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Trivia Quiz - U.S. Presidents: Basic Facts #1


This quiz is about U.S. presidential trivia: presidents' birthplaces, presidents' term dates, presidential policies, presidential elections, presidents' first ladies, presidents' military service, presidents' education and more!

Quiz Number: 39
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Quiz Categories: American Presidents
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: tristan
Average Score: 64.2 percent
Times Taken: 253 times
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1. This man succeeded President Abraham Lincoln after his tragic assassination in 1865.
  A.   John Tyler
  B.   James Buchanan
  C.   Franklin Pierce
  D.   Andrew Johnson

2. Who was the first bachelor to lead the nation as president?
  A.   John Tyler
  B.   James Buchanan
  C.   Franklin Pierce
  D.   Andrew Johnson

3. Who was the first President to serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
  A.   William H. Taft
  B.   Abraham Lincoln
  C.   John Quincy Adams
  D.   Grover Cleveland

4. This U.S. President had another swimming pool dug after he became president because Richard Nixon had previously ordered the original filled in.
  A.   Gerald R. Ford
  B.   George Bush
  C.   Jimmy Carter
  D.   Ronald Reagan

5. At age 33, he drafted the Declaration of Independence.
  A.   George Washington
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   James Madison

6. He was the only president to die in the 1700's.
  A.   George Washington
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   James Madison

7. This man was the first U.S. President to live in the White House.
  A.   George Washington
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   James Madison

8. He was the first U.S. President to appear on television.
  A.   Franklin D. Roosevelt
  B.   Herbert Hoover
  C.   Harry Truman
  D.   Dwight D. Eisenhower

9. He was the first President to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  A.   Richard M. Nixon
  B.   George H.W. Bush
  C.   George W. Bush
  D.   Lyndon Johnson

10. He was the first president to take office during wartime.
  A.   George Washington
  B.   Harry Truman
  C.   Abraham Lincoln
  D.   Woodrow Wilson


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