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Gerald M. Ford Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

President Gerald M. Ford Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

 

Gerald M. Ford Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who was the 38th President of the United States?
A: Gerald M. Ford.

During what period did he serve as President?
A: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977

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.

What was Gerald Ford's birth name?
A: Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

When was he born?
A: On July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

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.

The future president was never formally adopted, however, and he did not legally change his name until when?
A: December 3, 1935.

 

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 second marriage?
A: Three.

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 how old?
A: 17, when his parents told him about the circumstances of his birth.

Ford was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and earned what?
A: The  program's highest rank, Eagle Scout.

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.

He  helped the Wolverines to undefeated seasons and national titles in what two years?
A: 1932 and 1933.

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.

Yale officials at first denied his what, because of his full-time coaching responsibilities?
A: Admission to the law school. Ford was admitted in the spring of 1938.

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's introduction to politics came in the summer of 1940 when he worked in what?
A: Wendell Willkie's presidential campaign.

Ford graduated from law school in 1941, and was admitted to the what?
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.