Exchangesconnect U.S. Inauguration Quiz

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How well do you know U. S. Inauguration history? Test your knowledge with this quiz, and don't forget to share your view of President-Elect Obama's big day through photos, videos, and blogs on our Inauguration page.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution changed Inauguration Day from March 4th to January 20th?
    • A. 

      19th Amendment

    • B. 

      20th Amendment

    • C. 

      21st Amendment

    • D. 

      22nd Amendment

  • 2. 
    Which President began the tradition of worship before the swearing in ceremony?  
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 3. 
    Who was the first President to attend an Inaugural ball?    
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      James Monroe

    • D. 

      John Quincy Adams

  • 4. 
    Who gave the shortest inaugural address?  
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      William Taft

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 5. 
    What happens when January 20th is on a Sunday?  
    • A. 

      The Inauguration takes place on Monday

    • B. 

      The Inauguration takes place on Friday

    • C. 

      The president-elect takes the oath privately and repeats with a ceremony on Monday

    • D. 

      The president-elect holds the ceremony anyway

  • 6. 
    When was the Inauguration first held in D.C.?
    • A. 

      March 4, 1841

    • B. 

      March 4, 1809

    • C. 

      March 4, 1845

    • D. 

      March 4, 1801

  • 7. 
    This President's inauguration was the first ceremony to be recorded by a motion picture camera.    
    • A. 

      William McKinley

    • B. 

      William Taft

    • C. 

      Warren G. Harding

    • D. 

      James Garfield

  • 8. 
    Who was the first President to have a televised inauguration?  
    • A. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • B. 

      Harry Truman

    • C. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • D. 

      John F. Kennedy

  • 9. 
    Who was the first President to broadcast his inauguration live over the Internet?
    • A. 

      George H W Bush

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      George W. Bush

    • D. 

      None – Obama will be the first President to broadcast his inauguration live over the Internet

  • 10. 
    Who was the first President to take the oath of office and deliver the Inaugural address outdoors?  
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      James Monroe

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

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