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The Great American News Quiz
September 27, 2012
Here's the Great American News Quiz: Worst Presidential Decisions Edition! As featured on The O'Reilly Factor on Thursday, September 27, 2012. With help from Ken Davis, author of "Don't Know Much About the American Presidents"
1. The Bay of Pigs invasion is often called President Kennedy's greatest failure in office. Kennedy took responsibility for the disastrous operation when it backfired. While Kennedy moved the Bay of Pigs invasion forward, another president had initiated the go ahead. Who was it?
   Eisenhower
   Truman
   Nixon
   Hoover
2. In 1998, Bill Clinton found himself at the center of one of the biggest presidential scandals the country had seen. Because of the scandal, Clinton became the second U.S. President to be impeached. Who was the first?
   Richard Nixon
   James Polk
   Martin Van Buren
   Andrew Johnson
3. The Alien and Sedition Acts were considered to be the most controversial U.S. laws of their time. Which president signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law?
   James Madison
   Andrew Jackson
   Thomas Jefferson
   John Adams
4. Many consider the Iran-Contra Affair to be the worst aspect of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Controversy erupted when it was discovered that the U.S. had traded weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of hostages. This upset many who saw Iran as a national threat. In the Iran Contra Affair, arms were traded for American hostages being held by extremists in what country?
   Lebanon
   Syria
   Iraq
   Jordan
5. The Watergate Scandal forever tarnished Richard Nixon's presidency. He announced his resignation on a live TV broadcast. During his resignation speech, Nixon claimed to have never been a what?
   A liar
   A quiiter
   A crook
   A pushover


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