|Jews and the Republican Party|
Answers in BOLD.
Florence Prag Kahn, the first Jewish woman to serve in Congress, was a Republican elected in what year?
(a) 1898 (b) 1925 (c) 1944 (d) 1962
Since 1916, when data first became available, what Republican presidential candidate in what year has won the highest percentage of the Jewish vote?
(a) Charles Evans Hughes, 1916 (b) Herbert Hoover, 1928 (c) Dwight Eisenhower, 1952 (d) Richard Nixon, 1968
29 of the 30 Jewish members of the House of Representatives are Democrats. Which of the following Jewish members of the House is a Republican?
(a) Eric Cantor, Virginia (b) John Yarmuth, Kentucky (c) Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona (d) Shelley Berkley, Nevada
There are currently two Jewish governors—one Democratic, one Republican. What state does the Republican govern?
(a) Oklahoma (b) Connecticut (c) Hawaii (d) Washington
What Republican Jewish Senator sponsored the first black participant in the Senate’s page program in 1965, and the first female participant in 1971?
(a) Simon Guggenheim of Colorado (b) Jacob Hecht of Nevada (c) Jacob Javits of New York (d) Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota
Nixon, Reagan, Bush (41), and Bush (43) were each the Republican presidential candidate twice. On average, who got the lowest share of the Jewish vote?
(a) Richard Nixon (b) Ronald Reagan (c) George H.W. Bush (d) George W. Bush
According to surveys conducted by AJC, which “person” would have been most likely to vote Republican in the 2004 presidential election?
(a) A 30-year old secular Jew from California (b) A 65-year old Jewish immigrant from Russia (c) An 80-year old Reform Jew in New York (d) A 40-year old Conservative Jew from Florida
How many Republican Jewish Senators are there, and what states do they represent?
(a) 1; Nevada (b) 2; Pennsylvania, Minnesota (c) 3; Texas, Missouri, Minnesota (d) 4; Nevada, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida
Since 1960, Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign was the most successful Republican effort among Jewish voters. What percentage of the Jewish vote did he receive?
(a) 31 (b) 39 (c) 44 (d) 48
When Republican Rudy Giuliani was re-elected mayor of New York in 1997, what percentage of the Jewish vote did he attract against Democrat Ruth Messinger?
(a) 25 (b) 45 (c) 60 (d) 75
Bonus: In 2006, what Republican Senator’s Jewish heritage was revealed during a failed re-election campaign—prompting a somewhat uneasy reaction from the candidate?
(a) George Allen (b) Conrad Burns (c) Rick Santorum (d) Jim Talent