'The Real Housewives' Quiz

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About This Quiz

There's nothing desperate about these dramatic divas! Take our quiz to see how much you know about the most unforgettable women on reality TV.

What was the first location selected for a "Real Housewives" franchise?

The drama-filled reality series kicked off in Orange County in 2006 and celebrated its 10th anniversary in this Southern California spot in 2016.

Who was NOT an original member of the O.C. cast?

The first five housewives included Lauri Peterson, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Kimberly Bryant and Jeana Keough.

What community did the original O.C. housewives live in?

The premise of the show was to offer a peak behind the gates at the exclusive community of Coto De Caza.

What sport was Jeana Keough's husband involved in?

The O.C. season featured former Playboy Playmate Jeana Keough and her husband Matt Keough, a retired MLB player.

What location of the series introduced the world to Bethenny Frankel?

Bethenny spent three seasons on "The Real Housewives of New York City" before getting her own spinoff, "Bethenny Ever After."

What housewife is frequently referred to as "the Countess"?

Former nurse and model Luann de Lesseps, who appeared on the New York season, earned the nickname "the Countess."

Whom does Bethenny order to "go to sleep" in one famous on-screen argument?

During a trip to Virgin Gorda, Bethenny famously tells Kelly Bensimon to "go to sleep" after Kelly starts rambling aimlessly in front of the cameras.

What did Aviva Drescher throw across the table during a famous fight scene on the show?

The New York housewife shocked her dining companions when she removed her prosthetic leg and threw it across the table.

What season of the show introduced NeNe Leakes to the world?

Famous for her battles with other cast members — especially Sheree — NeNe Leakes appeared on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Which Atlanta housewife was confused about the operation of the Underground Railroad?

During a tour of the Freedom Trail in Savannah, Georgia, Williams wondered who actually drove the underground "train."

Who was NOT an original member of the New Jersey cast?

Gorga joined the New Jersey incarnation of the show during its third season.

What New Jersey housewife spent a year in the slammer in 2015?

Giudice served a year in a federal prison for fraud related to a bankruptcy filing, with her husband sentenced to an even longer stint behind bars starting in 2016.

Which member of the New Jersey cast got a spinoff show in 2014?

"Manzo'd With Children," which focused on Caroline Manzo and her family, premiered in 2014.

What year did "The Real Housewives of D.C." premiere?

The D.C. season premiered in 2010 and lasted only a single season before the network axed it.

What season did Lisa Vanderpump appear on?

The housewife appeared on the Beverly Hills season and parlayed her stint on the show into a spinoff, "Vanderpump Rules."

Which season of the show featured a suicide by one of the stars of the series?

Sadly, Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell Armstrong, hung himself in their home one month after she filed for divorce.

Who was NOT an original member of the Miami cast?

The Miami show premiered in 2011 and featured Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen, Alexia Echevarria and Cristy Rice.

What location was chosen for the eighth incarnation of the series?

"The Real Housewives of Potomac," set in Potomac, Maryland, premiered in 2016.

What Texas city did producers pick for the show's ninth location?

"The Real Housewives of Dallas" premiered in 2016 and featured Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, LeeAnne Locken, Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond.

Which housewife is "'Gone With the Wind' fabulous"?

During an argument with the Atlanta cast, Kenya Moore declared herself "'Gone With the Wind' fabulous," a phrase later picked up by none other than Beyonce.

What season did Joanna Krupa appear on?

Krupa joined the Miami cast during season two.

What series did Brandi Glanville appear on?

Glanville joined the Beverly Hills cast fresh off her divorce from Eddie Cibrian, who then took on a much-publicized relationship with LeAnn Rimes.

What season introduced Kim Zolciak to the world?

The reality star was one of the original cast members of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in 2008.

What is Zolciak's spinoff show called?

Zolciak got her own spinoff "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" in 2012, which became "Don’t Be Tardy" after Kim tied the knot with Kroy Biermann.

Who was prepared to throw a shoe during a fight on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"?

At Kandi's wedding dress fitting, Joyce Jones was so angry at Carmon Cambrice that she took off her shoe.

Whose wig got pulled loose during season two of the Atlanta series?

Sheree nearly pulled off Kim's wig during a restaurant meal that, for some reason, featured Michael Lohan.

Who landed a blow to Joanna's face during a brawl on the Miami series?

After Joanna Krupa got involved in a fight between de Moura and Sierra, de Moura punched Krupa — a "Real Housewives" first.

Which housewife is behind the Skinnygirl brand?

Frankel parlayed her appearance on the series into more than $100 million in sales for her Skinnygirl line of food products.

What location featured housewife Gretchen Rossi?

Rossi and fiance Slade Smiley appeared on "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

What season featured Kim and Kyle Richards?

The Richards sisters, aunts to Paris Hilton, appeared on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

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