Quiz: Getting to Know Barack Obama

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Quiz: Getting to Know Barack Obama
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If there's one clear message Sen. Barack Obama wants to get across to the voters, it's that he represents change. He also wants America to know that he's the candidate who can unite the U.S. government. So how will he do it if he's elected president?
In what year was Barack Obama born?
1963
1962
1961
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Wrong Answer

Barack Obama was born in 1961.

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

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

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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
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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
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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Barack Obama voted against a Constitutional amendment that would've given Congress the power to outlaw flag desecration.

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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
seeking talks with Iran and Syria
insulating the CIA from politics
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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.

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

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

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