Chester A. Arthur

Underrated. Overnamed. That’s Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st president of the United States. You may know more about him than you think. Try these questions on for size.

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What president was assassinated in 1881, propelling Arthur to the presidency?
Abraham Lincoln
James A. Garfield
William McKinley
Warren G. Harding
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Who succeeded Arthur as president?
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
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Arthur was a widower who served his entire presidency without a first lady. A handful of other presidents have gotten married in office. Who was the last to do so?
James Buchanan
Grover Cleveland
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
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Which of these events did NOT take place during the Arthur administration?
John D. Rockefeller establishes the Standard Oil trust.
The Washington Monument is completed.
The Haymarket Riots take place in Chicago.
The Brooklyn Bridge opens.
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The Pendleton Act, passed with Arthur’s signature in 1883, did what?
Ended Reconstruction
Made Cuba a U.S. proctectorate
Established the Civil Service Commission
Abandoned the gold standard
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Arthur was considered to be in the pocket of what U.S. senator?
Roscoe Conkling
James G. Blaine
James A. Garfield
William Mahone
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Like many presidents of the late 19th century, Arthur had an abundance of facial hair. Who was the last president to be so hirsutely blessed?
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
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Who was Arthur’s vice president?
Grover Cleveland
Garrett Hobart
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
He didn't have one
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Arthur was one of two presidents to be born in Vermont. Who is the other?
Martin Van Buren
Franklin Pierce
Calvin Coolidge
John F. Kennedy
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Another president’s son served in Arthur’s cabinet as secretary of War. Who was this cabinet secretary’s father?
John Quincy Adams
Martin Van Buren
Franklin Pierce
Abraham Lincoln