Quiz: Famous Mothers

See how much you know about famous mother's throughout time in this Mother's Day quiz.

Quiz

See how much you know about famous mother's throughout time in this Mother's Day quiz.

1. Marie Curie and her daughter Irene-Joliot Curie both won Nobel Prizes for their work in which field?

  • radioactivity
  • medicine
  • physics
  • biology

2. Which network newsmagazine anchor has three children with cartoonist Gary Trudeau?

  • Katie Couric
  • Barbara Walters
  • Jane Pauley
  • Diane Sawyer

3. Which Pulitzer Prize-winning poet wrote Mother Love: Poems, a collection of poems about the bond between mothers and daughters?

  • Maya Angelou
  • Rita Dove
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Carolyn Kizer

4. Who plays the matriarch Lois on Malcolm in the Middle?

  • Courtney Thorne-Smith
  • Jane Kaczmarek
  • Stockard Channing
  • Joan Allen

5. In Greek mythology, who is the Goddess of the Earth and the mother of Cyclopes, the Hundred-handed Ones, and the Titans?

  • Gaea
  • Medea
  • Phaedra
  • Leda

7. Which Emmy Award-winning actress played the Waltons' matriarch?

8. Who played Mama Hansen in George Stevens's 1948 film I Remember Mama, a sentimental movie about a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco?

  • Jean Simmons
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Irene Dunne
  • Barbara Stanwyck

9. Which of the following women sang vocals for the 1960s folk band The Mamas and the Papas?

  • Cass Elliot
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Laura Nyro
  • Stevie Nicks

10. Who played Florida Evans, the quick-witted, devoted mother on Good Times?

  • Isabel Sanford
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Esther Rolle

Your Results:

1. Marie Curie and her daughter Irene-Joliot Curie both won Nobel Prizes for their work in which field?
radioactivity

2. Which network newsmagazine anchor has three children with cartoonist Gary Trudeau?
Jane Pauley

3. Which Pulitzer Prize-winning poet wrote Mother Love: Poems, a collection of poems about the bond between mothers and daughters?
Rita Dove

4. Who plays the matriarch Lois on Malcolm in the Middle?
Jane Kaczmarek

5. In Greek mythology, who is the Goddess of the Earth and the mother of Cyclopes, the Hundred-handed Ones, and the Titans?
Gaea

6. Which actress is Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow's mother?
Blythe Danner

7. Which Emmy Award-winning actress played the Waltons' matriarch?
Michael Learned

8. Who played Mama Hansen in George Stevens's 1948 film I Remember Mama, a sentimental movie about a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco?
Irene Dunne

9. Which of the following women sang vocals for the 1960s folk band The Mamas and the Papas?
Cass Elliot

10. Who played Florida Evans, the quick-witted, devoted mother on Good Times?
Esther Rolle

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