Presidents Quiz – March 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


When I ran for president, I was arguably the most famous living American. Nevertheless, I lost that election. However, I won the next two. I was definitely anti-establishment, to use a much later term. My inauguration drew a crowd that turned unruly.


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


At age 19, I worked on a flatboat that journeyed down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. I became interested in law and started attending court sessions. I tried to make up for a lack of formal education by reading every book I could get my hands on.


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 father, who served in the Civil War, was a storekeeper, postmaster, notary public, and justice of the peace in the small town of Plymouth Notch where I was born. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first air expedition to the North Pole while I was president.


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 suffered from chronic laryngitis and was allergic to dust, mold, pollen, cats, and certainly greenery, especially Christmas trees. My daughter was in eighth grade when we moved into the White House.



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