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U.S. Presidential Trivia Quiz #2

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Clue
President
First president
Longest term (12 years)
Played football at Michigan
Had an affinity for McDonald's
Only Hawaiian-born president
Youngest (42 years)
Marilyn Monroe sang
"happy birthday" to him
WWII general
Shortest term (31 days)
Was a Hollywood actor
Was once a peanut farmer
Served as director of the CIA
Lived at Monticello
Clue
President
Only Federalist president
Shortest (5'4")
Made Thanksgiving an official holiday
Last to wear a powdered wig
Earned highest % of popular vote
Discovered a proof to the
Pythagorean theorem
His middle name was merely an initial
The first "dark horse" candidate
On the $500 bill
Only president with a MBA degree
Namesake of a famous dam
Native Dutch speaker
Served on the Supreme Court
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President
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level 45
Aug 24, 2014
Am I right in thinking that the S in Ulysses S Grant doesn't stand for anything either?
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level 60
Aug 24, 2014
I think you're right. His first name at birth was Hiram and him middle name was Ulysses.
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level 60
Aug 24, 2014
But the clue is still correct.
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level 77
Sep 24, 2014
@Erikthev, correct, but ambiguous.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2014
It stands for "So what"
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level 52
Feb 12, 2015
It stands for Simpson
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level 24
Oct 9, 2016
Ulysses middle name was Simpson
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level 31
Jan 5, 2018
It stands for Shaquan
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level 39
Jan 5, 2018
It stands up, does a twirl and sits back down.
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level 24
Jan 6, 2018
He legally changed his name to Ulysses Simpson grant
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level 46
Aug 24, 2014
it was concocted because of his nickname Unconditional Surrender "US".
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level 60
Aug 24, 2014
Please tell us your source, I've never heard that one.
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level 66
Aug 26, 2014
The nickname Unconditional Surrender came from the battle of Fort Donelson in 1862. It may have stuck because of his initials, but it wasn't what concocted his middle initial.
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level 40
Aug 24, 2014
The "S" in Ulysses S. Grant stands for Simpson.
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level 60
Aug 24, 2014
The S was intended to be for Simpson (erroneously done by Hamer when he nominated Grant for the United States Military Academy using Grant's mother's maiden name) but Grant never took it as such and kept it as just 'S'. His nickname was 'Sam' at the Academy as his 'initials' were U.S. and taken as 'Uncle Sam'!
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level 18
Aug 24, 2014
The middle initial "S" was mistakenly given to him by an officer who recommended him to West Point. The officer thought his middle name was his mother's maiden name. His friends called him Sam, but the initial did not have any official name connected to it. Pretty sure I am remembering this correctly.
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level 28
Aug 24, 2014
"What does the S stand for in Ulys.'s name? in mine you know it does not stand for anything!" -- U.S. Grant to Julia Grant, March 31, 1853 "In answer to your letter of a few days ago asking what 'S' stands for in my name I can only state *nothing* [italicized]. It was a mistake made by Senator Morris of Ohio when application was first made for my appointment as Cadet to West Point. …I tried on entering West Point to correct this mistake but failing, after I received my Diploma and Commission, with the 'S' inserted, adopted it and have so signed my name ever since." -- U.S. Grant to Elihu Washburne, June 23, 1864
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level 53
Aug 24, 2014
Obama was born in Kenya.
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level 53
Aug 24, 2014
Just kidding. I like to stir up a bit of excitement. Good quiz by the way.
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level 71
Aug 25, 2014
Kenya, HI. ?
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level 49
Aug 25, 2014
I looked in the comments specifically to find this comment. ... Thanks.
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level 56
Aug 26, 2014
Yep - Hawaii, Kenya (it does exist).
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level 72
Jan 5, 2018
Welcome to the Hawaii Shopping Centre in Eldoret, Kenya!
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level 40
Oct 3, 2016
Actually, I believe that the term is "derivative" citizenship. (Having derived citizenship from one's parent(s) being naturally born American citizens. In the case of Bush, I believe that it was his grandfather (George H. W. Bush's father) who has born in Mexico and in the case of John McCain, the Panama Canal Zone was American territory at time wasn't it? - And now, to Barack Obama; He was born in Hawaii in either 1961 or 1962. Hawaii became the 50th STATE in 1959, at least two years BEFORE HE WAS BORN.
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level 38
Sep 7, 2017
Hawaii became an organized incorporated territory on August 12, 1898, meaning that the Constitution applied there and anyone born on that land was a natural-born U.S citizen. So even if Obama had been born before August of 1959 (which he wasn't, he was born in 1961), then he still would have been a natural born citizen. Not to mention the fact that his mother was born in Kansas, and so being her son also made him a citizen at birth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territory_of_Hawaii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama
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level 50
Jan 5, 2018
Didn't George Washington win 100% of the popular vote?
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level 71
Jan 5, 2018
It's a little complicated. In the United States' first election only 6 of 10 states had anything like a popular vote and fewer than 2% of the population in those states participated. Washington is said to have won 100% of the popular vote in Virginia but just above 90% overall. I can see why this wouldn't count. But then, Jefferson won 73% of the popular vote in 1804 (to Johnson's 61.1%), Madison won 65% in 1808, Monroe got 68% in 1816... so I'm not sure where this stat comes from maybe it ought to say the biggest margin in a "modern" election?
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level 55
Jan 16, 2018
Actually, Monroe got an even higher percentage (80.6%) in 1820. The Federalists (the opposition party) were so weak that they didn't even appoint a candidate, so Monroe ran basically unopposed.
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level 44
Jan 5, 2018
not enough time. needs at least another minute.
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level 67
Jan 5, 2018
Trump has an affinity for McDonald's, too. Although if you're going to use past tense, i.e., "had", then we'll have to wait unitl he's out of office (insert joke here) for that to be an acceptable answer.
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level 60
Jan 5, 2018
That was my first guess, too, until I looked at the date of the quiz. I remember the photo of him eating McDonald's.
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level 66
Jan 6, 2018
Apparently he chooses it because he is afraid of being poisoned!
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level 33
Jan 5, 2018
Disappointed they didn’t accept trump as the last one to wear a powdered wig...
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level 72
Jan 5, 2018
I believe it's called a toupee...
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level 71
Jan 7, 2018
it's his real hair it just looks ridiculous.
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