Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
What Ever Happened to You-Know-Who?
"This quiz is looking at people and political parties, most of whom just don't seem to pull it all together. Winning and success are almost never there. Whatever happened to these people?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This former governor of Minnesota, seen as a "boy wonder" of politics, ran for the Republican Party's presidential nomination nine times. Who was he?
Alfred E. Neuman
This governor of Kansas won the Republican presidential nomination in 1936, but didn't campaign. Papers wrote "Considerable mystery surrounds this man. The Missing Person's Bureau has sent out an alarm bulletin bearing his photograph. Anyone having information, contact the Republican National Committee." Who was he?
Charles Evans Hughes
This man was a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and ran several times as the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America. Later, he was sentenced to prison under the Espionage Act for 10 years. Who was he?
Barrack H. Obama
Eugene V. Debs
After the 1876 US presidential election, Samuel Tilden had received 184 votes, one short of a majority. His opponent only had 165 electoral votes, but the votes of Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana were in doubt, along with one disqualified elector from Oregon. The Electoral Commission awarded all 20 of those disputed votes to Tilden's opponent, and he came from behind to win. Who was this "winner"?
William Jennings Bryan
Rutherford B. Hayes
This man was governor of Alabama for four non-consecutive terms, and also ran for president four different times. He was also famous for saying "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever". Who was he?
In February 1992, this man went on CNN's "Larry King Live" and announced his intention to run for president if his supporters could get him on the ballot in all 50 states. His campaign slogan was "United We Stand, America". Who was this man?
A candidate of a new political party, the Progressive Party, ran for president in 1912 against William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John Schrank tried to kill him. Fortunately, a 50 page speech and his steel eyeglass case kept the bullet from harming him. When asked if this attempt would stop his campaign, he replied "I'm as fit as a bull moose." Who was this man?
William Jennings Bryan
In 1946, President Truman had seen the Republicans win control of both houses of congress. His own personal popularity continued to slide until it was down to 35%. As the election of 1948 approached the Democrats tried to get someone else to run for president on their ticket, moving Truman down to the vice presidential position. Who was this other candidate that the Democrats hoped to run?
In 1968 this woman ran for and won her first election as a U.S. Congressional representative, serving seven terms there. In 1972 she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States. She was also the first woman who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. Who was she?
Carol Mosely Braun
Margaret Chase Smith
And finally, a successful man. This man was an American tycoon, a railroad developer, a real estate mogul, and a partner of John Rockefeller in Standard Oil. He was a key figure in developing the eastern coast of Florida, where he founded the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the Father of Miami, and he also founded West Palm Beach, Florida. Name this man.
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled Aug 13 12