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Quiz: Bern This

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How well do you know Bernie Sanders and his Vermont political career? We combed through our archives for 10 trivia questions about his journey from Burlington mayor to iconic independent senator. Whether you’re a Sanderista or a skeptic, test your Bernie knowledge here:

Seven Days is on the Bernie Beat!

Bernie Beat

On his first day as mayor of the Queen City, Bernie Sanders shared a prediction with the alternative weekly Vanguard Press: “People will look back to Burlington, Vermont, 1981, and say: ‘It all started here.’” Socialist Sanders, who won the mayor’s seat by 10 votes, was likely envisioning some kind of populist revolution. Instead, what has turned out to be really popular is Bernie himself. Nearly five decades after he first ran for U.S. Senate on the Liberty Union ticket, Vermont’s outspoken independent is seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

How did he get here from there?

Seven Days lays it out on Bernie Beat, a digital guide to Sanders’ colorful political career through the eyes of the state’s independent media. Original articles and video from more than 30 years of Bernie-watching puts the iconic public servant in context. A multimedia time line, combined with ongoing coverage of Vermont’s junior senator in D.C. and on the campaign trail, tells the real story of the outsider who would be president.