Presidents Quiz – May 2015

  • The theme for 2015-16 in all divisions is Presidential Quotes.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Occupations and Posts. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #1-24 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 3: Henry Clay, Benjamin Franklin, William Lloyd Garrison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Marshall, Daniel Webster
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2015-16.
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


“My country has … contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever … [man’s] imagination conceived.” I said that about the vice-presidency. I served on the Committee of Five with Benjamin Franklin.

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


After attending Miami University, where I served as president of the Union Literary Society, I become a lawyer and served as city attorney in Indianapolis. My political career was interrupted by service in the Civil War.

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


This statement of mine caught the nation’s attention. “I fired MacArthur because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the president.” Although that action made me unpopular with the public, historians rate me high on the list of presidents.

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


President Ford asked me to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). I didn’t want the job but felt it was my duty to accept. After leaving this position, I became chairperson of a bank in Houston and taught part-time at Rice University’s business school.

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