The Power Behind the Throne: First Ladies, First Gentlemen, and Royal Consorts by SpencerJ2

Champion(s):

RichmondJ


Runner(s)-Up:

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Quiz Description

Behind every great leader, there's a great (or controversial) spouse. Answer these trivia questions about the significant others of the significant people in our world's history. Note that "first lady/gentleman" does not necessarily refer to the spouse of a US president; here, for simplicity's sake, it refers to the spouse of any non-monarch world leader.

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1 RichmondJ 380 99 15
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Questions:

After the assassination of her husband, Mary Todd Lincoln received a heartfelt letter from what era-defining head of state, who knew all too well the sorrow of losing a beloved spouse?

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Queen Victoria

The daughter-in-law of one prime minister and the widow of another, this woman is also the first foreign-born leader of the Indian National Congress party since independence in 1947.

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Sonia Gandhi

Famously a lifelong single lady, Queen Elizabeth I said that she was married to whom -- or what?

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England

If she gets elected, Hillary Clinton will not be the first First Lady to take office after the end of her husband's tenure. What current sitting head of state beat her to it?

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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (president of Argentina)

What controversial former governor jokingly called her husband the "First Dude" when she was in office?

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Sarah Palin

What shoe-obsessed former First Lady was the subject of a conceptual musical by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and British musician Fatboy Slim?

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Imelda Marcos

What California health facility is named for a First Lady who was unafraid to talk about at-the-time taboo health issues like breast cancer and substance abuse?

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Betty Ford Center

What is the rather catchy mnemonic device for remembering the unfortunate fates of King Henry VIII's six queen consorts?

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Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

True or false: Queen Elizabeth II's husband Philip holds the title of king consort.

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FALSE (he's a prince consort)

When Madame Nhu (de facto first lady of Vietnam) made a very insensitive comment about a "barbecue" of Buddhists, what infamous pre-Vietnam war event (immortalized on a famous album cover) was she referring to?

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The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc

What queen consort was called "L'Autrichienne" (the Austrian woman) by her detractors?

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Marie Antoinette

Name the four US First Ladies who have appeared on Sesame Street.

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Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama