Gerald R. Ford by BarkerC

Champion(s):

BurgerM
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Runner(s)-Up:

WatsonG


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following related to America's 38th President and nacho aficionado Gerald R. Ford

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Questions:

Though Ford is famously the only president to claim Michigan as his home state, he was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in this other Big Ten state.

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Nebraska

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) features a fleur de lis at the top of its compass rose, a nod to Ford's longtime association with this youth organization.

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Boy Scouts of America

Ford was Team MVP of the 1934 Michigan football team (which went 1-8). He had offers to play for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers but instead chose to attend law school (while serving as an assistant football coach) at this Ivy League school.

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Yale

Though Gerald Ford never proposed a single piece of legislation that became law while he was serving as a U.S. Congressman, he was appointed by President Johnson to The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, whose better known name comes from the name of its chairman.

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Warren Commission (or Earl Warren)

Two Answers Required: Lyndon Johnson was not a fan of Ford, who became House Minority Leader in 1964. In one famous quip, LBJ claimed "Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't ____ and ____ ___ at the same time." (Note, I will accept either LBJ's original quip or the media sanitized version of this quip.)

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walk and chew gum/fart and chew gum

On October 10, 1973, what former Maryland governor resigned the Vice Presidency, leaving Ford to replace him based on Congressional recommendation to Nixon.

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Spiro Agnew

Please fill in the missing six words below: Ford's Inaugural Address on August 9, 1974 prominently featured the following line. "My fellow Americans, ___ ____ ________ _________ __ ____. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule."

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Our long national nightmare is over

In 1975, this city's mayor, Abraham Beame, sought a federal bailout for his city. Ford said he would veto any such proposal, leading to the famous tabloid headline: "Ford to City: Drop Dead."

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New York City

Ford's signature foreign policy accomplishment was The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, better known as the Accords, named for this European capital where they had been negotiated and would later name human rights watch groups seeking to enforce its provisions.

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Helsinki

Two Answers Required: In what month of 1975 and in what U.S. state did two different women attempt to assassinate President Ford during a 17 day span?

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September and California

Two Answers Required:Ford fended off a challenge from this Californian to earn the Republican nomination for President in 1976, and then selected this Kansas Senator as his running mate.

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Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole

During his time in the White House, Ford had a pet golden retriever with what name? On Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase's parody of Ford often complimented a taxidermied version of him as a good dog.

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Liberty