The Great American News Quiz
December 6, 2016
Martin Van Buren, the 8th president, was born on December 5, 1782, and holds the distinction of being the first American president to have done what?

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1. Martin Van Buren, the 8th president, was born on December 5, 1782, and holds the distinction of being the first American president to have done what?
   Been on television
   Been photographed
   Born in the United States
   Written for a newspaper
   Been impeached
2. The Van Buren family came to New York in 1633, and Martin Van Buren grew up speaking what language?
   Dutch
   French
   English
   German
   Russian
3. A man of diminutive stature, Van Buren was known by what nickname?
   Martin Thumb
   The Little Magician
   Small Marty
   Shorty
   Tiny Van
4. After being appointed secretary of state in the first Andrew Jackson Administration, what position did Van Buren hold in the second Jackson Administration?
   Secretary of Defense
   Secretary of Education
   Secretary of the Interior
   Vice President
   Secretary of State
5. What idiom is often attributed to Van Buren?
   OK
   It's raining cats and dogs
   Hit the nail on the head
   All bark and no bite
   Small but mighty
6. As soon as Van Buren became president, what happened in the country?
   Civil War
   War with Mexico
   Industrial Revolution
   Famine
   Economic Depression
7. Van Buren opposed the annexation of what territory?
   New Mexico
   Louisiana
   Texas
   Canada
   Florida
8. Who did Van Buren lose his re-election campaign to?
   Taft
   Taylor
   Johnson
   Grant
   Harrison
9. Van Buren was convinced to run on what ticket in the election of 1848?
   Free Soil
   Whig
   Democrat
   Republican
   Tory
10. Van Buren was instrumental in creating what political party?
   Republican
   Democrat
   Whig
   Democratic-Republican
   Tory


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