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Mini-Quiz: Was President Gerald Ford Really a Klutz? (1970s)

by Ron Kurtus (revised 4 January 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What was the attitude of the press when Ford became president?

They were glad to have another Republican in office

They were sorry to see President Nixon leave office

They still were in an attack mode after Watergate

2. Why was President Ford perceived as a clumsy oaf?

He looked it and had more than his share of mishaps

The press didn't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore

It was part of a Communist plot to ruin American confidence

3. What is a good lesson from his experience?

The first impression is lasting

President's shouldn't participate in athletic activities

Nixon knew what he was doing when he selected Ford to succeed him

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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