This Week In Political Trivia: Oct. 7

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  • 1. 
    Paint Creek in Haskell County, Texas, the boyhood home of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is located in the congressional district of what member of Congress?
    • A. 

      Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas

    • B. 

      Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas

    • C. 

      Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas

    • D. 

      Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas


  • 2. 
    In what state did Democrat John F. Kennedy beat Hubert Humphrey with 61% of the vote in the 1960 presidential primary, proving that a Catholic could win in a virtually all-Protestant state?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Oregon

    • C. 

      West Virginia

    • D. 

      Illinois


  • 3. 
    What U.S. senator, the son of a country-store owner, recalls walking to school barefoot?
    • A. 

      Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

    • B. 

      Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

    • C. 

      Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

    • D. 

      Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.


  • 4. 
    Upon being elected to Congress in 1988, what member said “I was elected to put the federal government on a diet”?
    • A. 

      Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

    • B. 

      Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.

    • C. 

      Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn.

    • D. 

      Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill.


  • 5. 
    In the United States, what source of electricity is expected to rise 25 percent in usage from 2009 to 2035?
    • A. 

      Hydro

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Nuclear

    • D. 

      Coal


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