Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama quiz

Originally uploaded by simonGman
The quiz on Barack Hussein Obama / Trudeau

1. Barack Obama's father was a native of the nation of a) Tanzania b) Kansas
c) Kuwait d) Kenya.
2. Obama did his undergraduate work at Columbia University, which is in a) NYC
b) Boston c) Honolulu d) Philadelphia.
3. Both he and Michelle graduated from Harvard Law, which is in a) NYC
b) Boston c) Honolulu d) Philadelphia.
4. In addition to politics, he has been a teacher of consitutional law at the Univ of a) Illinois b) Chicago c) Indiana d) Washington.
5. He spent 14 years of his childhood in Indonesia. T / F
6. Obama used alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his years as a community organizer. T / F
7. Obama has been both a US Representative and US Senator from greater Chicago. T / F
8. He is the successful author of a book called a) Dreams from My Father
b) A Tale of Two Cities c) Invisible man d) Gone with the Wind.
9. The name Hussein indicates a Muslim influence in his family; it comes from a) Kenya b) Indonesia c) Hawaii.

From Wikipedia:

With his black Kenyan father and white American mother, his upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, and his Ivy League education, Obama's early life experiences differ markedly from those of African-American politicians who launched their careers in the 1960s through participation in the civil rights movement.[204] Expressing puzzlement over questions about whether he is "black enough", Obama told an August 2007 meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists that the debate is not about his physical appearance or his record on issues of concern to black voters. Obama said that "we're still locked in this notion that if you appeal to white folks then there must be something wrong."

Based on the paragraph above:

10. Obama’s background represents the history and the struggle of the civil rights
movement in America. T / F
11. Obama’s appeal to voters of all ethnic groups has been a source of puzzlement to many Americans. T / F

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