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Alben W. Barkley: Quiz


Question 1: During the 1944 Democratic convention, Barkley was snubbed as Vice Presidential candidate in favor of ________, Senator from Missouri.
Jimmy CarterHarry S. TrumanLyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. Kennedy

Question 2: (The exceptions are Spiro Agnew, Nelson Rockefeller, ________ and Dick Cheney).
George H. W. BushDan QuayleJack KempCharles W. Fairbanks

Question 3: Barkley Distinguished Chair was also created in the Department of Political Science at ________, which is held by Alan I. Abramowitz, a notable American politics and elections scholar.
Northwestern UniversityDuke UniversityEmory UniversitySyracuse University

Question 4: Ultimately, the nominees were ________ and former General Dwight Eisenhower, with Eisenhower winning the 1952 Presidential election.
Adlai StevensonHarry S. TrumanJohn F. KennedyLyndon B. Johnson

Question 5: Prior to the Vice Presidency, Barkley served in the U. S. Senate from ________ for over twenty years, and was Majority Leader of that body from 1937 to 1947.

Question 6: Truman gave up his reelection campaign in 1952 after losing the ________.
New Hampshire Republican primary, 2008New Hampshire primary2008 Democratic National ConventionIowa caucuses

Question 7: He shepherded Roosevelt's domestic and war proposals through the Senate, sponsoring financing for World War II and the ________ bill, which prevented Great Britain from capitulating to the Nazis.
Franklin D. RooseveltDestroyers for Bases AgreementLend-LeaseUnited Kingdom

Question 8: Barkley was elected to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (1913–1927) representing Kentucky's 1st district in the ________.
United States House of RepresentativesUnited States SenateState governments of the United StatesHistory of the United States House of Representatives

Question 9: Barkley easily defeated incumbent ________ and was again elected to the United States Senate.
Alben W. BarkleyHappy ChandlerJohn Sherman CooperEarle C. Clements

Question 10: In his honor, the award-winning debating society at ________ was renamed the Barkley Forum in 1950, as evidenced in a communication from Barkley to the Emory University Debate Team.
Duke UniversityNorthwestern UniversitySyracuse UniversityEmory University


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