Friday, March 7, 2014

Quiz with Chamara Sumanapala. Part 04: President Kennedy

Americans commemorated President Kennedy’s 50th death anniversary on November 22, 2013. The youngest elected president of the United States, he was the first to be assassinated in office after more than 60 years. His assassination shocked the world and people still remember him more than many other politicians of 20th century.

1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. From early days, he was known by his nickname. Later, he was also known by the initials of his name, JFK. What was the common nickname by which JFK was known from small days?
Official portrait by Aaron Shikler drawn after JFK died.
2. JFK was the fourth American President to be assassinated in office. Who was the first?

3. During the Second World War, Kennedy served in the US Navy. He was in a boat named PT-109 at a nighttime patrol near an island called New Georgia. His boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer and Kennedy and his colleagues swam to a small island near New Georgia. He saved a badly burned colleague and with his other colleague was later rescued. Currently, to which country does New Georgia belong?

4. Kennedy was assassinated in the city of Dallas, Texas. The Texas Governor and his wife were accompanying the presidential couple in the same open car on that fatal day. Who was the Texas Governor at the time?
Seconds before the assassination of JFK
5. The Kennedy assassination shocked the nation on November 22. There are many mysteries and theories surrounding it. The assassination is still not fully explained. One man who might have helped explain these events was Lee Harvey Oswald, who was initially arrested for the death of JFK. But he never lived to explain things. While in police custody, he was shot dead by a night club operator in Dallas, Texas. Who killed Lee Harvey Oswald?

Answers to Quiz 03

1. Gavrilo Princip

2. The Second Battle of Ypres (pronounced Yipree)

3. The Battle of Somme

4. General Paul Emile von Lettow-Vorbeck

5. Forest of Compiegne

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