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Ron Kirk: Quiz


Question 1: [8] Kirk is the first person of ________ descent to hold the position of United States Trade Representative.
Great Migration (African American)African AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)African American culture

Question 2: He also pushed the construction of the ________, whose opening he oversaw in 2002.
Fox Sports SouthwestAmerican Airlines CenterReunion ArenaMadison Square Garden

Question 3: [8] Kirk was formally sworn in by Vice President ________ on March 20, 2009.
Hillary Rodham ClintonBarack ObamaJohn McCainJoe Biden

Question 4: The ________ confirmed Kirk as United States Trade Representative on March 18, 2009 with a vote of 92 in favor and five opposed and he was sworn in the same day.
Hart Senate Office BuildingUnited States CongressUnited States Senate111th United States Congress

Question 5: [1] He then went to the ________.
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsUniversity of Texas School of LawMcCombs School of BusinessUniversity of Texas at Austin

Question 6: Although there was speculation that Kirk would be appointed Secretary of Transportation by President ________, he was given the position of Trade Representative.
2008 Democratic National ConventionBarack Obama2004 Democratic National ConventionJohn Edwards

Question 7: In 2001, Kirk resigned as mayor of Dallas in order to run for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Republican ________.
Phil GrammJohn TowerRichard LugarJohn Cornyn

Question 8: [7] Kirk also claimed deductions for three years of season tickets to the ________ as qualifying entertainment expenses.
Dallas MavericksBoston Celtics2009–10 Dallas Mavericks season2008–09 Dallas Mavericks season

Question 9: Kirk attended ________, graduating with a degree in both political science and sociology in 1976.
Trinity University (Texas)Centre CollegeAustin CollegeRhodes College

Question 10: [4] As a supporter of the ________ (NAFTA), his selection has drawn criticism from advocates of protectionist trade policies.
North American Free Trade AgreementCanada – United States Free Trade AgreementNew Zealand – United States relationsMexico


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