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Trivia Quiz - Jimmy Carter: 39th U.S. President
What do you know about Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President?
October 27, 2009
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1. Jimmy Carter served as governor of what southern state from 1971 to 1975?
2. What Republican candidate did Jimmy Carter defeat in the 1976 U.S. Presidential election?
A. Former Kansas Representative Bob Dole
B. Former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota
C. President Gerald Ford
D. Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California
3. In 1980, Carter signed legislation that bailed out what failing automotive company?
A. General Motors
B. American Motors
C. Ford Motor Company
D. Chrysler Corporation
4. The 1978 Camp David Accords, headed by President Carter, brought about a peace treaty between Israel and what Arab country?
5. President Carter created two new cabinet-level departments. The Department of Energy was one of them. What was the other?
A. Department of Education
B. Department of Homeland Security
C. Department of Housing and Urban Development
D. Department of Health and Human Services
6. Which of the following events did NOT take place during the Carter administration?
A. The U.S. transfers control of the American-built Panama Canal to the nation of Panama
B. U.S. federal air traffic controllers went on strike
C. The U.S. reinstated the draft registration for young men
D. The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
7. In 1979, during the Carter administration, 52 Americans were taken hostage by militants from what Middle Eastern country?
C. Saudi Arabia
8. In 1982, Jimmy Carter established a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose goal was to "to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering." What is the organization called?
A. Jimmy Carter Human Relief Group
B. The Carter Allegiance
C. The Carter Human Rights Advocacy
D. The Carter Center
9. In 2007, Jimmy Carter joined a group of public figures noted as elder statesmen, peace activists, and human rights advocates whose goal is to solve problems like like climate change, HIV/AIDS, and poverty. What is the name of this group?
A. Global Elders
B. Knowledge Source
C. Quest for Answers
D. Human Help
10. Which of the following was a "presidential first" for President Carter?
A. first president to win the Nobel Peace Prize
B. first president to win the Nobel Peace Prize after leaving the office of president
C. first president to wear contact lens
D. first president to be a Rhodes Scholar
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