Tuesday Trivia: Florida and Arizona Edition

Corrine Brown and John McCain face primaries on Tuesday

Florida's Al Lawson also ran for the House in 2012. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call File Photo)
Florida's Al Lawson also ran for the House in 2012. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call File Photo)
Posted August 30, 2016 at 8:17am

Question 1

Florida Rep. Corrine Brown faces a strong primary challenge from Al Lawson, who was the Democratic nominee in 2012 against former Rep. Steve Southerland II. What would distinguish Lawson from his House colleagues should he be elected?

A. He played professional basketball in the early 1970s

B. He grew up overseas in a military family and did not live in the U.S. until age 18

C. He is an acclaimed sculptor who has had works displayed at the National Gallery of Art

D. He has earned both an M.D. and a D.V.M. 

Question 2

Arizona’s senior senator John McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee and was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. Which two previous senators who ran for president also served as chairmen of the committee?

A. John Kerry, who ran for president in 2004, and Lyndon Johnson, who ran for president in 1964

B. Barry Goldwater, who ran for president in 1964, and Strom Thurmond, who ran for president in 1948

C. John F. Kennedy, who ran for president in 1960, and Richard B. Russell, who ran for president in 1952

D. Al Gore, who ran for president in 1988 and 2000, and Bob Dole, who ran for president in 1980, 1988 and 1996

Answers

#1: A. He played professional basketball in the early 1970s

#2: B. Barry Goldwater, who ran for president in 1964, and Strom Thurmond, who ran for president in 1948

The first correct answer was Eliot Kieval from NYC, congratulations!