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Trivia Quiz - Bess Truman: Model First Lady

The life of Bess Truman whose support of her husband, Harry Truman did much for his presidency.

Quiz Number: 3287
Date Submitted: December 20, 2009
Quiz Categories: Presidential First Ladies
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 59.1 percent
Times Taken: 82 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: Bess Truman

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Bess Truman Model First Lady
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1. Elizabeth Virginia was born February 13, 1885 into which family?
  A.   Gates
  B.   Porterfield
  C.   Willock
  D.   Wallace

2. Where in Missouri was Bess Truman born?
  A.   Kansas City
  B.   Independence
  C.   St Louis
  D.   Jefferson City

3. The suicide of which family member in 1903 saw Bess Truman leave finishing school to help at home?
  A.   Her father
  B.   Her mother
  C.   Her brother, David
  D.   Her brother, Frank

4. At what age did Bess marry Harry Truman?
  A.   25
  B.   30
  C.   34
  D.   38

5. How many children did Bess and Harry Truman have?
  A.   1
  B.   2
  C.   3
  D.   4

6. With her husband as President, Bess Truman was criticized for?
  A.   treating White House servants badly
  B.   being a paid member of the presidential staff
  C.   speaking on issues that were the domain of her husband
  D.   spending too much on White House dinners

7. In 1949, which notable politician said of Bess Truman that she was "the only good thing in the White House"?
  A.   Joseph McCarthy
  B.   Dwight Eisenhower
  C.   Richard Nixon
  D.   Adlai Stevenson

8. During the 1948 election campaign, Harry Truman would introduce Bess as?
  A.   The Boss
  B.   The Missus
  C.   The Chief
  D.   The One

9. How many press conferences did Bess Truman hold as First Lady?
  A.   1
  B.   10
  C.   50
  D.   100

10. Bess Truman was the first First Lady to live to what age?
  A.   90
  B.   95
  C.   97
  D.   100®   

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