JFK Quiz


John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected president. He was also the youngest to die. Test your knowledge of Kennedy's life and death.

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Question 1 of 10

True or False: Kennedy was the first unmarried president to take office in U.S. history.


... The correct answer is B: False. When he took office, Kennedy was accompanied by his wife. Jacqueline Bouvier, and their two small children, Caroline and John Jr.


Question 2 of 10

Which of the following quotes was part of Kennedy's inaugural addreess?

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 on those who can carry its weight
The greatest barriers to success is the fear of failure.

... The correct answer is B: Ask not what your country can do for you- but what you can do for your country. Kennedy was a strong believer in public service. Before his death, he had been developing programsaimed at the eradication of poverty, many of which were based on volunteer commitments.


Question 3 of 10

It was reported that Kennedy had an affair with a leading Hollywood movie star. Who was that star?

Elizabeth Taylor
Marilyn Monroe
Grace Kelly
Sophia Loren

... The correct answer is B: Marilyn Monroe. Some velieve that Monroe was killed because she was a threat to the Kennedy administration. Officially, her death was ruled a suicide.


Question 4 of 10

Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. In what U.S. city did the assassination occur?

Memphis, Tenn.
Atlanta, GA.
Dallas, Texas
Dayton, Ohio

... The correct answer is C: Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot as he traveled in a motorcade through downtown Dallas.


Question 5 of 10

Who was apprehended and accused of Kennedy's assassination?

John Hinckley Jr.
James Earl Ray
Lee Harvey Oswald
Timothy McVeigh

... The correct answer is C:Lee Harvey Oswald. At the time, Oswald worked at the Texas School Book Depository, which is where the shots were believed to have originated. Two days after the assassination, Oswald was fatally shot in police custody by Dallas businessman Jack Ruby.


Question 6 of 10

After the assassination, Jackie Kennedy refused to change out of her blood-stained pink suit before going in front of news cameras. What did she reportedly say about her appearance?

I'm covered in the blood of our nation.
Let them see what they've done.
I don't give a damn how I look.
All of the above

... The correct answer is B: Let them see what they've done. She remained in the suit as she stood with President Johnson as he took the oath of office.


Question 7 of 10

What is the name of the comission that conducted an investigation into the Kennedy Assassination?

Warren Commission
Kennedy Commission
Oswald Commission
Presidential Commission

... The correct answer is A: Warren Commission. The Waren Commission, which lasted 10 months from 1963-1964, was headed by Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States.


Question 8 of 10

The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in his assassination of Kennedy. What was this theory known as?

Oswald Theory
Solo Thery
Lonely assassin theory
Lone gunman theory

... The correct answer is D: Lone gunman theory. The Warren Commission also concluded that only three shots were fired and that all three came from the Texas School Book Depository.


Question 9 of 10

There are many alternative theories about the Kennedy assassination and the trajectory of the bullet that killed Kennedy. Rather than coming from the Book Depository, where do some believe the shot originated?

Grassy knoll
Mossy Bank
Wilow Tree
None of the above.

... The correct answer is A: Grass knoll. The "grassy knoll" theory suggest that a gunman could have been behind a wooden fence on a grassy knoll near the assassination site.


Question 10 of 10

In the Warren Commission's report of the Kennedy assassination, which of the following agencies is most harshly criticized?

Federal Burea of Investigation
Cental Intelligence Agence
Secret Service
Dallas Police

... The correct answer is C: Secret Service. The commission report outlines the many shortcomings of the Secret Service, including their failure to identify Oswald as a threat and to inspect obvious points of ambush along the motorcade route.


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