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Trivia Tuesday: GOP Convention Edition

How well do you know the Republican nominees?

From right, Sen. John McCain and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a statue unveiling ceremony for the late Sen. Barry Goldwater in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
From right, Sen. John McCain and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a statue unveiling ceremony for the late Sen. Barry Goldwater in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In this week’s Trivia Tuesday, we’re going all convention as Republicans convene in Cleveland, before the Democrats gather next week in Philadelphia.

Trivia #1

In 1964, Republican presidential nominee Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona picked a House member as his running mate.

  1. What was his name?
  2. Which state was he from?
  3. What important job did he have right after World War II?
  4. What position did he have in the Republican Party before Goldwater picked him as his running mate?

Trivia #2

At the Republican convention in Cleveland in 1936, GOP presidential nominee Kansas Gov. Alf Landon chose Chicago newspaper publisher Col. Frank Knox as his running mate.  

What position in the federal government did Knox later have?  

A)  Secretary of the Treasury under President Dwight D. Eisenhower  

B) Secretary of the Navy under President Franklin D. Roosevelt  

C) Attorney general under President Dwight D. Eisenhower  

D) Commanding officer at Fort Knox, in charge of protecting the gold reserve

Answers 

#1

  1. William E. Miller
  2. New York
  3. Assistant prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials
  4. Chairman of the Republican National Committee

#2

B) Secretary of the Navy under President Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

The first correct answer was Ian Donegan, congratulations!

 

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