John F. Kennedy: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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Though hampered by a constant back injury (among other problems), during Kennedy's time in the _______ he managed to earn hero status for his rescue of fellow PT boat crew members.

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1. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy stood up to the Soviets and their leader, _______ _______, preventing a nuclear conflict.

2. One of Kennedy's major accomplishments, the _______ _______ promised a bright and progressive future for the U.S. in terms of science and technology, education, and social reform.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy proved to be a significant figure in American history, despite his time in office ending prematurely. This assessment will go over some facts about Kennedy's life and presidency. Some things you'll be assessed on include the Cuban Missile Crisis and Kennedy's assassination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Kennedy's military service
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Accomplishments in office
  • Assassination
  • Kennedy's legacy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your ability to answer questions on Kennedy's life and time in office with the attached assessment questions
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand aspects of Kennedy's life prior to winning the presidency, important achievements he made during his time in office, and the circumstances of his death
  • Knowledge application - draw from your understanding of Kennedy's biography and answer the quiz questions going over some key aspects of his life and presidency

Additional Learning

To learn more about John F. Kennedy, review the corresponding lesson called John F. Kennedy: Biography, Facts & Quotes. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Kennedy's service in the House of Representatives and the Senate
  • Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage
  • The Peace Corps
  • Facts about the Kennedy's