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Trivia Quiz - James A. Garfield: 20th U.S. President


What do you know about the 20th U.S. President, James A. Garfield?

Quiz Number: 3207
Date Submitted: September 19, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, World Leaders
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 58.1 percent
Times Taken: 216 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: James Garfield

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James A. Garfield 20th U.S. President
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1. For what state did James A. Garfield serve as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives between 1863 and 1881?
  A.   Ohio
  B.   Iowa
  C.   Michigan
  D.   Wisconsin

2. What was the highest rank achieved by Garfield during the Civil War?
  A.   Captain
  B.   Colonel
  C.   Major General
  D.   General

3. In 1876, Garfield was a Republican member of the Electoral Commisson that awarded 22 hotly-contested electoral votes to what presidential candidate?
  A.   Ulysses S. Grant
  B.   Rutherford B. Hayes
  C.   Andrew Johnson
  D.   Samuel J. Tilden

4. James Garfield was the first person to ascend from what position to the presidency?
  A.   U.S. Representative
  B.   U.S. Senator
  C.   Governor
  D.   Military General

5. Garfield was the first person to work in a certain occupation before becoming president. What was it?
  A.   detective
  B.   doctor
  C.   minister
  D.   warden

6. What Democratic candidate did Garfield defeat in the 1880 presidential election?
  A.   Samuel J. Tilden
  B.   Winfield Scott Hancock
  C.   Henry B. Payne
  D.   Thomas F. Bayard

7. A rival of Garfield's protested several of the president's cabinet appointments. Who was he?
  A.   Ira Harris
  B.   Elbridge G. Lapham
  C.   Roscoe Conkling
  D.   James G. Blaine

8. President Garfield was shot in July, 1881 and the bullet lodged in his back. Who devised a metal detector specifically for the purpose of locating the bullet?
  A.   Henry Woodward
  B.   George Westinghouse
  C.   Thomas Edison
  D.   Alexander Graham Bell

9. Who ascended to the presidency after President Garfield died after serving only six months in office?
  A.   Chester A. Arthur
  B.   Grover Cleveland
  C.   Rutherford B. Hayes
  D.   Benjamin Harrison

10. There is a sandstone statue of President Garfield at his alma mater. From what Ohio college did he graduate?
  A.   Central State University
  B.   Hiram College
  C.   Otterbein College
  D.   John Carroll University


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