The last edition of Hamilton Political Tidbits included a brief quiz with political and holiday trivia. Below are the answers. Congratulations to the winner of the trivia contest, John Schulze of Associated Builders and Contractors, who submitted the most correct answers.
- Excluding partial vetoes of items in the 2021-2023 state budget, how many bills has Governor Tony Evers vetoed so far this session?
- During his “State of the State” address last January, Gov. Evers declared 2021 the “Year of…” what?
- How many candidates have filed to run for governor in 2022?
Seven candidates, including one Democrat, four Republicans, and two independents.
- This year, Gov. Evers announced that the state had renegotiated its economic development contract with Foxconn. The original contract concluded at the end of 2032. The new contract concludes at the end of what year?
The revised contract ends on December 31, 2025.
- About how many of Wisconsin’s 72 counties voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 and then Donald Trump in 2016?
Twenty-three counties (in the original quiz, “21-30 counties” was the correct choice).
- What American daily newspaper, still in operation today, was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801?
The New York Post (originally, the New York Evening Post).
- The 2016 hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of the founding father, won “Best Musical” and many other awards at the 70th Annual Tony Awards. Which production won Best Revival of a Musical that year?
“The Color Purple.”
- Which classic Christmas tune is credited by Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling holiday single of all time, with an estimated sales total of over 50 million copies?
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.
- What contemporary Christmas song lists all the individuals elected president in the second half of the 20th Century?
“Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan.