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Trivia Quiz - Rupert Murdoch - Global Media Mogul


A quiz on one of the most powerful media operators in the world.

Quiz Number: 4255
Date Submitted: January 12, 2012
Quiz Categories: Business
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 37 percent
Times Taken: 30 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Rupert Murdoch

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1. With which Australian city's newspaper did Murdoch establish his career?
  A.   Brisbane
  B.   Adelaide
  C.   Sydney
  D.   Melbourne

2. Murdoch was keen early to expand his media interests. In which country did he first acquire a newspaper outside Australia?
  A.   New Zealand
  B.   England
  C.   USA
  D.   Canada

3. Rupert Murdoch has been known to support a variety of politicians. Which of the following initially received his recommendation but then lost it?
  A.   Margaret Thatcher
  B.   Tony Blair
  C.   George W. Bush
  D.   Gough Whitlam

4. Which struggling British newspaper did Murdoch take over in 1969, turning it into the best selling paper in Britain?
  A.   The Times
  B.   The Daily Telegraph
  C.   The Sun
  D.   The Guardian

5. Why did Rupert Murdoch become an American citizen in 1985?
  A.   To enable him to purchase the New York Times
  B.   He was disenchanted with new Australian media regulations.
  C.   He would receive tax concessions for his American newspapers.
  D.   To own US TV stations, he needed American citizenship.

6. Murdoch's News Corporation has expanded into satellite TV. In which of the following countries does News Corp not have a satellite TV interest?
  A.   Germany
  B.   New Zealand
  C.   Great Britain
  D.   USA

7. Rupert Murdoch has had six children with three wives. What is the gender breakdown of his children?
  A.   Three boys and three girls
  B.   Four boys and two girls
  C.   Two boys and four girls
  D.   Five boys and one girl

8. Over which national leader did Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation achieve a court victory in 2010?
  A.   Silvio Berlusconi
  B.   Barack Obama
  C.   Nicolas Sarkozy
  D.   Vladimir Putin

9. Which country is one of the few to have placed some restrictions on a Murdoch satellite broadcaster?
  A.   Australia
  B.   China
  C.   Sweden
  D.   India

10. The actions of which British newspaper saw Rupert Murdoch appear before a parliamentary enquiry in 2011?
  A.   The Sun
  B.   The Times
  C.   The Financial Times
  D.   The News of the World


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