Quiz Me! - People: Contemporary America Test your knowledge about people in the Contemporary America era! 1 / 10 Sam Walton established successful business practices of employee inclusion as he built which retail giant? JCPenney KMart Wal-Mart Walgreens 2 / 10 After graduating from Harvard Law School, Barack Obama did which of the following? Served as a law clerk for a member of the Supreme Court Practiced Civil Law and served as a community organizer Returned to Harvard as a law professor Moved back to Chicago and joined the Republican Party 3 / 10 Which political office did Barack Obama not hold? Mayor of Chicago President of the United States Member of the Illinois House of Representatives Member of the United States Senate 4 / 10 Which of the following was not a policy of President Ronald Regan? Confrontation rather than containment in dealing with the USSR An increase in defense spending and nuclear weapon production Limited government and decreased federal bureaucracy Fortification of the “wall” that separated East and West Germany 5 / 10 How did Robert Johnson become the first African-American billionaire? He founded the American media conglomerate, Viacom He stayed at Princeton University after graduating and became the university’s president He was instrumental in helping Bill Gates develop Microsoft Windows He founded and eventually sold Black Entertainment Television (BET) 6 / 10 Sandra Day O’Connor was often the swing vote during her tenure as a Supreme Court Justice. She developed a test to determine violations of the Establishment Clause. This test was called The Commerce Power Test The Establishment Test The Endorsement Test The Federalism Test 7 / 10 Born in 1955, this philanthropist and his wife established a foundation that provides money for education, world health, and invests in low income communities. Steve Jobs Andrew Carnegie Elon Musk Bill Gates 8 / 10 The following are true of Robert Johnson except: He purchased Black Entertainment Television (BET) from Viacom In his early years he worked as a lobbyist for the cable industry He diversified his assets into professional sports and promoted humanitarian efforts He earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from princeton University 9 / 10 The publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, helped propel Billy Graham to fame by Financing several runs for public office Ordering his publications to cover stories about Graham Covering up prior scandalous behavior Hiring him into his publishing business 10 / 10 Lionel Sosa’s learned work ethic and artistic ability helped him to Open his own Hispanic advertising agency Become the mayor of San Antonio, Texas Continue his father’s laundry business Propel Democratic political campaigns to victory Your score is Try another 10!