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Senator Ted Kennedy

written by: silverqueen
 
Senator Ted Kennedy, The Lion of the Senate, died August 26, 2009 after a valiant fight against brain cancer. Let's see how much you remember about the triumphs and tragedies of the last brother of the "Camelot legacy".

Question 1:


Senator Ted Kennedy's Irish inherent eloquence made him a powerful orator, none more so than when he delivered these words "need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it." Who was eulogized in Senator Kennedy's speech?
Robert F. Kennedy
John F Kennedy, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Question 2:


Senator Ted Kennedy made a sudden, dramatic appearance in the summer of 2008 to cast the decisive vote for a cause he had fought for during his senate career. For what cause did Senator Kennedy come to vote "Aye"?
Age discrimination
Immigration
Medicare
No Child Left Behind

Question 3:


Ted Kennedy was approached by the Green Bay Packers to play professional football.
True
False

Question 4:


From the floor of the Senate, Ted Kennedy described this man's America as one in which "women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rouge police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids......the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens." Who was the nominee to the U. S. Supreme Court that was the subject of Kennedy's speech?
Harriet Miers
Robert Bork
Abe Fortas
Clarence Thomas

Question 5:


Ted Kennedy's hopes for becoming President of the United States were dealt a crushing blow on the night of July 18, 1969 in the swirling waters off Dike Bridge. Who was the young girl who died that night in an accident that is known as "the Chappaquiddick incident"?
Mary Jo Kopechne
Easter Newberg
Cricket Keough
Mary Ellen Lyons

Question 6:


"For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose care have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." These are words from Ted Kennedy's concession speech after his failed run for the 1980 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Who defeated Kennedy in his only bid for the Presidency?
Walter Mondale
Robert Dole
Michael Dukakis
Jimmy Carter

Question 7:


In April 2009, Senator Ted Kennedy was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day for this major league team. In what stadium would you be sitting to watch Senator Kennedy's first pitch?
Wrigley Field
Fenway Park
Candlestick Park
Yankee Stadium

Question 8:


Although Ted Kennedy enjoyed great success in the Senate, his behavior in his personal life
was bringing negative press. His drinking and parting was spotlighted, when on March 29, 1991, after a night of hard parting at Au Bar with his son and nephew, a young woman brought rape charges against his nephew. Who is the nephew who stood trial in 1991?
William Kennedy Smith
Joseph Patrick Kennedy
David Kennedy
Michael Skakel

Question 9:


Who was Ted Kennedy speaking of with these lines, "He had every gift but length of years."
Martin Luther King
John F. Kennedy, Jr
David Kennedy
Robert Kennedy

Question 10:


Who delivered the eulogy at Senator Ted Kennedy funeral?
Joseph Patrick Kennedy
President Obama
Christopher Dodd
Caroline Kennedy

 


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