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Quiz about Dot to Dot
Quiz about Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot Trivia Quiz


Join the 'dots' and see what you have drawn! That's how it goes, isn't it? But all our Dots are real people called Dorothy. What do you know about these famous women? Sharpen those pencils, join up the dots and let's find out!

A multiple-choice quiz by MaggieG. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
MaggieG
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
206,604
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
697
Last 3 plays: poit (3/10), Hayes1953 (5/10), Guest 66 (1/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The first Dot is Dorothy Parker, writer and famous wit. Whose theatrical performance was she commenting upon when she wrote, "She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B."? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The second Dot in our picture created one of the best loved children's stories of the twentieth century. Another of her books was filmed in 2001 and starred Romola Garai and Bill Nighy. Which Dot was the author of "I Capture the Castle"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The third Dot is June Brown who has been a member of the British soap 'Eastenders' from the first episode in 1985. Her character's marriage to Jim in 2002 has given her a new surname. How is the old Dot Cotton now known? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. On to the fourth Dot. Dorothy Lamour, famous for her appearances in the 'Road' series of films, had a name as glamorous as her appearance. But what was the name she was born with? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The fifth Dot would probably faint at the prospect of being referred to in such a manner. She is Dorothea Brooke, the pious and worthy heroine of one of George Eliot's most famous novels. Which of these is it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. One of the most famous Dots of all time would surely be Dorothy Gale from Kansas, the heroine of "The Wizard of Oz". Anyone who has seen the film would be well aware that she lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. But what happened to her parents? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dorothy L. Sayers created one of the most famous detectives in crime fiction. Her novels about the suave and debonair Lord Peter Wimsey, and his aristocratic side-kick and later wife, Lady Harriet Vane, have been in print ever since the first novel "Whose Body?" was published in 1923. What does the 'L' in her name stand for? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Dorothy Dandridge, a talented singer and actress, performed to great acclaim in such films as "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones". But what famous 'first' did she achieve during her career? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Nearly there! The penultimate Dot is another singer. Dorothy Squires, born in a van in South Wales in 1915 was a hugely popular recording artist during the '40's and '50's. In 1953 she married a man 14 years her junior. He later became more famous than she ever was. Who was this young man? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The last Dot reveals the completed picture. You recognise it immediately as a Bull Terrier dog. The dog in question is called Dottie, and was in the news in 2002 for biting two children in Hyde Park. But who is her very famous owner? Hint



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Nov 21 2023 : poit: 3/10
Nov 12 2023 : Hayes1953: 5/10
Oct 26 2023 : Guest 66: 1/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The first Dot is Dorothy Parker, writer and famous wit. Whose theatrical performance was she commenting upon when she wrote, "She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B."?

Answer: Katharine Hepburn

Dorothy Parker wrote reviews for the 'New Yorker', and was a member of the Algonquin Round Table along with Robert Benchley, Robert Sherwood, James Thurber and Ring Lardner, a group renowned for their sardonic wit and intelligent conversation. She died alone in 1967, and left her estate, interestingly, to Martin Luther King.
2. The second Dot in our picture created one of the best loved children's stories of the twentieth century. Another of her books was filmed in 2001 and starred Romola Garai and Bill Nighy. Which Dot was the author of "I Capture the Castle"?

Answer: Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith (born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Manchester in 1896) first came to the attention of the public in 1929 when her play "Autumn Crocus" became a success in the West End of London. More plays and novels followed, but it wasn't until 1948 that she wrote "I Capture the Castle".

The children's book for which she is particularly remembered is, of course, "The Hundred and One Dalmatians", which she wrote in 1956. Dodie Smith died in 1990 at the age of 94.
3. The third Dot is June Brown who has been a member of the British soap 'Eastenders' from the first episode in 1985. Her character's marriage to Jim in 2002 has given her a new surname. How is the old Dot Cotton now known?

Answer: Dot Branning

Dot Cotton, mother of the notorious villain Nick Cotton and widow of the feckless uncaring Charlie Cotton, seems at last to have found happiness with Jim Branning, although there are rarely such things as happy endings in soap operas!
4. On to the fourth Dot. Dorothy Lamour, famous for her appearances in the 'Road' series of films, had a name as glamorous as her appearance. But what was the name she was born with?

Answer: Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton

Dorothy Lamour took her exotic sounding name not from the French word for love, as many of her fans assumed at the time, but from her stepfather, Clarence Lambour, to whom her mother was married, albeit very briefly. Dorothy Lamour never pretended to be a great actress or singer, and was well known for her self deprecating humour.

She once joked that, starring with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, "I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham." On another occasion when asked whether she had studied acting or singing, she replied, "No. Can't you tell?"
5. The fifth Dot would probably faint at the prospect of being referred to in such a manner. She is Dorothea Brooke, the pious and worthy heroine of one of George Eliot's most famous novels. Which of these is it?

Answer: Middlemarch

In "Middlemarch" which was written towards the end of George Eliot's career, Dorothea Brooke marries a man whom she does not love because she admires his intellect and endeavour, and hopes that she can help him in his work, but finds that it is a totally unsatisfactory arrangement.

After the death of her husband Casaubon, she marries his nephew Will, and ultimately finds happiness of a sort. "Middlemarch", subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life", is widely regarded as George Eliot's greatest achievement.
6. One of the most famous Dots of all time would surely be Dorothy Gale from Kansas, the heroine of "The Wizard of Oz". Anyone who has seen the film would be well aware that she lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. But what happened to her parents?

Answer: We never find out

No reference is made in any of the books to the fate of Dorothy's parents, and it is certainly never explained how she came to live with her aunt and uncle. The only time anything about her past is mentioned is in "The Emerald City of Oz" with these words, "As for Uncle Henry, he thought his little niece merely a dreamer, as her dead mother had been ..."
7. Dorothy L. Sayers created one of the most famous detectives in crime fiction. Her novels about the suave and debonair Lord Peter Wimsey, and his aristocratic side-kick and later wife, Lady Harriet Vane, have been in print ever since the first novel "Whose Body?" was published in 1923. What does the 'L' in her name stand for?

Answer: Leigh

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an academic as well as a popular author. Although she graduated with a first class honours degree in Modern languages from Somerville College, Oxford in 1915, she disliked the cloistered and 'precious' atmosphere of the colleges and went to work for Blackwell's, the bookshop and publishers.

As well as her crime novels she also wrote poetry and translated works from French and Italian. She died in 1957.
8. Dorothy Dandridge, a talented singer and actress, performed to great acclaim in such films as "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones". But what famous 'first' did she achieve during her career?

Answer: First black woman nominated for a 'Best Actress' Academy Award

Dorothy Dandridge's career following her nomination for the title role in the film "Carmen Jones" was never as successful. She made several unwise career decisions, including turning down the role of Tuptim in "The King and I", and her personal life was no more successful. She died in 1965 following an overdose of anti-depressants, though whether this was accidental or not isn't known.
9. Nearly there! The penultimate Dot is another singer. Dorothy Squires, born in a van in South Wales in 1915 was a hugely popular recording artist during the '40's and '50's. In 1953 she married a man 14 years her junior. He later became more famous than she ever was. Who was this young man?

Answer: Roger Moore

Dorothy Squires remained devoted to Roger Moore all her life even though they divorced in 1968 having parted acrimoniously in 1961. Her career, which had seen her fill theatres all over the UK and America, began to decline as their marriage was failing, due largely to her irrational jealousy and erratic behaviour, possibly because of his increasing popularity in series such as "Ivanhoe" and "The Saint".

She died a poverty-striken recluse in 1998.
10. The last Dot reveals the completed picture. You recognise it immediately as a Bull Terrier dog. The dog in question is called Dottie, and was in the news in 2002 for biting two children in Hyde Park. But who is her very famous owner?

Answer: Princess Anne

Following the incident in Hyde Park during which the boisterous Dottie bit two children, Princess Anne became the first royal ever to be prosecuted in Crown Court. The charge was of having a dangerously out of control dog. The judge gave Dottie the benefit of the doubt on this occasion, but warned Princess Anne that any further transgressions would have severe consequences.

There you are! You've completed your picture! Now, if you want, you can colour it in! Thank you for playing!
Source: Author MaggieG

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