Do You Know These Dolly Parton Movies and Songs?

By: Annette
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Do You Know These Dolly Parton Movies and Songs?
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About This Quiz

She's a Southern gem, and everybody can't help but love Dolly! But perhaps you aren't familiar with her most famous movies and songs. Can you match Dolly to her best work? In this quiz, we're going to test your skills.
What's Dolly's real name?
Mary Griffith
June Botch
Dolly Parton
Dolly is Dolly's real name! She was born Dolly Rebecca Parton in 1946.

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What is the name of Dolly's theme park?
Dollytown
Dollyvile
Dollywood
Dollywood is Dolly's own theme park. It opened in 1986 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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What is Dolly's most famous song?
If They Could See Me Now
I Will Always Love You
"I Will Always Love You" was a chart-topper that was re-recorded by Whitney Houston. The original song was released in 1974 on the album "Jolene."
The Bear Necessities

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What was the name of Dolly's first single?
Dog Day Afternoon
In the Doghouse
Puppy Love
Dolly recorded "Puppy Love" when she was only 13. It was her first song!

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How old was Dolly when she first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry?
5
13
Dolly was the tender age of 13 when she appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. That was in 1959.
25

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What is the name of Dolly's fan site?
Dollyrama
Dollymania
Dollymania is Dolly's fan site. On it, you can get up-to-date information about the star and her origins.
That's Dolly!

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What was the name of Dolly's first album?
This Is Me: Dolly
I'm Dolly, You SOB's!
Hello, I'm Dolly
"Hello, I'm Dolly" was her first album. It was recorded in 1967. This was released by Monument Records.

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What was Dolly's first film?
9 to 5
"9 to 5" was Dolly's first film. It was released in 1980 and won Dolly an Academy award nomination for the title song.
Working Girls
Steel Magnolia

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In what year did Dolly receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?
2011
In 2011, Dolly received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She proved that she still has talent - and looks - to kill.
2000
1990

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What was one of Dolly's early hits?
Maxine
Pauline
Jolene
Jolene was one of Dolly's early hits. It was released in 1974, and was based on a real life event.

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What was the last major Hollywood film Dolly was in?
Joyful Noise
Dolly was in the film "Joyful Noise" in 2012. She played the role of G.G. Sparrow.
Stomp the Yard
Batman

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What was Dolly's first Christmas movie?
Here Comes Santa Claus
Elf
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
Dolly starred in "A Smoky Mountain Christmas" in 1986. She played the role of Lorna Davis.

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How was Dolly's birth paid for?
With cash
With oatmeal
Dolly was from a poor family in Tennessee. They had to pay the doctor with a sack of oatmeal. She was the 4th of 12 children.
With gold

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What year did Dolly make "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"?
1982
Dolly made "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982. It was also known as "The Best Little Cathouse in Texas."
1975
1990

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How did Dolly help her small town?
She donated her Grammys
She built a large house there
She built a theme park
Dolly helped the people of her small town of Sevierville by creating Dollywood. It's the largest employer in Sevier County.

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Who is Dolly the godmother to?
Britney Spears
Alicia Keys
Miley Cyrus
Dolly is the godmother to Miley Cyrus. She must have been good friends with Billy Ray?

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What was Dolly's first solo single that topped the U.S. country charts?
Joshua
Joshua was Dolly's first solo single to top the country charts. The song was released in 1971.
Herbert
Glory Be

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When did Dolly's first variety show run on television?
1960
1976
Dolly had a syndicated TV show called "Dolly"! It ran on television in 1976.
1985

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When did Whitney Houston release her version of "I Will Always Love You"?
1992
Houston released it in 1992. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks! That was a record.
1985
1980

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What is the name of Dolly's waterpark?
Dolly Dipping
Dolly Water World
Dollywood's Splash Country
Dollywood's Splash Country opened in Pigeon Forge in 2001. Do you think Dolly ever gets her hair wet?

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When did Dolly become a Kennedy Center Honoree?
1980
1990
2006
In 2006, Dolly became a Kennedy Center Honoree. It's a prestigious award, and it comes with a rainbow medal.

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When did NBC air "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors"?
2015
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" was inspired by Dolly's life, as well as her song, "Coat of Many Colors." It aired on NBC.
2000
1990

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What is "Coat of Many Colors" inspired by?
Joseph in the Bible
The story of Joseph and the multi-colored coat is the inspiration for this song. Dolly had a coat just like it growing up.
Chanel
Prada

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What was the name of Dolly's famous character in "Steel Magnolias"?
Truvy
Dolly played Truvy Jones, the lovable hairstylist. The film was released in 1989.
Arabella
Weezer

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Dolly lent her voice to what animated film?
The Rugrats Movie
Gnomeo and Juliet
Dolly voiced the role of Dolly Gnome in "Gnomeo and Juliet." This was in 2011.
Frozen

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Dolly said, "I was sitting in the audience and that's when I first knew about sex appeal," about who?
Elvis
Johnny Cash
Dolly first saw Johnny at the Grand Ole Opry. Apparently, he was her first crush.
Neil Diamond

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What is Dolly's signature look modeled after?
A librarian
A doctor
A town tramp
That's right. Dolly purposefully modeled her look after the town tramp! But boy, she makes it look classy.

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How many times has Dolly been nominated for a Grammy?
10 times
15 times
46 times
Dolly has been nominated for a Grammy 46 times! She has won eight Grammys as of 2017, as well as a lifetime achievement award.

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How many albums has Dolly sold worldwide?
1 million
50 million
100 million
Dolly has sold a whopping 100 million albums worldwide. She has also been nominated for an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy.

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What was the title of Dolly's 1994 autobiography?
Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business
Dolly released her autobiography in 1994. Since then, there have been other books written about her.
Me, Myself, and My Boobs
Straight Talk with Dolly Parton

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Her album "The Grass Is Blue" is what kind of music?
Blues
Pop
Bluegrass
I hope you got that one. "The Grass Is Blue," released in 1999, is a bluegrass album that she won a Grammy for.

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Did Dolly once enter a Dolly look-alike contest?
Yes, and she won
Yes, and she lost
Dolly actually entered a drag queen Dolly Parton look-alike contest and lost! She said, "They just thought I was some little short gay guy."
No

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Which of these did Dolly star in, in 2013?
Raise your Glass
A Country Christmas Story
Dolly starred in "A Country Christmas Story" in 2013. Brian McKnight also starred.
Heavens to Betsey

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In what film did Dolly play Thiola "Big T" Rayfield?
Wild Texas Wind
It was in "Wild Texas Wind" that Dolly played Thiola "Big T" Rayfield. This movie was released in 1991.
Lickity Split
Southern Charmer

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Who did Dolly record "After the Gold Rush" with?
Emmylou Harris
Linda Ronstadt
Both
Dolly recorded this hit with both singing legends. It won a Grammy in 1999.

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