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Mini-Quiz: Relationship Between John F. Kennedy and James Bond 007 (1960s)

by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 September 2001)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why was Fleming invited to Kennedy's party?

Fleming knew Marilyn Monroe

The President often liked to invite interesting people to his parties

Kennedy thought he might meet James Bond

2. Why was Kennedy amused by Fleming's suggestion about how to get Castro out of power?

Because Fleming sounded so stupid in making such a suggestion 

Because Castro was standing right behind Fleming at the time

It was a clever idea, yet also funny

3. What did Kennedy do after speaking to Ian Fleming?

He read a few of Fleming's books

He called the newspapers to tell about Fleming's books

He had Fleming arrested

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Biography of John F. Kennedy - from the White House site

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MGM James Bond site - action and sound

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