Warren Harding by IngramB

Champion(s):

DuffyM


Runner(s)-Up:

GrahamJ
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Quiz Description

Last month marked the 150th birthday of everybody's favorite President, and this quiz is humbly dedicated to him. I hope he looks with favor down on us, or up at us.

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Questions:

What was Harding's middle name?

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Gamaliel

In what Ohio city's still-extant newspaper did Harding have an ownership stake from his teenage years until shortly before his death?

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Marion

What word did Harding define as "the art of speaking for as long as the occasion warrants, and saying nothing"?

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bloviation (bloviate)

As a Senator, Harding, in an effort to kill a proposed constitutional amendment, introduced a time limit on its ratification. The time limit was included, but the amendment was ratified anyway. Give the number of the amendment.

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18th

When running for President in 1920, Harding said "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but" what word?

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normalcy

Harding's Democrat opponent in the 1920 election was his own governor. Who was he?

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James M. Cox

What former Army general was Harding's (and the White House's) first budget director? He later shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his plan to help Germany pay off World War I reparations.

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Charles G. Dawes

One of Harding's many achievements was the Washington Naval Conference of 1922, which fixed the ratio of battleships at 5:5:3 among, respectively, the USA, the UK, and what other country?

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Japan

In 1922, Harding, on behalf of the American people, accepted what D.C. monument, located near Henry Bacon Drive and Daniel French Drive?

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Lincoln Memorial

Harding referred to his wife as the "Duchess", but what was her real first name?

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Florence

After leasing the Teapot Dome petroleum reserve to private companies without competitive bidding, what Interior Secretary of Harding's was found guilty of accepting bribes and sent to prison?

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Albert B. Fall

A 2015 DNA test confirmed that Harding fathered a child with what mistress of his?

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Nan P. Britton