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Trivia Quiz - U.S. Vice Presidents: Part 4


The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College.

Quiz Number: 4256
Date Submitted: January 13, 2012
Quiz Categories: American History, American Vice Presidents
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 70.8 percent
Times Taken: 38 times
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U.S. Vice Presidents Part 4
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1. Under the Constitution, the Vice President:
  A.   fills in for the Speaker of the House, if the Speaker is absent.
  B.   presides over the joint session of Congress when it convenes to count the vote of the Electoral College.
  C.   is President of the United States Senate
  D.   B & C

2. He was elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1844 with James K. Polk and served from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. Who was he?
  A.   George Dallas
  B.   Millard Fillmore
  C.   John Tyler
  D.   William R. King

3. He was Vice President for about 16 months, until President Zach Taylor died in office. Then he took over as US President. WHo was he?
  A.   William R. King
  B.   George Dallas
  C.   John Breckinridge
  D.   Millard Fillmore

4. He was the first person to hold the office of vice president under the age of 37. Who was he?
  A.   William R. King
  B.   John Tyler
  C.   John Breckinridge
  D.   George Dallas

5. Born in poverty, he became a master tailor and was self-educated, married and had five children. He was the only Southern senator not to resign his seat during the Civil War and became the most prominent War Democrat from the South. Who was he?
  A.   William R. King
  B.   Hannibal Hamlin
  C.   Andrew Johnson
  D.   Schuyler Colfax, Jr.

6. He was the first Vice President from the Republican Party: Prior to his election in 1860, Hamlin served in the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and, briefly, as the 26th Governor of Maine.
  A.   Hannibal Hamlin
  B.   Henry Wilson
  C.   Andrew Johnson
  D.   Schuyler Colfax, Jr.

7. He is one of the few Americans (John Nance Garner in the 20th century being another) to have served as both House speaker and vice president:
  A.   Schuyler Colfax, Jr.
  B.   Henry Wilson
  C.   Andrew Johnson
  D.   Hannibal Hamlin

8. During the Civil War, he devoted his energies to the destruction of what he called the Slave Power, which he defined as a conspiracy of slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty:
  A.   Henry Wilson
  B.   U.S. Grant
  C.   Hannibal Hamlin
  D.   Schuyler Colfax, Jr.

9. This Vice President became President after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, and struggled to overcome suspicions of his beginnings as a politician from the New York City Republican machine, Who was he?
  A.   Henry Wilson
  B.   Chester A. Arthur
  C.   Hannibal Hamlin
  D.   William A. Wheeler

10. During the election process of 1876, his party "stuck him" with the nomination, and he won handily. His president did not know him.
  A.   Hannibal Hamlin
  B.   Chester A. Arthur
  C.   William A. Wheeler
  D.   Thomas A. Hendricks


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