Presidential Trivia Challenge - Round 2
Round 2 is here and ready to give your brain another fun workout. Try your luck with these 15 questions!
Resources for this activity:
Beyer, R. (2007). The greatest presidential stories never told: 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. HarperCollins.
John Quincy Adams pushed for who to accept an inheritance from British citizen James Smithson, leading to the founding of the Smithsonian Museums?
President Andrew Johnson
Thomas Jefferson was known for multiple accomplishments. However, what was something that he was terrible at doing?
Managing Money (having $1 Million in debt when he died)
Zachary Taylor refused to pay his portion of the postage for a letter that had been sent to him telling that he had been nominated for the presidency. From where did he have to retrieve his letter?
The Dead Letter Office
The Police Station
Millard Fillmore is responsible for opening trade with what country that would become a top trader with the U.S.?
A little girl told Abraham Lincoln that wives would convince their husbands to vote for him if he did what to make himself more attractive?
Grow his hair really long
Buy a fancy carriage
Wear a gray suit
Grow a beard
Ulysses S. Grant, because of his love for fast horses, became the only president to receive what while serving in the White House?
Community Service Sentence
Speeding ticket and a $20 fine
House Arrest Sentence
No punishment (He was the President)
Andrew Johnson was the first president to go through what (Bill Clinton and Donald Trump would endure this later.)
Removal from Office
A national pandemic
Abraham Lincoln is the only President to have received what?
A pontoon boat to float on the Potomic
A patent for an invention
Three days before Abraham Lincoln's death, how was he warned?
A fortune teller
What did people send to Ulysses S. Grant after his victory at Fort Donelson that would later affect his health?
Cigarettes and Cigars
What kind of animal did John Quincy Adams keep as a pet in one of the White House bathrooms?
What animal did Lewis and Clark present to Thomas Jefferson as a pet?
What holiday did Grover Cleveland make a national holiday?
Before being discontinued in 1969, Woodrow Wilson's face was printed on what piece of money?
What animals did Theodore Roosevelt's children have as pets in the White House?
All of the above
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