The Great American News Quiz
April 19, 2017
Test your knowledge of 15th U.S. President, James Buchanan, born April 23, 1791.

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1. Buchanan is the only U.S. president from what state?
2. In whose presidential administration did Buchanan NOT serve?
   Andrew Jackson
   James Polk
   Franklin Pierce
   Abraham Lincoln
3. Buchanan belonged to what political party?
   No Party
4. Buchanan remains the only president to do what in his life?
   Be a Rhodes Scholar
   Remain a bachelor
   Serve in the Marine Corps
   Receive a patent
5. Buchanan earned the nickname "Do-Nothing President" for his inability to prevent what event?
   The War of 1812
   The Great Depression
   Influenza outbreak
   The Civil War
6. Who served as Buchanan's Vice President?
   Franklin Pierce
   Abraham Lincoln
   Stephen Douglas
   John C. Breckenridge
7. Buchanan's presidency lasted from from 1857-1861. Which event happened during this time?
   Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court decision
   Kansas joined the Union
   John Brown seizes Harper's Ferry
   All of the above
8. Buchanan is the last president to have previously served in what cabinet position?
   Secretary of State
   Secretary of War
   Secretary of Commerce
   Vice President
9. As a Private in the militia, Buchanan fought in the Defense of Baltimore, a battle of what war?
   Revolutionary War
   War of 1812
   Civil War
   Spanish-American War
10. In a 2017 C-SPAN survey of presidential historians, Abraham Lincoln came in as the #1 ranked president in a ranking of all 43 different presidents. Buchanan was ranked in what position?

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