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Deaths In The News, 2006

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Deaths In The News 2006 game quiz
"A number of notable people passed away during 2006. This quiz celebrates the lives of ten of those people."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Versatile film and television actress June Allyson died on July 8, at age 88. In her later years, Allyson became a well-recognized pitchperson for what product?
    Dr. Scholl's

2. Singer Lou Rawls died on January 6, at the age of 72. Which of the following statements about Rawls is FALSE?
    He was a high-school classmate of Otis Redding
    He was a spokesman for Colonial Penn Life Insurance
    He raised over $200 million for the United Negro College Fund
    He won three Grammy Awards during his career

3. Author Bebe Moore Campbell died on November 27, at the age of 56. What was responsible for causing Campbell's death?
    Car accident
    Brain cancer
    Breast cancer
    Gunshot wounds

4. Scientist James Van Allen died on August 9, at the age of 91. Van Allen was a native of and professor in which state?
    North Dakota

5. Politician Ann Richards died on September 13, at the age of 73. Richards made history in 1991, when she began serving as governor of which U.S. state?
    West Virginia

6. U.S. Game-show host Peter Tomarken died on March 13, at the age of 63. Which of the following game shows did Tomarken NOT host during his career?
    The Joker's Wild
    Press Your Luck

7. Noted science fiction author Octavia Butler died on February 24, at the age of 58. What was the name of Butler's first novel, which was published in 1976?
    Parable of the Sower
    Clay's Ark

8. Photographer Joe Rosenthal died on August 20, at age 94. Rosenthal took his best-known photograph on which Pacific island?
    Iwo Jima

9. Actress Jane Wyatt died on October 20, at the age of 96. Although best known for playing Margaret Anderson on the popular sitcom "Father Knows Best", Wyatt was also known for playing Mom to which "Star Trek" character?
    Mr. Spock
    Bones McCoy
    Captain Kirk
    Montgomery "Scotty" Scott

10. Long-serving U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger died on March 28, at the age of 88. After serving in the Reagan administration, Weinberger became publisher of which well-known magazine?
    Car and Driver
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

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