February 2nd, 2014
11:56 PM ET

GPS quiz: Test your knowledge

Which U.S. president gave the first televised State of the Union address? Why was President Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union speech postponed?

Take the GPS quiz to find out.

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  1. Sergey

    Dear Mr. Zakaria,

    (I am Russian from Germany. Sorry if you’ll find my English not quite up to the task)

    I personally appreciate your GPS very much. For example I like so much the thoughtful constructive discussion with your panel last week (first part) ; second part (“Controversial” New York initiatives; Chine-Smokers) as well...
    And yet imho sometimes some pieces of the GPS stuff is obviously just rubbish. (May be I am wrong. Maybe your goal there was to facilitate diplomacy, international relations… But means are somehow rubbish: Pompous, superficial interviews : there are no really deep thoughtful, scientifically acceptable or fact-based arguments. The only reason are famous names, categorical (but by no means convincing) claims like: “This person knows better “(Henry Kissinger); or “There is no doubt that person is sincere and competent (Gergiev)” .
    In case of Gergiev part it is so grotesque, it made me sick. Because it’s cliché-pattern of hypocritical behaviour from Stalin time repertoire:
    As you know (I hope) Stalin (whose Russian was really poor; In contrast, by the way, to Hitler known for his passionate, inspiring, inflammatory rhetoric) was officially:
    the Greatest Soviet Scientist;
    Greatest philosopher for all times and Nations;
    Greatest Philologist,
    Sophisticated Critic of all kinds of Fine Arts, Literature…
    Loving Father of Soviet children (children Choirs including); (remember that famous photo with that cutest girl and lamb?). Looks like Gergiev’s Putin is speeding to become even brighter star than Stalin.
    (Definitely Putin proved his excellence in rhetoric and may be even overshoot Stalin in that matter: “Всех… будем мочить в сортире!” Unfortunately I cannot expect from you to really appreciate this master piece of rhetoric. The whole beauty will be lost in translation. And! Believe me this is just the modest example which we were lucky to witness, the most sparkling virtuous speeches out of record. But if you are interested you can experience this Great Russian language some where in Russian jails.)

    Facit: Be careful! Trying to facilitate diplomacy (which is great) sometimes you can unwillingly promote the ugliest and very dangerous Myths.

    By the way, I personally would be excited if you didn’t cut short first part of your show (with your penal, but extend on the expense of Kissinger-part, and especially Gergiev. By the way I am great admirer of Gergiev-the-Artist.

    Kissinger interview.
    Of course intolerance, nationalism, Nazism on rise in Russia, but mostly not in expansionistic manner , I would say mostly “internally xenophobic “.
    An jet, unlike Ukrainians, who is so passionate, nationalistic about their independence, Russians (at the moment) pretty indifferent about Ukrainian independence, and their problems in general.
    And after all we know: Real historical connections, reasons are of no importance for any nationalistic aggressive movements, they can easily invented in no time.
    Russians have no less reason than in case of Ukraine to “care” about Baltic Countries, Poland, Finland, Central Asia, Caucasus ,… Alaska. In some of these cases the territories were the parts of Russian Empire for hundreds of years.
    With other points revealed in your interview with Mr. Kissinger I would agree (many would ), but those ones were already well recognized.

    February 3, 2014 at 9:41 am |
  2. darlene c hill

    Why can't I click to this page and have current gps quiz on the page? This February 2nd has been on this page for weeks

    February 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm |
  3. Sebastine odoh

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    March 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm |
  4. Sebastine odoh

    Fareed here in nigeria i dont get to watch your shows as much as i like because of electricity. I have a tv but no light. Some got light but no tv

    March 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm |
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    Air force one est supreme car la democratie dans le monde est debattu que grace a leur inflence c'est due a leur competence.

    March 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm |
  6. Mobolaji Claudius Olumuyiwa

    I am the most addicted to your programming.
    please keep the good work going sir

    August 16, 2015 at 5:50 am |
  7. Margaret Pierce

    I REALLY miss taking your GPS quiz. Any plans to reinstate it?

    September 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm |
  8. Name*lucy

    Kennedy gave first televised State of Union.

    January 28, 2018 at 11:15 am |
  9. Linda

    Dear Fareed,

    We look forward to your show every Sunday.

    Your questions are thoughtful and gently daring.

    Your interpretations are insightful and intelligent.

    Your reflections are challenging and respectfully provocative.

    Your suggestions are motivating and inspirational.

    You are truly a worldly commentator with a global perspective.

    We need you in Washington!!!!

    You are a jewel!!!

    Thanks so much

    January 28, 2018 at 4:07 pm |
  10. kathleen Demos

    Just want you to know I watch your show, have read your recent book, and look forward to your Quiz! I will be 90 years old next month, August 24th) and have always loved history and history-in-the-making!

    Thank you for helping to keep me up with the times!

    July 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm |
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