US Presidents answers

January 20, 2009 in Quizzes

presidentofussealHere are the answers to the questions I posed in the US Presidents post.

  1. In percentage terms, how many Electoral College votes did George Washington receive when elected  in 1789? A> 100%.  [He’s the only president to have been elected unanimously – twice.]
  2. The playing of which song accompanies the President at almost every public appearance? A> Hail to the Chief
  3. The 2nd President, John Adams, and the 6th President, John Quincy Adams, were related. How? A> Father and son
  4. Quincy is one of only two presidents to remain in politics after their term. The other not only served in the Senate but is also one of only two presidents who have been impeached and is the most recent president who represented a party other than the Democrats or Republicans.  Name him. A> Andrew Johnson [He represented the National Union party]
  5. After Abraham Lincoln, one other president was assassinated in the 19th Century.  Who? A> James Garfield
  6. Before John F. Kennedy, one other president was assassinated in the 20th Century.  Who? A> William McKinley
  7. Who entered professional politics for the first time, becoming Governor of New Jersey, just two years before being elected president? A> Woodrow Wilson
  8. How many times was Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president? A> Four times
  9. Who is the most recent president to have served for a time without a Vice-President? Gerald Ford [after he was promoted from Vice-President in the wake of Richard Nixon’s resignation]
  10. Barack Obama’s is the 44th Presidency but how many men have actually been President? 43 [Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms and is counted as both the 22nd and the 24th President]

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