The Washington Post Quiz

The Washington Post Quiz Questions

The Washington Post building in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post building in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was The Washington Post founded?
a) 1 January 1901
b) 4 April 1904
c) 7 August 1898
d) 6 December 1877

2. Who founded The Washington Post?
a) Charles Henry Dow
b) Stilson Hutchins
c) Edward Jones
d) Clarence Barron

3. Who bought The Washington Post in 1905?
a) Warren Harding
b) Philip Graham
c) John McLean
d) Joseph Pulitzer

A girl holds The Washington Post of Monday, Ju...

A girl holds The Washington Post of Monday, July 21st 1969 stating ‘The Eagle Has Landed Two Men Walk on the Moon’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. Who bought The Washington Post in 1933?
a) Eugene Meyer
b) William Randolph Hearst
c) Frederick Gilmer Bonfils
d) Edwin Lawrence Godkin

5. Which cartoonist joined The Washington Post in 1946?
a) Richard Felton Outcault
b) Herbert Lawrence Block
c) George Benjamin Luks
d) Jay Norwood Darling

6. Who was the publisher of The Washington Post in 1969-1979?
a) Agnes Ernst
b) Edward McLean
c) Drew Pearson
d) Katharine Graham

7. Which scandal did The Washington Post cover in 1972-1974?
a) Teapot Dome
b) Profumo
c) Watergate
d) Black Sox

8. Who was the Deep Throat who leaked information to The Washington Post?
a) Edgar Hoover
b) William Mark Felt
c) Howard Hunt
d) John Dean

9. Which magazine did The Washington Post Company buy in 1961 and sell in 2010?
a) Newsweek
b) Time
c) Life
d) People

10. Who bought The Washington Post from the Graham family?
a) Rupert Murdoch
b) Robert Edward Turner
c) Henry Luce
d) Jeffrey Bezos

The Washington Post Quiz Questions and Answers

Stilson Hutchins (1838-1912), Washington Post ...

Stilson Hutchins (1838-1912), Washington Post founder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was The Washington Post founded?
d) 6 December 1877

2. Who founded The Washington Post?
b) Stilson Hutchins

3. Who bought The Washington Post in 1905?
c) John McLean

4. Who bought The Washington Post in 1933?
a) Eugene Meyer

5. Which cartoonist joined The Washington Post in 1946?
b) Herbert Lawrence Block

6. Who was the publisher of The Washington Post in 1969-1979?
d) Katharine Graham

7. Which scandal did The Washington Post cover in 1972-1974?
c) Watergate

8. Who was the Deep Throat who leaked information to The Washington Post?
b) William Mark Felt

9. Which magazine did The Washington Post Company buy in 1961 and sell in 2010?
a) Newsweek

10. Who bought The Washington Post from the Graham family?
d) Jeffrey Bezos

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Originally posted 2016-05-20 20:20:28.

Updated: July 26, 2019 — 8:55 pm

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