Lewis Blaine Hershey Trivia Quiz: Former Director of the US Selective Service System

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Lewis Blaine Hershey was an American military leader who served as the director of the Selective Service System during World War II and the Vietnam War. He implemented the draft for both wars, and his policies were controversial. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his service.    

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In which year did Hershey receive an honorary degree in Doctor of Laws from Oglethorpe University?

  • 1941

  • 1942

  • 1943

  • 1944

During which war was Hershey's guard unit called to federal service and sent to France with the American Expeditionary Force?

  • World War II

  • Korean War

  • Vietnam War

  • World War I

How long did Hershey serve as the Director of the Selective Service System?

  • 25 years

  • 30 years

  • 35 years

  • 40 years

What position was Hershey promoted to in 1942?

  • Lieutenant General

  • Major General

  • Brigadier General

  • Colonel

Which college did Hershey attend after receiving a regular commission as a captain in the Regular Army in 1920?

  • Ohio State University

  • Harvard University

  • Stanford University

  • Yale University

Which of the following conflicts did Hershey serve as a general?

  • World War I, World War II, and Korean War

  • World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War

  • Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War

  • Gulf War, Iraq War, and War in Afghanistan

In which year did Lewis Blaine Hershey enlist in the Indiana National Guard?

  • 1910

  • 1911

  • 1912

  • 1913

Which President promoted Hershey to brigadier general in 1940?

  • Harry S. Truman

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • John F. Kennedy

In which year did President Franklin Roosevelt name Hershey director of the Selective Service System?

  • 1939

  • 1940

  • 1941

  • 1942

When was Hershey promoted to four-star general?

  • 1968

  • 1971

  • 1970

  • 1969

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