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How well do you know Huckabee and Carson?
With Ben Carson, of West Palm Beach, and Mike Huckabee, of Santa Rosa Beach, ready to declare their intent to start their campaigns, here’s a chance to test your knowledge of Carson and Huckabee — and what they bring to the presidential race. Find the answers at bottom of the page.
1. Which Florida resident who wants to be president in 2016 endorsed Mike Huckabee when he ran for president in 2008?
A. Marco Rubio (He was then speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and a strong supporter of Huckabee.) B. Ben Carson C. Jeb Bush
2. Which candidate praised Beyonce’s singing and dancing but chastised her and husband Jay Z for an uber-sexualized performance with this comment: “Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?” A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
3. Who has been registered to vote in Florida the longest? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
4. Who shares a hometown with a former presi- dent? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
5. Which candidate offered this analysis of the protests-turned-looting and rioting in Baltimore: “The larger issue here is, how do you react when something is wrong? If you have an unpleasant experience with a plumber, do you go out and declare a war on all plumbers? Or teachers or doctors? Of course not. And it makes no sense to do that with police, either.” A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
6. Which Florida counties are home to 2016 Republican presidential candidates?
A. Miami-Dade, Beach, Santa Rosa
B. Miami-Dade, Beach, Walton
C. Hillsborough, Beach, Santa Rosa
7. Which recipe /diet books have been written by a Florida presidential candidate?
A. “God, Guns, Gravy”
B. “Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork” C. Both D. Neither
8. Which candidate is leading in the latest Iowa poll (home to the first contest of the Republican nomination)? A. Marco Rubio B. Mike Huckabee C. Ben Carson D. Jeb Bush
9. Which candidate created a sensation on the right and firestorm on the left with a National Prayer Breakfast speech? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
10. Which Florida presidential candidate has never held public office? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
11. What percentage of Republicans has never heard of Mike Huckabee? A. 8 percent B. 21 percent C. 34 percent
12. Which candidate has said that people “go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay” and “Bend over and take it like a prisoner!” alluding to rape or sexual activity in prison? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee C. Both D. Neither
13. Who has the smallest number of Twitter followers, as of April 30? A. Marco Rubio B. Mike Huckabee C. Ben Carson D. Jeb Bush
14. Which one of these books was not written by Ben Carson?
A. “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future”
B. “A More
Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties”
C. “American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone”
15. Which candidate has appeared on the HBO show “Real Time,” hosted by ultra-liberal host Bill Maher, to promote his most recent book? A. Ben Carson B. Mike Huckabee
16. What percentage of Republicans have never heard of Ben Carson? A. 54 percent B. 35 percent C. 24 percent
17. Which of these books was not written by Mike Huckabee?
A. “A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!)”
B. “Character Makes a Difference: Where I’m From, Where I’ve Been, and What I Believe”
C. “From Hope to Higher Ground: My Vision for Restoring America’s Greatness”
D. “An Memoir”
18. Which non-Floridian is planning to announce a candidacy for the Republican nomination this week?
A. Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO
B. John Kasich, Ohio governor
C. Rick Snyder, Michigan governor