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U.S. Presidential Trivia Quiz

Based on the clue, name the President.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Aug 02, 2014
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Clue
President
Only African-American president
Only president to resign
Hated broccoli
Wore sweaters in the White House
Papers said he lost to Dewey
Oldest (77 years)
Served non-consecutive terms
First Republican president
Fought 13 duels
Reputation damaged by the
Teapot Dome scandal
Played the saxophone
Never elected as President or VP
Only Catholic president
Clue
President
Founded the University of Virginia
Most vacation days (1,020)
Had polio
Lived at Mount Vernon
Famously taciturn
Once led Princeton University
Conducted business on the toilet
Heaviest (300-350 lbs)
Grandfather was also President
His memoirs called
"a literary masterpiece"
Only president to never marry
First to win a Nobel Peace Prize
First to be impeached
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level 70
Aug 6, 2014
What about Warren G Harding and Bill Clinton?
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level 61
Aug 6, 2014
What about them?
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level 70
Aug 6, 2014
both often given credit for preceding Obama.
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level 52
Aug 6, 2014
And Bush.
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level 34
Aug 6, 2014
i bet obama breaks the bush's record for vacation days
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level 69
Aug 7, 2014
That isn't likely. He'd have to be on vacation about 3/4 of his remaining time in office to have any hope of catching Bush at this point.
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level 56
Apr 13, 2015
Perhaps, but the number of vacation days Bush took is a bit deceitful as many of them were working vacations at his ranch. I'm not sure that Obama can claim the same thing with his vacations.
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level 68
Jun 18, 2015
In my book, cutting shrubbery doesn't count as doing presidential work.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2014
I bet whether he does or not Fox News viewers will believe that he did.
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level 45
Oct 29, 2014
kalbahamut, what the $&(@# does Fox News have to do with anything? Bet CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, CNN, HLN ... viewers would say 'duhhh, huh?" to this and most other issues critical of Pres. Obama since such things are rarely covered unless the story ultimately ends with either "it's Bush's fault" or "but Bush did it first/worst/too" - which is always a great (and mature)debate response. Additionally, many of those critical of Obama would not hold Bush out as a posterboy for great President's either. That's like saying, "well Obama is just as good as Carter." Neither are real compelling arguments.
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level 44
Mar 10, 2016
The responses to your comment Kalabahamut, show the problem with cable news today. Those who hate President Obama believe that the ONLY entity that tells 'the truth' is Fox News...it is the mark of a con that a con artist gets his/her mark to ONLY accept information from him/herself and to distrust any outside source. The reason that President George W. Bush taking the most vacation days in history never took too much flak from Liberals is that there were REAL things about his historically awful tenure to complain about. Liberals understand that there ARE no real vacation days as president, and there haven't been for a while now: the job is wherever the president happens to be, whether in the White House, Camp David, or anywhere else. The president is always the president no matter where he/she is, and Conservatives complain about Obama's vacation days because they DON'T have real things to complain about. When you're left mocking teleprompters and vacation days, you're losing.
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level 43
Jan 15, 2015
Obama has been on vacation about 200 days or something the last time I checked. It has gone up a little since then but basically eh would have to spend the rest of his time in offfice on vacation to even come close
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level 22
Aug 16, 2015
HA too true. He's probably the prez that's traveled the most and not have done much for our country, other than sinking it
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level 23
Feb 4, 2015
One thing is for sure... Obama will hold the record for most rounds of golf played while president!
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level 44
Mar 10, 2016
It'll be hard to catch Eisenhower and Wilson.
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level 63
Jun 15, 2017
This comment has aged beautifully in light of trumps golf habit. :)
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level 60
Jul 23, 2016
Look, the president, whether he is in Hawaii or cutting down trees in Texas, or golfing, or in Martha's Vineyard or Kennebunkport - is the president. He gets a daily security briefing, he gets calls, makes decisions. He maybe gets away from the White House, but it's not hardly a vacation.
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level 29
Aug 7, 2014
Cannot believe that I forgot it was FDR who had polio. I feel like an idiot.
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level 51
Jan 22, 2015
Don't. He made a very concerted effort to hide any evidence of it.
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level 71
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 43
Oct 1, 2014
Vacation days question shows a political slant. Let's keep this fun for everyone by being apolitical.
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level 3
Oct 17, 2014
I think the fact that more than half the people got it right shows it isn't a political slant, it's just a memorable piece of trivia.
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level 45
Oct 29, 2014
BS. Especially since many of Bush's 'vacation days' were while working at his personal residence - more of a working vacation. Not unlike 'vacationing' at Camp David. Bet if question was "How many rounds of golf played while in office?" RobbyOwen would think differently whether or not question had a political slant. I agree with oxfordyj, keep politics out of trivia quiz - particularly contemporary politics. Time will give perspective and true context of importance of such trivial politics.
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level 59
Jan 18, 2015
Let's keep political issues out of a quiz about political figures. All right!
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level 22
Aug 16, 2015
Right...
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Oct 26, 2016
I don't necessarily see taking vacation days as a bad thing. Good leaders delegate. I'd prefer to have a well-rested President than a frazzled one.
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level 55
Nov 15, 2016
I'm no fan of Bush, but it's a shallow metric by which to judge his work ethic any way you slice it. I've never seen any evidence that his responsibilities suffered because of his extra vacation.
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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 72
May 1, 2015
I agree Kennedy's religion should not be a big deal. This is a trivia quiz...
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level 71
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 43
Jul 3, 2015
It was considered a big deal in 1960, when Kennedy had to cope with the persistent claims that he would be more loyal to the Pope than to the U.S. His speech to a pastors' conference in Houston during the presidential campaign was a significant turning point for him. And it is a distinctive bit of trivia today, just as is Taft's weight and Obama's father's race.
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level 70
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 56
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 41
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 46
Nov 16, 2016
What?
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level 66
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 40
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 63
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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Jul 12, 2017
Amen to that!
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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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