Dwight D. Eisenhower Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Who was the 34th President of the United States?
A: Dwight D. Eisenhower.
What period was he in office?
A: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
Who was Eisenhower’s Vice President?
A: Richard Nixon.
Who preceded Dwight as President of the U.S.?
A: Harry S. Truman.
Who succeeded Eisenhower as President of the U.S.?
A: John F. Kennedy.
What was Eisenhower’s birth name?
A: David Dwight Eisenhower.
On what date was Dwight Eisenhower born?
A: October 14, 1890.
Eisenhower was of what ancestry?
A: He was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
He attended and graduated from what school?
A: West Point.
After World War II, Eisenhower served as what?
A: Army Chief of Staff under President Harry S. Truman.
He then assumed the post of what at Columbia University?
Who was Dwight’s father?
A: David Jacob Eisenhower, a college-educated engineer.
Who was Dwight’s mother?
A: Ida Elizabeth.
Where was Eisenhower born?
A: In Denison, Texas.
He was the third of how many boys?
In 1892, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, which
Eisenhower considered what?
A: His home town.
As a child, Ike was involved in an accident that cost his
younger brother what?
A: An eye.
Eisenhower's mother had a collection of history books that
first sparked Eisenhower's early and lasting interest in what?
A: Military history.
He persisted in reading the books in her collection and
became a what?
A: A voracious reader in the subject.
Other favorite subjects early in his education were what?
A: Arithmetic and spelling.
His parents set aside specific times at breakfast and at
dinner for what?
A: Daily family Bible reading.
Where did Eisenhower attended high school?
A: Abilene High School.
Dwight and his brother Edgar both wanted to attend college,
but they lacked what?
A: The funds.
Edgar and Dwight made a pact to take alternate years at
college while the other worked, in order to do what?
A: Pay the tuitions.
Edgar took the first turn at school, and Dwight was
employed as what?
A: A night supervisor at the Belle Springs Creamery.
Edgar asked for a second year and what did Dwight do?
A: He consented and worked for a second year.
A friend "Swede" Hazlet was applying to the Naval Academy
and urged Dwight to apply to the school because what?
A: No tuition was required.
Eisenhower requested consideration for either Annapolis or
West Point with who?
A: His U.S. Senator, Joseph L. Bristow.
Eisenhower was among the winners of the entrance-exam
competition, but he was beyond what?
A: The age limit for the Naval Academy.
Eisenhower was a five-star general in the what?
A: United States Army during World War II.
He served as Supreme Commander of what?
A: The Allied Forces in Europe.
Eisenhower was the last U.S. President to have been born in
A: 19th century.
Eisenhower entered the 1952 presidential race as a what?
A: Republican to counter the non-interventionism of Senator Robert A. Taft.
He launched the Interstate what?
A: Highway System.
Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas,
for the first time since Reconstruction to what?
A: Enforce federal court orders to desegregate public schools.
He also signed civil rights legislation in 1957 and 1960 to
A: The right to vote.
He implemented desegregation of the armed forces in what
A: Two years.
How many appointments to the Supreme Court did he make?
He was the first term-limited president in accordance with
A: The 22nd Amendment.
Eisenhower has consistently been ranked by scholars as one
of the what?
A: Greatest U.S. Presidents.