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Jimmy Carter Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Jimmy Carter Presidential Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

 

Jimmy Carter Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who was the 39th President of the United States?
A: Jimmy Carter.

During what period was he in office?
A: January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981

Who was Jimmy Carter's Vice President?
A: Walter Mondale.

Who preceded Jimmy Carter as President of the United States?
A: Gerald Ford.

Jimmy Carter was succeeded by whom?
A: Ronald Reagan.

What was Jimmy Carter's birth name?
A: James Earl Carter, Jr.

When was he born?
A:  On October 1, 1924.

 

Where was President Carter born?
A: At the Wise Sanatorium in Plains, Georgia.

Who was Jimmy Carter's father?
A: Carter's father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a successful local businessman who ran a general store and had begun to invest in farmland.

Who was his mother?
A: Bessie Lillian Gordy, was a nurse at the Wise hospital.

Jimmy was the first of how many children?
A: 4.

What were the names of Jimmy's siblings?
A: Gloria, Ruth, and Billy.

What high school did Jimmy Carter attend?
A: The Plains High School from 1930, first grade, to 1941.

Carter was a diligent student with a fondness for what?
A: For reading.

 

Carter long dreamed of attending what?
A: The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Carter enrolled at what college in nearby Americus?
A: Georgia Southwestern College.

In 1943, after taking additional mathematics courses at Georgia Tech, he was finally admitted to the what?
A: Naval Academy.

With his short, slim stature, Carter barely met the what?
A: The minimum physical requirements for entry.

He was a good student but was seen as reserved and quiet, in contrast with what?
A: The academy's aggressive hazing culture.

While at the academy, who did Jimmy fall for?
A: Ruth's friend Rosalynn Smith.

When did Jimmy Carter graduate from the academy?
A: 1946.

 

Carter graduated 59th out of how many midshipmen?
A: 820.

Jimmy and Rosalynn got married shortly after what?
A: After Carter graduated.

From 1946 to 1953, where did Carter and Rosalynn live?
A: Temporarily in Virginia, Hawaii, Connecticut, and California, as he served deployments in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.

Promoted to a full lieutenant, he completed qualification for command of a what?
A: A diesel-electric submarine.

Carter applied for the US Navy's fledgling what?
A: Nuclear submarine program.

On December 12, 1952, an accident with the experimental NRX reactor at Atomic Energy of Canada's Chalk River Laboratories caused a what?
A: A partial meltdown.

Carter was sent to Chalk River, where he was the officer in charge of the U.S. team assisting in the what?
A: The shutdown of the Chalk River Nuclear Reactor.

 

Each team member, including Carter, had to don protective gear, and be lowered individually into the reactor to do what?
A: Disassemble it for minutes at a time.

Carter's experience at Chalk River shaped his views on what?
A: Nuclear power and nuclear weapons, including his decision not to pursue completion of the neutron bomb.

When his father died Carter was urgently needed to what?
A: To run the family business.

Resigning his commission, he was honorably discharged from the Navy on what date?
A: October 9, 1953.

For a year, due to a limited real estate market, Jimmy, Rosalynn, and their three sons lived in what?
A: Public housing in Plains.

Carter is the only U.S. president to have lived in what?
A: Housing subsidized for the poor.

Knowledgeable in scientific and technological subjects, Carter took over the what?
A: Family peanut farm.

 

Though they barely broke even the first year, Carter managed over the following years to expand and what?
A: Become quite successful.

Racial tension was inflamed in Plains by what?
A: The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court's anti-segregation ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

Carter was in favor of what?
A: Racial tolerance and integration.

The local White Citizens' Council boycotted his peanut warehouse when he refused to what?
A: Join them.

By 1961, Carter was a prominent member of the community and chairman of the Sumter County school board, where he began to speak more loudly in favor of what?
A: School integration.

A state Senate seat was opened by the dissolution of Georgia's County Unit System in 1962, and when did Carter announce  his run for the seat?
A:  15 days before the election.

Carter was re-elected in 1964 to serve a what?
A: A second two-year term.