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Quick, tell us what you know about the Toastmasters organization. Not a fan of public speaking? This quiz may inspire your inner orator!

When was the Toastmasters International organization founded?

  • 1924
  • 1934
  • 1944

When he founded Toastmasters, which organization was Ralph Smedley's employer?

  • American Red Cross
  • the Salvation Army
  • the Y

What skills does the Toastmasters organization teach?

  • finance and investing
  • communication and leadership
  • hosting and cooking

True or false: The Toastmasters Club in Santa Ana, California, was Ralph Smedley's third attempt at forming a self-sustaining Toastmasters club.

  • true
  • false

Which actor was once a member of the Toastmasters organization?

  • Tim Allen
  • William H. Macy
  • Martin Lawrence

What was the first Toastmasters newsletter called?

  • The News
  • The Toast
  • The Gavel

Which California city hosted the first official Toastmasters convention?

  • San Jose
  • Anaheim
  • Santa Ana

When was Toastmaster magazine first published?

  • 1933
  • 1943
  • 1953

When did the Toastmasters organization open membership to women?

  • 1973
  • 1963
  • 1953

What year did founder Ralph Smedley begin working full-time with Toastmasters?

  • 1937
  • 1939
  • 1941

What percentage of Toastmasters' current members are women?

  • 42 percent
  • 52 percent
  • 62 percent

What was the title of the first manual used by the Toastmasters organization?

  • Manual of Instructions
  • Basic Toasting
  • Mastering Basics

Which Apollo 13 astronaut is a former member of the Toastmasters organization?

  • Fred Haise
  • James Lovell
  • Jack Swigert

When was the name "Toastmasters Club" trademarked?

  • 1948
  • 1938
  • 1928

Which California city opened the second official charter of the Toastmasters Club?

  • Anaheim
  • Sacramento
  • Fresno

True or false: The first non-California Toastmasters Club was organized in Seattle.

  • true
  • false

The first official Toastmasters district included California and which state?

  • Washington
  • Arizona
  • Oregon

In 1962, the Toastmasters Basic Training manual was available in which languages?

  • English, French and Spanish
  • English, French and German
  • English, German and Spanish

When did Toastmasters begin the Accredited Speaker Program?

  • 1980
  • 1985
  • 1990

Which former White House press secretary was a Toastmasters Club member?

  • Ari Fleischer
  • George Stephanopoulos
  • James Brady

Where was the first Toastmasters Club outside of North America founded?

  • Sydney
  • Southport, England
  • Paris

When did Ralph Smedley die?

  • 1965
  • 1970
  • 1975

When did Helen Blanchard become the first female Toastmasters International president?

  • 1975
  • 1980
  • 1985

Which Asian city hosted Toastmasters' first international convention held outside North America?

  • Tokyo
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Shanghai, China

When did the Toastmasters International website launch?

  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999

Which California city is home to the Toastmasters International headquarters?

  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Rancho Santa Margarita

How many Toastmasters International clubs are there worldwide?

  • 11,400
  • 13,400
  • 15,400

Which political commentator is a former member of the Toastmasters organization?

  • Chris Matthews
  • Bill Maher
  • Glenn Beck

True or false: The Toastmasters International organization has clubs in more than 100 countries.

  • true
  • false

What is the worldwide membership of Toastmasters International?

  • 132,000
  • 232,000
  • 332,000