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Trivia Quiz - Martin Van Buren: 8th U.S. President

What do know about the wily politician, Martin Van Buren?

Quiz Number: 2886
Date Submitted: November 04, 2008
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, World Leaders
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 55.7 percent
Times Taken: 423 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: Martin Van Buren

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1. Martin Van Buren was the first president to do what?
  A.   be born an American citizen
  B.   have his picture taken
  C.   live in the White House
  D.   serve only one term

2. From what college did Van Buren graduate?
  A.   Manhattan College
  B.   Ithaca College
  C.   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  D.   Kinderhook Academy

3. Van Buren was Vice President of the United States under whom?
  A.   John Quincy Adams
  B.   Andrew Jackson
  C.   James Monroe
  D.   William Henry Harrison

4. Van Buren had to deal with The Panic of 1837. What was it?
  A.   banks stopped payment in specie (gold and silver coinage), followed by a 5-yr depression
  B.   a stock market crash similar to The Great Depression
  C.   an E. coli outbreak
  D.   a train worker's strike that halted all transportation in the eastern United States

5. In 1838-39, there was a bloodless confrontation between the United States and Great Britain over the international boundary between British North America (Canada) and the U.S. What was this conflict called?
  A.   The Battle of Quebec
  B.   The Caroline Affair
  C.   The Pig War
  D.   The Aroostook War

6. In August 1837, Van Buren denied the formal request of what territory to join the United States?
  A.   Texas
  B.   Arizona
  C.   Oklahoma
  D.   California

7. Who was Martin Van Buren's primary competitor in the election of 1836?
  A.   Willie Person Mangum
  B.   Daniel Webster
  C.   Hugh Lawson White
  D.   William Henry Harrison

8. Van Buren was the first president not to have spoken English as a first language. What language did he speak?
  A.   Dutch
  B.   German
  C.   French
  D.   Spanish

9. Van Buren was a member of three different political parties during his life. Which of the following was not one of them?
  A.   Democratic-Republican
  B.   Democrat
  C.   Whig
  D.   Free Soil Party

10. Which of the following was Martin Van Buren's nickname?
  A.   Young Hickory
  B.   The Little Magician
  C.   Old Rough and Ready
  D.   Old Man Eloquent®   

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