Friday, 7 December 2012

End of term quiz - answers

As promised, here are the answers to my end of term quiz.

1. What was Harry Truman’s middle name?

he didn't have one - but added 'S' to his signature as he felt it added gravity to his name.

2 What role did George W Bush hold prior to his election as President?

Governor of Texas

3. What happened on October 4 1957?
  • Launch of Sputnik
4. In what year did the French withdraw from Indo China?


5. The Tet Offensive occurred on the Vietnamese equivalent of:

c) New Year

6. Peter Davis’ 1974 Oscar Winning Film is called:
b) Hearts and Minds                      

7. Who was the last man on the moon?

a) Gene Cernan                                  

8. Who was Jimmy Carter’s Foreign policy nemesis

b) Ayatollah Khomenei  

9. The tall guy's LBJ

10. What did Truman describe his entry into the Korean War as?

A Police Action

11. Who shot JFK?

Lee Harvey Oswald

12. In Presidential terms, who’s the odd one out?
a) Gerald Ford  - never elected to Executive Office

13. Complete this sentence: “I shall go to......”


14. Name three military interventions carried out by the Clinton administration.

Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia - there are others.

15. The CIA was mandated to overthrow the Government of Guatemala by President...
c) Eisenhower


1  16. This is George Kennan (though he looks like Morrissey)

17. Who was George W Bush’s Secretary of Defence?
c) Donald Rumpsfeld

18. What position did Bess, Mamie and Rosalynn all hold?

First Lady

19. What was SDI more commonly know as?

Strategic Defence Initiative - or Star Wars

20. Which was the only foreign state invaded under Reagan’s presidency?


21. Who was President when man first walked on the moon?


22. 1968 was famous for the summer of:
b) love  

23. These two fine fellows are Douglas MacArthur and John Foster Dulles

24. What is the key principle of the Nixon Doctrine?


25. Who is the most famous peanut farmer in US history?

Jimmy Carter



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