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Democratic Caucus of the United States Senate: Quiz


Question 1: In response, Democratic Leader ________ created a position of the Vice Chairman, making it the third ranking Democratic position, after Leader and Whip.
Harry ReidRobert ByrdJohn EnsignDick Durbin

Question 2: The ________ opened on January 3, 2009 with 55 Democrats and two independents in the caucus, for a total of 57 members.
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Question 3: The two independent members are Senators Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and ________ of Vermont.
Robert ByrdJohn KerryPatrick LeahyBernie Sanders

Question 4: The party change of ________ (from Republican to Democratic) on April 28, 2009 brought the total to 59.
Patrick LeahyArlen SpecterBob Casey, Jr.Joe Lieberman

Question 5: ________ (1937-1949)
Richard Mentor JohnsonAlben W. BarkleyHarry S. TrumanJohn C. Breckinridge

Question 6: In the ________, the Democratic Caucus additionally includes two independent senators who formally caucus with the Democrats for the purpose of committee assignments and Senate organization, bringing the total to 60.
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Question 7: ________ (1953-1961)
John F. KennedyJimmy CarterHarry S. TrumanLyndon B. Johnson

Question 8: Membership dropped back to 59 at the death of ________ Senator Ted Kennedy on August 26th.
MassachusettsRhode IslandMaineConnecticut

Question 9: ________ (2005-present)
Robert ByrdDick DurbinHarry ReidJohn Ensign

Question 10: When Democratic Senator ________ of Minnesota was sworn in on July 7, 2009, membership increased to 60.
Joe LiebermanAl FrankenAmy KlobucharJohn Kerry


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