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Sam Yorty: Quiz

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Question 1: He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the ________, but he is most remembered for his turbulent years as Mayor of Los Angeles from 1961 to 1973.
Nevada AssemblyCalifornia State AssemblyCalifornia State SenateCalifornia State Legislature

Question 2: However, Yorty received just six percent of the vote in the ________ and was never able to gain any momentum in his bid for the nomination.
New Hampshire primaryIowa caucuses2008 Democratic National ConventionNew Hampshire Republican primary, 2008

Question 3: That support haunted Yorty in 1938, when he was branded a communist by ________ inmate Arthur Kent during testimony before the California Un-American Activities Committee.
California State Prison, SacramentoSan Quentin State PrisonFolsom State PrisonPelican Bay State Prison

Question 4: The charges were not plausible since Bradley had spent much of his career in the ________, but they resonated among fearful voters, and Yorty was re-elected.
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles Police DepartmentLos Angeles Fire DepartmentLos Angeles General Services Police

Question 5: Yorty had received strong support from influential ________ publisher William Loeb, stating that President Nixon had “caved in” to anti-war senators and that he had never agreed with the government's policy on the war.
New HampshireManchester, New HampshireConcord, New HampshireMassachusetts

Question 6: Senate in 1980, having been defeated by the conservative Paul Gann, who in turn was badly beaten by incumbent liberal Democrat ________.
William F. KnowlandAlan CranstonDianne FeinsteinThomas Kuchel

Question 7: Samuel William Yorty (October 1, 1909 – June 5, 1998) was a politician from Los Angeles, ________.
Northern CaliforniaCaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, California

Question 8: In 1997, a survey of urban historians and political scientists conducted by Melvin Holli at the ________ rated Yorty the third worst U.S.
University of ChicagoNorthwestern UniversityNorthern Illinois UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Chicago

Question 9: In response to what he would do, he noted that ________ had helped bring an end to the Korean War by threatening to use nuclear weapons.
Dwight D. EisenhowerRonald ReaganRichard NixonGerald Ford

Question 10: In 1967, Yorty was forced to deal with scandal after the ________ published an expose on the city's harbor commission.
Los Angeles TimesChicago TribuneKTLASam Zell







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