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John McCain 
2008 Republican Candidate

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John McCain1. What year did he graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy?

  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1960

2. McCain's father, John S., Jr. and John S. were naval officers. What was the highest rank they were in the Navy?

  • Captain
  • 1 Star Admiral
  • 4 Star Admiral

3. Upon becoming a Naval aviator in 1960, what aircraft did he fly?

  • A-1 Skyraider
  • F-105
  • C-130

4. What aircraft carrier did McCain NOT serve aboard?

  • USS Intrepid
  • USS Enterprise
  • USS Arizona

5. He was shot down on October 26, 1967. He was flying a bombing mission over North Vietnam, when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. How many bombing missions had he flown over North Vietnam?

  • 20th
  • 23rd
  • 30th

6. What year did he retire from the U.S. Navy?

  • 1975
  • 1981
  • 1987

7. In 1982, McCain was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. What was the Arizona Congressional District?

  • 1st
  • 3rd
  • 5th

8. What year did he win election to the U.S. Senate from Arizona?

  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1988

9. McCain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999. Where did he make the announcement?

  • Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Annapolis, Maryland

10. John McCain formally announced his intention to run for President of the United States on April 25, 2007, Where did he make the announcement?

  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Panama, Florida

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Check Your Answers

  1. 1958
  2. 4 Star Admirals
  3. A-1 Skyraider
  4. USS Arizona
  5. 23rd
  6. 1981
  7. 1st
  8. 1986
  9. Nashua, New Hampshire
  10. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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