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Match up the famous relatives (related by blood, no marriages). Mostly parent/child. Enter both full names together i.e. "Donald Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland" in the order of the columns.
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Foursomes from Sets: Famous Relatives Quiz
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Aug 5th, 2010 at 19:01 GMT
This is a solid idea for a quiz. I'd love to see all the ones with the same last name eliminated. Roberts/Sutherland/Douglas. You can include others like Coleen Dewhurst/Campbell Scott, and many of the others. With only 20 of these, I'd say 10 minutes is plenty, because people will know their celebrities or they won't. You could make the example actually appear in the grid as the 21st one, so people know what to input.
Aug 5th, 2010 at 19:27 GMT
It's Tippi Hedren, not Hedrin.
Aug 5th, 2010 at 19:30 GMT
I went back and forth on using same last name ones. In the end, I decided to include a few because they aren't always obvious and having them in there can help get your thinking on right. I've done just about all of the other match-four quizzes out there now and even when they seem obvious after the fact, the format can really mess with your head. That's why I also kept the time longer. Most of these I ended up close to the time limit or finding I could have used more time. I might add the Spelling's in as an example although it's gonna be a bear to mess with that data input sheet!
Aug 5th, 2010 at 19:33 GMT
Good quiz I enjoyed it but Randall is right it is spelled Hedren.
Aug 5th, 2010 at 19:34 GMT
@RandallPinkston - Thanks! I fixed it.
Aug 5th, 2010 at 20:33 GMT
I agree with sproutcm. Great idea, but I would also like to see the last name duplications eliminated. You could replace Michael Douglas with Catherine Zeta-Jones (father-in-law, daughter-in-law). You could even replace Donald Sutherland with Tommy Douglas. Kiefer's grandfather was voted the Greatest Canadian Ever in a recent poll. As premier of Saskatchewan, he introduced socialized medicine to Canada. (Yeah, probably way too obscure for most Americans.) How about Sean Astin/Patti Duke (parent/child) to replace one of the others? Or Olivia DeHavilland and Joan Fontaine (sisters)?
5 Orcles and nominated.
Aug 5th, 2010 at 21:21 GMT
One other suggestion: The displayed versions of the answers are so long, they roll off the page. How about dropping the last names to save space? E.g:
"Ann & Abigail (Sisters) / Ann Landers Abigail Van Buren"
Aug 6th, 2010 at 02:43 GMT
I also found that at least some of the pairs are only accepted if they're entered in the "right" order, which is a bit of a nuisance even when you know you have the correct pairing and it's just a matter of reentering the names in the opposite order. For people who are not certain, it could be misleading.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 03:30 GMT
i enjoyed it same last names are fine with me
Aug 6th, 2010 at 11:17 GMT
@rockgolf - I like Duke/Astin, I might update with that pair, but only after I figure out a replacement for the other same-last-name so I only have to go through the logistical nightmare of updating this once (I'll keep the Sutherlands as the example). Shortening the answers would take a bit of work, so it should be one fell swoop. I don't want to use Douglas/Zeta-Jones because they have no blood relation. And I want to keep at least on of the two in the pair relatively recent, which doesn't work for DeHavilland/Fontaine.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 11:18 GMT
@sporclover - All of the Foursomes/Match 4 quizzes I have done require all answers to be entered in exactly the order of the columns.
Aug 6th, 2010 at 16:41 GMT
Nice quiz! I would cut the time just a bit, though. Maybe seven minutes isntead of ten?
Aug 7th, 2010 at 00:36 GMT
If you want recent different last name suggestions, there's Tom Cruise & William Mapother (cousins), Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri (mother/daughter), and Demi Moore & Rumer Willis (mother/daughter).
Aug 7th, 2010 at 19:06 GMT
Loved it! Finished in 5 min. (I know my celebs!)
Aug 7th, 2010 at 19:07 GMT
i also love how you explained each one (I didn't know Martha Plimpton & David Carradine were related!)
Aug 9th, 2010 at 19:43 GMT
I have switched out the sets of relatives with the same last names (save for the Sutherlands, which are the example). I also removed the first names from the shown answers so that the quiz doesn't grow too large as the answers are revealed. I may shorten the time more. Or not.
Game published: Sep 1st, 2012 at 15:00 GMT
Sep 1st, 2012 at 16:17 GMT
Matching first names with last names does not yield a foursome. It has a solid rating so I guess I'm in the minority, but I don't think this works very well as a "foursomes from sets" quiz. Everyone knows that Jolie goes with Angelina, Paltrow goes with Gwyneth, etc. The trivia aspect is whether you know who they're related to.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 18:39 GMT
I spent a minute trying to figure out who's related to David Duke.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 20:24 GMT
Great quiz--really enjoyed it. But perhaps on future quizes, can use letters or numbers to cut down on typing.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 23:22 GMT
Great quiz. It took me a minute to figure it out but once I did, I really liked the concept.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 23:49 GMT
Would have been interesting if Patty Duke had been related to herself.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 02:30 GMT
@ moviegoer74: I think the extra time allotment makes up for the typing. But I voted up spomensti b/c it would be easier to use numbers to make the match-ups. Also > surprised more didn't match up the only two black people. Great quiz!
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Sep 2nd, 2012 at 08:02 GMT
Fun game! But Martha Plimpton's father is Keith Carradine, not David.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 12:17 GMT
@mattsf - which is why the answer states that David is her uncle!
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 07:58 GMT
@statto2 - d'oh! How did I miss that!? lol
Sep 4th, 2012 at 09:15 GMT
"Ann Landers is a boring old biddy!"
Sep 4th, 2012 at 11:53 GMT
Good quiz - for the last few answers I just typed names together until I got the right combination! Who in the hell is Tippi Hedren :)
Sep 5th, 2012 at 16:44 GMT
@airborne - have you heard of Internet search engines?
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