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You Don't Know Jack About Ronald Reagan

written by: Hall5442
How much do you really know about our 40th president? This quiz covers facts about Reagan's early life, early days as a movie and television actor, and his early political career.

Question 1:

Ronald Reagan was often ridiculed as being a has-been actor with an empty head, a man of simplistic thought and values. From which college did Ronald Reagan earn his degree?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Kent State

Question 2:

Ronald Reagan was never thought to be a deep thinker by his critics and his political opponents underestimated him at their own peril. Reagan loathed the intellectuals who never seemed to see the forest due to the trees, but he was not ignorant of forces that drove the Nation's prosperity. What was Reagan's major in college?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Political Science
Liberal Arts

Question 3:

Ronald Reagan grew up in a middle-class family in Tampico, Illinois, his father being a successful 3 term state representative.

Question 4:

Ronald Reagan's family and closest friends knew him by this affectionate nickname.

Question 5:

Ronald Reagan had many early careers. One of his first was as a Sportscaster for WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa. What future president did he watch play in an Iowa - Michigan football game that he called?
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Dwight Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy

Question 6:

Before becoming a politician Ronald Reagan was as a moderately successful Hollywood actor in the late '30's and early '40's. In what critically acclaimed movie did he cry out, "Where's the rest of me?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Yearling
King's Row
Brother Rat
Knute Rockne: All American

Question 7:

As his movie career began to wane, Ronald Reagan became more involved in The Screen Actor's Guild, eventually becoming its president in 1946. Reagan became suspicious that a particular political organization was trying to take over the Union. Who or what was that organization?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The American Socialist Party
The Teamster's Union
The Conference of Studios Union
The Communist Party

Question 8:

The love between Ronald and Nancy Reagan has never been questioned by even his toughest critics. How did they meet?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
They were introduced by their mutual friend and star Peter Lawford.
Nancy needed Ron's help as president of Screen Actors Guild.
They met at a fund raiser for Senate Candidate Richard M. Nixon.
On the set of 'Hellcats of the Navy', the only motion picture in which they starred together

Question 9:

Ronald Reagan's career transitioned to television in the 1950's. What was the name of the popular television program that he hosted.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The General Electric Theater
The Philco Shower of Stars
The Texaco Dinner Theater
The Goodyear Television Playhouse

Question 10:

Ronald Reagan's political career was launched in 1964 when he gave a live TV speech entitled "A Time For Choosing' in support of which Presidential Candidate?
Dwight Eisenhower
Barry Goldwater
Richard Nixon
Hubert Humphrey

Question 11:

As Governor of California Ronald Reagan faced a lot of student unrest on college and university campuses throughout the state. At which campus did he call in the National Guard to put an end to a student led protest that had virtually shut the school down?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The University of California at Berkley
Stanford University
California State University at Sacramento
The University of Southern California

Question 12:

Where was Ronald Reagan standing when he spoke these words in 1976: "And then again there is that challenge of which he spoke that we live in a world in which the great powers have poised and aimed at each other horrible missiles of destruction, nuclear weapons that can in a matter of minutes arrive at each other's country and destroy, virtually, the civilized world we live in."?
On the stairs of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
At Omaha Beach in Normandy
On the Platform of the main stage at the Republican Convention.
At the base of the Statue of Liberty.


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