Richard Nixon Trivia Questions With Answers
Who was the 37th President of the United States?
A: Richard M. Nixon.
Who was his Vice President?
A: Spiro Agnew (1969–1973),None (Oct–Dec 1973), Gerald Ford (1973–1974)
President Nixon was preceded by whom?
A: Lyndon B. Johnson.
President Nixon was succeeded by whom?
A: Gerald Ford.
Who was Richard Nixon's father?
A: Francis A. Nixon.
Who was his mother?
A: Hannah (Milhous) Nixon.
On what date was he born?
A: On January 9, 1913.
Where was Nixon born?
A: In a house his father built, in Yorba Linda, California.
What religion was his mother?
A: She was a Quaker.
Richard's father converted from what to the Quaker faith?
How many brothers did he have?
A: He had four brothers.
What were the names of his brothers?
A: Harold, Donald, Arthur, and Edward.
Nixon's early life was marked by what?
The Nixon family ranch failed in 1922, and the family did
A: Moved to Whittier, California, in an area with many Quakers.
Frank Nixon opened a what?
A: Grocery store and gas station.
After a becoming ill in 1925, what happened to Richard's
younger brother Arthur?
A: He died.
At the age of twelve, Richard was found to have what?
A: A spot on his lung.
With a family history of tuberculosis, he was forbidden to
A: Play sports.
Eventually, the spot was found to be what?
A: Scar tissue from an early bout of pneumonia.
Young Richard attended what elementary school?
A: East Whittier Elementary School, where he was president of his eighth-grade class.
What high school did Richard attend?
A: Fullerton Union High School.
What kind of grades did Richard receive?
A: Excellent grades.
During his freshman year what did he have to do?
A: Ride a school bus for an hour each way.
He had greater success as a what?
A: Debater, winning a number of championships.
His parents permitted Richard to transfer to what high
school for his junior year?
A: Whittier High School.
At Whittier, Richard suffered his first electoral what?
A: Defeat, for student body president.
He then drove to the store to do what?
A: Wash and display vegetables, before going to school.
Richard graduated from Whittier High third in his class of
how many students?
Nixon attended what college?
His expenses there were covered by what?
A: A bequest from his maternal grandfather.
In 1933, Nixon became engaged to whom?
A: Ola Florence Welch, daughter of the Whittier police chief.
When did they break up?
A: In 1935.
Nixon received a full scholarship to attend what
A: Duke University School of Law.
Nixon was elected president of what?
A: The Duke Bar Association.
He was also inducted into what?
A: The Order of the Coif.
Nixon graduated where in his class?
When did he graduate?
A: In June 1937.
In January 1938, Nixon was cast in the Whittier Community
Players production of what?
A: The Dark Tower.
There he played opposite a high school teacher named what?
A: Thelma "Pat" Ryan.
Nixon described it in his memoirs as what?
A: "a case of love at first sight", for Nixon only.
Pat Ryan turned down the young lawyer several times before
agreeing to what?
A: Date him.
They married at a small ceremony on what date?
A: June 21, 1940.
After a honeymoon in Mexico, where did the Nixon's begin
their married life?
A: In Whittier.