James Polk Quiz

Portrait of President James Knox Polk, the eleventh President of USA.

Portrait of President James Knox Polk, the eleventh President of USA, by George Healy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quiz is about the eleventh President of USA.)

James Polk Quiz Questions

1) From which University did James Polk graduate?
a) Regent University
b) University of Wisconsin
c) University of South Carolina
d) University of North Carolina

2) What was James Polk’s profession?
a) Lawyer
b) Professor
c) Soldier
d) Actor

3) When was James Polk the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?
a) 1823-1825
b) 1825-1829
c) 1829-1831
d) 1835-1839

Presidential $1 Coin Program coin for James K. Polk. Obverse.

Presidential $1 Coin Program coin for James K. Polk. Obverse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) Which State had James Polk as its Governor?
a) Tennessee
b) Texas
c) Virginia
d) Maryland

5) To which political party did James Polk belong?
a) Democratic
b) Republican
c) Whig
d) Labour

6) What was “Manifest Destiny"?
a) Belief that all men are born equal.
b) Conviction that the United States was entitled to rule as much of the continent as it
could acquire.
c) Belief that king’s have divine right to rule.
d) Conviction that slavery is wrong.

7) Who of the following supported James Polk in securing nomination for candidacy for USA Presidency?
a) Henry Clay
b) Martin Van Buren
c) Andrew Jackson
d) Thomas Jefferson

8) What was widely used to disseminate the news of James Polk’s nomination?
a) Radio
b) Television
c) Telegraph
d) Telephone

9) From which country USA got California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming in 1848?
a) Russia
b) Canada
c) Mexico
d) Brazil

10) Who banned dancing, card-playing and alcoholic beverages in the White House?
a) James Polk
b) Sarah Polk
c) Samuel Polk
d) Jane Polk

James Polk Quiz Questions with Answers

Letter of United States President Andrew Jackson to James Knox Polk (future President)

Letter of United States President Andrew Jackson to James Knox Polk (future President) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) From which University did James Polk graduate?
d) University of North Carolina

2) What was James Polk’s profession?
a) Lawyer

3) When was James Polk the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?
d) 1835-1839

4) Which State had James Polk as its Governor?
a) Tennessee

5) To which political party did James Polk belong?
a) Democratic

6) What was “Manifest Destiny"?
b) Conviction that the United States was entitled to rule as much of the continent as it

Tomb of eleventh President of the United States James Knox Polk

Tomb of eleventh President of the United States James Knox Polk on the capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7) Who of the following supported James Polk in securing nomination for candidacy for USA Presidency?
c) Andrew Jackson

8) What was widely used to disseminate the news of James Polk’s nomination?
c) Telegraph

9) From which country USA got California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming in 1848?
c) Mexico

10) Who banned dancing, card-playing and alcoholic beverages in the White House?
b) Sarah Polk

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Updated: February 24, 2017 — 10:30 pm

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