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For Presidents Day
PostPosted: 02/20/2006 10:36 AM Reply with quote
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How well do you know our presidents?  Here are the first five questions


1. Which two presidents signed the Declaration of Independence?

a. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
b. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin
c. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
d. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin

2. Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?

a. Lee Harvey Oswald
b. John Wilkes Booth
c. Mark David Chapman
d. James Earl Ray

3. Who was the smallest president? (Weighing 100 pounds, standing 5 feet, 4 inches tall.)

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. John Quincy Adams
d. James Madison Jr.

4. What was the nickname of Lyndon B. Johnson's wife?

a. Lady Fish
b. Lady Bird
c. Lady Cat
d. Sweetheart

5. Who was the only president to pay off the national debt?

a. Andrew Jackson
b. James A. Garfield
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Answers for the first five: Crying or Very sad

1. C; 2. B; 3. D; 4. B; 5. A;

Questions 6 through 10:

6. What are the animals representing the two political parties?

a. Cat and mouse
b. Moose and squirrel
c. Bull and bear
d. Donkey and elephant

7. Which president is responsible for changing George Washington's birthday into Presidents Day, fostering a notion that it is a day to commemorate all U.S. presidents?

a. John F. Kennedy
b. Gerald Ford
c. Jimmy Carter
d. Richard M. Nixon

8. Who was the first president to ride in an airplane?

a. Grover Cleveland
b. Franklin D. Roosevelt
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Herbert Hoover

9. How many U.S. presidents did not attend college?

a. Nine
b. Seven
c. Five
d. Two

10. Who was the first presidential wife to be referred to as "The First Lady?"

a. Martha Washington
b. Mary Todd Lincoln
c. Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
d. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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What?!   No one wants to play the Presidents Day quiz?


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Then forget the quiz. Here is some Presidents Day Trivia


Presidential Firsts

George Washington was the first President to be on a postage stamp. His face is also on the $1 bill and the quarter.

John Adams was the first President to live in the White House. Mrs. Adams hung her wash in the East Room.

Thomas Jefferson was the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, DC. and he grew the first tomatoes in America. He was also the first President to shake hands instead of bow.

James Madison was the first President to wear long trousers instead of knee breeches, every day.

Andrew Jackson was the first President to ride on a train.

Millard Fillmore was the first President to have a bathtub with running water. He was also the first President to have a stove in the White House.

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first President to have a telephone in the White House.

Benjamin Harrison was the first President to have a Christmas Tree in the White House.

James Buchanan was the first unmarried man to be elected President.

Abraham Lincoln was the first President to be assassinated.

Andrew Johnson never went to school. His wife taught him to read and write.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to ride in a car. He was the first American to receive a Nobel Prize. He received it in 1906 for helping to settle the Russo-Japanese War.

William Howard Taft was the first President to have a car at the White House. He was also the first President to throw out the first ball at the beginning of the Major League Baseball season in 1910.

Woodrow Wilson was the first President to hold regular news briefings.

Calvin Coolidge was the first President to make a radio broadcast.

Herbert Hoover's son Alan had pet alligators that meandered around the White House.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first to appear on television when he opened the New York World's Fair in 1939. He was the first President to appoint a woman, Frances Perkins, as a Cabinet member (Secretary of Labor.) He was also the first President to have a Presidential plane.

John F. Kennedy was the first Catholic elected President. He was also the first President who was a Boy Scout.

The first President to resign from office was Richard Milhous Nixon.

Jimmy Carter was the first President to be born in a hospital.

Ronald Reagan was the first President to have been divorced and the first to wear contact lens.

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