Happy President’s Day

There is a lot of excitement in the political world these days as we gear up for another presidential election year.  Parts of it I love, some things drive me crazy.  But I always look forward to some kind of a change…it is always good to shake things up a bit.
In the spirit of the day, I thought I would post the same quiz that I did last year.  I took it again and I got 4 right, my 11 year-old got 3, and my husband who has a BS in Political Science and a JD, got 5 right.  Interesting.  You can find the answers and explanations for the quiz here.

 A Presidents’ Day Quiz by Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post

Here are a dozen questions to test your presidential knowledge on this Presidents’ Day, with answers and explanations below.
1. How many presidents have served the United States?
a) 42
b) 44
c) 45
d) 49
2. Who was the oldest President?
a) George Herbert Walker Bush
b) John Adams
c) Harry Truman
d) Ronald Reagan
3) Who was the youngest President?
a) Theodore Roosevelt
b) George W. Bush
c) John F. Kennedy
d) Bill Clinton
4) What is the president’s annual salary?
a) $200,000
b) $250,000
c) $400,000
d) $500,000
5) What was the salary of the first president, George Washington?
a) $10,000
b) $18,000
c) $22,000
d) $25,000
6) What is the birth state of the most presidents?
a) Virginia
b) Massachusetts
c) New York
d) Illinois
7) How many presidents died in office (by assassination or natural causes)?
a) 4
b) 6
c) 8
d) 9
8) How many former presidents are still living?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
9) Who was the first President to live in the current White House?
a) George Washington
b) John Adams
c) Thomas Jefferson
d) James Madison
10) Which president had a pet cow named Pauline Wayne who lived on the White House lawn?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) William Taft
d) Theodore Roosevelt
11) Who was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms?
a) John Quincy Adams
b) Theodore Roosevelt
c) Grover Cleveland
d) Abraham Lincoln
12) Who was the first president born in a hospital?
a) George Washington
b) Jimmy Carter
d) John Quincy Adams
c) Theodore Roosevelt
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