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State of the Union Trivia


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  • 1. 

    What member of Congress has been known for staking out an aisle seat hours before a State of the Union address?

    • A.

      Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas

    • B.

      Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.

    • C.

      Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

    • D.

      Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas

    Correct Answer
    B. Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • 2. 

    What member of Congress is known to enjoy bow hunting?

    • A.

      Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    • B.

      Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah

    • C.

      Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.

    • D.

      Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich.

    Correct Answer
    A. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
    Explanation
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is known to enjoy bow hunting. This is implied by the question asking which member of Congress is known for this activity, and the correct answer being Rep. Paul Ryan.

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  • 3. 

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., used to work as legislative director to what former senator?

    • A.

      Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

    • B.

      Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.

    • C.

      Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

    • D.

      Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. This information can be found by researching Rep. Paul Ryan's previous work experience. It is stated that he used to work as legislative director to Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

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  • 4. 

    A resolution condemning Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. for shouting “you lie!” at President Obama during an address to a joint session of Congress (not a State of the Union) passed mostly along a party line vote. How many Republicans voted for the measure?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is 7. This means that 7 Republicans voted for the resolution condemning Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "you lie!" at President Obama. The fact that the vote passed mostly along a party line suggests that the majority of Republicans did not support the resolution. However, 7 Republicans broke from their party and voted in favor of it.

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  • 5. 

    Which president delivered the first State of the Union broadcast on television?

    • A.

      Franklin Roosevelt (1944)

    • B.

      Harry S. Truman (1947)

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower (1951)

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy (1962)

    Correct Answer
    B. Harry S. Truman (1947)
    Explanation
    Harry S. Truman delivered the first State of the Union broadcast on television in 1947. This marked a significant moment in history as it was the first time that the American people could watch the president's address from the comfort of their own homes. Truman's decision to utilize this new medium demonstrated his understanding of the power of television and its ability to reach a wider audience. This innovation set a precedent for future presidents to use television as a means of communicating their policies and agendas to the American people.

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