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President Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    I was shot at a railroad station in Washington where I was waiting to board a train to see my wife, who was recovering from malaria in New Jersey. My two wounds should not have been fatal. However, I contracted blood poisoning when doctors probed for the bullet with unsterilized instruments. 79 days later, I died.
    • A. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • B. 

      James Garfield

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • D. 

      Chester Arthur

  • 2. 
    I was so much opposed to show and form in government that I wanted Washington to be inaugurated in 1793 in his house, privately, without show or speech of any kind. I also believed that in America, as opposed to France, women knew their place, which was in the nursery. American women, I said, were content with "the tender and tranquil amusements of domestic life."
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 3. 
    With the passing years, my doubts about slavery grew. I noted the parallel between the "arbitrary rule of Britain over the American colonies and the 'arbitrary sway' of Virginians over their ... slaves." I provided for the freeing of my slaves at my wife's death and guaranteed their support. In the 1830s, payments were still being made to my aging freedmen.
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 4. 
    Like my father, I was no "life of the party." I described himself as "a man of reserved, cold, and forbidding manners." And I was notoriously careless about my dress, at one point wearing the same hat for ten years.
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      John Quincy Adams

  • 5. 
    I was the second president who had not been married when I entered the White House. During my presidency, Carnegie Hall opened in New York; Tchaikovsky conducted his own music at the opening concert.
    • A. 

      Millard Fillmore

    • B. 

      Rutherford Hayes

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • D. 

      Benjamin Harrison

  • 6. 
    I had a history of mental depression. After the Battle of Shiloh, my health began to deteriorate. My wife Lucretia nursed me back to health. We had become engaged while I was teaching at Eclectic Institute in my native state, a college co-founded by Lucretia's father.
    • A. 

      James Garfield

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • D. 

      Millard Fillmore

  • 7. 
    In the face of a British invasion, my wife Dolley sent my papers into the country and, as she headed out the door of the White House with the painting of George Washington under her arm, she scooped up a precious copy of the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison