U.S. Presidential Trivia #1

Can you name these Presidents based on a short clue?
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Last updated: January 20, 2021
First submittedJuly 2, 2011
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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
to conserve energy
Jimmy Carter
Papers said he lost to Dewey
Harry Truman
Oldest age
Joe Biden
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
First 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 82
Aug 6, 2014
What about Warren G Harding and Bill Clinton?
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Level 58
Aug 6, 2014
What about them?
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Level 82
Aug 6, 2014
both often given credit for preceding Obama.
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Level 54
Aug 6, 2014
And Bush.
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Level 53
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 37
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 84
Nov 12, 2020
Warren G certainly did like to regulate .
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Level 50
Feb 4, 2021
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Level 33
Aug 7, 2014
Cannot believe that I forgot it was FDR who had polio. I feel like an idiot.
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2015
Don't. He made a very concerted effort to hide any evidence of it.
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Level 81
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 37
Jun 2, 2021
Well I could fully recite each presidents inauguration speech at 2 months.
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Level 57
Jun 18, 2021
I was president
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Level 71
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 51
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 78
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 ∞
Jan 20, 2021
My personal belief is that most legislation and Presidential action in the last 30 or 40 years has been harmful, so vacation days should be a badge of honor. We need more Calvin Coolidge type Presidents.
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2021
ugh. wow that comes across as... myopic. We need more Teddy Roosevelt type presidents. Not more Bushes and Trumps. Though I guess the latter prove you can still do a lot of damage even when you spend most of your time on vacation, tweeting, or watching television. But presidents who did nothing and took a hand-off approach, when there is so much presently that needs aggressive fixing, would be far worse that one that actually had a positive vision and agenda and cared about getting stuff done. You want to leave everything to Congress? Or the free hand of the market? That doesn't mean that there won't be people meddling. All it means is that the corrupt greedy plutocrats, oligarchs, and hostile foreign autocrats who are already mostly running the show will be able to do so completely unimpeded. This is the chief problem with Anarchy and Libertarianism, too. You're voluntarily surrendering agency and sovereignty. Power vacuums will be filled.
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Level 71
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 56
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 33
Dec 6, 2017
Trump is now the oldest right?
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2017
No. 70 when inaugurated
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Level 81
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 82
Dec 7, 2017
But Ronald Reagan was inaugurated twice. The 2nd time he was 73.
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Level 82
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 66
Apr 30, 2021

Not anymore.

Joe Biden was older at his inauguration (78 years, 61 days) than Reagan was when he left office (77 years, 349 days).

DJT previously held the inaugural age record (70 years, 220 days), but, thank god, only served one term.

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Level 59
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 67
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 84
Jan 20, 2021
OK, list all the presidents of Equatorial Guinea since independence. As soon as you type in "Nguema", you're done! Five points!
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Level 49
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 8
Apr 22, 2018
Got them all Guessed on some
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Level 71
Jun 6, 2018
Find this easy?..... try US President's Anagram quiz.........here it is
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Level 59
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 72
Aug 28, 2018
I think you could already add 'lied the most' because we all know who that person is
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2018
For the memoirs question, I first guessed the more literary-minded presidents, including Jefferson a second time.

Then, since Trump wasn't president yet when this was made and never would have been the answer to that question anyway, I guessed the only president since 1932 that was not an answer to any of the other questions--poor Ike. Then I guessed the only other president since 1901 not to make an appearance (Hoover deserves to be left out).

Then I gave up and got the answer by typing in the names of all the presidents who had not been the answer to any of the other question. Still had enough time left that I might have made it through to McKinley, the last one I hadn't already guessed and wasn't an answer to one of the other questions.

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Level 57
Mar 25, 2019
Cool story bro
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2020
There will now be a second catholic president!
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2020
And a new Oldest President too
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Level 67
Nov 12, 2020
Just what I was going to say, but you beat me to it! :)
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Level 48
Dec 2, 2020
Just gotta wait until January 20th.
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2021
"Oldest age" is a bit vague. Biden was the oldest at inauguration, but Reagan was older at the end of his 2nd term.
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Level ∞
Jan 31, 2021
False. Biden was older at the start of his term than Reagan was at the end of his.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_age

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Level 85
Mar 11, 2021
I'm old enough to remember when people thought John McCain was too old in 2008!
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Level 50
Feb 4, 2021
haha, I didn't realize the quiz was updated and got Biden wrong. Dummy!
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Level 24
Feb 18, 2021
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Scoring

You scored 7/26 = 27%

This beats or equals 15% of test takers

The average score is 17

Your high score is 7

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Level 67
Mar 18, 2021
Fun fact: A lot of historians think that James Buchanan might have been gay. In addition to never marrying, he was known for having an oddly close relationship with a colleague.
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2021
This is wild. I can't believe I've never heard of this.
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Level 56
May 3, 2021
The same is thought about J. Edgar Hoover as well. Strange how many of these powerful macho leaders who persecuted deviants and spied on sexual exploits of other people were often involved in some odd stuff themselves, to be so vigilant about it.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2021
ok can someone explain the george w bush one?
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Level 58
Apr 30, 2021
Can someone just explain George W Bush?
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2021
This pretty much sums it up: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-27/youtube-video-of-george-w-bush-in-rain-poncho-at-inauguration/8217106?nw=0
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2021
Should add a "twice impeached" clue
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2021
Surprised no one has mentioned this yet - FDR was diagnosed with polio at the time, but there is significant evidence that he had a different paralytic disease called Guillain–Barré syndrome.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic_illness_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt

I believe the clue could be changed to "was paralyzed while in office" and would still be correct.

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Level 34
May 1, 2021
obama last name pls?
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Level 76
May 7, 2021
Obama's last name is Obama. Always glad to help.
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Level 56
May 3, 2021
Wow. I forgot Biden as the oldest president, because it seems like he isn't even president at all. Aside from the election arguments, we also never see him except for a few orchestrated moments, where he rambles like someone with Alzheimers.
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Level 66
May 4, 2021
User name checks out.