Presidential Trivia - Challenge 1
In school, we are taught about the Presidents and their accomplishments achieved during their time at the White House. But, what about some of the fun stuff that was not taught in the classroom? How well do you know our nation's Presidents? Are you up for the Presidential Trivia Challenge? See if you can correctly answer these 15 questions.
Beyer, R. (2007). The greatest presidential stories never told: 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Harper Collins.
Hapsis, E. (2016). Weird facts you never knew about the U.S. presidents [Online article]. KQED.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, George H.W. Bush, & George W. Bush would not have been born if John Howland had not been rescued after falling overboard on what ship?
Queen Anne's Revenge
George Washington might have served on a different side during the American Revolution if his father's custody battle had ended differently. On what side might he have served?
James Madison is likely to have never done what if Aaron Burr had not gotten involved?
Bought a New Carriage
Run for President
George Washington began a new career after his second term ended as President. What was his new career?
Thomas Jefferson tied with his Vice-President, Aaron Burr, during a Presidential election due to a glitch in what system?
White House Security
Despite his reputation from the Civil War, of what was something Ulysses S. Grant could not stand the sight?
Before making major decisions or scheduling social events, Ronald Reagan would get advice from Joan Quigley. What was Joan's job?
Abraham Lincoln was quite the athlete, only losing once out of roughly 300 matches in what sport?
George W. Bush had the highest ranking position for his high school team in what activity?
Track & Field
James Monroe was honored by Liberia when they named the capital after him. What is the capital of Liberia?
Mwisho Jogoo ("Cocked Hat" in Swahili)
Hisia Nzuri ("Good Feelings" in Swahili)
William Henry Harrison gave an inaugural speech in the rain that lasted almost two hours, which caused him to get sick with what disease before he died 30 days later?
Andrew Jackson experienced the Petticoat Affair during which his entire first cabinet resigned because of issues between who?
Members of the Cabinet & Jackson
Cabinet Members & Congress
Cabinet Members' Wives & President's Wife
Cabinet Members & Supreme Court
During his Presidency, Thomas Jefferson changed the traditional way of greeting guests, bowing, with what form of greeting?
John Quincy Adams attempted to do what activity the entire width of the Potomac River?
Walk on a Tightrope
During a campaign speech, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest. He gave his speech while bleeding from the would. What saved his life by slowing down the speed of the bullet?
His 50 Page speech Folded Up in His Pocket
Gunman Used a Blank Instead of a Bullet
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