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Trivia powered by ABE1) Who was the first vice president to become president upon the death of a chief executive?

  • Martin Van Buren
  • John Tyler
  • Andrew Johnson

2) Who, at age 36, was the youngest person ever to serve as vice president?

  • John C. Breckinridge
  • Richard Nixon
  • Dan Quayle

3) Who was the only vice president indicted for murder while in office?

  • Aaron Burr
  • William King
  • Thomas Hendricks

4) Who was the first vice president to serve as acting president? He served as acting president for eight hours while the president underwent surgery.

  • Chester Arthur
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • George H. Bush

5) Who was the first person to serve as vice president under two different presidents?

  • George Clinton
  • John C. Calhoun
  • Henry Wilson
6) Who shared a Nobel Peace Prize for arranging a plan for Germany to pay for damages it caused in World War I?
  • Thomas R. Marshall
  • Charles G. Dawes
  • Charles Curtis

7) Who drafted the doctrine of states' rights, which eventually helped bring on the Civil War?

  • John C. Calhoun
  • Daniel D. Tompkins
  • John C. Breckinridge

8) Who was the first former vice president named deputy president pro tempore of the Senate, a title that is given to all former presidents and vice presidents who later become members of the Senate?

  • John Adams
  • Aaron Burr
  • Hubert H. Humphrey

9) Who was the only vice president ever elected to office by the Senate?

  • Elbridge Gerry
  • Richard M. Johnson
  • Millard Fillmore

10) Who do historians believe first proposed the office of vice president at the Constitutional Convention? He never held the office himself, but he was murdered by a U.S. vice president.

  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Hancock
  • Patrick Henry

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US Vice Presidents
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  • 1) John Tyler
  • 2) John C. Breckinridge
  • 3) Aaron Burr
  • 4) George H. Bush
  • 5) George Clinton
  • 6) Charles G. Dawes
  • 7) John C. Calhoun
  • 8) Hubert H. Humphrey
  • 9) Richard M. Johnson
  • 10) Alexander Hamilton

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