Free presidential trivia questions and answers including questions about Presidents Richard M. Nixon, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, William J Howard Taft, and others.

Trivia Questions and Answers about presidential subjects and presidents.

What was the message on the one-word telegram Bob Hope sent to President Harry S. Truman after he stunned the odds makers and beat Thomas E. Dewey in 1948?
A: "Unpack."

How many times during his 12 years as president did Franklin Delano Roosevelt use the veto?
A:He used it 635 times (372 regular vetoes; 263 pocket vetoes).

Where did Herbert Hoover's 1932 campaign slogan "A chicken in every pot" originate?
A: With France's King Henry IV, who at his coronation said that he hoped "to make France so prosperous that every peasant will have a chicken in his pot on Sunday."

George Washington left America's shores only once. Where did he go?
A: To Barbados, in the West Indies, in 1751 with his ailing half-brother Lawrence. It was during his stay  there that he was stricken with smallpox.

What did Richard M. Nixon's father raise on his ranch in Yorba Linda, California, before moving his family to Whittier when the future president was nine?
A: Lemons.

What well-known American woman's maiden name was Elizabeth Anne Bloomer?
A: Former First Lady Betty Ford.

Who was the first president paid a salary of $100,000?
A: Harry S. Truman.

Who was president when electricity was installed in the White House?
 A: Benjamin Harrison. The year was 1889.

How much was architect James Horan awarded in 1792 for his winning design for the President's House--now known as the White House?
A: Horan was given $500 and a lot in Washington, D.C.

Who once addressed the Mayflower-minded members of the Daughters of the American Revolution as "my fellow immigrants"?
A: Eleanor Roosevelt.

How many tons of jelly beans did the White House buy during Ronald REagan's presidency?
A: 12 tons.

What unusual coincidence has been noted about he names of the secretaries who served Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy?
A: Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy (John); Kennedy's was named Lincoln (Evelyn).

Who said, "Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth--to see it like it is, and tell it like it is--to find the truth, to speak the truth, and live the truth"?
A: Richard M. Nixon, in accepting the Republican party's presidential nomination in 1968.

What is the only U.S. presidential landmark operated outside the country by the National Park Service?
A: Campobello, the summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in New Brunswick Province, Canada.

What four state capitals are named after American presidents?
A: Jackson, Mississippi; Jefferson City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Madison, Wisconsin.

What was the Secret Service's code name for Barbara Bush?
A: "Tranquility." President bush was known as "Timberwolf".

How many bathrooms are there in the White House?
A: 34.

Who was the president when running water was first installed in the White House.
A: Andrew Jackson.

In which White House room did President Monroe play cards, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt receive visitors, and President John F. Kennedy's casket lie in state?
A: The Green Room.

In 1973 what convicted felon was given a free half-hour of airtime on the three major television networks to declare his innocence?
A: Just-resigned vice president Spiro Agnew, who had pleaded nolo contendere--co contest--to charges of tax evasion on bribes paid to him.

Which American president turned over 40 years of government paychecks to charity?
A: Independently wealthy Herbert Hoover.

Who was the first president to throw out the first ball of the season at a baseball game?
A: William J Howard Taft, in 1910. The Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics in the one-hit shutout pitched by baseball great Walter Johnson