Quiz: How Well Do You Know All My Children?
How Well Do You Know All My Children?
By: Carolyn Brooks Fleming
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About This Quiz

Do you consider Erica Kane to be one of the most important characters to ever grace a television screen? Remember which beloved teen star played the role of Kendall Hart? Did you have more fun watching the wedding of Cliff and Nina, or of Jenny and Greg, than you did at any real-life wedding you've attended? If so, you might have what it takes to ace this "All My Children" quiz!

Soap operas have been around since the 1930s, when soap manufacturing companies sponsored over-the-top melodramatic radio programs to hook bored housewives. The growth of television over the next few decades only increased the popularity of these programs. By the '70s, when "All My Children" premiered on ABC, an estimated 35 million Americans were tuning in to watch at least one soap each day. Even as the popularity of the genre ebbed and flowed over time, "All My Children" held strong, and ultimately stayed in production for a staggering 43 years.

With well over 10,000 episodes on the books, the show stopped at pretty much nothing to keep viewers tuning in to see what the residents of Pine Valley were up to. There was Erica Kane, evoking the "Don't you know who I am?" defense against an attacking grizzly bear, an evil doctor distributing a drug that caused a local sex craze, Erica's secret daughter showing up, Natalie getting stuck in that well, and of course, Jesse dying - then coming back to life 20 years later.

The series also touched on some real-life issues, like a 1973 abortion and Bianca coming out as gay in 2000.

Think you remember all the daytime drama from this series? Prove it with this quiz!

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In the poem written by Agnes Nixon, creator of "AMC," what is the line just before the final, "You are All My Children"?
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Who played the role of Kendall Hart, Erica Kane's daughter, from 1993 to 1995?
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Opal Gardner, the biological mother of Tad Martin, ran what sort of business?
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In what year did "All My Children" debut?
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In the soap opera world's first storyline involving homosexuality, who did Devon McFadden fall in love with?
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What famous entertainer played a small recurring role on "AMC" as Verla Grubbs, the illegitimate daughter of Langley Wallingford?
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Ruth Warrick, who played Phoebe Wallingford on "AMC," also appeared in what iconic film?
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Which famous morning talk show host got her start on "All My Children"?
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Which "AMC" child mysteriously vanished and no one noticed?
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Which "All My Children" star was the first soap opera actress to win a Daytime Emmy?
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Which "All My Children" character swapped his stillborn baby with an abandoned newborn?
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What do these pairs of "AMC" characters have in common: Natalie Marlowe and Janet "From Another Planet" Green; Cindy Parker and Karen Parker; Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone and Maggie Stone?
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What nickname did Hayley Vaughan have for her Uncle Trevor?
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What was the name of the cosmetics company founded by Kendall Hart, Greenlee Smythe, Liza Colby, Simone Torres, and Mia Saunders?
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Dr. David Hayward and his wife, Anna Devane, named their daughter in honor of whom?
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Which "AMC" character was killed in a jet ski explosion?
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Which "All My Children" character helped Red Kilgren, who may or may not be Santa Claus?
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Which "All My Children" character was diagnosed with AIDS?
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Susan Lucci is the only cast member who remained with "AMC" for its entire televised run, from the first episode to the finale. Which actor came closest to matching Lucci's record?
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Which "AMC" character suffered from anorexia?
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In what year did Susan Lucci win her first Emmy Award for her role as Erica Kane on "All My Children?"
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Which "AMC" character got romantic while wearing a chicken suit?
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