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U.S. Presidential Trivia Quiz

Based on the clue, name the President.
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Last updated: August 02, 2014
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Clue
President
Only African-American president
Barack Obama
Only president to resign
Richard Nixon
Hated broccoli
George H.W. Bush
Wore sweaters in the White House
Jimmy Carter
Papers said he lost to Dewey
Harry Truman
Oldest (77 years)
Ronald Reagan
Served non-consecutive terms
Grover Cleveland
First Republican president
Abraham Lincoln
Fought 13 duels
Andrew Jackson
Reputation damaged by the
Teapot Dome scandal
Warren Harding
Played the saxophone
Bill Clinton
Never elected as President or VP
Gerald Ford
Only Catholic president
John F. Kennedy
Clue
President
Founded the University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Most vacation days (1,020)
George W. Bush
Had polio
Franklin Roosevelt
Lived at Mount Vernon
George Washington
Famously taciturn
Calvin Coolidge
Once led Princeton University
Woodrow Wilson
Conducted business on the toilet
Lyndon Johnson
Heaviest (300-350 lbs)
William Taft
Grandfather was also President
Benjamin Harrison
His memoirs called
"a literary masterpiece"
Ulysses S. Grant
Only president to never marry
James Buchanan
First to win a Nobel Peace Prize
Theodore Roosevelt
First to be impeached
Andrew Johnson
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level 73
Aug 6, 2014
What about Warren G Harding and Bill Clinton?
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level 59
Aug 6, 2014
What about them?
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level 73
Aug 6, 2014
both often given credit for preceding Obama.
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level 55
Aug 6, 2014
And Bush.
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level 51
Dec 6, 2017
well anyone can tell you that the great Warren G. was the first black president, not Obama. ;)
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level 39
Dec 10, 2017
It was often rumored that Warren Harding had Black ancestors. DNA tests in the mid -1990's determined that he had no Black blood going at least as far back as twenty generations. (That should satisfy even the most rabid White Supremacist). As for Bill Clinton, I believe it was Toni Morrison who jokingly referred to him as "Black" because of the impeachment, his saxophone playing ability and the fact that he was the first candidate, since Bobby Kennedy, who seemed to genuinely care for the downtrodden in American society.
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level 30
Aug 7, 2014
Cannot believe that I forgot it was FDR who had polio. I feel like an idiot.
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level 55
Jan 22, 2015
Don't. He made a very concerted effort to hide any evidence of it.
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level 74
May 8, 2015
...and the media of the day were very cooperative in playing along. To this day, photos "leaked" of him in his wheelchair are EXTREMELY rare.
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level 14
Oct 19, 2014
All of it in 32 seconds I've known presidents since 4 this nothing
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level 26
Apr 27, 2015
I don't get why it is significant that Kennedy was Catholic. What religion he followed shouldn't be stereotyped or criticized because of Kennedy's performance as president. Maybe that's just me.
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level 74
May 1, 2015
I agree Kennedy's religion should not be a big deal. This is a trivia quiz...
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level 74
May 8, 2015
It's an interesting piece of trivia that there's only been one President who's an adherent of one of the larger religions of the world, and (I think) the largest of the western world.
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level 72
Oct 20, 2015
Did some digging on the whole vacation days thing, and there are many different numbers used out there. The best statement I found is: "There’s no such thing as a true non-working vacation for the president." So screw "vacation days," they are a completely arbitrary metric.
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level 55
Apr 5, 2017
and yet the question and answer remain the same whether you find it offensive or not....trivia is amazing!
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level 65
Dec 6, 2017
I agree, and I didn't support GWB or the current president, but I think a better measure is days away from the White House. That would be a way to factually state it, without implying whether or not the President did any actual work while away. Of course that equates trips to Asia or the G20 with golf trips in Honolulu or days cutting brush in Midland, Texas. But its measurable, not arbitrary, and not political - doesn't place a value judgment on those days' activities.
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level 40
May 2, 2016
Some suggestions for the candidates.. First president to suffocate under his own Whig - Trump. First president to die within three seconds of being nominated - Sanders. Fire president to allow corporations to rent out the White House - Clinton. Fire president who believed that the sun revolves around the earth - Cruz. First president to choke to death whilst eating pizza the wrong way - Kaisich
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level 51
Nov 16, 2016
What?
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level 69
Mar 17, 2017
Why not cover all of them? First President to have served as Vice President; Co-author of the Bill of Rights; Prominent opponent of European colonization of the Americas; Died while serving in the House of Representatives; Only President to speak English as a second language; Held office for only 31 days; His Accidency; The Napoleon of the Stump; Old Rough and Ready; Ran for President as a Know Nothing; Called a doughface by his opponents; Teetotaler; Less well-known than the cartoon character named after him; Collector of Customs at the Port of New York; Last President to have fought in the Civil War; Lent his name to temporary encampments of the homeless and unemployed during his administration; President of Columbia University; Reality show personality.
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level 45
Oct 29, 2017
Why not create your own quiz instead of fault-finding with this one?
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
All that just means there's room for a part 2 of this quiz! You should make it.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
And no, that wasn't sarcastic. Seriously, make the quiz please.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Am I the only one to see the connection between the vitriol spewed here against Presidents George W. Bush and Obama by the right wing and the unrelenting negativity against President Trump? - - - Whatever happened to civility and debate? Aren't they teaching those in schools anymore?
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level 66
Jun 16, 2017
No you are not the only one. Unfortunately the idea of democracy is slowly being eroded by individuals that cannot accept defeat by majority vote. They do not see that by undermining a President and belittling the office they are playing into the hands of their enemies. Very sad.
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level 39
Jul 12, 2017
Amen to that!
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level 73
Dec 6, 2017
People have been crying about a loss of civility in politics since the 1800s. Any negativity directed at Trump is richly deserved.
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level 65
May 26, 2018
Civility in politics is (and always has been) as rare as rocking horse $h!t. That said, I think society's tendedency to characterize other people in absolute terms coupled with the new social media era where people are given a platform to spread their political concepts in circles where they are largely unopposed is leading to more polarization. I would argue that most people are polical moderates, but the "lunatic fringe" on both the right and the left capitalize on this polarization to bring more support to their causes. I don't believe that most people, including presidents, are absolutely good or absolutely evil. People are far more nuanced than that. Understanding those nuances and engaging in intelligent political discourse could improve mistrust and social unrest, but that's just a pipe dream.
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level 39
Jul 12, 2017
I caught that veiled comment about Warren G. Harding and Bill Clinton preceding Barack Obama and I have just one question: Even if it were true, what the hell is so terrible about having Black ancestry? - You'd be surprised how many of you "lily whites" do!
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level 45
Oct 29, 2017
What was veiled about it? Kalbahamut comments on plenty of quizzes and he's not shy about saying what he means. I think you're reading something into his comment that isn't there.
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level 39
Dec 10, 2017
Jennywren21: Your query was answered by Kalbahamut himself in his Dec 6, 2017. .So, no I wasn't reading anything into his original comment that wasn't there. Apology accepted.
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level 73
Dec 6, 2017
I didn't say it was terrible. Why would you assume I thought that? Maybe *you* think that? I personally don't believe race is a thing. That being said, it was widely rumored that Harding "was a negro," and Clinton, though this had nothing to do with his ancestry, was repeatedly called the "first Black president" while in office. For various reasons many people who identified as African-American at the time also identified with him.
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level 39
Dec 12, 2017
Kalbahamut: I realize that you and I don't agree on much, but I was not accusing you of having an issue with my comment. While my response was initially to your first comment, I wasn't referring to you when I said, "what's so terrible..." but to the hypocrites on this site who are so sure that others can't read between the lines. By the way, I am multi-racial, so I guess I do see things from various perspectives.
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level 65
May 27, 2018
Divantilya: What veiled comment? During his election cycle, there were rumors suggesting that Harding was black. It is certain that the intent in that Jim Crow era was to harm his campaign. The genealogical study you cited to put that old rumor to rest. Everybody knows the Clinton thing back then was just a meme. Who was saying on this comment page that having black ancestry is bad?
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level 34
Dec 6, 2017
Trump is now the oldest right?
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level 73
Dec 6, 2017
No. 70 when inaugurated
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level 66
Dec 6, 2017
He'll surpass Reagan's age when he gets to the end of his presidency in January 2025 though.
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level 75
Dec 6, 2017
If is the key word, not when.
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level 74
Dec 6, 2017
If the question were "oldest at the time of inauguration," the answer would be Trump, by about 7 months. To be the oldest ever, he'd have to be re-elected and survive to the end (almost), of his second term.
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
But Ronald Reagan was inaugurated twice. The 2nd time he was 73.
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
and besides that the question is just oldest. Not oldest when inaugurated. So anyway... Trump is currently 71.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2017
This quiz is too US-centric. Why can't you include some leaders of African countries? How are us non-americans to be expected to know these things? I demand that this quiz be remade to include other countries because I cannot fathom the idea that a site with a userbase consisting mostly of Americans would have lots of quizzes focused on America and not have as many for other countries.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2017
it's literally a quiz for US presidents
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level 65
May 26, 2018
No, it's literally a joke.
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level 48
Dec 6, 2017
It's strange that it accepts last names until James Buchanan. I typed in Buchanan and it didn't accept it.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
It did for me. Are you sure you didn't make a typo?
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level 61
Dec 6, 2017
I'll admit I tried Trump for most vacation days and conducting business on the toilet.
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
Trump has tripled Obama's number of vacation days for the same period in his presidency, but he has not been in office long enough to surpass the total number. He needs another year or so for that. However, the total cost to taxpayers to support the current presidential family's lifestyle may have, by some estimates, already exceeded the travel and security expenses for the Obamas over 8 years.
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level 8
Apr 22, 2018
Got them all Guessed on some
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level 66
Jun 6, 2018
Find this easy?..... try US President's Anagram quiz.........here it is
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level 52
Jul 1, 2018
You simply write the name, copy it and then quickly and interchangeably press CTRL+V and the down/up arrow. Got 19 out of 26 like that, while I actually knew the answers to about 5 questions :)
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level 68
Aug 28, 2018
I think you could already add 'lied the most' because we all know who that person is
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