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Presidents' Day Quiz!

How well do you know your chief executives? If you get more than five wrong, I have to think you're not a true American. Sorry, that's just the way it is.

1. Who is the only president who also served as chief justice of the Supreme Court?
a. Millard Fillmore
b. William H. Taft
c. Rutherford B. Hayes
d. James K. Polk

2. Which president approved The Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem?
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Zachary Taylor
c. Herbert Hoover
d. Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. Who was the first president to call the president's residence in Washington, D.C., the "White House"?
a. James Buchanan
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Franklin Pierce
d. Warren G. Harding

4. Who said: "I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business"?
a. Richard Nixon
b. Chester A. Arthur
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Bill Clinton

5. At 6 feet, 4 inches, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president. Who was the shortest?
a. John Quincy Adams
b. Andrew Jackson
c. James Madison
d. Harry S Truman

6. Who was the first president to ride to and from his inauguration in an automobile?
a. William H. Taft
b. Woodrow Wilson
c. Warren G. Harding
d. John F. Kennedy

7. Which president got out of his limousine and walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House on Inauguration Day?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. Jimmy Carter
c. Bill Clinton
d. George W. Bush

8. Which president killed a man in a duel after he cast a slur against the soon-to-be president's wife?
a. Ulysses S. Grant
b. Andrew Jackson
c. Zachary Taylor
d. James A. Garfield

9. Who gave the longest inauguration speech in U. S. history at 105 minutes?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. William Henry Harrison
c. Rutherford B. Hayes
d. Calvin Coolidge

10. Who served the shortest term?
a. Chester A. Arthur
b. William Henry Harrison
c. Andrew Johnson
d. Millard Fillmore

11. Who was the only bachelor president?
a. James K. Polk
b. John Tyler
c. Martin Van Buren
d. James Buchanan

12. Who was the last prsident to be born in a log cabin?
a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Jimmy Carter
d. James A. Garfield

13. Who was the first president to visit all 50 states?
a. Harry S Truman
b. Richard Nixon
c. Lyndon B. Johnson
d. Dwight D. Eisenhower

14. Who was the third president to die in an assassination?
a. John F. Kennedy
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. William McKinley
d. James A. Garfield

15. Who was the first president to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery?
a. Theodore Roosevelt
b. John F. Kennedy
c. Ulysses S. Grant
d. William H. Taft

16. Which president signed the bill that made Arizona the 48th state in the Union?
a. William H. Taft
b. William McKinley
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Grover Cleveland

17. Who was the first president born in the United States?
a. Martin Van Buren
b. George Washington
c. James Monroe
d. William Henry Harrison

18. Which president regularly swam nude in the Potomac River?
a. John Quincy Adams
b. Calvin Coolidge
c. Herbert Hoover
d. James K. Polk

19. Which president was a speed reader, having been recorded reading 2000 words per minute?
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Bill Clinton
c. Jimmy Carter
d. John Adams

20. What political party did George Washington (1789-97) belong to?
a. The Federalists
b. The Whig Party
c. The Revolutionary Party
d. No party

The answers are in the comments section!

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Blogger Greg said...

1. b. Taft was Chief Justice from 1921 to 1930 after being president from 1909-13.

2. c. Herbert Hoover (1929-33).

3. b. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09). Before him, the White House had been called the Executive Mansion or the President's House.

4. b. Chester A. Arthur (1881-85).

5. c. James Madison (1809-17) was 5'4" and weighed about 100 pounds.

6. c. Warren G. Harding (1921-23) on 4 March 1921.

7. b. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) on 20 Jan. 1977.

8. b. Andrew Jackson (1829-37).

9. b. William Henry Harrison (1841).

10. b. William Henry Harrison (1841), who dies of pneumonia after serving one month.

11. d. James Buchanan (1857-61).

12. d. James A. Garfield (1881).

13. b. Richard Nixon (1969-73).

14. c. William McKinley (1897-1901). He was shot during the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo.

15. d. William H. Taft (1909-13).

16. a. William H. Taft (1909-13) on 14 Feb. 1912.

17. a. Martin Van Buren (1837-41). Preceding presidents were born in colonies.

18. a. John Quincy Adams (1825-29).

19. c. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981).

20. d. He was too good for political parties, man.

18/2/08 9:39 AM  
Blogger Roger Green said...

"Well, "bachelor President" is one way of looking at it.

19/2/08 5:28 AM  
Blogger Roger Green said...

Thank Allah I'm an American! Though, in fact, I missed 3 (3, 12, 19) and guessed correctly on 3 more (4, 8, 13, 18).
But everyone shoould know 1, 10 and 20.

19/2/08 1:26 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Are you implying that Buchanan WASN'T a bachelor?????

19/2/08 3:18 PM  
Blogger Roger Green said...

Nah, just spreading rumors that after that breakup he had with some young woman...well, I'm sure you've heard them too.

21/2/08 7:50 AM  

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