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James Reston: Quiz


Question 1: Rejoining the Times in 1945, Reston was assigned to ________, as national correspondent.
BostonAtlantaPhoenix, ArizonaWashington, D.C.

Question 2: He moved to the ________ bureau of the New York Times in 1939, but returned to New York in 1940.

Question 3: Edward Kennedy drove his car off the bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, resulting in the death of ________.
United States presidential election, 1968Mary Jo KopechneRobert F. KennedyFlorida

Question 4: He was associated for many years with the ________.
International Herald TribuneThe Boston GlobeThe New York Times CompanyThe New York Times

Question 5: Reston was born in ________, Scotland into a poor, devout Scottish-Presbyterian family, which emigrated to the United States in 1920.

Question 6: In 1942, he took leave of absence to establish a US ________ in London.
United States Office of War InformationColumbia UniversityAlexander Gregory BarmineCommunist Party USA

Question 7: He sailed with his mother and sister to New York as steerage passengers on board the SS Mobile and they were inspected at ________ on September 28, 1920.
ManhattanEllis IslandRoosevelt IslandGovernors Island

Question 8: During the Nixon administration, he was on the ________.
Ted KennedyLyndon B. JohnsonMaster list of Nixon political opponentsNixon's Enemies List

Question 9: After working briefly for the Springfield, Ohio Daily News, he joined the ________ in 1934.
New JerseyUnited StatesYahoo!Associated Press


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