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Dwight David Eisenhower (Early Life and Family)

What do you know about Dwight David Eisenhower (Early Life and Family)
Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) David Dwight Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890. Dwight David Eisenhower
Where was he born?

  1. Dennison, Texas

  2. Abilene, Texas

  3. Abilene, Kansas

2) His father was David Jacob Eisenhower.  The family called the son Dwight.
When was his name officially changed to Dwight David.

  1. As a student in the 5th grad

  2. matriculation at West Point

  3. Enroll as a senior in high school

3) What year did Dwight graduate from high school.

  1. 1907

  2. 1909

  3. 1911

4) Before being admitted to West Point, Dwight attended college at Kansas State University?

  • True or False?

5) Dwight passed the entrance exam but was to old to being admitted to what university?

  1. West Point

  2. Naval Academy

  3. Harvard

6) During his career at West Point, Dwight played football.
He even won accolades for tackling what football legend?

  1. Red Grange

  2. Amos Alonzo Stagg

  3. Jim Thorpe

7) What was Dwight's mother's first name?

  1. Jean

  2. Margaret

  3. Ida

8) Growing up, what religious denomination did the Eisenhower family belong too?

  1. Lutheran

  2. Church of Christ

  3. Jehovah's Witnesses

9) Eisenhower was baptized, confirmed, and became a communicant in a single ceremony on February 1, 1953, just 12 days after his first inauguration.
What was the church he became a member?

  1. Presbyterian Church

  2. Lutheran Church

  3. Baptist Church

10) Eisenhower married Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979) of Denver, Colorado on July 1, 1916.
How many children did the couple have?

  1. 0

  2. 1

  3. 2

Dwight David Eisenhower (Early Life and Family) [Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) B. 4) False. Dwight took a job as a night foreman at the Belle Springs Creamery to support his brother attending college.5) B. 6) C. 7) C. 8) C. 9) A. 10) C.

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