The Ronald Reagan Quiz
by Staff
How much do you know about the 40th president of the United States? Ace this Ronald Reagan quiz to see if you can win one for the Gipper!

When was Ronald Reagan born?

  • 1911
  • 1909
  • 1907

What was Ronald Reagan's childhood family nickname?

  • Gipper
  • Butch
  • Dutch

Ronald Reagan attended Dixon High School in which state?

  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • California

What job did Ronald Reagan work during summer breaks from high school?

  • soda jerk
  • general store clerk
  • lifeguard

True or false: Ronald Reagan attended the University of Illinois on an athletic scholarship.

  • true
  • false

Ronald Reagan said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," during which speech?

  • debate with President Carter
  • first inaugural speech
  • second inaugural speech

In 1937, Ronald Reagan signed a contract with which Hollywood studio?

  • Warner Bros.
  • MGM
  • 20th Century Fox

How many feature films did Ronald Reagan appear in?

  • 30
  • 40
  • 50

Which famous actress did Ronald Reagan marry in 1940?

  • Jane Russell
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Jane Wyman

What was Ronald Reagan's middle name?

  • William
  • Wilson
  • Wallace

Which military unit did Ronald Reagan serve in during World War II?

  • 1st Motion Picture Unit
  • 10th Mountain Division
  • 1st Infantry Division

How many terms did Ronald Reagan serve as president of the Screen Actors Guild?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

What year did Ronald Reagan marry actress Nancy Davis?

  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1960

Which 1957 World War II movie featured Ronald and Nancy Reagan as co-stars?

  • "The Hasty Heart"
  • "Prisoner of War"
  • "Hellcats of the Navy"

Ronald Reagan won the governorship of California in 1966 as a member of which political party?

  • Democratic
  • Republican
  • Libertarian

True or false: Ronald Reagan was not re-elected to a second term as governor of California.

  • true
  • false

When Ronald Reagan said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," what was he referring to?

  • the Berlin Wall
  • the Iron Curtain
  • the Kremlin Wall

How many unsuccessful bids for the Republican presidential nomination did Ronald Reagan make?

  • none
  • two
  • four

Which incumbent president did Ronald Reagan run against in the 1980 general election?

  • President Gerald Ford
  • President Jimmy Carter
  • President George H.W. Bush

How many days had President Ronald Reagan been in office when he was shot by John Hinckley Jr. in an assassination attempt?

  • 29 days
  • 49 days
  • 69 days

Ronald Reagan appointed this woman as the first female to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Sonia Sotomayor

Which Democratic presidential candidate did Ronald Reagan run against in the 1984 general election?

  • Michael Dukakis
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Walter Mondale

Which country was the U.S. pitted against during the Cold War?

  • The Soviet Union
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan

When did Ronald Reagan finish his second term as the president of the United States?

  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988

What nickname did Ronald Reagan acquire due to his public speaking ability?

  • the Great Orator
  • the Great Speaker
  • the Great Communicator

What is the title of Ronald Regan's autobiography?

  • "An American Life"
  • "The Reagan Years"
  • "An American Presidency"

Where is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum located?

  • Eureka, Illinois
  • Simi Valley, California
  • Washington

True or false: After leaving the White House, former President Ronald Reagan returned to Berlin and knocked down a remaining fragment of the Berlin Wall.

  • true
  • false

During which speech did Ronald Reagan say, "I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead"?

  • 1989 presidential farewell address
  • the last line of his 1990 autobiography
  • 1994 announcement of Alzheimer's disease

What year did Reagan die?

  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004