How well do you know John Fitzgerald Kennedy? Test your knowledge on one of the country's most beloved, but ill-fated presidents. susanburke13 published on February 25, 20146 responses 1 5.0★ / 5 Questions in vertical order How many children did Kennedy have? (Specifically, how many children came out alive?) 1 2 3 4 Which of the following quotes was part of Kennedy's inaugural address? "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." "God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight." "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." It was reported that Kennedy had an affair with a leading Hollywood star. Who was she? Elizabeth Taylor Grace Kelly Marilyn Monroe Sophia Loren In addition to Kennedy, how many Catholics have been elected as president of the United States? 3 2 1 none What kind of ailment did Kennedy suffer from (which was concealed from the public throughout his life)? Adie Syndrome Addison's Disease Angelman Syndrome albinism Kennedy is this nation's ___ president. 34th 35th 36th 37th Who was Kennedy's vice president? Richard Nixon Dwight D. Eisenhower Robert Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson Which political party did Kennedy belong to? Democrat Republican Socialism Communist Where was Kennedy born? Bloomfield, Connecticut Brooklyn, New York Brookline, Massachusetts Boston Massachusetts Which of the following universities did Kennedy attend? Stanford Princeton Harvard Columbia Stanford and Princeton Princeton and Harvard Harvard and Columbia Stanford and Columbia Who took part in Kennedy's first televised debates? Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon Dwight D. Eisenhower Fidel Castro In April of 1961, 1,500 U.S.-trained Cuban exiles called "Brigade 2506," returned to Cuba in the hope of deposing Fidel Castro. This botched invasion was commonly known as: The Cuban Missile Crisis The Bay of Pigs Invasion Operation Desert Storm Cuban Crisis Assault What was the subject of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage"? Living with a chronic illness Martyrs of the struggle against global communism American senators who risked their careers to follow their convictions The 1935-36 baseball season of the Boston Red Sox After the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, Kennedy was forced to offer Fidel Castro which of the following in exchange for the surviving invaders? $53 million worth of cattle $53 million worth of military supplies $53 million worth of oil $53 million worth of food and medicine Which of the following was NOT banned by the Partial Test Ban Treaty between the US, the UK, and the USSR, which Kennedy signed in 1963? Nuclear testing underground Nuclear testing at least one mile above ground Nuclear testing in uninhabited deserts Nuclear testing in the center of the Pacific During his tenure, Kennedy created a new organization that used skilled American volunteers to aid underdeveloped countries in need. What was this organization called? The Peace Corps Teach for America The Red Cross Habitat for Humanity What superlative did Kennedy's classmates give him during his senior year of high school? Most likely to become president Most likely to succeed Best dressed Prettiest eyes During his Harvard days, Kennedy wrote his thesis about England's involvement in the Munich Agreement. It was later published as a best-selling book called: The Art of War The Trouble with Munich Why England Slept The English Patient Prior to his presidential campaign, Kennedy contemplated another career track. Which occupation was it? lawyer journalist nuclear physicist architect Kennedy experienced many firsts as President. Which of these was NOT a first? First president to hold a televised press conference First president to serve in the US navy First president to be born in the 20th century First president to win a Nobel Peace Prize Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in which US city? Memphis, Tennessee Atlanta, Georgia Dallas, Texas Dayton, Ohio Who was apprehended and accused of Kennedy's assassination? Sirhan Sirhan James Earl Ray Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby After the assassination, Jackie Kennedy refused to change out of her blood-soaked pink suit before going in front of news cameras. What did she reportedly say about her appearance? "Let them see what they've done." "I'm covered in the blood of our nation." "I don't give a damn how I look." All of these. What is the name of the commission that conducted an investigation into the Kennedy assassination? Kennedy Commission Warren Commission Presidential Commission Oswald Commission The commission above concluded that Oswald acted alone in his assassination of Kennedy. What was his theory known as? Oswald theory Solo theory Lonely assassin theory Lone gunman theory There are many alternative theories about the Kennedy assassination and the trajectory of the bullet that killed Kennedy. Rather than coming from the Texas School Book Depository, where do some believe the shots originated? Grassy knoll Mossy bank Willow tree None of the above In the assassination report of the commission from question 24, which of the following agencies was most harshly criticized? Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Secret Service Dallas police During the ambush that killed Kennedy, who else riding in the motorcade was wounded? Texas governor John Connally Motorcycle officer J.D. Tippit First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy United States senator Ralph Yarborough Kennedy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery is marked by what? "Fountain Flame" "Eternal Flame" "Fountain of Lights" "Perennial Waterfall"