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John Quincy Adams Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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John Quincy Adams Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What years did John Quincy Adams serve as the sixth President of the United States?
A: From 1825 to 1829.

Adams served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the what?
A: House of Representatives.

Who was John Quincy Adams’s father?
A: Former President John Adams.

What was John’s mother’s name?
A: Abigail Adams.

As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in negotiating the Treaty of Ghent, which did what?
A: Ended the War of 1812.

Historians agree that John Quincy Adams was one of the greatest “what” in American history?
A: Diplomats and secretaries of state.

To whom did Adams lose his 1828 bid for re-election?
A: Andrew Jackson.


Adams was elected to what after leaving office?
A: U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Adams became a leading opponent of what?
A:  Slaves.

In 1814, Adams was recalled from Russia to serve as what?
A: Chief negotiator of the U.S. commission for the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812.

On what date was John Quincy Adams born?
A: July 11, 1767.

Who were John Quincy Adams’s parents?
A:  John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams.

Instead of attending school, Adams was tutored by whom?
A: His cousin James Thax and his father's law clerk, Nathan Rice.

Who was John Quincy Adams named for?
A: His mother's maternal grandfather, Colonel John Quincy.


How old was John Quincy Adams when his namesake great-grandfather died?
A: Two days after he was born.

Adams was fluent in what languages?
A:  French and Dutch.

In April 1802, John Quincy Adams was elected a member of the what?
A:  Massachusetts State Senate.

Adams excelled in classical studies and reached high fluency of what?
A:  Latin and Greek.

Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1787 with a what?
A: Bachelor of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa.

Adams earned an M.A. from Harvard in what year?
A: 1790.

In 1791, Adams gained admittance to the bar and began practicing law in what city?
A: Boston.


In 1793, George Washington appointed Adams minister to what country?
A: The Netherlands.

 While going back and forth between the Hague and London, Adams met who?
A: Louisa Catherine Johnson, his future wife.

 In 1796, George Washington appointed John Quincy Adams minister to what country?
A:  Portugal.

What did George Washington call Adams?
A:  "The most valuable of America's officials abroad.”

In 1797, Adams married who?
A: Louisa Catherine Johnson.

John Quincy Adams is the only president whose wife was born where?
A: Outside of the United States.

In November 1802, Adams ran as a what for the United States House of Representatives and lost?
A: Federalist.


While a member of the Senate, Adams also served as a professor at what school?
A: Brown University.

President James Madison appointed Adams as the first ever United States Minister to what country in 1809?
A: Russia.

In 1811, what did John Quincy Adams received from the Secretary of State?
A:  A commission as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, which Adams declined.

John was well liked by the Russian Court and often took walks with whom?
A: Russian tsar Alexander.

Adams worried that the balls and parties given by the Tsar and foreign ministers did what?
A: Took too much time away from his official duties.

From 1817 until 1825 John Quincy Adams served as what in the Cabinet of President James Monroe?
A: Secretary of State.

Adams authored the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that further efforts by European countries to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed as what?
A: Acts of aggression requiring U.S. intervention.

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