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Corey Booker Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about Corey Booker.


Corey Booker Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Who is Cory Anthony Booker?
A: Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party.

When was Booker born?
A: On April 27, 1969.

Where was he born?
A: Washington, D.C.

Where did he grow up?
A:In Harrington Park, New Jersey, 20 miles (32 km) north of Newark, New Jersey.

Who are his parents?
A: Carolyn Rose (née Jordan) and Cary Alfred Booker.

They were among the first black executives at what company?

Booker has stated that he was raised in a what?
A: A religious household, and that he and his family attended a small African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Jersey.

What school did Booker graduated from?
A: From Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan.

While there, what sport did he play?
A: He played varsity football and was named to the 1986 USA Today All-USA high school football team.

Booker went on to what university?
A: Stanford.

What degree did he receive?
A: A Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and a Master of Arts in sociology the following year.

While at Stanford, he played football as a what?
A: A tight end and was teammates with Brad Muster and Ed McCaffrey.

He also made the All–Pacific-10 Academic team and was elected what?
A: Senior class president.

After Stanford, Booker was awarded a what?
A: A Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he earned an honors degree in United States history in 1994 as a member of The Queen's College.

He earned his Juris Doctor in 1997 from where?
A: Yale Law School, where he operated free legal clinics for low-income residents of New Haven, Connecticut.

At Yale, Booker was a founding member of what society?
A: The Chai Society (now Shabtai), was a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and was active in the National Black Law Students Association.

Contemplating advocacy work and a run for city council in Newark after graduation from law school, where did Booker live?
A: In the city during his final year at Yale.

After graduation, he served as what?
A: Staff attorney for the Urban Justice Center in New York and program coordinator of the Newark Youth Project.

In 1998, Booker won an upset victory for a seat on what?
A: The Municipal Council of Newark, defeating four-term incumbent George Branch.

To draw attention to the problems of open-air drug dealing and associated violence, what did he do?
A: He went on a 10-day hunger strike and lived in a tent and later in a motor home near drug-dealing areas of the city.

Booker proposed council initiatives that impacted housing, young people, law and order, and the efficiency and transparency of city hall, but was regularly outvoted by whom?
A: All of his fellow councilors.

On January 9, 2002, Booker announced his campaign for what?
A: Mayor of Newark rather than running for re-election as councilman.

This pitted him against whom?
A: Longtime incumbent Sharpe James.

James, who had easily won election four consecutive times, saw Booker as a real threat, and responded with what?
A: Mudslinging, at one campaign event calling him "a Republican who took money from the KKK .

In the campaign, James' supporters questioned Booker's what?
A: Suburban background, calling him a carpetbagger who was "not black enough" to understand the city.

Booker lost the election on May 14, garnering what percentage of the vote to James' 53%?
A: 47%.

The election was chronicled in what Oscar-nominated documentary?
A: Street Fight.

What did Booker announce on February 11, 2006?
A: That he would again run for mayor.

Booker won the May 9 election with what percentage of the vote?
A: 72%

His slate of city council candidates, known as the "Booker Team", swept the council elections, giving Booker what?
A: Firm leadership of the city government.

On April 3, 2010, Booker announced his campaign for what?
A: Reelection.

At his announcement event, what did he remark?
A: That a "united government" was crucial to progress, knowing his supporters in the city council faced tough reelections.

Heavily favored to win, Booker faced whom?
A: Former judge and Essex County prosecutor Clifford J. Minor, as well as two minor candidates.

On May 11, Booker won reelection with what percentage of the vote?
A: 59%.

How many of his nine council candidates were defeated?
A: Two.

Before taking office as mayor, Booker sued the James administration, seeking to do what?
A: Terminate cut-rate land deals favoring two redevelopment agencies that had contributed to James's campaigns and listed James as a member of their advisory boards.

Booker argued that the state's "pay-to-play" laws had been violated and that the land deals would cost the city how much in lost revenue?
A: More than $15 million.

Specifically, Booker referenced a parcel at Broad and South Streets that would generate only $87,000 under the proposed land deals yet was valued at how much under then-current market rates?
A: $3.7 million.

On June 20, 2006, how did Superior Court Judge Patricia Costello rule?
A: In favor of Booker.

In late June 2006, before Booker took office, New Jersey investigators foiled a plot to do what?
A: Assassinate Booker led by Bloods gang leaders inside four New Jersey state prisons.

The motive for the plot was unclear, but was described variously as a response to what?
A: The acrimonious campaign and to Booker's campaign promises to take a harder line on crime.

After his first week in office, he announced what?
A: A 100-day plan to implement reforms in Newark.

One of Booker's first priorities was to reduce the city's what?
A: Crime rate.

In furtherance of this, he appointed Garry McCarthy, former deputy commissioner of operations of the New York City Police Department, as what?
A: Director of the Newark Police Department.

Crime reduction was such a central concern to the Booker administration that Booker, along with his security team, was known to what?
A: Personally patrol the streets of Newark until as late as 4 a.m.

Booker is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, a bipartisan group with a stated goal of what?
A: "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets".

Booker was honored in October 2009 by whom?
A: The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence with the Sarah Brady Visionary Award for his work in reducing gun violence.

During his mayoralty, crime dropped significantly in Newark, which led the nation in what?
A: Violent crime reduction from 2006 to 2008.

March 2010 marked Newark's first murder-free month in how many years?
A: Over 44.

In addition to his crime-lowering initiatives, Booker doubled the amount of affordable what?
A: Housing under development and quadrupled the amount under pre-development.

He also reduced the city budget deficit from $180 million to what?
A: $73 million.

After taking office, what did Booker voluntarily reduce twice?
A: His own salary.

He also raised the salaries of whom?
A: Many city workers.

In an effort to make government more accessible, Booker held regular open office hours during which city residents can do what?
A: Meet with him personally to discuss their concerns.

In 2010, Booker was among the finalists for what prize?
A: The World Mayor prize, ultimately placing seventh.