How well do you know John Fitzgerald Kennedy?

How well do you know John Fitzgerald Kennedy?

Test your knowledge on one of the country's most beloved, but ill-fated presidents.

published on February 25, 201413 responses 1 5.0★ / 5

How many children did Kennedy have? (Specifically, how many children came out alive?)

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?

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?

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?

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)?

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.

Kennedy is this nation's ___ president.
34th
35th
36th
37th

Who was Kennedy's vice president?

Who was Kennedy's vice president?
Richard Nixon
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson

Which political party did Kennedy belong to?

Which political party did Kennedy belong to?
Democrat
Republican
Socialism
Communist

Where was Kennedy born?

Where was Kennedy born?
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Brooklyn, New York
Brookline, Massachusetts
Boston Massachusetts

Which of the following universities did Kennedy attend?

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?

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:

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"?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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:

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Kennedy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery is marked by what?
"Fountain Flame"
"Eternal Flame"
"Fountain of Lights"
"Perennial Waterfall"