How Well Do You Know Chuck Hagel?

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How Well Do You Know Chuck Hagel?
Discussion of Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense has dominated the news in recent weeks. But how well do you know his backstory? The native Nebraskan was born and raised in North Platte, served in Vietnam and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He enjoyed a successful business career before serving two terms in the U. S. Senate and most recently chaired President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board. Take our quiz to find out how well you know Chuck Hagel.

  
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  • 1. 
    Upon his return from Vietnam, Hagel landed his first gig in politics in 1971, working for this Nebraska congressman?
    • A. 

      Charlie Thone

    • B. 

      David Martin

    • C. 

      John Y. McCollister

    • D. 

      Carl Curtis


  • 2. 
    Hagel made millions as a cellular phone pioneer; which of these four companies did he start?
    • A. 

      AT&T Wireless

    • B. 

      Vanguard Cellular

    • C. 

      Cingular Wireless

    • D. 

      Verizon Wireless


  • 3. 
    Hagel, a former Omaha talk-radio host on KBON and KLNG, graduated from UNO in 1971 with a Bachelor's degree in which subject?
    • A. 

      Political science

    • B. 

      Journalism

    • C. 

      Business administration

    • D. 

      History


  • 4. 
    In 1996, Hagel ran for the U.S. Senate against then-Gov. Ben Nelson in a seat vacated by ______________'s retirement?
    • A. 

      John DeCamp

    • B. 

      J.J. Exon

    • C. 

      Carl Curtis

    • D. 

      Nancy Hoch


  • 5. 
    In his first full year in the Senate, Hagel teamed up with this senator to lead a 95-0 vote against the Kyoto Protocol, a UN amendment to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
    • A. 

      Robert Byrd

    • B. 

      John Kerry

    • C. 

      John McCain

    • D. 

      Russ Feingold


  • 6. 
    Hagel was handily re-elected in 2002, defeating this Democrat by securing nearly 83% of the vote, notching one of the state's most lopsided elections.
    • A. 

      Bob Kerrey

    • B. 

      Charlie Matulka

    • C. 

      John Graziano

    • D. 

      Ben Nelson


  • 7. 
    Hagel retired from the Senate in 2009 and accepted a position at this university as a distinguished professor of governance.
    • A. 

      American University

    • B. 

      Georgetown University

    • C. 

      University of Virginia

    • D. 

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • 8. 
    Hagel most recently served as co-chair of President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board with this Democrat.
    • A. 

      David Boren

    • B. 

      John Kerry

    • C. 

      James Langdon

    • D. 

      Stephen Friedman


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