Time for a little test on how much you know about politics

How much do you know about Oklahoma politics and politicians?  Here’s a little quiz.

  1. Which politician used to be a Secret Service Agent in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush White House?
    • Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb
    • Gov. Mary Fallin
    • Commission Bob Anthony
  2. Which former governor served as assistant secretary of the Treasury?
    • David Hall
    • David Walters
    • Frank Keating
  3. Which Tulsa mayor had a father who was a U.S. senator and former governor of Oklahoma?
    • Dewey Bartlett
    • Cathy Taylor
    • Roger Randle
  4. Which Tulsa city councilor has a grandfather who is a former mayor?
    • Anna America
    • G.T. Bynum
    • David Patrick
  5. How many members of the liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court will be on the ballot for retention in November?
    • One
    • Two
    • Three
  6. How many statewide judges have not been retained in Oklahoma history?
    • None
    • 10
    • 50
  7. True or false – All judges in Oklahoma are subject to retention votes.
  8. How many representatives are there in the Oklahoma House?
    • 99
    • 100
    • 101
  9. How many senators are in the Oklahoma Senate?
    • 48
    • 49
    • 50
  10. How long are the term limits for the Oklahoma Legislature?
    • 10 years
    • 12 years
    • 14 years
  11. How much money has the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin agreed to borrow in the past three sessions?
    • Almost $500,000,000.00
    • $325,000,000.00
    • $50,000,000.00
  12. How many pro-life bills did Mary Fallin say she signed before she vetoed the one bill that would have outlawed abortion in Oklahoma?
    • 18
    • 36
    • 48
  13. The purpose of an initiative petition is:
    • Speed up legislation
    • Circumvent inaction by the Legislature
    • Get rid of judges
  14. Teacher salaries are determined by:
    • Republican lawmakers
    • District school boards
    • Democrat lawmakers
  15. Which party controls the Oklahoma House and Senate?
    • Democrats control both
    • Republicans control both
    • Democrats control the Senate, Republicans the House
  16. How many Tulsa County races will be on the ballot on June 28?
    • Three
    • Four
    • Five
  17. True or false: Odd numbered Senate districts are scheduled election in 2016 and even numbered districts in 2018.
  18. Former state Sen. Rick Brinkley was forced to resign and is now in federal prison because:
    • He lied under oath
    • He shot someone
    • He stole $2 million from his employer and lost it gambling in tribal casinos
  19. Who endorsed U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin for re-election?
    • Former Sen. Tom Coburn
    • U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe
    • Donald Trump
  20. Who endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine for re-election?
    • Former Sen. Tom Coburn
    • U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe
    • Donald Trump
  21. Which candidate is Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s brother-in-law?
    • Tom Atkinson
    • G.T. Bynum
    • Jack Henderson
  22. Which of the following Tulsa Senate Districts is NOT an open seat?
    • District 25
    • District 39
    • District 37
  23. Who was elected in a special election April 5 and then filed for a full-term on April 13?
    • Dewey Bartlett
    • Vic Regalado
    • Blake Ewing
  24. What former city councilor is running again for the same office?
    • Jim Mautino
    • Chris Medlock
    • Skip Steele
  25. What former Tulsa city councilor is running in House District 73?
    • Skip Steele
    • Maria Barnes
    • Paul Tay

If you got 15 out of 25 correct, that’s 60 percent or a D. If you got 18 right, that 72 percent or a C. If you got 20 answers, that 80 percent or a B. If you managed to get 23 correct, that’s 92 percent, which is an A.  If you got all 25 correct, you should run for public office because you know a lot more than most of our elected officials. My guess is that most of the public would have a hard time getting more than half of the correct answers.

The sad reality is that most of us that vote on June 28 will be making choices about candidates that we know nothing about.

Answers. – 1. Todd Lamb; 2. Frank Keating; 3. Dewey Bartlett; 4. G.T. Bynum; 5. Three; 6. None; 7. False; 8. 101; 9. 48; 10. 12 years; 11. $325,000,000.00; 12. 18; 13. Circumvent the Legislature; 14. District school boards; 15. Republicans; 16. Four; 17. True; 18. C-gambling; 19, Jim Inhofe; 20. Tom Coburn; 21. Tom Atkinson; 22. District 37; 23. Sheriff Vic Regalado; 24. Skip Steele; 25. Maria Barnes.