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A Sorry State of Affairs
Famous Women : Infamous
"Liaisons and love triangles. Some are salacious, some are romantic, and some change history. This is a quiz about love affairs that have had an impact on the course of human events."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In late 1997, Vernon Jordan, the powerful Washington lobbyist and loyal supporter of President Bill Clinton, was trying to help a young woman find a job and an attorney. It was later revealed this woman was romantically linked to the President, and at the center of a scandal that would contribute to Clinton's impeachment. Who was the woman Jordan was helping?
Sometime in late 1535 or early 1536, Jane Seymour became romantically involved with the husband of her employer. When her employer was accused of treason and beheaded, Jane and her lover married. Who was the man Jane married?
Tsar Peter the Great
King Henry VIII
King Louis XIV
Mary Godwin and her lover Percy Shelley traveled extensively through Europe and had several children together. Their relationship was marked by indebtedness, free love, depression, and the death of all but one of their children. In 1816, while the couple was spending the summer with friends near Lake Geneva, she thought of the idea for a novel that would help define an entire literary genre. What was this novel?
Pride and Prejudice
The Origin of Species
Thomas Jefferson was rumored to have fathered illegitimate children with a woman named Sally Hemings. This was finally demonstrated to be true with the advent of DNA testing. Politicians having affairs and fathering illegitimate children is nothing new - why was this case especially scandalous?
Sally was one of Jefferson's slaves
Jefferson had imprisoned people convicted of adultery while Governor of Virginia
Sally was the wife of a political rival
Jefferson had written many letters and poems declaring his eternal fidelity to his wife
Sheilah Graham was an aspiring gossip columnist in Hollywood when she met a famous American author and fell in love. Although the author was married, he and Sheilah shared a house and life together until the author's death. Their affair became the subject of Graham's book 'Beloved Infidel', which would later become a movie starring Deborah Kerr and Gregory Peck. Who was Graham's lover?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Russian ruler Catherine the Great had a number of lovers. The man who is reputed to have won her heart, though, is Grigory Potemkin. Potemkin was not only her lover, he was also her most trusted advisor. In order to retain his political standing with Catherine when their affair ended, what did Potemkin do?
He didn't - she had him exiled and ultimately executed
Secured titles of nobility from her
Personally selected her next lover
Blackmailed her with scandalous love letters she had written
Juan Duarte was a wealthy rancher in Argentina with a wife and children. He also fathered another family with the woman Juana Ibarguren. In spite of raising her children in poverty, under the stigma of illegitimacy, one of Juana's daughters would later rise to immense fame. Who was the famous daughter this affair produced?
The Virgin of Guadalupe
When federal judge Julius Waties Waring met Elizabeth Avery Hoffman in 1943, no one could have imagined they would fall in love, divorce their spouses, and eventually help pave the way for America's civil rights movement. One winter evening Julius came home and told his first wife Annie that he had fallen in love with Elizabeth. But, before his new love and he could start down the path that would profoundly shape civil rights in the U.S., Waring needed Annie to do something for him. What did he ask his wife to do?
Give him her blessing
Move to Florida
Convert to Judaism
Give the houshold staff a raise
Rodrigo Borgia was a patriarch in the famous Italian Borgia dynasty, and had at least four children by his mistress Vannozza dei Cattani, including the famous Lucrezia Borgia. By today's standards, what was so unusual about this affair?
Borgia was the Pope
His children were disavowed and excluded from the Borgia fortune
Vannozza was a member of the arch-rival Medici family
His brother also claimed paternal rights for the children
Talk about serial affairs! Which ruler was so sexually prolific that by the early 21st century, over 16 million men could claim him as an ancestor?
Alexander The Great
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Compiled Jun 28 12