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Trivia Quiz - Tim Russert Tribute

Trivia quiz about the personal life, career and accomplishments of American journalist, Tim Russert.

Quiz Number: 2650
Date Submitted: June 13, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, American Culture
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 54.3 percent
Times Taken: 21 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Tim Russert

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Tim Russert Tribute
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1. Tim Russert was born May 7, 1959, in what city & state?
  A.   Augusta, Maine
  B.   Baltimore, Maryland
  C.   Buffalo, New York
  D.   Rochester, New York

2. Before joining NBC news, Tim served as chief of staff to what United States Senator?
  A.   Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  B.   William Proxmire
  C.   Ted Kennedy
  D.   Howard Metzenbaum

3. While in law school, Tim booked what then unknown rock star to play a concert at the college from which he had recently graduated?
  A.   Billy Joel
  B.   Tom Petty
  C.   Bruce Springsteen
  D.   John Mellencamp

4. Shortly after he joined NBC News in 19984, Tim arranged for the first American television interview of what newsmaker?
  A.   Fidel Castro
  B.   Mikhail Gorbachev
  C.   Pope John Paul II
  D.   Muammar Gaddafi

5. What member of the Bush administration told the special prosecutor investigating "Plamegate" that he first learned that Valerie Plame was a covert CIA operative from Tim Russert?
  A.   Dick Cheney
  B.   Scooter Libby
  C.   Richard Armitage
  D.   Scott McClellan

6. Tim appeared in one episode of what NBC drama as a cousin of one of the show's characters?
  A.   Hill Street Blues
  B.   The A-Team
  C.   Homicide: Life on the Street
  D.   L.A. Law

7. Tim's son, Luke, graduated in 2008 from what college?
  A.   Yale
  B.   Harvard
  C.   Columbia
  D.   Boston College

8. Tim wrote two books, the first of which was about his childhood in Buffalo and his father, who he greatly admired and loved. What was the name of this book?
  A.   A Son's Story
  B.   Big Russ & Me
  C.   The Greatest Man of All
  D.   The Son of My Father

9. In what year did Tim Russert take over as host of "Meet the Press"?
  A.   1991
  B.   1990
  C.   1989
  D.   1988

10. Tim married his wife, Maureen, in 1983. What was her occupation at the time?
  A.   College Professor
  B.   Legislative Aide
  C.   Lobbyist
  D.   Journalist®   

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