Today's quiz marks last week's historic meeting in Philadelphia between the National Governors Association and President-elect Barack Obama.

1.

The governors met Tuesday with the president-elect in:

a.

Independence Hall.

b.

The National Constitution Center.

c.

Carpenters' Hall.

d.

Congress Hall.

2.

The National Governors Association was formed 100 years ago after state leaders were first called to the White House by this president:

a.

Benjamin Harrison.

b.

William McKinley.

c.

Theodore Roosevelt.

d.

William Howard Taft.

3.

At that first White House gathering, the topic was:

a.

Trust busting.

b.

Conserving natural resources.

c.

Creating a national park system.

d.

Giving women the vote.

4.

The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, respectively, at that time were:

a.

Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker and Edward C. Stokes.

b.

Edwin Sydney Stuart and John F. Fort.

c.

John Kinley Tener and Foster M. Voorhees.

d.

Gifford Pinchot and Woodrow Wilson.

5.

Since that gathering, seven former state governors have gone on to serve as president. Name them and the states they led.

6.

Beginning in 1955, Pennsylvania began its eight-year tradition for governors, i.e. eight years of Democratic rule followed by eight years of GOP rule, etc. Before that, Republicans dominated. How many years did the commonwealth have a Democratic governor between 1895 and 1955?

a.

None.

b.

Four.

c.

Eight.

d.

Twelve.

7.

The first Pennsylvania governor to serve two four-year terms was:

a.

Bill Scranton.

b.

Milton Shapp.

c.

Dick Thornburgh.

d.

Robert P. Casey.

8.

True or False: Benjamin Franklin served as governor of Pennsylvania.

9.

True of False: Benjamin Franklin's son William served as governor of New Jersey.

10.

Barack Obama will be the first president who did not serve as a governor since:

a.

George H.W. Bush.

b.

Gerald R. Ford.

c.

Richard M. Nixon.

d.

Lyndon Johnson.

Answers:

C3.