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Trivia Quiz - William Henry Harrison: 9th U.S. President
What do you know about William Henry Harrison, 9th U.S. President?
December 08, 2008
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1. William Henry Harrison was the last U.S. president to be:
A. born in a log cabin
B. born in a U.S. colony
C. born a British subject
D. all of the above
2. Which of the following is NOT true about select members of Harrison's family?
A. his father, Benjamin Harrison V, signed the Declaration of Independence
B. his brother, Carter Harrison, was a member of the United States House of Representatives
C. Harrison's grandson, Benjamin Harrison of Ohio, became the 23rd president in 1889
D. Harrison's son, John Scott Harrison served as governor of Pennsylvania
3. In 1813, Harrison's company won a decisive military victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of the Thames. What well known Native American was killed in that battle?
C. Black Hawk
D. Chief Joseph
4. Harrison pursued all of the following political actions during his time serving as governor of the Indiana Territory with the exception of one. Which one?
A. lobbied Congress to repeal Article 6 of the Northwest Ordinance, to permit slavery in the Indiana Territory
B. In 1805, negotiated and signed The Treaty of Grouseland with the Native Americans
C. In 1809, negotiated and signed The Treaty of Ft. Wayne with the Native Americans
D. attempted to annex lands west of the Indiana Territory (lands in present day Iowa and Missouri)
5. From 1825 to 1829, Harrison served as a member of the United States Senate representing what state?
6. Of what political party was William Harrison a member?
7. Who was William Henry Harrison's vice president?
A. George M. Dallas
B. James K. Polk
C. Martin Van Buren
D. John Tyler
8. William Harrison delivered one of the longest inauguration speeches in U.S. history. How long did it take him to deliver it?
A. over 1 hour
B. nearly 2 hours
C. over 2 hours
D. nearly 3 hours
9. Harrison passed away during his time in office making his tenure as U.S. president one of the shortest ever. How long did he serve?
A. 1 week
B. 1 month
C. 3 months
D. 5 months
10. Which of the following was William Henry Harrison's nickname?
A. Old Tippecanoe
B. Young Hickory
C. Old Rough and Ready
D. Old Man Eloquent
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