Today's quiz salutes Arlen Specter, the state's longest-serving U.S. senator.

1. Arlen Specter is the son of immigrants. From what country did his father emigrate?

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a. Poland.      

b. Romania.      

c. Russia.      

d. Lithuania.

2. In what state did Specter grow up?

a. Pennsylvania.      

b. New Jersey.      

c. Iowa.      

d. Kansas.

3. Specter shared a hometown with this onetime Republican senator and presidential candidate.

a. John McCain.

b. Bob Dole.

c. Howard Baker.

d. Ronald Reagan.

4. True or false: Specter once had a distinction that earned him a notice in Ripley's Believe It or Not.

5. Where did Specter earn his undergraduate degree in international relations?

a. University of Pennsylvania.

b. Pennsylvania State University.

c. Yale.

d. Harvard.

6. Who was president when Specter became Philadelphia's district attorney?

a. Dwight Eisenhower.

b. John F. Kennedy.

c. Lyndon Johnson.

d. Richard Nixon.

7. Specter lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 1976 to this man.

a. Richard Thornburgh.

b. Richard Schweiker.

c. Hugh Scott.

d. John Heinz.

8. Who was president in 1980 when Specter won his first race for U.S. Senate?

a. Richard Nixon.

b. Gerald Ford.

c. Jimmy Carter.

d. Ronald Reagan.

9. Since joining the Senate, Specter has been a member of the Judiciary Committee. Who was the first Supreme Court justice he voted to confirm?

a. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

b. Sandra Day O'Connor.

c. Antonin Scalia.

d. David H. Souter.

10. Whom did Specter beat for the title of Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator?

a. Boies Penrose.

b. Hugh Scott.

c. John Heinz.

d. Philander C. Knox.

Answers: Below.