Presidential Trivia

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  1. Adam's Apple

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    1. George Washington never did which of the following with visitors?
    a) Shake hands with them
    b) Speak to them
    c) Dine with them

    2. A man of many talents, Thomas Jefferson was a master horticulturist, growing about 70 different species of vegetables in his garden at Monticello. Jefferson was among the first in the United States to grow which vegetable, thought by many at the time to be poisonous?
    a) Wolfbane
    b) Tomatoes
    c) Okra

    3. Who was the first president to have a telephone on his desk?
    a) Herbert Hoover
    b) Andrew Johnson
    c) William McKinley

    4. Some presidents have tried to conceal their health problems from the public. One president even underwent a secret operation aboard a yacht to remove a cancerous portion of his jaw. Who was it?
    a) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    b) Grover Cleveland
    c) John F. Kennedy

    5. True or false: Zachary Taylor voted for Martin Van Buren, his main opponent in the 1848 presidential election.
    a) True
    b) False

    6. What play was Lincoln watching when he was assassinated?
    a) Our American Cousin
    b) Uncle Tom's Cabin
    c) Hamlet

    7. For many years, beginning with George Washington, the presidential salary was $25,000. Who was the first president to receive a raise in salary?
    a) Franklin Pierce
    b) Ulysses S. Grant
    c) John Tyler

    8. Which president survived two assassination attempts--both by women?
    a) Bill Clinton
    b) Gerald Ford
    c) Chester Arthur

    9. Who was the first president to ride to his inauguration ceremony in an automobile?
    a) Warren G. Harding
    b) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    c) Richard Nixon

    10. Before he became president, George W. Bush was an owner and general manager for a professional sports team. Which team was it?
    a) Houston Oilers
    b) Texas Rangers
    c) Dallas Cowboys

    Answers: 1) a; 2) b; 3) a; 4) b; 5) b; 6) a; 7) b; 8) b; 9) a; 10) b
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