Quiz about Famous Amys
Quiz about Famous Amys

Famous Amys Trivia Quiz

No, not "Famous Amos", Amy! See if you can match the correct Amy to her clue. Good luck!

A matching quiz by jaknginger. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Sep 27 22
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1. A "First" daughter  
Amy Winehouse
2. Member of the gymnastics "Magnificent Seven"  
Amy Lee
3. American singer, songwriter, musician - primarily Christian pop  
Amy Coney Barrett
4. Serial killer  
Amy Archer-Gilligan
5. American author  
Amy Grant
6. English mixed-genre singer-songwriter   
Amy Chow
7. Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court  
Amy Alcott
8. American professional golfer, retired  
Amy Poehler
9. Lead singer of Evanescence  
Amy Carter
10. "Parks and Recreation" actress  
Amy Tan

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A "First" daughter

Answer: Amy Carter

Amy is the daughter of the 39th President of the US, James "Jimmy" Carter and Rosalynn. In 1977, she was 9 years old when she and her family began their White House residency. She had a tree house on the South Lawn of the White House. After leaving the White House, and in her later teens, she became active in politics by participating in sit-ins and protests. One such protest led to her arrest, and a subsequent acquittal.
2. Member of the gymnastics "Magnificent Seven"

Answer: Amy Chow

Amy Chow was a member of the 1996 US women's gymnastics team. That team was dubbed the "Magnificent Seven" for being the first US women's team to take gold. Amy, known for the high degree of difficulty in her routines, participated in the team event on the uneven bars and the vault.

Her high scores helped bolster the US to a gold medal. She won an individual silver medal on the uneven bars during those Olympic games. Amy was also a member of the bronze medal-winning, US women's gymnastics team in 2000.
3. American singer, songwriter, musician - primarily Christian pop

Answer: Amy Grant

Amy Grant started her career in music as a teenager writing and performing Christian songs. She was nominated for multiple Grammys in the early 80s and won several categories. Her Grammy Awards include "Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary" (1982), and "Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female" (1983, 1984, 1985 and 1988). During the '90s, she waded into the pop genre, but returned to Christian music in the early 2000s.

In 2005, she won a Grammy for "Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album" with her album "Rock of Ages...Hymns of Faith".
4. Serial killer

Answer: Amy Archer-Gilligan

Born Amy Duggan in 1873 in Connecticut, Amy married James Archer in 1897. The couple were caretakers of the elderly. After Mr Archer's death from kidney disease, Amy continued to operate the boarding house with the proceeds from his life insurance policy purchased a few weeks prior. Three years later, Amy married a wealthy widower named Michael Gilligan. The marriage ended in his death after only three months. With his will, she had a financial windfall by inheriting his estate. She continued to operate her boarding home.

Over a ten-year span, there were 60 deaths in Amy's boarding house with 48 being in the latter years. Eventually, relatives grew suspicious and reports were made to the police. One relative, Nellie Pierce, turned to the newspapers when her very healthy brother, Franklin Andrews, died unexpectedly but the police ignored her concerns. Nellie realized that he became ill shortly after giving Amy a large sum of money. Investigations eventually ensued. The bodies of Mr Gilligan, Mr Andrews, and three other prior residents of Amy's "Murder Factory" were exhumed. They all died of poisoning. Amy had purchased arsenic at local stores citing a "rat" problem. To further complicate things for Amy, her second husband's will was deemed fake by Amy's hand.

Amy was charged with five murders and later convicted on one count of murder of Mr Andrews. She was sentenced to death, appealed, pleaded insanity, and received life in prison. She was sent to the "Connecticut Hospital for the Insane" where she remained for 38 years until her death in 1962. The play and movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" was based on this story.
5. American author

Answer: Amy Tan

Amy Tan is an American author. Some of her novels include "The Kitchen God's Wife", "The Hundred Secret Senses", "The Bonesetter's Daughter", and, her most notable work, "The Joy Luck Club". In addition to novels, Ms Tan has written children's books, memoirs, and short stories. Her success has ventured outside the literary world with her stories being adapted for plays, films, and television shows.

Ms Tan was born in California to Chinese immigrants. During her earlier years, she lived in Switzerland, where she graduated high school. She returned to the US for college, eventually earning a B.A. with a double major in English and Linguistics, followed by her M.A. in Linguistics.
6. English mixed-genre singer-songwriter

Answer: Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an award-winning artist. She sang R&B, jazz, and soul. Her second album, "Back to Black" had massive success! She won five Grammy Awards in 2008, making her the first British female artist to do so. Her awards included "Best New Artist", "Best Pop Vocal Album" for "Back to Black", and the single "Rehab" added "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance", "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year". Three years later, after struggles with addiction, Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27.

Posthumously, she was awarded a 2012 Grammy for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" for "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett. This was Amy's last known recording prior to her death.
7. Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Answer: Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by then President Donald Trump in September 2020. President Trump, being a Republican and conservative, pushed to fill the vacancy with another conservative. She was confirmed on October 27, 2020, filling the vacancy left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a liberal.

Although the Supreme Court is, in theory, to be interpreters of the written constitution and subsequent laws, with her confirmation, most believe the Supreme Court leans more conservatively. Justice Barrett became the fifth woman to serve on the US Supreme Court.
8. American professional golfer, retired

Answer: Amy Alcott

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Amy Alcott joined the LPGA in 1975. In her career, she won 29 LPGA events, five of which were major championships. Her majors include 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (Canada's national tournament), 1980 US Women's Open, 1983, and the 1988 & 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore.

After retirement from professional golf, she became an author, golf course designer, instructor, and coach.
9. Lead singer of Evanescence

Answer: Amy Lee

Ben Moody and Amy Lee founded the rock group, Evanescence, in 1995. Evanescence won two Grammy Awards in 2004 for "Best New Artist" and "Best Hard Rock Performance". Evanescence has had many member changes. Lead singer and keyboard artist, Amy Lee, has been the sole originating member of the group.

In addition to group success, she has had a successful solo recording career, plus she has composed film soundtracks and collaborated with other artists. Amy provided vocals on a collaboration with the band Seether in 2004.

The song was "Broken". It made the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20.
10. "Parks and Recreation" actress

Answer: Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler played the part of Leslie Knope in the television comedy "Parks and Recreation". The show successfully mocked the political scene. Amy's character was a true optimist. She was happy, worked hard, and saw the best in every opportunity. She was a deputy director in the parks and rec division. A few seasons in, she successfully ran for city council, with her eye on being elected the first female President of the United States.

The series ran on NBC from 2009-2015. Prior to "Parks and Recreation", Amy had huge success with "Saturday Night Live" 2001-2008. She and Tina Fey were the first female co-anchors of SNL's "Weekend Update".
Source: Author jaknginger

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