Quiz: Getting to Know Barack Obama

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1 min
In what year was Barack Obama born?
1963
1962
1961
Barack Obama was born in 1961.

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Which of the following institutes did Barack Obama attend?
University of Hawaii
Columbia University
Barack Obama attended Columbia University.
Dartmouth College

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Barack Obama's political career began in 1997, when he became:
Illinois state senator
Barack Obama's political career began in 1997, when he became an Illinois state senator.
Chicago mayor
governor of Illinois

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In 2006, Barack Obama voted for H.R. 6061. What did this vote concern?
comprehensive immigration reform
chain migration
a fence along the U.S./Mexico border
Barack Obama voted for H.R. 6061, which concerned the construction of a fence along the U.S./Mexico border.

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Of the following issues pertaining to ethics and morality, which did Barack Obama vote against?
a Constitutional amendment that would've given Congress the power to outlaw flag desecration
Barack Obama voted against a Constitutional amendment that would've given Congress the power to outlaw flag desecration.
a bill that allowed for federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells
an amendment to expand funding for family planning and access to birth control

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In regard to Barack Obama's presidential agenda and plans for foreign policy, which of the following is not one of his goals?
continuing military involvement in Iraq
Barack Obama's presidential agenda includes foreign policy goals like seeking talks with Iran and Syria and insulating the CIA from politics. Continuing military involvement in Iraq is not one of his goals.
seeking talks with Iran and Syria
insulating the CIA from politics

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Of the following statements about Barack Obama's fundraising, which is not true:
Most of Barack Obama's financial contributors were everyday donors.
Barack Obama broke Sen. John Kerry's fundraising record of $55 million in donations.
The Obama campaign has not received many donations through online contributions.
It is not true that the Obama campaign has not received many donations through online contributions.

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When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate, critics pointed out that:
Biden had openly criticized Obama's lack of foreign policy experience.
When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate, critics pointed out that Biden had openly criticized Obama's lack of foreign policy experience.
Biden had intially declined the nomination
Biden had publicly stated that the nomination should go to Hillary Clinton, not to himself.

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Of the following books, which was not penned by Barack Obama?
"The Audacity of Hope"
"Common Sense"
Barack Obama wrote "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father." He didn't write "Common Sense."
"Dreams from My Father"

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Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have how many children?
a daughter and a son
two daughters
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have two daughters.
one daughter and two sons

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