Quiz: Getting to Know John McCain

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Sen. John McCain is a retired Navy veteran, a supporter of the war in Iraq and the Republican Party's nominee for president. What is his past voting record, and what will he do if he's elected?

In what year was John McCain born?

John McCain was born in 1936.


Which of the following institutes did John McCain attend?

John McCain attended the U.S. Naval Academy.


John McCain's political career began in 1982, when he became:

John McCain's political career began in 1982, when he became an Arizona representative.


In 2006, John McCain voted for H.R. 6061. What did this vote concern?

John McCain voted for H.R. 6061, which concerned the construction of a fence along the U.S./Mexico border.


Of the following issues pertaining to ethics and morality, which did John McCain vote against?

John McCain voted against an amendment to expand funding for family planning and access to birth control.


In regard to John McCain's presidential agenda and plans for foreign policy, which of the following is not one of his goals?

John McCain's presidential agenda includes foreign policy goals like keeping U.S. troops in Iraq until the country has attained stability and initiating a military troop surge in Afghanistan. Insulating the CIA from politics is not one of his goals.


Of the following statements about John McCain's fundraising, which is not true:

It is not true that John McCain expressed confusion about his lack of funding and said that he enjoyed fundraising.


When John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, critics pointed out that:

When John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, critics pointed out that Palin has limited political experience aside from serving as a mayor and first-term governor.


Of the following books, which was not penned by John McCain?

John McCain wrote "Hard Call" and "Faith of My Fathers." He did not write "Profiles in Courage."


John McCain and his wife Cindy have how many children?

John McCain and his wife Cinday have four sons and three daughters.


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