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Let's Go a "Carol"-ing: People, not Songs Quiz


The singing of carols is usually reserved for the holidays. However, these famous Carols, Carrolls, Karols, Carolyns and Carolines can be found in a quiz any time. Some are still popular performers, while others are either retired or have passed away.

A multiple-choice quiz by paulmallon. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
paulmallon
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,574
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. The young lady we knew as Princess Caroline of Monaco received a new moniker in 1999. On January 23rd of that year she married the Prince of Hanover, thus making her new official title, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Her father was Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Her mum was a famous actress. Can you pick the parent of the pretty princess? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Carol Alt is a N.Y. native, having been born there on December 1, 1960. She stayed in her home state and graduated from Hofstra University before becoming one of the world's most famous models. She has also done some acting, appearing in over 20 films. One of them was "Private Parts" (1997), which is a comedic look at the life of one of radio's top shock jocks. Do you know which one it is? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Carroll O'Connor was born in N.Y.C. on August 2, 1924. Before starting his acting career, he served his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He starred in a number of series, the most popular being "All in the Family" (1971-1979). He played the bellicose, bombastic, bloviating, blowhard bigot Archie Bunker in 210 episodes. True to form, he had a belittling sobriquet for his son-in-law, Michael. What was Archie's nasty nickname for the young man? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The singer-songwriter-musician known to us as Carole King was born Carole Klein, February 9, 1942. Shortly after attending Queens College, New York, she began a career that blossomed almost overnight. At the age of 18 she and her partner Gerry Goffin wrote "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" (1960). Ms. King has released dozens of albums, but one was far and away her most successful, selling over 25 million copies around the world. Can you name it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Carol Heiss, born January 20, 1940, is a an American athlete. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1960, and came home with a silver Olympic medal from the 1956 games. She is married to an American Olympic gold medal winning athlete from the same sport in which she excelled. What was the event in which she so successfully competed?

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Question 6 of 10
6. Carroll Lockman probably got into a few fights in his growing up days, thanks to his parents' decision to saddle him with his unfortunate first name.
Nevertheless, he would go on to become a professional baseball player and was a member of the 1954 World Series winning N.Y. Giants. Being a young man with a girl's name was one thing; being a major league player was quite another. He decided to take a nickname by which most folks who recall him would remember him by as a ballplayer. Can you conclude which sobriquet he chose?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Carolyn Jones, born in the Lone Star State of Texas in 1930, was a veteran of over 30 Hollywood films. She enjoyed a career of more than 25 years on the big screen. She will best be remembered, however, for a role that she played on a short-lived TV series. She played in all 64 episodes that ran from 1964-1966. Her character's name was Morticia. What was the name of the program? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Caroline Kennedy was the second child born (November 27, 1957) to President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline and the first to survive infancy. A girl named Arabella had been stillborn the previous year. Caroline was just three years old when her father became the 35th President (January 20, 1961). She is now an author and attorney, but when she was a young girl she had a favorite hobby. Can you recall what it was? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Karol Wojtyla is the birth name of a man who later went on to become world famous by a different name. Can you pick his much more modern monicker? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Carole Lombard was one of the glamour girls of early Hollywood. She made over 55 flicks in a career cut short by her death in a plane crash January 16, 1942, at the age of 33. In the late 1930's, no star in Hollywood was more highly paid than was the young lady born Jane Alice Peters on October 6, 1908. She legally changed her name in 1936, and three years later she married one of Hollywood's most popular leading men. Can you remember the handsome hunk's handle? Hint



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1. The young lady we knew as Princess Caroline of Monaco received a new moniker in 1999. On January 23rd of that year she married the Prince of Hanover, thus making her new official title, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Her father was Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Her mum was a famous actress. Can you pick the parent of the pretty princess?

Answer: Grace Kelly

With a name like that I hope she doesn't have to sign too many autographs.
If she does, however, she can sign them in any one of the five languages she speaks: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. The Princess is a graduate of the University of Paris.
Grace Kelly made many memorable movies in her short Hollywood career. Included were three directed by Alfred Hitchcock: "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "Rear Window" (1954), and "To Catch a Thief" (1956). She also starred with Gary Cooper in "High Noon" (1952), and her final film was "High Society" (1956).
2. Carol Alt is a N.Y. native, having been born there on December 1, 1960. She stayed in her home state and graduated from Hofstra University before becoming one of the world's most famous models. She has also done some acting, appearing in over 20 films. One of them was "Private Parts" (1997), which is a comedic look at the life of one of radio's top shock jocks. Do you know which one it is?

Answer: Howard Stern

Carol Alt received a great deal of exposure after appearing on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated (S.I.) Swimsuit Issue" of 1982. The photo-shoot was done in Kenya, and the following year, back in the USA, she became a bride. The lucky guy was Ron Greschner of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers. They remain married until 1996. She made the S.I. issue look as tame as Reader's Digest after she displayed her pulchritude in a December 2008 Playboy magazine (au naturel) layout.

Interesting fact: Between 1980 and 1989 Carol Alt graced the cover of over 500 magazines.
3. Carroll O'Connor was born in N.Y.C. on August 2, 1924. Before starting his acting career, he served his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He starred in a number of series, the most popular being "All in the Family" (1971-1979). He played the bellicose, bombastic, bloviating, blowhard bigot Archie Bunker in 210 episodes. True to form, he had a belittling sobriquet for his son-in-law, Michael. What was Archie's nasty nickname for the young man?

Answer: Meathead

Rob Reiner played the unenviable role of Michael "Meathead" Stivic who was married to Archie and Edith's daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers). O'Connor won four Emmys (1971-'76-'77-'78) in the nine seasons the show aired. Archie's long-suffering wife Edith was played by Jean Stapleton.
O'Connor's iconic character was carried over to "Archie Bunker's Place" (1979-1983), and he played the irascible Sheriff Bill Gillespie in the TV version of "In the Heat of the Night" (1988-1994). Carroll O'Connor was elected to the TV Hall of Fame in 1990 and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.

Interesting fact: Rob Reiner also has directed such hit films as "When Harry Met Sally" (1989) and "A Few Good Men" (1992).
4. The singer-songwriter-musician known to us as Carole King was born Carole Klein, February 9, 1942. Shortly after attending Queens College, New York, she began a career that blossomed almost overnight. At the age of 18 she and her partner Gerry Goffin wrote "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" (1960). Ms. King has released dozens of albums, but one was far and away her most successful, selling over 25 million copies around the world. Can you name it?

Answer: Tapestry

"Tapestry" is an almost unbelievable success story. It held the number one spot on the U.S. Albums chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the chart for an incredible six years. King and her writing partner, Gerry Goffin, were married from 1959-1968. In addition to having the Shirelles take their "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" to the Top of the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1960,
they wrote number one Billboard Hot 100 list songs for Little Eva ("The Loco-motion", 1962), Steve Lawrence ("Go Away Little Girl", 1961), and Bobby Vee "(Take Good Care of My Baby", 1961).
Carole King is a member of both the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
5. Carol Heiss, born January 20, 1940, is a an American athlete. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1960, and came home with a silver Olympic medal from the 1956 games. She is married to an American Olympic gold medal winning athlete from the same sport in which she excelled. What was the event in which she so successfully competed?

Answer: Figure skating

Carol Heiss won her 1960 Olympic gold medal at the the games held in Squaw Valley, CA. The silver medal came from the competition held in Cortina, Italy in 1956. Her American teammate Tenley Albright won Olympic gold at those 1956 games.
For a run of six straight years (1955-1960), Ms. Heiss came home with a medal from the World Championships, winning gold five times and silver once.
In 1961 she married Hayes Jenkins who won the men's Olympic figure skating gold medal in 1956.
After her days as an athlete came to an end, she made a Hollywood film called "Snow White and the Three Stooges". (She won no medals for that.) :-)
6. Carroll Lockman probably got into a few fights in his growing up days, thanks to his parents' decision to saddle him with his unfortunate first name. Nevertheless, he would go on to become a professional baseball player and was a member of the 1954 World Series winning N.Y. Giants. Being a young man with a girl's name was one thing; being a major league player was quite another. He decided to take a nickname by which most folks who recall him would remember him by as a ballplayer. Can you conclude which sobriquet he chose?

Answer: Whitey

Carroll "Whitey" Lockman played 15 seasons in "the bigs", all but two of them as a member of the National League's Giants. He played in 1,666 games with his time split evenly between playing outfield and first base. His career stats were solid, if not spectacular, batting .279 with 114 home runs and 563 runs batted in. He was the first baseman for the 1954 World Series winning "Jints", who stunningly defeated the heavily favored Cleveland Indians in a four game sweep.

Interesting fact: Whitey Lockman hit a home run in his very first major league at bat, July 5, 1945.
7. Carolyn Jones, born in the Lone Star State of Texas in 1930, was a veteran of over 30 Hollywood films. She enjoyed a career of more than 25 years on the big screen. She will best be remembered, however, for a role that she played on a short-lived TV series. She played in all 64 episodes that ran from 1964-1966. Her character's name was Morticia. What was the name of the program?

Answer: The Addams Family

Morticia's husband, Gomez Addams, was played by John Astin.
Some highlights from her movie days included appearing in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) with Marilyn Monroe, in Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), and with Elvis Presley in "King Creole" (1958). She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "The Bachelor Party" (1957). Carolyn Jones was a co-recipient of the Golden Globe Award as the Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1958. (That honor was shared with a brace of actresses, Sandra Dee and Diane Varsi).
8. Caroline Kennedy was the second child born (November 27, 1957) to President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline and the first to survive infancy. A girl named Arabella had been stillborn the previous year. Caroline was just three years old when her father became the 35th President (January 20, 1961). She is now an author and attorney, but when she was a young girl she had a favorite hobby. Can you recall what it was?

Answer: Horseback riding

Her pony was named "Macaroni" (really)! Caroline Kennedy earned her B.A. at Harvard and got her law degree from Columbia Law School. She has been a strong supporter of and campaigner for President Barack Obama. On July 19, 1986, she became the wife of Edwin Schlossberg. She is the honorary chair of the American Ballet Theatre. As an author Caroline Kennedy has had several books on the N.Y. Times Bestseller List, including "Profiles in Courage for Our Time" (2002) and "A Patriot's Handbook" (2003).

Interesting fact: Neil Diamond was inspired to write "Sweet Caroline" after seeing a picture of Caroline standing alongside Macaroni. Caroline was just 11 years old when Diamond released it on September 16, 1969.
9. Karol Wojtyla is the birth name of a man who later went on to become world famous by a different name. Can you pick his much more modern monicker?

Answer: Pope John Paul II

Born in Poland May 18, 1920, Karol Wojtyla became the first non-Italian Pope in over 450 years. He was elected by the College of Cardinals and became Pope John Paul II, on October 16, 1978. In 1981 he was seriously wounded but survived an assassination attempt after being shot by Mehmet Ali Agca. John Paul's papacy lasted until his death on April 2, 2005.

He had served as "The Holy Father" for over a quarter of a century. At the time of his passing, he was the second longest-serving Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Only Pius IX, whose papacy ran for over 31 years (1846-1878), served a longer term as "The Bishop of Rome". On April 19, 2005, Pope John Paul was succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI.
10. Carole Lombard was one of the glamour girls of early Hollywood. She made over 55 flicks in a career cut short by her death in a plane crash January 16, 1942, at the age of 33. In the late 1930's, no star in Hollywood was more highly paid than was the young lady born Jane Alice Peters on October 6, 1908. She legally changed her name in 1936, and three years later she married one of Hollywood's most popular leading men. Can you remember the handsome hunk's handle?

Answer: Clark Gable

The two super-stars of Hollywood got hitched March 29, 1939. Ms. Lombard's first husband was actor William Powell, to whom she was wed from 1931-1933. Powell and Lombard remained close friends after they divorced, and in fact it was at his insistence that she got the role opposite him in "My Man Godfrey" (1936). That performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. President Franklin Roosevelt awarded her the Medal of Freedom for her staunch support of the war effort.

In fact the plane crash that killed her was at the end of a tour promoting the sale of war bonds. Carole Lombard and Clark Gable are interred, side by side, in Forest Lawn cemetery.
Source: Author paulmallon

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