Gerald M. Ford Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was the 38th President of the United States?
A: Gerald M. Ford.
Who was Gerald Ford's Vice President?
A: None (Oct–Dec 1974),Nelson Rockefeller (1974–77)
Who preceded Ford as President?
A: Richard Nixon.
Who succeeded Gerald Ford as President of the U.S.?
A: Jimmy Carter.
That is where his parents lived with whom?
A: His paternal grandparents.
Who was his mother?
A: She was Dorothy Ayer Gardner.
Who was Gerald's father?
A: Leslie Lynch King, Sr., a wool trader and a son of prominent banker.
When did Dorothy and King divorce?
A: In December 1913.
On February 1, 1916, Dorothy married whom?
A: Gerald Rudolff Ford, a salesman in a family-owned paint and varnish company.
They then called her son what?
A: Gerald Rudolff Ford, Jr.
Where was he was raised?
A: In Grand Rapids with his three half brothers from his mother's second marriage.
What were the names of his three half brothers?
A: Thomas Gardner Ford, Richard Addison Ford, and James Francis Ford.
Ford also had how many half-siblings from his father's
What were their names?
A: Marjorie King, Leslie Henry King, and Patricia Jane King .
Ford did not know about his biological father until he was
A: 17, when his parents told him about the circumstances of his birth.
In later years, Ford received what two awards?
A: Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo Award.
He is the only Eagle Scout to have ascended to what?
A: The U.S. presidency.
Scouting was so important to Ford that his family asked
that Scouts participate in his what?
A: Funeral. About 400 Eagle Scouts were part of the funeral procession.
What high school did Ford attend?
A: Grand Rapids South High School where he was a star athlete and captain of his football team.
Attending the University of Michigan as an undergraduate,
Ford played what?
A: Center and linebacker for the school's football team.
At Michigan, Ford became a member of what fraternity?
A: The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omicron chapter).
How did Gerald earn money for college expenses?
A: He washed dishes at the fraternity house.
Ford graduated in 1935 with what degree?
A: A Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
Ford hoped to attend Yale's law school beginning in 1935
while serving as what?
A: Boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach.
Ford earned his LL.B. degree in 1941 (later amended to Juris Doctor), graduating where in his class?
A: In the top 25 percent.
Ford graduated from law school in 1941, and was admitted to
A: Michigan bar shortly thereafter.
In May 1941, he opened a Grand Rapids law practice with a
friend, but he responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor by doing what?
A: Enlisting in the Navy.