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101 Oprah Winfrey Trivia Questions To Show Your Smarts

She’s one of the richest women in the world, and for a period of time, was the only Black billionaire on the planet. But there is so much more to her than her wealth. She’s had a troubled childhood, early career, family life, and professional conflicts. How much do you know about Oprah Winfrey? 

Everybody knows that Oprah is an iconic and groundbreaking American talk show host. The Oprah Winfrey Show was a daily staple of millions of people. But how much do you know about her work in acting, writing, producing, and philanthropy? Put your knowledge to the test with this Oprah Winfrey quiz! 

Oprah has won more awards in more categories than probably she can even count–but can you? Find out how deep your knowledge of this superstar goes with these Oprah Winfrey trivia questions and answers.

Want more trivia? Check out our other celebrity quizzes on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus! While you’re at it, put yourself to a less specific test with these celebrity trivia questions.

How old was Oprah Winfrey’s mother at the time of Oprah’s birth?

28

18

15

21

Which member of the British Royal Family has appeared several times on the Oprah show?

Prince Andrew

Kate Middleton

Prince William

Sarah Ferguson

Oprah’s friend Maria Shriver is married to which actor?

Al Pacino

Tom Hanks

Billy Crystal

Arnold Schwarzenegger

How many episodes of ‘Finding Sarah’ were shown on Oprah’s TV network?

24

6

1

9

Oprah was awarded an honorary doctorate by which University in 2018?

Yale

Umass

Florida State

Brown

For how many years did Oprah Winfrey run a book club through her TV shows?

6

2

10

8

Oprah Winfrey was credited with which role on the Broadway musical of ‘The Color Purple’?

Choreographer

Director

Scriptwriter

Producer

Oprah Winfrey owned a large percentage of which health brand?

FitBit

Weight Watchers

Walgreens

McDonalds

A classic by which author was the last ever book recommended by Oprah’s book club?

Mark Twain

Charles Dickens

Shakespeare

Lewis Carroll

How old was Oprah Winfrey when she had a premature son?

20

14

16

18

What was the name of Oprah’s grandmother, who raised her?

Pattie Rae

Hattie Mae

Connie Fae

Johnnie Leigh

Oprah’s O Magazine was first released digtally in which year?

2010

2000

2015

2005

Oprah Winfrey’s movie ‘Beloved’ was based on a novel by which writer?

Jodi Picoult

Toni Morrison

Alice Walker

Harper Lee

Oprah was sued by ranchers from which state over remarks about beef?

Wisconsin

Florida

Kansas

Texas

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is in which African country?

South Africa

Ghana

Uganda

Kenya

In which year did Oprah Winfrey stop promoting her book club?

1993

2006

2002

1998

Oprah Winfrey received the Presidential Medal of Honor from which President?

George W Bush

Barack Obama

Donald Trump

Bill Clinton

Which satellite and cable channel was founded by Oprah?

Oxygen

Helium

Nitrogen

Neon

Who wrote the novel ‘The Color Purple’, turned into a movie starring Oprah Winfrey?

Jodi Picoult

Alice Walker

Harper Lee

Toni Morrison

Oprah received an honorary Oscar in which year?

2017

2006

1999

2011

How old was Oprah when she became Nashville’s first African-American newsreader?

21

19

26

23

In 2003, Noah Robinson claimed to be what relation to Oprah?

Son

Cousin

Father

Brother

When she was 6, Oprah Winfrey moved from Mississippi to which city?

South Carolina

Columbus

Milwaukee

Detroit

Oprah Winfrey graduated from high school in which year?

1971

1981

1965

1975

In which month of the year does Oprah celebrate her birthday?

March

May

August

January

How many people watched the Oprah Winfrey Show when it started in 1986?

50 million

2 million

20 million

10 million

Oprah starred in a 1989 miniseries in which ‘Place’?

Brewster

Callaghan

Simpson

Andrews

What was the name of Oprah’s character in ‘The Women of Brewster Place’?

Harriet

Sarah

Sophie

Mattie

Oprah Winfrey has donated how much to the National Museum of African American History and Culture?

$5 million

$100 million

$54 million

$21 million

Which part of her body did Oprah pierce to celebrate her 51st birthday?

Ears

Nipple

Nose

Eyebrow

What did Oprah Winfrey study at Tennessee State University?

Physics

French

Communication

Music

Michael Jackson gave Oprah his first interview in how many years in 1993?

24

14

8

10

Oprah Winfrey did the local news sections for Baltimore during which famous magazine show?

Today

The Daily Show

Good Morning America

60 Minutes

What role does David Oyelowo play in the Oprah Winfrey movie ‘Selma’?

Hosea Williams

Nelson Mandela

Martin Luther King Jr

Malcolm X

Oprah Winfrey ruled out running for which position in a 2018 interview?

Ambassador to China

CEO of Apple

US President

Governor of Illinois

Oprah was part of which 2014 movie, nominated for Best Picture Oscar?

Selma

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Whiplash

American Sniper

Who produced the movie ‘Selma’ with Oprah Winfrey?

Leonardo Di Caprio

Brad Pitt

Steven Spielberg

Ben Affleck

Oprah Winfrey relocated her show to which Texas city for 6 weeks as she was defending a law case?

Arlington

Abilene

Lubbock

Amarillo

On the premiere Oprah show of the 2004 season, each member of the studio audience received which gift?

Popcorn

Hotdog

Burger

Chips

Oprah Winfrey won a full scholarship to which state University?

Tennessee

Kentucky

Florida

Arkansas

Oprah Winfrey started at Tennessee University in which year?

1971

1980

1975

1966

What is the surname of Dr Phil, star of the Oprah Winfrey show?

McGraw

McGregor

McIntyre

McDonald

Oprah Winfrey moved to Chicago to take up a TV job in which year?

1988

1984

1980

1976

What breed of dog are Oprah’s pets Luke and Layla?

Golden Retrievers

German Shepherds

Chihuahuas

Pekingese

Which Hollywood star jumped around the furniture on Oprah’s show in 2005?

Al Pacino

Robert Redford

Paul Newman

Tom Cruise

Oprah’s main residence is in which state?

New Hampshire

Montana

New York

California

The Oprah produced show ‘Greenleaf’ is set in which type of establishment?

Hospital

School

Church

Lawyer’s Office

Oprah’s name was originially intended to be what biblical name?

Sarah

Orpah

Salome

Ruth

Oprah Winfrey’s mother sent her away from Milwaukee to attend high school in which city?

Memphis

Boston

Nashville

Atlanta

In which year did Oprah Winfrey run a marathon?

1988

2000

1994

2016

Which famous sportsperson did Oprah Winfrey interview in 2013?

Karl Lewis

David Beckham

Lance Armstrong

Dwayne Johnson

Finding Sarah’ was a show on Oprah’s TV channel featuring which British royal?

Princess Diana

Princess Michael of Kent

Queen Elizabeth

Duchess of York

Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture’ was an exhibition in a museum in which city?

Washington

Atlanta

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

What was the name of Oprah’s character’s husband in ‘The Color Purple’?

Thomas

Harpo

Sammy

Chico

Oprah Winfrey’s movie ‘Selma’ commemorated how many years since the Civil Rights march?

60

40

50

25

Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American on the cover of which magazine?

Glamour

Cosmopolitan

Vanity Fair

Vogue

Oprah’s O Magazine is published in the USA and which other country?

Australia

New Zealand

Spain

South Africa

Who was the very first guest on ‘Oprah’s Master Class’?

Jay-z

Miley Cyrus

Kanye West

Beyonce

Oprah was awarded Lifetime Achievement at the Emmy Awards in which year?

1994

1990

1998

1988

Which President oversaw the ‘Oprah Bill’ to tackle child sex abuse?

Bill Clinton

Barack Obama

Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump

Oprah’s main residence is in which Californian city?

Bakersfield

Palm Springs

Montecito

Santa Monica

How old was Oprah when she ran away from home to escape abuse?

10

15

13

18

Oprah’s family were so poor she had to wear dresses made from which items?

Bedding

Curtains

Sacks

Leather

Oprah Winfrey’s TV drama ‘Queen Sugar’ is set in which city?

Colorado Springs

New York

New Orleans

Las Vegas

Who directed Oprah in ‘The Color Purple’?

Quentin Tarantino

Ridley Scott

Martin Scorcese

Steven Spielberg

In which year did Oprah Winfrey found her on-air book club?

1993

1996

2000

2007

In 1993, Oprah interviewed which famously reclusive star?

Michael Jackson

David Bowie

Princess Diana

Liza Minelli

What is the first name of Ms Shriver, a close friend of Oprah Winfrey?

Susan

Carol

Janet

Maria

In which US city did Oprah film her famous chat show?

Chicago

Los Angeles

Atlanta

New York

Which famous singer’s wedding did Oprah Winfrey attend in 2013?

Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston

Madonna

Tina Turner

Oprah Winfrey auctioned the contents of her apartment in which city in 2015?

Paris

Chicago

New York

London

While at college, Oprah Winfrey was hired by a local radio station to do what?

Interview celebrities

Answer the phones

Read the news

Write a newsletter

Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions was based in which US city until 2015?

Chicago

Houston

Miami

Los Angeles

Which Canadian singer appeared on Oprah’s chat show a record 28 times?

Bryan Adams

Miley Cyrus

Shania Twain

Celine Dion

What was the name of Oprah’s character in ‘The Color Purple’?

Lydia

Sofia

Katie

Susie

What was Oprah’s mother’s name?

Juanita

Vernita

Patty

Rosita

What is the name of Oprah Winfrey’s best friend?

Gayle

Sonia

Marion

Hazel

How many people took part in the 2009 flash mob to mark the start of the Oprah season?

12000

5000

17000

21000

In which year was Oprah Winfrey born?

1950

1962

1958

1954

The 2009 Oprah Winfrey flashmob used music by which group?

Backstreet Boys

Beach Boys

Black Eyed Peas

One Direction

Oprah Winfrey’s movie ‘Selma’ is set in which decade?

1980s

1920s

1960s

1940s

Which other network owns a large percentage of the Oprah Winfrey television network?

VH-1

NBC

Discovery

Nat Geo

What is Oprah Winfrey’s middle name?

Susan

Gail

Carol

Janet

What was Oprah’s father’s name?

Collins

Vernon

Reginald

Arthur

Which public figure started a book promotion tour with Oprah Winfrey in November 2018?

Ivanka Trump

Laura Bush

Michelle Obama

Hillary Clinton

When Oprah took a DNA test, what percentage of her DNA was revealed as Native American?

0.2

0.02

0.33

0.08

What was the occupation of Oprah’s father, Vernon?

Mechanic

Chef

Lawyer

Miner

Oprah Winfrey was awarded an honorary doctorate in which subject by a South African university in 2011?

Education

Fine Art

Astrophysics

Biology

Which public figure came out as gay on the Oprah show in 1997?

Ellen De Generes

Cynthia Nixon

Lily Tomlin

Jane Lynch

Oprah#s Harpo Radio stopped broadcasting in which year?

2008

2012

2015

2000

How tall is Oprah Winfrey?

5′ 6′

5′ 0′

5′ 10′

5′ 2′

Which rapper named his dog after Oprah Winfrey?

Jay-Z

Snoop Dog

50 Cent

Eminem

Oprah Winfrey got into trouble after making remarks about the safety of which meat on her TV show?

Pork

Beef

Chicken

Lamb

Oprah Winfrey filmed a docuseries with which actress for her network in 2014?

Cameron Diaz

Lucy Liu

Reese Witherspoon

Lindsay Lohan

Oprah Winfrey moved to which city as a newsreader on WJZ-TV in 1976?

Baltimore

New York

Houston

Atlanta

In 2005, Oprah appeared on the Letterman show to promote which musical?

Les Miserables

Chicago

Sister Act

The Color Purple

Which famous family did Oprah Winfrey interview in June 2012?

Clintons

Kardashians

Kennedys

Trumps

In which year did Oprah Winfrey star in ‘The Color Purple’?

1990

1980

1985

1995

What is the name of Oprah Winfrey’s long term boyfriend?

Anderson

Norman

Stedman

Donovan

At what age did Oprah Winfrey become a millionaire?

22

62

32

42

What did Oprah study at Tennessee State?

French

Speech and Performing Arts

English Literature

Biology

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