George W. Bush Administration History Quiz #2

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George W Bush Quizzes & Trivia

Part 2 of the Bush legacy quiz. How'd you fare on the first one? Thought it was too easy? Well, this one won't be, I assure you. Although I might throw in an easy one or two like I did the last. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On his first day of office, George W. Bush reinstated, by memorandum, the Mexico City Policy. What, in effect, did this policy do?
    • A. 

      Establish federal funds for faith-based organizations

    • B. 

      Give hospitals the authority to take terminally ill patients off of life support against the wishes of their spouse or parents, if the doctors deemed it medically appropriate

    • C. 

      Give intelligence and law enforcement officials important new tools to fight a present danger

    • D. 

      Prevent taxpayer money to be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either in the U.S. or abroad

    • E. 

      Define marriage, in the eyes of the federal government, as a union between one man and one woman

  • 2. 
    In response to a question, Bush answered, "Both sides ought to be properly taught... so people can understand what the debate is about.... I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought."What was the subject matter of the question?
    • A. 

      Sex education taught in public grade schools

    • B. 

      Astronomy versus astrology taught in public schools

    • C. 

      The major differences between Sunni and Shiite beliefs taught in public schools

    • D. 

      Intelligent design versus evolution taught in public schools

    • E. 

      The separation of church and state taught in public schools

  • 3. 
    What was the name of George W. Bush's "First Dog" of the White House, the only pet to live in the White House during two non-consecutive terms, who was euthanized at 14 years old after suffering a series of strokes.
    • A. 

      Barney Beazley

    • B. 

      Spot "Spotty" Fetcher

    • C. 

      Buddy

    • D. 

      Calamity Jane

    • E. 

      Grits

  • 4. 
    On the morning of September 11, 2001, where was George W. Bush reading to elementary school students?
    • A. 

      Atlanta, Georgia

    • B. 

      Sarasota, Florida

    • C. 

      Miami, Florida

    • D. 

      New Orleans, Louisiana

    • E. 

      Montgomery, Alabama

  • 5. 
    On May 1, 2003, George W. Bush stood on the deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, after landing in a jet, and spoke to the crowd. Behind him, a large banner stated what?
  • 6. 
    In 2002, President George W. Bush "unsigned" the Rome Statute, which effectively withdrew U.S. support from what international body?
    • A. 

      The United Nations

    • B. 

      North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    • C. 

      The International Criminal Court

    • D. 

      Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

    • E. 

      Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

  • 7. 
    On August 15, 2002, President Bush, while campaigning on behalf of Republican Senatorial candidates, he stated, "More and more people understand that being a ________ is more than just putting your hand over your heart and saying the Pledge of Allegiance to a nation under God. They're saying... more and more people understand that serving something greater than yourself in life is a part of being a complete American."Fill in the blank.
  • 8. 
    In a 7–2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore held that the Florida Supreme Court's method for recounting ballots was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. However, despite that fact, the Supreme Court, by a 5–4 vote, ensuring the presidency of George W. Bush, held that what?
    • A. 

      The U.S. Constitution did not grant the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in federal electoral decisions

    • B. 

      Al Gore lacked standing before the U.S. Supreme Court because the Florida Supreme Court's decision was final with regard to state issues

    • C. 

      The Florida Supreme Court was, despite the recounting method, within its purview to establish a reasonable standard for deciding the electoral position of the State of Florida

    • D. 

      Each disputed Florida county must perform a recount under the method proposed by the U.S. Supreme Court

    • E. 

      No alternative method could be established within the time limits set by the State of Florida

  • 9. 
    The USA Patriot Act, widely criticized as an invasion of privacy and demolition of civil rights by the federal government, is the acronym for what cumbersome title?
    • A. 

      United States of America Patriot Act to Target, Restrain, Interrogate, and Oust Terrorists

    • B. 

      Unifying and Supporting America by Providing Alternate Techniques and Resolve to Intercept and Oppose Terrorism

    • C. 

      Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism

    • D. 

      United States of America's Patriot Act to Target Radical Islam and Other Terrorists

    • E. 

      Unifying and Supporting America by Proposing Appropriate Tools Required to Isolate and Oppose Terrorism

  • 10. 
    On April 1, 2004, Bush signed into law "Laci and Conner's Law," (alternate title) which does what?
    • A. 

      Organizes sex offenders into three tiers, mandates that Tier 3 offenders update their whereabouts every three months with lifetime registration requirements, Tier 2 offenders update their whereabouts every six months with 25 years of registration and Tier 1 offenders update their whereabouts every year with 15 years of registration. Failure to register and update information is made a felony under the law. It also creates a national sex offender registry and instructs each state and territory to apply identical criteria for posting offender data on the Internet

    • B. 

      Recognizes a "child in utero" as a legal victim, if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence

    • C. 

      Prohibits computer-generated child pornography when such visual depiction is a computer image or computer-generated image that is, or appears virtually indistinguishable from that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; and Prohibits drawings, sculptures, and pictures of such drawings and sculptures depicting minors in actions or situations that meet the Miller test of being obscene, OR are engaged in sex acts that are deemed to meet the same obscene condition

    • D. 

      Reauthorizes a number of federal programs aiming to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend

    • E. 

      Gives funds to states in order to provide health insurance to families with children