How Well Do You Know Our First Ladies?

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    FIRST LADIES’ QUIZ

    1. Had four children, none of whom was fathered by her husband.
    a. Martha Washington
    b. Edith Roosevelt
    c. Louisa Adams

    2. Taught herself to speak French and hung her wet laundry in the White House to dry.
    a. Abigail Adams
    b. Dolley Madison
    c. Elizabeth Monroe

    3. Sang duets with her husband for White House guests.
    a. Bess Truman
    b. Helen Taft
    c. Martha Jefferson

    4. Was the first President’s wife to be referred to as “First Lady”.
    a. Dolley Madison
    b. Abigail Adams
    c. Martha Washington

    5. Saved the Marquis deLafayette’s wife from the guillotine during French Revolution.
    a. Martha Jefferson
    b. Dolley Madison
    c. Elizabeth Monroe

    6. On a trip from Russia to join her husband in France, passed herself off as the sister of Napoleon to protect herself from French soldiers.
    a. Abigail Adams
    b. Martha Jefferson
    c. Louisa Adams

    7. Was branded an adulteress because she married her second husband before divorce from her first husband was final.
    a. Julia Tyler
    b. Rachel Jackson
    c. Eliza Johnson

    8. Was the only First Lady who never lived in the White House.
    a. Hannah VanBurean
    b. Jane Pierce
    c. Anna Harrison

    9. Instituted the playing of “Hail to the Chief” upon the President’s arrival at social functions.
    a. Frances Cleveland
    b. Julia Tyler
    c. Mary Todd Lincoln

    10. As her husband campaigned to be president, she prayed fervently every night that he would be defeated.
    a. Bess Truman
    b. Margaret Taylor
    c. Pat Nixon

    11. Met her husband when he was one of her students; was responsible for starting the White House library.
    a. Ida McKinley
    b. Abigail Fillmore
    c. Sarah Polk

    12. Having a deep hatred for politics, this future First Lady fainted when she learned her husband had become his party’s nominee for President.
    a. Bess Truman
    b. Jane Pierce
    c. Grace Collidge

    13. Was the youngest First Lady, had her wedding in the White House, and had a candy bar named after her first child.
    a. Frances Cleveland
    b. Caroline Harrison
    c. Florence Harding

    14. Served as the first president general of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
    a. Alice Roosevelt
    b. Caroline Harrison
    c. Ellen Arthur

    15. Found a pair of ladies’ panties in her husband’s bed that was not hers.
    a. Jacqueline Kennedy
    b. Hillary Clinton
    c. Eleanor Roosevelt

    16. Had a geology degree from Stanford U., spoke fluent Chinese, and was a national president of the Girl Scouts.
    a. Alice Roosevelt
    b. Lou Hoover
    c. Edith Roosevelt


    17. Kept a gun in the glove compartment of her car and once served hot dogs to the King and Queen of England.
    a. Lady Bird Johnson
    b. Bess Truman
    c. Eleanor Roosevelt

    18. Was a descendant of Pocahantas.
    a. Mamie Eisenhower
    b. Betty Ford
    c. Edith Wilson

    19. Was the longest lived of the First Ladies and was responsible for the renovation of the White House.
    a. Bess Truman
    b. Nancy Reagan
    c. Jacqueline Kennedy

    20. Liked to watch cockfighting, never missed an episode of “As the World Turns”, and was responsible for the “pink” craze of the 1950’s.
    a. Pat Nixon
    b. Lady Bird Johnson
    c. Mamie Eisenhower

    Source: Secret Lives of the First Ladies, Cormac O'Brien, July 2005
     
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