Quiz Me! - People: Contemporary America Test your knowledge about people in the Contemporary America era! 1 / 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 earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from princeton University He diversified his assets into professional sports and promoted humanitarian efforts 2 / 10 After graduating third out of 102 students at Stanford Law School, this future Supreme Court Justice’s only private practice employment offer was for a position of legal secretary Elena Kagan Sonia Sotomayor Sandra Day O’Connor Ruth Bader Ginsburg 3 / 10 Phyllis Schlafly was a leader in the conservative movement and an opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment. Her book, A Choice not an Echo, detailed A path for Republican success by adherence to conservative causes Suggestions to address the gender pay gap in the workplace The strict need to leave policymaking to experienced politicians A guide for the radical feminist movement 4 / 10 Which of the following was not part of Richard Nixon’s foreign policy strategies? He involved the United States by sending troops to Korea He negotiated for limitations on nuclear weapons with other countries He traveled to China in an effort to ease tensions with the United States He worked to find a conclusion to the conflict in Vietnam 5 / 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 Returned to Harvard as a law professor Practiced Civil Law and served as a community organizer Moved back to Chicago and joined the Republican Party 6 / 10 Which of the following was not associated with business ventures Sam Walton? Supercenters Specialized boutiques Membership warehouses Variety stores 7 / 10 In 1993, Time magazine named Oprah Winfrey one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century. She was given which award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? Lifetime Achievement Award Spirit of Broadcasting Award Service to America Award Distinguished Service Award 8 / 10 Which political office did Barack Obama not hold? Mayor of Chicago Member of the Illinois House of Representatives Member of the United States Senate President of the United States 9 / 10 The academic and legal accomplishments of Sonia Sotomayer include all of the following except: Served as the first United States Senator of Puerto Rican descent Appointed as a U.S. District Court judge by President George H.W. Bush Appointed to the U.S. Second Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton Graduated from Princeton University and Yale Law School 10 / 10 Bill Clinton’s domestic agenda did not include which of the following? Dismantling the Voting Rights Act Restrictions on certain gun sales The strengthening of environmental protections Job protections for people caring for ill family members Your score is Try another 10!