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Marilyn Monroe Quiz

A quiz based on the, tragically, short life of one of Hollywood's most iconic figures. 12 Questions.

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In which city was Marilyn Monroe born on 1 June 1926?

  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago

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Marilyn Monroe had a moderately successful career before breaking into screen acting. What was her career?

  • Modelling
  • Art Historian
  • Nightclub Pianist
  • Librarian

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Marilyn said "Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you $1,000 for a kiss and ----" . How does the quotation finish?

  • Expect to own you.
  • Then discard you when filming finishes
  • Nothing for the rest of you
  • Fifty cents for your soul

Question 4 Photo

Marilyn Monroe had an affair with which American president?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • John Kennedy
  • Dwight Eisenhower

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Marilyn Monroe married and divorced three times. Which of the following did she have an affair with but never married?

  • James Dougherty
  • Joe di Maggio
  • Arthur Miller
  • Marlon Brando

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Which of Marilyn's co-stars, who later claimed he was joking, described kissing her as "like kissing Hitler"?

  • Jack Lemmon
  • Tony Curtis
  • Tom Ewell
  • Don Murray

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In which film, starring Marilyn Monroe does the famous "skirt lifting" scene take place?

  • Some like it Hot
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • How to Marry a Millionaire
  • The Seven Year Itch

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Which film stars the unlikely pairing of Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe?

  • Bus Stop
  • The Prince and the Showgirl
  • Niagara
  • All about Eve

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In the film "Let's Make Love", which starred Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe, which British singer also featured?

  • Cliff Richard
  • Max Bygraves
  • Frankie Vaughan
  • Adam Faith

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Who were Marilyn Monroe's two co-stars in the Billy Wilder comedy "Some Like it Hot"?

  • Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau
  • Danny Kay & Tony Curtis
  • Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon
  • Walter Matthau & Danny Kay

Question 11 Photo

"The Misfits" was Marilyn Monroe's last completed film. It was also the last film to star which aging filmstar?

  • Cary Grant
  • Spencer Tracy
  • Gary Cooper
  • Clark Gable

Question 12 Photo

There is great controversy surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe. The Kennedy family is said to have been involved in a cover up. What was given as the official cause of her death?

  • Barbiturate poisoning
  • Mixed overdose of pills and alcohol
  • Mendelson syndrome/alcohol poisoning
  • Analgesic overdose