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Quiz about Katharine Hepburn
Quiz about Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn Trivia Quiz


The world lost a cinematic treasure when Katharine Hepburn died. There is no doubt that she left her mark on cinematic history. The only person to win 4 Best Acting Oscars! My - she

A multiple-choice quiz by lori172. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
lori172
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
144,971
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1882
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: jmel2 (8/10), Guest 73 (10/10), Guest 174 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Katharine Hepburn is a descendent of the Houghton family, who owned which famous manufacturing company? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Following one infamous opening night on Broadway in the late 1930's, one observer noted that "Miss Hepburn's performance ran the emotional gamut from A to B". Who said quipped this often quoted line? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In the film "Stage Door", Kate plays a spoiled rich girl who goes to live with a bunch of young actresses at a boarding house. Who were just three of the other actresses who appeared in the movie? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. For the 1940 film "Philadelphia Story" - my all-time favourite film - Kate ended up choosing which two actors to play the characters of C.K. Dexter Haven and Macauley Conner? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1942's "Woman of the Year", Kate starred opposite Spencer Tracy for the first time. Their characters meet after beginning a war of words in the paper that they both write for. What sport did Kate's character put down in a radio interview Tracy's character was listening to? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which Tracy-Hepburn film is Kate's name misspelled in the opening credits? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. At which famous acting couple's wedding did Hepburn and screenwriter, Garson Kanin act as witnesses for the early 1940's? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Katharine Hepburn's neice Katharine Houghton, starred opposite her aunt in the 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Another family member, great-niece Schuyler Grant, also became an actress. She starred in the classic Canadian TV mini-series "Anne of Green Gables" - which character did she play? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Hepburn portrayed two famous queens on film. Which two monarchs did she portray? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the 1981 movie "On Golden Pond" for which Kate won her record breaking 4th Best Actress Oscar, which item of clothing that had belonged to Spencer Tracy's did she give to Henry Fonda to wear while filming? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Katharine Hepburn is a descendent of the Houghton family, who owned which famous manufacturing company?

Answer: Corning Glass Company

Katharine's maternal grandfather was the younger brother of Amory Houghton, who ran Corning Glass. Her grandfather committed suicide while Hepburn's mother, also named Katharine, was still a teen. The elder Katharine made sure that her uncle paid for her and her younger sisters' post-secondary education at Bryn Mawr following their mother's death soon after their father's. Kate's mother became an advocate for women's rights and birth control in the early 20th century.
2. Following one infamous opening night on Broadway in the late 1930's, one observer noted that "Miss Hepburn's performance ran the emotional gamut from A to B". Who said quipped this often quoted line?

Answer: Dorothy Parker

The play was "The Lake", produced by Jed Harris and marked Kate's return to Broadway following her Hollywood success. She later admitted she was terrified that night and walked through her performance. Although the show was a sell-out, she was horrified to learn that Harris wanted to take it on the road.

She offered him every cent she had to get out of her contract - Harris took her up on her offer and depleted Kate's $13,675.75 bank account.
3. In the film "Stage Door", Kate plays a spoiled rich girl who goes to live with a bunch of young actresses at a boarding house. Who were just three of the other actresses who appeared in the movie?

Answer: Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Lucille Ball

This is a good movie - it's the one where Kate utters the line "The Calla Lilies are in bloom again". FYI - Bennett, Dee and Parker were Hepburn's co-star's in the 1933 (and best yet) version of "Little Women".
4. For the 1940 film "Philadelphia Story" - my all-time favourite film - Kate ended up choosing which two actors to play the characters of C.K. Dexter Haven and Macauley Conner?

Answer: Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart

Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM, listened to Kate's request and gave her Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart as only a couple of years before she had been listed as box office poison. Kate had a huge hit on Broadway in 1939 with this Philip Barry play. Her "significant other" at the time - Howard Hughes - lent her the money to buy the rights so that she could would have the starring role in the film. Rent this movie -you will love it!

By the way, Kate's first choices were Clark Gable and Spencer Tracey. Both were unavailable.
5. In 1942's "Woman of the Year", Kate starred opposite Spencer Tracy for the first time. Their characters meet after beginning a war of words in the paper that they both write for. What sport did Kate's character put down in a radio interview Tracy's character was listening to?

Answer: Baseball

Kate's character, Tess Harding, a political columnist decries the attention paid to baseball instead of world affairs. Spencer Tracy plays a sports writer, Sam Craig, with the same paper. To end the feud and begin their relationship, Tracy takes the sports-challenged Hepburn to a Yankees game. This movie is special as it marks the beginning of their real life 27 year love affair.
6. In which Tracy-Hepburn film is Kate's name misspelled in the opening credits?

Answer: State of the Union

In the opening credits of "State of the Union", Hepburn's name is spelled Katherine, instead of Katharine. Kate is the estranged wife of a politician played by Tracy. Look out for Angela "Murder She Wrote" Lansbury - she plays a woman in her 40's, when in real life she was actually in her 20's.
7. At which famous acting couple's wedding did Hepburn and screenwriter, Garson Kanin act as witnesses for the early 1940's?

Answer: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

Hepburn and Kanin rode in the car with Olivier and Leigh on the way to the ceremony. During the drive, Olivier got lost and the "nearly weds" had a big fight with their friends stuck listening in the back seat. Olivier and Leigh were married for nearly 20 years and were known as "the" golden couple of English theatre.

Hepburn became friends with Bogie and Bacall while filming "The African Queen", released in 1951, after the couple had been married several years.
8. Katharine Hepburn's neice Katharine Houghton, starred opposite her aunt in the 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Another family member, great-niece Schuyler Grant, also became an actress. She starred in the classic Canadian TV mini-series "Anne of Green Gables" - which character did she play?

Answer: Diana Barry

According to legend, Grant was heavily favoured for the starring role of Anne, but as an American, producers were hesitant to give this most famous of Canadian female characters to her. The prized role went to Canadian Megan Followes. Grant did a fabulous job as Anne's best friend and kindred spirit, Diana Barry.
9. Hepburn portrayed two famous queens on film. Which two monarchs did she portray?

Answer: Mary, Queen of Scots and Eleanor of Aquitaine

Kate won her 3rd Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1968's "Lion in Winter". In this film, she starred with Peter O'Toole as her husband Henry II, a young Anthony Hopkins as her son Richard the Lionheart and former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton as Philip of France. Kate also starred in the John Ford directed 1930's version of Mary, Queen of Scots.
10. In the 1981 movie "On Golden Pond" for which Kate won her record breaking 4th Best Actress Oscar, which item of clothing that had belonged to Spencer Tracy's did she give to Henry Fonda to wear while filming?

Answer: fishing cap

Hard as it is to believe, Hepburn and Fonda had never met before filming began. She lent Fonda a favourite fishing cap of Tracy's to wear. Another wonderful film and the last silver screen hurrah of two acting legends.
Source: Author lori172

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