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Michigan Alumni

written by: jdw1981
 
This quiz is about some of the famous people who have graduated (or at least attended) the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Question 1:


This American swimmer won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, bringing his career total to 14.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


This Michigan graduate and New England Patriots quarterback won Super Bowl MVP awards (XXXVI and XXXVIII). He married supermodel Giselle Bundchen in 2009.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


This 1934 Michigan football team MVP is perhaps better known as the 38th president of the United States.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


This Pulitzer Prize-and-Tony Award-winning author of Death of a Salesman and The Crucible received his B.A. in English from Michigan in 1938.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


This gifted mathematician earned his PhD from the University of Michigan by solving, in less than a year, a math problem his advisor had been unable to solve. He abandoned his mathematics career to live in the woods of Montana and engage in a mail bombing campaign.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


This former pathologist graduated from Medical School at the University of Michigan in 1952 and became famous as an advocate for a patient's "right to die" via physician-assisted suicide.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


This Michigan Law School graduate briefly replaced Peter Jennings as the ABC Nightly News Anchor and subsequently became the first American news anchor to be wounded in a war zone, when he was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq while on assignment.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


This American journalist graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in 1939. He became a correspondent with the CBS newsmagazine '60 Minutes' upon its debut in 1968.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This American singer and actress received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan and spent two years there before dropping out to try for a career as a modern dancer in New York. She incorporates her dance prowess into her career as a musical entertainer and has amassed more than 35 #1 Hot Dance Club Play hits in the US.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


This American actress graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Culture. During her senior year at Michigan, she auditioned for a small part in a production of Alice in Wonderland and won the lead. She rose to international stardom as Alex Munday in Charlie's Angels.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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