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All In the Family

written by: mwprods
 
This quiz is not about the TV show. It gives you ten chances to identify the trivially fascinating family members of some prominent people and celebrities.

Question 1:


Max Born, a German mathematician and physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1954, was the grandfather of what pop vocalist?
Olivia Newton-John
Billy Joel
Jimmy Buffet
Cyndi Lauper

Question 2:


TV actor and director Anson "Potsie" Williams is the nephew of this medical doctor who developed a procedure for drowning rescue and for treating asthma.
C. Everett Koop
Benjamin Spock
Jack Kevorkian
Henry Heimlich

Question 3:


D. H. Lawrence, the British author of "Sons and Lovers", was married to Frieda Weekley whose cousin gained fame for his heroism during World War I. What was his name?
Winthrop Roosevelt
Alvin York
Ernest Hemingway
"Red Baron" von Richthofen

Question 4:


Her grandfather Frank was not only a high-ranking amateur tennis player who made it to the finals of Wimbledon, but he also co-starred with Mickey Rooney in a 1937 movie.
Brooke Astor
Brooke Adams
Brooke Smith
Brooke Shields

Question 5:


In 1964, when this celebrity was just a 6-year-old boy, his famous father appeared on the cover of Time magazine because of his renown as a city planner.
Kevin Smith
Kevin Rooney
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Kline

Question 6:


Oscar-winning screenwriter Budd Schulberg, who penned both "On the Waterfront" and "A Face in the Crowd," is the son of B.P. Schulberg, who ran which Hollywood studio during the 1930s?
Paramount Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Warner Brothers
RKO

Question 7:


This American filmmaker was well poised to lampoon British characters since his own father Baron Saling of Essex was a British royal.
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Guest
Charlie Chaplin
Harold Lloyd

Question 8:


This darling of the American TV sitcom world, famous for her role in Seinfeld, is unlikely to have pursued success purely for monetary reasons, since her father was reported to be a billionaire.
Barbara Eden
Jeanna Elfman
Audrey Meadows
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Question 9:


Name the American TV and movie comedy star whose father was a prominent New York book editor and whose mother was descended from the Crane plumbing-fixture family.
Goldie Hawn
Chevy Chase
Dan Ackroyd
Gilda Radner

Question 10:


After hitting 58 home runs for the Detroit Tigers in 1938, slugger Hank Greenberg made a huge hit with a major department-store owner in 1946 when he married his daughter, Caral. What was the name of the department-store chain?
Macy's
Filene's
Wal-Mart
Gimbel's

 


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