Grover Cleveland Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was the 22nd and the 24th
President of the United States?
A: Grover Cleveland.
What was Grover Cleveland’s birth name?
A: Stephen Grover Cleveland.
On what date was Grover born?
A: On March 18, 1837
Where was Grover born?
A: Iin Caldwell, New Jersey.
Who were Grover’s parents?
A: Richard Falley Cleveland and Ann Neal Cleveland.
What was Cleveland's father’s occupation?
A: He was a Presbyterian minister, originally from Connecticut.
Where was his mother from?
A: She was from Baltimore, the daughter of a bookseller.
Grover was the only US president to serve two what?
A: Nonconsecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897).
He was the winner of the popular vote for president how
A: Three times, in 1884, 1888, and 1892.
Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon
Democrats who opposed what?
A: High tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism, and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans.
Grover’s crusade for political reform and fiscal
conservatism made him an icon for who?
A: American conservatives of the era.
Cleveland won praise for his what?
A: Honesty, self-reliance, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism.
President Cleveland relentlessly fought what?
A: Political corruption, patronage and bossism.
As his second term began, disaster hit the nation when the
Panic of 1893 produced a what?
A: Severe national depression, which Cleveland was unable to reverse.
It ruined his Democratic Party, opening the way for a what?
A: A republican landslide in 1894.
It also set the stage for the agrarian and silverite
seizure of the what?
A: The democratic Party in 1896.
Cleveland was the fifth of how many children?
He was named Stephen Grover in honor of who?
A: The first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, where his father was pastor at the time.
He became known as what in his adult life?
Neighbors later described Grover as what?
A: Full of fun and inclined to play pranks.
Grover was also fond of outdoor what?
Where did Grover receive his elementary education?
A: At the Fayetteville Academy and the Clinton Liberal Academy.
After his father died in 1853, he again left school so as
to do what?
A: Help support his family.
Where was Cleveland's brother William was hired as a
A: At the New York Institute for the Blind in New York City.
William obtained a place for Cleveland as a what?
A: An assistant teacher.
Where did Grover go at the end of 1854?
A: Grover returned home to Holland Patent.
What did Grover decide to do in 1855?
A: He decided to go west.
His first stop was in Buffalo, New York, where his uncle,
Lewis W. Allen gave him a what?
A: A clerical job.
Grover later took a clerkship with the law firm of Rogers,
Bowen, and Rogers, and began to do what?
A: Read the law, and was admitted to the bar in 1859.
How long did Cleveland work for the Rogers firm?
A: For three years, then left the firm in 1862 to start his own practice.
In January 1863, Cleveland was appointed what?
A: Assistant district attorney of Erie County.
Cleveland paid George Benninsky, a thirty-two year-old
Polish immigrant, $150 to do what?
A: Serve in his place in the civil war.