Presidents Quiz – December 2016

  • The theme for 2016-17 in all divisions is Presidential Firsts.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Foreign Affairs. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #25-44 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 2: Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Eugene Debs, W.E.B. Du Bois, Huey Long, Gloria Steinem
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2016-17.
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


As I was being sworn in as president, the financial system of the U.S. was falling apart. In New York, New Orleans, and London, there were commercial and financial failures. By May, banks suspended payment of gold and silver coins for paper money. To this day, economists and historians argue whether my predecessor’s policies caused the panic or whether other forces were involved. My predecessor was from the same party as me.


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 the son of a Baptist preacher who had emigrated from northern Ireland. I graduated from Union College, taught school, and was admitted to the bar. Early in the Civil War, I served as Quartermaster General of the State of New York.


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


By the end of my presidency, I was considered so politically toxic that my successor essentially refused to have anything to do with me between his November election and March inauguration. Shunning the sitting president was not in the nation’s interest. Banks were failing daily and the nation couldn’t wait several months to attack its financial problems.


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


Thanks to a combat injury, I suffered back pain constantly so that I often used crutches or a cane to get around, though rarely in public. In the White House, I usually took a swim late in the morning, ate a quick lunch, then napped for exactly 45 minutes. I loved spy novels, especially James Bond.



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