Presidents Quiz – September 2016

  • 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 became the first “Dark Horse” to be nominated for president. My election changed the party in control of the White House. While I lived in the White House, the Great Irish Potato Famine led to the death of over one million people in Ireland and the emigration of another million people from Ireland to the New World.


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


Both my grandfathers fought in the American Revolution. I was born eleven weeks after my father died. I studied law before attending Harvard Law School. I became the first president to visit the West Coast while in office.


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


I had the good fortune of becoming the first president to earn $100,000 per year. The term “Fat Man” had special meaning while I lived in the White House. The term “Iron Curtain” was coined during my administration.


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 was the first president who had been a model in my younger years. The term “stagflation” was widely used during my administration. It referred to a combination of economic stagnation and inflation. North and South Vietnam became one nation under Communist control.



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