Presidents Quiz – November 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 referred to myself as a “Child of the Revolution.” I was born into one of the elite families in my state. We were close friends with the Washingtons. The Declaration of Independence bears the signature of my father, Benjamin, who served three terms as governor of my native state.


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


From the beginning of my presidency, my administration focused its attention on the Caribbean region. Many Americans, including members of Congress, were sympathetic to the rebels in Cuba who fought to win independence from Spain. But my secretary of state, Hamilton Fish, and I tried to avoid war with Spain. We tried to negotiate with Spain to acquire Cuba, but the talks failed.


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 spending most of my time during my first six years in office focused on problems here at home, I could not ignore what was happening across the world. I established official ties with the Soviet Union. I hoped that improving relations with the U.S.S.R. would expand our trade opportunities and deter Japanese expansion. I scored my greatest foreign policy success during this period through my “good neighbor” policy toward Latin America.


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


General Norman Schwarzkopf became famous while I was president. He led Operation Desert Storm, which produced a quick and decisive U.S. victory. When I found out that military forces of Panama killed a U.S. serviceman, I decided we needed to remove General Manuel Noriega from power in that country. Our forces brought him to Miami, where he was eventually convicted on drug charges and sent to prison.



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