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Trivia Quiz - Dorothy Parker - Wit Extraordinaire


Match the following ten Dorothy Parker quotes with the person, place or people the subject of her wit.

Quiz Number: 4230
Date Submitted: December 31, 2011
Quiz Categories: Literature, American Culture, Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 43.7 percent
Times Taken: 54 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Dorothy Parker

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1. To which actress was Dorothy Parker referring when she said, "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B"?
  A.   Bette Davis
  B.   Katharine Hepburn
  C.   Joan Crawford
  D.   Myrna Loy

2. "I know this will shock you Mr ___________, but in all history, which has held billions and billions of human beings, not a single one had a happy ending." To which Hollywood icon was Dorothy Parker referring?
  A.   Cecil B de Mille
  B.   Frank Capra
  C.   David O Selznick
  D.   Sam Goldwyn

3. "If all the ________ co-eds were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised." To which hallowed learning institution was Parker referring?
  A.   Yale
  B.   Cornell
  C.   Harvard
  D.   Princeton

4. Which writer was the subject of the following Dorothy Parker quote: "There was that poor sucker ___________ rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word"?
  A.   Hemingway
  B.   Fitzgerald
  C.   Flaubert
  D.   Thackeray

5. Which US city was described by Dorothy Parker as, "Seventy suburbs in search of a city"?
  A.   New York
  B.   Los Angeles
  C.   San Francisco
  D.   Chicago

6. Which nation of people were referred to by Dorothy Parker in the following way: "The ______ are a neat and industrious people, none of whom is under seventy five."?
  A.   Germans
  B.   English
  C.   Japanese
  D.   Swiss

7. To which US president was Dorothy Parker referring when told of his death, she responded, "How do they know?"
  A.   Woodrow Wilson
  B.   Herbert Hoover
  C.   Calvin Coolidge
  D.   Warren Harding

8. When told a particular notable US woman was kind to her inferiors, Parker's response was, "Where does she find them?" Who received this barb?
  A.   Claire Boothe Luce
  B.   Eleanor Roosevelt
  C.   Mamie Eisenhower
  D.   Rose Kennedy

9. Which famed writer fits the following Parker verse: "I never seek to take the credit, we all assume that _________ said it."?
  A.   Ernest (Hemingway)
  B.   Scotty (Fitzgerald)
  C.   Ira (Gershwin)
  D.   Oscar (Wilde)

10. To which famed writer was Dorothy Parker referring when she said, "Don't look at me in that tone of voice, Mr __________."?
  A.   (Robert) Benchley
  B.   (James) Thurber
  C.   (Jack) Kerouac
  D.   (Aldous) Huxley


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