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Barack Obama 
2008 Democratic Candidate

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Barack Obama1. Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr., a Kenyan of Nyang�oma Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a American from Wichita, Kansas. His parents were attending what university?

  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Honolulu
  • UCLA

2. Upon graduating from high school. What college did Barack attend?

  • Columbia University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Occidental College

3. Obama graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991.

  • True or False?

4. What year did Obama win election as Illinois Senator from District #13?

  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000

5. Obama met his wife, Michelle Robinson, in June 1989 when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. When did they get married?

  • January 28, 1991
  • October 3, 1992
  • February 6, 1993

6. In 2000, he lost a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives to four-term incumbent. Who was the Congressmen?

  • Bobby Rush
  • Bobby Mansfield
  • Amos Moses

7. Who did Obama beat for the 2004 U.S. Senate seat from Illinois?

  • Bobby Mann
  • Alice Harmony
  • Alan Keyes

8. On February 10, 2007 Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Where did he make the announcement?

  • Honolulu HI
  • Springfield IL
  • Bridgeport WV

9. Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations. Who is the current chairman of the Foreign Relations committee?

  • Joe Biden
  • Dick Lugar
  • John Kyle

10. Obama taught constitutional law for twelve years, as a Lecturer for four years (1992 - 1996), and as a Senior Lecturer for eight years (1996 - 2004). What was the university?

  • Harvard University
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Illinois

Check Your Answers

  1. University of Hawaii
  2. Occidental College
  3. True
  4. 1996
  5. October 3, 1992
  6. Bobby Rush
  7. Alan Keyes
  8. Springfield IL
  9. Joe Biden
  10. University of Chicago Law School

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