U.S. Vice Presidents in History

It has been called "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived". Nevertheless, try to answer these questions about the U.S. Vice Presidency and the men who have held it.
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Who was the first Vice President of the United States?
John Adams
Who did Aaron Burr kill in a duel while serving as our nation's third Vice President?
Alexander Hamilton
Who starred as Dick Cheney in the movie "Vice"?
Christian Bale
Who, as second lady, campaigned to have warning labels placed on
music with explicit lyrics?
Tipper Gore
What food did Dan Quayle have trouble spelling?
Potato
What is the name of Al Gore's climate change documentary?
An Inconvenient Truth
What Veep had the initials HHH?
Hubert Humphrey
Who became, in 1973, only the second Vice President to ever resign from office?
Spiro Agnew
Who succeeded the above as Vice President?
Gerald Ford
Other than Aaron Burr, who is the only Veep to have shot someone while in office?
Dick Cheney
What government agency did George H. W. Bush run before becoming Veep?
CIA
Who won't Mike Pence meet in private without another person present?
Women
(other than his wife)
Whose famous "Checkers" speech helped him to stay on the Republican ticket
and be elected Vice President in 1952?
Richard Nixon
What far-left political party endorsed former Vice President Henry A. Wallace
when he ran for President in 1948?
American
Communist Party
What tiny state did Joe Biden represent when he was a Senator?
Delaware
What former VP ran against Ronald Reagan in 1984 and lost 49 of 50 states?
Walter Mondale
What former "Seinfeld" actress went on to star in the TV series "Veep"?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Who served as Vice President under both Jefferson and Madison, and also
had the same name as the leader of the band Parliament-Funkadelic?
George Clinton
What city in Alaska is named after a Vice President?
Fairbanks
What crime were both Aaron Burr and John Breckinridge both charged with?
Treason
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2020
Spelling: Potatoe
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2020
If I remember correctly, it was worse than just spelling it with an e. He was at a school and a pupil was asked to spell potato, which he did correctly, and Quayle corrected him by adding an e on the end.
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2020
True, but Quayle was going by list of "correct" spellings supplied to him by the school. It's a mistake a lot of people would make given the circumstances.
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Level 62
Apr 21, 2020
I've never once heard or seen a Vice President called a "Veep."
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Level 60
Jun 13, 2020
Really? It's very common
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2020
I haven’t really heard that term until three or four years ago.
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Level 69
Apr 28, 2020
Tough, but interesting, quiz for a non American.
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Level 58
May 1, 2020
On Wallace in 1948 the Communist Party of the United States of America (its proper title, not 'American Communist Party') was not the only left wing political party to support Wallace. The Progressive Party was the main Wallace party. The American Labor Party (active in New York) also supported Wallace.
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2020
In the last question, you both put "both" both before and after both names.
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Level 80
Jun 30, 2020
Interesting quiz, some I had to ponder over for a while or guess at a bit, but got them all in the end.
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2020
Had a lot of problems with the Pence question. I tried the singular version multiple ways. Maybe add in that as well?
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Level 40
Jun 30, 2020
Henry Wallace was a member of the Progressive Party and was endorsed by multiple other left-leaning parties in addition to the American Communist Party. Maybe specify what you mean by that question because there are multiple other answers that could be used.
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Level 73
Jun 30, 2020
Nice quiz! Although it seems odd to me that Burr got three clues, and Gore and Cheney got two. Also, including two pop culture clues in the mix (Vice and Veep) seemed a bit out of place to me. I mean, there have been 48 VPs in US history. Surely there's something to be said about at least half of them? That said, I liked that not all answers had to be the VPs names. Good variety! (Yeah, yeah, I know, make your own quizzes... What can I say. I like to put my efforts in complaining more than in creating. ;) )
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2020
Here you go, but it's pretty much impossible...

If you want quizzes that are more feasible, try this one about people on the most presidential tickets, or this one about presidential tickets since 1948, or this one about family members on presidential tickets.

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Level 55
Jun 30, 2020
If you liked this, you might like the vice president quizzes that I am putting out this week, Have Fun!
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Level 79
Jun 30, 2020
Missed the one about which veep shot someone while in office. I was thinking on purpose, didn't even consider an accidental shooting.
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Level 80
Jun 30, 2020
I'm pretty sure it was on purpose. And the guy he shot apologized. USA! USA!
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2020
If only Mondale had won another 20-30 states he could have won the election!
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Level 49
Jun 30, 2020
Well, I didn't know the answer to Q2 and now I'm thinking "spoiler alert" for the big Disney+ premiere on Friday
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2020
Maybe remove HHH as an acceptable answer?
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2020
Fixed
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2020
Wow, I kept typing 'his wife' for Mike Pence instead of women.
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2020
Mrs. Gore?
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Level 49
Jul 5, 2020
I thought Mrs Gore's campaign against profanity in music was in the late 80s/early 90s before she was second lady?