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John F. Kennedy

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(23 votes)
10 questions
English
A quiz about the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.
1

In what state was John F Kennedy born?

Hard  17% got this right

JFK was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, which has colloquially been called "Presidents' Playground"!
2

What church did the Kennedys belong to?

Roman Catholic Church

Episcopal Church

Presbyterian Church

United Methodist Church

60% got this right

Did you know? JFK was the first and only Roman Catholic US president in history!
3

The disastrous invasion of Cuba, in April 1961, became known as the

Bay of Pigs

Castro's Downfall

Cuban Missile Crisis

Havana Blunder

43% got this right

JFK reportedly said "victory has 100 fathers, but defeat is an orphan" after the failed Bay of Pigs.
4

The F in John F Kennedy is for ___?

Fitzgerald

Ferdinand

Francis

Frederick

61% got this right

Did you know JFK's middle name, "Fitzgerald," was inspired by his maternal grandfather's last name?
5

Arrange the following historical events, which occurred during Kennedy's presidency, in chronological order

1.

Gagarin in space

2.

Berlin Wall construction

3.

Cuban Missile Crisis

4.

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Easy  89% got this right

JFK's presidency saw the 1st hotline between US & USSR, easing communication in future crises!
6

Where was Kennedy assassinated?

38% got this right

Dallas, TX has a John F. Kennedy Memorial, a tribute to the late president, near his assassination site.
7
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Where did JFK attend college?

Harvard University

Columbia University

Princeton University

Yale University

43% got this right

Did you know JFK wrote his senior thesis at Harvard, which later became a best-selling book?
8

What disease did JFK suffer from?

Addison's disease

Crohn's disease

Graves' disease

Multiple sclerosis

Hard  32% got this right

JFK secretly took daily meds for Addison's, but still showed his energetic charm as President!
9

What are some significant accomplishments of John F. Kennedy's presidency?

Established the Peace Corps

Initiated the Apollo space program

Navigated the Cuban Missile Crisis

Created Interstate Highway System

69% got this right

JFK's Apollo program eventually led to the first human on the moon just 8 years after his death!
10

During JFK's presidency, the U.S. presence in Vietnam was ...

Drastically increased

Completely withdrawn

Decreased

Not changed

43% got this right

JFK increased US presence in Vietnam by 470%, from 900 to 16,000+ advisors.