Presidents Quiz – September 2019

For 2019-20, the Presidents Groupings are as follows:

  • El/Mid: #1-17 (1-8 in the first round, 9-17 in the second round)
  • Jr/Sr: #1-17 in the first round, #16-33 in the second round

The Themes are all divisions will be Scandals, and Jr/Sr also plays Foreign Affairs.

Identify the president from each clue.

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
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson


  1. I completed my initial education from a private academy located in the outskirts of Paris. I later enrolled at the Leiden University in the Netherlands.

  2. When the Civil War broke out, I tried to broker a peace deal between the two sides. When that failed, I followed my state, not my country, and served in the Confederate Congress.

  3. I am one of eight presidents who owned slaves while they held office. My wife’s fortune put me into the top ranks of planters in our home state. When we married, we lived in her family’s house in New Kent County.

  4. In 1930, Mrs. Herbert Hoover redecorated the White House Rose Drawing Room and named it after me. She stocked it with reproductions of the French furniture I ordered when I was president.

  5. I was a captain in the War of 1812, a colonel in the Black Hawk War, and a brigadier general in the Second Seminole War.


16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland
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


  1. I was the last president to be born in a log cabin. My father died when I was only 18 months old. I worked my way through school at the Geauga Academy.

  2. Nine days after I was elected president, Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis was appointed baseball’s first commissioner. Several months later, Landis ruled all eight players indicted in the “Black Sox Scandal” were ineligible to play professional baseball any more.

  3. Six years before I was elected president, I began work on an appeal before my state’s Supreme Court on my first large case for a railroad. During this time, the party I belonged to when I served in the U.S. House of Representatives was in process of dissolving.

  4. I spent my early professional life as a lawyer. My opposition to slavery drove me to join the new Republican Party. I was wounded multiple times during the Civil War.

  5. I became a slaveholder when I married Julia Dent, whose family owned a plantation outside of St. Louis. My family hated the practice of slavery so much that they refused to attend the wedding.


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