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U.S. Presidential Trivia

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
by AMAC, D.J. Wilson
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 Test your knowledge with this U.S. Presidential trivia quiz.

In honor of this year’s President’s Day, occurring on Monday, February 19, 2024, we offer you this quiz on U.S. Presidential history. Go ahead, test your knowledge:

1. Which U.S. President broadcast a consoling speech after the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger that left a strong impression on U.S. citizens?                                                                                                                      A) George H.W. Bush B) Jimmy Carter C) Gerald Ford D) Ronald Reagan

2. Facing impeachment, in what year did Nixon make the announcement of his resignation on prime-time television?

A) 1972 B) 1973 C) 1974 D) 1975

3.Eight U.S. Presidents died in office. Who was the first one to die while serving the nation?

A) William McKinley B) Abraham Lincoln C) Warren G. Harding D) William Henry Harrison

4.Which U.S. President began the first regular US presidential press conferences?

A) William Howard Taft B) Woodrow Wilson C) Dwight D. Eisenhower D) Theodore Roosevelt

5.Likely according to legend, which U.S. President had an alligator for a pet, a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette?

A.) William Clinton B) Theodore Roosevelt C) John Quincy Adams D) George Washington

6.Which U.S. President conducted the first televised tour of the White House following a major renovation?

A.) John F. Kennedy B) Harry S. Truman C) Dwight D. Eisenhower D) Franklin D. Roosevelt

7. Who led the campaign for building a pool in the white House on behalf of President Franklin D. Roosevelt?

A.) The Daughters of the American Revolution B) Macy’s Store C) The New York Daily News D) The Washington Herald

8. Which U.S. president was the first to use helicopters to travel to and from the White House grounds?

A.) Dwight D. Eisenhower B) John F. Kennedy C) Lyndon B. Johnson D) Richard Nixon

9. Which U.S. President established the tradition of a White House Fourth of July celebration open to all?

A.) Thomas Jefferson B) Barack Obama C) James K. Polk D) John Tyler

10. Which U.S. President and his wife introduced souvenir eggs that celebrities signed, and participants of the Easter Egg Roll took home?

A.) John F. Kennedy B) Barack Obama C) Ronald Reagan D) William Clinton

Answer key:

  • D
  • C
  • D
  • B
  • C
  • B
  • C
  • A
  • A
  • C

Scoring key:

Score: All Correct = 100% Perfect score!

9 Correct = 90% Near Perfect!

8 Correct = 80% Above average!

7 Correct = 70% About average!

6 Correct = 60% Not bad!

5 Correct = 50% So-so score but good try!

4 correct = 40% Time to brush up on Presidential knowledge!

3 correct = 30% Uh-oh!

2 correct = 20% Darn!

1 correct = 10% Yikes!

0 correct = 0 % That stinks! Better luck next quiz!

If you enjoyed the above quiz, please take our White House Quiz. To watch footage of the first televised White House tour conducted by President Truman following a major renovation, CLICK HERE.

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13 days ago

I didn’t get many right (lost count), but it was fun. Maybe I’ll remember some! LOL

13 days ago

They didn’t teach trivia in my history class!

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