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Dwight D. Eisenhower Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia questions with answers about the 34th president of the U.S., Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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?
A: President.

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?
A: Seven.

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 the what?
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 protect what?
A: The right to vote.

He implemented desegregation of the armed forces in what time period?
A: Two years.

How many appointments to the Supreme Court did he make?
A: Five.

He was the first term-limited president in accordance with what amendment?
A: The 22nd Amendment.

Eisenhower has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the what?
A: Greatest U.S. Presidents.

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