Presidents Quiz – April 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


I did not hold any political office before being elected to the nation’s highest office. My party touted me as a war hero but I also appealed to the opposite party because I was a slave holder. I did not serve two terms as president.


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


I helped establish a university in my native state and served as its first chancellor. I was serving as state comptroller when I agreed to run for national office. I did not even meet my running mate until after the election.


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


Fearing it was losing the race for dominance of the passenger-ship industry while I was president, Great Britain commissioned the Cunard Line to build two gigantic liners, the Lusitania and the Mauritania. The Admiralty required Cunard to build the ships so that, in the event of war, they could be readily equipped with naval artillery and used as “armed auxiliary cruisers.”


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


My First Lady started the “Just Say No” campaign against drug use. She traveled more than a quarter million miles in the U.S. and abroad to discuss prevention and to visit rehab centers. I pushed Congress to increase the sentences of those using drugs as well as those selling them. That led to a dramatic increase in the prison population that continues to this day.



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