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    Celebrity Major Quiz

    1. Oprah Winfrey, the reigning queen of television talk shows, majored in _______ at Tennessee State University.
    b) Speech and Drama

    2. Mira Sorvino graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in _______.
    b) Asian Studies

    3. Bass guitarist Gene Simmons led his rock band, Kiss, to superstardom in the 70s and 80s. Before he became "The Tongue," though, he led a relatively sedate life as a college student, majoring in _______ at Richmond College.
    c) Education

    4. More than 33 years after dropping out of California State University, Long Beach, motion-picture director Steven Spielberg finally graduated from there in 2002 with a degree in _______.
    b) Film

    5. Before he made the martial-arts action film an international sensation, Bruce Lee studied _______ at the University of Washington.
    c) Philosophy

    6. Jodie Foster began acting early in life, but she put her career temporarily on hold to pursue a degree in _______ from Yale University.
    a) Literature

    7. Before he joined Monty Python's Flying Circus and opened Fawlty Towers, English actor and comedian John Cleese studied _______ at Downing College of Cambridge University.
    c) Law

    8. Like his television character, Columbo, actor Peter Falk isn't nearly as simple-minded as he lets on, having majored in _______ at the New School for Social Research in New York.
    c) Political Science

    9. When the legendary rock band the Rolling Stones first started playing around London clubs in the mid-1960s, lead singer Mick Jagger was still a student of _______ at the London School of Economics.
    c) Business

    10. Before turning to professional golf full time, Tiger Woods spent two years at Stanford University, where he majored in _______.
    a) Economics

    11. Actor, comedian, and writer Steve Martin studied _______ at Long Beach College and at the University of California at Los Angeles before embarking on his entertainment career.
    c) Philosophy

    12. One suspects that David Letterman, the bad boy of television talk show hosts, has inspired revisions of some of the textbooks used in the department of _______, his major at Ball State University.
    b) Telecommunications

    13. He may be known today as the silk-pajama-clad founder of Playboy magazine and perennial bon vivant, but in college Hugh Hefner was a dedicated student of _______ at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    c) Psychology

    14. Before he was The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, and Butch Cassidy--and before he made your spaghetti sauce so he could give the profits to charity--Paul Newman majored in _______ at Kenyon College.
    a) English
     

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