Quiz about A Look at Rashida Jones
Quiz about A Look at Rashida Jones

A Look at Rashida Jones Trivia Quiz


Here are a few questions about the talented actress, comedian, musician, and beautiful woman, Rashida Jones.

A multiple-choice quiz by ArlingtonVA. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ArlingtonVA
Time
4 mins
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Multiple Choice
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315,928
Updated
Jul 23 22
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1. You may know that Rashida's father is Quincy Jones. But who is her mother? Hint

Diana Ross
Goldie Hawn
Meryl Streep
Peggy Lipton

2. Rashida attended the Buckley School in California for her high school years, making the National Honor Society. What college, located on the opposite coast, did she choose to attend? Hint

Lehigh University
Harvard University
Pomona College
Scranton Film School

3. What television mini-series marked Rashida's professional debut as an actor? Hint

Robot Chicken
Parks and Recreation
Roots
The Last Don

4. In what 2009 movie did Rashida play a woman worried about her fiance's lack of close male friends? Hint

Awake and Online in Ireland
The Great Gatsby
I love You, Man
The Cider House Rules

5. In 2008, Rashida co-starred in a TV comedy series that was produced by the Farrelly brothers. What was this soon-cancelled Fox network show?
Hint

Moonlighting II
Unhitched
The Office
Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show

6. One of Rashida's better known roles was on the U.S. version of the television series "The Office." What was her character's name and ethnic background? Hint

Pam Beesly, English
Karen Filippelli, Italian
Phyllis Lapin, German
Jan Levinson, Italian-Greek

7. What anti-violence charity was Rashida an active supporter and board member of? Hint

Greenpeace
Peace Games
International Red Cross
Special Olympics

8. In 2009, Rashida took on a major role in a TV series created by individuals involved in the U.S. version of "The Office". What was this show? Hint

Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
Will and Grace
Freaks and Geeks
Parks and Recreation

9. Rashida appeared as a regular on the TV series "Boston Public". Which of her other talents did she exhibit during several episodes? Hint

Mime
Singing
Sculpting
Juggling

10. In 2008, Rashida started a line of organic products called Laloo. What type of product was it?
Hint

Free range poultry
Clothing made from organic cotton
Vegan meals
Office products


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. You may know that Rashida's father is Quincy Jones. But who is her mother?

Answer: Peggy Lipton

Rashida is the child of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. Quincy Jones is a famed record producer, musician, and composer. Lipton is famous for playing Julie Barnes in "The Mod Squad," a television series from the late 1960s and early 1970s. She also was on "Twin Peaks." Among his many accomplishments, Quincy Jones was the producer of "Thriller," the Michael Jackson album, the movie producer of "The Color Purple" (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award as producer, the first African-American to be so nominated), and the producer of "We Are the World."
2. Rashida attended the Buckley School in California for her high school years, making the National Honor Society. What college, located on the opposite coast, did she choose to attend?

Answer: Harvard University

Jones is a 1997 graduate of Harvard, having studied philosophy and religion. She was active in drama and singing, and while she could not be an actor in Hasty Pudding Theatricals (since it's all-male) she was involved and co-wrote the score for its annual show her senior year.
3. What television mini-series marked Rashida's professional debut as an actor?

Answer: The Last Don

In 1997, the same year she graduated from college, Rashida appeared in "The Last Don," a TV mini-series based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The mini-series' headliners were Danny Aiello, Kirstie Alley, k.d. lang, Daryl Hannah, and others, and as you can imagine, Rashida had a small role. In fact, if you look the mini-series up in the Internet Movie Data Base, you have to click on "more" at the cast listing to even find her name. Nevertheless, it was a start.
4. In what 2009 movie did Rashida play a woman worried about her fiance's lack of close male friends?

Answer: I love You, Man

Rashida played the part of Zooey Rice, who becomes engaged to Peter Klaven (played by Paul Rudd). She and her girlfriends become concerned that because Klaven does not have any male friends, he will suffocate her in their relationship once they are married. Klaven develops a friendship with Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) and from that point the plot largely revolves around the relationship between Fife and Klaven. Although Rashida's character was a secondary one, she gave a believable and charming performance.
5. In 2008, Rashida co-starred in a TV comedy series that was produced by the Farrelly brothers. What was this soon-cancelled Fox network show?

Answer: Unhitched

The Fox Broadcasting Company aired six episodes of "Unhitched" in March of 2008, as a mid-season replacement show, and cancelled it soon after that. The show's plots revolved around four people in their 30s who were newly single, mostly through divorce. Rashida played Kate Frankola, single due to her long-term engagement's falling through. She was an attorney who handled the divorces of two of the other characters. Most of her roles were focused on her efforts to begin dating again.
6. One of Rashida's better known roles was on the U.S. version of the television series "The Office." What was her character's name and ethnic background?

Answer: Karen Filippelli, Italian

Yes, she was Karen Filippelli, a character of Italian heritage. She appeared in most episodes of Seasons 3 and 4, and one or two after that. One of the funnier moments relating to her character's heritage was when she was recording a new voicemail greeting. Jim Halpert (her boyfriend in the show for much of that time) heard her attempts and said "Not bad, but you are Italian so... try it more Italian." And in a thick, mock, exaggerated Italian voice she recorded "Dis is Kar-en Fill-uh-pel-li. Please leava me da message. Abondanza." It was a very funny moment.
7. What anti-violence charity was Rashida an active supporter and board member of?

Answer: Peace Games

Peace Games is a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA. Its basic premise is that violence among children and youths can be reduced by the teaching of peacemaking skills and techniques, and by providing youths with alternative approaches to situations that might have been settled with violence. Having been active in the organization while at Harvard University, Rashida joined the board of directors of Peace Games in 2004 and was an active member through, at least, 2009.
8. In 2009, Rashida took on a major role in a TV series created by individuals involved in the U.S. version of "The Office". What was this show?

Answer: Parks and Recreation

In "Parks and Recreation", Rashida played Ann Perkins, a nurse whose boyfriend fell into the enormous leftover construction pit that Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) continually tried to turn into a park. Knope was an employee in a city department of parks and recreation, and she convinced Ann (Rashida) to enlist in the park effort and be a volunteer member of the city parks staff.
9. Rashida appeared as a regular on the TV series "Boston Public". Which of her other talents did she exhibit during several episodes?

Answer: Singing

On "Boston Public" Rashida played the character of Louisa Fenn, a smart-mouthed secretary at the school. She sang in several episodes, most notably as part of a band she started with two of the other characters. Rashida has performed as a singer throughout her life. At Harvard University she was music director and sometime soloist for an a cappella group. She has been a backup singer on at least two Maroon 5 recordings, a contributor to the Tupac Shakur tribute album, and on multiple occasions sang in commercials for The Gap.
10. In 2008, Rashida started a line of organic products called Laloo. What type of product was it?

Answer: Clothing made from organic cotton

Launched in 2008 and in stores in late 2008 and early 2009, Rashida's Laloo line of clothing was made from "soft, high quality organic cotton" and designed to be reasonably priced casual clothing for women. Rashida's design philosophy was to use simple lines, t-shirt-like as much as possible. She and her friend Angela Wilcox established a clothing company to produce and distribute the line.
Source: Author ArlingtonVA

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