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
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
A: He was preceded by Calvin Coolidge
Who succeeded President Herbert Hoover as the U.S.
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
A: They were Quakers.
What was Herbert’s nickname as a young child?
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
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?
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?
Hoover went to Western Australia in 1897 as an employee of
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
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
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
became the what?
A: The leading Republican candidate.
Hoover held a press conference on his first day in office,
A: A "new phase of press relations".