Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Quiz of Presidential Value

In honor of Columbus Day, I thought I would post a very Presidential quiz. See how many you can get correct. I will post the answers on Tuesday, October 14th.


1) The only President to serve on the Supreme Court
2) The playing 'Hail to the Chief' at Presidential functions was started by his second wife, Julia
3) The first President to be born in a hospital
4) Supersition of retracing his steps was an asset in leading troops in battle during the war
5) Sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase
6) First President to wear long trousers. All previous wore knee breeches
7) Answered the White House telephone, personally
8) Only President to be sworn into office on Air Force One
9) November 7, 1848 was the first time a Presidential election was held on the same day in every state
10) First President of the United States of America
11) First President to travel under water in a submarine
12) Gave his 3,319-word inaugural address from memory, without the aid of notes
13) The only President who served both in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
14) Was known as a man of few words and was even nicknamed 'Silent Cal'
15) The first President to be born in the United States
16) The first President to resign his office
17) At 6 foot, 4 inches, he was the tallest President
18) Had a putting green installed on the White House lawn
19) Established the first permanent library in the White House
20) The oldest person to be elected President
21) The only President to serve two nonconsecutive terms
22) First President to have an asteroid named after him
23) Brought six states into the union. This was more than any other President in one term
24) Created the Peace Corps
25) Expanded the United States westward to the Pacific Ocean
26) First President to graduate from law school
27) First President to be photographed
28) First President to live in the White House
29) Reformed the civil service by signing the Pendleton Act
30) First Vice President made President after an assassination
31) First President to use radio to speak to the American public
32) Established the Office of Homeland Security
33) First President to arrive at his inauguration in an automobile
34) Survived not one, but two attempted assassinations
35) Wrote Latin with one hand and Greek with the other
36) President during the fall of the Berlin Wall
37) First Presidnet to have been a U.S. Senator
38) The only President who studied to become a doctor
39) First President to hold a press conference
40) First President to have been a Rhodes Scholar
41) The only President who never married
42) Always wore a red carnation in his lapel for good luck
43) The stuffed, cuddly teddy bear was named after this President


a) George Washington
b) John Adams
c) Thomas Jefferson
d) James Madison
e) James Monroe
f) John Quincy Adams
g) Andrew Jackson
h) Martin Van Buren
i) William Henry Harrison
j) John Tyler
k) James K. Polk
l) Zachary Taylor
m) Millard Fillmore
n) Franklin Pierce
o) James Buchanan
p) Abraham Lincoln
q) Andrew Johnson
r) Ulysses S. Grant
s) Rutherford B. Hayes
t) James A. Garfield
u) Chester A. Arthur
v) Grover Cleveland
w) Benjamin Harrison
x) Grover Cleveland
y) William McKinley
z) Theodore Roosevelt
aa) William H. Taft
bb) Woodrow Wilson
cc) Warren G. Harding
dd) Calvin Coolidge
ee) Herbert Hoover
ff) Franklin D. Roosevelt
gg) Harry S. Truman
hh) Dwight D. Eisenhower
ii) John F. Kennedy
jj) Lyndon B. Johnson
kk) Richard M. Nixon
ll) Gerald R. Ford
mm) Jimmy Carter
nn) Ronald Regan
oo) George Bush
pp) William Clinton
qq) George W. Bush

Bloggers - anyone can post this on their blog - see how many of your readers can get these correct.

Good luck!!

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