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Shonda Rhimes is Sublime!

As one of the most successful and influential TV creator/writer/producers ever, Shonda Rhimes kicked stereotypical, white-centric programming to the curb and ushered in a new era of inclusiveness to the boob tube. Think you know how Shonda delivers all that juicy drama? Then take the quiz!

Shonda Lynn Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970, in _______.
a. New York, NY
b. Kingston, Jamaica
c. Chicago, IL
d. London, England

Which of the following blockbuster series did Shonda create?
a. Grey’s Anatomy
b. Scandal
c. How To Get Away With Murder
d. All of the above

What is the name of Shonda’s hit-making production company?
a. ShondaLand
b. RhimesTown
c. ShoRhi Productions 
d. Off the Map

Shonda has __ adopted daughters, and had another via a surrogate in 2013.
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

Complete the following Shonda quote: “I really hate the word ‘diversity.’ It suggests something...other. As if it is something special, or rare. As if there is something unusual about telling stories involving women and people of color and LGBTQ characters on TV. I have a different word: _____.”
a. reality
b. normalizing
c. authenticity
d. feminist



Answer Key: 1.c, 2.d, 3.a, 4.a, 5.b

Top photo of Rhimes in 2008 by Greg Hernandez, CC BY 2.0

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!


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