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Chester Arthur Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers
Who was the 21st President of the United States?
Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur was the president of the
US for what time period?
A: September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Who preceded Arthur as president?
A: James A. Garfield.
What was Chester’s birth name?
A: Chester Alan Arthur.
Who succeeded Chester A. Arthur as President of the US?
A: Grover Cleveland.
Arthur was the fifth of how many children?
Where was his father born?
A: Just outside the village of Cullybackey, County Antrim, Ireland.
Chester Alan Arthur succeeded James Garfield upon the
At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome his reputation,
stemming from his beginnings in politics as a politician from where?
A: The New York City
Republican political machine.
Arthur succeeded by embracing what cause?
A: Civil service reform.
His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of what “act"
was the centerpiece of his administration?
A: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.
Where was Chester Arthur born?
A: In Fairfield, Vermont.
Where did Chester Arthur grow up?
A: In upstate New York.
Where did Chester Arthur practice law?
A: In New York City.
Chester Arthur served as what in the Union
Army during the
American Civil War?
A: Quartermaster general.
Following the Civil War, he devoted more time to Republican
politics and quickly rose in the political machine run by whom?
A: New York Senator Roscoe Conkling.
Arthur was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to the
lucrative and politically powerful post of what?
A: Collector of the Port of New York in 1871.
In 1878 the new president,
Rutherford B. Hayes, fired
Arthur as part of a plan to reform what?
A: The federal patronage system in New York.
When James Garfield won the Republican nomination for
president in 1880, Arthur, an eastern Stalwart, was nominated for what to
balance the ticket?
A: Vice president.
To the surprise of reformers, Arthur took up the cause of
A: Reform, though it had once led to his expulsion from office.
He signed what Act into law and strongly enforced its
A: The Pendleton Act.
Arthur gained praise for his veto of what?
A: A Rivers and Harbors Act that would have appropriated federal funds in a
manner he thought excessive.
President Arthur presided over the rebirth of the United
Arthur was criticized for failing to alleviate the federal
budget surplus that had been accumulating since when?
A: The end of the Civil War.
Arthur suffered from poor health and he made only a limited
effort to secure what?
A: Re-nomination in 1884.
The New York World summed up Arthur's presidency at his
death in 1886 by saying what?
A: "No duty was neglected in his administration, and no adventurous project
alarmed the nation."
What did Mark Twain write of him?
A: It would be hard indeed to better President Arthur's administration.
Who was Chester named after?
A: Chester Abell, the physician and family friend who assisted in his birth, and
"Alan" for his paternal grandfather.
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