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
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
Oprah became pregnant at the age of 14, but her son was
A: Prematurely and he died shortly after birth.
In 2013, she received what award from President Barack
A: Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Oprah received an honorary doctorate degree from where in
Winfrey's mother was a what?
A: Single teenage mother.
At what age did Oprah win the Miss Black
What did Oprah became while attending East Nashville High
A: An honors student, and was voted Most Popular Girl.
At what age does Oprah state that she was raped?
Winfrey moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV to do what in
A: Co-anchor the six o'clock news.
At what age did she become pregnant?
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?
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?
Oprah spent her first six years living in rural poverty
A: Her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee.
Winfrey's grandmother taught her to do what by the age of
When Winfrey was a child and misbehaved, how was she
A: Her grandmother would hit her with a stick.
What did Oprah do at the age of 13 after suffering years of
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
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?
The Oprah Winfrey Show brought in double Donahue's national
On what date did the series finale of The Oprah Winfrey
A: On May 25, 2011.
Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with
Jackson, which became the most watched interview ever, with an audience of how
A: 36.5 million.