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Richard Rush: Quiz


Question 1: Works by Richard Rush at ________
Google BooksProject Gutenberg AustraliaProject GutenbergAmazon Kindle

Question 2: He remained in France until his recall by the new Whig administration in 1849, when he returned to the land of his birth, to retire in ________.
Allentown, PennsylvaniaPittsburghPhiladelphiaHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

Question 3: From this relatively subordinate position, Rush functioned as one of President Madison's closest friends and confidential advisors throughout the ________.
Battle of Lake ErieWar of 1812War of 1812 CampaignsChronology of the War of 1812

Question 4: In October 1817, Rush was appointed Minister to Britain to succeed ________, who had taken the position of Secretary of State upon his return.
John Quincy AdamsEdward EverettMartin Van BurenJames Monroe

Question 5: Richard Rush (August 29, 1780 – July 30, 1859) was born in ________.
PittsburghHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaAllentown, Pennsylvania

Question 6: In November of the same year, President ________ made him Comptroller of the Treasury.
James MonroeThomas JeffersonAlexander HamiltonJames Madison

Question 7: He entered the College of New Jersey (now known as ________) at the age of 14, and graduated in 1797 as the youngest member of his class.
Princeton UniversityRutgers UniversityHarvard UniversityPrinceton Tigers

Question 8: He was the second son (and third child) of ________, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and Julia (Stockton) Rush.
Benjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonJohn AdamsBenjamin Rush

Question 9: Quickly gaining statewide then national attention as a public speaker and successful trial lawyer, Rush was appointed ________ in Pennsylvania in 1811, after refusing to be a candidate for Congress.
CanadaAttorney generalSingaporeUnited Kingdom

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