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March 10, 2010

Presidential Quiz Update – Reagan

Filed under: Girls,Stuff I Just Wanted To Say — lbej @ 19:34
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Reagan’s score: 7,000.  She answered the extra secret question of being named after a President correctly.  You all lose.

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Presidential Quiz Answer Key With Points And A Warning

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Presidential Quiz Answer Key

 

Answer #1: There have been 43 Presidents.  The first was George Washington.  The current President is Barack Obama.  If you said 44 Presidents (you counted Cleveland twice), that’s okay as well.  This question was phrased so that 43 is correct, though.  Mario pointed this one out.

Score 1 pt for each part of the question.

Answer #2: George H.W. Bush.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #3: Abraham Lincoln.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #4: John F. Kennedy.  Score 1 pt.

Answer#5: Franklin Roosevelt.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #6: George W. Bush.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #7: Franklin Roosevelt.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #8: Thomas Jefferson.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #9: James K. Polk.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #10: George H. W. Bush.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #11: Harry Truman.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #12: Woodrow Wilson.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #13: James Madison.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #14: Richard Nixon.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #15: George W. Bush.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #16: Harry Truman.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #17: Richard Nixon.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #18: Barack Obama.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #19: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy.  Score 1 pt for each.

Answer #20: John Wilkes Booth, Charles Guiteau, Leon Czolgosz, Lee Harvey Oswald.  Score 1 pt for Booth or Oswald, and two points for both.  Guiteau is worth 2 pts alone or in addition, and Czolgosz is worth 3 pts.  So if you name all four, score 7 pts.  If you spelled Czolgosz correctly and you’re not a member of the Czolgosz family, you fail the quiz because you cheated.

Answer #21: In order, W. Harrison, Taylor, Harding, F. Roosevelt.  Score 1 pt for each and 2 pts for Roosevelt.  So the base score for this question is 3 pts (name 2, including the last), and the max is 5 pts.

Answer #22:  Abraham Lincoln.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #23: Franklin Roosevelt.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #24: T. Roosevelt, Wilson, Carter, Obama.  Score 1 pt for each up to 4 pts.

Answer #25: George Washington.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #26: Grover Cleveland.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #27: Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton.  Score 1 pt for each.

Answer #28: William Henry Harrison.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #29: John Tyler.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #30: John F. Kennedy (age 43).  Score 1 pt.

Answer #31: Theodore Roosevelt (age 42).  Score 1 pt.

Answer #32: Ronald Reagan (age 69).  Score 1 pt.

Answer #33: Ronald Reagan (age 77).  Score 1 pt.

Answer #34: John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams; George Herbert Walker Bush and his son, George Walker Bush.   Score 1 pt for each pair named correctly.

Answer #35: Johnson (Andrew and Lyndon), Harrison (William and Benjamin), Roosevelt (Theodore and Franklin).  Score 1 pt for each.

Answer #36: Thomas Jefferson.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #37: Abraham Lincoln (1 pt.).  The Gettysburg Address (1 pt.)

Answer #38: The first was George Washington and the most recent was Dwight Eisenhower, so score 2 pts for each.  Score 1 pt in addition for one additional correct answer from Jackson, W. Harrison, Taylor, Pierce, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, B. Harrison.  5 pts possible, no extra credit.

Answer #39: Gerald Ford.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #40: Andrew Jackson (1824), Samuel Tilden (1876), Grover Cleveland (1888), Al Gore (2000). Score 1 pt for Gore or Jackson, and two points for both.  Cleveland is worth 2 pts alone or in addition, and Tilden is worth 3 pts.  So if you name all four, score 7 pts.

Answer #41: Ulysses S. Grant.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #42: Dwight Eisenhower.  Score 1 pt.

Answer #43: In my lifetime the list is Jimmy Carter (Democrat 1977-1981), Ronald Reagan (Republican 1981-1989), George H.W. Bush (Republican 1989-1993), Bill Clinton (Democrat 1993-2001), George W. Bush (Republican 2001-2009), Barack Obama (2009-present).  Score 5 pts if you know the answer (may be different for you, of course), and 0 pts if you don’t.

Answer #44: For me the answer is Clinton vs. Dole (1996), Gore vs. Bush (2000), Kerry vs. Bush (2004), and Obama vs. McCain (2008).  Score 5 pts if you know the answer and 0 pts if you don’t.

Bonus Question:  William F. Taft.  Score 3 bonus points.

So I calculate a base score of 67 with no extra credit, meaning a passing score is 47.  With all possible extra credit, the max score is 88.  If you score better than 80, you are quite smart and therefore a potential threat to me, so bear that in mind when you tell me your score.

Score another 2 pts if you knew that Taft’s middle initial isn’t F.  This is for posterity, so be honest.

Score 5 bonus pts if you knew I wasn’t right about Taft’s middle initial AND you automatically knew better than to correct me.

March 9, 2010

Jenny scores 22 on the Presidential Quiz.

Filed under: Girls,Stuff I Just Wanted To Say — lbej @ 20:58
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Boom!  Jenny rules!

President of the U.S. – Get It Right Or Pay The Price

Filed under: Stuff I Just Wanted To Say — lbej @ 14:24
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These are questions that I think every American should be able to answer correctly.  If you score below 70% on this quiz, you should have to forfeit your right to vote.  Each question is worth one point unless otherwise stated.

  1. How many men have served as President of the U.S.?  Name the 1st President and the current President.  (3 pts for each part.)
  2. Who was President?  The Soviet Union is dissolved, marking a definitive end to the Cold War.
  3. Who was President?  The U.S. Civil War.
  4. Who was President?  The Cuban Missile Crisis.
  5. Who was President?  Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor naval base leads to U.S. entry into World War II.
  6. Who was President?  The U.S., U.K., and others invade Iraq and depose Saddam Hussein.
  7. Who was President?  Legislation described as the “New Deal” is enacted to combat the effects of the Great Depression.
  8. Who was President?  The Louisiana Territory is purchased from France.
  9. Who was President?  California and the American Southwest are ceded by Mexico to the United States.
  10. Who was President?  The U.S. leads a coalition to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
  11. Who was President?  Communist forces from the northern portion of the Korean peninsula invade the non-Communist south, prompting a U.S.-led United Nations military intervention.
  12. Who was President?  The U.S. enters World War I with a declaration of war against Germany.
  13. Who was President?  Washington, D.C., is invaded by British troops and the White House is burned.
  14. Who was President?   Watergate break-in.
  15. Who was President?  September 11 terrorist attacks.
  16. Atomic weapons have been used by one warring nation against another on two occasions in history.  Name the President who ordered both bombings.
  17. Name the one President to resign prior to the end of his term.
  18. Name the first non-white President of the U.S.
  19. Four U.S. Presidents have been assassinated while in office.  Name all four.  (4 pts with partial credit possible)
  20. Name one of the four Presidential assassins. (1 pt, with extra credit possible up to 7 pts)
  21. Four U.S. Presidents have died of natural causes while in office.  Name two, including the most recent.  (3 pts, with partial and extra credit possible)
  22. Name the President who issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves held in states in revolt against the Union.
  23. Name the only man to win three Presidential elections.  (He won four.)
  24. Four sitting or former Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Name two of the four.  (2 pts, with partial and extra credit possible)
  25. Name the President who commanded the Continental Army during the American War for Independence.
  26. Name the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.
  27. The House of Representatives has impeached two U.S. Presidents.  Name one. (1 pt, extra credit possible)
  28. Name the first President to die in office.
  29. Name the first man elevated to the Presidency upon the death of a President.
  30. Who is the youngest man to be elected President?
  31. Who is the youngest man to serve as President?
  32. Who is the oldest man to be elected President?
  33. Who is the oldest man to serve as President?
  34. Two Presidents saw their sons become President.  Name the Presidential fathers and their Presidential sons.  (2 pts)
  35. Three surnames have been shared by more than one President, apart from those of the fathers and sons in Question 33.  Name two of those surnames. (2 pts, extra credit possible)
  36. Name the President who was also the principal author the Declaration of Independence.
  37. Name the President who delivered the speech which begins “Four score and seven years ago…”  What is that speech commonly called?  (1 pt for each part)
  38. Several men have held the rank of General (minimum one-star) in the U.S. armed forces or state militia equivalent.  Name three, including the earliest and the latest.  (5 pts, with partial credit possible.  No extra credit.)
  39. Name the only man to serve as President despite not having won election to either the Presidency or the Vice Presidency.
  40. Four presidential elections have resulted in the winner of the popular vote failing to win the majority of votes in the Electoral College and thus the Presidency.  Name one such “loser”.  (1 pt, with extra credit up to 7 pts possible)
  41. Name the President who served as General-in-Chief of the Union Army during the Civil War and accepted the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
  42. Name the President who served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe on D-Day.
  43. Name every President to hold office during your lifetime, and the political party to which he belonged.  (5 pts, no partial or extra credit)
  44. Name the major party candidates (winner and loser) in every election held on or after your 18th birthday.  (5 pts, no partial or extra credit)

Super Hidden Bonus Question!

#1 Butter Monster President – name him!  (3 pts)

All questions answered correctly would total 67 points, so a passing score is 47 points.  A perfect score with all possible extra credit is 88.

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