Presidents Quiz – April 2015

  • The theme for 2014-15 in all divisions is Slogans.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Domestic Affairs. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #25-44 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 4: Cesar Chavez, John Foster Dulles, Sandra Day O’Connor, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Kissinger
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2014-15.
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


While I was 17 and recovering from an operation and thinking of school, I rejoiced with the entire nation as news came from New Orleans that American forces lost only seven soldiers while British casualties totaled two thousand. Thirteen years later, a month and three days after my 30th birthday, I was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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 14, I enrolled at the Methodist Norwalk Seminary. I did so well that, the next year, I transferred to a prep school in Middletown, Connecticut, where I studied Latin and Greek. Then I returned to my native state and entered Kenyon College. I graduated with highest honors as the valedictorian. Then I moved east to attend Harvard Law School.

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


ritics claimed that my slogan “Return to Normalcy” was grammatically incorrect because “normalcy” should have been “normality.” But someone found that “normalcy” had been listed in dictionaries as far back as 1857. I did popularize another word that we used in the Midwest. “Bloviating” meant speaking for as long as the occasion warranted and saying nothing.

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


Henry_KissingerI signed the Helsinki Accords as part of the movement called “detente” toward the Soviet Union that my predecessor had started. His Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, continued in that post in my administration.

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