Answers: The White House Correspondents' Association and Dinner

Test your knowledge of this organization and its annual event.


1. The first three presidents of the White House Correspondents' Association worked for which media organization?

D. The Washington Star

2. Who was the first woman to become a member of the association?

C. Helen Thomas

3. What year was the first annual White House Correspondents' Dinner held?

A. 1920

4. True or false: The event is traditionally held at the National Press Club building.

False. It is held at the Washington Hilton.

5. Which of these comedians has performed at the dinner more than once?

A. Al Franken (In 1994 and 1996)

6. Which of these quotes was not spoken by Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner?

B. This was spoken by Jay Leno in 2010.

7. In 2009, Wanda Sykes controversially joked about which media personality being the 20th hijacker on 9/11?

C. Rush Limbaugh

8. Who was accused of recycling jokes while performing at last year's dinner?

B. Jay Leno