Presidents Quiz – November 2014

  • The theme for 2014-15 in all divisions is Slogans.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Domestic Affairs. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #25-44 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 4: Cesar Chavez, John Foster Dulles, Sandra Day O’Connor, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Kissinger
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2014-15.
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


Even though my party controlled Congress, I was constantly at odds with them. The pettiest attack came when they refused to appropriate money for the upkeep of the White House. As a result, I was forced to pay these costs out of my own limited resources. Nevertheless, aided by my young, beautiful second wife, I became one of the most gracious and sociable presidents.

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 lived in the White House when the Radical Republicans controlled Congress. They passed the first and second Force Acts to protect the rights granted by the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. The third Force Act authorized the president to use military force against terrorist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. I invoked this law to declare martial law in South Carolina where Klan violence had become an epidemic.

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


According to the writer H. L. Mencken, my “ideal day is one on which nothing whatever happens.” A recent historian wrote about me, “The country wanted nothing done, and he did nothing.” I was efficient, logical, and organized, but I never looked ahead for troubles down the road. Mencken wrote about me, “The United States went slam-bang down the hill – and he lived just long enough to see it fetch up with a horrible bump at the bottom.”

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 years as president were marked by considerable unrest within the country, particularly during my last year in office. Gunmen assassinated former Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X in Harlem. Four days of rioting began in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles after police beat an African-American youth for drunken driving. James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis. Six weeks later, Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy.

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