U.S. Vice-Presidents: Ultimate Trivia

Random History or US Presidents Quiz

Can you name the U.S. Vice-President given the following clues?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Notable FactsVice-PresidentAdditional Information
The only U.S. vice-president to have been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Most remembered for a leadership crisis following a stroke that incapacitated Wilson in October 1919.
To date the youngest vice president in U.S. history.
Won a Grammy award in 2009.
Served as VP for two consecutive terms, from 1817 to 1825, the last person to do so until the early 20th century.
Was the last president to have been a WWII veteran.
On May 8, 1942, he delivered his famous speech, 'Century of the Common Man'
Has the distinction of being the first Roman Catholic Vice-President.
Elected as the first Governor of the State of New York in 1777.
Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.
Being relatively unknown, he was nominated to the 1876 Republican ballot purely as a joke.
Became president at the youngest age of any other U.S. president in history.
In 2007 was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The only vice-president ever elected by the United States Senate.
Was the first vice president to have an office in the White House.
Was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in any field.
26th VP of the United States, a city in Alaska is named for him.
Vice-President who served under James K. Polk
While he was Vice President, the official Vice Presidential residence was established at Number One Observatory Circle on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory.
As McKinley's VP, he is considered one of the most powerful VPs in U.S. history.
Famously quiet, news of his death prompted Dorothy Parker to ask, 'How can they tell?'
He and President Grant formed the youngest presidential team in U.S. history until Clinton/Gore in 1993.
Notable FactsVice-PresidentAdditional Information
Engaged in the impromptu 'Kitchen Debate' with Nikita Khrushchev concerning the merits of capitalism verus communism.
Along with John C. Calhoun, was the only Vice-President to serve two Presidents.
Nixon used his desk while in the oval office, thinking that it had belonged to someone else.
Wrote, 'A Manual of Parliamentary Practice,' a version of which the U.S. Congress follows to this day.
He founded the private University of Buffalo, which today is the public SUNY Buffalo.
As President of the Senate, cast more tie-breaking votes (29) than any other Vice-President.
The longest-lived VP in U.S. history.
He and John Nance Garner were the only two Americans to have served as both House Speaker and VP.
He was the first person with significant acknowledged Native American ancestry to reach either of the two highest offices in the U.S. government.
His close relationship with James Buchanan has prompted some to speculate that the two had a sexual relationship, though there is no direct evidence.
The first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor.
His presidential inauguration was the first ever televised nationally.
Was the longest-lived President and third-longest-lived Vice-President.
In 1996, he published his memoirs entitled 'Standing Firm'
He was the first Vice President from the Republican Party.
He almost became president when Cleveland secretly had his entire jaw removed (due to oral cancer) and replaced with an artificial device.
Introduced honeydew to China.
Known as the 'Great Nullificator' or 'Arch Nullifier'
Coined the term, 'Give 'em Hell Harry' while campaigning with Truman
Would become the only President of the United States who was never elected President or Vice-President.
He was the first Vice-President to die in office.
As VP, became the target of a satirical song by Tom Lehrer.
Notable FactsVice-PresidentAdditional Information
Had a common law wife named Julia Chinn, who was of 1/8 African ancestry.
The only U.S. VP or President to have died on his birthday.
Donated his entire salary as VP to programs to help inner-city families and fund arts programs.
Fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
His acceptance of the 1944 VP nomination was jokingly referred to as the second Missouri Compromise.
Was part of the longest-living post-presidential team in American history.
Famously blamed popular media, such as the show 'Murphy Brown,' for moral decay in the U.S.
Co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925.
Was also the first president to have been born a U.S. citizen.
Known as the father of modern political campaigning.
In 1911, he became the first sitting Vice President to fly in an airplane.
His failed presidential bid was the only time in history that the Supreme Court may have determined the outcome of a presidential election.
While he served as governor, the Massachusetts legislature redrew the boundaries of the state legislature to favor his party.
Was awarded the Silver Star by MacArthur, despite seeing little to no combat.
The only man to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on the same day (March 4, 1933).
As president, earned the title, 'The Father of Civil Service.'
Fled to Cuba fearing that he would be tried for treason following the Civil War.
The only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges.
Remains the only Vice President (who did not also serve as President) whose portrait appeared on U.S. paper money.
The oldest person to have served as VP.
As VP, he once complained, 'My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.'
Gave an apparently rambling and drunken speech during his inauguration ceremony as VP.

Friend Scores

  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...