Think a multiple choice presidential trivia might be easy? Think again!
American Presidents Animaniacs Music Video
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Even with a fun little refresher course on the American Presidents a la the above Animaniacs' music video, we're sure you'll find the questions below challenging.
Use this presidential trivia in the classroom or add it to an inauguration party or Fourth of July event. Omit the multiple choice answers and it's perfect for a game of Jeopardy or a pub night trivia competition too.
Did you know that three U.S. presidents died on the 4th of July?
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826. Five years later to the day James Monroe died.
Do you know which president was BORN on the 4th of July? Do you know which presidents had unusual pets? How many presidents faced impeachment?
Enjoy using this presidential trivia to discover how well you and your guests know the historical facts of the men who've held the highest office in the United States of America.
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01. b. Quincy Adams (Adams kept his unusual pet in the East Room of the White House.)
02. a. William Harrison (President Harrison died on April 4,1841 of pneumonia, after only 30 days in office.)
03. c. Ronald Reagan (President Reagan was 69, only a few days short of his 70th birthday at inauguration.)
04. a. John F. Kennedy (President Kennedy was 43 years old at his inauguration, making him the youngest elected president; however, Theodore Roosevelt was actually the youngest to become president (42) when he succeeded President McKinley who had been assassinated.)
05. c. James Madison (President Madison was 5'4" making him the shortest president in history. Benjamin Harrison and Martin Van Buren followed closely at 5'6".)
06. a. Dolley Madison (This term was first used in 1849 by Zachary Taylor at the state funeral of Dolley Madison. The term was later popularized in 1877 when the title was given to Lucy Ware Webb Hayes.)
07. b. 4 (Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy were all assassinated while in office.)
08. a. 6 (Presidents Jackson, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Ford, Reagan all had unsuccessful attempts on their lives.)
09. d. Calvin Coolidge (President Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872.)
10. b. $25,000 (President Washington received $25,000 a year for his duties compared at the current presidential salary of $400,000.)
11. a. Thomas Woodrow Wilson
12. d. Grover Cleveland
13. c. John Tyler (President Tyler had fifteen children from two separate marriages, fathering his last child when he was 70 years old, just two years before his death.)
14. d. James Buchanan (After a broken engagement and the subsequent death of his former fiancee, Buchanan vowed to never marry.)
15. b. Ronald Reagan (It is said that President Reagan earned this nickname due to his ability to avoid blame during scandals.)
16. a. Gerald Ford (Ford was appointed vice-president when Spiro Agnew resigned. He was the first person ever to be appointed to the vice presidency. He later became president when Richard Nixon resigned his office on August 9, 1974.)
17. d. Grover Cleveland (President Cleveland served his first term from 1885-89 and his second term from 1893-97, following President Benjamin Harrison's stint in office.)
18. a. Thomas Jefferson(President Bush made this comment at a ceremony commemorating the 265th birthday of President Jefferson.)
19. b. Abigail Fillmore(First Lady Fillmore had the bathtub installed during her husband's 1850-53 term in office.)
20. c. James Madison
21. d. Martin Van Buren (President Van Buren was born December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York. He was the first president to be born an American citizen. He was also the first president to have Dutch, rather than English, as his first language.)
22. c. Andrew Johnson (President Johnson was impeached twice. The first was in 1867, which was simply a list of complaints. In 1868, the accusation was that President Johnson had violated the Tenure of Office Act when he removed Edward Stanton as Secretary of War and replaced him with Lorenzo Thomas. In both cases, the Senate could not come up with the two-thirds majority needed to convict so Johnson was acquitted of all charges.)
23. b. Theodore Roosevelt (President Roosevelt was given the prize in 1906 for arbitrating the end of the Russo-Japanese War.)
24. a. Martin Van Buren (President Van Buren was nicknamed "Old Kinderhook" after his hometown. This was later shortened to O.K. and the phrase "It's OK" was born. This eventually evolved to the official work "okay".)
25. c. Dwight D. Eisenhower (President Eisenhower loved to cook and is known for his recipe for vegetable soup which can be found online if you wish to try it.)
26. a. William Clinton (President Clinton played in a trio called "Three Blind Mice".)
27. d. John F. Kennedy
28. c. James (Six Presidents had the first name James including: Presidents Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter (although inaugurated officially using the name "Jimmy"). The next most common name is "John" with four presidents bearing this name including: Adams, Quincy Adams, Tyler and Kennedy.)
29. b. James Buchanan (President Buchanan received a herd of elephants as a gift from the King of Siam. He also had a pair of bald eagles and a dog.)
30. b. Herbert C. Hoover
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Add this presidential trivia to an inauguration party, 4th of July event, trivia party, or pub night. The multiple choice questions also make for a fun quiz for teachers to use in the classroom.