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  • 1. 

    Where did the Madisons stay immediately following the burning of the White House in 1814?

    • A.

      Octagon House

    • B.

      Petersen House

    • C.

      Blair House

    • D.

      Decatur House

    Correct Answer
    A. Octagon House
    Explanation
    Following the burning of the White House in 1814, the Madisons stayed at the Octagon House. This historic building, located in Washington D.C., served as the temporary residence for President James Madison and his wife Dolley while the White House was being rebuilt. The Octagon House, with its distinctive octagonal shape, provided a suitable and secure location for the Madisons during this period of reconstruction.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first child of a U.S. President to be born in the White House?

    • A.

      A Son Of John F. Kennedy

    • B.

      A Daughter Of Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      A Daughter Of Grover Cleveland

    • D.

      A Son Of John Tyler

    Correct Answer
    C. A Daughter Of Grover Cleveland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a Daughter of Grover Cleveland. Frances Cleveland, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland, was the first child of a U.S. President to be born in the White House. She was born on September 9, 1893, during her father's second term as President.

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  • 3. 

    Where was President Zachary Taylor buried?

    • A.

      Shreveport, Louisiana

    • B.

      Frankfort, Kentucky

    • C.

      Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • D.

      Louisville, Kentucky

    Correct Answer
    D. Louisville, Kentucky
    Explanation
    President Zachary Taylor was buried in Louisville, Kentucky. This is because Louisville was his hometown, and he had a strong connection to the city. Taylor was born and raised in Louisville and maintained close ties to the area throughout his life. After his death in 1850, he was buried in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, where his grave remains a historic site.

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  • 4. 

    Where did an assassin attempt to murder President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in 1933?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Pennsylvania

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    B. Florida
    Explanation
    In 1933, an assassin attempted to murder President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in Florida. This incident took place in Miami, where Giuseppe Zangara fired several shots at Roosevelt during a public event. Although Zangara missed Roosevelt, he managed to injure five other people before being apprehended. This assassination attempt occurred just a few weeks before Roosevelt's inauguration as the 32nd President of the United States.

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  • 5. 

    Which Hollywood star did not support Franklin Roosevelt for U.S. President in the election of 1944?

    • A.

      Harpo Marx

    • B.

      Katharine Hepburn

    • C.

      Orson Welles

    • D.

      Ginger Rogers

    Correct Answer
    D. Ginger Rogers
    Explanation
    Ginger Rogers did not support Franklin Roosevelt for U.S. President in the election of 1944.

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  • 6. 

    According to an article by Hanna Rosin in a 2001 Esquire magazine, who made George W. Bush President?

    • A.

      Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    • B.

      Florida Secretary Of State Katherine Harris

    • C.

      Florida Governor Jeb Bush

    • D.

      First Lady Laura Bush

    Correct Answer
    A. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
    Explanation
    In the 2001 Esquire magazine article by Hanna Rosin, it is stated that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia played a role in making George W. Bush President.

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  • 7. 

    Through 1999, how many U. S. Presidents had died in office?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Eight

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Eight
    Explanation
    Eight U.S. Presidents had died in office through 1999.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first woman to be put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List?

    • A.

      Susan Saxe

    • B.

      Katherine Ann Power

    • C.

      Ruth Eisemann-Schier

    • D.

      Patty Hearst

    Correct Answer
    C. Ruth Eisemann-Schier
    Explanation
    Ruth Eisemann-Schier was the first woman to be put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. She and her partner kidnapped a wealthy businessman's daughter in 1968 and demanded a ransom for her release. This high-profile case gained national attention and led to Eisemann-Schier being added to the FBI's most wanted list. Eventually, she was captured and convicted for her involvement in the crime.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first U.S. President born on the Fourth of July?

    • A.

      William Taft

    • B.

      Grover Cleveland

    • C.

      James Garfield

    • D.

      Calvin Coolidge

    Correct Answer
    D. Calvin Coolidge
    Explanation
    Calvin Coolidge was the first U.S. President born on the Fourth of July. He was born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Coolidge served as the 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929. He was known for his conservative policies and his belief in limited government intervention in the economy. Coolidge's birth on Independence Day adds to his historical significance and connection to American patriotism.

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  • 10. 

    President William Howard Taft's best friend, Archie Butt, died returning from Europe on the Titanic. Why had he been sent to Europe?

    • A.

      To Investigate The European Arms Build-Up

    • B.

      To Celebrate His 25th Anniversary With His Wife

    • C.

      To Attend The Funeral Of Pope Benedict XV

    • D.

      To Represent The USA At The Opening Of The World's Fair

    Correct Answer
    A. To Investigate The European Arms Build-Up
    Explanation
    Archie Butt, President Taft's best friend, had been sent to Europe to investigate the European arms build-up. This suggests that there were concerns about the increasing militarization in Europe during that time. President Taft likely trusted Butt's judgment and expertise to gather information and assess the situation regarding the arms race. Unfortunately, Butt's return on the Titanic was tragic, highlighting the personal loss and the significance of his mission.

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  • 11. 

    What former President said, "Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe"?

    • A.

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • B.

      Ronald Reagan

    • C.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D.

      Lyndon Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Theodore Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt said, "Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe." This quote suggests that Roosevelt believed that within any movement for change or reform, there will always be a small group of extremists or radicals who may take extreme or irrational actions. This statement reflects Roosevelt's understanding of the dynamics of social and political movements, acknowledging that while the majority may have legitimate goals and ideas, there will always be a minority that goes to extremes.

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  • 12. 

    Which two U.S. Presidents did Charles Dickens meet in Washington, D.C. on his visits to America?

    • A.

      James K. Polk And Ulysses S. Grant

    • B.

      Franklin Pierce And Abraham Lincoln

    • C.

      John Tyler And Andrew Johnson

    • D.

      Millard Fillmore And James Buchanan

    Correct Answer
    C. John Tyler And Andrew Johnson
    Explanation
    Charles Dickens met John Tyler and Andrew Johnson during his visits to America.

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  • 13. 

    George Washington's only trip outside the continental United States was to what destination?

    • A.

      Barbados

    • B.

      Quebec

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbados
    Explanation
    George Washington's only trip outside the continental United States was to Barbados. This is significant because it shows that Washington's travels were limited to the Caribbean and he did not visit any European countries. This trip to Barbados is notable because it provided Washington with his only experience of a foreign culture and likely influenced his perspective on international affairs.

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  • 14. 

    John Quincy Adams married his wife, Louisa, in what city?

    • A.

      St. Petersburg

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      Berlin

    Correct Answer
    D. Berlin
    Explanation
    John Quincy Adams married his wife, Louisa, in Berlin.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following Presidents never lived in Cincinnati, Ohio?

    • A.

      William Henry Harrison

    • B.

      Herbert Hoover

    • C.

      Rutherford B. Hayes

    • D.

      William Howard Taft

    Correct Answer
    B. Herbert Hoover
    Explanation
    Herbert Hoover is the correct answer because he never lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. While William Henry Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, and William Howard Taft all had connections to Cincinnati, either through birth or residence, there is no record of Herbert Hoover ever living there. Therefore, he is the only President listed who never resided in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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