The Great American News Quiz
June 22, 2016
Born on June 22, 1949 in New Jersey, Meryl Streep has made a career as one of America's most versatile and celebrated actors.

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1. Streep received her MFA from what Connecticut Ivy League University in 1975?
   Harvard
   Yale
   Columbia
   Princeton
2. Streep began auditioning for film roles after being inspired by what actor's performance in Taxi Driver?
   Robert De Niro
   Christopher Walken
   Katherine Hepburn
   Jane Fonda
3. Starring alongside Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, Streep earned her first Academy Award nomination for her role in which Vietnam War drama?
   Full Metal Jacket
   Apocalypse Now
   The Deer Hunter
   Platoon
4. In the 2011 film The Iron Lady, Streep portrays which political figure?
   Margaret Thatcher
   Betsy Ross
   Abigail Adams
   Mary Todd Lincoln
5. Streep is a distant relative of which Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania?
   John Smith
   William Penn
   Jonathan Penn
   Benjamin Franklin
6. In which film does Streep speak Polish, German, and English?
   Out of Africa
   Doubt
   The Bridges of Madison County
   Sophie's Choice
7. What TV show featured a character named Meryl Sheep in Streep's honor?
   Sesame Street
   Reading Rainbow
   The Simpsons
   South Park
8. Practicing six hours a day for eight weeks, Streep learned to play the violin for her role in what 1999 film?
   Sophie's Choice
   The Bridges of Madison County
   The Iron Lady
   Music of the Heart
9. Clint Eastwood directed and starred alongside Streep in what 1995 romance?
   Postcards From the Edge
   Defending Your Life
   Doubt
   The Bridges of Madison County
10. As of 2016, Streep has been nominated for how many Academy Awards?
   Ten
   Fifteen
   Nineteen
   Twenty-three


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