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Quiz about Its Me Im Cathy
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It's Me, I'm Cathy Trivia Quiz

No more song lyrics - only ten women named Catherine. What do you know about this catty name?

A multiple-choice quiz by JanIQ. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who married Henry VIII on 11 June 1509? Hint

Question 2 of 10
2. Who was Françoise Dorleac's sister and pursued a movie career? Hint

Question 3 of 10
3. Which monarch was born Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst? Hint

Question 4 of 10
4. Who wrote over 100 novels, among which "The Cinder Path" (1972)? Hint

Question 5 of 10
5. Which of the following was a chess player and commenter? Hint

Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following ladies was elected to the Parliament of Quebec in 2016? Hint

Question 7 of 10
7. Who directed "Twilight" in 2008? Hint

Question 8 of 10
8. Which Harvard anthropologist was strongly opposed to US permanent military bases abroad? Hint

Question 9 of 10
9. Who took up a few roles in her son's movies "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Goodfellas" (1990) and "The Godfather Part III" (1990)? Hint

Question 10 of 10
10. Who sang "Wuthering Heights" in 1978 and thus inspired this quiz' title? Hint

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who married Henry VIII on 11 June 1509?

Answer: Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536) was born in Castilia (Spain). She was only three years old when she was betrothed to Arthur, the English crown prince. The marriage ceremony was in 1501, but Arthur became ill and died in 1502. To avoid missing out on the dowry, Henry VII (Catherine's father-in-law) then arranged that Catherine would marry Arthur's brother Henry when he came of age.

The young Henry was still a minor, as he was born in 1491. So in 1509 the promised wedding was celebrated in great pomp and circumstance - on June 11, some six weeks after the death of King Henry VII. During the marriage, Catherine became pregnant more than once, but the only offspring who survived childhood was a daughter - Mary Tudor.

Henry VIII (1491-1547) sought a reason to divorce Catherine, and he finally found one: by founding a new Christian denomination and assuming the supremacy in this Anglican church, Henry VIII felt it was no longer required to obey the Pope, who supported Catherine's case. Catherine Howard (1523-1542) would become Henry VIII's fifth spouse, in 1540. Catherine Parr (1512-1548) was Henry's sixth and final spouse, in 1543. Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) never married into English royalty, but she married the French king Henry II in 1533.
2. Who was Françoise Dorleac's sister and pursued a movie career?

Answer: Catherine Deneuve

For those who wonder: Françoise Dorléac (1942-1967) was a French actress and model, best known for her roles in "Genghis Khan" (1965) and "Where the Spies Are" (1966). Françoise and her sister Catherine starred in "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" (1967).
Catherine Deneuve (born 1943) was born as Catherine Fabienne Dorléac. She chose the stage name Deneuve, after her mother's maiden name. Catherine started her movie career with a small part in "Les collégiennes" (1957), about a class of school girls. Catherine gained world fame in Jacques Demy's "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" (1964), Polanski's movie "Repulsion" (1965) and in Bunuel's production "Belle de Jour" (1967).
Catherine Allegret (born 1946) is known for her role as Piaf's granny in "La Môme" (2007). Catherine Castel (born 1948) has starred in the vampire movies "La Vampire Nue" (1969) and "Lèvres de Sang" (1975). Catherine Jacob (born 1956) has played a role in "La vie est un long fleuve tranquille" (1988).
3. Which monarch was born Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst?

Answer: Catherine II Tsarina of Russia

Catherine II the Great was born in 1729 as a Prussian princess. She was betrothed to the Russian crown prince Peter, and in preparation she converted to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1744. At the moment of her conversion, she abandoned her first name Sophie and adopted the name Catherine. In 1745 she married Peter, and in 1762 Peter became the Tsar as Peter III. After a few months, Catherine had her husband killed and took over the Russian throne. Publicly she announced that Peter III had died of terrible pains in the stomach, but she omitted to tell that these pains were caused by a sword placed there by Catherine's lover Alexey Orlov.
Catherine Princess of Asturias (1422-1424), also known as Catherine of Castilia, was for her short life the crown princess to the Castilian throne.
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge was born in 1982 as Catherine Middleton. She married the English prince William in 2011.
Catherine Queen of Sweden was born Catherine Karlsdottir Gumsehuvud. Her birthday is not documented. In 1438 she married the regent Charles, and ten years later the couple was crowned King and Queen of Sweden.
4. Who wrote over 100 novels, among which "The Cinder Path" (1972)?

Answer: Catherine Cookson

Catherine Cookson (1906-1998) was the author, with an astonishing audience. Her total sales surpass 100 million copies, and thus she is one of the twenty bestselling British authors of all times. She also wrote a few books under the noms de plume Catherine Marchant and Katie McMullen. "The Cinder Path" (1972) follows a young Englishman coping with a brutal father, an unhappy marriage, and military service in World War I.
Catherine Braganza (1638-1705) was a Portuguese noblewoman, who married king Charles II and thus became Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Catherine Breshkovsky (1844-1934) was a Russian politician, member of the radical Socialist Revolutionary Party and as such imprisoned for many years under the reign of Czar Nicholas II. As a supporter of Kerensky, Breshkovsky did not play an important role after the October Revolution.
Catherine Dalton (born 1992) rose to fame as a cricket player for the Irish national team.
5. Which of the following was a chess player and commenter?

Answer: Cathy Warwick

Cathy Warwick (born Cathy Forbes in 1968) was a British chess player. She won the British championship in 1987, 1988 and 1994. Although she was awarded the title of Woman's International Master, she relinquished this title in protest to the belittling of women as chess players.
Warwick commented on the 1992 world championship between Fischer and Spassky, as well as the 1993 championship match between Kasparov and Nigel Short.
Fleury (born 1966) was a French judoka. Catherine Eddowes (1842-1888) was a prostitute, and victim of Jack the Ripper. Flannagan (1829-1884) was an Irish landlady, convicted of murder.
6. Which of the following ladies was elected to the Parliament of Quebec in 2016?

Answer: Catherine Fournier

Fournier was born in 1992. After studying economics and political science, she represented the Bloc Quebecois (later Parti Quebecois) in two elections, and became the youngest woman (at the time) in the Quebec National Assembly. In 2019 she quit the Quebec party because of internal differences, but kept her seat in the National Assembly as an independent.
Fitzgerald (1759-1832) became in 1826 the first Baroness of Fitzgerald in Vesey (County Clare, Ireland), when her husband James refused the title and preferred to stay in the House of Commons.
Greenhill graduated in 1996 as Master in Mathematics at Oxford University. She was named associate professor in the University of New South Wales in 2014.
Graham (born 1970) was an American ecologist and ornithologist, working on biodiversity projects in Switzerland.
7. Who directed "Twilight" in 2008?

Answer: Catherine Hardwicke

Hardwicke was born in 1955 in Texas. After working as production designer for several movies (including "Tombstone", 1993 and "Suburbia", 1996), she turned to directing. Her directorial debut was "Thirteen" in 2003. "Twilight" was the first instalment in the movies based upon Stephenie Meyer's popular vampire trilogy.
Hughes (1914-1998) was more frequently billed as Kay Hughes. She acted mostly in westerns, such as "The Three Mesquiteers" (1936) and "Ghost Town Gold" (1936).
Hunter (born 1960) was an Australian filmmaker, known for her biopics such as "Margaret Olley: A Life In Paint" (2012) and "Sidney Nolan: Mask and Memory" (2009).
Zeta-Jones (born in Wales in 1969) gained fame as an actress in movies such as "The Mask of Zorro" (1998) and "Entrapment" (1999). Most of you will also remember her role in the musical "Chicago" (2002).
8. Which Harvard anthropologist was strongly opposed to US permanent military bases abroad?

Answer: Catherine Lutz

Catherine Lutz graduated in 1974 in sociology and anthropology. She received a PhD in social anthropology at Harvard in 1980. Afterwards she undertook various terms as (an associate ) professor with universities such as Brown University and Harvard.
Her views on permanent military bases abroad are based on different aspects: maintaining a military base abroad is very expensive, and the local population may develop a grudge against these military foreigners in their country.
Mtury-Wairi (born 1968), a Kenyan accountant, rose to fame as the managing director of Kenya Ports Authority - a function she held between 2016 and 2018.
Namono was a Ugandan archaeologist, specialized in rock art and rock paintings.
Labouré (1806-1876) was a French member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. She reported many visions of Saint Vincent de Paul and of the Virgin Mary. In 1947 she was canonized.
9. Who took up a few roles in her son's movies "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Goodfellas" (1990) and "The Godfather Part III" (1990)?

Answer: Catherine Scorsese

Catherine Scorsese (1912-1997) was born in New York to a family of Sicilian immigrants. She started acting in Martin Scorsese's short movie "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964). Later she would appear as Tommy's mother in "Goodfellas" and Iris' mother in "Taxi Driver". She also published "The Scorsese Family Cook Book".
Bradshaw was a psychologist, focusing on aggressive development in school settings.
Picard (born 1952) was a French politician, member of the French National Assembly between 1997 and 2002.
Catherine Reynolds and her son Wayne took over the "Academy of Achievement" founded by her husband, the "Life" photographer Brain Reynolds in 1961.
10. Who sang "Wuthering Heights" in 1978 and thus inspired this quiz' title?

Answer: Catherine Bush

Bush (born 1958) stormed the hit parades with her debut "Wuthering Heights", the lyrics of which prominently contain the tile of this quiz. This song based upon Emily Brontë's eponymous novel was the first single from Bush' album "The Kick Inside". Later she would also record "Running Up That Hill", a song that was remixed for the opening ceremony to the London Olympics 2012. Bush was awarded the CBE medal (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her musical contributions.
Routledge (born 1929) first altered the orthography of her first name to Katherine, before dropping it entirely. She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in "Keeping Up Appearances" (1990-1995).
Catherine Woodville (1458-1497) married Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, in 1465. Henceforth she was known as Catherine Stafford Duchess of Buckingham.
Catherine Crompton (1912-1991) married Sir Henry Walston, Baron Walston of Newton (in Cambridgeshire). She was the mistress of the author Graham Greene from 1946-1966, despite objections from her husband.
Source: Author JanIQ

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