Presidents Quiz – February 2017

  • The theme for 2016-17 in all divisions is Presidential Firsts.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Foreign Affairs. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #25-44 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 2: Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Eugene Debs, W.E.B. Du Bois, Huey Long, Gloria Steinem
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2016-17.
1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James Polk
12. Zachary Taylor


I was wounded at the Battle of Trenton. During my time in the army, I became acquainted with Thomas Jefferson and began studying law with him. Over a decade later, I bought a farm named Highland that was located next to Monticello.


13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22./24. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison


I was born in a log cabin. My father worked as a bank janitor and hotel porter at a tavern. He died when I was four years old. With my family thrown into poverty, my brother and I were apprenticed to a local tailor. But we both ran away to a neighboring state where I grew up and eventually entered politics.


25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin Roosevelt
33. Harry Truman
34. Dwight Eisenhower


While I was president, The Lusitania set a new speed record, crossing the Atlanta from Liverpool to New York at an average speed of 25.85 knots. Also, Norwegian Roald Amundsen led an expedition that became the first to reach the South Pole.


35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
37. Richard Nixon
38. Gerald Ford
39. Jimmy Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
41. George H.W. Bush
42. Bill Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack Obama


I played college football for a team nicknamed “The Poets.” I didn’t write poetry during my life, but I did author over ten books including Six Crises, Real Peace, No More Vietnams, and my memoirs.



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