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President James A. Garfield Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers

 

Who was the 20th President of the United States?
A: James A. Garfield.

What was Garfield’s birth name?
A: James Abram Garfield.

On what date was James Garfield born?
A: November 19, 1831.

What president preceded James Garfield as President of the United States?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.

Who succeeded President Garfield as President of the U.S.?
A: Chester A. Arthur

Who was Garfield’s vice president?
A: Chester A. Arthur

How many consecutive terms in the House of Representatives did James Garfield serve?
A: Nine.

Garfield made notable diplomatic and judiciary appointments, including a what?
A: A U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Garfield appointed several “what” to prominent federal positions?
A: African-Americans.

How long did Garfield's presidency last?
A: Only 200 days—from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881.

How did Garfield die?
A: He was shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881.

Only what President had a shorter term?
A: William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 31 days.

Garfield was the second of how many United States Presidents who were assassinated?
A: Four.

Where was Garfield raised?
A: On an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and elder brother.

James worked at many jobs to pay for his education at what college?
A: Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

When did Garfield graduate from Williams College?
A: In 1856.

Garfield entered politics as a Republican, after campaigning for what?
A: The party's anti-slavery platform in Ohio.

Who did Garfield marry in 1858?
A: Lucretia Rudolph.

Garfield opposed Confederate secession, served as a what, in the Union Army during the American Civil War?
A: Major general.

Throughout Garfield's extended Congressional service after the Civil War, he gained a reputation as a what?
A: A skilled orator.

He was Chairman of what committees?
A: He was the Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee and the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.

In 1880, the Ohio legislature elected him to the what?
A: U.S. Senate.

Garfield is the only sitting Representative to have been what?
A: Elected to the presidency.

Who did James live next door to as a child?
A:  His uncle Amos and aunt Alpha Boynton.

His father, Abram Garfield, was known locally as a what?
A:  Wrestler.

Garfield’s father died when Garfield was how old?
A: 18 months old.

At age 16, what did James Garfield do?
A: He moved out on his own with dreams of being a seaman, and got a job for six weeks as a canal driver near Cleveland.

From 1851 to 1854, what did he attended?
A:  The Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (later named Hiram College) in Hiram, Ohio.

What subjects was he the most interested in at Eclectic?
A: The study of Greek and Latin.

Garfield is the only President of the United States to have been a what?
A: Clergyman.

He also served as an elder in what Church?
A: Church of Christ.

Garfield did not consider himself an abolitionist, but he was opposed to what?
A: Slavery.

How many children did Garfield and  Lucretia have?
A:  They had seven children (five sons and two daughters).