George W. Bush Administration History Quiz #1

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George W Bush Quizzes & Trivia

Can you remember anything that happened during the eight years of W's presidency?

With accuracy?

Take Part 1 of this multi-part quiz to find out. Note: these aren't easy questions! No cheating!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these acts did President Bush veto?

    • A.

      Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

    • B.

      Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002

    • C.

      Stem Cell Research Enactment Act of 2006

    • D.

      Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

    • E.

      Energy Policy Act of 2005

    Correct Answer
    C. Stem Cell Research Enactment Act of 2006
    Explanation
    President Bush vetoed the Stem Cell Research Enactment Act of 2006.

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  • 2. 

    Name one of the confirmed U.S. Supreme Court nominees of George W. Bush.

    Correct Answer
    Roberts
    Alito
    Explanation
    Roberts and Alito are both confirmed U.S. Supreme Court nominees of George W. Bush. John G. Roberts Jr. was nominated by President Bush in 2005 and served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Samuel A. Alito Jr. was nominated by President Bush in 2006 and currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Both nominees were confirmed by the Senate and have had significant impacts on the court's decisions.

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  • 3. 

    W. Bush, in October, 2005, nominated whom for Chairman of the Federal Reserve?

    • A.

      Alan Greenspan

    • B.

      Paul A. Volcker

    • C.

      G. William Miller

    • D.

      Ben Bernanke

    • E.

      Paul Krugman

    Correct Answer
    D. Ben Bernanke
    Explanation
    In October 2005, W. Bush nominated Ben Bernanke for Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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  • 4. 

    On January 29, 2001, Bush issued his first Executive Order. What does it do?

    • A.

      Links donations to terrorist organizations with terrorism, and authorizes the federal government to intervene to stop the flow of such funds

    • B.

      Orders the ready reserves into active duty

    • C.

      Limits access to the records of former United States Presidents

    • D.

      Strengthens, with federal grants, faith-based and community organizations and expands their capacity to provide federally-funded social services

    • E.

      Establishes a commission to strengthen Social Security

    Correct Answer
    D. Strengthens, with federal grants, faith-based and community organizations and expands their capacity to provide federally-funded social services
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the executive order issued by Bush on January 29, 2001, strengthens faith-based and community organizations by providing them with federal grants and expanding their capacity to offer federally-funded social services.

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  • 5. 

    How many bills vetoed by W. Bush were enacted over the veto by Congress?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    • E.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    During his presidency, W. Bush vetoed a total of 12 bills. Out of these, four bills were enacted over his veto by Congress. This means that despite his opposition, Congress was able to gather enough support to override his veto and pass these bills into law.

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  • 6. 

    What former Bush cabinet member served as United States National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan?

    • A.

      Donald Rumsfeld

    • B.

      Robert Gates

    • C.

      Anthony Principi

    • D.

      Tom Ridge

    • E.

      Colin Powell

    Correct Answer
    E. Colin Powell
    Explanation
    Colin Powell served as United States National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan. He was a former member of the Bush cabinet and held the position of National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989. Powell later went on to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

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  • 7. 

    What is George W. Bush's religious denomination of choice?

    • A.

      Baptist

    • B.

      United Methodist

    • C.

      Catholic

    • D.

      Presbyterian

    • E.

      Mormon

    Correct Answer
    B. United Methodist
    Explanation
    George W. Bush's religious denomination of choice is United Methodist. This is a Christian denomination that follows the teachings of John Wesley and emphasizes personal faith, social justice, and community involvement. Bush has publicly identified as a United Methodist and attended a United Methodist church while serving as President of the United States.

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  • 8. 

    Name the U.S. Supreme Court nominee of Bush's who was not confirmed.

    • A.

      Samuel Alito

    • B.

      Robert Bork

    • C.

      John Jay

    • D.

      Harriet Miers

    • E.

      John Roberts

    Correct Answer
    D. Harriet Miers
    Explanation
    Harriet Miers was nominated by President George W. Bush for the U.S. Supreme Court but was not confirmed. The Senate Judiciary Committee raised concerns about her lack of judicial experience and her qualifications for the position. Additionally, there were concerns about her conservative views and whether she would be able to interpret the Constitution objectively. Ultimately, Miers withdrew her nomination, citing the need to protect executive privilege and avoid a potentially divisive confirmation process.

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