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The John F. Kennedy Presidency

Guess these facts about JFK and his presidency.
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First submittedJuly 13, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 16, 2018
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His Vice President
Lyndon B. Johnson
1960 election opponent
Richard Nixon
Religious affiliation
Catholic
Ethnicity
Irish-American
Home state
Massachusetts
His middle name
Fitzgerald
Wife's first name
Jacqueline
Father's name
Joseph
Mother's name
Rose
Attorney general brother
Robert
Congressman brother
Ted
Nuclear standoff
Cuban Missile Crisis
Book for which he won
a Pulitzer
Profiles in Courage
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City where he was assassinated
Dallas
Name of the assassin
Lee Harvey
Oswald
Ill-fated plan to overthrow Castro
Bay of Pigs
Invasion
Government program announced in 1960
Peace Corps
Where he wanted the US to land
before 1970
The Moon
What marks his gravesite
Eternal Flame
Arthurian name for his Presidency
Camelot
Actress who sang "Happy Birthday" to him
Marilyn Monroe
 
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Ask not what your country can do for you
Ich bin ein Berliner
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level 43
Sep 27, 2013
got 'em all with 3:40 to spare
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level 70
Sep 27, 2013
I typed in "Don't ask" what you country can do for you and was confused when that wasn't accepted. But it just seems that JFK had a simple phrase.
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level 76
Sep 27, 2013
No Bobby for Robert?
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level ∞
Sep 27, 2013
That will work now.
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level 30
Mar 4, 2014
You should say 'Mother's FIRST name.' I was thinking maiden name.
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level 75
Nov 22, 2015
Fitzgerald had already been answered for JFK's middle name.
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level 71
Apr 25, 2014
Can you accept "a cabal of assassins financed through war department block ops slush funds and directed by LBJ working with the Russians" for Oswald?
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
Whoa...
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level 70
Sep 7, 2014
what, no mafia tie-in also? lol
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level 65
Feb 2, 2015
Also, lizard people and chemtrails.
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level 58
Nov 23, 2015
No, Quizmaster isn't going to accept that. Because you spelled "black ops" as "block ops".
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level 67
Nov 24, 2015
Should be the 'Patsy' involved in the assassination.
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level 68
Nov 22, 2018
Illuminati, Mafia, KKK, John Birch Society, Freemasons, and Ted Cruz' father.
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level 63
Nov 22, 2018
You tried that too??
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level 34
May 7, 2014
Wrote "Cuba" over and over and could not think of adding the last "-n". Feel pretty stupid right now.
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level 57
Jul 12, 2015
I almost did not take this because I didn't think I would know many, but I knew them all. Guess I shouldn't judge a quiz by its subject.
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level 75
Nov 22, 2015
Easy peasy, 4:01 left. It helped to be alive during his presidency.
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level 62
Apr 11, 2018
Not necessarily! 4:03 left and I was born 13 years and one day after his death. ;-)
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level 48
Nov 25, 2015
one day I will learn how to spell Massachuesettes
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level 66
Dec 29, 2017
Apparently today is not that day
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level 58
May 22, 2016
As a Brit (not born til after 1963) I'm pleased I got them all with 2.20 to spare. His death has to be one of the great American tragedies of all time.
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level 66
Dec 29, 2017
One of the greatest tragedies. It's up there with the discontinuation of Oreo O's cereal in the mid 2000's.
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level 70
Jun 14, 2018
Henry Blake was pretty catastrophic.
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level 38
Dec 11, 2018
^Except that Henry Blake was a fictional character.JFK was real.
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level 44
Aug 6, 2016
i am a Canadian and got 100% on this. I should have been born in the US. Missed being born there by 40 miles as the crow flies. I know more about US history than my own country!
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level 61
Jan 1, 2017
Probably more than the average American.
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level 38
Apr 4, 2017
If the school taught history as they should, then everyone would know about JFK, just as we all know about Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Napoleon, Louis XVI, Nicholas of Russia, Henry VII, etal
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level 68
Nov 22, 2018
IMO he's not really as important as any of the people you listed. Kennedy is a romanticized figure - people act like he was a really big deal, but his presidency was pretty short, and not a lot of major things really happened while he was president.
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level 60
Nov 22, 2018
If you take the narrow view, then no, he didn't accomplish a lot. But his election was very significant. He was the first president that was any kind of "outsider" because he was Catholic (which was a big deal then -- a lot of people genuinely believed Kennedy would just be a puppet for a papal regime in the US) and he was young. It's no coincidence that he is the youngest president ever elected, and ran on a progressive platform that foreshadowed the uprising of young people in the 60's. He didn't serve long enough to see his signature policies enacted, but the Johnson Administration took up his torch and got them passed, most notably the Civil Rights Act, which was Kennedy's brainchild. Add in all the intrigue surrounding his assassination and the alleged plot, and you'd have to say that the Kennedy presidency is definitely historically noteworthy. But yes, I agree the man himself is romanticized.
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level 38
Dec 11, 2018
His tenure as president was relatively short through no fault of his. It may have been romanticized but continued in effect, under Lyndon Johnson who pushed through most of the items on the Kennedy agenda, as well as some of his own. In my opinion, Johnson was one of the most underrated presidents we have ever had.
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level 47
Feb 26, 2018
Damn, how did I miss the moon one?
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level 68
Nov 22, 2018
Don't feel bad, so did Appolo 13.
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level 58
Nov 22, 2018
And the Russians
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level 75
Nov 25, 2018
For a more difficult Kennedy quiz try mine. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/97423/john-f-kennedys-life-his-presidency-and-his-family-difficult