Theodore Roosevelt Trivia Questions and Answers
Who was the 26th President of the United States?
A: Theodore Roosevelt.
What was Theodore Roosevelt’s birth
A: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
On what date was Theodore Roosevelt born?
A: October 27, 1858.
Where was Theodore Roosevelt born?
A: In a four-story brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, in the modern-day Gramercy section of New York City.
He was the second of how many children?
Who was Theodore’s mother?
A: Socialite Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch.
Who was his father?
A: Glass businessman/philanthropist Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr.
What was Theodore’s older sister’s name?
A: Anna (nicknamed "Bamie").
What was Theodore’s younger brother’s, name?
What was Theodore’s younger sister’s name?
Over what period was Theodore Roosevelt President?
A: September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
Who were Theodore’s vice presidents?
A: None (1901–1905), Charles W. Fairbanks (1905–1909).
Who was Roosevelt preceded by?
A: William McKinley.
Who succeeded Roosevelt?
A: William Howard Taft.
Theodore was a leader of the
Republican Party (GOP) and
founder of what?
A: The Progressive Party insurgency of 1912.
Theodore was born into a wealthy family in New York City,
and he was a sickly child who suffered from what?
To overcome his physical weakness, he embraced a what?
A: Strenuous life.
Theodore was home-schooled and became an eager student of
What college did he attend?
A: Harvard College.
While at Harvard what did he study?
He also boxed, and developed an interest in what?
A: Naval affairs.
Roosevelt quickly entered politics and was determined to
become a member of the what?
A: Ruling class.
What happened to Roosevelt in February 1884?
A: His first wife, Alice, died two days after giving birth, and his mother died the same day.
Roosevelt left politics to become a “what” in the Dakotas?
A: Cattle rancher.
What happened to Roosevelt’s cattle ranching plans?
A: Blizzards destroyed his herd.
In the 1890s, he took vigorous charge of the city police as
A: New York City Police Commissioner.
In 1898, when the war with
Spain broke out, what did he
A: The famous Rough Riders, a combination of wealthy Easterners and Western cowboys.
During the war in Cuba, Roosevelt gained national fame for
After returning from Cuba, Roosevelt was elected to what
A: Governor of New York.
He was the GOP nominee for what with William McKinley?
A: Vice President.
Roosevelt became President after what happened?
A: McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
He was inaugurated at what age, making him the youngest
person to become president?
In 1904, he was reelected in a landslide against whom?
A: Conservative Democrat Alton Brooks Parker.
Theodore was the first president to speak out on what?
Roosevelt greatly expanded the system of national what?
A: Parks and forests.
Theodore Roosevelt negotiated an end to what war?
A: Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.
At the end of his second term, Roosevelt supported his
close friend, William Howard Taft, for the what?
A: 1908 Republican nomination.
After leaving office, what did Roosevelt do?
A: He toured Africa and Europe.
After he returned from his tour of Africa in 1910, what
happened to his friendship with President Taft?
A: It ended as a result of disputes on the issues of progressivism and personalities.
In the 1912 presidential
election, Roosevelt tried to do
A: Block Taft's renomination, but he failed.
Roosevelt led a major expedition to the
Amazon jungles and
A: Several illnesses.
From 1914 to
1917, he campaigned for what?
A: American entry into World War I.
Theodore was the frontrunner for the GOP nomination in the
A: Presidential election, but his health collapsed and he died in 1919.