASH TV series premiere?

  32. Who is the only main character to appear in both the pilot and final episodes of the series?

  33. Who is the head nurse at the 4077th MASH?

  34. What type of animal is Colonel Potter’s pet, and what is its name?

  35. What is the name of the film that inspired the MASH TV series?

  36. What distinctive feature is associated with the 4077th MASH’s latrine?

  37. Which character is known for playing the accordion?

  38. How many Emmy Awards did the MASH TV series win during its run?

Answers

  1. The three surgeons are Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, “Trapper” John McIntyre, and Frank Burns.

  2. “Radar” O’Reilly’s full name is Walter Eugene O’Reilly.

  3. The title of the final episode of MASH is “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,” and it aired on February 28, 1983.

  4. Corporal Maxwell Klinger wore dresses in an attempt to be discharged from the army on grounds of being mentally unfit.

  5. Colonel Sherman T. Potter replaced Henry Blake as the commanding officer.

  6. Major Margaret Houlihan was nicknamed “Hot Lips,” a name given to her by Frank Burns.

  7. Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce, and Wayne Rogers played Trapper John McIntyre.

  8. The full name of the character known as “Father Mulcahy” is John Patrick Francis Mulcahy.

  9. The name of the Korean houseboy is Ho-Jon.

  10. Helicopters, specifically the Bell H-13 Sioux, are used for transporting wounded soldiers.

  11. Hawkeye Pierce was born and raised in Crabapple Cove, Maine.

  12. The spin-off series is called “AfterMASH.”

  13. B.J. Hunnicutt is known for his fondness for practical jokes.

  14. MASH stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

  15. The theme song, titled “Suicide is Painless,” was composed by Johnny Mandel.

  16. The character of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake was played by both McLean Stevenson and Roger Bowen (in the film).

  17. Colonel Potter’s hobby is painting, specifically watercolors.

  18. Radar O’Reilly leaves the show in Season 8.

  19. The nickname given to the announcer is “Sparky.”

  20. Margaret Houlihan marries Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott.

  21. The name of the local bar is Rosie’s Bar.

  22. Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy is known for his religious faith.
  23. Henry Blake dies in a plane crash.

  24. Hawkeye’s father is named Dr. Daniel Pierce.

  25. The Korean War veteran is Captain Thomas Anthony “Tommy” Gillis.

  26. David Ogden Stiers played Major Charles Emerson Winchester III.

  27. Trapper John McIntyre’s wife is named Louise.

  28. The local entrepreneur is Kim Sung Ho, commonly known as “Mr. Kim.”

  29. Colonel Potter arrives in the episode titled “Change of Command.”

  30. Hawkeye suffers from a nervous breakdown.

  31. The MASH TV series premiered in 1972.

  32. Hawkeye Pierce, played by Alan Alda, is the only main character in both the pilot and final episodes.

  33. Major Margaret Houlihan is the head nurse.

  34. Colonel Potter has a horse named Sophie.

  35. The film that inspired the series is also called “MASH” (1970).

  36. The latrine is known for its sign “The VIP – Very Important Potty.”

  37. Father Mulcahy is known for playing the accordion.

  38. The MASH TV series won 14 Emmy Awards during its run.

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