Take another quiz >

Name a Valid U.S. President

Name any U.S. President that belongs in each selected category.
Using names as they appear on the U.S. Presidents Quiz
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by Stewart
Rate:
First submittedApril 11, 2019
Last updatedJune 3, 2019
Times taken14,120
Rating4.97
3:00
Enter president here
0
 / 18 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Name a President…
Answer
less than 50 years old when inaugurated
Theodore Roosevelt, Barack Obama, ...
was previously Vice President
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, ...
with an alliterative name (i.e. initials are AA, BB etc...)
Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, ...
was impeached
Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton
resigned from office
Richard Nixon
has served since the year 2000
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, ...
didn't represent the Democratic or Republican party
George Washington, John Adams, ...
won a Nobel Peace Prize (not necessarily while in office)
Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, ...
was assassinated
Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy ...
died in office (but wasn't assassinated)
Zachary Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, ...
with a one-syllable last name
James K. Polk, William Taft, ...
was born in Massachusetts
John Adams, John F. Kennedy, ...
had no biological children
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, ...
had an illegitimate child (for which DNA evidence exists)
Thomas Jefferson, Warren Harding
whose first name contains the letter "Y"
Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, ...
was elected despite not winning the popular vote
Rutherford B. Hayes, Donald Trump, ...
had a mustache in his official portrait
(but no other facial hair)
Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, ...
graduated from West Point
Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower
+1
level 70
Apr 13, 2019
I'm assuming with an average score thus far of 17/18 that mostly U.S.-centric people are taking this quiz.
+4
level 72
Apr 14, 2019
This quiz wasn't that hard for non-US people (like me) since most of the categories contain at least one famous or recent example.
+4
level 55
Apr 14, 2019
That was the intention. Especially since it was made by a Brit who only knows half the presidents anyway :P (Though I can assure you the answers are correct, I did my research!)
+3
level 76
Apr 14, 2019
it's also just an easy quiz if you know much at all about US presidents. Nothing on here was particularly obscure or hard to guess, for many you just need to know how to spell or pronounce their names.
+4
level 76
Apr 14, 2019
for example, question #1 - guess young presidents, #2 if you don't know Bush, Truman etc just randomly guess you'll get one, #4 Lewinsky scandal pretty famous, #5 Watergate pretty famous, #6 turn on the news, #7 name any old president i.e. Washington.. these are all easy. trickiest ones might be the biological children thing (it's fairly well known Buchanan was the only bachelor president), maybe the illegitimate children thing (fairly well known Jefferson was sleeping with his slave mistress), West Point (guess presidents that were also generals, it's a famous military academy), or maybe the moustaches- the presidents with moustaches are pretty old and many are obscure.
+2
level 67
Apr 15, 2019
Brit here and I found this reasonably tricky. I missed the two on children as well as the West Point question. I should have thought of @Kalbahamut's logic of naming generals but it's tricky against the clock some times. As for the born in Massachusetts question, that could have been any of the Presidents to me. I also managed to miss two easy ones. I thought of one of the answers for the alliterative question but some how after thinking of it I just decided to move on to the next question and not bother to type the answer in. Genius.
+1
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
I guess John Adams for the Massachusetts one. He was famously from Boston, and the lawyer who defended British soldiers after the "Boston Massacre," but I guess not very well known outside of the United States.
+1
level 57
Jun 5, 2019
famous and easy are relative... some things may seem like general knowledge but might only be knowledge that you are exposed to in your own country and think it is something everybody picks up on without learning it ( as is the case with many things). but that wont happen if there isnt exposure to it in everyday life without deliberately looking it up.

plus interest makes a big difference, if have no interest in sport and politics but more in the science area. So I am not gonna look stuff like that up, and even IF you are exposed to certain things you wont retain the information.

+1
level 57
Jun 5, 2019
I think for non-us citizens with no interest in history or politics , the easy ones are, less than 50 yo, obama and clinton are fairly recent,. For the same reason the since 2000. I think everyone that has been on the internet or tv has heard of the assasination of kennedy. The one syllable one. If you paid attention to the news; the not winning the popular vote for trump (I tend to avoid the news but I didnt miss that piece of info.)

Well that was it basicly. If they would have added, who wears a tophat. Has a toy named after him. Had (allegedly?) wooden teeth (and something with an appletree???) I would have known a few more. That is about as far as my knowledge of the presidents go. I can name quite a lot of them, cause sometimes you see the names and some of them stick. But a lot of the extra knowledge you only know if you look it up/read something specefically about the subject

+2
level 79
Apr 13, 2019
Warren Harding had an illegitimate child, but also had no biological children? That doesn't make sense.
+1
level ∞
Apr 13, 2019
My bad. Fixed.
+2
level 76
Apr 14, 2019
His children were illegitimate because he fathered them with an old butter churn. They were also therefore not biological but rather some kind of dairy.
+2
level 63
Apr 15, 2019
Fun fact: the Republican party has won the popular vote for President exactly once since 1992. That once was an incumbent President in a time of war.
+3
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
and would have lost spectacularly in most Congressional elections since then, as well, except for gerrymandering, voter suppression, their allies in the media (that they dominate and yet at the same time have us convinced is biased against them), and fake news.
But mostly gerrymandering. If you took away that alone there would likely be substantial filibuster-proof Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress right now. This has been worse than ever since the last major redistricting in 2000.
+3
level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
I deleted a comment that called you some names @kal, but it did contain a valid point, in that most journalists are quite a bit to the left of the average American.
+4
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
It seems like to me whenever anyone talks about "the media" they are always excluding Fox News and conservative talk radio..... which are HUGE. Almost half of all Americans get their news exclusively from these sources. But these extremely dominant media sources still have us believing the lie that "the media" (that somehow does not include them) are super liberal and out to get them. And many people have bought in to this lie that has been pushed hard for the past 20+ years. It is amazing and baffling but in the same segment or piece and often in the same breath you will see someone on Fox, a channel that was made solely to be a source of conservative, pro-GOP and pro-corporate propaganda, brag about being the most-watched or highest-rated channel on the air, and ALSO complain about the "mainstream" media. .... if you are the most dominant "news" source in the country, does that not make you mainstream?
+1
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
So anyway until talk radio (which, by number of listeners, is something like 90% conservative and far-right), and Fox News (which is in fact the most-watched basic cable network) get taken off the air then it's ridiculous to claim that the media has a liberal bias.


On the other hand, you did say "journalists," and virtually nobody on Fox or talk radio is actually a real journalist, so... yeah, maybe what you said is accurate. Still it is amazing how they have constructed this narrative that everyone buys into. It's like Christians who have an almost complete monopoly on government, several federal holidays including one that they insist everybody celebrate for 3 months non-stop, and yet they still want us to believe that they are victims of persecution.
+1
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
and now we also have a ton of people getting all of their information from YouTube or social media i.e. Facebook and there the content is either completely user-generated (fake news stories generated by Russian trolls being forwarded to you by your cousin Ethel), and/or tailored to every users personal biases (log in to YouTube and after the site learns what sorts of things you are most likely to click on eventually it will just be a never-ending echo chamber). In all of these places, this "new media," there are also tons of conservative voices. Now, again, these don't qualify as real journalism, but it is still media. I stand by what I said. Fox and their ilk have got some Americans so completely cocooned away from reality you have people who saw Mueller's comments last week who were surprised that there was anything negative at all about the president in his report. That's astonishing. But also common. The protests of "liberal media" are a red herring.
+2
level 57
Jun 5, 2019
It is besides your main point/subject, but I think it is a good one to emphasize, since it is easy to not realize. But your comment about youtube is so true. People get a sort of tunnel vision/ a single track truth which is being perpetuated. A sort of vicious circle that can start with something that is in reality not true, but an article/video etc is found where it is claimed to be true and then more examples keep shpwing up saying it is true. Like some selffulling prophecy.

many people dont consciously realise the content is being generated based on what they have looked for/at before. So when they keep finding the same thing they think there must be some truth to it, cause I keep finding it everywhere.

so worldviews/ opions keep on being reaffirmed and a lot of segregation happens. Instead of equal acces to each part of the truth one point gets highlighted and very skewed views arise. And people get convinced of their own created assumed (or copied) truths

+1
level 38
Apr 15, 2019
Ulysses S. Grant has a y in his first name.
+1
level 55
Apr 15, 2019
Yes he does, which is why he is a valid answer. See the stats afterwards for all valid answers.
+1
level 54
Jun 3, 2019
It wouldn't work when I typed it in either (and yes, I had he correct spelling).
+1
level 55
Jun 3, 2019
Did you have the yellow box on the right line maybe?
+2
level 67
Apr 16, 2019
Jimmy Carter's first name is not Jimmy. It is James which does not in fact have a Y in it.
+2
level 55
Apr 16, 2019
Commonly called Jimmy. As mentioned in the caveats:
"Using names as they appear on the U.S. Presidents Quiz"
+1
level 72
Jun 3, 2019
You should also accept Teddy if you accept Jimmy. The U.S. Presidents Quiz accepts "Teddy Roosevelt" as an answer. Great quiz btw.
+1
level 58
Apr 16, 2019
Well, it was pretty easy for an European! Thank you for the first American Presidents based quiz I could fully complete:)
+1
level 47
Apr 16, 2019
Zachary Taylor's first name contains a "Y"
+3
level 55
Apr 16, 2019
Yes he does, which is why he is a valid answer. See the stats afterwards for all valid answers.
+1
level 61
Apr 17, 2019
Vote Whig!
+1
level 70
Apr 18, 2019
I got the 'Y' answer by reading 'Jimmy Carter' in the Nobel Prize answers which I had guessed by naming Obama :D
+1
level 71
Apr 18, 2019
Thank you for putting all valid answers into the answer table!
+1
level 68
Jun 2, 2019
Did Cleveland, Roosevelt and Taft not have eyebrows? Answer me that...
+1
level 20
Jun 3, 2019
James Madison did not father any children. He had one stepson.
+1
level 67
Jun 3, 2019
Agreed, James Madison should be an accepted answer for "no biological children."
+1
level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
+1
level 61
Jun 3, 2019
Better be prepared to update that impeachment question, from the looks of things. Sure, you saw partisans wanting to impeach Bush and even Obama, but the conversation was never in the realm of "they reasonably could, but will they?"
+4
level 60
Jun 3, 2019
I hope they don't. They cannot remove Trump without support from the Senate, and the Republicans control the Senate and will never expel Trump from office. The whole affair will just make the Democrats look petty and inept to swing voters. I am not saying Trump doesn't deserve it. I'm saying it's bad political strategy and the Democrats should just focus on cleaning out the garbage in 2020. Even if Trump is removed by impeachment, Pence will become president and likely keep all Trump's cabinet and policies in place. Trump is a moron that only his base takes seriously. It's his cabinet members doing the real damage. Trump's real terror (his tweeting, incitement, indictment of the media as "enemies," and rousing the worst in his supporters) can and will continue from when he leaves office until he is dead. He won't follow decorum and sit on the sidelines. He'll stay front and center like always. That's where he does the most harm. And he doesn't need to be president to do it.
+4
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
If Trump does not get impeached I feel like we need a new system of government. Mandatory IQ tests for voters. Maybe an abolition of the 2-party system. A non-partisan fourth branch of government dedicated to oversight. Re-implementation of the Fairness Doctrine but with even stronger mechanisms for enforcement. Something. If we can't remove the most openly criminal, proudly corrupt, borderline treasonous, would-be tyrannical, comically/catastrophically inept president in US history from office then the whole system is broken and not worth anything.
+1
level 54
Jun 3, 2019
I would add a clue like "wasn't a native English speaker", for Martin Van Buren whose mothertongue was Dutch... IMHO it's interesting and unique enough to be in such a quiz.
+1
level 76
Jun 3, 2019
Van Buren was also the first president to be born in the United States of America (post Declaration). The first to be born under current Constitution was John Tyler.
+1
level 56
Jun 3, 2019
Would Tiffany Trump be considered illegitimate? She was born October 1993. Trump married her mother in December of that year.
+1
level 68
Jun 3, 2019
From Wikipedia: "Legitimacy, in traditional Western common law, is the status of a child born to parents who are legally married to each other" Yeah, I think you're right.
+1
level 43
Jun 3, 2019
I put Ulysses for a president whose first name has the letter "y" and it was not accepted despite it being listed as a correct answer.
+1
level 55
Jun 3, 2019
You need to type the full name "Ulysses Grant" you can't just type first names. However just surnames does work.
+2
level 63
Jun 3, 2019
Dubya, Trump, and a few others are the invalid US presidents. Did I beat the quiz?
+1
level 75
Jun 5, 2019
I thought Grover Cleveland had an illegitimate child, but after looking it up I see there was never any real proof that the child was his even though he took financial responsibility for it because the other men involved with the woman were married.
+1
level 46
Jun 12, 2019
This is a really cool quiz! I hope more quizzes formatted like this are created!
+1
level 76
Aug 2, 2019
How about an "Name an Invalid US President" quiz? Or would that be too easy because every answer would be Roosevelt?
+1
level 72
Aug 22, 2019
Or Trump if we include psychological deficiencies