Pre-presidential Obama: Test how much you know about his early life

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President Barack Obama speaks as he hosts military fathers and their children for a screening of the Disney/Pixar movie, 'Cars 2,' in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Wednesday, June 15.

You see him on television, hear him on the radio, and read about him in the papers. But how much do you really know about Barack Obama and his fast-track path to the White House? Test your knowledge of the man who became America’s 44th president – the fifth youngest ever elected – with our quiz on his life before taking office.

1. In his youth, what career did Barack Obama aspire to?

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Barack Obama is pictured in the Punahou School yearbook in a 1979 childhood photo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama graduated from the Punahou School in 1979.

Social worker

Architect

Doctor

Novelist

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