Arizona politics trivia quiz answers

2012-08-05T00:00:00Z 2012-08-08T13:39:14Z Arizona politics trivia quiz answersArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 05, 2012 12:00 am  • 

1. Our original answer was Bruce Babbitt, from Flagstaff, who took office in 1978, but he was born in Los Angeles, a rarely known fact. The right answer is Rose Mofford, born in Globe in 1922, and the only governor to be born in Arizona since statehood. (Thomas Campbell, Arizona’s second governor, was born in Prescott in 1878, and Sidney P. Osborn in Phoenix in 1884, but it was still the Arizona Territory at that time.)

 2. Sam Goddard. The 1941 Harvard graduate and crew team member was selected for the Rowing Hall of Fame in 1976. (Rose Mofford is in the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame.)

3. Carl Hayden spent 15 years as Arizona's first elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

4. Rose Mofford, who was also Arizona's first woman Secretary of State and the first female class president at her hometown Globe High School.

5. Sam Goddard, who moved here in 1944 for his wife's health and was elected governor 20 years later.

6. Wesley Bolin, who took over in October 1977, after Raul Castro resigned. Bolin died four months and 12 days later.

7. Missouri - George W.P. Hunt, Sam Goddard, Wesley Bolin and Jane Dee Hull.

8. Six former secretaries of state became governor - Sidney P. Osborn, Dan Garvey, Wesley Bolin, Rose Mofford, Jane Dee Hull and Jan Brewer. But only Osborn was elected to his first term. The others all moved up to the governorship when someone else quit, died or got impeached.

9. Lorna E. Lockwood, the first woman chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, was one of two finalists, but was edged out by Thurgood Marshall, who became the first African American Supreme Court justice.

10. Ernest McFarland was Senate majority leader. He also wrote the landmark G.I. Bill of Rights.

11. A Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster that served as Air Force One for presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson is on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum, along with a Lockheed C-121A Constellation used by president-to-be Dwight Eisenhower during his time as commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in the early 1950s.

12. Delegates were apportioned by population, which at that time gave Cochise the most with 10. Maricopa had nine and Pima five.

13. The state's then all-male electorate voted to give women the right to vote and hold public office, one of the earliest states to do so - eight years before women's suffrage became the national law of the land in 1920.

14. Unlike Mo, a liberal Democrat, father and son John and Nick Udall were life-long Republicans.

15. Greenway attended school with Eleanor Roosevelt and was a bridesmaid at Eleanor's wedding to future president Franklin Roosevelt. Also, her husband, John, was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.

16. This was another one that we thought we knew, but didn't. President Rutherford B. Hayes came through as part of a grand tour of the West in the waning days of his presidency in October 1880, when Arizona was still a territory. President Theodore Roosevelt dropped in at the Grand Canyon in 1903, again when Arizona was a territory. The first to come to Tucson was Harry Truman in 1948.

17. Jon Kyl was a lawyer, graduating from the University of Arizona law school in 1966.

18. Paula Aboud, who also coached state championship tennis and volleyball teams at Rincon High School.

19. Tucson Sen. Linda Lopez, who has 50, if you count all her foster children.

20.  Bill Clinton in 1996. Before that, you have to go all the way back to Harry Truman in 1948.

21. Trick question. No Tucson mayor has ever been elected to higher office.

22. Democrats Henry Fountain Ashurst, who served from 1912-1941, and Marcus Aurelius Smith, 1912-1921.

23. Carl Hayden, a Democrat, served 42 years from 1927-1969. He was the first U.S. senator to serve seven terms.

24. Ralph Cameron, a Republican, served six years from 1921-1927.

25. Ernest McFarland, who was a United States senator, governor and chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.

26. It's a tie. Of the 10 senators, five have been Republicans and five have been Democrats.

27. It's also a tie, thanks to Democrat Ron Barber's recent victory in the CD8 special election. Of the 36 people who have served Arizona in Congress, there have been 18 from each political party.

28. Terry Goddard, son of former governor Sam Goddard, lost in 1990 and again in 1994, before falling to Jan Brewer in 2010.

29. Lewis Douglas. He took office at 32 years, six months of age in January 1927. The city of Douglas is named for his grandfather, James Douglas.

30. Four: Isabella Greenway, Karan English, Ann Kirkpatrick and Gabrielle Giffords.

31. 1943, following the 1940 Census.

32. Paul Fannin and Ernest McFarland. Fannin, a Republican, was governor from 1959-1965 and was in the Senate from 1965-1977. McFarland, a Democrat, was in the Senate from 1941-1953 and was governor from 1955-1959.

33. John Jacob Rhodes, 1953-83, was also once House minority leader. His son John Jacob Rhodes III served from 1987-1993.

34. Just over a year. McCain moved to Arizona after retiring from the U.S. Navy in April 1981 and was elected to Congress representing the East Valley area of Maricopa County in November 1982.

35. Democrat Ron Barber was 66 years and 10 months old when he was sworn in to office in June to complete former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term.

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