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Herbert Hoover Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

 

Who was the 31st President of the United States?
A: Herbert Hoover

During what time period was Herbert Hoover President of the United States?
A: March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933

Who was Herbert Hoover’s Vice President?
A: Charles Curtis.

Who was the president that preceded Herbert Hoover as president?
A: He was preceded by Calvin Coolidge

Who succeeded President Herbert Hoover as the U.S. President?
A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

What was Herbert Hoover’s birth name?
A: He was born Herbert Clark Hoover.

On what date was Hoover born?
A: August 10, 1874

On what date did Herbert Hoover die?
A: He died on October 20, 1964 at the age of 90.

Where is Herbert Hoover final resting place?
A: Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, Iowa

Where was Herbert Hoover born?
A: In West Branch.

Who was his father?
A:  Jesse Hoover, was a blacksmith and farm implement store owner.

He was of what ancestry?
A:  German  and Swiss.

Who was Herbert’s mother?
A:  Hulda Randall Minthorn, born in Norwich, Ontario, Canada, and had English and Irish ancestry.

Both of Herbert Hoover’s parents were of what religion?
A: They were Quakers.

What was Herbert’s nickname as a young child?
A: Bertie.

What happened to Herbert when he was two years old?
A:  He contracted a bout of croup, and was momentarily thought to have died until resuscitated by his uncle, John Minthorn.

As a young child he was often referred to by his father as what?
A:  "my little stick in the mud" when he repeatedly got trapped in the mud crossing the unpaved street.

How old was Herbert Hoover when his father died?
A: 5 years old.

How old was Herbert when his mother died?
A: The age of nine.

Hoover did not attend high school; however he attended night school and learned what?
A: Bookkeeping, typing and mathematics.

Hoover entered what University in 1891, its inaugural year?
A: Stanford.

Hoover claimed to be the very first student at Stanford, by virtue of what?
A: He was the first person in the first class to sleep in the dormitory.

While attending Stanford, he was the student manager of  what two sports teams?
A: The baseball and football teams.

Hoover graduated in 1895 with a degree in what?
A: Geology.

Hoover went to Western Australia in 1897 as an employee of what company?
A:  Bewick, Moreing & Co., a London-based gold mining company.

When did Hoover marry Lou Henry?
A: In 1899.

How many children did Herbert have?
A:  The Hoovers had two sons, Herbert Charles Hoover (1903–1969) and Allan Henry Hoover (1907–1993).

Hoover worked as chief engineer for whom?
A:  Chinese Bureau of Mines, and as general manager for the Chinese Engineering and Mining Corporation.

While in China, what did Hoover and his wife learn?
A: Mandarin Chinese.

After the United States entered the war in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to head the what?
A: The U.S. Food Administration, which was created under the Lever Food Control Act in 1917.

At the end of the war, the New York Times named Hoover as what?
A: One of the "Ten Most Important Living Americans".

Hoover rejected Democratic overtures in 1920and he declared himself a what?
A: A republican and a candidate for the Presidency.

As secretary and later as President, Hoover revolutionized relations between what?
A: Business and government.

It has been suggested that Herbert Hoover was the best what?
A: Secretary of Commerce in United States history.

When President Calvin Coolidge announced in 1927 that he would not seek a full term of office in the 1928 presidential election, Hoover became the what?
A: The leading Republican candidate.

Hoover held a press conference on his first day in office, promising what?
A: A "new phase of press relations".