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Hillary Clinton Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers - Political Trivia Quiz

Free interesting long printable trivia quiz about Hillary Clinton

 

Who is Hillary Rodham Clinton?
A: Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker.

When did she serve as the First Lady of the United States?
A: From 1993 to 2001.

When did she serve as a U.S. Senator from New York?
A: From 2001 to 2009.

From 2009 to 2013 what position did she hold?
A: 67th United States Secretary of State.

As the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, she was the first what?
A: Woman nominated for President by a major party.

When was Hillary born?
A: On October 26, 1947.

Where was she born?
A: At Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

She was raised in what religion?
A: United Methodist.

When she was three years old where did her family move to?
A: The Chicago suburb of Park Ridge.

Her father, Hugh Rodham, was of what descent?
A: English and Welsh descent, and managed a small but successful textile business, which he had founded.

Her mother, Dorothy Howell, was a homemaker of what descent?
A: Dutch, English, French Canadian (from Quebec), Scottish and Welsh descent.

Clinton has two younger brothers named what?
A: Hugh and Tony.

As a child she participated in swimming and softball and earned what?
A: Numerous badges as a Brownie and a Girl Scout.

She has often told a story of being inspired by U.S. efforts during the Space Race and sending a letter to NASA around 1961 asking what she could do to become an astronaut, only to be informed what?
A: That women were not being accepted into the program.

What high school did she attend?
A: She attended Maine East High School, where she participated in the student council, the school newspaper and was selected for the National Honor Society.

For her senior year, she and other students were transferred where?
A: To the then new Maine South High School, where she was a National Merit Finalist and was voted, "most likely to succeed".

She graduated in 1965 where in her class?
A: In the top five percent of her class.

She was raised in politically what type of household?
A: A conservative household, and she helped canvass Chicago's South Side at age 13 after the very close 1960 U.S. presidential election.

In 1965 where did Rodham enroll?
A: At Wellesley College, where she majored in political science.

During her freshman year, she served as what?
A: President of the Wellesley Young Republicans.

As the leader of this "Rockefeller Republican"-oriented group, she supported the elections of whom?
A: Moderate Republicans John Lindsay to Mayor of New York City and Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke to the United States Senate.

By her junior year, Rodham became a supporter of what?
A: The antiwar presidential nomination campaign of Democrat Eugene McCarthy.

In early 1968, she was elected what?
A: President of the Wellesley College Government Association and served through early 1969.

After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas in 1975 and did what?
A: She married Bill Clinton.

In 1977, she co-founded what?
A: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

She was appointed the first what, of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978?
A: Female chair.

The following year she became the first female “what” at Little Rock's Rose Law Firm?
A: Partner.

As First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform what?
A: Arkansas's public schools.

As First Lady of the United States, Clinton was an advocate for what?
A: Fender equality and healthcare reform.

Her marital relationship came under public scrutiny during what scandal?
A: The Lewinsky scandal, which led her to issue a statement that reaffirmed her commitment to the marriage.

In 2000, Clinton was elected as the first what?
A: Female Senator from New York.

Running for president in 2008, she won far more delegates than any previous female candidate, but lost the Democratic nomination to whom?
A: Barack Obama.

During her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2013, Clinton responded to the Arab Spring by advocating what?
A: Military intervention in Libya.

She helped to organize a diplomatic isolation and international sanctions regime against what country?
A: Iran, in an effort to force curtailment of that country's nuclear program.

This would eventually lead to what?
A: The multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2015.

What did she do upon leaving her Cabinet position after Obama's first term?
A: She wrote her fifth book and undertook speaking engagements.

When did Clinton make a second presidential run?
A: In 2016.

She received the most votes and primary delegates in the 2016 Democratic what?
A: Primaries.

She formally accepted her party's nomination for President of the United States on what date?
A: July 28, 2016, with vice presidential running mate Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine.

She lost the presidential election to whom?
A: Republican opponent Donald Trump in the Electoral College, despite winning a plurality of the popular vote.

How many votes did she receive?
A: She received more than 65 million votes, the 3rd-highest count in a U.S. presidential election, behind Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012.

Following her loss, she wrote what?
A: Her third memoir, What Happened, and launched Onward Together, a political action organization dedicated to fundraising for progressive political groups.

From 1978 until they entered the White House, she had a higher what than her husband?
A: Salary.

During 1978 and 1979, while looking to supplement their income, Rodham engaged in the trading of what?
A: Cattle futures contracts.

An initial $1,000 investment generated how much money when she stopped trading after ten months?
A: Nearly $100,000.

At this time, the couple also began their ill-fated investment in what?
A: The Whitewater Development Corporation real estate venture with Jim and Susan McDougal.

What happened on February 27, 1980?
A: Rodham gave birth to her only child, daughter Chelsea.

In November 1980, Bill Clinton was what?
A: Defeated in his bid for re-election.

In one of the Clinton governorship's most important initiatives, she fought a prolonged but ultimately successful battle against the whom?
A: Arkansas Education Association to establish mandatory teacher testing and state standards for curriculum and classroom size.

It became her introduction into the politics of a what?
A: A highly visible public policy effort.

When was she was named Arkansas Woman of the Year?
A: In 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984.

Clinton continued to practice law with the Rose Law Firm while she was what?
A: First Lady of Arkansas.

Why did the firm considered her a "rainmaker”?
A: Because she brought in clients, partly thanks to the prestige she lent it and to her corporate board connections.

From 1987 to 1991, she was the first chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession, created to address what?
A: Gender bias in the legal profession and induce the association to adopt measures to combat it.

She was twice named by The National Law Journal as what?
A: One of the 100 most influential lawyers in America: in 1988 and in 1991.

Clinton was the first female member on Wal-Mart's board, added following what?
A: Pressure on chairman Sam Walton to name a woman to it.

Once there, she pushed successfully for Wal-Mart to adopt what?
A: More environmentally friendly practices.

She was largely unsuccessful in a campaign for more women to be what?
A: Added to the company's management and was silent about the company's famously anti-labor union practices.