Mother's Day Quiz - Answer Key

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Answer Key

  1. Who played Mrs. Robinson, the seductress mother who slept with the young Dustin Hoffman, in The Graduate?
    Faye Dunaway
    Anne Bancroft
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Lauren Bacall

  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?
    Rita Dove
    Maya Angelou
    Emily Dickinson
    Carolyn Kizer

  4. Which Pulitzer Prize-winning writer founded Welcome House, a shelter that provides care for children of Asian women and U.S. soldiers?
    E. Annie Proulx
    Katherine Anne Porter
    Eudora Welty
    Pearl Buck

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

  6. What actress is Academy Award-winner Gwynneth Paltrow's mother?
    Diane Ladd
    Blythe Danner
    Dianne Wiest
    Geraldine Chaplin

  7. Which Emmy Award-winning actress played the Waltons' matriarch?
    Tyne Daly
    Marion Ross
    Michael Learned
    Susan Strasberg

  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
    Barbara Stanwyck
    Jean Simmons
    Deborah Kerr

  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

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