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Garry Trudeau

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Garry Trudeau1. Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Where was he born?

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York City
  • Trumansburg, New York

2. What college did he go to for his graduate and postgraduate work?

  • Penn
  • Yale
  • Harvard

3. On October 26, 1970, Garry's creation of Doonesbury was syndicated by the newly formed Universal Press Syndicate.

  • True or False?

4. Trudeau maintains a low personal profile. A rare and early appearance on television was as a guest on a TV show in 1971, where all but one of the panelists failed to guess his identity. What was the TV show?

  • To Tell the Truth
  • I've Got a Secret
  • Match Game

5. In 1975, he became the first comic strip artist to win a national award at the time, since it is traditionally awarded to editorial-page cartoonists. What was the award?

  • Pulitzer
  • Emmy
  • Nobel

6. He married the journalist Ariana Huffington in June 14, 1980.

  • True or False?

7. He was nominated for an award in 1977 in the category of Animated Short Film, for The Doonesbury Special, in collaboration with John Hubley and Faith Hubley. What was the award?

  • Oscar
  • Emmy
  • Pulitzer

8. In 1996, Newsweek and the Washington Post speculated that Trudeau penned the novel Primary Colors. Who was later revealed to have been written the novel?

  • David Gregory
  • Charlie Rose
  • Joe Klein

9. In August 2001, Trudeau and The Guardian both fell for a report by the fictional "Lovenstein Institute" that stated that President George W. Bush had the lowest IQ (91) of any president in the past 50 years, and that former president Bill Clinton had exactly twice the IQ of Bush. The Guardian published an article while Trudeau published a comic strip based on the given information. Both later realized they had fallen for the hoax, and both made public retractions.

  • True or False?

10. The walls of his studio are covered with original classic comic art -- Saul Steinberg, Jeff MacNelly, George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" and Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland".

  • True or False?

Check Your Answer

  1. New York City
  2. Yale
  3. True
  4. To Tell the Truth
  5. Pulitzer
  6. False. He married Jane Pauley.
  7. Oscar
  8. Joe Klein
  9. True
  10. True

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