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Richard Nixon Presidential Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Who was the 37th President of the United States?
A: Richard M. Nixon.

During what period was Nixon in office?
A: January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974

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?
A: Methodism.

How many brothers did he have?
A: He had four brothers.

What were the names of his brothers?
A: Harold, Donald, Arthur, and Edward.

Four of the five Nixon boys were named after what?
A: Kings who had ruled in historical or legendary England.

Nixon's early life was marked by what?
A: Hardship.

The Nixon family ranch failed in 1922, and the family did what?
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 do what?
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.

Nixon played junior varsity football, and seldom missed a practice, even though what?
A: He was rarely used in games.

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.

Richard generally rose at 4 a.m., to do what?
A: To drive the family truck into Los Angeles and purchase vegetables at the market.

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?
A: 207.

Nixon attended what college?
A: Whittier.

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.

Richard  graduated from Whittier in 1934 with a what?
A: Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history.

Nixon received a full scholarship to attend what law school?
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?
A: Third.

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 began their married life?
A: In Whittier.

 They had how many daughters?
A: Two, Tricia (born 1946) and Julie (born 1948).