Presidents Quiz – October 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


During the First Continental Congress, I restrained myself. Since I rubbed many people the wrong way, I worried that the other delegates might pull back if I pushed for independence from Great Britain too vigorously. But by the Second Congress, events had moved forward so quickly that I couldn’t hold back my passion any longer. Normally a limited public speaker, I became so aroused that I lost all self-consciousness.


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


When I was in my early twenties, I paid for my education by giving weekly sermons at local churches at a dollar apiece. That skill helped me when I entered politics after the Civil War and became one of the great stump speakers of my generation. During my seventeen years in Congress, I became famous for my addresses on the floor of the House.


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


My health began to decline in my third year in the White House. My schedule called for a trip to the West Coast that included a visit to Alaska. My doctor approved the trip provided I got some rest along the way. Instead, I agreed to a tiring schedule of cross-country speeches.


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


While I was president, Apple introduced the Apple II, the first commercial personal computer. An estimated 130 million people watched the TV miniseries Roots. Elvis Presley died at age 42 from drug-related causes. And a deranged fan murdered former Beatle John Lennon outside his New York City apartment building.



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