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How Well Do You Know Dolly?

With millions of records sold, movies, merchandise and even a theme park to her credit, Dolly is a household name across the globe. But how well do you really know this iconic superstar? Take our quiz and find out if you are truly a Dolly Superfan!

How Well Do You Know Dolly Parton?

1. What is Dolly Parton's middle name?

2. How many brothers and sisters did Dolly grow up with?

3. What year was Dolly inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame?

4. Dolly's smash hit "I Will Always Love You" was a cover song from what famous artist?

5. What year did Dolly join The Porter Wagoner Show?

6. What was the inspiration behind the name of the woman "Jolene" in Dolly's hit song of the same title?

7. How old was Dolly when she took the stage for her first public performance?

8. How many career charted singles has Dolly released in the past 40 years?

9. How did Dolly's father pay the doctor who delivered her?

10. How many books has Dolly's Imagination Library given out since its inception in 1995?


Your Result: Not Very Well with a total score of 0/10

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Correct Answers:

What is Dolly Parton's middle name?

Correct Answer: Rebecca. Dolly Parton was born Dolly Rebecca Parton in January 19, 1946. To father, Robert Parton and mother, Avie Lee Owens.

How many brothers and sisters did Dolly grow up with?

Correct Answer: 11. Born into a big family, Dolly, had 11 siblings! In order of birth, the six boys and six girls were named Willadeene, David Wilburn, Coy Denver, Dolly Rebecca, Bobby Lee, Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Randel Huston “Randy,” Larry Gerald, Estel Floyd, and twins Freida Estelle and Rachel Ann.

What year was Dolly inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame?

Correct Answer: 1999. On September 22, 1999, Dolly Parton was inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards ceremony.

Dolly's smash hit "I Will Always Love You" was a cover song from what famous artist?

Correct Answer: Whitney Houston. “I Will Always Love You” has since become Whitney’s signature song. It spent a then record 14 weeks at No. 1 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Also, another famous Tennessee iconic that has covered the song is Elvis.

What year did Dolly join The Porter Wagoner Show?

Correct Answer: 1967. In September of 1967, Porter Wagoner invited Dolly onto his hit show soon after the highly successful release of her debut album, “Hello, I’m Dolly”.

What was the inspiration behind the name of the woman "Jolene" in Dolly's hit song of the same title?

Correct Answer: A young fan named Jolene came on stage to ask Dolly for her autograph. While the song's content was apparently inspired by an auburn haired bank clerk who flirted with Parton's husband, the name Jolene was based on the name of a young fan the country artist encountered. The song went on to become Dolly's second solo #1 single on the country charts.

How old was Dolly when she took the stage for her first public performance?

Correct Answer: 6. Dolly started performing in the church at the age of 6. She was 10 when she started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville, TN. Dolly made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later.

How many career charted singles has Dolly released in the past 40 years?

Correct Answer: at least 110. Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, 41 career top-10 country albums, and 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.

How did Dolly's father pay the doctor who delivered her?

Correct Answer: with a bag of oatmeal. Robert Parton, Dolly’s father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of oatmeal for his services. In Dolly's own words, her family was "dirt poor."

How many books has Dolly's Imagination Library given out since its inception in 1995?

Correct Answer: More than 100 million worldwide. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has given out more than 100 million free books worldwide. For more information and to sign up, visit imaginationlibrary.com.