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U.S. Political History: Post 1920

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US Political History Post 1920 game quiz
"Tests general knowledge of U.S. history in politics after 1920."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. As a U.S. senator, which state did Robert F. Kennedy represent?
    Massachusetts
    California
    Rhode Island
    New York


2. In the presidential election of 1960, Richard M. Nixon chose what man as his vice-presidential running mate?
    Thomas Dewey
    Spiro Agnew
    Henry Cabot Lodge
    Gerald Ford


3. Who became the US Senate majority leader in May 2001?
    Jon Corzine
    Trent Lott
    Tom Daschle
    Edward M. Kennedy


4. Who did Bob Dole choose as his running mate in the presidential election of 1996?
    Dick Cheney
    Jack Kemp
    Dan Quayle
    Colin Powell


5. FDR's cabinet was known as his what?
    Flight Team
    Great Group
    Best and Brightest
    Brains Trust


6. What was the nickname of President Calvin Coolidge?
    Quiet Cal
    Cool Cal
    Calm Cal
    Silent Cal


7. Who ran unsuccessfully for president against Dwight D. Eisenhower twice in the 1950s?
    Adlai Stevenson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Harry S Truman
    Hubert Humphrey


8. Besides Washington DC, what is the only state Richard Nixon failed to win in his 1972 presidential election victory?
    Vermont
    Massachusetts
    Texas
    New York


9. By the end of the 20th century, how many presidents had been through (partial or entire) impeachment proceedings?
    6
    4
    0
    3


10. What person is next in line of succession for the presidency after the Speaker of the House?
    President Pro Tempore of the Senate
    Senate Majority Leader
    Secretary of State
    Secretary of Defense


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