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Deaths In The News: 2009
Died in the 2000s
"The year 2009 marked a number of significant passings. This quiz is devoted to ten individuals who made their mark on the world."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Longtime "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite died on July 17 in New York City, at age 92. Shortly after his retirement from CBS News, which major university renamed its school of journalism in his honor?
University of Oklahoma
University of Missouri
Arizona State University
Actress Beatrice Arthur died of cancer in Los Angeles on April 25, at age 86. Which of the following statements about Arthur is FALSE?
She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mame"
She won an Emmy Award for her work on "The Golden Girls"
She won an Emmy Award for her work on "Maude"
She won a Tony Award for her work in "Mame"
Former Philippine president Corazon Aquino died in Makati City on August 1, at age 76. Complications from what ailment led to Mrs. Aquino's death?
Hall-of-Fame women's basketball coach Kay Yow died of cancer on January 24, at age 66. Before becoming the head coach at NC State in 1975, Yow spent four years coaching at which other North Carolina school?
Belmont Abbey College
Advertising pitchman Billy Mays died at age 50 in Tampa, Florida, on June 28, from hypertensive heart disease. Mays honed his ability to pitch as-seen-on-TV products on the streets of which eastern U.S. city?
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Daytona Beach, Florida
Educator and sports administrator Myles Brand, PhD, died on September 16 of pancreatic cancer, at age 67. Though well known for his contentious relationship with men's basketball coach Bob Knight when he was president of Indiana University, Brand also spent five years as president of which other major university?
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
Wake Forest University
Longtime U.S. Congressman Jack Kemp (R - New York) died on May 2 in Bethesda, Maryland, at age 73. In addition to his service as a congressman, Kemp also served in the cabinet of George H.W. Bush, representing which department?
Health and Human Services
Housing and Urban Development
Singer Mary Travers, of the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary died on September 16 in Danbury, Connecticut, at age 72, from complications of chemotherapy used to treat leukemia. Between 1971 and 1978, Travers released five solo albums. Which of the following was released first?
"All My Choices"
Television and motion-picture music composer Vic Mizzy died on October 17 in Los Angeles, at age 93. Due to a cost-saving measure by the production company, Mizzy wound up singing the theme he wrote for which vintage TV sitcom?
"The Addams Family"
Actress Alaina Reed Hall died on December 17 in Santa Monica, California, at age 63, of breast cancer. Although well known for her work on the legendary educational show "Sesame Street", she had a starring role on which 1980s-vintage sitcom?
"Gimme A Break!"
"The Cosby Show"
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