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REAGAN TIMELINE:
Time line  for the  Ronald W. Reagan Leadership program at Eureka  College

June 7, 1932:  Future President Ronald Reagan graduates  from Eureka
College.

Summer  1981: Eureka College President  Daniel Gilbert visits President
Ronald  Reagan at the White House  and proposes the establishment of a
scholarship  program in Reagan's  honor.

Spring 1982: Eureka College announces the  establishment of  the Ronald W.
Reagan Scholarship program.

Fall 1983:  The first  class of Reagan Scholars, known as Reagan Fellows,
enters Eureka   College. There were 20 students in the initial class.
Today, the  college  offers five Reagan Fellowships each year.

Spring 1987: The  first class of  Reagan Fellows graduates Eureka College.
President  Reagan and Nancy Reagan  host a White House reception for  the
scholars and supporters of Eureka  College.

Spring 1992:  President Ronald Reagan makes his last of a dozen  visits to
campus,  speaking at commencement and visiting with Reagan  Fellows.

SOURCE:  Eureka College

REAGAN QUIZ:
The decade of the '80s and the presidency of  Ronald  Reagan fit
together like Cagney and Lacey.

But it's also a decade that seems to be accessible to today's youth on
VH1's "I Love the  '80s"  show and Wikipedia online.

Let's face it, who has time for  Iran-Contra  memories when today's
political scandals involve Idaho  politicians in men's  rest rooms?

We're also sure many central  Illinoisans take one of the area's  all-time
most famous residents,  Ronald "Dutch" Reagan - a man who graduated  from
Eureka College and  grew up not far from the Peoria area - for  granted.
But that's OK.  We have the Reagan Fellows to save us. After all,  these
are the  prized students whose tuition to Eureka College is paid  for
largely  thanks to President Reagan's namesake.

"He did theater ...  he did  film. He was ... or what was he? A
cheerleader? Oh, no, he was in football. Not cheerleading. That was
President Bush," one Reagan Fellow  said during a recent interview.

You cannot blame this Reagan  Fellow for  stumbling a bit when questioned
about the 40th  President's past. There is  no requirement for Reagan
Fellows to be  versed in presidential politics or  know anything about  the
"trickle-down" effects of Reaganomics. Reagan  Fellows are  expected to be
leaders in their vocations, not future politicians.

But for fun, we decided to give 11 of the 17 students  at  Eureka College
who are so-called "Reagans" a five-questions quiz  about  President
Reagan. Of the 11 students, only one got four of  the five  questions
correct. No one got all five right. Four got  three correct, three  got
two right, two got only one question correct, and one student  actually
scored a zero.


"I was born in 1987!" one Reagan Fellow quickly  pointed out.
See if you can outdo  the Reagan Fellows in this little version of "I Love  the '80s." Please don't strain too hard over  the answers, for as  Ronnie himself would say, "They say hard work never  hurt anybody,  but I figure why take the chance."

QUIZ:
1. Ronald  Reagan  showered his wife, Nancy, with love and devotion while
in the White House. While at Eureka College, he showed the same level  of
devotion to  another sweetheart. Can you name her?
A) Jane  Wyman
B) Diana Lynn
C)  Margaret Cleaver
D) Judy Garland
E)  Vivien Leigh

2. Ronald Reagan is  known for his role as George "The  Gipper" Gipp in
the 1940 movie, "Knute  Rockne, All American." But  Reagan was in dozens
of movies during this era,  often visiting  Eureka College at the time as
a movie star. In one of these  movies,  he attempts to teach moral lessons
to an animal. Can you name the   type of animal and the movie in which he
starred?
A) A pug in  the movie,  "Sleeping with Gonzo"
B) A hen in the movie, "Farming  with Macho"
C) A  chimpanzee in the movie, "Bedtime for Bonzo"
D)  A collie in the movie,  "Jogging with Ringo"
E) An iguana in the  movie, "Celebrating with  Gonzo"

3. Ronald Reagan was portrayed on a  "Saturday Night Live" skit as  a
gentle and grandfatherly man to  Oval Office visitors but, behind  closed
doors, was transformed into  a sharp-minded scowling dictator who  barked
orders to his advisors.  Who was the famous SNL actor who  portrayed
Reagan in this  skit?
A) Chevy Chase
B) Bill Murray
C)  Steve Martin
D) Dan  Akroyd
E) Phil Hartman

4. "Land of Confusion" is  a rock song  popular by today's standards as
performed by rock group   "Disturbed." But in the 1980s, the song was
performed by a band  that used  puppets in an MTV video featuring
President Reagan  dressed up as Superman.  What was the name of the band
that  performed the song and what British TV  show at the time owned  the
puppets used in the video?
A) Wham and the  puppets were from  the show, Puppetmaster
B) Genesis and the puppets were  from the  show, Spitting Image
C) Eurothymics and the puppets were from the   show, Mime Time
D) Depeche Mode and the puppets were from the show,  Rubber  Hoses
E) Fleetwood Mac and the puppets were from the show,  Saving  Personality

5. Of the following, which list includes someone  not associated  with
President Reagan while he was president of the  United States?
A)  Paul Vockler, Yitzhak Shamir, Caspar Weinberger,   Peter Robinson
B)  Marvin Hier, Walter Mondale, Richard  Thornburgh, William Rehnquist
C) Alan  Greenspan, James Brady, Janet  Reno, Mikhail Gorbachev
D) Edmund Muskie,  George H.W. Bush, Daniel  Ortega, Helmet Kohl

Answers: 1-C, 2-C, 3-E, 4-B,  5-C

How did you  do?
All 5 correct? Admit it, you eat more Jelly Belly  candies than  Reagan
did.
4 correct: You watch re-runs of Reagan's Berlin  Wall  speech, don't you?
3 correct: You have heard that Reagan beat that   Mondale guy in '84, but
you have no clue that he was unopposed in  the  primary
2 correct: You are not aware he was born in  Illinois.
1 correct:  The Iran-Contra Affair to you is a sex  scandal, isn't it?
0 correct: Ronald  who?