Florida, Florida, Florida by HightB

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Questions about a state bound to be in the news, Presidential Election or no Presidential Election.

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1 KelsoT 469 98 15
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Questions:

Former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris is the granddaughter of this citrus magnate, best known for having his name on the University of Florida football stadium

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Ben Hill GRIFFIN

In 1977, this then-spokeswoman for Florida Orange Juice was the main celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign to overturn a Dade County ordinance outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Anita BRYANT

One of the most noted advocates for seniors in Congress was this Senator and Representative from Miami, who lost his Senate seat to George Smathers in 1960. However, Smathers never gave the infamous speech that claimed that his opponent was an extrovert and that his opponent's sister was a thespian.

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Claude PEPPER

During a 2014 Florida gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and this opponent, there was a delay when Scott refused to start the debate until said opponent turned off the portable fan he kept at his podium.

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Charlie CRIST

This unofficial "micronation" representing the Florida Keys grew out of a protest against a spring 1982 Border Patrol roadblock that delayed tourist traffic traveling the highway from the mainland to the Keys.

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CONCH REPUBLIC

Fans of Billy Corben's 30 for 30 Documentaries "The U" and "The U Part 2" may also know him for this 2006 documentary about the South Florida drug trade of the 1970s and 80s.

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COCAINE COWBOYS

This corporation designed the Reedy Creek Improvement District as a means of controlling the property necessary for its business interests in Orange and Osceola Counties, quickly gaining the approval of the legislature and Governor Claude Kirk in 1967.

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The Walt DISNEY Company

This author's 1935 novel "Of Mules and Men" was the first work to refer to the "jook" or "juke" bar, and she spent a significant part of the 1930s covering Florida for the state's WPA Guide. You probably remember her best for "Their Eyes Were Watching God".

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Zora Neale HURSTON

After being arrested on charges of breaking and entering a Panama City pool hall in 1961, this man's conviction was eventually overturned because he was denied access to counsel. By the time his case reached the Supreme Court, he was represented by Abe Fortas.

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Clarence GIDEON

This four-word phrase became a part of the culture after it was uttered by University of Florida student Andrew Meyer during an incident that occurred during a 2007 speech and question session featuring John Kerry.

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DON'T TASE ME, BRO

This co-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-1994 endowed a professorship at Florida International University for Marco Rubio prior to Rubio's presidential run.

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Norman BRAMAN

For years, Room 538 of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida has been a dubious tourist destination as the site of an encounter between this televangelist and secretary Jessica Hahn.

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Jim BAKKER