A John F. Kennedy Quiz
This Saturday marks the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. JFK was known as a charismatic American leader and drew admirers from across partisan lines. Today he is remembered by many as one of the most courageous leaders this country has ever produced.
The following quiz will test your knowledge of President John F. Kennedy. To participate is easy: take a sheet of paper and pencil or pen. Number your paper 1-16. Scroll down to the Questions section and read #1, then select an answer from the four choices provided. Proceed throughout the Questions section this way, then check your choices in the Answers section. Scoring: each correctly answered Question 1 through 15 is worth 10 points. Answer to #16 -the Bonus Question- is worth 100 points, making for a potential 200 final score.
Have fun and good luck!
1.Where was John F. Kennedy born?
A. Berlin, New Hampshire
B. Brookline, Massachusetts
C. The District of Columbia
D. Memphis, Tennessee
2. Kennedy’s middle name was what?
3. What romantic designation is often given to the JFK administration?
D. Tír na nÓg
4. JFK’s maternal grandfather, John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, served as the mayor of what major American city?
A. Boston, Massachusetts
B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C. New York City, NY
D. Nome, Alaska
5. JFK became a highly-decorated serviceman during what war?
A. The Vietnam Conflict
B. The Korean Conflict
D. The Spanish-American War
6. Which of JFK’s brothers had their father groomed to beome the first Catholic President of the United States?
A. Joe, Jr.
C. Edward, aka “Ted”
D. None of them
7. JFK married what beautiful New York state socialite?
A. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
B. Jacqueline Ann Harper
C. Jacqueline Bisset
D. Jacqueline Jackson
8. JFK and his wife had how many children together?
9. Numerically, JFK is which U.S. President?
10. JFK’s sister, Patricia, was married to what member of Hollywood’s original Rat Pack?
A. Frank Sinatra
B. Peter Lawford
C. Humphrey Bogart
D. Sammy Davis, Jr.
11. JFK was known for his numerous extra-martial affairs. According to Jackie Kennedy biographer, Christopher Anderson, which of the President’s girlfriends had the gall to call Jackie and claim she was going to replace her as the First Lady?
A. Marilyn Monroe
B. Angie Dickinson
C. Gene Tierney
D. Claudia “Ladybird” Johnson
12. JFK ran against what Republican nominee in the 1960 Presidential election?
A. Dwight D. Eisenhower
B. Adlai Stevenson
C. Richard Nixon
13. JFK appointed his brother Robert (Bobby) to what position in his administration?
A. U.S. Attorney General
B. Commissioner of the IRS
C. U.S. Ambassador to Rome
D. Director of the FBI
14. JFK was assassinated November 22, 1963 in what Texas city?
D. Fort Worth
15. During the infamous Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962, Americans prepared for a possible nuclear war. What led to this historic event?
A. A Cuban Ambassador was charged with the wire-tapping of White House phone lines.
B. American spy pilots photographed evidence that the Soviets were building a nuclear missile site in Cuba
C. Cuba arrested a New York mob boss they claimed was bringing sub-standard olive oil into the country.
D. Cuba demanded the U.S. to deport entertainer, Dezi Arnaz
16. *BONUS* Over the decades, numerous conspiracy theories have surrounded JFK’s assassination. Historians and theorists have pointed to several well-known individuals, whom they say all had motives that may have compelled them to orchestrate JFK's death. In a public opinion poll taken in 2003 this person was voted the least likely to have been involved in a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy:
A. Jimmy Hoffa (labor union leader)
B. Lyndon B. Johnson (JFK’s successor)
C. Jackie Kennedy (JFK's wife)
D. Fidel Castro (Cuban revolutionary/Prime Minister/President)
E. J. Edgar Hoover (first director of the FBI)
F. Carlos Marcello (American Mob boss)
G. Walt Disney (cartoon and film magnate)
Scroll below photo to find correct Answers
1. B. Brookline, Massachusetts
2. B. Fitzgerald
3. C. Camelot
4. A. Boston, Massachusetts
6. A. Joe, Jr.
7. A. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
8. B. four
9. B. 35th
10. B. Peter Lawford
11. A. Marilyn Monroe
12. C. Richard Nixon
13. A. U.S. Attorney General
14. A. Dallas
15. B. American spy pilots photographed evidence that the Soviets were building a nuclear missile site in Cuba
16.*BONUS* C. Jackie Kennedy
This Hub quiz ©November 18, 2014 by Beth Perry