For kids: Name that president

Test your knowledge. Can you answer these questions about the presidents of the United States?

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    The White House is pictured shortly after sunrise in Washington, August 1, 2007.
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    NATION'S CAPITAL: President Lyndon B. Johnson, right, of Stonewall, Texas, moved into the White House after he became the 36th president in 1963.
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Name that president

Test your knowledge. Can you answer these questions about the presidents of the united states? The Answers are listed below.

1. Which president taught school before entering politics?

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2. Which president donated his salary to charity?

3. Which president weighed more than 300 pounds?

4. Which president was related to 11 former presidents?

5. Which president studied nuclear physics in college?

6. Some say that this president could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other. Who was it?

7. Which president was a Rhodes Scholar?

8. Which president knew his wife for only three months before they were married?

9. Which president was the first managing general partner of a Major League Baseball team?

10. Which presidents did not go to college?

11. Which presidents are/were left-handed?

12. Which two presidents remarried while they were in the White House?

13. What three presidents died on the Fourth of July?

14. Which president was born on the Fourth of July?

15. Who was the first president inaugurated in Washington, D.C.?

16. Who was the first president to have electricity in the White House?

ANSWERS

1. Before becoming a politician, Lyndon B. Johnson taught school in Texas.

2. Herbert Hoover donated his salary to charity.

3. William Taft weighed more than 300 pounds and had an oversized bathtub installed in the White House.

4. Franklin D. Roosevelt was related to 11 former presidents.

5. James (Jimmy) Carter studied nuclear physics at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

6. James Garfield was ambidextrous (he could write with either his left or right hand). He was also bilingual (he could speak more than one language).

7. Bill Clinton was the only president who had been a Rhodes Scholar, which allowed him to study at Oxford University in England.

8. George W. Bush and Laura Bush were married three months after they met. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower dated for just seven weeks before they were married.

9. George W. Bush was the first president to have been a managing general partner of a Major League baseball team, the Texas Rangers.

10. George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman did not attend college.

11. James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are/were left-handed. Since 1969, more presidents have been left-handed than right-handed. Only Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George W. Bush were right-handed.

12. The two presidents who remarried after the death of their first wives were John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson.

13. Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on the Fourth of July.

14. Calvin Coolidge was born on the Fourth of July.

15. Thomas Jefferson was the first president inaugurated in Washington.

16. Benjamin Harrison was the first to use electricity in the White House. After he received an electrical shock, his family often refused to touch the light switches, and they sometimes would go to bed with the lights on.

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