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The Marilyn Monroe Quiz!

June 01, 2006 19:23 IST
There was a time when Marilyn Monroe ruled the hearts of most men, and was the cause of envy for women.

Had she been alive, this beautiful actress would have been 80 today.

rediff.com quizes you about Marilyn, and also gives you interesting trivia on her!

1. What is Marilyn Monroe's real name?
a. Norma Jeane Mortenson
b. Daisy Jeane
c. Marilyn Watts

2. To whom was Marilyn Monroe married first?
a. James Stewart
b. Jimmy Dougherty
c. Joseph Cotten

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Marilyn spent most of her childhood at the foster homes and orphanages. In 1937, Grace McKee Goddard, Monroe's family friend took her to her home. But when Grace's husband got transferred, she couldn't afford to keep Marilyn.

So, in 1942, 16-year-old Marilyn was left with two choices: either to return to the orphanage or to marry her 21-year-old neighbour, Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months.

Correct!
Did you know? Marilyn spent most of her childhood at the foster homes and orphanages. In 1937, Grace McKee Goddard, Monroe's family friend took her to her home. But when Grace's husband got transferred, she couldn't afford to keep Marilyn.

So, in 1942, 16-year-old Marilyn was left with two choices: either to return to the orphanage or to marry her 21-year-old neighbour, Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months.

3. From where did Marilyn get her last name, Monroe?
a. A family friend
b. Her mother's maiden name
c. Her mentor

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Marilyn took up a job on the assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in California when Jimmy left for the Merchant Marines in South Pacific. Months later, photographer David Conover clicked pictures of her for the Yank Magazine. Conover gave her a lot of modelling assignments and within two years, she became popular. She started studying the works of Jean Harlow and Lana Turner and even enrolled herself in acting classes.

Jimmy returned in 1946, and Marilyn was faced with another choice: marriage or career. She chose career, and divorced him that year. Marilyn signed her first contract with Twentieth Century Fox on August 26, 1946 and her weekly salary was $125. She even dyed her hair blond and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. It was her talent scout Ben Lyon who suggested she change her name -- Marilyn after Marilyn Miller, the 1920s American music star and Munroe after her mom's maiden name.

Correct!
Did you know? Marilyn took up a job on the assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in California when Jimmy left for the Merchant Marines in South Pacific. Months later, photographer David Conover clicked pictures of her for the Yank Magazine. Conover gave her a lot of modelling assignments and within two years, she became popular. She started studying the works of Jean Harlow and Lana Turner and even enrolled herself in acting classes.

Jimmy returned in 1946, and Marilyn was faced with another choice: marriage or career. She chose career, and divorced him that year. Marilyn signed her first contract with Twentieth Century Fox on August 26, 1946 and her weekly salary was $125. She even dyed her hair blond and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. It was her talent scout Ben Lyon who suggested she change her name -- Marilyn after Marilyn Miller, the 1920s American music star and Munroe after her mom's maiden name.

4. With which film did Marilyn become a star?
a. Let's Make It Legal
b. As Young As You Feel
c. Niagara

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Marilyn's first movie was The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. Until 1950, she played insignificant roles. John Huston's thriller The Asphalt Jungle gave her a small but important role, while her acting was appreciated in All About Eve.

Later, Marilyn worked in some good movies like Let's Make It Legal, As Young As You Feel, Monkey Business and Don't Bother To Knock. But Niagara (1953) changed her career graph and she shot to stardom. In Niagara, Marilyn played a young beautiful wife, Roose Loomis, who plots to kill her older and jealous husband (played by Joseph Cotten).

Correct!
Did you know? Marilyn's first movie was The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. Until 1950, she played insignificant roles. John Huston's thriller The Asphalt Jungle gave her a small but important role, while her acting was appreciated in All About Eve.

Later, Marilyn worked in some good movies like Let's Make It Legal, As Young As You Feel, Monkey Business and Don't Bother To Knock. But Niagara (1953) changed her career graph and she shot to stardom. In Niagara, Marilyn played a young beautiful wife, Roose Loomis, who plots to kill her older and jealous husband (played by Joseph Cotten).

5. Just before she died, whom was Marilyn due to remarry?
a. Jimmy Dougherty
b. Joe DiMaggio
c. Arthur Miller

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? In 1954, Marilyn married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

On their honeymoon, Marilyn was required to perform for US servicemen stationed in Korea. Joe was not comfortable with men staring at his new bride. Marliyn's fame and her image of a sex symbol was the cause of their divorce, nine months later.

Years later, Marilyn agreed to remarry Joe, and the wedding was set for August 8, 1962. Unfortunately, Marilyn died on August 5.

Correct!
Did you know? In 1954, Marilyn married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

On their honeymoon, Marilyn was required to perform for US servicemen stationed in Korea. Joe was not comfortable with men staring at his new bride. Marliyn's fame and her image of a sex symbol was the cause of their divorce, nine months later.

Years later, Marilyn agreed to remarry Joe, and the wedding was set for August 8, 1962. Unfortunately, Marilyn died on August 5.

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