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Trivia Quiz - Ronald Reagan: Before He Was President

What do you know about the career of Ronald Reagan prior to him becoming president?

Quiz Number: 3175
Date Submitted: August 25, 2009
Quiz Categories: Movie Stars, American Government
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 61.8 percent
Times Taken: 195 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan Before He Was President
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1. Ronald Reagan's first job was in the 1920s in Lowell Park, IL where he worked as a:
  A.   grocery stock boy
  B.   lifeguard
  C.   security guard
  D.   waiter

2. After graduating from college, Reagan took a job broadcasting home football games for what university?
  A.   University of Illinois
  B.   Purdue University
  C.   University of Iowa
  D.   Indiana University

3. Reagan served in the U.S. Army but was excluded from serving overseas. Why?
  A.   he was nearsighted
  B.   he was farsighted
  C.   he wore a size 14 shoe and the army didn't have a shoe big enough to fit him
  D.   he had asthma

4. What role did Reagan play in the 1940 film "Knute Rockne: All American"?
  A.   George "The Gipper" Gipp
  B.   Knute Rockne
  C.   Lars Knutson Rockne
  D.   Father John Callahan, C.S.C

5. Of what movie did Reagan say, "it made me a star"?
  A.   Desperate Journey (1942)
  B.   Million Dollar Baby (1941)
  C.   Knute Rockne, All American (1940)
  D.   Kings Row (1942)

6. To what position was Ronald Reagan elected seven times from 1947 to 1952 and in 1959?
  A.   President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  B.   President of the Actor's Equity Association
  C.   President of the Screen Actors Guild
  D.   President of The Screen Guild Theater

7. What weekly American anthology series did Reagan host in the late 1950s?
  A.   Theater Guild on the Air
  B.   The Screen Guild Theater
  C.   Academy Award Theater
  D.   General Electric Theater

8. Reagan's final work as a professional actor was as host and performer on what 1960s TV series?
  A.   Gunsmoke
  B.   Death Valley Days
  C.   The Big Valley
  D.   Rawhide

9. Reagan's "Time for Choosing" speech in October, 1964 raised $1 million for what Republican Presiential candidate?
  A.   Hiram Fong
  B.   George Romney
  C.   Barry Goldwater
  D.   Harold Stasse

10. To whom did Reagan lose the 1976 Republican Presidential nomination?
  A.   Gerald Ford
  B.   Nelson Rockefeller
  C.   John Connally
  D.   Charles Mathias®   

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