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Question 1 of 20
The first televised presidential debate was between which two candidates?
... Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy held the first televised presidential debate in September 1960.
Question 2 of 20
How did the first televised debate change campaigning for office?
... Television audiences felt Kennedy was the winner because he looked tan and fit, while Nixon appeared pale and gaunt.
Question 3 of 20
The Beatles appeared on which U.S. variety show in 1964?
... More than 73 million people tuned in to "The Ed Sullivan Show" to see the Beatles, establishing its place in history as one of the highest-rated non-sports shows of all time.
Question 4 of 20
When the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, what song didn't they sing?
... The Beatles sang the following songs on the Ed Sullivan Show: "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
Question 5 of 20
Which Apollo mission televised man's landing on the moon?
... On July 20, 1969, hundreds of millions of people around the globe sat glued to their television sets in anticipation of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Question 6 of 20
Who said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" ?
... After planting a flag on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong said what are believed to be the first words ever uttered outdoors on the moon.
Question 7 of 20
What was the Thrilla in Manila?
... The 1975 Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier boxing match, fought in the Philippines, was known as the Thrilla in Manila.
Question 8 of 20
What network aired the fight between Ali and Frazier live?
... Home Box Office (HBO) purchased the rights to the fight and on October 1, 1975, its subscribers saw "The Thrilla in Manila" live, via satellite.
Question 9 of 20
What type of program was "Roots?"
... "Roots" was a 12-hour mini-series that followed the lives of a family of slaves over several generations.
Question 10 of 20
Why was "Roots" groundbreaking?
... The story depicted blacks as the heroes and whites as the villains, a move that eventually changed the industry's thinking about black-oriented programming.
Question 11 of 20
J.R. was a character on which show?
... J.R. is J.R. Ewing, the slick and slimy Texas oil baron character from the television show "Dallas."
Question 12 of 20
Who shot J.R.?
... Although many people had motive and opportunity, J.R. was shot by his sister-in-law, Kristen, whom he'd been sleeping with.
Question 13 of 20
What did the term M*A*S*H mean?
... The hit television show M*A*S*H took its name from the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
Question 14 of 20
What war was being fought in the show M*A*S*H?
... MASH was an anti-war comedy about the Korean War, shown during a time when Americans were protesting involvement in the Vietnam War.
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following is O.J. Simpson known for?
... In June 1994, police suspected the much-admired football player turned actor and commercial pitchman of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
Question 16 of 20
Who was NOT a character in the O.J. Simpson murder trial?
... Sportscaster Al Michaels was OJ Simpson's golf partner, and had no connection to the case.
Question 17 of 20
How many planes were hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11?
... Four planes were hijacked. Two crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, one hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the fourth crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa.
Question 18 of 20
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, what product quickly sold out in stores across America?
... The resurgence of interest in the American flag boomed after Sept. 11, 2001. Throughout the country, flag makers and sellers met demands in the millions.
Question 19 of 20
What states did Hurricane Katrina hit the hardest?
... Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic and struck the Gulf Coast, hitting Louisiana and Mississippi the hardest.
Question 20 of 20
After Hurricane Katrina passed, why did New Orleans suffer so badly?
... In New Orleans, the levees gave way, flooding the storm-battered city.
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