Presidents Quiz – December 2012

This month’s theme: Presidents and Christmas

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

#1-12: Before I was president, I spent one Christmas night crossing the Delaware River in dreadful conditions. I was at Valley Forge, PA, for the next Christmas.


#13-24: I am credited with being the first President to have a Christmas tree inside the White House. My wife Caroline, an artist, helped decorate the tree, which was lit with candles.

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. 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
34. Dwight Eisenhower

#25-34: My First Lady, Edith, issued invitations to 600 chlidren to a Christmas party where adults and nurses were not admitted except to attend to the most timid of children. Our guests feasted on creamed oysters among other things.


#35-44: My wife and I spent four of the six Christmases of my presidency at our ranch. On December 23 of my last year in the White House, I sent Christmas greetings to our troops in Southeast Asia, including my two sons-in-law.

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

Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2012-13.

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