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Guess who's coming to dinner?: The Famous Parents Quiz
by Staff
When we at HowStuffWorks think "famous parents," our minds don't immediately jump to tabloid baby bumps and celebrity adoptions. Instead, we're more interested in how motherhood and fatherhood intersected with the careers of the most influential names in science, politics and the arts -- as well as some classic Hollywood icons.

Which Hollywood icon's mother was pals with Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger?

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Judy Garland

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's brood of adoptive children has been compared to what entertainer's "Rainbow Tribe?"

  • Liza Minnelli
  • Josephine Baker
  • Dolly Parton

In the art world, Florence Owens Thompson is better known as whom?

  • Picasso's "Mother"
  • "Migrant Mother"
  • "Whistler's Mother"

Which of the following dads didn't have a daughter follow in his professional footsteps?

  • Sigmund Freud
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Bob Dylan

Mary Wollstonecraft's daughter would go on to write what horror classic?

  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Kennedy matriarch Rose outlived how many of her nine children?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6

Which of the following did Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi have in common?

  • Both had two sons.
  • Both left their respective marriages.
  • Both were assassinated.

Which of the following did Marie Curie not have in common with her eldest daughter, Irène?

  • Both died of leukemia.
  • Both won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Both had a husband die tragically.

Arizona Donnie Clark is better known by what outlaw nickname?

  • Calamity Jane
  • Ma Barker
  • Bonnie

Which famous composer isn't also a famous father?

  • Bach
  • Beethoven
  • Mozart

Edwin Land received the inspiration of his lifetime when his daughter complained that what was taking too long?

  • heating up food
  • film development
  • connecting to the Internet

Which Hollywood icon and mother became immortalized with the line "No wire hangers!"?

  • Bette Davis
  • Joan Crawford
  • Barbara Stanwyck

Which Beatles member was the first to become a grandfather?

  • Ringo Starr
  • George Harrison
  • Paul McCartney

Which famous author once said, "My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it"?

  • Oscar Wilde
  • Mark Twain
  • H.P. Lovecraft

Which action star's mother has been an astrologer and a wrestler?

  • Chuck Norris
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

What political powerhouse's mother was abandoned by her parents at 8 years old?

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Nancy Pelosi

Walter Camp is known as the father of what sport?

  • football
  • baseball
  • basketball

True or false: The inventor of Mother's Day was never married, nor had children.

  • true
  • false

Which Supreme Court justice has the most kids?

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Stephen G. Breyer
  • Antonin Scalia

Which of the following Oscar-winning actresses doesn't have an Oscar-winning dad?

  • Susan Sarandon
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Anjelica Huston