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Esther Williams the Million Dollar Mermaid Quiz

A general knowledge quiz about the film star and competitive swimmer. 10 Questions.

 
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Where in the U.S. was Esther Jane Williams born on August 8, 1921?

  • Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Inglewood, California
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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How old was she when she passed away on June 6, 2013?

  • 81
  • 85
  • 89
  • 91

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She set many national and regional swimming records when younger. What swimming styles did she win 3 US National Championships in?

  • Butterfly and Backstroke
  • Breaststroke and Freestyle
  • Sidestroke and Backstroke
  • Dogpaddle and Butterfly

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What was the reason she could not compete in the 1940 & 1944 Olympics?

  • She made failing grades in Algebra
  • To retain her position with the Aquacades
  • They were cancelled because of World War II
  • She was considered a professional swimmer

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What famous "Tarzan" was she partnered with while working for Billy Rose's Aquacades show?

  • Johnny Weissmuller
  • Ron Ely
  • Clint Walker
  • Jock Mahoney

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MGM developed the "Aquamusical" to highlight her talents. What talent was featured in the Aquamusical?

  • Cliff diving
  • Water Ballet
  • Synchronized swimming and diving
  • Underwater singing

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Which one of these films did Esther Williams "not" star in?

  • Neptunes Daughter
  • South Sea Serenade
  • Texas Carnival
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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She was an advisor to the International Olympic Committee at the 1984 Summer Olympics. What city were the Olympics held in?

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Barcelona, Spain

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What type of business did she start and succeed at after retiring from acting?

  • Designing inflatable pool toys
  • She founded the Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • Designing swimsuits and swimming pools
  • Developing ear and nose plugs

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What was the name of her 1999 autobiography?

  • My Life in a One Piece
  • Waterlogged
  • I Was An American Pool Pin-up
  • The Million Dollar Mermaid

 

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