Theodore Roosevelt Trivia Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about President Theodore Roosevelt.


Theodore Roosevelt Trivia Questions and Answers

Who was the 26th President of the United States?
A: Theodore Roosevelt.

What was Theodore Roosevelt’s birth name?
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?
A: Four.

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?
A: Elliott.

What was Theodore’s younger sister’s name?
A: Corinne.

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?
A: Asthma.

To overcome his physical weakness, he embraced a what?
A: Strenuous life.

Theodore was home-schooled and became an eager student of what?
A: Nature.

What college did he attend?
A: Harvard College.

While at Harvard what did he study?
A: Biology.

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 what?
A:  New York City Police Commissioner.

In 1898, when the war with Spain broke out, what did he help form?
A: The famous Rough Riders, a combination of wealthy Easterners and Western cowboys.

During the war in Cuba, Roosevelt gained national fame for his what?
A: Courage.


After returning from Cuba, Roosevelt was elected to what office?
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?
A: 42.

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?
A: Conservation.

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 what?
A: Block Taft's renomination, but he failed.

Roosevelt led a major expedition to the Amazon jungles and contracted what?
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 1920 what?
A: Presidential election, but his health collapsed and he died in 1919.