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This U.S. president will never be forgotten. So where were you when you heard Kennedy was shot?
21 quizzes and 260 trivia questions.
  Great Political Speeches: JFK   best quiz  
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September 12, 1962: John F. Kennedy addresses a crowd at Rice University, Texas to outline an extremely ambitious project that was sadly not to be completed within his lifetime.
Easier, 20 Qns, Snowman, Feb 09 24
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  John F. Kennedy - The Journey to Texas   great trivia quiz  
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I've always been intrigued by the life and times of one of the most famous US presidents in recent history, but how much do you know about him? Along the way you can top up your knowledge of this period of history if you're a bit rusty. Have fun!
Very Easy, 15 Qns, atomic32, Dec 27 22
Very Easy
Dec 27 22
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  The Assassination of JFK Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
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Even if you think you know a lot about John F. Kennedy, there are some facts here which will shock and surprise you! Click away!
Average, 10 Qns, cymru, Jul 08 21
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  Lee Harvey Oswald   great trivia quiz  
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Lee Harvey Oswald, an enigma shrouded in mystery. How much do you know about this controversial character?
Average, 10 Qns, nickdrew55, Jan 13 23
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  JFK Assassination: Separating Myth from Fact   popular trivia quiz  
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Think you know all there is to know about the Kennedy assassination? Take an in-depth journey from the American public's point of view, starting in Dallas, 1963.
Average, 20 Qns, efw, Sep 30 21
Sep 30 21
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  JFK Assassination   popular trivia quiz  
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Questions related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Average, 10 Qns, Birdman33, Apr 01 17
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This quiz was inspired by a recent visit to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Average, 10 Qns, gimmel33, Aug 24 18
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  November 22, 1963   great trivia quiz  
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Most people who were alive on that day can tell you where they were and what they were doing when the news of JFK's assassination came out. This quiz is about that horrible tragedy.
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Apr 04 21
Apr 04 21
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  JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory #1    
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Now for some trivia for assassination buffs who are into conspiracy surrounding the death of JFK. Please remember, a conspiracy does not need to be some grand, complicated scheme. All it takes is two people.
Tough, 15 Qns, crusher28, Aug 01 05
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  More on the JFK Assassination    
Multiple Choice
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I've already made one quiz on the JFK assassination. Here's another one for those of you who are interested in it.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 17 21
Jul 17 21
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trivia question Quick Question
On the day of his assassination, at which airport did JFK arrive in the Dallas area?

From Quiz "The Assassination of JFK"

  JFK Assassinated!    
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This quiz will test your knowledge of that tragic date in 1963.
Tough, 15 Qns, mkp51, Apr 03 07
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  Lee Harvey Oswald: Patsy Or Lone Assassin?    
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Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone assassin of the murder the president? Was he part of a conspiracy that involved Lyndon B. Johnson, the CIA, and the FBI? Was Oswald a patsy like he claimed? To find out the answers, enter if you dare.
Average, 15 Qns, DakotaNorth, Feb 04 09
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  JFK: The Suspects   great trivia quiz  
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Here's a look at the suspects in the shooting of JFK. Most choices are names associated with the event. Hard quiz - definitely not for the casual beginner -- but a lot of information for those who are interested.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 27 13
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  The Life and Death of a President   popular trivia quiz  
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The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1963 became one of the most talked about single events of the 20th century. But how much do you know about America's 35th president?
Average, 10 Qns, anagram2, Jan 12 12
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  JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory #2    
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Part 2 of the trivia of that awful day in 1963 when John Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas.
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  JFK and Dallas    
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A quiz for hard-core JFK assassination buffs and weekend researchers alike ...
Average, 10 Qns, joeysez, Aug 01 05
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  JFK Assassination: A Conspiracy Theorist's View    
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For many years, conspiracy theorists have had a field day with the assassination of President Kennedy. Enjoy this overview of just a few of their bizarre claims!
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  Mysterious Deaths of JFK Assassination "Witnesses"    
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It is intriguing for conspiracy theorists to note that many people who were "involved" in the JFK assassination died under "curious" circumstances.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 27 11
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  All About John F. Kennedy    
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I love history and JFK so I thought this quiz would be great. Have fun and enjoy.
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  JFK Assassination History    
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In a weekend that stunned the world in 1963, John Kennedy was gunned down in the streets of Dallas on November 22. See if you know the following facts about this dreadful time. You will have to know some fine points of history to get these.
Difficult, 15 Qns, crusher28, Oct 19 22
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  For JFK Assassination Buffs    
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For JFK assassination 'buffs'
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John F. Kennedy Trivia Questions

1. What CBS television soap opera was interrupted when the first reports of shots came out of Dallas Texas?

From Quiz
November 22, 1963

Answer: As the World Turns

The first reports only said that shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade, and the network immediately returned to the popular soap.

2. In which city was Lee Harvey Oswald born?

From Quiz Lee Harvey Oswald

Answer: New Orleans

Oswald was born on October 18, 1939 at the old French Hospital in New Orleans. His father died two months before his birth, leaving his mother Marguerite to bring him and his two elder siblings up alone. This she found she couldn't manage, her sister Lillian taking care of the boy until he was three years old and able to join his brothers who had been sent to a local Lutheran orphanage.

3. Lee Harvey Oswald was allegedly the man who assassinated JFK. Who else did he murder?

From Quiz All About John F. Kennedy

Answer: J.D. Tippit

After Oswald shot the president he then ran and murdered Officer J.D. Tippit. On November 24th, 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated by Jack Ruby.

4. John F. Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 to drum up political support for the 1964 election. Before he headed to Dealey Plaza, what Texas city did he visit?

From Quiz JFK Assassination: Separating Myth from Fact

Answer: Ft. Worth

Kennedy had breakfast at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce function at The Hotel Texas. Afterward, he and his wife, Jacqueline, boarded Airforce One, which took them to Dallas Source: "Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy" (1992)

5. On the day of his assassination, at which airport did JFK arrive in the Dallas area?

From Quiz The Assassination of JFK

Answer: Love Field

At the time, Love Field was the primary airport for the DFW area. It has since been superseded by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Tarrant County. Love Field was also the title of the 1992 film starring Michelle Pfieffer and Michael Haysbert.

6. Where was John F Kennedy born?

From Quiz John F. Kennedy - The Journey to Texas

Answer: Brookline, MA

He was born to Rose and Joseph Kennedy on May 29th 1917. He was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent. The Kennedy family were very wealthy and had many other homes, including the large summer house in Cape Cod. He actually lived at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Ma.

7. Oswald: In 2003, a woman has came forth and suggested that she was Oswald's mistress in Dallas at the time of the assassination. What is the name of this woman?

From Quiz JFK: The Suspects

Answer: Judyth Baker

Oswald is a shadowy figure; it's hard to separate reality from mere appearance. Many writers have claimed that Oswald "impersonators" were involved in laying false trails to set him up as the fall guy that he claimed to be. Someone seems to have been using him as a pawn...but who? (And, of course, once captured, he would need to be "taken out". Enter Jack Ruby. Coinicidence? Unlikely.) Baker has recently written a book and been interviewed on tv, claiming that she was involved with Oswald at the time of the shooting of JFK. She claimed that he was reluctantly caught up in the conspiracy, but was not a participant in the shooting. Helen Markham was a (shaky) witness to the shooting of police officer J.D. Tippitt; she was walking when she stumbled on the scene. No one is quite certain how the shooting of Tippitt fits into the bigger picture. Ruth Paine was "landlady" to Oswald's wife, Marina, at the time of the shooting. (Marina and Lee were living apart.) Madeline Brown says that she was LBJ's mistress at the time of the shooting - and says that LBJ had advance knowledge of what was going to happen.

8. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on 29th May, into a wealthy family. But in which year?

From Quiz The Life and Death of a President

Answer: 1917

His father, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, was an industrialist and diplomat. He was ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940. A self made millionaire, he groomed all his four sons for careers in politics.

9. According to the Warren Commission Report, what kind of weapon was used to assassinate President Kennedy?

From Quiz JFK Assassinated!

Answer: 6.5-millimeter Mannlicher-Carcano rifle

The Warren Commission described the weapon as: "[a] bolt-action, clip-fed rifle found on the sixth floor of the Depository... [it] is inscribed with various markings, including "MADE ITALY," "CAL. 6.5," "1940" and the number C2766...identified by the FBI as a 6.5-millimeter model 91/38 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle." (SOURCE: "Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy," September 24, 1964; commonly known as the "Warren Commission Report.")

10. Jack Ruby officially died of natural causes - but Ruby was convinced that people were trying to kill him. Specifically, what did Ruby believe was being done to him?

From Quiz Mysterious Deaths of JFK Assassination "Witnesses"

Answer: Injection of cancer cells

Ruby believed that he was being injected with cancer cells. He died (of cancer) shortly after being hospitalized (for an unrelated condition). Interesting ... but it is certainly possible that Ruby wasn't playing with a full deck.

11. Five days before the assassination, the FBI offices received a telexed message warning of the assassination of the President at the end of the week in Dallas. To which FBI office was the warning first sent to?

From Quiz Lee Harvey Oswald: Patsy Or Lone Assassin?

Answer: New Orleans Office

Five days before the murder of John F. Kennedy, the New Orleans FBI Office received a message, via telex, that the President would be killed in Dallas at the end of the week. This warning was sent to all the FBI offices in the United States, but the Secret Service did not receive any warning. Amazingly, after the murder, the original telex message was removed from the file drawers, and more amazingly, in every FBI office in the country every copy of the warning was destroyed. One wonders who could have sent the warning.

12. What is the one thing about the assassination which most often almost immediately causes people to question a lone-gunman scenario?

From Quiz JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory #1

Answer: Frames 313-316 of the Zapruder film

Frames 313-316 of the Zapruder film record the headsnap, back and to the left, which is counter-intuitive if the fatal headshot shot had been fired from the rear. Dan Rather, who saw an early copy of the film, incorrectly reported that the headsnap was to the front. It was not until 1975 that the film was seen publicly, and that alone was a major reason for the 1978 House Select Committee on Assassinations. There were not supposed to be any Secret Service personnel on the ground in Dealey Plaza that day, but two Dallas policemen and one civilian reported seeing Secret Service I.D. presented to them by a man behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll. To this day, no one knows who he was. Whereas the war *DID* escalate under Johnson, this is not an immediate or obvious reason to suspect the assassination had anything to do with it. Finally, whereas Oswald was a poor shot using a poor rifle, it's not until you get into the case that this becomes a reason to doubt the lone-gunman theory.

13. Who appeared to be leaving the presidential limousine (by climbing over the back) in the moments immediately following the shooting?

From Quiz JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory #2

Answer: Jackie Kennedy

The famous Zapruder home movie of the assassination shows Jackie Kennedy climbing out on to the trunk of the limousine in the seconds following the fatal head shot. At first it appears that Agent Hill, who has run from the Secret Service follow-up car, is pushing her back in - but in reality she is fetching a piece of skull and returns to the back seat on her own.

14. With whom did Lee Harvey Oswald's wife live on the day of the assassination?

From Quiz JFK Assassination History

Answer: Ruth Paine

Janet Williams was the pseudonym that Oliver Stone's film 'JFK' used for Ruth Paine. Marina lived with Ruth in Irving, Texas. Marguerite was LHO's mother.

15. In what city was JFK assassinated?

From Quiz JFK Assassination

Answer: Dallas

JFK was in Texas to try and shore up party support for his upcoming presidential campaign.

16. The other elected official riding with JFK in the presidential limousine was _______ ?

From Quiz JFK and Dallas

Answer: John Connally

Texas Governor Connally was also wounded in the shooting, presumably by the so-called 'magic bullet' that first struck the President.

17. How many sons were born to Rose and Joseph Kennedy?

From Quiz The Assassination of JFK

Answer: 4

There were 4 Kennedy brothers - Joe Jr., John F., Robert(Bobby) and Edward(Teddy). Joe Jr died in a plane crash, John and Bobby were both assassinated, Teddy died of brain cancer.

18. Which floor of the Texas School Book Depository were the shots thought to have come from?

From Quiz November 22, 1963

Answer: Sixth

Accused shooter Lee Harvey Oswald was an employee of the Texas School Book Depository. Many witnesses claimed the shots came from the sixth floor while others thought they came from a grassy knoll near Dealey Plaza.

19. At the age of just seventeen, in which branch of the United States Armed Forces did Lee Oswald enlist?

From Quiz Lee Harvey Oswald

Answer: Marine Corps

In October 1956 Oswald finally joined the marines, after attempting to fraudulently enter the previous year when he unsuccessfully altered his age on his birth certificate. Oswald's initial marine preparation was as a radar operator, then a marksman, an activity he wasn't particularly good at. In September 1957 he was sent to Japan as part of a Marine Air Control Squadron.

20. What weapon was used to murder JFK?

From Quiz All About John F. Kennedy

Answer: 6.5 Italian Mannlicher Carcano

The gun at first was believed to be a 7.65 Mauser but then investigators defined it as a 6.5 Italian Mannlicher Carcano.

21. Where was Kennedy headed when he drove through Dealey Plaza?

From Quiz JFK Assassination: Separating Myth from Fact

Answer: To a luncheon at the Dallas Trademart

At first, Kennedy was skeptical about going to Dallas because of the fan reception he would receive from the Republican state. But once he arrived, he was greeted with compassion. Nellie Connally was even impressed, saying to the President, "You can't say Dallas doesn't love you." Source: Source: "Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy" (1992)

22. Where had JFK been earlier in the day, before heading to Dallas?

From Quiz The Assassination of JFK

Answer: Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Fort Worth

While Kennedy was inside speaking at the breakfast, throngs of enthusiastic Texans gathered outside in the parking lot. Among them was a young girl who grew up to be one of my co-teachers. She was able to shake JFK's hand when he came out to greet the masses. Talk about being touched by history!

23. What does the 'F' in John F Kennedy's name stand for?

From Quiz John F. Kennedy - The Journey to Texas

Answer: Fitzgerald

His full name is John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was actually named in honour of his grandpa, John Francis Fitzgerald (a.k.a Honey Fitz). Honey Fitz was already well known in politics and could have influenced young John into this line of work.

24. Vietnam: A recent book suggests that the assassination was in retaliation for the Kennedy administration's involvement in the assassination of this Vietnamese leader.

From Quiz JFK: The Suspects

Answer: Diem

"Triangle of Blood" by Brad O'Leary (and a co-author) suggests that the involvement of the Kennedy administration in the assassination of Vietnamese leader Diem led to retaliation that resulted in JFK's death. Thieu and Ky were leaders of Vietnam during the Vietnamese war. Ho Chi Minh was also prominent at that time.

25. In 1940 John F. Kennedy graduated from which university?

From Quiz The Life and Death of a President

Answer: Harvard

He graduated with a science degree.

26. The street in Dallas, Texas on which the Presidential limousine was traveling when the fatal bullets struck President Kennedy:

From Quiz JFK Assassinated!

Answer: Elm Street

The Presidential limousine had just turned left from Houston Street to Elm street, and was traveling at about 11 miles per hour on Elm when the bullets struck the President.

27. Dorothy Kilgallen died under strange circumstances. With whom did she have contact shortly before her death?

From Quiz Mysterious Deaths of JFK Assassination "Witnesses"

Answer: Jack Ruby

Kilgallen interviewed Ruby - and later stated that she had a great story that would break the Kennedy assassination wide open. She apparently died in bed. There were, however, certain seeming irregularities that have led people to wonder.

28. Why is there reason to doubt that Oswald brought a rifle to the Texas Schoolbook Depository for the purposes of assassinating JFK?

From Quiz JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory #1

Answer: The package identified was too short and it bore no gun-oil stains

Both Buell Wesley Frazier and his sister testified that the package Oswald carried to work that Friday was no more than 24 inches long. A disassembled Mannlicher-Carcano is 37 inches long. Also, if disassembled and in working order, it would have been well-oiled making it hard to believe the bag found carried a rifle in it.

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