politics

  • QUESTIONS

    1. Which president was crippled by polio?
    2. To what office did John F. Kennedy appoint his younger brother?
    3. In 1961, what did Kennedy call on America to achieve in the next decade?
    4. About which President did Dorothy Parker, when told of his death, say 'How could they tell?' ?
    5. Which President began his working life as a sports commentator?
    6. Which President withdrew American troops from Vietnam?
    7. What was Jimmy Carter's family business?
    8. Who was the only man to become Vice President and President without being elected to either post?
    9. Who said: 'Read my lips. No new taxes!'?
    10. Two Presidents have been assassinated this century. One was Kennedy; who was the other?
    11. The 27th President (1900-1913) was the heaviest President of all time. Who was he?
    12. Where was Bill Clinton born?
    13. Which President renamed 'Shangri-la' as 'Camp David' after his grandson?
    14. Who said in his inaugural speech 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself'?
    15. Which President was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919?
    16. The 1981 attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan took place as he left which hotel?
    17. 'Ask not what your country can do for you ..' Complete this quotation from Kennedy's inaugural address?
    18. About what did President Bush say, 'A line has been drawn in the sand'?
    19. What was the name given to the economics of the Reagan era?
    20. Who was the independent candidate in the 1992 presidential campaign?
    21. In a time of rising inflation, who called on Congress to 'bite the bullet'?
    22. In Gerald R. Ford's name, what did the initial R. stand for?
    23. Which President, early this century, was called the 'Great Engineer' and then later, when his policies failed to work, the 'President Reject'?
    24. Which state did Harry S. Truman represent before his elevation?
    25. What was the name of President Eisenhower's wife?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. Roosevelt
    2. Attorney General
    3. Land the first man on the moon
    4. Calvin Coolidge
    5. Ronald Reagan
    6. Richard Nixon
    7. Wholesale peanut business
    8. Gerald Ford
    9. George Bush
    10. William McKinley
    11. William H. Taft
    12. Hope, Arkansas
    13. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    14. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    15. Woodrow Wilson
    16. Washington Hilton
    17. "...ask what you can do for your country"
    18. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
    19. Reaganomics
    20. Ross Perot
    21. Lyndon Johnson
    22. Rudolph
    23. Herbert Hoover
    24. Missouri
    25. Mamie

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  • QUESTIONS

    1. What nationality was Catherine the Great?
    2. Which novelist wrote Emma and Mansfield Park?
    3. Andrée de Jongh, known as Dédée, was 24 years old when she set up the Comet Line and was later awarded the George Medal by King George VI. What was the Comet Line?
    4. In what field did Sarah Siddons achieve fame in the 18th century?
    5. Which singer was known as the Swedish Nightingale?
    6. What did Harriet Beecher Stowe do to help the lot of black slaves in America?
    7. With what slogan are Emmelin Pankhurst and her daughters associated?
    8. In which country was Israeli leader Golda Meir born?
    9. Who was nicknamed 'The Iron Lady'?
    10. The Nobel Peace Prize was awared to two Irish women in 1976. Mared Corrigan was one; who was the other?
    11. What was Nancy Reagan's occupation before she devoted herself to help in her husbands political career?
    12. Which dancer, a soloist with Diaghilev's ballet Russe, formed a London company which became, in 1957, The Royal Ballet?
    13. Which 19th century English woman campaigned for prison reform?
    14. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?
    15. Which famous opera singer left her husband for Greek shipping magnet Asistotle Onassis, who in turn left her to marry Jaqueline Kennedy?
    16. In which film did Elizabeth Taylor achieve child stardom in 1944?
    17. Joan Armatrading has achieved worldwide success as a vocalist and guitarist, where was she born?
    18. In the last 9 years of her life, Sarah Burnhardt suffered from a physical disability, although she continued to act. What was the disability?
    19. Who was the legendary 19th-century pioneer of women's rights in the British medical profession, in which she qualified and was eventually finally allowed to practice as a doctor and after whom a very famous women's hospital in London was named?
    20. Which young woman stabbed Jean Paul Marat, one of the leaders of the French Revolution, in his bath?
    21. Gladys Aylward became famous for her missionary work in China. Who portrayed her in the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness?
    22. Which American state is named for Queen Elizabeth I?
    23. Who was the only person to win Nobel prizes for physics and chemistry?
    24. What is Mother Teresa's given name?
    25. Name the woman who was elected President of the Philippines after Ferdinand Marcos fled?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. German
    2. Jane Austen
    3. An escaped route through Nazi occupied Europe, which ran from Brussels to The Pyrenees, that helped Allied forces escape to freedom.
    4. Acting
    5. Jenny Lind
    6. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
    7. "Votes for Women"
    8. Russia
    9. Margaret Thatcher
    10. Betty Williams
    11. Film Actress
    12. Ninette De Valois
    13. Elizabeth Fry
    14. Anne
    15. Marie Callas
    16. National Velvet
    17. West Indies
    18. She had a leg amputated
    19. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
    20. Charlotte Corday
    21. Ingrid Bergman
    22. Virginia
    23. Madame Curie
    24. Agnes
    25. Corazon Aquino