Oprah Winfrey Trivia Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz about the celebrity Oprah Winfrey with questions and answers.


Oprah Winfrey Trivia Questions With Answers

What is Oprah Winfrey's birth name?
A: Oprah Gail Winfrey.

As a young girl, Oprah was so poor that she often had to wear dresses made from what?
A: Potato sacks.

What is Oprah Winfrey's birthday?
A: January 29, 1954.

At church with her grandmother, what was Oprah's nickname?
A:  "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.

Where was Oprah Winfrey born?
A: Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.

Winfrey once stated that she had decided not to be a mother because she had not been what?
A: Mothered well.

Oprah Winfrey is best known for her what?
A: Multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Oprah has been ranked the richest what?
A: African-American of the 20th century.

According to some, Oprah  is the most influential woman in the what?
A: World.

Oprah became pregnant at the age of 14, but her son was born what?
A: Prematurely and he died shortly after birth.

In 2013, she received what award from President Barack Obama?
A: Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Oprah received an honorary doctorate degree from where in 2013?
A:  Harvard.

Winfrey's mother was a what?
A: Single teenage mother.

At what age did Oprah win the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant?
A: 17.


What did Oprah became while attending East Nashville High School?
A:  An honors student, and was voted Most Popular Girl.

At what age does Oprah state that she was raped?
A: Nine.

Winfrey moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV to do what in 1976?
A: Co-anchor the six o'clock news.

At what age did she become pregnant?
A: 14.

What women's TV network did Oprah co-found?
A: The women's cable television network Oxygen.

Oprah began co-anchoring the local evening news at what age while still in high school?
A: 19.

Oprah has popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by whom?
A: Phil Donahue.


By the mid-1990s, Oprah's show was focused on what?
A: Literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.

From 2006 to 2008, Winfrey's support for Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in what race?
A: The 2008 Democratic primary race.

Winfrey was named "Orpah" after the biblical character in which biblical book?
A: Book of Ruth.

Oprah was the youngest what at Nashville's WLAC-TV?
A: News anchor and the first black female news anchor.

What occupation did Winfrey's mother have?
A:  Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid.

 Winfrey's biological father is usually noted as who?
A:  Vernon Winfrey.

A genetic test in 2006 determined that Oprah's matrilineal line originated in the area that today is what country?
A: Liberia.


Oprah spent her first six years living in rural poverty with who?
A: Her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee.

Winfrey's grandmother taught her to do what by the age of three?
A: Read.

When Winfrey was a child and misbehaved, how was she disciplined?
A: Her grandmother would hit her with a stick.

What did Oprah do at the age of 13 after suffering years of abuse?
A: She ran away from home.

Oprah won an oratory contest, which gained her a full scholarship to what school?
A:  Tennessee State University, a historically black institution.

Where was Oprah's first job as a teenager?
A: Working at a local grocery store.

The local black radio station, WVOL, hired Oprah to do what?
A: The news part-time.


In 1983, Winfrey moved to Chicago to host WLS-TV's half-hour morning talk show called what?
A: AM Chicago.

Shortly after Oprah took over AM Chicago, it went from last place in the ratings to overtaking what TV show and becoming the highest rated talk show in Chicago?
A: Donahue.

The Oprah Winfrey Show brought in double Donahue's national what?
A: Audience.

On what date did the series finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show air?
A: On May 25, 2011.

Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson, which became the most watched interview ever, with an audience of how many?
A: 36.5 million.