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"Dogs never bite me. Just humans". Marilyn Monroe. 24 Questions.

 
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Why did Marilyn marry James Dougherty when she was 16?

  • She was in love with him
  • To avoid being sent back to an orphanage
  • For a bet
  • None of the above

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Marilyn had an older half-sister.What was her name?

  • Berniece
  • Elizabeth
  • Anna
  • Catherine

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In the late 1940's, Marilyn shared an apartment, and was good friends with, a famous actress.Can you name her?

  • Lauren Bacall
  • Jane Russell
  • Jean Harlow
  • Shelley Winters

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Marilyn had a pet named Ebony.What kind of animal was it?

  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Rabbit

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What was Marilyn's first studio name?

  • Zelda Zonk
  • Carole Lind
  • Faye Miller
  • None of the above

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Who was her hero?According to Marilyn, "I used to read everything I could find about him".

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Clark Gable
  • Albert Enstein
  • Frank Sinatra

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In 1948, Marilyn won a beauty contest.What was her title?

  • "Oomph Girl"
  • Miss Artichoke
  • Miss Castroville
  • None of the above

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When Marilyn met the Russian leader, Nikita Khrushchev, what did they discuss?

  • A book ("The brothers Karamazov")
  • World Peace
  • The Weather
  • Poetry

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Marilyn was the writer's first choice for the lead in which film?

  • Roman Holiday
  • Night of The Hunter
  • The King and I
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Marilyn owned many dogs during her life.Her last one was given to her by Frank Sinatra.It's name was Maf (Mafia Honey).What breed of dog was it?

  • Maltese terrier
  • Poodle
  • West Highland terrier
  • Boxer

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Marilyn's mother, Gladys, was a member of which religion?

  • Mormon
  • Roman Catholic
  • Christian Science
  • Baptist

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Marilyn's first solo magazine cover was the April 26th 1946 issue of which magazine?

  • Vogue
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Family Circle
  • None of the above

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In 1951, Marilyn enrolled in evening classes at UCLA.What subject did she study?

  • Art Appreciation and Literature
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy

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What was Marilyn's I.Q?

  • 132
  • 140
  • 155
  • 168

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Which religion did Marilyn convert to in 1956?

  • Judaism
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Baptist
  • Quakerism

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What was Marilyn's maternal ancestry?

  • Italian
  • Irish/Scottish
  • Norwegian
  • French

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Can you name Marilyn's favourite poets?

  • Sylvia Plath and William Blake
  • Emily Dickinson and William Wordsworth
  • John Donne and Andrew Marvell
  • John Keats and Walt Whitman

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Marilyn was also athletic.In the early 1940's she trained with a former Olympic champion.Can you identify her chosen sport?

  • Swimming
  • Weightlifting
  • Gymnastics
  • Long Jump

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At a 1999 auction, which singer bought Marilyn's white baby grand piano?

  • Michael Jackson
  • Alicia Keys
  • Celine Dion
  • Mariah Carey

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Which singer did Marilyn help, and also became friendly with?

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Nina Simone
  • Billie Holiday
  • Bessie Smith

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Marilyn was extremely well read. According to Christie's, her personal library at the time of her death, contained how many books?

  • Almost 250
  • 364
  • Over 400
  • Over 600

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After Marilyn's death, Joe Di Maggio had flowers delivered to her crypt, 3 times a week, for 20 years.What type of flower did he choose?

  • White Gardenias
  • White Roses
  • Pink Lilies
  • Red Roses

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What was Marilyn dressed in at her funeral?

  • Black Chanel dress
  • Green Pucci sheath dress
  • Pale blue shroud
  • None of the above

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Which of the following conditions affected Marilyn?

  • Stutter
  • Nervous tic
  • Colour blindness
  • None of the above

 

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