Presidents Quiz – April 2014

  • The theme for 2013-4 in all divisions is scandals.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is vice-presidents. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #1-24 may involve U. S. Leaders Group 1: Tecumseh, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Clara Barton, and Sitting Bull
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2013-14.

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With Nationals later this week, we touch as many bases possible in this quiz.

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

#1-12 Match each item with one of the presidents in this range. Each president is matched once.

  1. Founded the Smithsonian Institute.
  2. The White House was burned.
  3. Declared war on Tripoli and the Barbary Pirates.
  4. “XYZ Affair” almost led to war.
  5. Missouri Compromise kept the free and slave states equal.
  6. Signed the Jay Treaty.
  7. Removed all Federal funds from the U.S. Bank.
  8. Governor of Northwest Territory
  9. Settled the Aroostook War.
  10. U.S. commander in the Mexican War
  11. Fathered 15 children.
  12. “Young Hickory”
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

#13-24 Match each item with one of the presidents in this range. Each president is matched once.

  1. Professor of ancient languages
  2. Custer was killed at Little Big Horn.
  3. His wife was “Lemonade Lucy.”
  4. Tried to regain the presidency on the “Know Nothing Party” ticket.
  5. This machine politician turned reformer in the White House.
  6. John Brown raided Harper’s Ferry
  7. Discontent with the McKinley Tariff cost him reelection.
  8. Pushed the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
  9. Fired McClellan and Hooker.
  10. Sent troops to end the Pullman strike.
  11. Military governor of Tennessee before presidency
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

#25-34 Match each item with one of the presidents in this range. Each president is matched once.

  1. Tried to “pack” the Supreme Court.
  2. Was President of Princeton University.
  3. Conducted a “front porch” campaign to be near his ailing wife.
  4. The Geneva Conference cut Vietnam in half.
  5. Sent the “white fleet” around the world.
  6. NATO began.
  7. Hitler became German Chancellor.
  8. Engaged in “dollar diplomacy.”
  9. First president to visit Alaska
  10. Lindbergh flew solo to Paris.
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

#35-44 Match each item with one of the presidents in this range. Each president is matched once.

  1. Started “detente” with the Soviet Union.
  2. Created the Departments of Energy and Education.
  3. The Berlin Wall was built.
  4. Was christened W. J. Blythe IV.
  5. Served on the Warren Commission.
  6. Sent troops to Grenada and Lebanon.
  7. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated.
  8. Berlin Wall torn down.
  9. Third president to move directly from the Senate to the White House [Can you name the other two?]
  10. Part owner of a major league baseball team

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