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Trivia Quiz - Joseph P. Kennedy Sr - Founder of a Dynasty

Questions about the career, family and life of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., father of President John F. Kennedy.

Quiz Number: 5112
Date Submitted: August 30, 2013
Quiz Categories: American History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 74.2 percent
Times Taken: 26 times
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Quiz is about: Joseph P Kennedy Sr.

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1. In what U S state was Joseph Kennedy born in 1888 and where he lived most of his life?
  A.   Maryland
  B.   Massachusetts
  C.   Maine
  D.   Pennsylvania

2. Joseph Kennedy married his wife, Rose in 1913 who came from which political family?
  A.   Astor
  B.   Roosevelt
  C.   Luce Booth
  D.   Fitzgerald

3. Joseph Kennedy became immensely wealthy through many business deals. Which of the following was not one of his financial pursuits?
  A.   real estate
  B.   investment banking
  C.   arms manufacture
  D.   liquor

4. How many children did Joseph and Rose Kennedy have?
  A.   8
  B.   9
  C.   10
  D.   11

5. Joseph Kennedy engaged in many affairs. With which early Hollywood star did he have a romantic relationship?
  A.   Clara Bow
  B.   Jean Harlow
  C.   Claudette Colbert
  D.   Gloria Swanson

6. With which political family did Joseph Kennedy become friendly and use to gain more power?
  A.   Coolidge
  B.   Roosevelt
  C.   Stevenson
  D.   Wilson

7. What government position did Joseph Kennedy hold during the 1930s?
  A.   Ambassador to Germany
  B.   Secretary of State
  C.   Ambassador to Britain
  D.   Secretary of Treasury

8. How many of his children did Joseph Kennedy outlive?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   5

9. What event befell Joseph Kennedy in 1961?
  A.   His wife, Rose died.
  B.   He suffered a stroke
  C.   His son, John died.
  D.   He was diagnosed with cancer.

10. Which of the following quotes was not made by Joseph Kennedy?
  A.   I knew it was time to sell when my shoeshine boy gave me a stock tip.
  B.   If you want to make money, go where the money is.
  C.   Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed.
  D.   Only fools hold out for the top dollar.®   

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