The Ultimate US History Trivia - 2

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  • 1. 

    In his resignation speech Agnew made reference to which two U.S. Presidents?

    • A.

      Grant And Lincoln

    • B.

      Garfield And Lincoln

    • C.

      McKinley And Lincoln

    • D.

      Kennedy And Lincoln

    Correct Answer
    B. Garfield And Lincoln
    Explanation
    In his resignation speech, Agnew made reference to Garfield and Lincoln. This suggests that Agnew was acknowledging the similarities between his own situation and that of these two former U.S. Presidents. It is possible that Agnew saw himself as a victim of political circumstances, much like Garfield and Lincoln, who both faced significant challenges during their presidencies. By referencing these two presidents, Agnew may have been trying to draw parallels and gain sympathy from his audience.

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  • 2. 

    What is said to be the oldest city in North America founded by English colonists?

    • A.

      Boston, Massachusetts

    • B.

      St. John's, Newfoundland

    • C.

      Toronto, Ontario

    • D.

      Jamestown, Virginia

    Correct Answer
    B. St. John's, Newfoundland
    Explanation
    St. John's, Newfoundland is said to be the oldest city in North America founded by English colonists. It was established in 1583, predating other English settlements such as Jamestown, Virginia, which was founded in 1607. St. John's played a significant role in the early colonization of North America and has a rich history as a major fishing and trading port.

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  • 3. 

    Who is known as "The Dancing Outlaw"?

    • A.

      D Ray White

    • B.

      Norma Jean White

    • C.

      Jesco White

    • D.

      Billy Hastings

    Correct Answer
    C. Jesco White
    Explanation
    Jesco White is known as "The Dancing Outlaw" because he gained fame for his unique style of dancing, which combined elements of tap dancing, clogging, and mountain dancing. He was featured in a documentary called "The Dancing Outlaw," which showcased his life and talent. Jesco White's dancing skills and his colorful personality have made him a well-known figure in the world of dance and entertainment.

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  • 4. 

    Who first referred to Confederate General Thomas Jackson as "Stonewall"?

    • A.

      Barnard Bee

    • B.

      Joe Johnston

    • C.

      Dick Ewell

    • D.

      Robert E. Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. Barnard Bee
    Explanation
    Barnard Bee first referred to Confederate General Thomas Jackson as "Stonewall".

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  • 5. 

    Who among these former Presidents uttered the last words "I have tried so hard to do right" before passing away?

    • A.

      Grover Cleveland

    • B.

      Richard Nixon

    • C.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D.

      Herbert Hoover

    Correct Answer
    A. Grover Cleveland
    Explanation
    Grover Cleveland is the correct answer because he is the only former President among the options who uttered the last words "I have tried so hard to do right" before passing away. This statement indicates that Cleveland was reflecting on his efforts to make morally sound decisions throughout his life.

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  • 6. 

    Which President served in between the two, non-consecutive terms of President Grover Cleveland?

    • A.

      Rutherford Hayes

    • B.

      Chester Arthur

    • C.

      James Garfield

    • D.

      Benjamin Harrison

    Correct Answer
    D. Benjamin Harrison
    Explanation
    Benjamin Harrison served as the President in between the two non-consecutive terms of President Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, serving from 1885 to 1889 and then again from 1893 to 1897. Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, was the 23rd President and served from 1889 to 1893. So, Harrison's presidency came between Cleveland's two terms.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the American President when the first telephone was installed in the White House?

    • A.

      Benjamin Harrison

    • B.

      James A. Garfield

    • C.

      Rutherford B. Hayes

    • D.

      Grover Cleveland

    Correct Answer
    C. Rutherford B. Hayes
    Explanation
    Rutherford B. Hayes was the American President when the first telephone was installed in the White House. This indicates that the installation of the telephone in the White House occurred during his presidency.

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  • 8. 

    Who served as Vice President under Woodrow Wilson?

    • A.

      Charles G. Dawes

    • B.

      Thomas R. Marshall

    • C.

      Charles W. Fairbanks

    • D.

      James S. Sherman

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas R. Marshall
    Explanation
    Thomas R. Marshall served as Vice President under Woodrow Wilson. He was elected as Vice President in 1912 and served two terms from 1913 to 1921. During his tenure, Marshall played a significant role in supporting Wilson's policies, including the passage of important legislation such as the Federal Reserve Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act. He also presided over the Senate and acted as a liaison between the President and Congress. Marshall's tenure as Vice President was marked by his dedication to Wilson's progressive agenda and his efforts to advance the administration's goals.

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  • 9. 

    Which President did not die in Washington, DC?

    • A.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • B.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C.

      John Q. Adams

    • D.

      Woodrow Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin D. Roosevelt is the correct answer because he did not die in Washington, DC. He passed away on April 12, 1945, while at his vacation home in Warm Springs, Georgia. Roosevelt had been in declining health and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, leading to his death. This event occurred outside of Washington, DC, making him the only president listed who did not die in the nation's capital.

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  • 10. 

    Which man became the first Secretary of Transportation in 1966?

    • A.

      Alan King

    • B.

      Alan Byrd

    • C.

      Alan Biyd

    • D.

      Alan Boyd

    Correct Answer
    D. Alan Boyd
    Explanation
    Alan Boyd became the first Secretary of Transportation in 1966.

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  • 11. 

    Of all men who ever became U.S. President, who was born the earliest in the 20th century?

    • A.

      Lyndon Baines Johnson

    • B.

      Richard M. Nixon

    • C.

      John F. Kennedy

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyndon Baines Johnson
    Explanation
    Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908, making him the earliest born among the listed U.S. Presidents. This means that he was born closest to the beginning of the 20th century compared to Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following was an issue early in the term of the first President Bush?

    • A.

      The Budget

    • B.

      John Tower

    • C.

      He Had A 90% Approval Rating For The First Six Months

    • D.

      Dan Quayle Could Not Spell

    Correct Answer
    B. John Tower
    Explanation
    John Tower was an issue early in the term of the first President Bush. John Tower was nominated by President Bush to be the Secretary of Defense, but his nomination faced significant opposition and controversy. Tower's past behavior and alleged excessive drinking habits were scrutinized, leading to doubts about his suitability for the position. Ultimately, the Senate rejected Tower's nomination, making it a notable issue during the early days of President Bush's term.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following men did not serve two full terms as Vice-President of the United States?

    • A.

      Charles G. Dawes

    • B.

      John Nance Garner

    • C.

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D.

      Thomas Riley Marshall

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles G. Dawes
    Explanation
    Charles G. Dawes did not serve two full terms as Vice-President of the United States. He served as Vice-President under President Calvin Coolidge from 1925 to 1929, but did not serve a second term.

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  • 14. 

    Which President and First Lady woke up one morning in the White House with blue pen ink all over their mouths?

    • A.

      John And Jacqueline Kennedy

    • B.

      Lyndon And Lady Bird Johnson

    • C.

      Dwight And Mamie Eisenhower

    • D.

      Harry And Bess Truman

    Correct Answer
    C. Dwight And Mamie Eisenhower
    Explanation
    The question asks about a President and First Lady who woke up with blue pen ink on their mouths. The correct answer is Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. This incident is said to have occurred when President Eisenhower was signing some papers in bed and accidentally got ink on his lips. Mamie Eisenhower, his wife, also got ink on her lips when she kissed him.

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  • 15. 

    How was President Zachary Taylor related to Confederate President Jefferson Davis?

    • A.

      Davis Was Taylor's Nephew

    • B.

      Davis Was Taylor's Son-In-Law

    • C.

      Davis Was Taylor's Adopted Son

    • D.

      They Were First Cousins

    Correct Answer
    B. Davis Was Taylor's Son-In-Law
    Explanation
    President Zachary Taylor was related to Confederate President Jefferson Davis through marriage. Davis was Taylor's son-in-law, meaning he was married to one of Taylor's daughters. This familial connection would have created a direct relationship between the two presidents.

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