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Ron Kovic: Quiz


Question 1: He volunteered for his first tour of duty and was deployed to Vietnam in December 1965 as a member of the ________ H&S Company.
7th Marine Regiment (United States)2nd Battalion 7th Marines1st Marine Division (United States)3rd Battalion 7th Marines

Question 2: On April 8, 2009 Kovic joined British MP and activist ________ to launch Viva Palestina USA, an American branch of Viva Palestina.
Tommy SheridanJade GoodyGeorge GallowayMichael Barrymore

Question 3: He was the guest of honor at a reception held for British peacemakers at London's city hall by Mayor ________.
Boris JohnsonMargaret ThatcherJohn MajorKen Livingstone

Question 4: Kovic was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, and was raised in ________ in a Roman Catholic household.
Massapequa Park, New YorkSouth Farmingdale, New YorkMassapequa, New YorkOyster Bay (town), New York

Question 5: He returned home on January 15, 1967 after a 13 month tour of duty, and was assigned to the ________ at Cherry Point, North Carolina.
VMFA(AW)-533VMM-365VMA-2312nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Question 6: He is best known as the author of the memoir Born on the Fourth of July, which was made into an ________–winning movie directed by Oliver Stone, with Tom Cruise playing Kovic.
Academy AwardAcademy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best Director

Question 7: In November 2003, he joined protests in London against the visit of ________.
George W. BushGeorge H. W. BushDick CheneyRonald Reagan

Question 8: He was also nominated for an ________ for Best Adapted Screenplay (Kovic and Stone co-wrote the screenplay for Born on the Fourth of July).
Academy Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best DirectorAcademy Award

Question 9: Kovic lives in ________, where he writes, paints, plays the piano, and gardens.
Torrance, CaliforniaManhattan Beach, CaliforniaRedondo Beach, CaliforniaHermosa Beach, California

Question 10: After several weeks leave Kovic was assigned to the Marine Corps Barracks, Norfolk Virginia where he attended radio school and learned communication skills, including the ________.
ISO/IEC 8859-3Morse codeISO/IEC 8859-13ISO/IEC 8859-16


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