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Trivia Quiz - Richard Nixon - 37th US President - Part 2


Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California.

Quiz Number: 4124
Date Submitted: October 13, 2011
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, American Vice Presidents
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 65.2 percent
Times Taken: 156 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: Richard M Nixon

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1. Richard Nixon was raised as a conservative . . .
  A.   Quaker.
  B.   Calvinist.
  C.   Methodist.
  D.   Catholic.

2. Richard and three of his brothers were named for . . .
  A.   legendary kings of England.
  B.   famous Californians.
  C.   Senators from California.
  D.   their father's favorite literary figures.

3. What famous college gave Nixon a full scholarship to its law school?
  A.   Harvard
  B.   USC
  C.   Yale
  D.   Duke

4. What did Nixon do during World War II?
  A.   Conscientous Objector - Quaker
  B.   USMC Infantry Officer
  C.   US Navy
  D.   US Army Air Force Pilot

5. Nixon first came to national attention as a member of what committee?
  A.   American First Committee
  B.   Americans for Eisenhower Committee
  C.   Catholics for Jack Kennedy Committee
  D.   House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

6. What was Nixon's preferred vocation immediately following Law School?
  A.   CIA
  B.   FBI
  C.   USMC
  D.   US Navy Pilot

7. As a Senator from California, Nixon supported statehood for Alaska and Hawaii, and also voted in favor of which of the following?
  A.   dropping nuclear bombs on China.
  B.   dropping nuclear weapons on North Korea.
  C.   civil rights for minorities.
  D.   abortion rights for women.

8. During the 1960 Presidential election, there was convincing evidence of voter fraud in Texas and Illinois. What did Nixon do as a result?
  A.   He kept the election in the courts for almost one year, contesting the results.
  B.   He refused to damage the reputation of the USA by contesting the electoral process.
  C.   He threw a very public tantrum and fled to Mexico.
  D.   He conceded the election after a month of acrimony.

9. What government agency did Nixon sign into law?
  A.   Department of Education (DOE)
  B.   Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  C.   Planned Parenthood
  D.   National Organization of Women

10. Nixon proposed a health care plan which would provide insurance for low-income families, providing all employees with health care. Why was this not approved by the Democrat-controlled Congress?
  A.   Ted Kennedy and the Democrats did not support it.
  B.   It was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
  C.   Nixon was impeached.
  D.   Nixon's plan had no "lock box" funding.


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