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  • 1. 
    Joesph Priestly, the Englishman who discovered oxygen and ancestor of J.P., was a ___________ as well as a chemist.
    • A. 

      Politician

    • B. 

      Clergyman

    • C. 

      Distiller of spirits

    • D. 

      Astronomer

  • 2. 
    J.P. had a tradition of playing a song on the birthday of a girl named _____________.
    • A. 

      Amy

    • B. 

      Betty

    • C. 

      Carol

    • D. 

      Donna

  • 3. 
    The name of J.P.'s entry in the 1994 Miami-to-New York Cannonball Offshore Powerboat Race was _________________.
    • A. 

      Station Break

    • B. 

      Thunderchief

    • C. 

      Ricochet

    • D. 

      Longshot

  • 4. 
    J.P. liked to say, "It's not the money; it's the _________ "
    • A. 

      Principle

    • B. 

      Principal

    • C. 

      Amount

    • D. 

      Timing

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an activity that J.P. learned to do?
    • A. 

      Snow ski

    • B. 

      Fly an airplane

    • C. 

      Sail a boat

    • D. 

      Drive a tank

  • 6. 
    J.P. was born in _________________.
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Michigan

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 7. 
    The name of his opening theme song that he used for most of his career is _____________.
    • A. 

      "Wake Up Time"

    • B. 

      "Electra's Theme"

    • C. 

      "Have A Nice Day"

    • D. 

      "Tune in and Listen"

  • 8. 
    J.P. referred to stock broker and frequent guest ______________ as "our man in the market."
    • A. 

      Gene Healey

    • B. 

      Bob Taylor

    • C. 

      Keith Crane

    • D. 

      Trip Bosart

  • 9. 
    When broadcasting from Moscow, J.P. had _______________  as a guest.
    • A. 

      Peter Jennings

    • B. 

      Andy Rooney

    • C. 

      Sonny Bono

    • D. 

      Chuck Yaeger

  • 10. 
    J.P. had a vacation home in________________.
    • A. 

      Aspen

    • B. 

      Cape Cod

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Traverse City

  • 11. 
    He interviewed President ______________ aboard Air Force One.
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton

    • B. 

      George Bush

    • C. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • D. 

      Gerald Ford

  • 12. 
    J.P. is a graduate of _______________ High School.
    • A. 

      De La Salle Collegiate

    • B. 

      Detroit Country Day

    • C. 

      Cranbrook

    • D. 

      Mumford

  • 13. 
    J.P. served in which branch of the military? a. Army b. Navy c. Air Force d. National Guard
    • A. 

      Army

    • B. 

      Navy

    • C. 

      Air Force

    • D. 

      National Guard

  • 14. 
    The sultry version of "Hail to the Victors" that J.P. played once a year was recorded by ____________.
    • A. 

      Pat Suzuki

    • B. 

      Susan Stark

    • C. 

      Gladys Knight

    • D. 

      Sharon McPhail

  • 15. 
    Which politician said on the air while talking to J.P. on the phone, "Never give an Irishman whiskey or a Jew matches"?
    • A. 

      City Councilman Gil Hill

    • B. 

      City Councilman Jack Kelley

    • C. 

      Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley

    • D. 

      U.S. Congressman John Dingell

  • 16. 
    J.P. had an aversion to the song ________________.
    • A. 

      "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"

    • B. 

      "Hail to the Victors"

    • C. 

      "White Christmas"

    • D. 

      "Danny Boy"

  • 17. 
    J.P. was part of a group that tried to buy the Detroit _______________.
    • A. 

      Tigers

    • B. 

      Lions

    • C. 

      Red Wings

    • D. 

      Pistons

  • 18. 
    Who recorded the version of "The Bricklayer's Lament" that J.P. played?
    • A. 

      Noel Murphy

    • B. 

      Fat Bob Taylor

    • C. 

      Hal Youngblood

    • D. 

      The Irish Rovers

  • 19. 
    Which project did J.P. spearhead?
    • A. 

      Engineering the federal loan to Chrysler

    • B. 

      Getting the State Police to patrol Detroit's freeways

    • C. 

      Acquiring casino gambling in Detroit

    • D. 

      Building the Silverdome

  • 20. 
    Which of the following personalities who periodically called J.P.'s program was not actually Fat Bob Taylor.
    • A. 

      Grosse Pointe Charles

    • B. 

      Mrs. Pennyfeather

    • C. 

      Luigi from the car wash

  • 21. 
    J.P. became a staff announcer at WJR in _____________.
    • A. 

      1995

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1960

    • D. 

      1662

  • 22. 
    What group most often supplied the live music at J.P.'s St. Patrick's Day parties?
    • A. 

      Merle Alvey

    • B. 

      The Irish Rovers

    • C. 

      The Clancy Brothers

    • D. 

      Blackthorn

  • 23. 
    Who introduced J.P. when he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame?
    • A. 

      Wally Phillips

    • B. 

      Paul Harvey

    • C. 

      Hal Youngblood

    • D. 

      Jim Quello

  • 24. 
    In what year did J.P. broadcast his program from the governor's office?
    • A. 

      1978

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1986

    • D. 

      1988

  • 25. 
    In what Michigan city did J.P. first work on the air?
    • A. 

      Detroit

    • B. 

      Grand Rapids

    • C. 

      Flint

    • D. 

      Ann Arbor

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