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There are 10 questions in this Quiz

The political story of West Virginia is never dull. Test your knowledge about the state’s leaders and their politics.

  1. Which of the following statements about Nathan Goff Jr. is NOT true?
    1. During the Civil War, he was imprisoned in the Confederate Libby Prison.
    2. He lost the controversial 1888 election for governor.
    3. He was the Democratic party boss in West Virginia in the late 1800s.
    4. He was West Virginia's first U.S. senator chosen by popular election.
  2. What West Virginian was the Democratic candidate for president in 1924?
    1. Henry G. Davis
    2. Herman Guy Kump
    3. Howard Sutherland
    4. John W. Davis
  3. Which Martinsburg native served as secretary of war under President Woodrow Wilson during World War I?
    1. John J. Pershing
    2. Lewis Strauss
    3. Newton Diehl Baker
    4. Louis Bennett Jr.
  4. What Clarksburg native served as secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter?
    1. Lewis Strauss
    2. Nathan Goff Jr.
    3. Newton Diehl Baker
    4. Cyrus Vance
  5. Who was the first woman to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress?
    1. Elizabeth Kee
    2. Helen Holt
    3. Pearl Buck
    4. Shelley Moore Capito
  6. Who was the first black woman in West Virginia to hold a high level state administrative position?
    1. Elizabeth Drewry
    2. Helen Dobson
    3. Mildred Mitchell Bateman
    4. Minnie Buckingham Harper
  7. Prior to the Civil War, how many governors of Virginia came from counties in present West Virginia?
    1. 0
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 3
  8. What baseball player played with the old Charleston Senators and went on to the United States Senate?
    1. Hack Wilson
    2. Jim Bunning
    3. Lefty Grove
    4. Lew Burdette
  9. Which West Virginia governor served for only seven days?
    1. Arthur Ingraham Boreman
    2. Henry Hatfield
    3. William Gaston Caperton, III
    4. Daniel D. T. Farnsworth
  10. She was the first African-American woman to serve as a member of a state legislative body in the United States.
    1. Elizabeth Drewry
    2. Memphis Tennessee Garrison
    3. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman
    4. Minnie Buckingham Harper