Presidents Quiz – June 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


At age 68, I was the nation’s oldest chief executive until 69-year-old Ronald Reagan took office over 125 years later. Two powerful Congressmen from my party edited and contributed to my inaugural speech. I indicated that, as president, I generally planned to follow the lead of Congress. To show my hardiness, I dressed lightly on a bitter cold day for my speech. But all I actually showed was fool-hardiness. Within a few days, I caught a cold that soon developed into pneumonia.


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 was described as a “Book-Trained Soldier.” My wife was the daughter of a trustee of Hiram College. She and I had known each other since childhood. I studied law and was certified as an attorney the year the Civil War began. I volunteered for the army and was made a colonel. Many of my men were my former students who were eager to follow me into battle.


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


During my presidency, 600 U.S. Marines landed at Guantanamo, Cuba. They were the first of what eventually became a force of 17,000 troops. Congress passed the War Revenue Act, which generated about $150 million a year from taxes on beer, tobacco, amusements, and some business transactions. I used the term “Manifest Destiny” from the Polk Administration to justify annexing Hawaii.


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


Signs like the one shown below were common because of the Oil Crisis that began when members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) proclaimed an oil embargo. They wanted to punish the U.S. because of our involvement in the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East. During the embargo, the price of oil rose from $3 per barrel to nearly $12. Gasoline has never been nearly as cheap as it was before the embargo.




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