'Death Becomes Her'

Meryl had a classic comic take saying this line: "Now you tell me?" What was the film? (Deana Newcomb/Universal / January 1, 1992)

For nearly 40 years, Meryl Streep has been making her mark on stage, screen and television, becoming a familiar presence in our entertainment lives. But how much do you really know about the actress?

No fair Googling.

If you get 7 or fewer of these questions correct: Blame it on the dingo. Eight to 10, you're The French Lieutenant's Smartie. Eleven or 12 correct: Mamma mia, you're good. And all 13 correct: You're a Prada star.

1. We'll start easy. What is Meryl's given name?

Getting cocky, yes?

2. Well, then what significant building did Meryl live in when she first moved to New Haven to attend the Yale School of Drama?

3. Before the film version of "Into the Woods," (to be released later this year), Meryl was in the world premiere of another unusual musical by composer Stephen Sondheim. What was it?

4. Who also of note (but not famous then) were in the chorus with her?

5. It's always Oscar Oscar Oscar. But what production did she receive her only Tony Award nomination? What Connecticut figure directed that show?

6. What actor did Meryl meet while at the O'Neill and remained lifelong friends — and who later starred in a hit dramatic TV law series?

7. Which one of the following was an early television job for Meryl: a) A guest appearance on "Hill Street Blues." b) A national Crest commercial. c) A TV movie about a hockey player. d). The voice of the witch in Disney's "The Black Cauldron."

8. She won an Emmy for "Angels in America" but for what show did she earn her very first Emmy?

9. What later sitcom star did she perform with in a Shakespearean romantic comedy at Yale Rep? (Hint: She also worked with him at The O'Neill).

10. What famous role did she lose out to Jessica Lang in the '70s?

11. In 2001 she returned to the stage for the first time in more than 20 years. What was the name of the play?

12. Who was Meryl's singing partner in Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" film?

13. Meryl had a classic comic take saying this line: "Now you tell me?" What was the film?

Answers:

1. Mary Louise Streep.

2. Willis Bristol House, Henry Austin architect.