GHWB RIP by BruceM

Champion(s):

EggCzar


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Money Value (% Incorrect): 13 42 34 25 96 57 09 13 36 09 23 28 32 53 42 38
1 EggCzar 543 98 15
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2 KelsoT 500 96 15
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3 Mark 442 94 15
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4 HallR 439 92 15
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5 BeningoS 436 90 15
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6 Svoyager-11 430 88 15
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7 HightB 426 85 15
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7 RautY 426 85 15
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9 CoenM 415 81 15
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9 DreyfusB 415 81 15
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11 apeekrtr 412 78 00
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12 KreitzerJ 411 76 15
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13 GoodmanDL 404 73 15
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14 jnowell 402 69 15
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14 LoC 402 69 15
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14 BrezinaD 402 69 15
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17 Egantx7 399 65 15
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18 WinchellV 379 62 15
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18 LuskT 379 62 15
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20 RobinJRichards 378 59 15
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21 randalleng 367 57 15
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22 DFisher 364 55 15
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23 LearyField 358 53 15
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24 MatherV 356 51 15
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25 Nicole 341 48 15
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26 GarciaD 334 46 15
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27 LynchT 325 44 15
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28 gaufqwi 322 42 15
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29 Longford 316 40 15
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30 akambour 307 38 15
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31 KonkelT 292 36 15
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32 MercureT 285 34 15
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33 GuptaAMajor 275 32 15
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34 ElendilPickle 266 30 15
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35 Michalle 262 28 15
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36 FauxD 249 25 15
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36 SizemoreM 249 25 15
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38 MatchenD 248 21 00
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39 JonesRW 247 19 15
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40 TimL 235 17 00
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41 Tarn 232 15 00
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42 PipkeR 222 13 15
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Questions:

Shortly after his 18th birthday, George Herbert Walker Bush enlisted in which branch of the U.S. armed forces? At one time he was the youngest aviator in that branch.

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Navy

At Yale, Bush played in the first two College World Series (1947-48) at which position? When the Houston Astros won the 2017 MLB championship, this was Yuli Gurriel's primary position.

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first base

Bush co-founded a petroleum company named for what Mexican revolutionary? Marlon Brando played him in a 1952 biopic.

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Emiliano Zapata

After being elected to Congress from Houston, Bush lost a 1970 Senate race to what Texas Democrat, who unsuccessfully ran for vice president 18 years later?

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Lloyd Bentsen

In March 1971, Bush became U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. What Career Ambassador held that position through most of Bush's own presidency? This New Jersey native was U.S. ambassador to six other countries, including Israel in the late 1980s and Russia in the mid 1990s.

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Thomas Pickering

Bush became Director of Central Intelligence in 1976, one year after the formation of a Senate committee to study intelligence activities, led by (and named for) what Idaho Democrat? (The House's counterpart to that committee was the Pike Committee.)

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Frank Church

An April 1980 Philadelphia Inquirer article describes Bush using what dismissive two-word phrase to describe then-rival candidate Ronald Reagan's economic policies?

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voodoo economics

After eight years as Reagan's vice president, Bush won the 1988 presidential election. What Texas Democrat gave the keynote speech at the 1988 DNC? You may remember her line: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." She became governor of Texas but lost her 1994 reelection bid to George W. Bush.

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Ann Richards

In December 1989, Bush deployed 24,000 troops to what nation as part of Operation Just Cause? U.S. forces took control of this country, overthrowing a despot and enabling its democratically elected president to take office.

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Panama

Also in December 1989 (a few weeks after the Berlin Wall fell), Bush held talks with what Soviet General Secretary? In 1997 this man appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial.

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Mikhail Gorbachev

What three-word phrase fills in this blank from a September 11, 1990, Bush speech to a joint session of Congress?

"The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective -- a [BLANK] -- can emerge: a new era -- freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace."

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new world order

Bush faced a 1992 primary challenge from what nativist pundit? This original co-host of CNN's Crossfire had, as a speechwriter for Richard Nixon, coined the term "silent majority."

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Patrick Buchanan

What was the only state carried by both George H.W. Bush in his 1992 reelection bid and Hillary Clinton in her 2016 election? This state was governed at the time by the first African-American ever to be elected governor of a U.S. state.

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Virginia

What word (same word both times) fills in the blanks in this excerpt from the letter Bush left for Bill Clinton in an Oval Office desk?

"You will be our president when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well."

"Your [BLANK] now is our country’s [BLANK]. I am rooting hard for you."

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success

Because Bush died one day before World AIDS, reactions to his death included sharp criticism of the (lack of) AIDS-fighting policies on the part of Bush and Reagan before him. Bush did sign an August 1990 act for federal funding to improve the care of some AIDS/HIV patients. That laws was named for what Indiana hemophiliac, who had contracted AIDS from a tainted blood transfusion when he was 12?

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Ryan White

Bush's "thousand points of light" reference (used in his 1988 acceptance speech and many subsequent times) gave rise to the Points of Light charitable non-profit. Michelle Nunn, who had been CEO of Points of Light from 2007 to 2013, resigned to run for Senate in 2014 in what U.S. state? Michelle's father, Sam, was one of this state's Senators from 1973 to 1997.

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Georgia