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Kamala Harris Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about Kamala Harris


Kamala Harris Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Who is Kamala Harris?
A: Kamala Devi Harris is an American attorney and politician and a member of the Democratic Party.

She has been the junior United States Senator for California since when?
A: 2017.

She previously served as the “what” from 2011 to 2017?
A: 32nd Attorney General of California.

When did she serve as District Attorney of San Francisco?
A: From 2004 to 2011.

Where was she born?
A: In Oakland, California.

When was Kamala Harris born?
A: On October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, to a Tamil Indian mother and a Jamaican father.

Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was a what?
A: A breast cancer scientist.

When did she immigrate to the United States from Madras (now Chennai)?
A: In 1960.

Who is her father?
A: Donald Harris.

What is his profession?
A: He is a Stanford University economics professor who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California, Berkeley.

Her name, Kamala, comes from what?
A: The Sanskrit word for the lotus flower.

Her family lived in Berkeley, California, where both of her parents attended what?
A: Graduate school.

She was close to her maternal grandfather, P. V. Gopalan, a what?
A: An Indian diplomat.

As a child, she frequently visited her extended family where?
A: In the Besant Nagar neighborhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Harris grew up going to both a black Baptist church and a what?
A: A Hindu temple.

She has one younger sister named what?
A: Maya Harris.

They both sang where?
A: In a Baptist choir.

Harris's parents divorced when she was how old?
A: Seven, and her mother was granted custody of the children by court-ordered settlement.

After the divorce, when Harris was 12, her mother moved with the children to where?
A: Montreal, Québec, Canada, where Shyamala accepted a position doing research at Jewish General Hospital and teaching at McGill University.

After graduating from Montreal's Westmount High School in Québec, Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in what?
A: Political science and economics.

At Howard, Harris was elected to what?
A: The liberal arts student council as freshman class representative, was a member of the debate team, and joined the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Harris returned to California, where she earned her what?
A: Her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1989.

When was she admitted to the State Bar of California?
A: In 1990.

She is a graduate of what universities?
A: Howard University, University of California and Hastings College of the Law.

In the 1990s where did she work?
A: She worked in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco's office.

In 2004, she was elected what?
A: District Attorney of San Francisco.

Harris was narrowly elected as California's Attorney General in what year?
A: 2010 and was reelected in 2014 by a wide margin.

On November 8, 2016, she defeated whom in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer?
A: Loretta Sanchez, becoming California's third female U.S. Senator, and the first of Jamaican or Indian ancestry.

When did Harris formally announce her run for president?
A: On January 27, 2019 at campaign rally in Oakland, where she vowed to fight for the “largest middle class tax cut in a generation” while championing progressive issues.

The rally attracted how many attendees with an additional 12,000 around the venue?
A: More than 20,000.

When did Harris serve as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California?
A: From 1990 to 1998.

Why does Harris say she sought a career in law enforcement?
A: Because she wanted to be "at the table where decisions are made".

In 2000, San Francisco's elected City Attorney, Louise Renne, recruited Harris to join her office, where she was what?
A: Chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division, which oversees civil code enforcement matters.

Harris defeated two-term incumbent Terence Hallinan in the 2003 election to become what?
A: District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco.

In an April 2018 hearing, Harris questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook's what?
A: Misuse of users data.

In response to the administration's family separation policy, Harris visited what?
A: One of the detention facilities near the border in June 2018.

In the September and October 2018 Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Harris participated in what?
A: Questioning the FBI Director's limited scope of the investigation on Kavanaugh.

Harris was one of the targets of what?
A: The October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts.

Harris had been considered a top contender for what?
A: The 2020 Democratic nomination for President.

As of July 2018, she was spending more on “what” than any other senator?
A: Facebook advertising.

In July 2018, it was announced that she would publish what?
A: A memoir, another sign of a possible run.

She also stumped for candidates where?
A: In Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.

On January 21, 2019, she officially announced what?
A: Her campaign for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.

During the first 24 hours following Harris announcing her candidacy, she tied a record set by Bernie Sanders in 2016 for what?
A: The most money raised in the day following announcement.

Numerous commentators noted that there were more attendees at Harris's kickoff event than where?
A: Barack Obama's first presidential campaign kickoff in Springfield, Illinois in 2007.

Since her election to the Senate, Harris has maintained a 100% rating by whom?
A: The abortion rights advocacy group called Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a 0% rating by the anti-abortion group National Right to Life Committee.

In May 2018, Harris announced she would co-sponsor what?
A: The Marijuana Justice Act, which Sen. Cory Booker introduced in August 2017.

The legislation would eliminate what?
A: Marijuana's status as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act.

The move would also require federal courts to do what?
A: Expunge the records of Americans who have prior marijuana convictions related to use or possession.

She believes the move to decriminalize marijuana will prevent the Justice Department from enforcing laws that are what?
A: “Unjust and unfair.”

Harris is opposed to the what?
A: The death penalty, but has said that she would review each case individually.

In August 2018, Harris was one of eight senators to sign a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency charging the agency with what?
A: With not assisting displaced homeowners in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria under the Individuals and Households (IHP) program at "alarming rates."

She has received the endorsement of the what?
A: The California Federation of Teachers.

She also advocated for strong enforcement of what?
A: Environmental protection laws.

During her run for Senate, she was endorsed by whom?
A: Former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, shot in Tucson in 2011.

She was also endorsed by the what?
A: The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

On August 30, 2017, Harris announced at a town hall in Oakland that she would co-sponsor what?
A: Fellow Senator Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill, supporting single-payer healthcare

In April 2018, Harris was one of ten senators to sponsor what?
A: The Choose Medicare Act, an expanded public option for health insurance that also increased ObamaCare subsidies and rendered individuals with higher income levels eligible for its assistance.