Special Sub-Topic: Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
|Which date was Arnold Schwarzenegger FIRST sworn into office of Governor of California?|
November 17, 2003. Arnold was "specially" elected as the state's governor to finish out the term of office for Gray Davis. He then was elected to a second term after this, for which he was sworn in on January 5th 2007.
|They say never to discuss money, religion or politics at a party, yet, politicians represent a party themselves. Which political party does Arnold Schwarzenegger represent?|
Republican. Arnold was representing the Republican party when he took the role as governor, however, I couldn't resist a nod to one of his first films in this. In the 2004 Republican National Convention, he attributed his choice to become Republican to a speech given by Nixon.
|Whom did Arnold Schwarzenegger appoint as his Chief of Staff, despite numerous advisements to not do so, in part, because she was a Democrat?|
Susan Kennedy. Despite Susan Kennedy not being part of the Republican party, Arnold chose her to be his appointed Chief of Staff, which was received by much controversy. Later, he went on to appoint Kennedy and Kimberly Belshe to oversee California's implementation of new health care law in 2010.
|Arnold Schwarzenegger won his re-election campaign by a pretty wide margin of votes, about how many votes did the former body-builder win by?|
one million. According to the California Secretary of State, Arnold won the election by just over one million votes, winning by 56% of the vote, compared to the 38.9% Angelides received.
|Some people know that someone needs to have been an US citizen for at least five years before the election in order to run for governor in California. Where was Arnold Schwarzenegger born?|
Thal, Austria. Arnold was born in Thal, Austria in 1947. He moved to the US in his early twenties.
|Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been a Mr. Universe because of the workouts done on his body, but he also worked out his mind. He received a degree from the University of Wisconsin in which of these areas? |
Business and International Economics. Arnold also received a few honorary degrees over the years, including an honorary law degree from Emory University in May 2010.
|Arnold Schwarzenegger did not accept a salary for his terms in office as governor of California.|
t. Arnold turned down the $175,000 a year salary, indicating that he wanted to take on the position to serve the people, regardless of the money.
|The first official political office for Arnold Schwarzenegger was chairman for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.|
t. This position was given to him by George H.W. Bush and he held this office for three years, from 1990-1992. After this time he also offered services for the Red Cross to raise awareness of need for individuals to donate blood.
|Which of the following did Arnold Schwarzenegger NOT support during his term of governor?|
Decreasing minimum wage. Arnold pushed to increase minimum wages of worked, focused on reducing overall pollution, most specifically greenhouse gasses, and also attempted to increase awareness of the need for physical education in schools and place an emphasis on the importance of after-school problems.
|Ok, and now for a question that can shed light on how this quiz answers the challenges of making a quiz with the title "Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers" that links up with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold actually said this phrase in his pre-governor job, aka when he made movies. Name this movie.|
Last Action Hero. The basic plot of the movie is that a kid, Danny, has a special ticket that allows him to go into the movie world of his favorite action hero/action movie (Arnold's character: Jack Slater). Danny tries to convince Jack that they are in a movie, by repeating catch phrases of the character as he says them. Throughout the movie, Danny, repeatedly responds Jack Slater's statements by saying "I knew you were going to say that". Finally, after Jack is sucked into the real world, he makes the statement "well listen to this one: Rubber baby buggy bumpers, bet you didn't know I was going to say that" to which Danny throws up his arms and rolls his eyes.
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