January 7, 2001 |
You won't get any points for knowing that Elvis Presley was the most popular singles artist during rock's first half decade. But you will be off to a good start in this pop-by-the-decades quiz if you can name the act that finished second during that period. That's the first question in a quiz drawn from information in "Top Pop Singles, 1955-1999," the latest in Joel Whitburn's invaluable series of pop reference books. 1. Elvis Presley was the most popular singles artist from 1955 through 1959.
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September 15, 2000 |
Texas Gov. George W. Bush wanted to talk about education reform, about using state-created tests to measure whether schools are doing a good job, about rewarding those that do with federal money and holding accountable those that don't. He wanted to talk about raising teachers' salaries, closing the achievement gap and giving local educators more control over their schools' performance.
March 5, 2000 |
Washington insiders call it "silly season," that time when political campaigns are ripping along and strange things happen. Among the oddities this time is use of that nasty school surprise: the pop quiz. George W. Bush got one on Chechnya's leader. David Letterman gave Hillary Rodham Clinton one on New York. The California presidential primary is Tuesday. Here's our test for those who aspire to lead any nation that includes the Golden State: * 1. Who is California's governor?
January 27, 2000 |
Chuck Woolery, host of Fox's quiz show "Greed: The Series," and his wife, Teri, have sold their Encino estate for slightly more than $2.5 million. Woolery was also the longtime host of the TV show "Love Connection." The couple had owned the 7,500-square-foot-plus home, with six bedrooms and 7 1/2 baths, for about three years. The gated, Mediterranean-style house, in the Encino foothills, also has a billiard room, pool, pool house and tennis court.
November 6, 1999 |
Vice President Al Gore denounced Texas Gov. George W. Bush on Friday for appearing to praise last month's military coup in Pakistan, saying it raised serious questions about his ability to lead the nation. In an interview with a Boston television station Wednesday, Bush, the Republican presidential front-runner, was asked to name the leaders of four world hot spots, including Pakistan. He managed to name just one, the president of Taiwan.
November 5, 1999 |
Texas Gov. George W. Bush was hit with a surprise quiz on foreign affairs and scored only 25%. The Republican presidential front-runner sat down Wednesday with WHDH-TV in Boston and was asked to name the leaders of four world hot spots: Chechnya, Taiwan, India and Pakistan. He was able to give a partial response to just one. That drew immediate criticism from the camp of Democrat Al Gore, which said the vice president could have answered all four correctly.