Presidents Quiz – October 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. Although ill health during my childhood made formal schooling impossible, at age 20, I successfully passed the entrance requirements for the second-year class at the University of North Carolina.

  2. I was the first president to be served with a subpoena. I refused to make the court appearance that the legal paper ordered, but my refusal was never challenged in court. I said I was too busy to travel from Washington to Richmond to testify, but I did provide the documents the court was seeking and volunteered to be examined in Washington.

  3. While I was president, a huge Kansas posse, including Missouri “border ruffians,” swept into Lawrence, Kansas, with the intent of striking terror among the rising free-state population. Although no one was killed, homes and businesses were pillaged, and the story of the “Sack of Lawrence” ignited antislavery men across the North.

  4. I signed a bill authorizing the relocation of the nation’s capital from Philadelphia to Washington.

  5. My signing of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 quickly alienated many Whigs.


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. While I was president, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, one of the first attempts by the U.S. to regulate immigration along racial lines

  2. I grew up on a farm where I spent much of my childhood outdoors fishing and hunting. After graduating from college, I moved with my wife Caroline to Indianapolis where I passed the bar exam and became a lawyer.

  3. As a boy, I had poor eyesight. Once my family got me glasses, I read every book in the local library. I served more than four years as president. I issued an executive order desegregating the military.

  4. After my tumultuous presidency, I returned to my home state and remained active in the Democratic Party. I ran unsuccessfully in various congressional elections but was eventually elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the only former president to serve there.

  5. As a commissary sergeant at the Battle of Antietam, I bravely risked enemy fire to bring food and coffee to my comrades. After the war, I sought an Army career until my father told me he had “never thought that soldiers amounted to much in times of peace.”


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