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Lame duck (politics): Quiz

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Question 1: ________ held the opinion that states did not have the right to secede, but that it was also illegal for the Federal government to go to war to stop them.
Martin Van BurenJames BuchananJohn C. CalhounGeorge M. Dallas

Question 2: After resigning the leadership of the Liberals King became parliamentary leader and continued as ________ for some months following the leadership election of his successor, St.
Prime Minister of CanadaMonarchy of CanadaGovernor General of CanadaParliament of Canada

Question 3: The lame duck administration of Herbert Hoover, prior to the inauguration of ________ (November 8, 1932 — March 4, 1933) was a notably difficult period.
Lyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyFranklin D. RooseveltHarry S. Truman

Question 4: It was transferred to politicians in the 19th century, the first recorded use being in the Congressional Globe (the official record of the ________) of January 14, 1863: “In no event .
United States CongressUnited States Senate110th United States Congress111th United States Congress

Question 5: The transition between William Lyon Mackenzie King and ________ is perhaps the only lame duck example in Canadian federal politics.
Edward BlakeLouis St. LaurentPierre TrudeauJean Chrétien

Question 6: Perhaps the most disastrous lame duck period in US history was the 1860-1861 transition from the administration of James Buchanan to that of ________.
Andrew JohnsonGerald FordUlysses S. GrantAbraham Lincoln

Question 7: Between November 6, 1860 and March 4, 1861, seven states seceded and conflict between secessionist and federal forces began, leading to the ________ between the Northern and Southern states.
Bleeding KansasAmerican Civil WarUnited StatesTennessee

Question 8: The phrase lame duck was coined in the 18th century at the ________, to refer to a broker who defaulted on his debts.
Pound sterlingLondon Stock ExchangeUnited KingdomEngland

Question 9: While Pierre Trudeau retired from politics in 1984, he directly handing power over to ________ after the leadership contest.
Louis St. LaurentJean ChrétienJohn TurnerPaul Martin







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