Quiz: Sarah Palin And Alaska

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Test your knowledge of Sarah Palin and Alaska.


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  • 1. 
    In this week’s magazine, Nancy Franklin writes about “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” a reality-television show premiering on November 14th on TLC, the channel that is home to all of the following shows EXCEPT which one?
    • A. 

      “Obese and Pregnant”

    • B. 

      “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”

    • C. 

      “Little and Pregnant”

    • D. 

      “Paralyzed and Pregnant”

  • 2. 
    The show is produced by Mark Burnett, who also produced which of the following?
    • A. 

      “The Real World”

    • B. 

      “Road Rules”

    • C. 

      “Survivor”

    • D. 

      “The Crocodile Hunter”

  • 3. 
    Palin was the first female Vice-Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. Who was the first for Democrats?
    • A. 

      Bella Abzug

    • B. 

      Geraldine Ferraro

    • C. 

      Cynthia McKinney

    • D. 

      Shirley Chisholm

  • 4. 
    Which other Alaskan was a candidate in the 2008 Presidential election?
    • A. 

      Ted Stevens

    • B. 

      Mike Gravel

    • C. 

      Lisa Murkowski

    • D. 

      Frank Murkowski

  • 5. 
    Palin was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, from 1996 until 2002. What was the population of Wasilla in the year 2000, according to the U.S. Census?
    • A. 

      About a thousand

    • B. 

      About five thousand

    • C. 

      About ten thousand

    • D. 

      About fifteen thousand

  • 6. 
    As the mayor of Wasilla, Palin spent fifty thousand dollars of city funds to redecorate her office without getting approval. When Nick Carney, a city council member, confronted her about it, what did she say, according to Carney?
    • A. 

      “Fine, then you can’t come to my holiday office party in here.”

    • B. 

      “I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.”

    • C. 

      “I didn’t get to be the mayor by waiting around for authorization for everything.”

    • D. 

      “This office is not my property. I’m not taking it with me.”

  • 7. 
    Where was Palin born?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Idaho

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Kenya

  • 8. 
    Which singer was, like Palin, raised in Alaska?
    • A. 

      Sarah McLachlan

    • B. 

      Jewel

    • C. 

      Natalie Merchant

    • D. 

      Nelly Furtado

  • 9. 
    Where did a young Palin earn the nickname "Sarah Barracuda"?
    • A. 

      On the basketball court

    • B. 

      In the Miss Alaska competition

    • C. 

      As a cheerleader for dogsled races

    • D. 

      Fishing

  • 10. 
    Name all of Palin’s children.
    • A. 

      Jack, Bristol, Winnow, Piper, Tripp

    • B. 

      Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Tripp

    • C. 

      Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig

    • D. 

      Zack, Bristol, Winnow, Piper, Trig

  • 11. 
    What is Palin’s middle name?
    • A. 

      LaVaughn

    • B. 

      Louise

    • C. 

      Therese

    • D. 

      Diane

  • 12. 
    Why did Palin say that she didn’t want to run against Lisa Murkowski for Senate in 2004?
    • A. 

      Her teen-age son didn’t want her to

    • B. 

      She wanted to have another child

    • C. 

      Her youngest daughter didn’t want her to

    • D. 

      She wanted to spend more time with her husband, Todd

  • 13. 
    What did Sarah Palin get in 2007?
    • A. 

      Nearly fifty thousand dollars’ worth of clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue

    • B. 

      An honorary degree from the University of Alaska

    • C. 

      A master’s degree from the University of Phoenix

    • D. 

      A passport

  • 14. 
    Where was the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere” supposed to go?
    • A. 

      Gravina Island, population fifty

    • B. 

      Grindall Island, population zero

    • C. 

      The Commander Islands, in Russia

    • D. 

      Attu, one of the largest Aleutian Islands

  • 15. 
    Which animal did Palin support shooting from planes?
    • A. 

      Wolves

    • B. 

      Caribou

    • C. 

      Coyotes

    • D. 

      Polar bears

  • 16. 
    After the 2008 election, Politico reported that the Republican National Committee had spent a hundred and fifty thousand dollars on clothes and accessories for the Palin family. By comparison, how much did the U.S. pay for Alaska in 1867?
    • A. 

      A hundred fifty thousand dollars

    • B. 

      A million dollars

    • C. 

      Seven million dollars

    • D. 

      Seventy million dollars

  • 17. 
    On what day in 2009 did Palin announce her resignation as governor of Alaska?
    • A. 

      January 21st, the day after Obama’s Inauguration

    • B. 

      May 25th, Memorial Day

    • C. 

      July 3rd, the day before Independence Day

    • D. 

      October 18th, Alaska Day

  • 18. 
    Who recently called Palin a front-runner for the 2012 Presidential campaign, and put himself in “fourth” behind her, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee?
    • A. 

      Rudy Giuliani

    • B. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • C. 

      Pat Buchanan

    • D. 

      Haley Barbour

  • 19. 
    Which of the following comments has NOT been made by Palin regarding the possibility of a 2012 Presidential run?
    • A. 

      “I would give it a shot.”

    • B. 

      "I would be in it to win it."

    • C. 

      "I think that it would be absurd to not consider what it is that I could potentially do to help our country.”

    • D. 

      "I was very acutely aware of how hard '08 was going to be and how likely it was that we were going to lose [but] '12 is different."