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Trivia Questions: U.S. Presidential Details

Eight Free Trivia Questions About US Presidential Details...

Last Updated On: Monday, July 05, 2010

 

1. What is the difference between the tallest and shortest president?

A. 12 inches
B. 10 inches
C. 8 inches
D. 6 inches

A. 12 inches
TOPICS: The tallest president was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4" and at 5'4", James Madison was the shortest.

2. Who was the heaviest president?

A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. William Taft
C. William Clinton
D. Ulysses Grant

B. William Taft
TOPICS: The 27th president William Taft weighed in at 340 pounds or more

3. How many presidents were born in a log cabin?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7

D. 7
TOPICS: James A. Garfield, the 20th President, was the last of seven presidents to be born in a log cabin.

4. How many presidents also served as vice presidents?

A. 10
B. 12
C. 14
D. 16

C. 14
TOPICS: Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George H.W. Bush. Vice Presidents were originally the presidential candidates receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes. The Twelfth Amendment, passed in 1804, changed the system so that the electoral college voted separately for president and vice president. The presidential candidate, however, gradually gained power over the nominating convention to choose his own running mate.

5. Which president was not only the first married at the White House but also the first president to have a child born in the White House?

A. Rutherford Hayes
B. Chester Arthur
C. Grover Cleveland
D. Benjamin Harrison

C. Grover Cleveland
TOPICS: As the 22nd President, Grover Cleveland was the only president married in a ceremony at the White House; the ceremony was held June 2, 1886. As the 24th President, he was the first president to have a child born in the White House; his daughter Esther in 1895.

6. Which president had the largest feet?

A. George Washington
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. William Taft
D. Warren Harding

D. Warren Harding
TOPICS: Warren G. Harding, the 29th President, had the largest feet of any president. He wore size 14 shoes.

7. When did it become law to limit presidential service to two terms?

A. 1776
B. 1802
C. 1939
D. 1951

D. 1951
TOPICS: Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only American president to serve for four terms. After FDR, the 22nd Amendment ratified in 1951, limited the presidential office to two terms. [No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.]

8. How many presidents are portrayed on U.S. currency?

A. 8
B. 10
C. 12
D. 16

C. 12
TOPICS: Lincoln, Jefferson, F. Roosevelt, Washington, Kennedy, and Eisenhower are portrayed on U.S. coins. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, McKinley, Cleveland, Madison, and Wilson are portrayed on U.S. paper currency.

 

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