The Presidency Part 2

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Presidency Quizzes & Trivia

Please select the BEST answer for each question below. You may use your worksheets. You may take this quiz ONLY ONCE. There are 20 items worth 5 points each. Good luck!Don't forget to print your certificate after you take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Campaign History:________________ was the first and only president to be elected unanimously by the Electoral College.
    • A. 

      Washington

    • B. 

      Adams

    • C. 

      Madison

    • D. 

      Tyler

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Campaign History:In most presidential elections, there have been _________ candidates.
    • A. 

      1 - 2

    • B. 

      2 - 3

    • C. 

      3 - 4

    • D. 

      4 - 5

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Campaign History:Until the 1850's, many people thought it was _________________ for a candidate to campaign himself.
    • A. 

      Important

    • B. 

      Undignified

    • C. 

      Essential

    • D. 

      Necessary

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Campaign History:Madison's supporters did all of the following when they campaigned for him EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Wrote letters to newspapers

    • B. 

      Wrote pamphlets about their beliefs

    • C. 

      Debated the issues in town hall meetings

    • D. 

      Flew banners behind airplanes

    • E. 

      Both C and D apply

  • 5. 
    Campaign History:Madison did not travel around the country himself telling people to (what's the best answer based on your notes):
    • A. 

      "Buy bonds"

    • B. 

      "Vote for me"

    • C. 

      "Take a hike"

    • D. 

      "Just Vote!"

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Campaign History:During William Henry Harrison's campaign, supporters developed slogans to sum up Harrison's _________________ to voters (according to your notes, what's the best answer).
    • A. 

      Commitment

    • B. 

      Debt

    • C. 

      Appeal

    • D. 

      Significance

  • 7. 
    By the middle of the 1800's, __________________ became campaign highlights, usually happening on evenings leading up to the election.
    • A. 

      Lectures

    • B. 

      Debates

    • C. 

      Parades

    • D. 

      Skits

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Campaign History:William McKinley spoke from his home in Canton, Ohio. His campaign style became known as the "_________________________" campaign:
    • A. 

      Whistle Stop

    • B. 

      Barber Shop

    • C. 

      Home Town

    • D. 

      Front Porch

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Campaign History:Today, presidential candidates rely heavily on the power of  ___________________________ to reach voting audiences directly.
    • A. 

      Mailing lists

    • B. 

      Positive thinking

    • C. 

      Television and media

    • D. 

      Torchlit banners

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The White House:The Diplomatic Reception Room on the ground floor used to be:
    • A. 

      Lincoln's office

    • B. 

      The boiler room

    • C. 

      The kitchen

    • D. 

      FDR's Map Room

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his famous ______________________ in the Diplomatic Reception Room.
    • A. 

      Television Address

    • B. 

      Rebuttal

    • C. 

      Fireside Chats

    • D. 

      Marriage proposal

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The White House:For security during WWII, even FDR's _____________________ had to wait outside the door of the Map Room.
    • A. 

      Wife

    • B. 

      Brother

    • C. 

      Secret service

    • D. 

      Chief of Staff

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    The White House:The ___________________ is the most photographed object in the White House.
    • A. 

      Grand Staircase

    • B. 

      Parlor

    • C. 

      Hall of Presidents

    • D. 

      State Dining Room

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The White House:The __________________________ is the largest room in the White House.
    • A. 

      Green Room

    • B. 

      Red Room

    • C. 

      Yellow Room

    • D. 

      East Room

    • E. 

      Entrance Hall

  • 15. 
    The White House:The major feature in this largest of rooms in the White House is the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Chandelier

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Marble floor

    • D. 

      Large window facing the Washington Monument

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The White House:The Green Room is one of ________________ small reception rooms in the center of the "State Floor" (first floor).
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The White House:The furniture in the Green Room comes from the famous New York cabinet maker ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Duncan Deaunaut

    • B. 

      Duncan Hines

    • C. 

      Duncan Phyfe

    • D. 

      Duncan Tanque

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The White House:The _________________________ is oval in shape.
    • A. 

      Green Room

    • B. 

      Blue Room

    • C. 

      Red Room

    • D. 

      East Room

    • E. 

      Ballroom

  • 19. 
    The White House:The ______________________________ was planned in the State Dining Room.
    • A. 

      Lewis and Clark Expedition

    • B. 

      Battle of Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Construction of the Capitol Building

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The White House:Theodore Roosevelt replaced lions on the mantelpiece with "more American" ________________.
    • A. 

      Shields

    • B. 

      Drums

    • C. 

      Eagles

    • D. 

      Bison

    • E. 

      None of the above