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John A. McCone: Quiz


Question 1: In 1987, McCone was presented with the ________ by President Ronald Reagan.
United StatesJohn F. KennedyPresident of the United StatesPresidential Medal of Freedom

Question 2: (The telegram was so named because McCone sent it while on his honeymoon in ________, accompanied not only by his bride, but by a CIA cypher team as well.)
Évry, EssonneVersaillesMarseilleParis

Question 3: Most importantly, he was chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1958 - 1961) and Director of the ________ (CIA) (1961 - 1965).
National Security AgencyDefense Intelligence AgencyCentral Intelligence AgencyCold War

Question 4: He was a key player in the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EXCOMM) during the October 1962 ________.
Cuban ProjectCuban Missile CrisisFidel CastroJohn F. Kennedy

Question 5: Throughout his career, McCone served on numerous commissions that made recommendations on issues as diverse as civilian applications of military technology and the ________.
1992 Los Angeles riotsLos Angeles Police DepartmentLos AngelesWatts Riots

Question 6: McCone was born in ________.
San Jose, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaLos AngelesSan Francisco

Question 7: He graduated from the ________ in 1922 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, beginning his career in Los Angeles' Llewellyn Iron Works.
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, BerkeleyStanford UniversityUniversity of California, Irvine

Question 8: John Alex McCone (January 4, 1902 - February 14, 1991) was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence during the height of the ________.
Joseph StalinVietnam WarCentral Intelligence AgencyCold War


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