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John F. Kennedy

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1. Where was JFK born?

2. What was JFK's mother's name?

3. Early in JFK's childhood, his family moved to

4. In the 1930s, Joseph Kennedy, Sr. supported which politician?

5. What boarding school did JFK attend?

6. To what country was Joseph Kennedy, Sr. appointed as ambassador?

7. What church did the Kennedys belong to?

8. Where did JFK attend college?

9. World War II began in what year?

10. What was Joseph Kennedy, Sr.'s attitude toward World War II?

11. What was the subject of JFK's thesis, later titled Why England Slept?

12. What did JFK do during the war?

13. How did JFK become a war hero?

14. How did Joe Kennedy, Jr. die during the war?

15. What office did JFK run for in 1946?

16. Who became president in 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?

17. What disease did JFK suffer from?

18. The struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union for global dominance was known as

19. What senator became famous for his witch-hunts against American Communists?

20. Where was the U.S. at war from 1950 to 1953?

21. What office did JFK run for in 1952?

22. In 1953, JFK married

23. Who was elected president in 1952?

24. What did the Senate do to Joseph McCarthy in December 1954?

25. How did JFK vote on the resolution regarding McCarthy?

26. What was the name of the book that JFK "wrote" in 1956?

27. Who really wrote most of the book?

28. What prize was the book awarded in 1957?

29. JFK was nearly nominated to run for what office in 1956?

30. JFK's first child, born in 1957, was named

31. What happened to JFK in the 1958 Senate race?

32. JFK's chief rival in the 1960 Democratic primaries was

33. JFK's chief rivals at the 1960 Democratic Convention were

34. Who did JFK pick as his running mate in 1960?

35. Who was JFK's Republican opponent in 1960?

36. Finish this quotation from JFK's inauguration: "Ask not what your country can do for you..."

37. Who did JFK appoint as his attorney general?

38. Who became dictator of Cuba in 1959?

39. The disastrous invasion of Cuba, in April 1961, became known as the

40. The leader of the U.S.S.R. during JFK's presidency was

41. What European city was split into "East" and "West" at the end of World War II?

42. What did the U.S.S.R. begin shipping to Cuba in 1962?

43. What was JFK's response to the Cuban Missile Crisis?

44. At the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis, what did the U.S. promise not to do?

45. What volunteer organization for young Americans did JFK found during his first year in office?

46. The "Alliance for Progress" promised U.S. aid to what region?

47. How faithful was JFK to his wife, Jackie?

48. What famous civil rights leader was wiretapped by J. Edgar Hoover?

49. During JFK's presidency, the U.S. presence in Vietnam

50. According to the Warren Commission, who was the lone assassin of JFK?

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