NEW For Fun Fact/Trivia Quiz [American Government related] Oct. 17,2009
Joel’s For Fun Fact/Trivia Quiz for Oct. 17, 2009
1. This is the practice of drawing oddly shaped election districts to favor one political party. The term comes from Massachusetts.
2. He was the first African-American to be appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court. He retired in 1991. Clarence Thomas (Anita Hill) replaced him on the court.
3. To end a filibuster 3/5’s of the entire Senate membership must vote to end it. What is the procedure/rule called?
4. Daniel Ellsberg released information about a government study of the Viet Nam War in 1971. This released information was known by what term?
5. What is the length of a Federal judge’s term of office?
6. This state has the largest number of electoral votes (in a presidential election).
7. His Vice-President was Calvin Coolidge. KDKA in Pttsburgh broadcast the election returns for the first time on radio in 1928.
8. He ran for President in 1964. The Daisy Commercial hurt his chances of being elected. He was the Republican cadidate for President in 1964.
9. In 1972, he received the Democrat nomination for President. He LOST in 49 out of the 50 states. He ran against Richard M. Nixon.
10. He was the major author of the Declaration of Independence. He was a slave owner but used the phrase “All men are created equal”.
11. In 1972, he was a short lived Democrat Vice-Presidential candidate. It was revealed that he had undergone electric shock treatment.
12. He was the only person to be elected four times as president (in the U. S.).
13. What war did Jane Fonda strongly object to? As a result of her opposition, some people would boycott her movies.
14. He was shot and killed in 1968. He served as the U. S. Attorney General and as a U. S. Senator. He wanted to run as the Democrat candidate for President in 1968.
15. His wife Betty said, that he was “an accidental President”. In 1941, he graduated from Yale Law School. He said, “My fellow Americans, our national nightmare is over.”