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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Free fun long printable trivia quiz with answers about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her politics

 

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
A: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and educator.

She is the United States Representative-elect for New York's 14th congressional district, having won what?
A: The district's general election in November 2018.

Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever what?
A: Elected to Congress.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district covering parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, defeating whom?
A: The incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season.

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of what group?
A: The Democratic Socialists of America.

Ocasio-Cortez will be how old at the start of the 116th Congress?
A: 29.

Where was she born?
A: In the Bronx, New York City.

When was Alexandria born?
A: On October 13, 1989.

Who are her parents?
A: Blanca Ocasio-Cortez (née Cortez) and Sergio Ocasio.

What was her father’s profession?
A: Her father was an architect.

What is his ancestry?
A: He was born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican descent.

Where was her mother born?
A: In Puerto Rico.

Until age five, Ocasio-Cortez lived with whom?
A: Her family in an apartment in the neighborhood of Parkchester.

Where did the family then move to?
A: A house in Yorktown Heights, a suburb in Westchester County.

Growing up, who did Ocasio-Cortez regularly visit?
A: Her extended family in the Bronx.

From 2003 to 2007, where did she attend school?
A: Yorktown High School.

At Yorktown High School she won second prize in what?
A: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a research project on microbiology.

As a result, the International Astronomical Union named what after her?
A: A small asteroid; 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.

In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute's what?
A: Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session.

She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended what university?
A: Boston University.

What fellowship dis she have?
A: A John F. Lopez Fellowship.

In 2008, while Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, what happened to her father?
A: He died of lung cancer.

During college, where was she an intern?
A: In the immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with what degree?
A: A bachelor's degree in economics and international relations.

Ocasio-Cortez has described her background as what?
A: Working-class, and relates many of her political positions to it.

When her father died of lung cancer in 2008 she became involved in what?
A: A long probate battle to settle his estate.

She has said that the experience helped her learn what?
A: "firsthand how attorneys appointed by the court to administer an estate can enrich themselves at the expense of the families struggling to make sense of the bureaucracy".

She credits seeing the treatment of her cousin by law enforcement, as well as her Catholic faith, for her desire to do what?
A: Overhaul mass incarceration in the criminal-justice system.

After college, Ocasio-Cortez moved back to where?
A: The Bronx.

How did she support herself?
A: She worked as a bartender in Manhattan and as a waitress in a taqueria.

Her mother, meanwhile did what?
A: Cleaned houses and drove school buses.

After her father's death, Ocasio-Cortez and her mother struggled to fight what?
A: Foreclosure of their home.

With financial backing from Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, she established what?
A: A publishing firm, Brook Avenue Press, which specializes in children's literature that portrays the Bronx in a positive light.

Where did she work as lead educational strategist?
A: At GAGEis, Inc.

Ocasio-Cortez was also an educator at what nonprofit?
A: National Hispanic Institute in which role she served as the Educational Director of the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series, where she participated in a panel on Latino leadership.

After finding out she had been purged from the New York voter rolls and could not vote in the 2016 primary, what did she do?
A: She worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign.

After the general election, she traveled across America by car, visiting places such as Flint, Michigan, and Standing Rock, and speaking to people affected by what?
A: The human rights violations related to the Flint water crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In an interview she recalled her visit to Standing Rock as a what?
A: A tipping point, saying that before that, she had felt that the only way to effectively run for office was if you had access to wealth, social influence, and power.

But her visit to North Dakota, where she saw others "putting their whole lives and everything that they had on the line for the protection of their community", inspired her to do what?
A: Begin to work for her own community.

In August 2017, she attended the Netroots Nation Conference in Atlanta, appearing on a panel with fellow candidates on what?
A: "how to run a grassroots campaign that puts people above party".

Ocasio-Cortez was the first person since 2004 to challenge what?
A: The Democratic Caucus Chair, Joe Crowley, in the Democratic primary.

She faced a significant financial disadvantage, but said what?
A: "You can't really beat big money with more money. You have to beat them with a totally different game."

Nearly 75% of her donations were what?
A: Small individual contributions, while less than one percent of Crowley's contributions were.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign spent $194,000, while Crowley campaign's spent how much?
A: $3.4 million.

Ocasio-Cortez has not previously held elected office and her campaign video began with her saying what?
A: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office."

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez received 57.13% of the vote (15,897) to Joe Crowley's what?
A: 42.5% (11,761).

She defeated the 10-term incumbent by how much?
A: Almost 15 percentage points.

The New York Times described Crowley's loss as a what?
A: "a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country".

The Guardian called it what?
A: "one of the biggest upsets in recent American political history".

Her victory was especially surprising as she was outspent by how much?
A: 18–1.

Merriam-Webster reported that searches for what word spiked 1,500% after her victory?
A: "socialism".

In a sign of her outsider status, as of 11 p.m. on Election Day Crowley had not what?
A: Phoned Ocasio-Cortez.

She believed he did not have her what?
A: Phone number and stated that she did not have his.

Earlier in the evening, however, Crowley, an amateur guitarist, did play what?
A: A cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" at his election night watch party as a way of conceding defeat, dedicating it to Ocasio-Cortez.

Bernie Sanders congratulated her, saying what?
A: "She took on the entire local Democratic establishment in her district and won a very strong victory. “

She demonstrated once again what progressive grassroots politics can do."

Noam Chomsky believes her win shows a split in what?
A: The Democratic Party.

After her primary win, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed whom?
A: Several progressive primary challengers to Democratic incumbents nationwide leveraging her fame and spending her political capital in a manner not usually seen even in unexpected primary winners.

Without campaigning for it, Ocasio-Cortez won what?
A: The Reform Party primary as a write-in candidate in a neighboring congressional district, New York's 15th, albeit with a total vote count of nine.

She said she appreciated the show of support, but would what?
A: Decline the nomination.

After her primary win, Ocasio-Cortez quickly garnered nationwide media attention, including numerous what?
A: Articles and TV talk-show appearances.