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The John F. Kennedy Quiz
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How well do you remember Camelot? Take our John F. Kennedy quiz and discover how much you really know about one of America's most beloved presidents.

What was John F. Kennedy's middle name?

  • Francis
  • Fitzgerald
  • Fitzpatrick

John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

John F. Kennedy enlisted into which military branch in 1941?

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

What was the name of the commission appointed to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy?

  • The Johnson Commission
  • The Kennedy Commission
  • The Warren Commission

What childhood illness resulted in the hospitalization of John F. Kennedy?

  • Scarlett fever
  • Chicken pox
  • Mumps

John F. Kennedy authorized 1,500 CIA-trained refugees to invade which country?

  • Bay of Pigs
  • Guant√°namo Bay
  • Bay of Santa Clara

What was Jacqueline Kennedy's maiden name?

  • Shriver
  • Onassis
  • Bouvier

In October 1962, John F. Kennedy successfully negotiated the removal of what from Cuba?

  • A buildup of Soviet troops
  • A fleet of Soviet ships
  • Soviet ballistic nuclear missiles

What was the title of the book authored by John F. Kennedy?

  • "Why England Slept"
  • "Appeasement"
  • "England and Germany"

In April, 1943, John F. Kennedy took command of which naval vessel?

  • PT 109
  • BB 109
  • DD 109

What severe injury did John F. Kennedy suffer as a result of the sinking of PT 109?

  • leg injury
  • back injury
  • abdominal injury

John F. Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many siblings did John F. Kennedy have?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

What legislation did John F. Kennedy introduce to congress in June 1963?

  • An unemployment bill
  • A civil rights bill
  • An income tax bill

Which nickname was not used to refer to John F. Kennedy?

  • "Johnny"
  • "Jack"
  • "JFK"

Which East Coast private boarding school did John F. Kennedy attend?

  • The Taft School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • The Choate School

When did John F. Kennedy graduate from Harvard University?

  • 1938
  • 1940
  • 1942

John F. Kennedy's brother Joseph Jr. died flying which plane during World War II?

  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • B-24 Liberator
  • P-51 Mustang

Which year was John F. Kennedy elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

  • 1950
  • 1948
  • 1946

Which potentially fatal illness was John F. Kennedy diagnosed with in 1947?

  • Addison's disease
  • Graves' disease
  • Hashimoto's disease

In his 1952 bid for the U.S. Senate, John F. Kennedy appointed his younger brother Robert as campaign manager.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

When was John F. Kennedy born?

  • 1917
  • 1919
  • 1921

Who was the incumbent U.S. senator from Massachusetts that John F. Kennedy defeated in the 1952 election?

  • David I. Walsh
  • Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
  • Benjamin Smith

How many children did John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy have?

  • three
  • two
  • one

What was the title of the book John F. Kennedy wrote while recovering from back surgery?

  • "Profiles in Politics"
  • "Courage in Politics"
  • "Profiles in Courage"

Which presidential candidate nearly selected John F. Kennedy as his running mate in 1956?

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Adlai Stevenson
  • Richard Nixon

Which presidential candidate did John F. Kennedy face in the first-ever televised presidential debate in 1960?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Hubert Humphrey

On Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn-in as which president?

  • 33rd
  • 35th
  • 37th

Which organization did John F. Kennedy create to provide aid to people of impoverished foreign countries?

  • World Health Organization
  • The International Red Cross
  • The Peace Corps

How old was John F. Kennedy when he died?

  • 46
  • 48
  • 50