Holiday Quiz / Mothers in Every Category

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Gertrude is the mother of what Shakespearean protagonist?Literature
What phrase meaning 'nourishing mother' is often used to refer to a college that an individual has attended?Miscellaneous (College)
'A boy's best friend is his mother', according to Norman Bates in what movie?Movies
Mãe is the word for mother in what Romance language?Language
What notable figure from the world of music is the mother of musician Sean Lennon?Music
Word ladder rung between MOTHER and FATHER: Cotton ______Just for Fun
What reproductive cell is the mother's contribution to the development of a new organism among mammals?Science
Sarah Connor, the resourceful mother of John Connor, features prominently in what movie franchise?Movies
Which of the five culinary 'mother sauces' has an egg yolk and butter base and may have been named for the occasion of a state visit of the King of the Netherlands to France?Miscellaneous (Food)
What is the North American title of the quirky RPG featuring main character Ness that was originally released as 'Mother 2' in Japan?Gaming
What U.S. highway running from Chicago to California was known as the 'Mother Road' in its heyday?Geography
Freudian ____ : When you say one thing, but mean your motherJust for Fun
What Greek goddess of the harvest is the mother of Persephone?Religion
'The Joy Luck Club', which tells the stories of four sets of Chinese immigrant mothers and their daughters, was written by what American author?Literature
Elizabeth of ____, the mother of Henry VIII, was a member of what royal house removed from the throne following the Wars of the Roses?History
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What famous figure is the mother of actress Liza Minnelli?Entertainment
What prefix meaning 'heat' that can precede 'dynamics' or 'stat' is an anagram of the word 'mother'?Language
What Oklahoma City Thunder star famously called his mother 'the real MVP' when accepting the NBA's 2013-14 Most Valuable Player award?Sports
The modern American holiday of Mother's Day has its origins in what U.S. state (perhaps once accurately referred to as 'Mountain Mama' by John Denver)?Holiday
What TV show features matriarch Lucille Bluth, mother of Michael, G.O.B., and Buster?Television
Mother Brain, a leader of the Space Pirates and foe of Samus Aran, is a major antagonist in what video game series?Gaming
What name shared by several major mountain ranges in Mexico (running along the country's east, west, and south) includes the Spanish word for mother?Geography
What traditional song most famously performed by The Animals reminisces, “My mother was a tailor – she sewed my new blue jeans”?Music
What Belgian tennis player became the first mother since 1980 to win a major when she won the 2009 U.S. Open?Sports
What musical features the selfless mother Fantine, who gives her daughter Cosette to Jean Valjean’s care upon her death?Entertainment
What March 8 holiday (honoring all females) fills a role similar to that of Mother's Day in many countries, particularly those with a communist or socialist legacy?Holiday
Who is the only Nobel laureate to date who is also the mother of a Nobel laureate? Her husband won one as well.History
What TV mother has been described as 'a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls'?Television
What Biblical matriarch was the mother of Isaac and wife of Abraham?Religion
What is the term for an insect who is typically the mother of all new insects in her hive or colony?Science

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