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California Quiz: How well do you know your candidates for governor?
Antonio Villlaraigosa, Delaine Eastin, John Cox, John Chiang, Gavin Newsom, Travis Allen.

California Quiz: How well do you know your candidates for governor?

There’s so much to learn about the top contenders vying to run California—and so little time. Remember, the election is June 5.

(If you want a cheat sheet, explore our voter guide first. All the answers can be found there, somewhere.)

WhatMatters: Your daily guide to ​California policy & politics.

1

This candidate recalls soaring overhead as a passenger on the Goodyear Blimp.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newom

Antonio Villaraigosa

2

This candidate was one of 66 people earning the Guinness World Record for most surfers on a single board.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

3

As a child, this candidate frequently impersonated President John F. Kennedy.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

4

Asked what you would be if not a politician, this candidate said "a journalist."

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

5

This candidate learned what a lieutenant governor actually does by interning for one.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

6

Teaching tennis—that’s how this candidate paid for college.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

7

This candidate once taught at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

8

This candidate made a first campaign appearance as a 1-year-old.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

9

This candidate is named after a former U.S. president.

Travis Allen

John Chiang

John Cox

Delaine Eastin

Gavin Newsom

Antonio Villaraigosa

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