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This Week in History: Calvin Coolidge Steps Up
1. Calvin Coolidge became president after what incident?
   A scandal
   An election
   The unexpected death of President Warren G. Harding
   The impeachment of President Warren G. Harding
   The assassination of President Warren G. Harding
2. Before serving as Harding's vice president, Coolidge was governor of what state?
   Virginia
   Georgia
   Maine
   Vermont
   Massachusetts
3. Coolidge inherited an office plagued by scandal, including which one of the more serious scandals in early 20th century politics?
   Boss Tweed
   Tammany Hall
   Watergate
   The Teapot Dome Scandal
   Iran Contra Affair
4. Perhaps most striking for someone who is president, Coolidge earned what nickname?
   Cool Cal
   Boisterous Cal
   Silent Cal
   Talkative Cal
   Loud Cal
5. Despite his reserved nature, Coolidge was the first president to do what?
   Appear in a talking film
   Talk on radio
   Talk on the telephone
   Be photographed
   Hold a press conference
6. Coolidge won the 1924 presidential election with the slogan, "Keep ___ with Coolidge." The blank standing for what?
   Cool
   Voting
   Caring
   Collected
   Calm
7. Coolidge captured the sentiment of the American people of the 1920s when he said, "The chief business of the American people" is what?
   Work
   Fun
   Farming
   Business
   Commerce
8. Coolidge signed two famous international accords. Which two?
   The Treaty of Ghent and the Monroe Doctrine
   Geneva Accord and the 14 Points
   The Treaty of Paris and the Harding Accord
   The Wilson Plan and the 14 Points
   The Dawes Plan and The Kellogg-Briand Pact
9. What particular type of economic policies of the Coolidge Administration were said to have contributed to the Great Depression?
   New Deal
   Laissez-faire
   Internationalism
   Isolationism
   Free Trade
10. Coolidge's wife Grace formerly taught at the Clark School for the Deaf and befriended which famous activist?
   Marlee Matlin
   Laura Bridgman
   Helen Keller
   Alice Cogswell
   Ruthie Jordan


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