Barack Obama Trivia Questions With Answers
On what date was Barack Obama born?
A: August 4, 1961.
Where was Barack Obama born?
A: In Honolulu, Hawaii.
Obama is a graduate of what universities?
A: Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
How many terms did Barack represent the 13th District in
the Illinois Senate?
A: He served three terms.
In 2000, what did Obama unsuccessfully run for?
A: The United States House of Representatives.
Barack entered Harvard Law School in the fall of what year?
What did Barack Obama win in 2009?
A: The Nobel Peace Prize.
Barack Obama was the first President to have been born in
Where did Obama travel to in mid-1981?
A: To Indonesia to visit his mother and half-sister Maya.
In February 1981, Obama made his first what?
A: Public speech.
What was Barack Obama’s mother’s name?
A: Stanley Ann Dunham.
Where did Obama's parents meet in 1960?
A: In a Russian class at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Where were Barack Obama’s parents married?
A: In Wailuku on Maui.
On what date were Barack Obama’s parents married?
A: On February 2, 1961.
When did Obama's parents divorce?
A: In March 1964.
In what year date did Barack’s father die in an automobile
A: In 1982 when his son was 21 years old.
Obama returned to Honolulu in 1971 to live with whom?
A: His grandparents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham.
With the aid of a scholarship what school did Barack
A: Punahou School, a private college preparatory school.
Barack visited Kenya in 1992 with whom?
A: His fiancée Michelle and his half-sister Auma.
What did Obama’s mother die of?
A: Ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.
In 1981, where did he transfer to as a junior?
A: Columbia College, Columbia University in New York City.
Barack graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in what year?
In 1985, Obama was among the leaders of May Day efforts to
bring attention to the New York City Subway system, and was photographed at the
City College subway station holding what?
A: A sign protesting the system's condition.
What was Obama was hired in Chicago as two years after
A: Director of the Developing Communities Project.
Obama worked as a community organizer from June 1985 to
A: May 1988.
In mid-1988, Obama traveled in Europe for how many weeks?
A: Three weeks.
Obama returned to Kenya in August 2006 for a visit to
A: His father's birthplace, a village near Kisumu in rural western Kenya.
In 1998 Barack was reelected to the Illinois Senate
defeating what Republican?
A: Yesse Yehudah.
What was Obama selected as at the end of his first year at
A: An editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Obama's election as what gained national media attention?
A: First black president of the Harvard Law Review.
What did Barack Obama teach at the University of Chicago
Law School for twelve years?
A: Constitutional law.
Barack joined what law firm, a 13-attorney law firm
specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development in
A: Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland.
From 1994 to 2002, what two boards did Obama serve on?
A: The Woods Fund of Chicago, and the Joyce Foundation.
When was Barack elected to the Illinois Senate?
A: In 1996.
On October 2, 2002, Obama addressed the first high-profile
A: Anti-Iraq War rally.
In the March 2004 primary election, Obama won in a what?
A: Unexpected landslide.
What did Barack Obama do in July 2004?
A: He delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
In the November 2004 general election, what percentage of
the votes did Obama win?
A: With 70 percent of the vote.
On January 3, 2005, Barack became the only Senate member of
A: Congressional Black Caucus.
In 2007, Obama sponsored an amendment to the Defense
Authorization Act to do what?
A: Add safeguards for personality-disorder military discharges.
On August 23, who did Barack Obama announce as his
selection for his vice presidential running mate?
A: Delaware Senator Joe Biden.