Special Sub-Topic: J. Edgar Hoover
|J. Edgar Hoover attended which university?|
George Washington University. He completed his Bachelor of Law degree in 1916.
|Hoover was appointed director of the FBI by which of the following people?|
Harlan Fiske Stone. Stone appointed Hoover acting director in 1924.
|Here's an easy one. Who was Hoover's lifelong companion and confidant?|
Clyde Tolson. Tolson received the bulk of Hoover's estate in 1972.
|What FBI special agent enraged Hoover by hogging all the glory in a series of gangster killings in 1934?|
Melvin Purvis. Eventually, Purvis was forced to resign from the FBI. He committed suicide in 1960 with the same gun he used when Dillinger was killed. Purvis' wife thanked Hoover for not going to the funeral.
|What was Hoover's favorite nightclub in New York City?|
|Hoover enjoyed excellent relationships with all of the following presidents EXCEPT...|
Harry Truman. Hoover worked with Truman's opponent, Thomas E. Dewey, in the 1948 election.
|Who replaced Hoover as acting director of the FBI in 1972?|
|During the 1950s Hoover suppressed damaging information (including heavy drinking, fabricated military record, illegal campaign financing, compulsive gambling, and allegations of child molestation) regarding what prominent politician?|
Joseph McCarthy. Close friends of Senator McCarthy tried to keep him away from young girls.
|Which president waived the mandatory retirement age of 65 for Hoover, requiring that the president would have to personally remove him as director?|
Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson and Hoover were neighbors and close friends when Johnson was in the Senate.
|Which of the following statements regarding Hoover is NOT true?|
He was a civil rights activist who actively sought out and hired African American special agents.. Hoover was a bigot who believed that the proper place for African-Americans was to serve White people.
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