Quiz: George W. Bush And Memoir

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Test your knowledge of the life and memoir of George W. Bush.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In his piece, George Packer says that “what’s remarkable about ‘Decision Points’ is how frequently and casually it leaves out facts, large and small,” including which of the following?
    • A. 

      That Bush was wrong about there being weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

    • B. 

      That Bush lost the popular vote in the 2000 election

    • C. 

      That Bush was an alcoholic

    • D. 

      That there was immediate criticism of the Patriot Act

  • 2. 
    Who said that "memoir means when you put down the good things you ought to have done and leave out the bad ones you did do."
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      Will Rogers

    • C. 

      Gore Vidal

    • D. 

      Frank McCourt

  • 3. 
    Where was Bush born?
    • A. 

      New Haven, Connecticut

    • B. 

      Midland, Texas

    • C. 

      Houston, Texas

    • D. 

      Andover, Massachusetts

  • 4. 
    What does the “W” stand for?
    • A. 

      Walker

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Winston

    • D. 

      Wilson

  • 5. 
    Bush is the only President to hold an M.B.A.  Who is the only President to hold a Ph.D.?
    • A. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      William Howard Taft

  • 6. 
    Which of the following does George W. Bush mention on the first page of “Decision Points”?
    • A. 

      Karl Rove, “Apollo 13,” and Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      Dick Cheney, “Caddyshack,” and Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Beer, bourbon, and brandy

    • D. 

      BBQ, hunting, and football

  • 7. 
    Who, according to “Decision Points,” said “I voted for George W. Bush, even though he fired me”?
    • A. 

      Lawrence Lindsey

    • B. 

      Dan Bartlett

    • C. 

      Karl Rove

    • D. 

      Bobby Valentine

  • 8. 
    When Bush was considering running for President, who told him to “get over it. Make up your mind, and move on”?
    • A. 

      His father, George

    • B. 

      His mother, Barbara

    • C. 

      His wife, Laura

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 9. 
    After Harriet Miers, who one critic said “isn’t qualified to play a Supreme Court justice on ‘The West Wing,’ ” withdrew from the running, whom did Bush nominate to fill Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat?
    • A. 

      Sonia Sotomayor

    • B. 

      Priscilla Owen

    • C. 

      Samuel Alito

    • D. 

      John Roberts

  • 10. 
    Whose memoir just won the National Book Award?
    • A. 

      Keith Richards

    • B. 

      Patti Smith

    • C. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • D. 

      Nelson Mandela

  • 11. 
    Match the memoir to the First Lady behind it: “Living History”; “My Turn”; “The Times of My Life”; “Spoken from the Heart”
    • A. 

      Nancy Reagan; Hillary Clinton; Laura Bush; Betty Ford

    • B. 

      Nancy Reagan; Hillary Clinton; Betty Ford; Laura Bush

    • C. 

      Hillary Clinton; Nancy Reagan; Betty Ford; Laura Bush

    • D. 

      Betty Ford; Hillary Clinton; Nancy Reagan; Laura Bush

  • 12. 
    In his book, Bush recounts how, when he was a teen-ager, his mother had a miscarriage and handed him a jar with the fetus inside before he drove her to the hospital. What does Barbara Bush say?
    • A. 

      The story is completely true

    • B. 

      She actually drove herself to the hospital

    • C. 

      She didn’t hand him the jar; the housekeeper did

    • D. 

      She has no memory of this at all

  • 13. 
    Whose memoir makes the following statement about Bush: “I was asked recently which of the political leaders I had met had the most integrity. I listed George near the top. Some people were aghast... thinking I was joking.”
    • A. 

      Karl Rove

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Tony Blair

    • D. 

      Laura Bush

  • 14. 
    What does Bush describe as “the worst moment of my presidency”?
    • A. 

      The September 11th attacks

    • B. 

      Making a speech about Iraq in 2003 in front of a banner that said “Mission Accomplished”

    • C. 

      Learning about the torture at Abu Ghraib

    • D. 

      Kanye West and others implying that his response to Hurricane Katrina was racist

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