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Trivia Quiz - Ted Kennedy: Influential Senator


How much do you know about Ted Kennedy?

Quiz Number: 2541
Date Submitted: May 21, 2008
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, American Government
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 54.4 percent
Times Taken: 97 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14
Quiz is about: Ted Kennedy

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1. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and his wife Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy had nine children, four of which were male. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was what number male in birth order?
  A.   First Born
  B.   Second Born
  C.   Third Born
  D.   Fourth Born

2. In May 1951, Ted Kennedy was expelled from what university after he was caught cheating during a Spanish examination?
  A.   Harvard University
  B.   Yale University
  C.   Princeton University
  D.   Columbia University

3. From what university did Ted Kennedy earn his law degree?
  A.   Yale University
  B.   University of Maryland
  C.   University of Virginia
  D.   University of Massachusetts

4. Ted Kennedy married Virginia Joan Bennett in 1958 and had how many children?
  A.   3
  B.   4
  C.   5
  D.   6

5. In 1969, Edward M. Kennedy, drove off a bridge on his way home from a party on a Massachusetts island. Mary Jo Kopechne, an aide who was in the car with him, died in the accident. What was the name of the island where the accident took place?
  A.   Martha's Vineyard
  B.   Chappaquiddick Island
  C.   Nashawena Island
  D.   Nonamesset Island

6. On which of the following committees did Ted Kennedy NEVER served?
  A.   Seapower Subcommittee
  B.   Armed Services Committee
  C.   Immigration Subcommittee
  D.   United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts

7. In which year did Ted Kennedy make a bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination?
  A.   1972
  B.   1976
  C.   1980
  D.   1984

8. The 1993 book by Joe McGinniss portrayed Ted Kennedy as particularly devastated by the 1968 death of his brother Robert. What was the name of this book?
  A.   Brother Ted
  B.   The Last Brother
  C.   His Service To His Brothers
  D.   Brothers Forever

9. In 2006, Ted Kennedy released a children's book called:
  A.   My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
  B.   Ted's Excellent Adventure
  C.   What's a Senator Do?
  D.   How Do Laws Get Made?

10. Ted Kennedy's second wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy served as president and co-founder of what organization for kids?
  A.   Trips for Kids
  B.   National Organization Caring for Kids
  C.   Global Children's Organization
  D.   Common Sense about Kids and Guns


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