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Question 1: Wilder has continued as an adjunct professor in public policy at ________.
George Mason UniversityOld Dominion UniversityJames Madison UniversityVirginia Commonwealth University

Question 2: He was sworn in on January 13, 1990 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice ________.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.Harry BlackmunWilliam RehnquistByron White

Question 3: Wilder is a prominent life member of ________ Fraternity, Inc., an intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established by and for African Americans.His ex-wife to this day is Eunice Wilder.
Kappa Alpha PsiAlpha Kappa AlphaAlpha Phi AlphaOmega Psi Phi

Question 4: He generally ran on "anti-________" platforms.

Question 5: [citation needed] The grandson of American slaves, he was named after poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and abolitionist ________.
Underground RailroadFrederick DouglassAmerican Civil WarHarriet Tubman

Question 6: Douglas Wilder began his career in public office after winning a 1969 special election to the ________ from a Richmond-area district.
Connecticut SenateVirginia General AssemblySenate of VirginiaVirginia House of Delegates

Question 7: Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American politician, the first ________ to be elected as governor of a U.S. state, and the second to serve as governor.
African AmericanAfrican American cultureAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)

Question 8: Wilder also received an Honorary Doctorate from ________ in 2004.
Cornell UniversityStanford UniversityColumbia UniversityArizona State University

Question 9: In recognition of his landmark achievement as the first African-American elected governor in the nation, the ________ awarded Wilder the Spingarn Medal for 1990.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleMartin Luther King, Jr.Timeline of the African American Civil Rights MovementAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 10: The move to change this policy succeeded in November 2003 when voters approved a mayor-at-large ________, with roughly 80 percent voting in favor of the measure.
By-electionElections by countryReferendumUnited Kingdom


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