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Samuel Joe Tilden

Samuel Joe Tilden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quiz is about Samuel Tilden who was Democratic candidate in USA Presidential Election 1876. He was cheated of Presidency.)

Samuel Tilden Quiz Questions

1) When was Samuel Tilden born?
a) 9 February 1814
b) 21 June 1818
c) 7 August 1810
d) 20 December 1808

2) Where was Samuel Tilden born?
a) Los Angeles
b) Panama
c) Austin
d) New Lebanon

3) Which University did Samuel Tilden attend?
a) Oxford
b) Harvard
c) Regent
d) Yale

4) When was Samuel Tilden elected Governor of New York?
a) 1868
b) 1870
c) 1872
d) 1874

Rutherford B. Hayes - 19th President of the United States

Rutherford B. Hayes – 19th President of the United States  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) How many popular votes did Samuel Tilden get in the Presidential Election 1876?
a) 4,211,315
b) 4,264,117
c) 4,284,757
d) 4,300,858

6) The Republicans disputed the results in four states. Which state soon decided in favour of Republicans?
a) South Carolina
b) Florida
c) Louisiana
d) Oregon

7) What was the number of electoral votes won by candidates leaving aside the four disputed states?
a) Samuel Tilden 184, Rutherford Hayes 165
b) Samuel Tilden 172, Rutherford Hayes 162
c) Samuel Tilden 170, Rutherford Hayes 164
d) Samuel Tilden 180, Rutherford Hayes 175

8) The Electoral Commission set up to resolve the dispute was to consist of seven Democrats, seven Republicans and one independent justice. What happened to the independent justice?
a) He left the country.
b) He went on leave.
c) He was not informed.
d) He was offered a Senate seat from Illinois and a Republican supporter replaced him.

9) By how many votes the Electoral Commission decided in favour of Rutherford Hayes?
a) 15-0
b) 14-1
c) 12-3
d) 8-7

10) What was the number of electoral votes the candidates got after the decision of the Electoral Commission?
a) Samuel Tilden 184, Rutherford Hayes 185
b) Samuel Tilden 172, Rutherford Hayes 182
c) Samuel Tilden 170, Rutherford Hayes 180
d) Samuel Tilden 180, Rutherford Hayes 185

Samuel Tilden Quiz Questions with Answers

Campaign poster for the election of 1876.

Campaign poster for the election of 1876. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) When was Samuel Tilden born?
a) 9 February 1814

2) Where was Samuel Tilden born?
d) New Lebanon

3) Which University did Samuel Tilden attend?
d) Yale

4) When was Samuel Tilden elected Governor of New York?
d) 1874

5) How many popular votes did Samuel Tilden get in the Presidential Election 1876?
c) 4,284,757

6) The Republicans disputed the results in four states. Which state soon decided in favour of Republicans?
d) Oregon

7) What was the number of electoral votes won by candidates leaving aside the four disputed states?
a) Samuel Tilden 184, Rutherford Hayes 165

Results of the United States presidential election in Alabama, 1876 Samuel J. Tilden (D) Rutherford B. Hayes (R)

Results of the United States presidential election in Alabama, 1876 Samuel J. Tilden (D) Rutherford B. Hayes (R) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) The Electoral Commission set up to resolve the dispute was to consist of seven Democrats, seven Republicans and one independent justice. What happened to the independent justice?
d) He was offered a Senate seat from Illinois and a Republican supporter replaced him.

9) By how many votes the Electoral Commission decided in favour of Rutherford Hayes?
d) 8-7

10) What was the number of electoral votes the candidates got after the decision of the Electoral Commission?
a) Samuel Tilden 184, Rutherford Hayes 185

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Updated: March 1, 2015 — 7:49 pm

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